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? 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… or contact me via

Now let’s find out who is telling a Style Story this month!

Styled by……….Sabina!

How do I create my style? 

Gosh, I have never actually given this a lot of thought. I just wear what I feel like wearing and, of course, what serves the occasion. Being a teacher I can wear jeans a lot which is nice not having to adhere to a strict dress code.

Looking back at some fashion post when I started blogging about five years ago I hardly recognize myself. I have always enjoyed having fun with fashion, experimenting and making style choices following my blog motto “dare to be daring” – but I used to be more on the “daring” side I suppose mixing red tights with an purple python dress. This side of me is still alive and kicking but reading and following all those fabulous and beautiful fashion bloggers over 40 like yours has certainly improved my style for the better. It has gotten more “refined and polished”. Lately I have started to put together monochrome looks, mainly in blue or just focused on keeping the colors basic – think red, white and black/blue. It is a me coming into my own as a mature woman over 50. And the fact that I adore Dutch designs and fashion which never ceases to inspire me.

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I just remember always having been fascinated by icons like Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn when I was younger. So I guess, they have had a huge impact on what I like wearing. As a pretty laid-back person I like to keep my style casual adding a little special “Je ne sais quoi” as the French like to say, here and there.Styled by....SabinaStyled by....Sabina

Being a huge streetstyle fan I enjoyed letting myself be inspired every time I get to visit your beautiful country to find out what Dutch women are wearing.Styled by....Sabina

When I was working in Amsterdam and I loved strolling through the little shops for some styling idea. That is also why Dutch fashion blogs are some of my favorites. You guys just have such an amazing sense of style and design.Styled by....SabinaStyled by....Sabina

That is such a huge compliment Sabina! I think all Dutch Fashion bloggers love you now! Lol. Thank you very much for your story. I always like your style a lot and you have got fantastic photos.

If you want to know more about Sabina, her blog is Oceanblue Style at Manderley  and she is also on Instagram and Facebook.

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  1. June 5, 2018 / 1:08 am

    Great post, Nancy! Thanks for introducing me to Sabina!

  2. June 5, 2018 / 6:32 am

    Oh ja Sabinas Style ist toll. Ihren Blog mag ich besonders gerne. Schön die bei Dir zu sehen Nancy!
    Huch und ich schreib Deutsch bei Dir… tz:))
    Thank you Nancy, I love Sabinas style and blog!
    Xo Tina

    • June 5, 2018 / 11:44 am

      Hihi Tina, du bist so lustig. Ich verstehe dich….:))) Thanks so much Tina. Happy to have met you. Always a pleasure visiting your blog, too! xo Sabina

    • Nancy
      June 5, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Ha ha, ich begreife es ein bischen!

  3. June 5, 2018 / 11:43 am

    Dank je wel dear Nancy for the wonderful feature. I really appreciate it. Could not be any happier to have found your fantastic, stylish blog. You certainly an inspiring woman. xxxx Have a lovely day. And who knows we might even get a chance to meet each other in person some day in your beautiful country. Sabina

    • Nancy
      June 5, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Thank you dear Sabina, but the pleasure is all mine! Meeting each other would be fun! Have a great day love!

  4. June 5, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Chic and sophisticated Sabina! Loved seeing these beautiful photos!

    • Nancy
      June 5, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks love!

  5. June 6, 2018 / 9:14 am

    I love Sabrina’s style! I’m a teacher but have to be suited and booted (blah!). I love your pink/purple dress. #bloggerclubuk

    • Nancy
      June 6, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks Sophie!

  6. Hanna
    June 6, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Cool story

    • Nancy
      June 6, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thanks Vanessa

  7. June 6, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    What a great feature! She has fabulous style! I love her classic pieces with bold colors or statement items mixed in!

    • Nancy
      June 7, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Thanks Laura!

  8. June 8, 2018 / 5:46 am

    Lovely outfits dear! Love the casual street look at the first one, and the sassy pink faux leather pants at the fourth!

    Jessica |

    • Nancy
      June 8, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Thanks Jessica!

    • Nancy
      June 11, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Ha ha, can’t understand this darling!

  9. June 23, 2018 / 7:07 am

    I have always loved Sabina’s style and blog. She is so sharp and modern and I loved reading her style story. She does street style so well. Classic German looks!

    P.S. I would love to do the Styled By/Style Story with you Nancy. Please e-mail me the details.

    • Nancy
      June 23, 2018 / 8:54 am

      Thanks Ada!

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