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 see who tell’s her Style Story this month!
Firstly I must thank Nancy for being included in her Styled by feature …. I’m very humbled and appreciative of the opportunity she has given me.
Secondly thanks for taking the time to read about my fashion style, I hope it may give you an insight as to what works best for me – maybe picking up a few tips too!
Having always been a huge fan of getting dressed up, wearing make up and having nice hair. However one big snag – when I was younger I never had enough money. Saving up pocket money along with birthday and Christmas monetary gifts so I could then go out and have a big shopping spree with my sister. Coming home with armfuls of bags, full of bargains was something I simply loved doing & was a real highlight for me. I still get that buzz when I’m on a big shopping splurge.😁
My style in my teens would mainly be wearing skirts, I hardly ever wore jeans. Mixing and matching outfits like fitted skirts with different tops. All matched with classic court shoes – normally black patent.
Over the years my love of clothes has grown along with my wardrobe. I’m more daring then I’ve ever been, but I know what I like and only wear what I think suits me. Never anything short – I hate my legs!
I suppose I’d say my style is classic with a hint of fashion and on trend items.
I’d love to wear a nice fitted dress and jacket or a dancing dress (as my granddaughter calls flared dresses), but sometimes that’s simply not practical. Jeans are my go to choice, I probably own about 20 pairs now! All different lengths, fits and colours – making a very versatile piece of equipment.
My favourites for now are my DIY frayed jeans that looks fab with plenty of my tops. I have spotted a cute pair of white jeans with gorgeous cute embroidered cut out designs on the leg. Really? do I need another pair of white jeans though!
Love wearing dresses or jumpsuits to make the choice easier, therefore giving far more thought to what necklace, shoes or bag to use.
Oh and talking of bags, since I’ve been blogging I have embraced the non matching bag and shoes fashion! That’s been a hard rule to break, but I’m getting there! Being told on FB that’s it’s a real faux pas in Paris! But hey fashion is personal, is says who you are and if it works some or all of the time, who’s to say you’re wrong?
Imagine if we told Vivienne Westwood, sorry Dame Vivienne Westwood she was wrong! Enough said!?I tend to use more fashionable accessories when and where I can, I’ve got such a huge collection of necklaces and scarfs, having nearly always got one to fit the outfit. The two photos below showing my use of scarves in my outfits.Classic dress with a fashionable cold shoulder sleeve, the added choker is a trend that I’m happy to wear, having got a few in my collection.I’m also a firm believer of not having to spend a fortune on an outfit. This black and white stripy dress above came from Primark and cost a mere £6! The sandals, bag and necklace cost considerably more, and work well to give a finished off, expensive look to what I’m wearing.
Having said that I’ll also spend lots on a dress if it’s for a special occasion – having spent nearly £400 on my mother of the bride outfit. I fell in love with this two piece dress and jacket, but had to be convinced to buy it by my two daughters who said it was very flattering and suited me really well.
Drawn by the colour – this peacock blue dress is fitted and has bones to hold me in. With the jacket having some stunning additions of pleats and buttons on the sleeves, I felt a million dollars in it. It’s such a shame I won’t get to wear it again.I’ll continue to grow my fashion sense and wardrobe contents, along with enjoying reading plenty of blogs – it’s a great way to get first hand knowledge of new ideas, gain insight and vision, then in turn influence other people.
Again many thanks Nancy for this opportunity, it has truly been a treat and pleasure to work with you.
The pleasure is all mine dear Jacqui! Thank you so much for your great story and fabulous photo’s!
If you want to see more of Jacqui, check her blog Mummabstylish.