Monday, 31 August 2015

Announcing the New #iwillwearwhatilike Weekly Link Up

Not Dressed As Lamb - new weekly link up
I couldn't have August end and just let #iwillwearwhatilike fizzle out, could I...?!

So many lovely ladies have enjoyed my Instagram campaign so much (not least myself) that I had to think of a way to continue the positive vibes and wonderful new relationships #iwillwearwhatilike has created. A daily theme was a lot of work, admittedly - so how about a weekly link up?

I've been toying with the idea of hosting a link up party for quite a while, and launching one now seems the perfect time to keep the momentum and the buzz of #iwillwearwhatilike going. (If you have no clue as to what I'm talking about, have a read of the original announcement of the campaign here.) A link up party is the obvious solution: You don't have to be a blogger to take part as you can link up Instagram posts or blog posts.

So - starting next Monday, 7th September, I'll be the host of the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! Although it's generally for the over 30s (and that means over 40s, 50s, etc. as well) to link up outfits that show how they - you've guessed it - wear what they like, there'll be no actual age restriction. I may also throw in a theme, but again it won't be mandatory. I'll simply feature my favourite outfit linked up from someone that did follow the theme (does that make sense?) the following week.

All you need to do is come back next Monday at 3pm British Summer Time (GMT+1) when the link up will go live on my new blog post. And if you'd like a theme, how about...

COLOUR! Show me your most colourful outfits or accessories :)

Let me know if you'll be linking up in the comments - don't forget you don't need a blog to link up, you can link up Instagram posts too. (Don't forget to use the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike on Mondays on Instagram.)

And help a girl out: Do please make suggestions for the following week's theme in the comments too! Thanks so much x
Catherine
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  1. Hi Catherine, this is a great idea. I say yes to continuing the good vibe and I will come over on Monday to show some colour. Am I the first? yay. :)

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    1. Elsie I'm so pleased!! You'll have to be quick to be the first to link up though...! ;))

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  2. Yippee!!! I was soooo going to miss the #iwillwearwhatilike campaign, I knew you'd pull something out of your rather stylish bag :)
    Looking forward to the link ups.
    Michelle x

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    1. That's great Michelle - lots more rule-breaking form you I'm sure!! x

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  3. I am soooooooooooo glad you are doing it in the end, yeahhhhhhhhhhh. a shot

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    1. I am Sacramento, I am!! It needed a good reason to do it and #iwillwearwhatilike seemed the perfect time to do it x

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  4. This is great news Catherine. Really looking forward to HIWM link-up. Yah!

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    1. Excellent Susan! (Though HIWM is already hosted by Adrienne and Gill..?)

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    2. Ooops. I meant IWWWIL. Akkk So bad with acronyms!

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  5. Of course I`m in! And I`m superhappy that #iwillwearwhatilike will keep on. A suggestion for a theme: My own personal favorite; SHOES!!

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    1. I'm so glad, Tone - hope to see you and your fabulous legs lots more...!!!!!! I'll make a note of shoes x

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  6. Brilliant idea Catherine.
    Colour is the perfect start for you and your blog's ethos. Count me in...it will be lots of fun!
    I am looking forward to seeing what fabulous ideas/outfits/items your followers come up with.
    I am always looking for inspiration.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous

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    1. Aww Samantha I am SO glad, I kinda knew you'd be on board...! And likewise, can't wait to see what you'll be linking up x

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  7. Of course I will be linking up, I have loved the hashtag on Instagram. Thanks for keeping this going, its been great

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    1. I'm so pleased Linda - thanks for taking part on IG, looking forward to seeing you here too!! x

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  8. I always wondered why you haven't ever hosted a linkup so I'm very excited about you starting one! And of course if HAD to be colour! And following our little convo with Samantha last night and following on Tone's suggestion of shoes why not brogues! You know because I've now starting on the count down to 13 pairs!!! :)

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    1. Aww thanks Jacqueline - I've thought about it for ages and kept thinking I couldn't stick to the same day each week thing. However I'd had a bit of a restructure of posting schedule and have stuck to outfit posts on Mondays for a while now, so I thought if I can do that then I can do a link up! Looking forward to seeing you here x

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  9. Awesome! I'm so excited this will be continuing and I'll definitely be contributing. How about 'Sheer Clothing' for a theme. I recently read another over fifty blogger say in a comment section that older women should use caution when wearing sheer clothing because it could 'age' them and I was absolutely mortified because I have a ton of sheer tops in my closet. I actually wear them as extra coverups…over tank tops etc. if I don't want too much flesh showing. Maybe she was thinking more of sheer tops where they show their bra underneath…I don't know. But it bothered me.

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    1. Amy I'm so pleased, it was lovely to get to know you via the hashtag! Sheer is a great idea, I'll keep that in mind too. I say BALLS to whoever said that sheer could age you... Even if it did (though I don't know how), who cares??!!!!!!!! x

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  10. I am a very new over-40 blogger and would love to link up, so hopefully I can figure out how to do it! I have been following your #iwillwearwhatilike campaign and I love the message and inspiration behind it. I really like the color theme and the shoes theme, but why not combine them for a third theme of COLORED SHOES! Not just any old brown, black, tan, white, or gray shoe will do, but shoes in rich or bright hues that scream "Look at me!" I am getting super excited about my new blogging adventure! I will see you on the edge (http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/)

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    1. Shelbee welcome to the world of 40+ blogging...!! I'm so pleased to hear you've been enjoying #iwillwearwhatilike on IG - the link ups are VERY easy to join. You just click on the blue button that says "Add your link" and follow the instructions. And thank you for the coloured shoes suggestion too, duly noted! x

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  11. Looking forward to your link up next week!

    Alice
    www.happpinessatmidlife.com

    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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  12. I'm in too! Thanks Catherine....See you all next week x

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  13. I was a bit slow in finding the # and didn't realised it was a different theme each day, sorry. I blame the summer holidays, haha. I love a fashion challenge especially with I theme. I have a perfect outfit in mind. I can't wait to join you :) iwillwearwhatilike !! x

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    1. Oh gosh that's no problem, Claire Justine - I didn't impose any strict rules on using the Instagram hashtag at all! So glad you're on board, see you next week x

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  15. Awesome idea! I will definitely come on over! Thanks! It is a stupendous campaign.

    Charlie
    Fur Earwig

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  16. I'll definitely take part on my blog and Instagram. The more colour the better. I've visited your FB page and commented as Emiko as well.

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    1. Ah yes I recognise your other name, Emerald! Really glad you'll be joining in x

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  17. I am digesting this delightful piece of news with absolute relief, Catherine, so pleased :) I was suffering a smidge of withdrawal when the 31st came and when. You can most certainly count on me being an active participant and and and my first contribution? I propose Graphic Nails since that would most certainly make me go do something about mine xoxo

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    1. Aww bless you Sheela...! You were a big part of #iwillwearwhatililke so the new link up wouldn't be the same without you. And I'll make a note of graphic nails xx

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  18. So pleased #iwillwearwhatilike is not being put to bed. Count me in for sure!
    Laurie x

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    1. That's so good to hear - thanks for your support, Laurie!! xx

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  19. Fabulous Catherine, I'll be definately in. See you then, enjoy your Sunday. Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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