Flared Sleeves Dress

flared sleeved dress and yellow cardigan

This flared sleeves dress is one with a bit of a crazy story. Let me tell you about it. Last year I worked regularly with a few companies. At a certain moment I stopped collaborating because you had to write two articles each time and it did not feel right to allow do follow links anymore. But sometime in the summer of 2017 !!! , when I still worked with those companies, I got a survey form from one of them. If I filled that in, I could order a custom made dress. In that survey I also had to give up my measurements, favorite sleeve, color, print, model, etc. You could only choose from a few options. Then they would make such a dress and then you got it in exchange for completing the survey.

I thought it was a strange story then, did not understand much of it, but you still do it anyway, recognizable? I never thought about that dress again and in the meantime I stopped working with them. And then a package was delivered. I saw the name on the package and thought: uh, I did not order anything. You guessed it, that was that dress! Haha, a year later! Anyway, it is still quite a nice dress. It’s a bit spacious, but a little bit of tightening and then it will be fine. The colors I actually find really nice together, a real autumn dress. So this was a unexpected but pleasant surprise.

Flared sleeves dress with a cardigan

I prefer to style this dress with other autumn colors and not with black. I think that the whole appearance of the dress would be different, much more frumpier. The dress is pretty thin, not summer dress thin, but too thin to wear it without anything. Now I am a person who is always cold, and I always wear a shirt and a basic shirt with three quarter sleeves during this period of the year. And then I still feel cold if I wear a dress like this without a cardigan.

That has to do with the poor oxygen intake in my body. My organs( can you believe that Google translated it as orgasm!) need all oxygen and therefore less goes to the skin. It cost my body too much energy to keep it warm. Very annoying. So I just wear a warm cardigan. But I usually find it a shame if you do not see the sleeves. That’s why I wear it often like this. And of course, the sleeves of this dress are too beautiful to hide. I always like it better if you have another color or print at the end of the sleeves. Then it feels more balanced. The colors that are in the dress, come back in the cardigan and the boots. And I wear green tights. The belt is Gerben’s!flared sleeves dressflared sleeves dressflared sleeves dressflared sleeves dressflared sleeves dressflared sleeves dress

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39 Comments

  1. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    18th December 2018 / 18:22

    Wow one year later? A funny story Nancy πŸ™‚
    Yau look gorgeous in this dress. It is such a great print and colour, I love it! You choose a great combi with this cardigan and tights and boots. A wonderful style.

    • nancy
      Author
      18th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you Tina!

  2. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    Just beautiful Nancy. I love these colours on you xx

    • nancy
      Author
      18th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thanks Laurie!

  3. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    The dress looks beautiful especially paired with the long mustard colour cardigan. Love that you added a belt to cinch the waist!

    xo Yvonne
    https://www.aproposh.com

    • nancy
      Author
      18th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thanks Yvonne!

  4. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    That is a funny story Nancy! How cool that you got a dress in exchange for a survey! I’ve decided not to work with some companies because it was too much work – ha! I don’t like creating a wishlist then writing a post they want to approve first all for an inexpensive clothing item. No thanks!
    Glad this dress arrived, it looks so pretty on your and I love it with the cozy cardi!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      18th December 2018 / 18:22

      I don’t work with them anymore either. It was fun to do fr a while, but it feels much better not to!

  5. jodie filogomo
    18th December 2018 / 18:22

    It is a funny story….and now you’ll always remember that, haha!!
    I adore it with the belted cardigan like this!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you Jodie!

  6. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    Wow, I bet you’re thrilled it arrived because it’s lovely. I love the whole look. How funny is google translation:-) thanks for sharing. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Haha, how awful you mean! Haha

  7. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    Je hebt er weer een geweldige combi van gemaakt! Wat staat oker jou goed zeg!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      En het is echt mijn kleur niet! Dankjewel!

  8. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    What a great surprise in the post! And I’m glad the company followed through on their word, even though it took them a year. Clearly, this was worth waiting for. I love the dress and it looks awesome with that cozy cardigan.

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Melanie, how nice to see you here!

  9. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    How amazing to have a dress made to order! Especially when you’ve forgotten all about it and it suddenly arrives at your doorstep πŸ˜‰ Love your choice of fabric and sleeves, which are both very much up my street. I actually think it looks fabulous with the chunky mustard cardigan. Not frumpy at all! xxx P.S. Haha, just noticed I was wearing the exact same shade of tights today …

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Ha ha, green tights it is! Thanks Ann!

  10. 18th December 2018 / 18:22

    Oh this dress is so pretty and how unique that it’s made for you! I love the chunky cardi with it and how you belted it. You look amazing!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Ruth!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Hahaha, yes I noticed! Especially ochre cardigans they are wearing aren’t they! Haha.

  11. 19th December 2018 / 18:22

    Oh this is a look I really go for. Love everything about it. It’s also a clever way to deal with a dress that is slightly too large – it certainly doesn’t look like it here! You look wonderful! Merry Christmas lovely xx

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Maria, Merry Christmas!

    • nancy
      Author
      19th December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you Gemma!

  12. Filipe Parreira
    19th December 2018 / 18:22

    I like this look, you combine everything in a beautiful and elegant way with a very cute cardigan.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2018 / 18:22

      That is very kind of you! Thank you.

  13. Sheila (of Ephemera)
    20th December 2018 / 18:22

    A whole year? Imagine if you actually had ordered that – very poor service! I love the autumnal colours in it. That cardigan looks very snuggly!

    • nancy
      Author
      20th December 2018 / 18:22

      Yes! Awfull right, but I don’t order from that sorts of companies anymore!

  14. 20th December 2018 / 18:22

    That is such a cute dress, although how strange you had to wait so long for it! You did wear the cardigan well to show off the fun sleeves and still stay warm πŸ™‚

    Hope that you are having a great week πŸ™‚ Last night we took the kids to a Christmas event at Movie World and it was awesome! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. 21st December 2018 / 18:22

    Such a funny story. I would’ve totally forgotten about the dress too. I like how you styled it. So very cute.

    • nancy
      Author
      21st December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you!

  16. 21st December 2018 / 18:22

    Beautiful outfit Nancy! I love the dress paired with the mustard cardigan. How odd that it arrived after so long though…that’s what I call snail mail! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd December 2018 / 18:22

      Yes it really was very strange. My pleasure Emma!

    • nancy
      Author
      31st December 2018 / 18:22

      Thank you Jess!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th February 2019 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

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