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.

Styled by......

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.

Styled by......


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.

Styled by.......

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.

Styled by......

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).

Styled by......

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.

Styled by.....

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

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  1. March 7, 2017 / 4:14 am

    Great post! I loved seeing how Greetje’s style has evolved. But I think sometimes she is a bit too hard on herself… I think she always looks great!

    • March 7, 2017 / 6:14 am

      You are right Andrea, but I don’t suffer because of my own criticism haha.

  2. March 7, 2017 / 6:15 am

    This is fun. I feel like a star. Thanks ever so much Nancy for featuring me.

    • March 7, 2017 / 8:32 am

      That s how Styled By…..should feel like! The pleasure is all mine Greetje!

  3. March 7, 2017 / 8:36 am

    Greetje is authentically wonderful! I am a big fan of his style and personality. I can not say more things about her, because they all tell them in her blog. It is one of my myths in fashion.

    • March 7, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you dear Josep!

  4. March 7, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    Love this feature. I will check out her blog.

    • March 7, 2017 / 3:10 pm

      That’s very kind of you!

    • March 7, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Erg hè! Die benen!!!

    • March 7, 2017 / 7:35 pm

      Moet je toch nog even twee maanden wachten

  5. shannon
    March 8, 2017 / 2:43 am

    Greetje looks amazing! Love her fun style!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

    • March 8, 2017 / 11:41 am

      Thank you very much Amy!

  6. Marushi
    March 8, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Wat een super leuk thema! 😀

    • March 8, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Jaaaa, en jij kunt ook meedoen hoor!!!

    • March 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Yes she is. Thank you Vanessa!

  7. March 8, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about Greetja and seeing her style evolution. So many fabulous looks, but I particularly like the green blazer and flares.

    • March 8, 2017 / 7:41 pm

      Yes, that is a great look! Just like yours! Only a different jacket!

  8. March 8, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I love the style evolution. I feel I’m going through the same journey. Since I got back into blogging I’ve become a lot more aware of what I should (or shouldn’t) be doing. I can learn a lot from you!

    • March 8, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      Then you can write a style story too

  9. Janea
    March 9, 2017 / 5:03 am

    This is one of the most inspiring posts I have read in a long time. I am so impressed with the style evolution of Greetje, and I can totally relate to the way she has become bolder and more adventuresome during the years of her fashion blog. I absolutely love her style now – she definitely knows how to style dresses in a modern way. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this amazing journey via photos and personal commentary!!
    xo, janea

    • March 9, 2017 / 2:13 pm

      I think she will be very pleased with your nice comment! Thank you dear.

  10. March 9, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    What a great idea! I love Greetje and her style and visit her blog often. It is sonice to find out more about her.

    • March 9, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      I’m glad you like it!

    • March 10, 2017 / 12:18 am

      Thank you!

  11. March 10, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    Greetje has amazing style! It’s fun to see how it has evolved over the past few years! Thanks for introducing her and giving me a new blogger to visit!

    Doused In Pink

    • March 10, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      You’re welcome! You could be featured too!

  12. March 12, 2017 / 11:45 am

    Super leuk! Ik vind dit ‘styled by..’ echt een onwijs gaaf initiatief 🙂
    Veel liefs, Florentine

    • March 12, 2017 / 6:22 pm

      Dankjewel! Dat is leuk om te horen! Je kunt ook meedoen hè!

  13. March 12, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Oh, I love Greetje and her fabulous style! I am so glad you featured her! This was a super fun post to read. I always love seeing how she styles different elements. She is super creative and really knows how to put all the pieces together in the most beautiful way. And yes, Greetje does have killer legs! Thanks for #SpreadingTheKindness and kinking up with me, Nancy! Such a great post!


    • March 12, 2017 / 10:58 pm

      Thank you very much Shelbee!

  14. thestylesplash
    March 13, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I loved reading this and seeing how Greetje’s style has changed over the years. I’m lucky enough to have met Greetje at a blogger meet up and she’s a total star, so warm and friendly, funny..and of course incredibly stylish!

    Emma xxx

    • March 13, 2017 / 12:06 pm

      Oh that’s fantastic! Well, all Dutch bloggers are like that…….

  15. April 10, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    What a cool series! Greetje is one of my favourites; her writing is brilliant, and she really has fun with everything, especially style. xx

    • April 11, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Yes I agree! I love these series too!

  16. Manon De Ridder
    November 27, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Wauw you look great! I love you’re style!

    • November 27, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Thanks love! Kijk, dat gaat je in ieder geval al goed af!

  17. May 31, 2018 / 11:54 pm

    I never knew you had this column, Nancy, and when I saw Greetje’s name, I had to click and read her story!! Honestly, I don’t think her style was boring to begin with. There were many colours and prints but not together, and perhaps that’s the marked difference between her then and now, and I love all of them actually. I must say, though, that the Chaplin look is DA BEST!!!!

    • Nancy
      June 1, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Well dear Sheela…..join! Would love to read your style story! And I’m sure that other women would love that too!

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