Over the weekend it was mild enough to wear my new rose gold metallic raincoat - obviously it's perfect for this week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme of metallics! It's an item of clothing that's a total contradiction: Something that's suitable for walking the dog in a fabric that's perfect for a full-on drag act. And I absolutely love it.
IT'S AN ITEM OF CLOTHING THAT'S A TOTAL CONTRADICTION: SOMETHING THAT'S SUITABLE FOR WALKING THE DOG IN A FABRIC THAT'S PERFECT FOR A FULL-ON DRAG ACT.
It was the very last one in the only size available - and actually one size too big for me as well as being from the Tall range. But when you see something this fabulous that's also cheap as chips, you can either buy it too big and take it in, or wear it oversized and proud. It only needed a Fair Isle sweater, flared jeans, Converse and my new oversized round sunglasses for a comfy weekend shopping and running errands.
I'm simply obsessed with all things rose gold right now (hence yesterday's post featuring two metallics-themed outfits to shop), which is probably something to do with my latest hair colour. And talking of hair, some of you may have already seen on my Instagram feed that I've gone even shorter again! It's a proper shoulder-length bob now with a shorter fringe too - and I'm so glad I finally had the balls to have it cut this length at last. The ease of washing, drying and brushing much less hair makes it all worthwhile, and I think it's updated my overall look somewhat.
What I didn't plan for, however, was almost gale-like conditions at the weekend making my new hair look like it hadn't been brushed for a week. Damn the British weather thinking Devon is actually Chicago...!
Do scroll down and add your outfits (metallics or otherwise) to this week's iwillwearwhatilike link up - can't wait to see what you're wearing this week! Don't forget to check out last week's best pink and/or red outfits that I've featured too ❤️
ARE YOU DRAWN TO ANY ONE PARTICULAR METALLICS COLOUR - OR ARE YOU LIKE ME AND LOVE THEM ALL? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Raincoat: ASOS (I've linked to it in case it comes back into stock, otherwise this one is a non-metallic pink version and this one is a silver version) | Sweater: Seasalt (I like this one) | Jeans: Marks & Spencer (close match) | Sneakers: Converse All Stars | Bag: ASOS (I like this one) | Sunglasses: ASOS | Watch: ASOS (I like this one) | Nails: Revlon 'Hazy' (similar) with Barry M 'Gold Foil' tips (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!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and 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!
This is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only. I like to keep it all looking tidy because I'm a bit of a neat-freak, so non-outfit links will be removed - it's only fair to others linking up!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 29 FEBRUARY IS PATTERN
Please be a good sport and do the following...1. 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. Include a link back to the post if you're linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
4. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike - Monday's the day to join in the IG fun
5. Please do not link up anything other than outfits, shoes, accessories or make-up - non-outfit links will be removed. This link up is for linking up what you've been wearing (or would like to wear) only
6. Visit some of the other links and share the love!
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My favourite PINK AND/OR RED outfits from last week's link up:
To get yourself featured next week make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar - and link up something following this week's theme!
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 you want some more metallics inspiration check out yesterday's post How to Wear Metallics | A Daytime Casual and An Evening (or Date Night) Outfit, and my #iwillwearwhatilike link up theme inspiration Pinterest board!
Linking up to: Style Stories, iwillwearwhatilike, Shoe and Tell, 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, Fun Fashion Friday