This was an outfit I wore to a party in London last month - I'm only just getting round to showing it to you now! The Hobbs Twitchill gingham dress was incredibly popular last year after I was featured in the Sunday Times Style magazine wearing it, and although it was available for ages it's sadly now completely sold out. (Fear not - I found a gorgeous halter neck version and a shirt dress version, both in black and white in case you can't live your life, like me, without a Bardot-style black and white gingham dress.)
This week's #iwillwearwhatilike theme is gingham - the perfect summery pattern of preppy-style lovers everywhere (after stripes of course)...!
The details I added to the dress this time around were the pearl collar (alternative) and bronze heels (alternative) - the former adds some interest to the plain neckline and the latter adds colour without adding colour, if you see what I mean. In other words, treat metallics like neutrals. They'll always go with anything and everything.
TREAT METALLICS LIKE NEUTRALS. THEY'LL ALWAYS GO WITH ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
SHOP THE LOOK:
I haven't used my bunny ears bag in ages, in fact I'd almost forgotten I had it till it was rediscovered during a clear-out frenzy that's been going on in my wardrobe for a while now. I love having a selection of cross body bags: More practical (easier to carry) than a clutch, but they do the same job. Just big enough to carry essentials without overwhelming a dressy outfit.
Do add your outfits to this week's link up - you may be featured next week if you've linked up something gingham - don't forget to check out my favourites from last week's red, white and blue link up below!
DO YOU TEND TO WEAR PARTICULAR PATTERNS IN PARTICULAR SEASONS (GINGHAM IN SUMMER, TARTAN IN WINTER, FOR EXAMPLE)? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
Hobbs Twitchill dress c/o (this black and white gingham shirt dress is stunning, and this one is similar but has a halter neck) | ASOS pearl collar (this embellished pearl collar is even more fancy than mine) | ASOS heels (I love these bronze strappy sandals version of mine) | ASOS bag (I couldn't find a bunny ears bag but here's a round black cross body bag) | Lulus sunglasses c/o (similar black cat eye sunglasses) | White Fossil watch
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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 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!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 18 JULY IS MIXED PATTERN
Linking up etiquette...CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button)
My favourite RED WHITE AND BLUE outfits from last week's link up:
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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Linking up to: iwillwearwhatilike, Shoe and Tell, Visible Monday, Turning Heads Tuesday, Brilliant Blog Posts, Fun Fashion Friday, Passion for Fashion Friday