Monday, 4 July 2016

Red, White & Blue (Espadrilles, Dungarees and Slouch Bag) + the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees and Panama hat, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
As today is July 4th of course the #iwillwearwhatilike theme had to be red, white and blue...! Happy Independence Day to my US readers :)

Although it's not a holiday for the UK our flag colours are the same, and the last time I donned this classic colour combo was for the Queen's Golden Jubilee back in 2012 for my Wake Up, Wake Up, the British are Coming! post. It was all so long ago now, especially as the London Olympics were the same year - but it seems like only yesterday we were applying for tickets hoping to get to see something (anything).

[She wonders where the time has gone and gazes off into the distance momentarily...]

DUNGAREES AGAIN. I HAVE NO REMORSE. WHEN WHITE, WIDE LEGGED CROPPED DUNGAREES WITH A FLATTERING SQUARE NECKLINE ARE HALF PRICE IN THE SALE THEY SIMPLY HAVE TO BE ADDED TO BASKET.

This outfit! Dungarees again. I have no remorse. When white, wide legged cropped dungarees with a flattering square neckline are half price in the sale they simply have to be added to basket. I went a size up because unlike jeans you can pull them in at the waist (depending on the style) with a belt. Luckily the bodice part wasn't too big - I have a really tiny back so if I go too oversized with anything fitted up top it just sags and bags on me (especially under the arms).

Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
SHOP THE LOOK:



I've had my eye on these red lace up espadrilles since inadvertently spotting them after my good friend Lisa of the Sequinist wore a heeled Kurt Geiger pair. I'd wanted espadrilles for this summer, I don't have any red-red shoes, and I loved Lisa's heels. Job done.

Do add your outfits to this week's link up (scroll down for the details) - you may be featured next week if you've linked up something red, white and blue!

WHAT ARE/WERE YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY PLANS? AND FOR NON-US READERS: DO YOU FAVOUR RED, WHITE AND BLUE AS A COLOUR COMBINATION ANYWAY? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees and Panama hat, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees and Panama hat, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees and Panama hat, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees and Panama hat, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls outfit: White dungarees and Panama hat | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees and Panama hat, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sleeveless summer overalls: Red, white and blue outfit - red wedge espadrilles, white dungarees, blue slouchy bag | Not Dressed As Lamb
ASOS white dungarees | Jack Wills bag c/o (this raw edge leather tote bag is almost the same) | ASOS red lace up espadrilles | Tumi Crafts Panama hat (this cream/black Panama hat looks identical) | ASOS mini tube earrings | Models Own 'Pastel Pink' nails (Butter London 'Twist & Twirl' looks the same)

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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!




NEXT WEEK:
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 11 JULY IS GINGHAM


Linking up etiquette...

CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button)


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Fashion bloggers in summer dresses #iwillwearwhatilike
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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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37 comments

  1. Beautiful, beautiful photographs Catherine. I'm quite temped by the white dungarees, I'm off to check out what sizes are left.

    Thank you for the linkup lovely lady.

    Michelle xxx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

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  2. What AMAZING photos! I love the white dungarees SO MUCH, and I am thrilled to have played a part in leading you to those beautiful elegant red espadrilles! How sweet are those cows in the background of your first photo? The light is incredible. GORGEOUS, Catherine! xx

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  3. Wow! You look gorgeous. Such a different outfit and as Michelle said, beautiful photos. I adore those shoes. Thank you for hosting the link, Liz xxx www.whatlizzyloves.com xxx

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  4. Yep, well done. A clever take on red, white and blue. And that hat... that always does it for me.
    I could join that theme this week. Hurray.
    Greetje

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  5. Love your red, white and blue! The dungarees are beautiful. Thank you for the link party.

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  6. oh my good god... those shoes*insert heart eyed emoji*! i luf luf lufff them!! And the outfit is just perfection, of course. Neo and I both incidentally had red, white, blue (and a bit of black) on in our last post, so that fits in perfectly this week! yay!!
    Happy Monday sweetie
    Rxxx

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    1. oopps forgot to say THANK YOU for hosting.. such a pleasure to join you xxx

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  7. First, thank you for the linkup. Second, I have wanted those exact same shoes! Great style and love the red. The dungarees look great and I love the style with the classy fun hat . Beautiful pics my friend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  8. Love red, white and blue. Such a classic summer color combo. Your whole outfit is so cool looking and casually chic. But those red espadrilles are beyond fabulous!

    Theresa
    www.vintagestylefiles.com

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  9. What really draws me to this outfit is the subtleness of the red, white & blue! I still haven't joined the fun with the dungarees...but never say never!!
    The espadrilles are quite fun & different---definitely a summer must-have!
    thanks so much for hosting!! It' so funny because since you'v been touting the I will wear what I like, I always think everyone knows about it. So when my in-person friends talk about fashion rules & what to wear, I'm always surprised! It's my quest to get them up to speed of #iwillwearwhatilike!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  10. White is so striking on you! And those espadrilles are just everything! Gorgeous outfit, Catherine!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  11. Wonderful pics with the soft summer sun.
    Such a joy to look at you.
    Mil besos
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  12. Very nice red, white & blue outfit! I usually like red, white & blue outfits when they are subtle like yours is.

    Thanks for the linkup & have a great week!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  13. Thanks so much for the shout out Catherine...love the red, white and blue this week.
    Have a wonderful day
    amy

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  14. I love how you took three blocks of colour and threw them together to create this really fun outfit. The shoes look so sharp yet comfortable. And the square neckline is flattering. This week I almost fit your theme, dark red and white. heh.

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  15. What a fun red, white, & blue ensemble! Thank you for hosting the link up!

    Jane
    www.unextraordinarilyjane.com

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  16. What a fab RW&B look!!

    Come check out my boho style this week at the blog – Have a great 4th of July!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  17. You look awesome, nobody wear dungarees like you do ! Love those red espadrilles also, perfect summer chic look =) Kisses and thanks for the linkup

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  18. Love the jumpsuit/dungarees. They fit you perfectly.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  19. Great look! I absolutely love those shoes! Have a very happy and safe 4th!
    Come join my linkup #UntamedStyle, would love to have you join!
    Take a look at CidStyleFile.com

    Thanks CidStyleFile.com

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  20. What a great look Catherine.
    The cropped (culotte) length dungas look comfortable but fresh and fun too.
    Perfect accessorising ... simple but packing a style punch!
    XXX
    Samantha
    FakeFabulous.com

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  21. I've just read your post Wake up the british are coming. I really enjoy seeing how far you have come re blogging in those years. Another fabulous look ! These cropped dungarees would not suit me, but they are great on you x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  22. The cropped dungas are awfully cute but for me the shoes are the winners

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  23. Snap! I've just bought some red espadrilles for the summer too Catherine. They're so comfy. You look adorable in these dungarees and that's a great styling tip about going up a size - I always struggle to get that body length working, so will keep that in mind. Have a great week x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  24. Love your red espadrilles! This look is perfect for summer! Thanks for hosting as usual, hope you have a great weekend!

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

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  25. The dungarees are fabulous...especially in white! And I completely adore those shoes. Beautiful Catherine!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  26. Yes I love red, white and blue together! Those espadrilles are gorgeous - I have such a weakness for red shoes! The golden glow of the sun in your photos is beautiful :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  27. Woohoo!! I did a red, white, and blue look, too, dearest Catherine!! Although mine was purely by happy coincidence...it wasn't until I was putting together my outfit post that I realized how appropriate this combo was for the 4th of July!! Your new dungarees/overalls are freaking ADORABLE; I love the cropped, flared hemline...and the fact that you can wear them solo - without a top underneath!! Summertime perfection!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  28. Love your festive ensemble! I was thrilled to be included in your review of "favorite summer dresses." Thank you for hosting, Catherine!

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  29. Just love the colors Catherine. Dungarees are normally not really my cup of tea. But I really love the white and the way you styled them. Nautical theme reloaded. Have a great week. Sabina

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  30. Those red espadrilles might be the cutest things I've ever seen! Gorgeous photos Catherine!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  31. Love this outfit on you. I think the white dungarees really sell it, because if you had worn a blue pair you wouldn't have gotten the same pop out of the outfit. So cute. I don't wear red, white and blue too often. This weekend I did for the holiday, but that is pretty much the only time I do, unless it is a different shade of each color, for instance a brick red with a more sky blue and an off white. That would be doable. I always feel the true red, white and blue is reserved for the holiday...sort of like red and green for Christmas. Ha, ha. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  32. I am a new reader of your blog but I can already tell that I am going to love it! I have never joined in with a link up but as I have finally launched a fashion blog (after being worried I was too fat) I cant wait to join in!!

    Charlotte | www.shoestringchic.co.uk

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  33. Gorgeous, as ever! Love the dungarees. The hat. The Shoes. Everything! I still have to check out the ones you linked for me too. Oops! 🙈😘

    https://www.kittyandb.com

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