Monday, 8 August 2016

Embroidered Greek-Style Top and Denim at Broadway Tower, the Cotswolds + the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Sadly this is the last of my outfit posts featuring places in the Cotswolds - luckily this location is no less spectacular than the Rococo gardens or limestone cottages from last week...!

I wore my Greek-style embroidered top on the last day of our mini-break here we visited Broadway Tower (read on for more details about it). It was first worn on (and actually bought for) my Santorini holiday last year, and I was wondering whether it was too "summer holiday" for wearing in the UK. I guess the #iwillwearwhatilike philosophy kicked in because in the end I thought why the hell not - it's summer(ish), I'm off sightseeing, and I love the top... A no-brainer, really.

I GUESS THE #IWILLWEARWHATILIKE PHILOSOPHY KICKED IN BECAUSE IN THE END I THOUGHT WHY THE HELL NOT - IT'S SUMMER(ISH), I'M OFF SIGHTSEEING, AND I LOVE THE TOP... A NO-BRAINER, REALLY

So this week's #iwillwearwhatilike (optional!) theme is embroidery - if you link up something embroidered make sure you add "embroidered/embroidery" somewhere in the description so I know to consider you for one of next week's featured favourites. A more unusual theme, I'll admit, but often we have embroidery on clutches and other accessories that we forget about (I know I do).

Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
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I surprised myself at how well the top went with the wide leg jeans and those gorgeous red lace-up espadrilles I bought this summer - these three key pieces look like they were made for each other but were, in fact, bought all at separate times. Maybe I'm better at this than I thought...!

The tower that you see here is Broadway Tower - another 18th century construction (a "folly") that was built on the second highest point in the Cotswolds and has 360 degree views of no less than 16 counties in England and Wales... as you can see the views were stunning.

Its history is as fascinating as it is varied: It was used a printing press and was a country retreat for artists such as William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and it has WWII history as well as Cold War connections. Plus there are hoards of red deer in the neighbouring fields. How perfect is all that for a day out?

All I can say is do not miss it if you go to the Cotswolds...!

DO YOU STILL WEAR YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY CLOTHES AT HOME? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
View from Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds, England UK
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Embroidery and denim: Greek-style embroidered top, wide leg jeans, red lace-up espadrilles | Broadway Tower, The Cotswolds | Not Dressed As Lamb
Top - Dorothy Perkins (I love this blue and white embroidered top and this blush embroidered top) | Wide leg jeans | Lace-up espadrilles | 70s style sunglasses (half price!) | Wrap bracelet | Olympus Pen camera with necklace strap

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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's theme...

The optional theme for next week (15 August) is SWIMWEAR/BEACHWEAR (the more bikinis the better, ladies!)


Linking up etiquette...

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


Featured favourites

Fashion bloggers | Style bloggers | #iwillwearwhatilike
My favourite NO THEME 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!

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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45 comments

  1. Your top is gorgeous! So glad you decided to wear it again! And the backdrops are fantastic! Loved seeing glimpses of the Cotswolds!

    Thanks for the link up!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Aww thank you Andrea - it was a bit silly to reserve it for holidays abroad, really...!!

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  2. I don't usually buy clothes for our vacations....because I have so much already in my closet!! But I do find it fun to purchase items while at a new place---then I have them as a souvenier!!
    I think these embroidery shirts are so fun!
    I may have to borrow my mother's!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  3. Oh I love everything about this look Catherine. For such a romantic person, I have surprisingly little embroidery and think this top would look just right on me ;). I love the espadrilles and of course your fabulous accessories- The Olympus Pen and the diamante wrap bracelet. Thank you as always for hosting. Have a lovely week xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. That does surprise me, Liz! It's a good excuse for shopping, no...?!! Thank you sweetie xx

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  4. I really do love embroidery! Makes a top that much more interesting ( or pant, purse etc) These colors are so lovely together, and those shoes perfect for walking while looking fashionable for your day out. Wow, would I love to see this tower!
    Have a wonderful week!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  5. P.s. thanks for the feature from last week! If I didnt have that outfit on, I would have jumped right into that pool! x

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    1. It was my pleasure, Jess - the colours were gorgeous! And thank you right back atcha x

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  6. Such an adorable look and the scenery and tower are just so cool and charming! I definitely wear my "summer vacate" looks at home. I've never thought not to! But I bet that's a California thing! Love all your featured bloggers!

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

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    1. Hehe it's definitely a California thing, Dawn Lucy...! Thanks hun x

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  7. Thanks for sharing pictures from your getaway - they are wonderful & so is the embroidered top :)

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  8. Oh, what a beautiful tower! And the views from there! I love the Cotswolds. I searched but I just dont have anything embroided! That s why I linked my most ,,Plane,, outfit in contrast!😀
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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    1. No worries, Nancy - the theme is always optional as you know :) Thanks my lovely x

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  9. Oh, what a beautiful tower! And the views from there! I love the Cotswolds. I searched but I just dont have anything embroided! That s why I linked my most ,,Plane,, outfit in contrast!😀
    www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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  10. Love this look. I wouldn't have thought of the wide leg trousers, either, but they go so well! When in the Cotswolds, #iwillwearwhatilike 😉

    http://www.kittyandb.com

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    1. I think it was more luck (after trying to put together a holiday wardrobe) that they went together, Kitty...!! ;) thanks sweetie x

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  11. What a beautiful embroidered top! I'm glad to see they are so popular now! :)

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  12. Beautfiul, the scenery as well as your outfit! I know, I often buy stuff when we're going away, it just has to be hehe. My parents will be visiting in October so I'm thinking about going to the Cotswolds!!! So glad you liked my outfit, thanks so much for the feature my lovely. Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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    1. I think you should def. take your parents to the Cotswolds, Kirsten - they'd love it!

      It was my pleasure to feature your lovely outfit, I'm just so glad I got to see it IRL as well...!! Thank you sweetie x

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  13. It's like the perfect outfit - each item made to be worn with the other! You look absolutely stunning in those colours too! And what a gorgeous location.
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  14. Love the look, I have an obsession for anything embroidered, plus the jeans are so cool. Loving the landscape, too ! Thanks for sharing and for hosting the link-up =) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  15. While I love your beautiful top, I think the background is even prettier !!

    Monica.

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    1. hehe I have to agree with you, Monica - nothing can compare to that location...! x

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  16. Love the embroidered top with the red shoes and the backdrop is to die for. I'm trying to swallow my travel envy. ;). Thank you for hosting the link up!

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  17. Your blouse is so gorgeous paired with jeans, Catherine! The lovely espadrilles just add the extra holiday-feeling!
    Love the landscape and now I even more want to go back to the Cotswolds soon!

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Aww thanks Annette - they're proving to be a great buy (the jeans)... So glad I got them! x

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  18. Super cute look Catherine...I think I can feel with you as we just got back from a wonderful holiday in Dubai and now it feels a little sad - ready to go on another adventure already ;-)
    Have a wonderful week,
    xx Yvonne
    www.funkyforty.com

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  19. This outfit speaks summer to me. The wide-leg jeans and espadrilles are perfect with this breezy top. I have a similar one I bought in Mykonos and love it. Thanks for the linkup!

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  20. Such a scenic photo site and your embroidered top is super cute!

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

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  21. Such fantastic photography Catherine - I'm so taken with the Cotswolds thanks to your marketing you know! This outfit does indeed look like it was bought as a whole rather than separate parts. I love the wide jeans paired with those espadrilles, a cool look. And the top is very sweet but not overly cutesy thanks to the jeans. Done like an expert eh? Lovely x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  22. Beautiful top, Catherine! And gorgeous images. The Cotswolds are on our list to visit on our next trip to Great Britain.

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  23. The Cotswolds is such a lovely part of the country and you wore a beautiful top that perfect matches the beauty of the scenery. I love the Cotswolds - I have family near there and love to escape to it.

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

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  24. Love this outfit, Catherine. It's colorful and denim is my go to for just about anything. Fabulous pictures. They remind me of my trip to Raglan Castle in Wales a few years ago. It was fabulous climbing around the ruins and seeing the countryside from the towers that still remained. Wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing your adventures. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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  25. What a beautiful top and love your backdrop!

    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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  26. I've been staring at these pictures for at least ten minutes now, dearest Catherine...the scenery is just SO dreamy and dramatic and romantic and - once again! - like something straight out of a fairytale!! As beautiful as all the photos of your little holiday are, I can only imagine how special experiencing the Cotswolds "for reals" surely was; it may have been your first visit, but I doubt it will be your last!! And I think your embroidered blouse couldn't be more perfect as part of a vacation outfit...it's the ideal balance of cheerful, casual, and smart!! :D P.S. I'm absolutely THRILLED to be one of your "featured favourites" from last week...MUAH!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  27. The embroidery is very popular in Greece, all the shops in Athens were stocked with it but I didn't buy any. Now looking at your lovely outfit, Catherine, I realised that I should've.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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  28. Love, love, love embroidery on just about anything! That top reminds me of the peasant blouses that were popular in 1920s. So pretty and feminine. Great outfit:)

    Theresa

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  29. I love that top its gorgeous! Is the olympus camera the one you had your photos taken with?

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  30. Love this! The top is gorgeous and the Cotswolds is such the perfect location.
    We stayed at The Fish hotel in Broadway, and it was just perfect! xx

    Love Stephanie Dreams

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  31. Well naturally I LOVE this and you. You look absolutely stunning as always and I really want us to meet up again soon, we HAVE to xx

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  32. That's a really pretty top and it looks perfect with the jeans. Those red espadrilles are rather fabulous too!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  33. Commented earlier, so I will say!
    Thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  34. Totally in love with your pictures and passed on your blog to my friend who adores England! She is completely over the moon :) Such a cute styling with red espadrilles and ethno bluse. And high-waisted jeans are just to die for. Would totally want them. Some stylish ladies here again this week! xo Sabina

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