HOW TO WEAR LEATHER LEGGINGS IN FALL & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Leather leggings weather!

Yes, at last I can wear my leather legging again! Faux leather legging is what I actually mean. In the summer it is way to hot to wear these, but now that it is colder I can finally take them out of the closet. This legging is so very nice to wear, the waist is pretty high so you don’t have to pull it up all the time. And it is a very stretchy one, and very stylish….at least I think so. Leather leggings are so versatile. You can wear them with a long cool sweater, with a tunic and you can even wear a dress on it. It has something ,,edgyness,, yet it is also a very feminine item. That is to say, when you wear it with heels. I never actually wear the leather leggings with flat boots. I’m not a biker. Gerben is! ( he does wear his leather,,legging”(read pants of course)with flat boots). But that’s a totally different look!

You have seen this before!

The very very observant reader might think: where did I see that striped thing before? Right! Here! But the tee was a bit to short, and as a 50+ woman walking around with a naked belly is to much Little Britain for me. So I cut the sleeves et voila! I wear blue earrings and my blue sandals, which really were my favorite last season. My dragonfly broche has a little bit blue in it and I showed my blue leather blazer before here.leather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggings

Leather legging: here

White long blouse: simular here

Sandals: here

Blazer: Bazaar Beverwijk

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My favorite of last week is: Sonja of YustSoMeLeather leggings in Fall

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: SPECIAL OCCASION DRESSES BY JJ’S HOUSE

Special occasion dresses

Every now and then you have a party you’re supposed to appear in a more formal style of clothing.  These are often then dresses you will only wear once, perhaps twice. For those occasions I will introduce JJ’s House to you today. A site with beautiful special occasion dresses for a nice price. I show you my wishlist!

My favorite special occasion dresses

1.A-line evening dress

2.Coctail dress

3.Chiffon evening dress

They come in all colors you could imagine. I like the more modest colors.

But they also have fantastic casual dresses

1.Print midi dress

2.Knitted dress

3.Knee lenght dress

 

What do you think of these elegant dresses? Are you wearing often more formal dresses?

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Have  a great day!

PINESTRIPED BOW BLOUSE WITH PUFF SLEEVES

Bow blouse on a pencil skirt

I love bow blouses, I have several see here and here. Today I show you my new pinestriped one. I already tried the print on print outfit here, today I wear lines on lines! Vertical and horizontal! You almost think I am crazy….. These kind of bow blouses are very trendy at the moment. The pinestriped ones with puff sleeves. I know I will proberbly like this one only this season. It’s a real fast fashion item to me. I know I am pushing a lot of fashion bloggers now. Because lot of you are really into thrifting and thinking of the environment. And believe me, I do too. I deal with my waste and environment very consiously. But fast fashion exist and I am part of that. So when I see a very trendy item, that I know I will like for only a few times, one season, I order it on a cheap site. I am not going for an expensive and good quality item then. And when I don’t like it anymore, it goes into the clothing container. This is such an item.

Very cheap bow blouse

Sometimes those cheap items can really surprise you. Like this bow blouse. It’s a very thin cotton, which is great for warmer days( and women in menopause!). And the fit is very good. I wanted to wear the blouse on a tight skirt and thought that it would look good on a striped skirt. I want to wear it also on my boyfriend jeans with heels! To give the outfit a smooth sporty look, I wear sneakers. Stylish but also a bit less serious! I wear simple black earrings and bracelets to remain in the same lines as the skirt. What do you think about my new garden chairs? I bought two of these retro chairs! Just love them.

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Bow blouse:  here

Shoes: simular here

Skirt: older one, but you can find inspiration here

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Don’t forget to send us your photo’s of Bad Buy skirts. I am going to the UK in a few weeks so I need them a bit earlier!

 

BLUE EARRINGS ADDED TO MY 37 PAIR! & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Blue earrings and a blue ring boho style

When I was thinking of a title for this post, I had to make a guess how many earrings I actually had. Btw, I only had one pair of blue earrings! (to make sure you understand that I needed blue earrings!)The next day I took the picture of all the earrings and I counted them.( I am so terribly honest that I can’t bare it to put a wrong amount here) And there were exactly 37 pairs of earrings! How coincidental! But good, that aside. With so many earrings you can say that I love earrings!

Me and my love for earrings

I can remember that I was six years old when I got my first earrings. That happened at the jeweler with a needle and a cork( yes, I am that old). After my ears were pierced I chose pendants with ladybugs and I got a bag of candy. In my puberty I expanded my pierced ears by five, at each side. I wanted to have my hole earache(?) full, but the fifth one gave so much pain that I left it at five. I wore hoops in all, in a different size from big to small. You can find here some very nice examples of wearing many earrings in each ear. I wore this till a few years ago. But at one point I found it to be a bit ordinary and that so many earrings didn’t fit me anymore. Now I wear earrings in two holes. In the top a small stone and in the lower small golden rings or larger earrings, depending on my outfit.

Blue boho earrings and boho ring

Well and how can you surprise this earring fanatic more then let her choose a pair! Fantastic. I choose these boho style statement earrings because I only have one blue pair!( oh oh what a shame!). And I choose this statement ring too! If you are a fan of statement earrings too, you really have to check the Happiness Boutique site. Not because I got a gift from them, but they really have stunning earrings.

And now you get 10% discount for orders over €19! Insert nancysfashionstyle at the checkout! Valid from August 4th until September 4th.

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My favorite of last week is: Anna of Looking Fabulous @ Fiftyblue earrings

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25TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY OUTFIT & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

My 25th anniversary party outfit

If you’ve read the post of Tuesday, you’ve already seen what my outfit was on our 25th anniversary party. Today I put that outfit in the spotlights. I actually wanted a dress for the party. I had, as you have also seen here and here, bought different dresses. But on the night of the fashionshow I saw this skirt and I found it suitable for our party. Firstly because when wearing a dress, I can’t hide the oxygen tube unless I wear a cardigan. And with seperate pieces I can let the tube out under the tee. And I didn’t want my outfit to be formal. I wanted it to be stylish but casual. The skirt is very elegant but with that funny tee I made the look more relaxed. And I wanted red espadrilles. These are perfect because they don’t have such high heels, so I could easily stand and walk all day and night. So I felt very comfortable in my 25th anniversary party outfit!

Why is a cat lover wearing a dog tee?

Because I knew I wanted red espadrilles with the skirt, I immediatly found this tee perfect for the skirt. Because of the red bow! I love when a color comes back in a outfit. But I have nothing with dogs. Yes, I do like them, like I like all animals. But I love cats! So the other tee is perfect for the skirt too! Isn’t it a funny one! Btw, the pictures are taken at the estate where we had our party….that is not our house! Lol.25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit25th anniversary party outfit

Skirt: almost sold out, but they have more striped skirts here 

Tee with dog: here

Cardigan: here*

Espadrilles: here

Tee with cats: Romwe fashion c/o

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My favorite of last week is: Jenna of Rain on a Tin Roof25th anniversary party outfit

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SHOE TRENDS: UPCOMING SPRING ESSENTIALS

Shoe Trends: Upcoming Spring Essentials

Today I have Claire again as guest writer!

Remember that “Sex and the City” episode when Carrie was mugged? That was the episode where the probably the most iconic sentence was shouted: “Please sir, you can take my Fendi baguette, you can take my ring and watch, but you can’t take my Manolo Blahniks!” There is something about shoes that make us women feel super powerful, especially if our feet are “dressed” in the trendiest pair. To help you and your feet feel happy, here is a list of shoe trends for spring 2017.

Sock boots

Balenciaga went crazy with these on latest fashion shows. We have seen Rihanna rock their leather-velvet navy blues, and we admired those lime green ones as well as those square antelope leather ones. Besides Balenciaga, brands like Valentino and Celine also embraced this vibe. Not only do these cool boots look incredibly futuristic, they are also made of top-quality materials, since they have to be skintight. Not to mention that they are also comfortable as hell! You can find them in a wide range of styles and, while wearing them, you will feel like you have 2 layers of skin on your legs – which believe it or not, feels great!shoe trends

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Wear them with:

You can copy Rihanna’s style and rock them with a striped button-down shirt and a mini denim skirt. They also go great with baggy jeans and oversized tops or crop tops – basically, they go with almost anything.

Flatforms

The trend that we thought will never see the sunlight again managed to come back once more. Platform sneakers or flatforms are among us, probably to remind us of the fashion of the ‘80s. People either hate them or adore them. Brands like Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci etc. really embraced these, and you can now find them in literally any color and pattern. Silver or black ones with white stars are probably the most popular choice.SHOE TRENDS

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Wear them with:

If you decide to buy these, go all the way and combine them with eighties-like garments such as leggings and one-shoulder T-shirts. You go girl!

Glittery slip-on shoes

It is simple – many of us just don’t enjoy heels. That’s why slip-on shoes or ballet pumps will always be here for us. They are a great option when you want to be trendy, but want to avoid heels. Not to mention that they also got a glittery update now, so you will definitely stand out.shoe trends

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Wear them with:

Since they are so girly-like, they will go great with those cute day dresses every woman must have. Also, you are free to wear them with your blouse, jacket and skinny jeans if you love that cute, college-girl vibe.

Kitten heels

Kitten heels were never this popular and cool. Kitten heels are basically shoes with super short and slender heels (from 1.5 inches to 1.75 inches), which became popular thanks to Audrey Hepburn. Even though many girls think of them as “granny heels”, check out what famous designers had done to them, like Celine – with their straps and ties, Dior – with their logoed version, and Miu Miu with their transparent flower details.shoe trends

Wear them with:

Since they are super elegant, they go great with business attire, but since it is the year 2017, who can forbid you to rock them with your boyfriend jeans and a bold tank top?

Athletic inspired boots

From all of those athleisure combinations, this is something that just had to happen, even though we didn’t expect it. Dior and Versace decided to launch boxer-like boots that, surprisingly, look incredibly cool and versatile. Versace and Maison Martin Margiela also followed this vibe, and as far as we can see, they are going to stay among us for a while.shoe trends

Wear them with:

Again, since it is the year 2017, your options are limitless, but try sticking to minimalistic and monochrome outfits since these boots are already over the top.

That would be it. What do you think about these trends? Let us know in the comments.

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Claire Hastings is a designer and a style writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat. You can follow Claire on  Facebook and Twitter