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.........

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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!

STYLED BY……….GREETJE

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 Greetje about her style!

Styled by………Greetje

My style has changed the most since I started blogging 4 years ago.

My love for adorning myself from head to toe started early. Everything from earrings to shoes, from dresses to jeans, can count on my undivided attention since childhood. Even when I was 12 years old, staying with my aunt Nel for a short holiday, I loved clothes. Must have, as my aunt asked my mother: “What is the matter with that girl? She changes clothes three times a day!”

My parents didn’t have much money so growing up my wardrobe was small. Perhaps that is the reason for my regularly (over) spending on clothes and such? Or perhaps it is just me. Don’t know.

Now that I am 62, having worked full time my whole life, I have a comfortable salary and I can indulge in my hobby. Any purchase mistakes or stuff that I am bored with, is for my friends. I never sell anything as I am afraid I might be jinxed (“You have so much and instead of sharing your wealth you want more money? Thunder and lightning!!” – that kind of thing.)

Let me show you a few photos of the past 4 years to demonstrate the change in my style.

This was my New Year’s outfit in 2012. Beautiful stuff but not very adventurous.

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November 2012.

Right… I could have done so much better. I just liked those shiny colours and the silk so much.Styled by.....

 

April 2013

Moving on. Getting a bit more adventurous. But not much. Discovering skinny jeans… Yes, my hair was still brown back then.Styled by.....

April 2013

This Acne tunic was out of my comfort zone: big and boxy, but I still love it.

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February 2015

One of my favourite outfits: jeans (I love skinny jeans) with a surprise element (golden boots) and a classic jacket for a nice juxtaposition.

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February 2015

For a long time I had embraced the skinnies and avoided the skirts and dresses. As I had no idea how to style dresses in a contemporary way. One of my friends pointed this out and I tried harder. This is my first attempt.Styled by......

June 2015.

A dress which I would never have tried before as I would have been too scared about showing stomach etc etc. Surprise! It looked good on me.

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October 2015

Flared jeans on an inverted triangle figure… difficult. I thought. But with a fitted jacket I could balance my broad shoulders and hide my small hips and bum.Styled by....

February 2016.

Getting bolder all the time. This jeans dress can be worn with my golden flat boots and a studded belt. Or with these faux leather leggings and high heels.

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June 2016.

Boyfriend jeans. No defined waist. Looking like Charlie Chaplin my husband said. And yet… I think it is fun (he liked it too surprisingly).

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September 2016

This tunic/dress was in my wardrobe for many years. Never really knew how to style it as it was too short to wear as a dress. Pencil skirt underneath it, belt to bookend the skirt and bingo.

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November 2016.

A lavender dress with bold print tights and short boots. That is where I am today.

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Thank you very much Greetje for this wonderful fashion show! Hasn’t she got some killer legs!

You can find Greetjes blog here: No Fear of Fashion

OUTFIT FOR A WINTER DAY & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Leather skirt outfit for a winter day

Have you already congretulated Ada on her first linkup anniversary? She would love it if you do!

Leather is always nice and warm, so it’s ideal to wear leather pants or skirts as an outfit for a winter day. Especially when it is cold as it was here last week. I hate winter, happily the snow is gone now and it’s getting a bit warmer. I am, like many others, all done with winter. I want sun, outdoor dining, bare legs and especially not wear layers! I mean, blouses under sweaters, cardigans over everything, I’ve had enough of it. I hope you havn’t had enough of it yet because I have for you another outfit for a winter day!

Cable sweaters

I used to love them a lot. As a child my grandmother always knitted them for me. Later, in puberty, I loved them in black and oversized for a ,,I don’t care,, look. I bought this one last year, it was the first cable sweater in a long time. And I found it not as much fun as I used to. A little borring or something like that. So I wore a transparent checkered blouse under it on a wider leather skirt. The strapped belt did something more for the outfit. I finally found some fishnet tights as they were hard to find here. Of course I wear other tights underneath them! And some suède wedges. This is not an outfit that is really my style, but I think it’s a nice outfit for when you want to be warmly dressed and still look a bit stylish. A perfect outfit for a winter day!

The Bad Buy Book

Now, do not forget to send us  your picture of your,,sitting shoes,, for the The Bad Buy Book series! You have the time until the 1st of March! What? You don’t know what I mean? Go shame yourself! Lol. Read all about it here.

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Skirt: mine is old, but stunning one here*

Boots: great ones for comming season here*

Blouse: simular here*

Sweater: fabulous one here*

This is where I link up!

My favorite from last week is: Yvonne from Funky Forty with her stunning color combination!outfit for a winter dayMost viewed from last week is: Marloes from Mooier Leven. outfit for a winter day

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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

This is where I link up!

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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GUEST POST FROM HOTTIE+LORD

Today I present you a guest post from Hottie+Lord.

Hottie+Lord represents a fearless and powerfull style. No fast fashion but high quality. Read and enjoy this guest post by Hottie+Lord! I was not compensated for this post, I just love this style!

Statement Dresses For The Lord In You!

Searching for style inspiration over the web, it’s easy to fall prey to the spiders of Insta, Pinterest and Snap. When you finally look up from your phone, you’re brought to reality and you realise you’ve no idea what to wear.
Well fear no more, we’ve got this handled for you.
Here’s what you can wear to rise high when you’re too low to decide. Because we know, that even on your worst days, you’re killing it!

Printed Bomber Harmonized with a Jumpsuit

An ultra-feminine style with classic staples, with a quirky twist. This is our go-to for a dreamy office look or sunday brunches. These dazzling prints are epitome of sleek, scandalacious style perfection!
To own the world with your style, all you have to do is put on this trend-savvy jumpsuit and harmonize it with a matching bomber jacket. This Jumpsuit boasts a plunge neckline and seductive straps to enhance your femininity and the bomber jacket is so lavish, it will leave the fashion-nazis drooling over your style. With gems and crystals carefully embellished around the neck, this bomber jacket is the next-big-thing. Own this style and be the Goddess, you already are! You can look for some stylish and designer jumpsuits online.

jumpsuit in guest post

Classic Bomber Compliments Printed Skirts & Blouses

This look is sure to spin some heads as you walk down the streets in style. With subtle edges that are true statement-makers, this outfit will add elegance to your appearance as you head for a lunch date. You can pair up a bow-tie blouse with a flared skirt and a classic bomber jacket for women to enhance the prints beneath and look absolutely stunning. This attire flaunts a bow-tie high neckline and has elegant edges to enhance your femininity and the bomber jacket is so classy, it will surely catch some eyes. With floral prints and a lavish neckline, this outfit is the drool-worthy thing, your closet lacks. Make it yours and shine in elegance!bomber in guest post

Fulfill Your Velvet Cravings With A Tux

This look will empower the free woman spirit that you preserve. With loud edges that are sure to speak volumes about your existence, this velvet tux will add more power to your personality as you head to rock your office life. All you have to do is team up a scallop lace blouse with a pair of slim pants and a fitted velvet blazer to breathe the leader in you to life. The lace blouse flaunts a scalloped neckline and the velvet pants & blazer add a spark of royalty to the look. With rich fabrics like lace and velvet, this outfit gives you all the reasons to tell them who the boss is!velvet suit in guest post

Be The Queen At Work

Walk to work in style with a crisp white silk shirt paired up with high waisted straight legged pants. The pussy bow tie compliments the attire very well and is sure to suit your style. This outfit is great for a bossy day at work. Team it up with a pair of heels to complete the look and look fiercely independent all through the day. The silky appeal of the blouse gives it a lavish appeal and the straight-legged pants are tailored to give you the perfect seamless fit. With this rebellious outfit, you’ll not only look like a queen but feel like one too!bow blouse in guest post

These outfits are true statement makers and will give serious closet goals to every eye that takes a look. Wear them. Flaunt them. Live them. Keep your head high and walk with confidence as you make every watch worth its while. Don’t forget to hunt the breadth of the Internet of some of the coolest and designer women’s clothes.

Thank you Hottie+Lord fir this guest post! I now need a bomberjacket! Lol. I hope you all liked to read this post!

This is where I link up!

Today I co-host Sheree from Posh Classy Mom.