STYLED BY………MIKARA

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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 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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

STYLED BY………. AMANDA

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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.

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.

 

 

 

 

Me in tulle skirt in 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? I am always curious about stories of people and, of course, especially when it comes to fashion and style. I hope you too will like it and also like to share your own story on my blog.

The series has started on December 6, 2016. 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. Of course I can not stay behind and will also share with you my own style story.

STYLED BY…………NANCY

December 6 – STYLED BY……..JONATHAN

STYLED BY……..JONATHAN

January 3rd – STYLED BY………DEBBIE

STYLED BY……….DEBBIE

February 7th – STYLED BY………NICOLE

STYLED BY………NICOLE

March 7th – STYLED BY……….GREETJE

STYLED BY……….GREETJE

APRIL 4 – STYLED BY……..REMKE

STYLED BY……….REMKE

MAY 2 – STYLED BY……..CYNTHIA

STYLED BY……….REMKE

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 Remke about her style!

Styled by…..Remke!

When Nancy asked me whether I was willing to write a blogpost on her website for the column “Styled by…” I was a little reluctant to accept, because I wasn’t sure: did I already have a clothing style of my own? Wasn’t it just a year ago that one day I decided to put all my men’s clothes in bags and have these donated to charity? I had, of course, already some women’s clothing hanging in my closet, because in the Netherlands we have this saying: do not throw away your old shoes before you buy new ones. But to say that I immediately had a vision on what would be my clothing style? Not really. That style still had to be developed.

In the months that followed, I slowly extended my ladies wardrobe (and sometimes not that slow). That track was obviously accompanied by trial and error, in other words, with some bad buys. But by doing so I gradually discovered what I liked, what I didn’t like, what is me and what isn’t me, and what colors suit me and what colors definitely do not suit me.Styled by........

Because you know, sometimes something can look nice on the hanger, but that does not mean that it also looks nice on me. For instance I like dresses a lot, but the shape of my male body often throws spanner in the works: I’m tall, slender, angular, broad-shouldered for a woman and unfortunately I miss waist. My body shape is best described as straight and then dresses look like bags without a shape. I realize though that everybody criticizes her or his own figure. Nevertheless I was able to buy a couple of dresses, which I think look nice on me. Styled by.........Styled by.........

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I also love to wear skirts: pencil skirts, short skirts, midi-skirts, A-line skirts, etc. I guess that this has something to do with the fact that wearing skirts and dresses for a “man” is not really done 😉 and that now I am trying to regain the time I have lost in the past years.Styled by.........Styled by.........Styled by.........

To further refine my clothing style I looked a lot at what other women were wearing and how they were combining, both in color and in terms of pieces of clothing. I learned a lot from just observing. And gradually my own clothing style emerged, which I would describe as feminine, smooth and casual.Styled by........Styled by.........And occasionally as neatly dressed, if circumstances require that.Styled by......... I want to make sure though that I do not dress like a teenager: I don’t want to get nominated for the tv program “Hotter than my daughter”. By the way, I have a 19 year old daughter, so I do have a good reference point. On the other hand, I will not hesitate to buy something I really like to wear and I think it is compatible to who I am and who I stand for. As an example, I got myself a very nice summery, short nail vest; you can see a little part of my belly, that’s true. There were people telling me that I am too old for something like that. Obviously I don’t agree.Styled by.........Is my style finished? No, of course not. Style is never finished and will aways evolve, parallel to the development of the person. I do know that there is still a bit of Remco inside of me and that my womanhood has not yet reached maturity. These changes will no doubt be visible in my clothing style. And last but not least, it’s inevitable that aging will have an impact on my choice of clothing and the style of my clothing and you know, that is fine. My motto: seize the day, despite the age you have 😉

 

Love, Remke

Fantastic Remke! It is so funny that you are, as a grown up woman, in your puberty of finding your style. But you know very well what suits you and what don’t! Thank you very much for telling us your style story!

Read more about Remke on her blog.

Do you also want to tell your style story? You can! Send your story with some nice pictures via email to  nancybaten@upcmail.nl and you will be in the spotlight! To the wonderful ladies who have promised me their story, can you please send it to me soon? Thank you!

SPAMMING NANCY’S FASHION STYLE

I ‘m going to spam Nancy’s Fashion Style today!

I thought I’d do it a bit different today! I’m going to spam my own blog today! To highlight what I do on Nancy’s Fashion Style. And to let you know where you can follow me. Go shame yourself if you don’t already do. It’s not that I’m gonna stalk you day and night!

What to do on Nancy’s Fashion Style.

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Every Friday I host the Fancy Friday linkup party. The linkup will start at midnight(CET) and even if you’re not a blogger you can join! Every week I feature the most viewed one and my favorite also on Pinterest. It is a fun way to get to know other bloggers and for other bloggers to get to know you! Read here how it works.logo site in Wishlist & Fancy Friday linkup Nancy's Fashion Style

Styled by….. series!

Every first Tuesday of the month someone tells about her or his style evolution. How long they have that style, what does it say about that person etc. If you have a style story to tell, read this page for more information. I would love to read all about your style!STYLED BY........ Nancy's Fashion Style

The Bad Buy Book!

Every fifteenth of the month Shelbee and I host The Bad Buy Book. Here we want you to show your worst purchases and explain why it was such a bad bargain. Tomorrow we kick of the first theme: Sitting Shoes! Don’t mis it! You will find more information here. The Bad Buy Book Sitting Shoes

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