STYLED BY……….NINA

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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 batennancy@gmail.com.

So let’s see who tells this month abouth her style!

Styled by………Nina

My style revolves around one thing: dresses! Hello I’m Nina, the blogger behind A World of Dresses. My blog is all about my dresses and the adventures I go on in them. Several years ago, a friend or two had suggested that I blog about all my dresses. Before I was a blogger, everyone knew me as the girl who was always in a dress. So I decided to do it and created A World of Dresses. I purposefully entitled it that because I want to be able to blog about traveling in the future. One year into my blogging journey, I moved to Spain to teach English. Thus began the travel blog side of A World of Dresses.

Overall, my blog consists of fashion tips, dress looks, travel tips, travel stories and posts about the expat life. I’m not just a travel blogger. I also decided to live my life in a different country. That’s an experience not many of us choose, so I like to blog about it.styled by .......nina

Where it all started

I would say that my personal style really developed in university. I definitely had a personal style in high school and I think that style still influences what I wear today. It was feminine with lots of girly tops, floral skirts, jewelry and makeup. I do remember in high school how much I didn’t want to fit the mold. So I would wear lots of band t-shirts and my Chuck Taylor sneakers. High school is such a funny time. Looking back, we simply had no idea who we were.

When I went to college, I found that my style really evolved more than anything. As I became more confident in who I was, I had less of a need to dress differently. I was happy with who I was, so I wore what made me happy. And that was dresses.data:text/mce-internal,content,%3Cimg%20class%3D%22aligncenter%20size-full%20wp-image-8738%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//nancysfashionstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ronda17.jpg%22%20alt%3D%22styled%20by.......nina%22%20/%3E

I remember discovering that I could wear a dress in everyday life. Like I didn’t need a formal event to wear one. This blew my mind. I also remember talking about how when you buy a dress, you basically are buying a whole outfit. So that way of thinking justified many dress purchases.

When I would go home to Cincinnati on weekends and breaks, my mother was notorious for handing me cash and saying “shhh don’t tell your dad!” As a college student, I of course never refused money from my wonderful mother. Around my sophomore year, she started adding in “and don’t go buy dresses with it!” I think that’s when I realized I had developed quite a love for dresses.styled by .......nina

Why dresses?

I have always loved feminine things such as floral prints and bright colors. There are just so many cute dresses out there! I just love them and cannot really explain why. They’re just fun. I love to have fun with what I wear.

I love vintage styles. The dresses throughout the years were so unique. The flapper style of the 20’s was amazing. The 60’s will always get me. I love the style of all the women on Mad Men. Then of course the 70’s and 80’s were awesome too. I used to live above a vintage shop. That was dangerous. Then I ended up selling some of my dresses back to that shop when I was planning to move overseas.

At the end of the day, I just love the feeling of putting on a dress. When I shop, I typically go straight to the dress section.

I do sometimes wear pants. I will admit that. Here in Spain, I teach English to children. Sometimes that involves sitting on the floor and playing games. Those are days that I might (gasp) wear pants. However when it’s a “me” day where I’m traveling or getting together with friends, I almost always wear a dress.

 

My dress style

My favorite style of a dress is fit and flare. I just find that that style is the most flattering on me. I also love a shift dress. It took me a while to get on board with the maxi dress trend. However now I have one that I love. The only style I’m not a huge fan of is the bodycon. I get self-conscious of my belly and overall just do not think it’s flattering on me.styled by .......nina

As mentioned above, I go for lots of floral prints. I actually went shopping with a friend several weeks ago. We were planning on going out that night, so we both wanted to buy something to wear. She was like “Nina you always wear florals.” I suppose I hadn’t realized it. So I bought a black romper that looks like a skirt in the front (totally not my typical style) and she wore something with florals on it that night. It was like we had switched.

Other style staples

Overall, my style is super feminine. I love to pair my dresses with boots or heels. I have from time to time paired my dresses with my Chuck Taylor sneakers. That can be done well … it just depends on the dress. Since I have so many bold dresses, I love to find a few pairs of more neutral-colored shoes that can go with all of them. So my shoes end up being black, nude or brown. I did recently step out of my comfort zone and get some floral boots!styled by .......nina

I love to wear big jewelry. Dangly earrings are my favorite. I love statement necklaces and classic pieces. I have never been much of a ring girl. I have one watch with this cool map of the world. I would like to add a few more watches to my collection.

Dress tips

I believe that you can wear a dress just about whenever you want. If you wish to dress it down, add some boots or sneakers. If you wish to dress it up, add some heels. Flats and sandals are also perfect for the warmer months.styled by .......nina

I continue wearing dresses when the weather gets cold. I simply stock up on some nice tights. I love sweater tights. I also love to wear leggings over tights for that extra layer of warmth. Then you just put boots over it all and it looks like the leggings are your tights.

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Wow, I love dresses too, but Nina has got a huge collection! I love her style. And Nina is coming to the Netherlands by the end of the year, so we probably can meet each other! Yeah!

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: SHEIN

Wednesday wishlist: Shein cravings

I have a Wednesday wishlist for you from Shein. I love to browse the Shein site! They have such fantastic trendy items. I always love to do some imaginary shopping there. You know, the kind were you throw your entire shopping basket full with all these fabulous items you see. Just choose everything you like!

And then I leave it there for a few days, so you can select better…. Oh online shopping is so much fun!

1.Purple off shoulder jacket  (featered one)

2.Tribal embroided jacket

3.Black sweater

4.Color block sweater

5.Faux fur coat

6.Bow tie mules

7.Metallic gold heels

8.Floral dress

9.Grey wrap dress

The golden sandals are perfect for the Holidays.( yes I am early, it’s because a girlfriend was already planning a dinner for the second Christmas day. yes, we have two in the Netherlands!)

And of course I love that wrap dress, but I also saw some fantastic tweed jackets! You will see!

I hope you liked the Wednesday wishlist from Shein, let me know if you found a fabulous garment!

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WHY BLUE DRESSES NEVER GET BORED & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

How many blue dresses can a woman have!

Oh well, do I really have to answer that! And of course my collection black dresses is even bigger! Look, black dresses never really get bored……and you cannot have enough black dresses. Lol. But I tend to wear blue dresses just as often. And it’s not really my favorite color. I have very few tops and skirts in blue. But why dresses? Because when I was able to choose a dress from Shein, I fell for this one, with blue in it! Why is it that blue dresses never get bored? Well, and now you probably expected an answer and I do not have one for you! Maybe it’s just very personal. But, for example, with red and green I get bored very quickly. I am curious, have you got the same with blue? Let me know!

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So yet another blue dress

I choose the one I showed you here. I had already ordered a dress of the same design, this one, and liked it very much. I love the colors in this dress, brown and blue make a great combination for Fall clothing I think. This is actually a summer dress but I find it fantastic to wear with a long cardigan or jacket and boots. To accentuate the blue, I chose my blue jacket and blue boots. Simple blue earrings and a few wooden bracelets are all the accesories this dress needs.blue dressesblue dressesblue dressesblue dressesblue dressesblue dressesblue dressesblue dresses

Dress: Shein

Boots: here

Jacket: here

We are leaving for a short trip to the UK next week, and I decided to not publish a post next Thuesday. On Friday it is our monthly serie of The Bad Buy Book, so we meet each other then!

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My favorite of last week is: Martina of Lady 50plusblue dresses

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: ROSEGAL BOHEMIAN DRESSES

Do you like Bohemian dresses?

Bohemian dresses are actually fantastic to wear on those days in September when it’s not cold and not warm. They are often long enough to cover your legs and great to wear with a cardigan and boots. I am a huge fan of wearing dresses with boots. I have a wishlist for you with fantastic bohemian dresses and you can find more here.

1.Kimonon sleeves maxi dress

2.Split tribal print dress

3.High split dress

And some fabulous boots! (sitting shoes for me!) You can find more inspiration at rosegal.

1.Stiletto heel ankle boots

2.Kitten heel boots

3.Faux fur shoe

I hope you liked my wishlist. If you also like to shop at RoseGal, there are Summer sales ongoing, all from 33% off. Use code RGEN for another 10% off!

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SHEIN WISHLIST & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Fabulous items on my Shein wishlist

I have put some incredible items on my Shein wishlist. I think this site really is fantastic. They have the latest trends and ship really quick! I think creating a wishlist is a perfect way to imaginary shopping. So I still can resist to buy all these items! Lol. ( yes I know, I’m kidding myself!)

The first dress looks a lot like my butterfly dress. I love this one! I can imagine wearing this dress with a long cardigan and brown boots for Fall!

1.Floral Print Self Tie Dress

2.Camo Print Dress

3.Blue and White Pencildress

And I love these skirts! The colored one I have seen before, but I think it’s still a stunning skirt.

1.Graphic Colored Skirt

2.Asymmetric Plaid Skirt

3.Gingham Skirt

I hope you are inspired to browse on the Shein site!

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My favorite of last week is: Bi Ti of Pret-a-VivreShein wishlist

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SWING DRESS WITH FLORAL PRINT & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Happy in my swing dress

I actually bought this swing dress for our 25th anniversary party, but when I was at the fashion show I decided to buy that skirt for the party. I think that it’s because my body is changing(read I am right in the middle of menopause) that I wear more wider clothes this season then before. A few years ago you could draw me out in pencilskirts and bodycon dresses. But I don’t feel comfortable in that anymore. First because my belly isn’t flat anymore and second because I think shapewear is awfull. I know I will surrender…..but not yet!

A black floral swing dress

This dress is made of cotton but the body is very stretchy what makes it very comfortable to wear. Because of the cotton, the skirt remains so wide, which is actually the intention of a swing dress. I wanted a brighter pink cardigan on this dress, but as I told you here, I seem to have a lot of problems finding perfect cardigans for dresses! Pffff. But this one looks good too, a brighter one would have taken the attention of the dress a bit more, so this one is proberbly better. The bracelets, or actually necklaces, are from the boulevard in Brighton. One of my favorite places to visit whenever we are in th UK. The espadrilles I really love. It’s wearing a high heel and you don’t feel it! Fantastic. And the green combines with so many dresses and skirts. I’ve been lucky enough to find nice shoes this season. Most of the time I don’t like summer shoes that much. I buy a lot of sandals, to settle for it, and then afterwards I don’t like them at all or they hurt a lot or whatever.(fantastic for our next Bad Buy Book theme! btw, please don’t forget to send us your photo for next month. Theme is sandals!) But this season I bought these, these and the ones I show today. All shoes I am in love with!

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Dress: I think mine is sold out but simular one here

Shoes: here

Cardigan: here

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My favorite of last week is: Emma of Style Splashswing dress

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