FITTED BLOUSE WITH SHOULDER PADS & JACQUARD WOVEN TROUSERS & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

A blouse with shoulder pads…how do you feel about that?

I was actually happily surprised when I was wearing this blouse. I did not notice the shoulder pads when I ordered this one. I mean, when I see a trend for the second time mostly it doesn’t make me happy. Click here for some collections with shoulder pads. But it is elegant, stylish and gives the blouse a little more swoomph! But I think that if you’re wider in the shoulders, you don’t want them in your closet. Just like I don’t want straight trousers because I have no buttocks and thin legs. I look like an idiot whenever I try those trousers.

What about green and beige?

Beige is normally a color that I should not wear on the upper half. But this blouse with shoulder pads comes only in this color, I had to make a sacrifice. I loved it to much! The blouse has brackets on the front, just like a corset. And what about the trousers. I said it before, I don’t like trousers that much but with this one I just felt for the color. I’m not quite happy with the design of the trousers because it is a bit wider. And it also has got a high waist with folds, so it looks like you have eaten everything on the menu at the sushi restaurant.(which I could!) But it’s the color… A beautiful shade of green with a woven leaf print. I look like a wood, a wood in fall! Haha, I even matched my earrings!blouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsblouse with shoulder padsBlouse: here

Trousers: here

Boots: mine are from last years Zara collection, these are now in.

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My favorite of last week is: Tina of Tina’s Pink Fridayblouse with shoulder pads

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HOW TO WEAR LEATHER LEGGINGS IN FALL & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

Leather leggings weather!

Yes, at last I can wear my leather legging again! Faux leather legging is what I actually mean. In the summer it is way to hot to wear these, but now that it is colder I can finally take them out of the closet. This legging is so very nice to wear, the waist is pretty high so you don’t have to pull it up all the time. And it is a very stretchy one, and very stylish….at least I think so. Leather leggings are so versatile. You can wear them with a long cool sweater, with a tunic and you can even wear a dress on it. It has something ,,edgyness,, yet it is also a very feminine item. That is to say, when you wear it with heels. I never actually wear the leather leggings with flat boots. I’m not a biker. Gerben is! ( he does wear his leather,,legging”(read pants of course)with flat boots). But that’s a totally different look!

You have seen this before!

The very very observant reader might think: where did I see that striped thing before? Right! Here! But the tee was a bit to short, and as a 50+ woman walking around with a naked belly is to much Little Britain for me. So I cut the sleeves et voila! I wear blue earrings and my blue sandals, which really were my favorite last season. My dragonfly broche has a little bit blue in it and I showed my blue leather blazer before here.leather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggingsleather leggings

Leather legging: here

White long blouse: simular here

Sandals: here

Blazer: Bazaar Beverwijk

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My favorite of last week is: Sonja of YustSoMeLeather leggings in Fall

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FASHION OVER 50 WIDE SKIRT WITH PRINT

Fashion over 50 is fantastic!

And why is fashion over 50 so great? Well in my case because the older I get the more confidant I am. As a girl and a young woman I was pretty uncertain. Many people confused it with arrogance. Such a pitty. But the more confidence I get, the more I wear what I want. No, I have to say that in a different way. I always have worn what I wanted but now I feel more confidant in the clothes I wear. Such a shame that I had to wait until this age to get there!

This skirt helped me to find a new dress!

Just like these shoes I felt immediately in love with this skirt when I saw it on Instagram. The print is fantastic, the colors modest yet colorful and it has bags. I think that looks great on skirts like this one. And the lenght is just right for fashion over 50(on me that is). When I checked the site where I bought this skirt, I saw that this brand has got amazing dresses too! And I had been looking for a dress for our party. Gerben and I are 25 years together this year( we are not married) and in June we celebrate that with family and friends. And I ,,needed,, a dress for that occasion of cours. The dress will not be worn before the party, even not for you guys so you all have to wait a while! I have already told you that the store where I bought most of my clothes, and where I worked, has changed the concept. I can’t find any nice dresses or skirts there anymore. Such a shame. On the other hand, it aint a bad thing to explore other brands.

What I wear with this skirt.

I know, print mixing is it! But I do not intend to cover the fine print of this skirt with other prints. So I keep it calm with a lace top and a leather bolero. Btw, my dear blogging friend Shelbee wore this print on a beautiful blue dress last week. Isn’t that coincidental! printed skirt in fashion over 50lace top in fashion over 50leather bolero in fashion over 50fashion over 50outfit in fashion over 50red shoes in fashion over 50swans in fashion over 50skirt in fashion over 50me in fashion over 50

Skirt: here

Shoes: here

Top: mine is sold out, but simular here

Bolero: here

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My choice of last week is: Nicole of Huisvlijtfashion over 40

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PINK SKIRT, RED TOP, BLACK BLAZER & FANCY FRIDAY LINKUP

I finally am wearing a pink skirt.

But first I ask your attention to the following. Tomorrow is the first of April and April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Red My Lips has started an campaign to wear all month red lipstick. Read below a piece of their website.

Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization designed to raise visibility and awareness about the realities and prevalence of sexual violence, while combating rape myths and victim-blaming. We run an annual global awareness and action campaign where our fierce and fearless supporters rock red lipstick all throughout the month of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to demonstrate solidarity and support for survivors and start important conversations with people in their lives.

You can find more information here on this organization.

So a pink skirt …and red lips!

Pink and red. I know it is not very original because we do see half of all the fashionbloggers in this combination. But it is so beautiful! This skirt is pretty thin so I am wearing tights underneath and hence also went with a blazer. A small pink bracelet with some thin black ones and pink earrings. A red corsage gives the outfit just a little more cachet. I think I will wear a lot of pink and red this season.

Don’t forget your picture of your worst trousers for The Bad Buy Book.

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Skirt: here*

Sandals: here

Top: here*

Blazer: here

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Most viewed from last week is: Carrie of A Stylish Fitfashion pink skirt

My favorite from last week is: Pamela of ITSPAMDELfashion pink skirt

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WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR ON A FLORAL MIDI SKIRT?

Would you wear a print on a floral skirt?

No, not me of course! I’m not there yet! But would you? I have seen a lot of you mixing prints and styles together and it’s often amazing. I did it in my blogging life once here and I thought it looked very well. In fact, I have worn this many times on other skirts. But let’s take this skirt for eample. I personally feel that if you wear a top in a color that reflects also in the skirt, then it enchances the colors and the print of the skirt. Well I must say that I very much love order. All in one convenient place, all clear, tidy. You know what I mean? So to wear any other color that is not in the skirt, or to add a print feels messy. Okay, are there already some of you who think: she’s not in her right mind! Probably. I found here a nice explanation of how to mix prints. Now I think to myself, okay, maybe a striped sweater? Here are a few ideas of mixing prints.

But I really want to hear from you what you think I should wear on this skirt. Because I have quite a bit of these skirts, and I am really fond of them, but I also think it should be more exciting. I show you another time what I have done with your tips and how I wear the skirt now.

How did I wear my floral skirt.

Well, plain, borring! This is an outfit that I wear often, or something simular, as we go for a walk. Going for a walk means for us that Gerben is walking and I am in the wheelchair. And do you know what is really ridiculous? I don’t want to look stylish while sitting in the weelchair. It feels to me like it’s not appropriate or something like that. I hate it because I want to look stylish! I’m afraid I have to work on that. But well, walking and don’t want to look stylish…I said years ago, when I have to be in a wheelchair I can finally wear high heels again because I then don’t have to walk anyway. Yeah, see what I am wearing!

I love these wide floral scuba midi skirts. I love the colors and the print and scuba is wonderful. It’s so light and it doesn’t wrinkle. I wear a warm sweater, because it was freezing here, with ruffled sleeves and boots with a flat heel. So these are boots that I wear when I do my groceries and it’s raining or there is snow or something like that. And when I am in the weelchair. I wear an elastic belt with tulle flowers on it. In itself, if you think the boots away, ther is nothing wrong with the outfit, but just as I said, it can be more exciting. Of course with an heeled ankle boot, or wedges, but let me know what you think I should wear on a skirt like this!

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Sweater: almost simular here*

Skirt: very reduced here*

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STYLED BY……….NICOLE!

 

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?

Every first Tuesday of the month you will  find a post here with someone who tells about her or his style.  Do you also have a story to tell, please contact me via email.

This month tells Nicole about her style!

Styled by….Nicole!

Personal style is not a constant and is not something that you are given in the gens. Personal style is an active process, i.e. every woman of any age can develop personal style. All she must do is to take control of what she wears. This means she must liberate herself from superimposed perceptions of society, peers, family, friends, newspapers, and most importantly the fashion industry. Developing personal style is work under progress. Having great personal style is a life long journey of picking the items that are right for you and so you. In this sense, personal style is about knowing how to turn fashion into style.

Personal style reflects who you are and who you have become.  As your life changes, what is right for you or so you will change as well. However, in personal style, two things stay constant, namely that you wear what feels right for the life you live and that you feel right about it. Personal style means that you will permanently make changes – call it updates or upgrades –  as you change your lifestyle.lederhosen in styled by......

The constants in my personal style are a great love for black, red and pink, sleek outfits, embellishments around my ankles, as well as leather.  I loved my red lederhosen as they kept me out of trouble with my mother. One of the first style fights with my mother was about my wanting something in black when I was a toddler. Back in the 60s, black was not a color for a toddler. I love black so much that I even wanted to get married in a black fit-and-flare dress with a daisy head band. However, my husband had already his gray double breasted suit and thought the wedding photos would turn out to dark. Thus, I went for a red skirt suit and a black hat. What else, right? Personal style!edding dress styled by......

Once I was an adult, the shortest haircut was a bob. I always loved 3/4 sleeves, skirt hems around knee lengths, great shoes, scarves, abstract floral print on black background.

As an early teenager, I had a retro style phase followed by a Bohemian tribal phase. Around graduation from High School and in my early college years, I loved wearing “hand-me downs” or flea market finds. I had to save money for college. Once in college, I had to live on about 600 DM ($300) a month. My mom called my style “Lumpenlook” (shabby look), but it was grunge.styled by.......

My grunge phase transitioned to Rock’n Roll when my brother grew about a foot in a year, which brought his leather pants into my closet as a hand me down. The pants ended around my ankles and they became the featured body part. 50s style self-sewn skirts with T-shirt were my summer goto, while the leather pants were for rainy days and winter. After my BS, I got a job. Even though the payment was 360 DM at maximum per month, I now could afford cool pumps or booties from brands like Peter Kaiser, or Bally when they were on sale twice a year.denim dress in styled by.....

As a MS and PhD graduate student, my style developed towards what was called in West Germany the Banker Style – a young, cheap version of Euro Chic. Young women who wanted to look professional, but couldn’t fork over the money for high quality suits, blazers, pencil skirts, coats and bags, shopped for business-like clothes at H&M. We made our own necklaces. Faux pearl necklaces were a must-have. Denim and anything casual was reserved for the weekends, but statement pumps and a bold statement necklace were a must. Lust items were a swatch or Tissot watch. I never bought the former one. Of course, many of my fake suits were black. I worked an entire summer to earn the money for a black statement leather jacket.grunge style styled by.....

In the 90s, when working on my second PhD, my style turned to Euro Chic with a twist. Think Emmanuelle Alt and Ines de la Fressange with a bit Kate Moss thrown in. My closet blackened literally. Black became my “goto” neutral. Prints were reserved for silk scarves, silk bows, and some summer weekend and vacation dresses. A blazer, shirt with bow or scarf, dark jeans (midnight blue or black) plus pumps or blazer, sweater, necklace, dark jeans and pumps were my 90s uniform. In summer, I wore straight or pencil skirts with a silk sweater, scarf and pumps or a LBD on warm days, add a blazer for cool days. Lust items were a Festina or Movado watch. I never bought the latter one. 🙁

I date the start of my American Classic with a twist style back to 2000, when I spent my sabbatical at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. I fell in love with denim beyond the pair of black or midnight blue jeans. I added denim jackets to my wardrobe and wore them with my straight skirts or over my printed summer dresses.

My blazers went from having a solid color to herring bone, plaid or hounds tooth. I added gray, chocolate brown and blue plus the white button-down shirt to my wardrobe basics. While I didn’t wear boots since junior high, I now invested in a pair of riding boots to wear with a tweed skirt.outfit in styled by.....

What’s next? Short hair? Who knows? Style evolves with the changes in your life. What to wear depends on the dressing situation. I wrote an entire book about it – called How to Dress for Success in Midlife.

Thank you very much Nicole for your Style story! At Nicole’s blog you can find out how you can order her book! High Latitude Style