A week ago today the death of David Bowie left many of us reeling. I'm sure most of you will agree he was an inspiration in terms of his music, his style and his creativity - and his reputation for being an all-round decent bloke. I thought it only fitting that I dedicated this week's #iwillwearwhatilike link up to Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Halloween Jack, the Thin White Duke and the Goblin King. The man that I thought was the most beautiful man I'd ever seen, aged 10, when he bleached his hair and wore head to toe cream in the Let's Dance video. I'm absolutely gutted he's gone.
If you have any outfit posts, new or old, that are in any way inspired by David Bowie (see my #iwillwearwhatilike Pinterest board for inspiration) then please link them up and make sure you add "Bowie" somewhere in the text under the thumbnail so I know which are Bowie-inspired to feature next week! Otherwise PLEASE continue to link up all your outfits and accessories from your blogs or Instagram, everything's welcome as always :)
I've featured some of the outfits I've worn over the years on the blog with my David Bowie as Aladdin Sane t-shirt. It's now treasured even more than it was before, and I'm wearing it today with pride too.
You may have seen this tweeted last week, supposedly (but not actually) from Simon Pegg:
"IF YOU'RE EVER SAD, JUST REMEMBER THE WORLD IS 4.543 BILLION YEARS OLD AND YOU SOMEHOW MANAGED TO EXIST AT THE SAME TIME AS DAVID BOWIE." - @JeSuisDean
It wasn't Simon Pegg at all it seems, it was tweeted by Dean Podestá the day before Bowie died. Podestá had no knowledge at all that he was ill - it goes to prove just how much of an effect Bowie had on people even before all the tributes started pouring in. (To be fair it was subsequently quoted by another Simon Pegg on Twitter, just not the actor.)
The man was probably one of the coolest people ever to have walked the earth, and no matter who wrote the quote I couldn't agree with it more ❤
Are you a big Bowie fan? What was your favourite look of his? Tell me in the comments or tweet me
1. My Go-To Uniform Part 3 | Rock Tee & Polka Dot Blazer
2. The Polka Dot Scarf Scene-Stealer
3. Black, Brown, Bowie and Braids
4. Transitioning Into Spring | Neon Scarf, Jeans & A Rock Tee
5. New York, 2009 (pre-blog!)
SHOP DAVID BOWIE T-SHIRTS:
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time - it'll stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!
My favourite ANIMAL PRINT outfits from last week's link up (there were so many amazing ones I had to feature eight this week)!
(Top row, L-R) Teatime with Trina | Cato in Amsterdam | Suzanne Bell | Two Take on Style
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 25 JANUARY IS PANTONE'S COLOUR OF THE YEAR - ROSE QUARTZ AND/OR SERENITY (BLUE)
1. Please follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb (via Bloglovin or Instagram)
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like - as many as you like!
3. Please remember this is only for posts of what you've been wearing, not links to giveaways or anything else
4. Include a link back to this post if you're linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
5. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike - Monday's the day to join in the IG fun
6. Visit some of the other links and share the love!
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Do share the love and visit as many links as you can (you never know what other lovely like-minded ladies you might meet) - the original Instagram campaign forged some wonderful new relationships so don't miss out!
P.S. Don't forget to cast your daily vote for me in the UK Blog Awards! Please keep voting every day until 25th January - thank you so much for all the support!!
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Linking up to: Style Stories, iwillwearwhatilike, Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Turning Heads Tuesday, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Brilliant Blog Posts, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites