SPECIAL OCCASION DRESS CASUAL STYLE & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Wearing a special occasion dress casual style

Have you got a lot of special occasions? Events where you can wear a special occasion dress? Not me! So when I was approached by JJ’s House to write a post about their dresses I had to think about it. Because they sell wedding and special occasion dresses. I never wear a special occasion dress, and it doesn’t feel good to appear on my blog in something I would never wear in real life. What you see is what you get, with me! But…., yeah you saw that one coming, I checked their site and saw that they also had Fashion dresses. And I fell in love with this one immediatly, I showed you also on the wishlist. When I was still working, I worked in a women’s fashion store where we sold a lot of elegant dresses, we always showed how to wear a dress for a party and how to wear it in a casual way. That made a lot of women buy a dress, because otherwise they saw it as a one wear dress. I want to show you today this dress in an elegant and in a casual way!

*This is a sponsored post, but I only show what I like, words and opinions are my own!

Special occasion dress two ways

The first look is the special occasion look. I am wearing my favorite heels, the leopard print sandals. And a silk grey jacket. Perfect for a special event. Simple accesories and check the clutch! Fabulous!special occasion dressesspecial occasion dressesspecial occasion dresses

For the second look I changed the sandals in over the knee boots in dark brown and a denim jacket. A big brown bag and some statement accesories. This is how I love to wear this fantastic dress, I would also love to wear it with a long cardigan and sneakers(although I hardly wear sneakers, but you never know!)special occasion dressesspecial occasion dressesspecial occasion dressesspecial occasion dresses

I would like to emphasize what a fantasic company JJ’s House is. And this has nothing to do with the fact they gifted me the dress and the clutch. Firstly, they advised me to take a smaller size, they found that the size I ordered was to big. The dress came into a beautiful printed box in a protective bag. The size is perfect! The quality is amazing and I am so in love with that little bag! I would really advise you, especially if you need a dress for a special occasion, to check this site.

Fashion Dress: JJ’s House c/o

Clutch: JJ’s House c/o

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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!

 

STYLED BY……….REMKE

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 Remke about her style!

Styled by…..Remke!

When Nancy asked me whether I was willing to write a blogpost on her website for the column “Styled by…” I was a little reluctant to accept, because I wasn’t sure: did I already have a clothing style of my own? Wasn’t it just a year ago that one day I decided to put all my men’s clothes in bags and have these donated to charity? I had, of course, already some women’s clothing hanging in my closet, because in the Netherlands we have this saying: do not throw away your old shoes before you buy new ones. But to say that I immediately had a vision on what would be my clothing style? Not really. That style still had to be developed.

In the months that followed, I slowly extended my ladies wardrobe (and sometimes not that slow). That track was obviously accompanied by trial and error, in other words, with some bad buys. But by doing so I gradually discovered what I liked, what I didn’t like, what is me and what isn’t me, and what colors suit me and what colors definitely do not suit me.Styled by........

Because you know, sometimes something can look nice on the hanger, but that does not mean that it also looks nice on me. For instance I like dresses a lot, but the shape of my male body often throws spanner in the works: I’m tall, slender, angular, broad-shouldered for a woman and unfortunately I miss waist. My body shape is best described as straight and then dresses look like bags without a shape. I realize though that everybody criticizes her or his own figure. Nevertheless I was able to buy a couple of dresses, which I think look nice on me. Styled by.........Styled by.........

Styled by.........

I also love to wear skirts: pencil skirts, short skirts, midi-skirts, A-line skirts, etc. I guess that this has something to do with the fact that wearing skirts and dresses for a “man” is not really done 😉 and that now I am trying to regain the time I have lost in the past years.Styled by.........Styled by.........Styled by.........

To further refine my clothing style I looked a lot at what other women were wearing and how they were combining, both in color and in terms of pieces of clothing. I learned a lot from just observing. And gradually my own clothing style emerged, which I would describe as feminine, smooth and casual.Styled by........Styled by.........And occasionally as neatly dressed, if circumstances require that.Styled by......... I want to make sure though that I do not dress like a teenager: I don’t want to get nominated for the tv program “Hotter than my daughter”. By the way, I have a 19 year old daughter, so I do have a good reference point. On the other hand, I will not hesitate to buy something I really like to wear and I think it is compatible to who I am and who I stand for. As an example, I got myself a very nice summery, short nail vest; you can see a little part of my belly, that’s true. There were people telling me that I am too old for something like that. Obviously I don’t agree.Styled by.........Is my style finished? No, of course not. Style is never finished and will aways evolve, parallel to the development of the person. I do know that there is still a bit of Remco inside of me and that my womanhood has not yet reached maturity. These changes will no doubt be visible in my clothing style. And last but not least, it’s inevitable that aging will have an impact on my choice of clothing and the style of my clothing and you know, that is fine. My motto: seize the day, despite the age you have 😉

 

Love, Remke

Fantastic Remke! It is so funny that you are, as a grown up woman, in your puberty of finding your style. But you know very well what suits you and what don’t! Thank you very much for telling us your style story!

Read more about Remke on her blog.

Do you also want to tell your style story? You can! Send your story with some nice pictures via email to  nancybaten@upcmail.nl and you will be in the spotlight! To the wonderful ladies who have promised me their story, can you please send it to me soon? Thank you!

FLORAL WRAP BLOUSE, LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT- FASHION

Leather pencilskirt and floral wrap blouse.

What a perfect combination! I adore leather pencil skirts. They are so feminine but also so very cool! And you know by now that I love everything that is wrapped! Especially a floral wrap blouse. So this, to me, is a perfect combination! I haven’t worn this skirt for a long time and in my mind it was actually a bit longer. Or I wore it a bit lower….mmmm….anyway, we have scheduled a few days off in April. We are staying in Hastings. Oh how I am looking forward to that. To visit Brighton, eat fish&chips on the beach, go to Seven Sisters. I love it there! This year we have planned to go to the UK three times. For those who don’t know, I have a rare lung dissease and cant’t fly anymore. When we did, we always went once or twice a year to the UK and once to Ibiza. So now we always go to Sussex. If we were twenty years younger, we probably would have moved to the UK.

Floral wrap blouse in spring.

I am not a huge colorful person, in what I am wearing I mean. Although I am much more colorful than I’ve ever been. But since it isn’t summer yet, I stay away from very bright colors just yet. This floral wrap blouse is therefore, I think, ideal for spring. A happy floral print with some darker colors! I am wearing simple gold jewelry with the outfit. I think it fits nicely with the brown golden flowers in the print. So, do you like to wear leather skirts? And if you do, do you prefer a wider model or do you also love a pencilskirt? Let me know in your comments!

Btw, don’t forget to send Shelbee and me pictures of your worst trousers so that we can put you and your trousers in the limelight for the  next The Bad Buy Book series!

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Blouse: here*

Skirt: here*

Boots: older, but I had to show you these here* and here*

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DARK RED CARDIGAN DARK BLUE DRESS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

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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FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP LET’S HIT 100!

Fancy Friday linkup!

Wow, last week I was almost reached my goal of 100 linkups. There were 93! Amazing! We’re almost there, give it an extra push all together! Love you all for being so loyal!

Whining about nothing!

I had a real bad day yesterday. You know, an off day without a good reason. When I woke up there was nothing wrong, went sporting, everything was just fine. I had nothing else stand all afternoon and felt like an afternoon working on the blog. So I install myself in front of the laptop with some food and drinks, changed in something comfortable and get going. First answering the mail and then check all the blogs on new posts. And there it started. One after the other blogger was involved in nice collaborations with other bloggers and those who weren’t had great collaborations with interesting brands! Headache started to come and I got more and more frustrated. By the time I had checked all the blogposts and see who actually do not comment on my blog, I felt very said and insignificant, especially insignificant.

Why I let it be so important.

Why I let that affect me by others? Why is it so important to me that others respond to me, that others want to work with me, that I also get offers from businesses? At one point I was so sick of myself that I turned off the laptop and started cleaning up, emptied the dishwasher and played with the cats for a while. I said to myself: what a childish bitch you are! Just be happy for those bloggers! And what was I to complain anyway. I started blogging because I love to write and fashion is my passion. Is it not Nancy! Or do you let yourself influence suddenly by numbers? Oh no girl! Zen!

I never really had much confidence. Although since I found the niche in blogging and I better learn to accept my situation it’s getting better. But very rarely, I was unconsciously tired or something, I get influenced so that the confidence is crumbling a bit. It’s all human. I for one am already so far that I recognize it and end it. I can kick my ass and say: move on! I do things in my own way and that is a way I feel comfortable with. And I am proud of that!

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Most viewed from last week is: Marushi from Marushi Lifestyle Yeah, finally a Dutch blogger! Check out what she’s been up to!

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