I don’t do affiliate links, google adds and links to my outfits. Can’t be bothered with it. I am not a money making blogger. But I do love fun collaborations. I don’t do that often either, really only if I’m actually going to use or wear the product myself. So when Tantilly asked about collaborations on Facebook, I immediately responded because I think it’s a great brand! I also received a positive response very quickly and of course came the best part: choosing a beautiful dress!
Tantilly silk wrap dress
The wonderful thing about this kind of collaboration is that it feels like you’re getting a present! Writing a blog post is something I love to do and taking photos is also fun. Although the result is never good enough for me. But I’m just not in my twenties, I don’t have a natural flair for posing, I don’t have a professional photographer, let alone a professional camera. I am an almost 55 year old woman with a passion for fashion and my blog, and totally being myself! And that should be good enough.
But because I love to do all that for the blog it doesn’t feel like you have to write or take photos. And that’s why it feels like a present when a lovely collaboration pops up!
Silky Tantilly wrap dress in blue and brown
Back to the dress because that’s what it’s all about! Tantilly is a Dutch company that designs almost everything itself. Inspired by flowers and retro prints. They have listened perfectly to the wishes of their customers by creating dresses that are not too tight on the tummy area and often slightly longer at the back, which I love very much. The clothes are colorful and of great fabrics and quality. They also design larger sizes even custom made. This is a company with the right social attitude. As they support local craftsmen by letting their clothes not only be made in the Netherlands, but also in Fair Fashion workshops in several countries.
My chosen dress is made of 70% silk and feels so wonderful. The colors are a beautiful combination of blue and brown. I can also wear these as a kimono with jeans! Or as a long jacket. With a top over it, it can be worn as a skirt. So many options with a wrap dress! Take a look at the Tantilly site or visit the physical store in Deventer! Which is, by the way, a very lovely place to spend a day shopping!
Thanks Tantilly for this lovely collaboration!
I was featured in this dress at Links a La Mode. Together with some fabulous women. Please take a look!
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You and I think the same – I don’t have ads or run affiliate links but gifted collaborations are good, if it’s what you would buy. This is a gorgeous dress, I can see how good quality it is.
Thank you very much Gail!
That dress is so pretty and I can imagine how good it feels! I’ve never owned a silk dress. It’s a beauty you’ll enjoy for years to come. Have a great weekend and thanks for the link up!
It just feels like wearing nothing at all, so light! Thanks Kellyann!
What a gorgeous dress. Looks so luxurious. Have a great weekend sweet Nancy.
Thanks Andrea, have a great weekend!!
Love the dress and your shoes!
Thank you very much!
The dress is lovely Nancy and so good that it is made in The Netherlands. Many thanks for hosting Nancy, enjoy your weekend.
Thank you very much Jill, have a good weekend!
Your dress is beautiful and I bet feels amazing on! Love the colors and retro print! Thank you for the linkup!
Jill – Doused in Pink
Thanks Jill! Yes it is such a light fabric!
What a stunning dress Nancy! I adore the color and print and the wrap dress details are so flattering. Thanks for the link up!
Thanks Kathrine, have a great weekend and week ahead of you!
I have some affiate links on my blog, but do love to get a nice gift along the way – this is beautiful Nancy and very you! Thanks for sharing and hosting today. Jacqui x
Thank you very much Jacqui!
So loving this dress, you look great in it! Thank you for hosting this link up!
Life is a Shoe
Thank you very much!
What a beautiful wrap dress on you! You picked well for your collaboration! 🙂 The colours are so nice.
It’s funny – I’m the opposite! I do affiliate links as I linked to things I was wearing before affiliate links anyway! But I turn down brand collaborations as they seem like too much work, haha! Always up for collabs with other bloggers though 🙂
Thank you for the link up! hope you’re having a good week!
Haha, that’s funny! Yes I like collabs with other bloggers too!
Nancy, I LOVE this dress! What beautiful colors and print. And the style is absolutely fabulous on you. I am loving your shoes as well. Also, your attitude about collaborations is so where I am with my blog, too. I ended up with so many affiliate companies that I simply couldn’t keep track of any of it. And for the pennies earned, it is just not worth it. So I stopped with all the affiliate stuff. But I do get excited for a collaboration that provides me with wonderful new wardrobe pieces. I look forward to the other ways you will style this dress! Have a great weekend.
Agree! Why bother right! Thanks love.
The dress is stunning on you Nancy. I love a wrap dress. I was trying on Ralph Lauren wrap dresses yesterday. I need to save some pennies for those though! Have a lovely weekend xx
Haha, I’ll bet! Thanks Laurie!
What a beautiful dress, Nancy. I love the style, print and quality looks amazing. Thank you for hosting, have a great weekend. x
Thank you very much!
Nancy, you look absolutely gorgeous! That dress is so beautiful, I love the shape and the print. I love doing collabs too, but since starting The Grey Brunette, it’s taking a while to build up my readership so that brands approach me. Hopefully it will start happening again soon!
Oh I bet it will Suzy!
What a pretty dress! I love the print! Happy Friday and thanks for hosting!
Believe me, I think I have 4 poses I rely on! lol 🙂 Love this beautiful dress on you and the peek of lace that goes perfectly! Silk is so wonderful and I bet it feels great on. I love the colors and your wooden heels.
Have a great weekend!
Haha, I always feel like my photos are all the same! Thank you very much Jess!
What a gorgeous dress- love it! And it looks amazing on you- no kidding you jumped on this collab- who wouldn’t ! Have a great weekend my friend xx
Thank you very much Lucy!
Wow, Nancy, that silk dress is absolutely gorgeous! That print is so pretty. I love companies that support local areas and fair workers. I have done a couple collaborations and would love to do more! Like you, my blog doesn’t make much money but I love writing and fashion and meeting new ladies with the same interests, so I Just keep blogging! Have a lovely weekend.
That’s the best about blogging! The feeling that it gives us! The friendships!
I’m the same way. I can’t be bothered with it, but congrats on the opportunity to collaborate!
Thank you for hosting and have a lovely weekend!!
Thank you very much!
Beautiful drees, Nancy! It fits you so well!
What a pretty color adn print: I am looking foward to seeing you style it other ways. I am also really loving your sandals. I am learning though that I don’t wear mine much unless they are flat or a wedge. That block heel though is really nice!
Yes me to but these sandals are very comfortable!
I love the color and the pattern! You look fabulous.
That is a lovely dress indeed—I can see why you jumped at the chance to partner with them! And as for affiliate links, you’re not missing much; it’s a lot of work for little reward 😉
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Indeed and I find it often annoying on other blogs just like adds!
That’s the best kind of collaboration Nancy!! And that dress is truly beautiful!!
You and I are kindred spirits in our purposes for blogging. Like you, I don’t run my blog to earn money; it is a passion of the heart. You do a marvelous job of sharing your love for fashion and you should never feel as though you owe your audience an apology. There is definitely a place in the blog universe for bloggers like us.
As for this dress, you made an excellent choice. The colors and pattern are fabulous and the style suits you well. I hope you have a great weekend.
These are the best comments from real women! Likewise minded women! Thanks Rena!!
That dress is so stunning on you. It’s very flattering too! I love the color!
The wrap dress is one of my all time favourite. You look great in this number, Nancy
Nancy, a silk dress goes a long way. Lovely.
And you know what? Fashion blogging as a mature woman is what real fashion and style is all about. We make sure it is not all about youth. Still more important than ever. There is not a lot of diversity when it comes to age and agism is very much alive and kickin. Just my 2 cents.
Happy blogging my friend! xo Sabina
Thank you very much for your good comment! I agree!
What a stunner of a dress, Nancy! Both the colours and the print are just my cup of tea. Perfectly accessorized with those fun earrings and fabulous shoes! I also applaud your attitude to blogging, and I just love the 40 and 50+ non-profit blogging community! xxx
Indeed! So much better then to read a blog where there are so much adds! That is so annoying.
What a lovely dress Nancy. Yes this is the best kind of collaboration. Great choice.
This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love the print and the design. So awesome when a company supports home country businesses. Beautiful!
Nancy you look gorgeous! ?
I absolutely love this blue floral print on you, Nancy! Your shoes match the outfit perfectly too.
I hope you are having a great week so far!
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Thanks Amber, I love these old sandals!
Beautiful dress, Nancy. Thanks for hosting and linking up. #TheWeekendLinkUp
Thanks for also linking up to The Wednesday Link Up. I will stop by tomorrow and join you. #TheWednesdayLinkUp
Thanks, that would be lovely!
Such a great dress. The colors are so pretty.
Aw, there’s me! Thanks so much for picking me as your favourite, Nancy! I really appreciate the work involved in hosting a link-party! I know you will like this week’s outfit – it features both my Iron Maiden tour shirt AND my Vivienne Westwood skirt!
LOVE your new silk wrap-dress – it looks amazing on you. I have yet to bite on any kind of collaboration for my blog. It’s not my thing.
Oh I always am so envious of you Vivienne items! Looking forward to see the outfit!
Beautiful outfit! Thanks for sharing.
That’s a beautiful dress! I love your earrings too – are they polymer clay? Blogging because you love it is the best reason. I don’t make any money from my blog and don’t get many collabs now – I’m not big enough on Instagram and don’t have the time to spend hours a day on it to get loads of followers. I do love to collaborate with a brand that I genuinely love if the opportunity arises though. Quality over quantity!
Indeed Emma, that’s why I love to read your blog! It’s genuine!
Oh and yes it is polymer clay!