NAMES4EVER GIVEAWAY! YOUR OWN NAME NECKLACE

Today I have a names4ever giveaway for you!

Especially for you! A fantastic names4ever giveaway! Because it makes me so very happy to have you as my readers. I have mentioned it before, I do not imagine myself (actually my blog) to be bigger as I am. I’m just a very tiny blogger from the Netherlands. I don’t get dressed by great designers, I don’t go to fantastic places to shoot the outfit. I am just Nancy. But when I see that so many of you respond to my posts and so many of you join the linkup and I get so many lovely comments, I feel proud! I am proud of my blog! And that’s for a great part thanks to you. So when Chantal of names4ever approached me for a collaboration, I asked her if we could also do a giveaway. And so here we are, a giveaway for you to say THANK YOU!

Also if you are already searching for Christmas presents, this is a fantastic option! A personalized gift is fabulous to give and to receive!

My name necklace

Because I don’t wear silver I got to choose a goldplated  name necklace. I chose relatively simple letters, I like things simple! But you can choose by so many sorts, it’s for all tastes. The lenght of the necklace is perfect, it is a beautiful piece of jewelry. This is my necklace.

And now the names4ever giveaway!

This is the necklace that you can win! And what do I have to do, you wonder. Nothing! You don’t have to follow me on social media if you don’t want to, you don’t have to like anything. You are here and that’s enough for me. So please tell me in the comment if you want to join the giveaway. If you did not mention that you wanted to win, I will exclude you from the giveaway. Yes I know, I am very strickt. You are not the first one to tell me that! Lol. But I think it’s not fair if someone wins who could not be bothered. By the way, everyone can join. Names4ever sends orders to many countries, and the ones they don’t send to, I will!names4ever giveawaynames4ever giveawaynames4ever giveawaynames4ever giveawaynames4ever giveawaynames4ever giveaway

I will announce the winner on Saturday, November 25th. I will also announce it on Instagram.

This is where I link up!

 

 


THE BAD BUY BOOK: CARDIGANS

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

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 15th, 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 batennancy@gmail.com. Please put”Bad Buy” in the subject line.

Let’s take a look at our Bad Buy Cardigans!

First my always lovely and supportive co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the EdgeThe bad buy book: cardigansI couldn’t resist this chunky knit kimono style cardigan on clearance from Target.  I loved the light blue color and the fringed hem and the cozy style, but it is kind of frumpy.  I still wear it often when I just want to be cozy, but there is no way to avoid the frump factor in this one!The Bad buy book: cardigansThis black and white polka dot cardigan is one of my favorites, so I guess it isn’t really a bad buy…except that it is way too small and has been since the day I bought it.  I just have to always wear it open with only a very light layer underneath it. 

Nancy:(I remember when you showed it on the blog, I loved this outfit very much and I searched for a cardigan like that myself, without succes)

 And here is Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of StyleThe Bad Buy Book: cardigans

I’m actually submitting my step mom, Nancy’s photo for your challenge!!

This cardigan was just too big for her, and she actually ended up giving it to my husband to wear. (Don’t tell her, but since it’s in my closet, I actually wear it around the house too since it’s so warm). So it may have been a bad buy for her, but a good thing for me—ha ha!!!

And finally my Bad Buy cardiganThe Bad Buy Book: cardigans

I am banishing all of white tops and cardigans out of my closet since I learned, through these Bad Buy series, that I must not wear that color in my face! This is the last one to go.The Bad Buy Book: cardigans

And this is also such a awfull one! Why? I just don’t like purple! Any shade of purple!

I hope you enjoyed our Bad Buy Book serie! Next month’s theme is: Bags!

This is where I linkup!

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

 

 

 

 

 

THE BAD BUY BOOK: JACKETS

Welcome to October’s edition of The Bad Buy Book!

This month’s theme is: Jackets!

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 let’s take a look at this month’s Bad Buys!

First my ever charming co-host Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge.

Hi Nancy, here are my bad buy blazers…The Bad Buy Book: Jackets

The plaid blazer is from Talbots and I found it in my local thrift shop.  For $7, I could not resist the purchase.  And then another $6 to have it dry cleaned, I thought it was a steal for a total of $13!  However, it is a size to small and does not fit across the shoulders.  Making it $13 completely wasted!  I thought it would be comfortable with a light weight tee shirt underneath, but it is still too snug so I never wear it.

(Nancy: I think it’s a fantastic blazer)The Bad Buy Book: Jackets

The teal brocade blazer is a thrifted piece and I fell in love with the colors and the metallic threading throughout the ornate pattern.  But once again, it is a bit too snug across the shoulders.  So there it hangs in my closet…unworn due to its uncomfortability factor.  I need to stop buying these things that just don’t fit correctly!

(Nancy: it’s when we settle for less it goes wrong)

Now here is Sonja of YustSoMe.The Bad Buy Book: jacketsIt is my winter jacket from last year. It was cheap, warm, but after a month I saw that white stuff was coming out of the fabric.

I was very dissapointed, because I loved it.. so far.

Now I use it for gardening and the dirty jobs. And a new coat is on her way… a longer model, so I can wear my long sweaters, without peeping under! (Dat ze eronderuit piepen ).

(Nancy: okay, I know it’s about the jacket…..but check those lips!)

And also my Bad Buy Jacket.The Bad Buy Book: jackets

Do I need to say anything else but…..BORING!The Bad Buy Book: JacketsI actually was writing a post title when I remembered I had another Bad Buy jacket. It is currently in the back of my car to bring to the thrift store. I don’t know why I don’t like it, I think it feels to masculine.

We hope you liked our Bad Buys, well we mean that we hope you like to read it!, and join us too next month!

Next months theme is: Cardigans! Now we just know you have at least one in your closet that you do not wear! Show it!

Till then!

 

 

STYLED BY……….JACQUI

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.

Let’s see who tell’s her Style Story this month!

Styled by………Jacqui

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!Styled by..........JacquiStyled by..........Jacqui

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!?Styled by..........JacquiI 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.Styled by..........JacquiStyled by..........JacquiStyled by..........JacquiClassic 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.Styled by..........JacquiI’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.Styled by..........JacquiI’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.

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!

This is where I link up!

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

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