STYLED BY………MIKARA

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…..page or contact me via email:batennancy@gmail.com

This month Mikara tells about her style!

During my youth years, I didn’t have much style since I was very active in sports and barely had time to dress up. A lot of my wardrobe consist of loose t-shirts, tank tops, leggings, sneakers and my hair braided to protect it from getting frizzy. Styled by.....Mikara

I came into my own style about 5 years ago, I’ve been hearing about it before that but I wasn’t paying anyone any mind since I was still finding myself. The thing that made me realize my style was the way I accessorize and how that was always the conversation starter for me. Since something I felt very strongly about was getting a lot of attention I started to then pay attention to the other comments everyone was saying about my style. And from there, I then made fashion/style more apart of my life. Styled by.....Mikara

I got my style from different places I traveled to and lived in. I’ve been blessed to travel to many places, domestically and internationally, so I’ve been picking up a lot of elements from everywhere I’ve been to. Where I go, I seem to not fit in, even when I go back to my hometown in NJ/NYC – I still seem like the odd ball out. Styled by....Mikara

I really love my style (confidently and firmly) because I keep everyone (even myself) on my toes. I never know what to expect when I put my wardrobe together since I get influenced by a lot of different small things and you never really know what to expect, I like it that way to maintain my mystique trait. Styled by....Mikara

When looking for something to wear, I try to reflect my mood. I would describe my style as vibrantly moody with a strong personality — like my persona (LOL). One element I can say that does not seem to be moody are my earrings and accessories. With no hair to worry about, I like to put an extensive amount of effort into my bold accessories, particularly earrings, since they are my favorite accessory. Styled by....Mikara

What a beautiful colorful lady! Thank you very much, Mikara, for sharing your style story. If you want to know more about Mikara check her blog and social media.

Blog: MoreMikaraBlog.com

 

 

 

 

 

LONG CARDIGAN & JOGGERS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

I love to wear joggers. Is that very a-stylish?

I bought these joggers last year and showed you it ton sur ton and with a blazer. But I havn’t worn these that much. Several years ago I bought this pinstripe joggers and wore it quite often. I think joggers are easy to style stylish. However I can see these grey/off-white ones also be styled with a simple white tee and white sneakers. And then wear it in a baggy way. I also already ordered another pair, these black joggers. Aren’t they great?

Get style ideas from other bloggers!

If you read many blogs you also get a lot of ideas by other bloggers. I find it great fun to get inspired by others. This outfit I am wearing is inspired by another blogger. I almost only wear long cardigans over dresses. It is fun to style your clothing in a different way you’re used to. So I wear the pants here with a long cardigan and a floral top and light brown pumps. A green necklace that I like better worn as a bracelet and green earrings. And a little green bag. I love it when everything matches. I know a lot of women think that is so ,,thought of” but I love it! Because today’s items are all older, I put simular links under the pictures.

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Get inspired by my look!

Floral top

Long cardigan

Joggers

Beige shoes

Bag: Primark

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My favorite of last week is: Patti of Not Dead Yet StyleLong cardigan on joggers

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WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: ZAFUL

I have  a Wednesday Wishlist of Zaful for you

I have a fantastic Wednesday Wishlist from Zaful for you. If you are on the hunt for some trendy items for Fall, you should check their site! But you have to have plenty of time for doing so!

I am only searching for v-neck sweaters from now on. They are far more flattering than round neck, is my oppinion. And I want a gray one for my new skirt(which you get to see soon). So here are some of my favorite gray v-neck sweaters.

1. Lace up pullover

2.Lantern sleeve sweater

3.Long sleeve sweater

I can’t resist to check the latest arrivals. Oh, these fabulous skirts. I almost start to drool.wednesday wishlist zaful1.Embroided skirtwednesday wishlist zaful2.Pleated skirtwednesday wishlist zaful3.Wrap skirt

And there is so much more, I could browse all evening! And I probably will….no I know I will. And I am so happy to see that pleated skirts are available in so many different colors and prints. Never would have thought I would love them so much, but I do. I think it’s a fantastic versatile item. Whether you wear it with sneakers or ankle boots or pumps, a pleated skirt is always stylish. I hope you liked my Wednesday Wishlist of Zaful. Check the fantastic items and use the surprise code ZFEN. You might be in for a surprise!!

Enjoy!

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THE BAD BUY BOOK: SKIRTS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

The Bad Buy Book: skirts

Welcome to September’s edition of The Bad Buy Book! This month’s theme is: skirts!

The Bad Buy Book is a series hosted by Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style. We wanted to establish together something fun and new. We both talked about our,,Sitting Shoes,, and so we came up with the idea for The Bad Buy Book!

We all do our best to look great in our outfits, choose the right accessories, the right makeup, the perfect shoes, and wait for the best light to shoot the most flattering outfit photos. And now we are asking you to show us the items you don’t feel your very best in. You know, those ,,Sitting Shoes,, that dress that is actually not quite your color, the skirt that is a size too small but the saleswoman said it looked amazing. We all own those items!  And while they may look fabulous, they don’t always feel fabulous! So we want you to show us your bad buys and tell us the story about them! What made you purchase the item?  And why do you dislike it now?  And why not share them with us?  We buy these things for a reason then hide them in the back of the closet.  Now it’s their turn to share the limelight.

Every month on the 15 th, we will both publish a post sharing the photos you have sent us along with a few sentences about the bad buy. Photo submissions will be due by the 1 st of each month so we have time to edit and compile all of the entries. At the end of each post we will let you know the theme for the next month’s post. Photos and the story of your ”Bad Buy” can be emailed to shelbeeontheedge@gmail.com or nancybaten@upcmail.nl. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

So, time to take a look at our Bad Buy Skirts!

First is my dear co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the EdgeThe Bad Buy Book: skirts“When I saw this faux leather pencil skirt, I had to have it.  Because, well, a black leather pencil skirt is completely bad ass.  But only if it fits properly.  Which it doesn’t.  It is crazy tight around the midsection.  I can’t sit or breathe in it!  But the next size up was much too big.  And how the heck do you get those horrible creases out of the faux leather?  I haven’t a clue.”

( I iron faux leather skirts Shelbee! Inside out!)

Next the always lovely Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style

The Bad Buy Book: skirts

“Well, it’s another episode of what Jodie can buy that really doesn’t work—ha ha!! ( Jodie’s words, not ours!)

Here’s my maxi skirt that I bought last year at the thrift store! I wanted a knit maxi skirt, and I love the colors, but it just didn’t work well for my style. There was too much going on in the print, and I never felt comfortable wearing it!! 

I suppose I could have tried other options to see if something would work, but I gave up and donated it!”

And  finally me with my bad Buy skirt. The Bad Buy Book: skirtsI bought this one on a market in Rye on a holiday. Very cheap! I fall for cheap, isn’t that awfull! But I only like the colors, nothing else. It’s cotton and I don’t like cotton. It doesn’t form to your body.The Bad Buy Book: skirtsThis is also a bad buy skirt, it’s actually a very boring color and I never wear it as a skirt. I wore it here as a dress! But this one I bought when I was still working and got 50% discount, so I bought a lot of clothing then………still do……without the discount…..

That’s it for this month! Hope you liked to read about our Bad Buys and that you will participate next month!

The October theme will be: Jackets!

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My favorite of last week is: Suzanne of Crazy Blonde LifeThe Bad Buy Book: skirts

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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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STYLED BY………. AMANDA

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.

This month Amanda tells her style story!

Styled by………Amanda!

When I think back, I wore an absolute mother-mixed-up-style, which may be understood as how I wore what my mother picked up for me, which didn’t have a very defined nor clear style, nor cohesion at all. Instead, the clothing I wore when I was 14 had to endure many different activities: school, after school trainings, starting a bit of social life and events (weddings, baptisms, friends’ birthday’s parties…) so, when the event was formal I would be dressed as a super cute girl and, instead, when I went to the sports trainings in the evenings, everything would be super baggy and boyish. It was an absolute mess! Though time I think I’ve got to develop my own, balanced style.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaAlthough I may be one of the most organized person you’d ever meet, it’s still a real struggle for me to put some order into anything related to define myself, tell others what I do or even describe my style. So, let’s start at the beginning: I am simply a 23year-old woman about to end her degree in Architecture, Design and & Urban Planning who was born and raised in a medium-sized city near the Mediterranean Sea called Valencia (which is the third biggest city in Spain).
I think my style goes along pretty well with what I’m studying: I have total predilection for minimal pieces, which I always put together playing with volumes, textures and complementing shapes.Styled By.....AmandaI spend long hours at the Architecture School doing team presentations and tasks, so my outfits not only have to be chic and neat according to what’s expected from a young architect to look like: everything I wear has to be comfortable and endure the different situations I must go through the day until I arrive home pretty late at night. I would say my style is quite classy and timeless, but I also like to add pieces and details that fit my yet young age and endless vitality I have, specially when it’s about running from point A to point B in just a couple of hours.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaI wouldn’t say my style had a clear starting point, but it went through a significant push when I first started writing Something Fashion. I’ve been always encouraged to dress accordingly to every situation and event at home, and since a very young age. But, since Something Fashion meant not only my definitive immersion to the world of fashion, but also my growth from teenage to young adult; having my own fashion blog translated into more experimentation and freedom to develop my personal style, always keeping in mind those basics I would’ve heard from my closest ones.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaI don’t think I have a clear reference when it comes to clothing and putting together my daily outfits: I’m always looking at different sources not always directly related to fashion, but also architecture, product design, paintings, TV shows and many more. I’m influenced with clear lines, plain colours and basic patterns and everything that’s inherently beautiful. I think that’s the true amazing side of fashion: it draws from many different sources and is a faithful portrait of culture, history and society. For me, what’s most fascinating is that fashion has the power to help us exteriorize our best selves and tell the others who we really are without any word exchange in just an eye blink.Styled By.....AmandaStyled By.....AmandaThanks to Nancy for having me at Nancy’s Fashion Style and her section “Styled by”. It’s been a pleasure to meet such a charming lady who loves to share and inspire others through her daily outfits and sense of fashion.

Well, thank you for these kind words Amanda! It was a pleasure having you here. You can find Amanda’s blog here!

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.