Hurray, I found something I could wear and doesn’t hurt or show my bloated tummy. It is a wool skirt by Wolford which I found somewhere in a second-hand shop a while ago. Very good quality of course. The black and white blazer you have seen before, worn with green trousers. The skirt I wore for warmth underneath my pleated summer skirt. It appeared on the blog for the first time with a green/white/black polka dot jumper, an outfit I still really like but I gave away the top (why??).
Black and white outfits are all the rage this season so, although it is all old stuff, I created something fashionable with it. To add some colour and modernity to the outfit I chose my burgundy boots and my bright pink earrings by Lara Design. Marcella of Lara Design changed the button on my earlobe by my request from white to golden.
Below: Marijke (one of the BVA girls) visited me this week and I pushed the camera in her hands and said: “You have to photograph this outfit as my photo stock is running out”. Marijke is very easy going so she laughed and complied.
Below: As background we chose the neighbourhood which I found on one of my walks.
Below: I had asked Marijke to be my “stand-in” and she decided to pull a serious model face and emphasize her trainers.
Below: That seriousness didn’t last very long. It is a blurry but fun photo and it conveys her joyful character.
Below: It was windy again so I tried my best to keep my hair in shape (failed miserably).
Below: Trying to get my hair back the way I want it. I always carry a comb with me. Marijke asked me whether I minded my knees being visible between the skirt and the boots. My answer was: “Not at all.” I was wearing black hold-ups (thigh highs) but they could have been more opaque. The fact that the boots are pretty wide at the top is new in fashion and I don’t mind that either.
Below: A little bit further down the road, we spotted a blossom tree.
Below: Oh yes, that makes a really pretty background, especially with the pink earrings. It is all in the details.
Below: Close-up of the earrings.
So nice when my friends are helping me with an impromptu photo shoot.
What happened in my life this week
Saturday was a glorious day with sunshine. Ron and I went into town for coffee on a terrace. Unfortunately my selfie was so bad that I had to cut Ron out of the photo.
Below: I was wearing my olive coloured trousers and French Kande jewellery. My friend Susan of ‘Une femme d’un certain âge‘ wears a lot of their jewellery and I like it too. She arranged for me to buy the necklaces in a sale (rare for this brand) and gave me the bracelet as a present. (Link to a post for details of the necklaces.)
The trousers were the only pair that felt all right with my tummy. That is, for a while. I took them off when I got back.
Sunday we had a nice spontaneous chat with neighbours in a new neighbourhood restaurant.
Tuesday Marijke came and we chatted before we took the photos for this blog post.
Below: Wednesday Marja visited me. Of course we had a lovely time together.
Observe the two embroidered black stripes coming out of her breast pocket.
Below: The back of her shirt jacket with more embroidery. What a stellar garment.
Below: I wore the same wool skirt that day. This time with cream boots and a blue jumper carefully hiding my belly. You have seen the jumper before with blue trousers and with cream trousers.
Wearing black opaque hold-ups here, which I think looks better. The skirt looks blue in this photo, like the jumper, but is black. I have no problem (anymore) wearing black and blue together.
Below: Close-up of the Angela Caputi necklace I am wearing in above photo. Black and white with two very small yellow beads in between. The black beads are faceted.
(Link to a 2018 post with this necklace with a white shirt in a summer outfit.)
Below: And these are my new Lara Design earrings which I am wearing with the above necklace. I think they are a good match.
Friday was a great day too. Lia and Harry came and the four of us had coffee and lunch at the neighbourhood restaurant.
Below: They arrived with a bunch of flowers. Luckily, the flowers in that spot had just wilted.
Below: Lia in front of their custom-made camper.
Harry is a mechanic and has a creative soul. He single-handedly built this camper. I had totally forgotten to take a photo while they were here, so Harry took one of Lia on the camping site where they were spending the night.
Below: The same photo but now you can also see their view. Typical Dutch landscape.
So much for this week. Next week it should be warmer and without rain. Fingers crossed.
Love it Greetje!!!! Those boots are divine too hun!!!!
Thank you Paula. Although a bit more classic than I dress these days, I still like it.
I love wearing black and white too, and usually like to add a hint of colour somewhere like red or pink handbag or earrings so I love that you wore pink earrings! Fabulous!
Big hugs xx
I think I always add colour near my face when I wear black and/or white as both colours aren’t flattering near my face.
The pink jewelry really catches the eye. Good outfit. Glad to see you on your blog. Very pretty.
I always use a vibrant colour near my face when I am wearing black and/or white. I need colour to look good. Well…as good as possible LOL.
I am behind on reading posts too so was very sorry to hear of your health issues but I’m so delighted that you are making a good recovery and also to read of your recent positive test results. And it’s lovely to see your wonderful friends ( and of course Ron) staying close when you need them. Take good care of yourself and wishing you all the best.
Thank you very much for your good wishes. I am doing very well at the moment, but it is probably going to take longer than I anticipated. And I have no patience. But I am smart, so I won’t overdo it. That would only prolong the process.
So sorry you are still uncomfortable. I hope your recovery is ended very soon.
I loved your black and white. Very nice! I prefer the shorter jackets for what I do. A tailored jacket is uncomfortable in the shoulders for me.
Your white top and dark trousers looked fantastic with those necklaces! All of the necklaces are quite wonderful design statements!
I am in love with that black and white necklace!
The camping area is in such a pretty green area.
Please tell your mom hello!
Marja’s embroidered jacket is stunning!
I am afraid my recovery is going to take another month or two. Bummer. I can already do a lot, but I am not there yet, not by a long shot.
This jacket is very light-weight and supple. No restrictions in the shoulders.
Angela Caputi necklaces are the best.
And Marja’s jacket is indeed ever so good.
I love black and white outfits, and the purple/wine and pink go so well with it. The trouser outfit is also fun. Love both of those fun necklaces. Glad to hear you are doing better!
I am doing better, but I am nowhere near my old self. It is going to take longer than 6 weeks to get there. Perhaps even 3 months. Bummer.
Not nice for an impatient person.
The outfit is rather classic (which isn’t me anymore) but I tried to make it more modern with the boots and the earrings.
My options are limited at the moment.
I do love Marja’s jacket — so different!
I have some coloured (as in not black!) ankle boots that I am fond of but love the various tall ones you wore this week. Of course, I seem to wear mostly pants, but you’ve inspired me to look for some tall boots in a colour such as dark blue or burgundy that would go with my dresses. I’d love white ones too but they are not practical in our climate. Anyways, thanks for the inspiration!
I agree, Marja’s jacket is ever so good.
Cream boots are not that practical in my climate either. A lot of rain. But I just don’t wear them when it rains or when we walk the dog.
I would love some orange or bright pink tall boots too. They would go with so much more than you think.
What a lovely outfit. Each piece fits beautifully with all the others, yet maintains its own personality. The 3rd picture down is my favorite as the slight movement of your hair and the lifting of your right foot gives it a wonderful energy. Boots are sexy. The pink earrings are marvelously enhanced by the same color flowers behind you. All in all, a most delightful post. How fun.
I wasn’t expecting this much praise. My husband thought it was a bad post. I know why. There wasn’t enough colour in it and there was nothing going on as in story telling. But I am limited while I get my strength back, so I ignored his opinion.
Love the black and white (and hint of pink : ) You are an inspiration!!
And I was inspired by other bloggers who showed me the fashion of the grand designers this season. A lot of black and white.
I love your blog and your attitudes about fashion. I enjoy your post every week. Wishing you the best of health.
That are the kind of things a blogger likes to hear. That is what makes it worth while. So thank you.
What beautiful outfits! You’re a real inspiration for shopping though my closet to find new ways to use classic pieces. I really enjoy your blog, especially your honest and positive outlook.
That is so good to hear. Thank you. Shopping my closet is new to me. But from the point of sustainability and the decrease of my income now that I am retired, I have to. And restrictions seem to help as I am not doing too poorly haha.
Love the black and white outfit on you. I’m glad you found something that is comfortable on your stomach. I love the olive pants and cream top on you. You look so cute in both outfits! Take care of yourself!
Thanks Sue. It really is a hassle trying to find something that is comfortable, looks good and hides my tummy…Pff. But I am sure it will get better in time.
Glad you had a good week. It sounds like your recovery is moving along well. I love your black and white outfit and the pink earrings. I’m not sure how I feel about the burgundy boots. I probably would have gone with black, but you are much more creative in your fashion than I am!
I wanted to avoid black boots or shoes because I wanted to bring in some colour and something unexpected.
Mind you, if I had had boots in orange or bright green, I would have used them.
The black and white outfit is a good one, timeless but not generic. The pink earrings are fantastic with it.
I’m so glad to see you’re still enjoying the French Kande jewelry!
I thought it was rather hard to make this outfit more modern as the skirt and blazer are so classic. Glad you approve.
And yes the French Kande jewellery are still giving me great pleasure.
Greetje – I am way way behind in reading posts. All I will say is that I would also opt for your approach, and not share everything until AFTER surgery. I couldn’t handle the responses however kindly meant. Your posts continue to inspire, inform and amuse. I won’t comment on each of your superb outfits, except to say I’m a little bit in love with your combat boots. You are looking fantastic and your friends and the locations you feature are so good to read about. Thank you!!
Thanks Erika, what a lot of compliments. I am really pleased.
The combat boots were something I thought I would never buy. So heavy, so gross. But after a while you get used to seeing them and I thought they made outfits look modern. And they are sooo comfortable.