This week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme is yellow - not an easy colour to pull off but I adore it! Of course I'm drawn to anything bright, and in the winter I wore this yellow coat with aubergine and lilac, so I went a little simpler this time. Black and white really showed off the yellow, and another punch of warm colour from the orange tote bag tied it together.
I can remember wearing black and yellow to a wedding in the mid 1980s in my teens: A black roll neck and black bolero jacket(!) with a full yellow and black polka dot skirt. And probably a yellow ribbon in my ponytail. I seem to remember the 50s having a big influence on fashions at the time (I guess it's what you'd call the Back to the Future effect) - I find it amazing that I remember so distinctly things I wore on certain occasions 30 years ago yet I can't recall what I did yesterday.
My love of the colour yellow extends into summer dresses - one of my favourite dresses ever is my yellow Grace Kelly-style dress which I can't wait to wear again once the weather's much warmer. If I had to choose just one colour to wear in dresses, it'd be yellow. (Blame that one on Sandy's dress in Grease.)
However the star of this show is undoubtedly that yellow umbrella - sadly no longer available, I'll be honest and say I bought it a couple of years ago because I thought it would look good in outfit photos (and keep the rain off). It's never appeared on the blog because it either hasn't rained or I'd forgotten to take it when I did need it. It's by Fulton but I'm pretty sure it was an Orla Kiely pattern, so Orla Kiely + yellow + umbrella = no brainer for me. And what better time to showcase it for the first time than when the theme is yellow...?!
THE STAR OF THIS SHOW IS UNDOUBTEDLY THAT YELLOW UMBRELLA - I'LL BE HONEST AND SAY I BOUGHT IT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD LOOK GOOD IN OUTFIT PHOTOS.
So get linking up your yellow clothes, shoes or accessories - and everything else too of course (the theme is optional). You may be featured next week if you've linked up something yellow though - and don't forget to add a link please to be kind (and to be featured)!
ARE YOU A YELLOW FAN - IF SO, WHAT TYPE OF YELLOW (LEMON, SUNSHINE, MUSTARD)? AND CAN YOU REMEMBER WHAT YOU WORE ON PARTICULAR OCCASIONS FROM YEARS AGO LIKE ME...? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
ASOS coat (I like this yellow wool coat and this mustard duster coat) | Fulton umbrella (this is a plain yellow umbrella, but while looking for alternatives I saw the Lulu Guinness lips umbrella which I adore) | ASOS roll neck (alternative off-white roll neck) | Topshop black trousers (these black peg leg trousers are pretty much the same) | White Adidas Stan Smiths | Hobbs Adlington tote bag
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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!
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 11 APRIL IS GRAPHIC TEES
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 outfits from last week's link up (no theme due to it being Easter Monday):
To get yourself featured next week, link up something following this week's theme and make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!
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