STYLED BY……….MARLOES!

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? The series is published every first Tuesday of the month.

Do you also have a story to tell, and do you also have beautiful pictures of your style evolution? I, and many of my readers, want to read your story! I would love it if you can join the fun too! You can find all the info in the Styled by…..page or contact me via email.

Let’s quickly see who has a great story this month!

This month tells Marloes about her style!

Styled by…..Marloes!

Ever since I can remember I’ve enjoyed chosing my own outfits. Even for my first communion I picked a different outfit from the one my parents chose, I was the only girl wearing a jeans skirt and a bright yellow sweater. I never minded what everyone else was wearing and always chose my own path.Styled by.........Marloes
In high school I changed styles as quickly as changing my underwear: every day I would wear a different style. The only requirement I had for my clothes was that they were unique, or at least the combination was unique. After a while I identified as an “alternative”, only dressing in oversized jeans and black tops. However, when I went to college I decided it was time for a new me, so I reinvented my style and decided to only wear dresses and high heels. I know right!Styled by.........Marloes

Now after having two kids and starting my “grown-up” life I think I finally found my true style. I think my style is best described as Scandinavian Chic, I love simple and elegant pieces that can be easily combined amongst each other. I like – no love!- stripes in any form or colour and anything femine with a bit of an edge (yes, I still have a bit of that little girl inside of me 😉 ).Styled by..........Marloes
Where my younger self wanted to have as many clothes and shoes as possible, I now see the value of investment pieces. I rather have clothes that will last and flatter my figure, that are going to be true favourites, than have a closet full of clothes that I kind of like but don’t absolutely love. Styled by......MarloesThis of course doesn’t mean I have an empty closet, as I still have a lot of my clothes that I bought earlier, but I am more picky in the new items I buy. I still like unique items, but I try not to buy something just because it’s trendy. When I buy something, it needs to feel like me. And something is me, when it’s comfortable, classy and a littly sassy!Styled by.........Marloes

Thank you very much Marloes! You are such a beautiful woman! You can read more about Marloes at her blog Mooier Leven.

Now don’t forget to write and submit your story as I can use some new entries!

Have a great week everyone!

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THE BAD BUY BOOK: TOPS

Welcome to July’s edition of The Bad Buy Book: Tops!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. We wanted to establish together something fun and new. We both talked about our,,Sitting Shoes,, and so we came up with the idea for The Bad Buy Book!

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,Sitting Shoes,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them! What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not share them with us?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

Every month on the 15 th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent us along with a few sentences about the bad buy. Photo submissions will be due by the 1st of each month so we have time to edit and compile all of the entries. At the end of each post we will let you know the theme for the next month’s post. Photos and the story of your ”Bad Buy” can be emailed to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

Let’s see who all bought a Bad Buy top!

First of all of course, is my lovely co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on The EdgeThe Bad Buy Book: topsI really liked this striped peplum top from Old Navy and didn’t buy it when I tried it on.  When I went back for it, they did not have my size so I bought one size smaller. And now it pulls across my chest, the sleeves feel too snug, and the peplum hits right at the widest part of my midsection.  It also gets all caught up in the back on the waistband of my pants.  I should have just ordered the correct size online!

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

 

The Bad Buy Book: tops

I guess I should be embarrassed that I have categories for everything you’ve talked about so far…ha ha!!( no Jodie, I love that you buy Bad Buys LOL!)

I’m including a photo of this blouse. I liked the blouse and it fit fine—until I washed it! Then it shrunk like no ones business!! Of course, I’m sure if I was more careful about how I wash my items, I might not have had this issue. But I’m one of those that everything needs to go in the washer and dryer or it just doesn’t work in my life!!!

Too bad, because the whole outfit looks amazing!

Your host! I could add so many bad buy tops. It’s awfull!The Bad Buy Book: tops

I don’t know exactly why I don’t like this top. I think it’s the neckline and the color.

Me again! (that should tell me something!)

The Bad Buy Book: topsAnd this one I only wore once to show here. Again it’s the color, now that I am showing it to you I understand I never must by a top in off white! How helpfull is The Bad Buy Book!

That’s it for now! Although several ladies said they had a Bad Buy top, they did not submit anything. That’s a pitty, I hope you will join next month!

If there are themes that you would find easier, then we would love to hear that!

Next month theme is: .,,Sitting Shoes Sandals”!

So remove those nasty, ugly, uncomfortable sandals from the closet, put them on your feet for one last time and take a picture! We would love to see them before August 10th.

Have a great weekend everybody!

 

 

STYLED BY……….GAIL

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Gail about her style!

Styled by…..Gail!

My style has been influenced by two things: my weight, and current trends. Even though I’m over 50 and terrified of looking like “mutton dressed as lamb” I still try to follow fashion through the accessories I use, whether it’s the latest shoe or the latest length for trousers and skirts.

As far as my weight is concerned, I was overweight for most of my 30s and early 40s, and didn’t like buying clothes as a result. Now I can wear clothes I didn’t try before and I enjoy experimenting. Like most of us, I’ve learnt over the years what styles suit my shape.

A couple of years ago I was frustrated because I could hardly find anything in the shops that summer which suited me. I like fitted dresses, skirts and trousers and I need to define my waist. Anything shapeless or too “boxy” looks awful on me. I don’t like to wear Superga-type shoes with skirts either because I have the affliction “cankles.”

I started the blog in 2012 and this was the first image I used. Not a very inspiring start.Styled by....

To make sure I’m fairly “on trend” I read Grazia magazine every week and make note of some of the trends I can happily follow. It could be the “in” shade of nail polish, or wearing several brooches together.

I have some surprising fashion influences. I don’t regard the Duchess of Cambridge as a fashion icon (she dresses like an over-50 when she’s only in her early 30s) but we have very similar cool colouring, so when she wore head-to-toe burgundy, it prompted me to buy a few burgundy pieces including this Ted Baker top.Styled by.....

I like the gamine look, as sported by Audrey Hepburn, and I’m forever buying tops and dresses with Peter Pan collars. I spend many a happy hour looking up “Peter Pan collar” on ASOS and Etsy!

This jumper from Boden, bought in 2013, has a jewelled collar and it’s still going strong. I like things with a bit of a sparkle so it’s rocking two of my favourites, a Peter Pan shaped collar and beads.Styled by.....

I have a bit of an obsession with shoes and boots, particularly anything metallic! This winter I had silver and gold ankle boots and I wore them with everything. I don’t like wearing high heels now so I look for flat and mid-heeled shoes that look trendy. Here I am in my gold boots, and my gold mules for summer 2017.Styled by.....

I don’t have such a big thing for bags, although I have quite a big collection of pretty jewelled evening bags (I’m hoping they will come into fashion!). I usually buy one bag each season.Styled by......

My advice to older women is to enjoy fashion by choosing the trends they like and adapting them. Also, keep your hair and makeup modern. It’s too easy to hang on to the hairstyle we had in our 20s, and wear the same makeup, which makes us look dated.

When I’m shopping for clothes, always online (can’t bear going into shops), I try to ignore the little voice in my head that tells me “you can’t wear that”. I’ve recently been ignoring the voice and I tried a few different things: fishnet tights, a lacy top, a circular hooped maxi skirt. Some things were ordered and then never saw the light of day. But others were tried, and didn’t look too bad.

Except maybe this skirt!Styled by......

Gail’s blog, Is This Mutton? can be found here

Thank you very much Gail for your interesting style story. How good of you that you explored what you like and what the trends are. And that you dare to try! Super!

So come on lady’s, write a beautiful style story like Gail!

Hope to see al lot of Style Story’s!

 

STYLED BY……….ANDREA

Styled by……….

Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed?  What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Andrea about her style!

Styled by…..Andrea!

Since I started blogging about style, I’ve been asked several times to describe my style and the phrase that always pops in my head is “casual but put-together.” Styled byI live and work in a very casual place, and I think my style is best described as “classic casual.” While my style is casual, I’m attempting to be put-together and always add a few fun elements to keep my outfits from being boring. Accessories are at the forefront of my style. Many of the clothes in my closet are many years old, but new accessories add new life to old basics. Styled byI started my scarf collection thirty years ago, and many of my scarves are 15+ years old. I also love statement necklaces. Sadly, I can’t wear most earrings, as I’m allergic to almost all metals, so I always wear the same pair I know I can tolerate. But I actually think a statement scarf or a statement necklace, an interesting purse and fun shoes are enough to create an interesting outfit around basic pieces. Styled byOne of my signature looks is leggings and a tunic. I love how comfortable leggings are, and there are so many pretty and interesting tunics out there, which allow me to express myself. I also enjoy wearing dresses with leggings. Styled by.....By adding a few statement pieces to my basic wardrobe, such as a long floral dress, embroidered jeans and faux leather leggings, I keep my wardrobe from being too basic and boring. At least that’s what I hope! Styled byLooking back twenty years or so, I don’t think my style has changed all that much. It’ll be interesting to see how my style will evolve as I’m getting older and better!

 

Thanks for letting me share some thoughts about my style, Nancy!

Oh, it’s my pleasure dear Andrea! Andrea is one of the first bloggers who start following me and is always very supportive. I am grateful for that!

You can find out more about Andrea on her blog: Andrea’s Wellness Notes

 

THE BAD BUY BOOK

Welcome to The Bad Buy Book!

Hi, we are Shelbee from Shelbee On the Edge and Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style and this is the start of a new collaboration called The Bad Buy Book!  Together, we have initiated a monthly series where we share photos of our worst fashion purchases.  And we invite you, the readers, to submit photos of your worst purchases. What! we hear you think. Yes, your worst purchase! Why would we do that?

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,sitting boots,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them!  What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

Every month on the 15th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent to us along with their stories.  Photo submissions will be due by the 1st of each month so we have time to edit and compile all of the entries.  At the end of each post we will let you know the theme for the next month’s post. Photos and the story of your “Bad Buy” can be emailed to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl.  Please put “Bad Buy” in the subject line.

The theme for our first Bad Buy collection will be ”Sitting Shoes”!  You know those shoes that are absolutely adorable, complete stunners, to die for, the had to have them shoes.  The ones that were so perfect in the store but turned out to be the most uncomfortable, intolerable shoes ever.  Those are the shoes that Nancy and I like to call “Sitting Shoes.”  Please submit photos of your sitting shoes by March 1 to be featured in our next post.

To get the ball rolling, Shelbee and I share our ”Sitting Shoes”!

The Bad Buy Book

These open toe booties really caught my eye in the store with their adorable lace up detail and soft shade of taupe.  I walked a lap around the store and they fit perfectly.  So I bought them.  Only to discover that they are horrifically uncomfortable.  After about 15 minutes in them, the back was rubbing my ankle raw, the front was cutting open my big toe, the heel is much to high, and there is no support in the foot bed at all.  I could barely tolerate them long enough to take outfit photos and almost twisted my ankle about 5 different times walking on the soft grass.  These shoes are most definitely sitting shoes! But they sure are cute!GRAY SHIRT DRESS & LINKUP

I was so in love with these boots, I can be totally enchanted by a pair of shoes or boots.When they were delivered, I immediatly put them on. I thought, what a fabulous color, what a beautiful lenght, and they fitted perfectly. And then I walked…….it was horrible. I can’t walk normal on these. What a shame!

We are looking forward to seeing your Sitting Shoes and other Bad Buys!

Nancy in collaboration with Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge

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Today a sunny outfit with brown and yellow and it’s time for Fancy Friday linkup!

Read at the bottom of the post how you can join the party.

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These colors make it a sunny outfit and especially the yellow cardigan. I never wear yellow, the  only yellow which you have seen me in is the dash in this dress, but I found it perfectly matching the top and skirt. And since it was just cold and it began to rain again, I’ll needed a bit of imaginary sunshine! You see quite a lot of yellow at the moment, particular in accesories. The top has a mix of brown and gold tones with a splash of yellow. I wear a brown suède bracelet with gold colored studs with the sunny outfit. I doubted whether I would wear brown boots with this outfit but I chose this cream-colored ankle boots. With the brown boots you get a more wintry feel. And that is not the intention of this sunny outfit ! outfitpicture in sunny outfit brown leather skirt in sunny outfit gold/brown top in sunny outfit outfitpicture in sunny outfit yellow cardigan in sunny outfit me in sunny outfit

 

Skirt: similar here

Ankle boots: simular here

Cardigan: simular here

Top: simular here

And now it’s time for the start of the Fancy Friday linkup party. Every Friday you can show yourself and meet other bloggers. Even if you’re not a blogger you can join!

This is how it works:

  1. Follow your host on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  2. Link up your blog below.
  3. Share the love by visiting other blogs in the linkup party.
  4. Share a link to Nancy’s Fashion Style on your post or give a little shout out on social media.



I linked up with these great lady’s:

The Fashion Canvas, Pink Sole, Not Dead Yet Style, A Well Styled Life, The Red Closet Diary, Happiness at midlife, High Latitude Style, Jersey Girl Texan Heart,  Classy Yet Trendy, Posh Classy Mom, Style elixir, Tina’s Pink Friday, Elegance and Mommyhood, Style Nudge, Over50 Feeling 40, not Dressed as Lamb, Shopping My Closet and Sydney Fashion Hunter.