My somewhat unsuccessful dark red dark blue outfit.

Yes, when I received these boots, I actually had a very nice outfit in mind. The same as this one but different! I will tell you later. And now you will think: but if this is not a successful outfit than why showing it? Well, because I am not a stylist, not a fashion designer, not a model. I will have to do with the skills I’ve got. So when I show an outfit that isn’t quite what I had in mind, so be it. We can learn from our misstakes and from each other isn’t that so? So have I learned this past year to adorn myself with more accesories. Ad a colored belt, a necklace, a ring or some other colored pieces. And the same goes for colors and prints. I never really wore prints, now I still don’t wear them that often, but I wont get it out of the way. While I am writing this, Teun is very loud snorring. It’s a bit annoying! Ah, dear old cat! I also use a lot more color and it’s just a little more enjoyable. Of course I still love all black, nothing as stylish as that!

So why is this dark red dark blue outfit unsuccessful?

Well firstly I forgot to wear the scarf that I now photographed seperately. I knew beforehand that the scarf would fit perfectly with the dress. And when I had put on this outfit I thought, I miss something! I tried on several belts, but did not like that. The boots I had worn once for the size…for a minute. I did five steps when I had put on this outfit and…..the zipper broke! F.ck! Sorry, but I had so many nice outfits in mind with these boots and cardigan. Nevertheless we took the pictures, you can see it’s broken now you know it. And afterwards I threw them in the container! And ofcourse when I changed clothes later, I remembered the scarf. Well well well, what a succes. So forgive me for this not so succesful outfit, it’s also a part of life, but I hope you will in any case love the colors! What I was pointing is snow. Snow in the Netherlands! Later we got a lot more! (As you saw last week)Lol.dark red long cardigan in dark red dark blueme in dark red dark blue outfitpearl bracelet in dark red dark bluepearl necklace in dark red dark bluepearl earrings in dark red dark blueshort dress in dark red dark bluene from the back in dark red dark blueboots with block heel in dark red dark bluebroken boots in dark red dark blue

Dress: mine is old, simular here*

Cardigan: simular here*

Boots: you don’t want to know

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Most viewed from last week is: Kristina from The Kontemporary. Make sure you visit her lovely blog!dark red cardigan and dark blue dress

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  1. robjodiefilogomo
    February 3, 2017 / 1:18 am

    I had the zipper break on one of my shoes—I even googled it to try to fix it but I wasn’t successful. If the boots haven’t been picked up by the trash man yet, you might be able to repair it? Your zipper looks very sturdy?? And the boots are so pretty!!
    I think the outfit is quite nice, as is, Nancy!!

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:16 am

      Well thank you dear Jodie! The zipper couldn t be repaired, I got my money back but I rather had the boots!

  2. vanityandmeblog
    February 3, 2017 / 1:59 am

    Such a shame about those boots! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has days like these!
    The dress and the cardigan are gorgeous together. I would not have thought of pairing these colours and it looks great x

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:17 am

      Neither did I , but I saw those colors many times online and I thought, let s give it a try!

  3. February 3, 2017 / 4:37 am

    We can learn from our mistakes so you should never feel bad about making one. They’re merely steps in our journey. I like what you were trying to do here and I’m sure you’ll be more successful next time.

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:18 am

      Thank you very much!

  4. thekontemporarygmailcom
    February 3, 2017 / 7:56 am

    Thanks for featuring me, this is a great honor! You made my morning 🙂 ♡Kristina

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:18 am

      I am glad it made you happy!

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:15 am

      Yes, I thought they were fantastic! But just , I don t even think it was a minute, after a moment the zipper broke! Bummer!

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:19 am

      Yes, it was a shame!

  5. February 3, 2017 / 9:33 am

    I love the dress! I love color and design. I like the pucker on the chest and the strip on the waist, which next to the shape of pencil skirt, stand out your precious figure. The outfit with nice cardigan and beautiful boots is lovely. Great jewelry. A great proposal.

    • February 3, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Thank you Josep 🙂 I hadn’t worn this dress that often and when I did I was surprised by the great fit of it!

    • February 3, 2017 / 11:16 am

      Thank you very much El.

  6. February 3, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Mooie outfit! Love the boots!

    • February 3, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Ja ik ook. Maar helaas!

  7. February 3, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I admire your attitude – we all have outfits that don’t work out the way we planned! Such a shame about the boots but the outfit looks great – I love the pearl accessories!


    • February 3, 2017 / 11:17 am

      Yes do you? That’s very nice to hear!

  8. shelbeeontheedge1
    February 3, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Those boots are super cute, too. What a bummer that they couldn’t be fixed. But all I could think was “Those aren’t sitting boots. Those are garbage boots!” Ha. Anyway, these colors look amazing on you! Other than your broken boots, I think this outfit is actually quite successful! I love the pearls with the red and blue, too. So classic. I think you look fabulous, Nancy!


    • February 3, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Thank you so much Shelbee! No, those weren t sitting boots at all! Haha, that s what you het from Mocking with sitting boots Shelbee!

  9. stinedurfdl
    February 3, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    What a tragedy that the zipper broke…such gorgeous boots. I often realize after the fact that I left extras out of the photos. #bloggerproblems…lol!

    • February 3, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Haha, yeah do you? And I thought before, I need something else and could not remember what! It would have been lovely with the dress.

  10. February 3, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    Oh no, darn it all, so sad when zippers break on cute items…those are some beautiful boots! Even more beautiful is YOU! Just love a long cardigan with a dress!

    • February 3, 2017 / 1:44 pm

      Haha, Thank you Andrea!

    • February 3, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Ik ben nooit zo gek op rood moet ik heel eerlijk zeggen. Voel je je al iets beter?

      • February 3, 2017 / 1:47 pm

        Het moet echt je kleur zijn. Lief van je. Ja het gaat weer goed. Dank je wel!!!

    • February 3, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      Hahaha, hadn t even thought of that!!!

  11. February 3, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    That dress is so flattering and a perfect fit. Love the boots! Thanks for hosting!

    • February 3, 2017 / 1:45 pm

      My pleasure dear!

  12. February 3, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Well, I don’t look at the outfit and think it’s not a success! I think the colors work very nicely together. And I love your jewelry! Too bad the zipper on the cool boots broke.

    Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful weekend!

    • February 3, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Thank you Andrea! I think it’s because I knew that the boots were trashed and I forgot about the scarf. Happy weekend!

  13. February 3, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    I love the long red cardigan with that blue dress!

    • February 3, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you!

  14. February 3, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Nancy, this is such a flattering dress on you! love the fit and color. I need to add more blue to my wardrobe. I love the rich bright colors together, we need it in these dull winter months! Sorry about your boots!! Its dissapointing when you like something, but you have an awesome attitude! I have forgotten accessories and things too, and after I have done the shoot.
    Have a great weekend sweetie!
    jess xx

    • February 3, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Oh thank you dear Jess! These are very dull times. It’s getting colder here again , I just want the sun! Ha ha, well you can’t always get what you want. Happy weekend!

  15. February 3, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Hi Nancy: I think your blue and red looks beautiful together! Love the neckline of your dress, so pretty. And the length of the sweater is perfect with your dress. I’m sorry that your boot zipper broke. That is discouraging, I know. Have a wonderful weekend!


    • February 3, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you, the dress is very nice isn’t it. I have it quit a while and never wore it much.

    • February 3, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you!

  16. February 3, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Nancy, even thought that in your opinion this look went south, you still look amazing THO!. Also do not toss those booties away as they are super cute. I think you can bring them back to life, just have them repaired. I love this color combo and the dress looks amazing on you, Also I am so glad that you didn’t include the scarf because I think that those pearls workout just fine.

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less!

    • February 3, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you, that is very lovely of you!

  17. February 3, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    It’s always a bummer when outfits don’t turn out as planned. This happens to be more often than I would like! Sorry about your boot breaking too. However, I am loving the blue and red together!

  18. thestylesplash
    February 3, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Oh what a shame the zipper on your boot broke! Hopefully you’ll be able to find some similar ones. The dark red cardigan and blue dress look very nice together, the colours are very flattering on you. Hope you have a good weekend 🙂

    Emma xxx

    • February 3, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you Emma! Enjoy your weekend!

    • February 3, 2017 / 7:19 pm

      Ha ha ha ha, I’m sorry!!!

    • February 3, 2017 / 7:20 pm

      Yes I thought so too!

  19. February 3, 2017 / 6:01 pm

    Love these colors together, and I think the pearl jewelry is the perfect finishing touch. Too bad about the boots! I often have outfits on my blog that don’t quite work out. I enjoy getting feedback from everyone. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • February 3, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Yes I love that too, you learn a lot from each other!

  20. jennie1969
    February 3, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    Nancy, you seriously make me laugh! Goodness, that is too bad about the boots – they are such a great color and style. I really like your long, deep red cardigan and I like it with your blue dress. I can see how the scarf would have been a nice additional touch, but this is still a good look.

    • February 3, 2017 / 7:21 pm

      Ha ha, I’m so glad you think so! Thank you Jennie!

  21. February 3, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I am telling you, these past few seasons have proved that red, white, and blue can be such a refreshing, versatile color palette! I like that you featured deep reds and blues, making the pearl necklace pop!

    <3 Liz

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:12 pm

      Thank you! And red and pink! 🙂

  22. Janea
    February 3, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I love your honesty, Nancy! We’ve all been in this situation. Lol. Sorry you had to toss your boots; they were really cute!
    xo, janea

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Yes I thought so too. But likely I own two pair of boots, so I could wear the other pair and didn’t have to go barefoot!!!!!!lol

    • February 3, 2017 / 9:14 pm

      Jawel hè. Dank je

    • February 3, 2017 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you!

    • February 5, 2017 / 11:09 am

      No they can’t be fixed! Ha ha. Oh well, it’s not the end of the world.

  23. ttd09
    February 5, 2017 / 3:56 am

    I think you pulled it off rather well! Sometimes it’s not what you wear, but how you wear it 😉

    Lydia | chicandmodish.com

    • February 5, 2017 / 11:09 am

      Ha ha ha, that’s great! Thank you 🙂 🙂

  24. February 5, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Sorry about the boots but the rest of the outfit is very nice! Love the colour combo and you look so happy! Hope your Sunday is going well!
    Xo Yvonne

    • February 5, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you Yvonne! I had a lovely day today. Hope yours was just as nice!

  25. February 5, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Gingen die laarsjes nou gelijk stuk? Dat is balen zeg. Ze zijn schetig.

    • February 5, 2017 / 5:58 pm

      Ja, ik had ze echt nog geen minuut aan en toen scheurde de rits al kapot. Ja echt jammer, maar goed, er zijn ergere dingen! Ha ha.

    • February 6, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Thank you , that is nice of you!

  26. February 6, 2017 / 1:34 am

    Oh no! Zippers breaking suck! And you are so right … as bloggers we are people. People are not perfect. Still, you look fabulous in this look! Also, I’m totally love the re-design of your site! It looks great!


    • February 6, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you! I am so surprised that people noticed the new design!

  27. February 6, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    great outfit! very nice mix of blue and burgundy! so chic! I also like the pearls here – make the look more fancy and elegant!

    Inside and Outside Blog

    • February 6, 2017 / 7:03 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      Haha, that is funny Tina! Thank you very much! Back from London?

  28. February 6, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Sorry about your boots Nancy, thats the worst when that happens. I’m a shoe lover myself, so I would be so annoyed too. lol This whole look totally rocks, I love the mix of colours and the booties were the perfect choice.

    xo, jackie

    • February 6, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you, yes I thought they were great too!

  29. February 6, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I had to call my mother first. But here I am at your blog post. Now where is the scarf photograph? You said you photographed it separately.
    Anyway I don’t miss the acarf. It could have made another outfit but these pearls work brilliantly. Love the red and blue and the styles. What a shame about the boots. I think I would have taken them to the cobbler. I bet he could have repaired them.

    • February 6, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Haha, I now noticed that the scarf picture isn t included! You are the first one to mention it! Yes, he could repair it but it was to expensive and I got my money back. Thank you Greetje!

  30. February 7, 2017 / 6:38 am

    Sorry to hear of your wardrobe malfunction and it’s so sad because they looked like very nice boots. Your whole outfit was lovely. thank you for the link up and for sharing your post on my link up as well.


    • February 7, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thank you Rena!

  31. Elle
    February 7, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I love this one you! I love the pearls, and think it is as good an accent as a scarf, especially as there is such wonderful colors here.
    Sorry about the boots!
    You have such a good vibe and a beautiful presence, I always love what you wear.
    xx, Elle

    • February 7, 2017 / 8:38 pm

      You couldn t give me a bigger compliment then that! I feel honored hearing that from you! Thank you very much Elle!

  32. February 9, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    I love the color combo of this outfit and such a bummer about the boots. They are super cute. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • February 9, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Yes it was a bummer! Thank you 🙂

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