Monday, 23 May 2016

Blazer and Jeans: A Peach Double Breasted Blazer and Boyfriend Jeans + the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
After a hectic couple of weeks I'm back down to earth and back on schedule with my posts! The #iwillwearwhatilike link up hasn't been affected apart from there being no theme for a second week - next week we'll be focusing on pastels so get your lemons, baby blues and pale pinks at the ready. I'm wearing peach this week, but as a lover of all shades of orange right now that's no great surprise...!

The peach jacket is just the yummiest colour ever, and for a day out involving breakfast then an early morning cinema treat the blazer/boyfriend jeans combo was the comfiest I could go for. Smart, but not over dressed. Casual, but not scruffy. This was basically the Goldilocks of all outfits.

THE BLAZER/BOYFRIEND JEANS COMBO WAS THE COMFIEST I COULD GO FOR. SMART, BUT NOT OVER DRESSED. CASUAL, BUT NOT SCRUFFY. THIS WAS BASICALLY THE GOLDILOCKS OF ALL OUTFITS.

Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
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Some of you may know I was hosting a London blogger meet for the 30 and 40+ last Monday - it was an incredible success and I loved meeting so many of you that I've known online for a while as well as meeting a lot of lovely ladies I didn't already know. I'll be writing up a post all about it with lots of photos on Sunday, I can't wait to share them with you as there'll be lots of familiar faces (especially from the 40+ blogging community)!

(I've included a close-up of my treasured gold stars ring from Lizzy O, the jewellery and accessories boutique by my dear friend Liz of What Lizzy Loves who was at the blogger meet. Sometimes little touches of the right jewellery can make an outfit - and this piece has special meaning for me... I'll share more about that on Sunday.)

Scroll down for the details of how to add your outfits to this week's link up - you may be featured next week (don't forget to link to Not Dressed As Lamb somewhere)!

WHAT'S YOUR GO-TO GOLDILOCKS OUTFIT (NOT TOO SMART, NOT TOO CASUAL)? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!

Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Spring/Summer Style: Peach, Breton striped top, Lizzy O Boutique gold stars ring | Not Dressed As Lamb
Topshop blazer (this peach double breasted blazer is almost identical) | Striped top (old, I love this Breton top) | La Redoute jeans (these Topshop boyfriend jeans are similar) | ASOS shoes (I love these Topshop mule loafers) | Accessorize bag (take a look at this taupe/tan leather shopper) | Lulus sunglasses c/o (these black cat eye sunglasses are a dupe) | Lizzy O Boutique gold stars ring c/o | SENCE Copenhagen necklace c/o (loving this gold zigzag pendant) | ASOS watch (I love this leather wrap watch) | Burts Bees 'Apricot' Lip Shimmer

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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!

The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and will 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 30 MAY IS PASTELS


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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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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58 comments

  1. Love the pink blazer - a fun twist on a a classic shape.

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    1. Thank you Jane - peach is definitely not a typical colour for a blazer!! x

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  2. I'd say that definitely a blazer or some kind of jacket is my go-to for an outfit! I'm sure it's a leftover thought from my working days, but I love how it pulls an outfit together!
    I mean, really, just like your jacket---it adds such panache to yours!!
    Thanks for hosting
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie - it'll be interesting to see how many people say a blazer is their go-to...!!

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  3. I love the color of your blazer! So pretty and so you! :-) Great ring & necklace, too!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  4. Pretty look and your hair is fabulous!

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

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  5. I don't think anyone on planet earth wears peach as well as you do. Is this the blazer in your profile pic? You look effortlessly chic and so Catherine in these photos. Love this on you! xx

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    1. Aww Lisa thank you my lovely!! Yes it is the same one... I'm wondering whether I need to redo my profile pic with everything exactly the same, just the new hair?!

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  6. Great outfit, I admire your style! Thank you for hosting this link-up and encouraging women to wear what they want! ~Jane http://www.unextraordinarilyjane.com/

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  7. I'm not so comfortable in blazers (Hello, broad shoulders), but I definitely love to dress up my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans! I adore the blazer and boyfriend jean combo and sometimes wear it if there won't be too much movement involved in my day (which rarely happens). The peaches are fabulous on you so I understand why you go for that color often! And those mules...Love...I'm so happy your blogger meet up was a success!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Aww thanks Shelbee - I often choose BF jeans for "movement" days, myself... So much better than skinnies!!

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  8. I am in love with your blazer!

    www.mystyledna.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Vaishnavhi - it's no secret that I adore peach!!

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  9. What a beautiful blazer! Too bad I'm not in London, I'd love to meet the person behind all this fabulous styles!!

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

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    1. Aww Sheree what a sweet thing to say - thank you!!

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  10. Oh thank you thank you thank you for showing off the stars ring again. It looks amazing on you!
    Gorgeous outfit Catherine too, as always. The peach is such a beautiful colour and perfect on you. Hope you had a lovely day out, love Liz xxx www.whatlizzyloves.com

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    1. It's my pleasure, Liz - you know how much it means to all of us!! And thank you =MUAH= xx

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  11. That's a great jacket - I can totally see why it's a goldilocks piece. I love that expression! It's the kind of piece that can easily be dressed up or down. So versatile especially in this country when the weather is so unpredictable.

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

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    1. It IS a great expression, isn't it Jacqueline?!! And don't get me started on the unpredictability of the weather here ;))

      Thanks sweetie x

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  12. Your jacket is so soft and feminine and I like how you've paired its tailoring with more rugged jeans. Love that look. I've been seeing peach a lot lately. Uh-oh. Heh. Thanks for hosting. Last week's women look dazzling in your Picks lineup.

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    1. Thanks Melanie - and I'm glad you like the picks of bloggers from last week... they look fabulous as always!

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  13. I just wanted to write exactly the same what Lisa said!! Ok, so I just have to agree.
    Peach can be a difficult colour but then it may be perfect for others i.e. you!
    Needless to say I LOVE the double star ring :-)

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. hehe thank you lovely Annette - I don't know why but peach has just been calling my name for a year or so now...!! ;)

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  14. Yes, I have always loved a blazer with jeans. Great look! :)

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  15. Call me old fashioned, but I do love a smart blazer and this one is adorable as it's peach (one of my fav colours). Your smart/casual look is so easy to wear for so many outings. So sorry I couldn't attend the bloggers meet up. I only hope it doesn't coincide with a work event next time. I've seen Greetje's post of the do and look forward to reading yours.
    Anna x
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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    1. Oooh you're a peach lover too, Anna - there aren't many of us!! ;)) Thank you x

      And yes, I do hope you might be able to make the next blogger meet...? It'd be SO wonderful to meet you at last!

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  16. My goldilocks outfit would (almost) always include jeans...maybe brogues, a fine knit, a great belt, an interesting bag plus a trench.
    That sounds like a great idea for an outfit post!

    You look beautiful here, that coat is a delicious shade on you and perfect for this smart casual look.

    I can't wait to read your post about the blogger meet.
    I am so sorry I could not come. I could not get the time off work that I needed to make the trip.
    Fingers crossed for next time.
    XXX
    Samantha
    fakefabulous.com

    P.S Thank you so much for featuring my outfit from last week!! XXX

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    1. Go for it with the Goldilocks post title, Samantha!! I might have guessed you've had brogues, hehe ;)

      Thanks sweetie - and of course I'm really hoping you can make the next blogger meet, and even if not that one I'm thinking of doing one in Manchester perhaps next year, so hang on in there!! We SHALL meet one day x

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  17. Love that jacket, it's so pretty. The rings are amazing! I need to find some pastels to get involved, still not linked up to this
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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    1. Thank you Lauren - pastels aren't till next week but of course the theme is ALWAYS optional remember!! x

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  18. Catherine, you look so fabulous in peach!!

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  19. I'm not usually one for structured blazers, but I have to say that blazer may well be the most delicious thing I've seen in recent history! Beautiful...I love it...and it couldn't be more perfect with your hair. :)
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  20. From what I read from Greetje, the blogger meet up sounds and looked like it was a great success. I adore this blazer and how you styled it!

    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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  21. You gotta love a blazer a pair of your favorite jeans. It makes for an instant well-dressed look and yours is no exception Catherine. The color is perfect for you!!! So happy for you and your successful blogger meet up! Have a great week and thank you for hosting. Sabina

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  22. Strangely enough, peach has been calling my name too lately. I do love my bright colours, but I've been experimenting with some softer tones and I'm kinda liking the results.
    That blazer is so you Catherine, love the look :)
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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  23. I'm totally obsessed with the pink blazer! And you look fabulous!
    iabiti

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  24. I must be the lastg one to join, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Still looking after Paloma and fetching baby from nursery. I forgot how hard it is, puffffffffffff.
    Your jacket is wonderful, and so you.
    We have already put away anything to do with cooler weather, the heat is up on us god save me,hahhahahahhaha. Hate, hate, hate the heat
    Mil besos from Málaga
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  25. Looking forward to read your Sunday post!

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  26. love the blazer! so beautiful color! love your shoes and simply I adore your jewelry!
    thank you for hosting the link up!
    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  27. Yes love this smart but comfy combo!!

    Come take a look at another outfit I am wearing for my latest collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI - I'm sure you'll love it!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  28. Oooooh SUCH a fan of the pink blazer!!! :D I love F&F, Tesco have really upped their game with it recently! xx


    Little Miss Katy | Lifestyle, Food + Fashion

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  29. Thank you for the feature from last week. It was a fun mall challenge I had to do. I am in LOVE with your peach blazer. Darn! not an international site. Cie la vie! Love it with your hair and those white mules are perfect with this look. I need to wear my BF jeans more often, so cute with this look!>.Mavelous!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  30. Fantastic look Catherine, I love the pastel blazer, and the gorgeous shoes! Great look :) was amazing to meet you on Monday, look forward to seeing your post about the event :) hugs, Beata xxx

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  31. Beautiful coat, love the whole look. Thanks for hosting a great linkup!!
    CidStyleFile.com

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  32. Gorgeous!! Love how you styled this outfit XOXO. Would love if you stopped by and shared with #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/05/linkupwithlisa-50-my-favorite-black.html

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  33. I do love that blazer...it looks really good quality. A smart blazer and relaxed jeans is one of my favourite combinations!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  34. Love your whole look! Adore that shade of pink, especially on you. It's the perfect compliment to your hair color. And, those shoes are fabulous! Very chic. Thank you for hosting and thank you again for featuring me on your Blogroll - so flattered!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  35. Love this shade of pink, and the shape of the jacket, C! Looking very chic and yes, comfortable too. xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  36. Catherine, I always love a pair of jeans with a blazer and this peach colour looks perfect on you, gorgeous look. And woohoo, thank you so much for featuring and liking my outfit, beyond stoked. Much love, Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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  37. I am mom of two kids and wearing jeans is often my outfit paired with plain shirt and blazer. I like black boyfriend jeans as it is not easily get stained.

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  38. I definitely need to add a pale pink blazer to my list! Such a unexpected yet totally chic piece. Looking gorgeous as always!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  39. such an awesome blazer! I love how polished this outfit looks and your hair is amazing!

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  40. You pull off that effortlessly casual glam look that I just can't seem to manage! Is that jacket really from F&F?? A fantastic look that I will try to emulate!

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  41. I commented earlier my friend, but will reiterate, LOVE THE PEACHY JACKet!
    Thanks for linking up with TH Tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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