Monday, 4 April 2016

How to Wear Yellow | With Black, White and Orange + the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
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!

Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
Yellow duster coat with black, orange and white Adidas Stan Smiths | Not Dressed As Lamb
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

SHOP THE LOOK:



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#iwillwearwhatilike | Not Dressed As Lamb
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!





PLEASE NOTE
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!

NEXT WEEK:
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!

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 FRIENDSHIPS SO DON'T MISS OUT!


Catherine

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57 comments

  1. I love yellow! Unfortunately I can't really pull off the colour - it looks terrible with my slightly sallow skin tone. Looks lovely on you though Catherine, and that umbrella really makes the shoot. I also like your hair styled that way, very chic :)
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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    1. I think there's probably a yellow for everyone, Michelle - a bit like red! As for me I don't even bother to work out if a colour suits me, I just blindly forge on with my rainbow wardrobe, hehe...!! Thank you xx

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  2. WOW! You really know how to shine on a rainy day! I love the yellow, especially paired up with your orange tote! Great look once again! Have a great week!
    XO
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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    1. Thank you Suzanne - aren't yellow and orange just AMAZING together...??!

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  3. I do not know if it is the yellow or your hair style today, but you look like no older than sweet 15, dear Catherine.
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    1. Oh my, Sacramento - THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! muah muah xx

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  4. Yes, yellow is a good volour on a rainy day. i actually have a yellow raincoat. I remember when I was little, everybody had yellow rain coats. It had something to do with visibility, if you go hiking or something, you can be seen from far away...

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  5. I love yellow, too, but it's really hard for me to wear it. I was happy when I found the bright yellow bandana. I think it works with the blue polka dot blouse, and I can get away with it...

    Great coat! And I love the umbrella! A fun umbrella makes a rainy day so much better!

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  6. Dearest Catherine - I always feel a little "greedy" when I link up two outfits...but of course I simply HAD to include my outfit from last Friday because it featured my fave mustard yellow cardigan!! ;) And YOUR cheerful yellow coat and umbrella combo (oh my gosh, I luuuv that umbrella!) is such a great way to add some sunshine to an otherwise gloomy day...you're practically glowing in these photos!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Monika there's no limit to the number you can link up!! It's lovely to have you filling the feed with your gorgeous smiling face..! And thank you, you're a sweetheart x

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  7. five years ago I bought a bright (almost) neon yellow cardigan from H&M...needless to say it was an absolute hit with everyone who saw it as it brightened up my complexion so much!

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  8. I'm a huge yellow fan---in fact, a friend just said to me that we need an intervention! (it may stem from my mother---she has a yellow kitchen)!
    On a side note since you're so experienced---how would you take pix in the rain---I mean the umbrella protects you the subject, but how to protect the camera? (probably a very stupid and naive question---but i just can't get my head around it?) jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. I adore yellow, but I don't wear it well. It is always AMAZING on you, Catherine. I keep trying different yellows though.. one day I'll find one that works!

    That umbrella was meant for you; it is GORGEOUS and so unique! I think a fancy umbrella makes rainy days a little more bearable... and stylish!

    Thank you so much for including me in your featured favourites from last week; I'm so pleased you liked my bonkers outfit! :-) xx

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  10. Great outfit Catherine! I love your new hairstyle:)
    Renata xo

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  11. Love the black and white with the pops of yellow and orange! Thanks for hosting, Catherine!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  12. I love yellow! It's one of my favourite colours, not so much the mustard variety but bright and pale lemons are just divine. I must say I LOVE your hairdo here - that fringe actually makes you look even younger!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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    1. Oh gosh Suzy thank you so much - the fringe was just trimmed but it seems to have made so much difference!! x

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  13. Yellow is one of my favs, and I love that umbrella! :)

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  14. I LOVE yellow and, yes, you are too right - that umbrella is a fantastic prop! So funny that you have been thwarted from using it. But that's a good thing too. Great outfit. Thanks for the linkup.

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  15. I love the bright colors on you. We have certainly seen enough rain here, need some sun, and your yellow coat and pretty umbrella are perfect for putting someone in a good mood. Love your hair pulled back with the little pouf, I need to think of some alternatives when it gets warm.
    Lovely
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. Thanks so much for adding me to your featured favourites Catherine! Love the yellow coat! Any news on the meet up for next month?! S x

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    1. Thank you Sharron! Yes all the details will be in the emails so look out for them! x

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  17. I LOVE yellow. I have a yellow car, a yellow phone and two yellow handbags as well as the shoes I'm wearing in the post I've linked up. Such a happy hue. Like you, I can recall what I wore on all sorts of occasions and during happy times and sad. It's strange isn't it how evocative an outfit can be. You look gorgeous in your yellow. I love the coat and think every one of these pictures is fabulous. Thank you for hosting lovely lady xxxxx

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  18. Catherine, your hair is looking so pretty lately, the fringe is lush on you. I wear little yellow actually, but wouldn't mind a little more in my wardrobe. Xx

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  19. Catherine I'm with you on that loving yellow theme this week. I remember in my teens owning a yellow maxi dress with a ruched top and puffy short sleeves. I wore it to my sister's wedding reception, danced all night and thought I was the cat's pyjamas! Thanks again for your link up party. Your yellow coat is fab, as is that brolly - what a great match that is!
    Anna x

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  20. You slay it! Yellow color definitely suits you and you look effortlessly fab! Keep inspiring to the world! lOVING your style and blog, will definitely come back to read your next post.

    Cheers Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/

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    1. Ashon that's so nice to hear - thank you!! Always nice to e-meet a new reader x

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  21. Sadly I have a love hate relationship with yellow so I don't wear much of it as a colour. Too lemony and I look ill - just doesn't work with my colouring but soft yellows I can just about get away with so you've inspired me to try and bring more yellow into my life!
    You look great in yellow, especially with the tote adding another pop of warm colour. And that umbrella needs to get out more! What a stunning pattern.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Go for the yellow, Jacqueline!!!!!!! hehe - thank you x

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  22. Yellow is a tough color to wear and you did it beautifully. The umbrella is so eyecatching and fun it almost makes you not mind the rain so much.

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

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  23. I LOVE yellow, this post reminds me that I don't wear it nearly enough ;))
    XO

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  24. Oh my,I came back because I wanted to say how much I love your haircut Catherine! Although I already linked up I didn't see that you featured my outfit from last week with the mustard trench. Thanks so much. I love mustard and yellow! Love, Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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  25. I recently bought a yellow top for spring but I haven't worn it yet because the weather has been to cool. I love your coat! And your umbrella. I totally understand how you would buy it for a photo shoot...I do that with hats!

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  26. Love this look on you! Yellow is such a great color for spring and summer. I've only recently started wearing it because it is not often thought of as everyone's color, but anyone can carry a yellow bag, or have yellow pants or shoes, or yellow beads or bracelets. It's the perfect pop of happy! Thanks for posting. - Amy -
    www.stylingrannymama.com

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  27. Love the coat and the shade is so pretty on you Catherine! I can't wear yellow near my face although I do make an exception for my mom's bright yellow cardi from the 70's that I bust out on occasion.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  28. My favorite shade of yellow is sunshine, it always makes me feel so cherry. What's your secret to wearing white shoes on a rainy day no less and keep them in tip top shape?

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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    1. Good point about the rain and white shoes, Alice - no secret, just have to stay away from muddy/dirty areas...!! Thank you my lovely x

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  29. The yellow umbrella simply nailed the whole look together - Have a great week!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  30. beautiful color. Thank you so much for hosting
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  31. I love sunshine yellow! You look great in this outfit!
    iabiti

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  32. I never cared to much for yellow, but it's a cheerful color. It says spring is coming!

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  33. Big thumbs up for yellow, from me Catherine!
    Although, my blue skin has to be careful with it...I still like to go bold.
    Sunshine and a bright yellow sundress is what I need just now!
    I understand other people's reservations when it comes to this hue...yellow is a hard colour for a lot of people to wear, because it can make the skin look jaundiced (not a great look) or teeth and eyes look yellow.

    Your outfit today is bold and brilliantly simple...great colours, clean lines and that orange bag is THE most versatile item ever!
    Who would have thought it?
    Perfect with your hair....and that "blogging brolly" is a winner too!
    XXX
    Samantha
    fakefabulous.com

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    1. P.S Thank you for featuring me (and my shoulders)...that was the warm day we had a wee while ago. It is back to (cold) rain today :o(

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    2. My pleasure to feature you as always S!! Thanks hun x

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  34. White, black, yellow and... orange! Like it very much, especially the bag :) I think you should make a post regarding your bags some day. You have a really special collection!

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    1. I'd not thought of that before, maybe I will! Thank you x

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  35. You suit every colour in the rainbow-literally and are GLOWING here which fits being yellow. I love yellow and my Aunt chose the most amazing canary yellow as a bridesmaid dress for her wedding in Marbella years ago that I loved x

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    1. Thank you Vicki - yellow dresses are my faaaaaaaavourite so that bridesmaid dress would have been right up my street too!

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  36. Alright Catherine I'm sure you can guess what I'm going to say but WOW! I love this outfit so. Orange and yellow are both two of my favorite colors and I feel like people are always so scared to take a risk and mix them together. I love this combination -- such a unique combination for spring and so very YOU!

    Xoxo,

    Ashley || Sed Bona

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  37. Yellow is such a happy color, and you look amazing in it ! Love the jacket, you managed to create such a cool, fun outfit, I love it ! I linked up my latest look but going to link up also a yellow one, as a lover of colors I do have it for sure ;) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  38. I really love that umbrella, makes a rainy day so much brighter!

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  39. Looks amazing & I love the umbrella. I'm very pale and I'm not sure yellow is the best colour on me personally, but I do always think it is a colour that can look so fantastic when people wear it. #brilliantblogposts

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    1. It's just about the happiest colour there is, isn't it? Thank you sweetie!

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  40. Love this yellow coat on you, and the sneakers are in vogue, such fun to wear with so much. I finally bought a colorful umbrella just recently as I saw yours was perfect for the shoot! lovely
    Thank you for linking up to turning heads tuesday!
    jess
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  41. I missed this one and I have so much yellow in my wardrobe. Just too little time. You will have noticed I am trying to catch up... Pfff.
    Greetje

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    1. Tell me about lack of time, Greetje - my comments replying is waaaaaay late!! Yellow is such a fabulous colour, you look so good in it :)

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