Elegant styling of a pencil skirt

Elegant styling of a pencil skirtThis outfit is for Daniela (The Pretty Cute). Because she started following me for my ladylike dresses and the elegant styling of a pencil skirt. So no skinnies today but a (rather short) pencil skirt. View Post

Silk tunic blouse

Silk tunic blouse and brown boots Jan Jansen 2aThese photos were done by me in the garden (again) as I did not have a photographer available. The start of the outfit were the boots…. a steal at 20% of their original price at the end of the winter sale. Made by Jan Jansen. This Dutch shoe designer is famous all over the world. To me his shoes have a touch of magic, somewhat fairy-like. I combined these boots with cream trousers and a green silk tunic blouse to emphasize the boots. View Post

How not to dress…

Black and blue body with A line skirt 1This is a bit of a blooper post. A lesson in How not to dress when you are nearly 60. What was I thinking? This Wolford body is the “sister” of my black and white body. In the shop my husband and I had different opinions: he said: “buy the black and white one” and I argued that the blue and black one would make a change to my wardrobe. In the end he bought the black and white one for me and I paid for the blue/black. (I know…. decadent.) Needless to say he was right. Again.  View Post

Black and white spring jacket

This is going to be an elaborate article. Not so much for text, but for the many photos.

The jacket is about 3 years old and very up to date, being black and white. I saw my fellow blogger Trina wearing such a jacket in a fun way with polka dot tights. As copying is the best compliment you can give the creator ….. I went ahead and did just that. Unfortunately my copy was not as good at the original by Trina (Teatime with Trina).

So I decided to go back to my original combination with trousers. You will see the jacket with cream trousers and with white trousers. And with:

  • a long (double) black belt
  • a small black belt
  • a yellow belt
  • no belt 

After looking at the photos I decided that the double belt is not really good for this jacket. Especially not seen from the back. But I cannot decide between a small belt and no belt.
Obviously it does not matter what colour top you wear underneath it.

Below you see the back of the jacket, on the left with the double belt and on the right without one. 

                    

Below: my Trina “imitation”.

                    
Below: just for fun and variation, sitting in a chair: on the left with cream trousers, on the right with white trousers.
                    

Below: with red top and yellow belt (very daring for me).

Below: with a small black belt.

Below: no belt

They say you should kill your darlings. Meaning you should choose and limit the number of photos.
I am afraid I was not very successful at that this time.
Greetje