This week I'm all about lovely layers so do come and add your layered outfits to the #iwillwearwhatilike link up this week! The theme is, as always, optional - all outfits are welcome and old posts that follow the theme can be added too.
I battled the wind to get this photo shoot done - we've had storm after storm with raging winds and driving rain in the UK recently (not least right now as I type this). So my thick layers of blush sweater and blue jacquard coat were very much needed to keep me warm, and although we had the pleasure of the sun coming out (what are the chances?) it didn't do anything to increase the temperature.
I'm rather fond of lighter colours at the moment (no particular reason why, maybe I just feel a need to do more laundry...) and I thought Why not? when I looked at my white trousers hanging in my wardrobe. They're quite thick so pretty good at keeping me warm. The 'Fab Orange' lipstick by Maybelline is an unusually bright colour for me as I'm normally a fan of nudes, but I love the added intense colour it gave this outfit.
I'M RATHER FOND OF LIGHTER COLOURS AT THE MOMENT (NO PARTICULAR REASON WHY, MAYBE I JUST FEEL A NEED TO DO MORE LAUNDRY) AND I THOUGHT WHY NOT? WHEN I LOOKED AT MY WHITE TROUSERS HANGING IN MY WARDROBE
And I do get asked this question a lot: How do I cope with bare ankles in the winter? Whilst my feet weren't exactly roasting, my feet really don't get cold when I'm walking around. There's something to do with the act of pounding the pavements that just warm my feet up.
When I used to work in an office - i.e. sitting down at a desk in a not-very-well-heated room - my feet would always be freezing even when I wore three pairs of socks and fur-lined boots. I used to go for a walk every lunchtime simply to warm up my feet (and the exercise, and the opportunity to think). If you work in a cold office I can recommend going out for a very brisk walk at lunchtime: It may seem crazy, but believe me as long as you don't dawdle you'll be boiling as soon as you step back inside. Do wear suitable sports shoes or similar though, not pointed flats like these...!
What are your layering tips or favourite layering combinations? (And are you able to go sans socks - walking or not - like me? I'd love to know!!) Tell me in the comments or tweet me
Coat: c/o La Redoute AW14) I like this one) | Sweater: ASOS | Trousers: ASOS (similar) | Shoes: c/o Daniel Footwear (I love these) | Backpack: ASOS (similar) | Hat: ASOS (close match) | Bracelet: Gift from the husband (similar) | Sunglasses: c/o Lulus (similar) | Lips: Maybelline ColorDrama 'Fab Orange' | Nails: c/o Crabtree & Evelyn 'Poppy' (3 for 2 nail polishes at time of writing)
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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!
My favourite SHORT SKIRTS & DRESSES from last week's link up:
(L-R) Retro Chic Mama | No Fear of Fashion | Funky Forty | What Lizzy Loves | Alternative Ageing | Happy as a Lark
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 15 FEBRUARY IS PINK AND/OR RED
Valentine's Day outfits or anything in those colour(s)!
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
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P.S. If didn't see yesterday's blogging tips post you don't want to miss it: 7 Insanely Helpful Tools and Resources Websites You Didn't Know You Needed!
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