I'm hoping to see lots of bling in the #iwillwearwhatilike link up today - it's the perfect opportunity to show off the outfits you wore at Christmas and New Year! I already posted my red Christmas Day dress on the blog last week, so today I've shown you the outfit I wore at the weekend featuring the sparkly crystal mesh bracelet my husband gave me for our 10th wedding anniversary.
Although 10 years is tin, I'm so pleased he bought me this beautiful bracelet rather than a tin of beans - he had every right to interpret it literally, I guess!! But seriously, he's an expert present-giver and although he knew I had my eye on it, it was still a lovely (and total) surprise.
ALTHOUGH 10 YEARS IS TIN, I'M SO PLEASED HE BOUGHT ME THIS BEAUTIFUL BRACELET RATHER THAN A TIN OF BEANS - HE HAD EVERY RIGHT TO INTERPRET IT LITERALLY, I GUESS
We didn't go out (my leg is still too painful to walk anywhere so a trip into town or similar is out of the question), but we did at least have a lovely lunch with the family. I kept it casual with my new black longline blazer (another Christmas present), boyfriend jeans and suede boots. The bracelet added a sparkly something to a semi-casual outfit, and I like wearing that teddy-bear fabric sweater to family get-togethers because I get a lot of hugs, it's so fluffy ;)
A quick addition: My campaign to be nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2016 (read: Blogging BAFTAs) has just started today, please click here or the button below to vote for me! It's a daily vote this year, so you can vote with each email address you have once a day until 25th January. Pleeeeeeeeease help me get shortlisted like I was year, I so want to win this time! Thank you SO much :)
Do you 'do' anniversary presents? (We don't normally because ours is so soon after Christmas and New Year, but we made an exception for our 10th.) Or did you receive anything similarly sparkly for Christmas? Tell me in the comments or tweet me
Jacket: F&F Clothing | Sweater: Dorothy Perkins (I like this one) | Jeans: La Redoute (close match) | Boots: La Redoute (similar) | Bag: Next (I like this one) | Bracelet: Adele Marie (a present - similar) | Sunglasses: Borrowed from my niece (similar)
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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!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 11 JANUARY IS ANIMAL PRINT
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. If, like me, you love Meryl Streep and/or rock star style do check out my Ricki and the Flash style-inspired Pinterest board that celebrates the Blu-ray and DVD release of the movie! #ad
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, A Labour of Fashion