Welcome to another Women around the World. This week, we are jumping over the Netherlands to talk with Nancy from Nancy’s Fashion Style. Nancy is a fashion blogger that I have been following for some time now. She hosts a weekly link-up on Fridays. She’s also just a very supportive person. I always say that I love all the supportive women I’ve met through blogging. While I’ve been fortunate to meet some in real life, there are many I just know through a computer screen. They are super nice and supportive of each other. I love that mentality over that of competition any day. So enjoy my chat with Nancy!
name, age, where you’re from and where you live now
Hi, my name is Nancy. I am 38 (for 13 years now!) and I am from the Netherlands.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
I am a passionate fashion lover with a hereditary lung disease.
Tell me what your blog is all about.
It’s all about fashion!
My blog is about personal style. I show what I like and what I wear. And I also have two series where bloggers can participate! The Styled by series, where women and men talk about their style, and The Bad Buy Book, where we put all of our wrong purchases in the spotlight! And every Friday I host the Fancy Friday linkup party.
When did you start your blog?
I started my blog almost two years ago, but it was very different then. It was more to try if I would like it. With this blog, I started it almost a year and a half ago.
Why did you start your blog?
I started a blog because at one point I had to stop working because of my disease. After about a year, it took me that long to accept that I could not work anymore. I had to find something to do during the day. I have always had a passion for fashion and I love to write. So it all came together!
What are your goals for your blog?
Well, I just want people to enjoy my posts. I love it when someone participates in one of the series and it makes me happy to see that the linkup is always visited very well. I of course love to collaborate with brands, but I can’t put the energy in my blog that I want. I have to take care of my health!
What are some things people don’t know about blogging that they should know?
That it costs a lot of time! And energy!
How would you describe your personal style?
I have no idea! I don’t really know if I have a personal style. Well, I never wear a sporty style (only when I work out that is!). I like a lot of styles. It depends on my mood what I am wearing that day. A preppy style, an elegant outfit, or something edgy. I would love to hear how others see my style.
Where do you get style inspiration?
I think in puberty from my music icons and later on in life I just bought what I like. I often buy something that doesn’t fit with anything I already have.
I know you talk about your inherited lung disease on your blog. I read your posts about it and I love how positive you are. You seem to have come to a good place with all of it. What was your journey with the disease like?
Oh Nina, it was hard…so very hard. And it still is. I am not getting better and it will only get worse. But I have a lot of things to be grateful for and I like to focus my life on the good things. In my about me page in the menu I have put links to the posts about my disease.
How does blogging help you in coping with it?
A lot! It gave me a new purpose in life after I couldn’t work anymore. It gave me self-confidence and it makes me a happier person!
What do you love the most about yourself?
What does being a woman mean to you?
Pff that’s a difficult question….I’ll keep it superficial….being able to dress up and put on makeup and do all the feminine things like shopping etc.
Tell me about your country. What do you love the most about the Netherlands?
The freedome to be who you want to be!
What are some places people need to visit in your country?
Giethoorn! The black market in Beverwijk, Maastricht, Texel, Arnhem!
What advice do you have for people wanting to visit?
Nothing special, just whatever you do: Enjoy!
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you very much for this interview Nina. I liked it very much because you added some personal and difficult questions!
As mentioned above, Nancy has a Styled by feature where she features style bloggers. If you’re a fashion blogger looking for guest blogging opportunities, this is not one to overlook! She’s just looking for bloggers to write a post about their personal style. Feel free to contact her and get more information about it here.