Monday, 12 September 2016

12 Colourful, Inspiring and Stylish Outfits From One Year of the #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up is back for another week as always - last week I wrote about why I'm having a blogger break so there'll be no other posts apart from the Monday link up for a short while.

But the link up started just over a year ago and after the massive success of the 17 gorgeous women who shared their bikinis, swimsuits and cover ups in my swimwear special the other week, I thought it'd be nice to feature the 12 most colourful, inspiring and stylish outfits from one year of the #iwillwearwhatilike link up.

Without all of you linking up your amazing style and fabulous outfits each week there would be no link up, so I thought it was time I featured the best of the best...!

I USUALLY FEATURE FOUR OF FIVE FAVOURITES EACH WEEK, SO TRYING TO CHOOSE JUST ONE FROM EACH MONTH WAS ALMOST ASKING THE IMPOSSIBLE.

I decided to pick one favourite of all my featured favourites from each month - though this was an incredibly hard task. I usually feature four of five favourites each week, so trying to choose just one from each month was almost asking the impossible! Keep scrolling to see who I decided to go with in the end :)

This list could have been at least three times as long - I'm so sorry I couldn't feature everyone, but I do hope I've whet your appetite for the notion that we can wear whatever we like, regarding of what anyone else - whether IRL or online - says. I love the fact that so many of you (all of you?) share my feelings about killing off age appropriateness once and for all!

Don't forget to add your outfits to this week's link up and you may be featured next week if you've added a link to here or my button to your post... As I mentioned last week there are no more themes anymore so be free, my lovelies!

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS, STYLISH LADIES? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!

P.S. I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all the amazing comments, messages, emails, tweets and general words of love and support following last Wednesday's post about my blogging break. I'm incredibly touched and overwhelmed at how many of you sent me encouragement or have had the same thing happen to you. Quick update: Things are much better (financially AND emotionally) already, though I still have a very serious fight on my hands. I'm hoping normal blogging service will presume from next week :)

Melanie, Bag and a Beret

Melanie, Bag and a Beret



Suzy Turner

Suzy Turner



Kirsten, The LIFB Issue

Kirsten, The LIFB Issue



Monika, Style is My Pudding

Monika, Style is My Pudding



Samantha, Fake Fabulous

Samantha, Fake Fabulous



Sheree, She She Show

Sheree, She She Show


Lisa, The Sequinist

Lisa, The Sequinist



Sarah, Porcelina's World

Sarah, Porcelina's World



Ashley, Sed Bona

Ashley, Sed Bona



Ann, Kremb de la Kremb

Ann, Kremb de la Kremb



Annette, Lady of Style

Annette, Lady of Style



Dawn Lucy, Fashion Should Be Fun

Dawn Lucy, Fashion Should Be Fun



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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!




Linking up etiquette...

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


Want to be featured next week?

To get yourself featured next week, just make sure you've included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar and be fabulous!

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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25 comments

  1. I can understand it must have been hard to choose haha. But you did a beautiful job. All very lovely women, strong and fashionable.
    Glad to hear things are picking up for you.
    Greetje

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  2. Glad things are getting better!

    You chose fabulous women & looks!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  3. Love this round up! So much style in one post! Glad things are sounding better, too! ;o)

    Kat

    https://www.kittyandb.com

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  4. Such creativity in all these outfits. I love Monica's coat!

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  5. I think color is the best part of an outfit!!
    I'm glad things are looking up for you---
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. Good to hear about things. Love the ladie's looks, each diverse and interesting.
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  7. Well, you couldn't have picked a more fabulous dozen than you did! There are so many fabulous beautiful bloggers out there though, aren't there!? Thanks for always keeping is inspired, Catherine!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  8. Pleased to hear things are improving Catherine! I'm sure you'll triumph over adversity!

    EMma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  9. Glad you hear you feel you've turned something of a corner.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I'm so happy to hear that you're keeping your chin up, Catherine! Always thinking of you. And I'm overwhelmed by seeing my photo here, this is still one of my favourite outfits so I'm so happy you like it too. I'm loving all the other ladies as well. Lots of love, Kirsten xx

    www.thelifbissue.com

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  11. OMG! I'm so flattered and super excited to be featured, Catherine! You know how much I admire you and it really means so much to me!

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

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  12. Ha, well that was a surprise seeing myself on that roundup!! Thank you so much for including me Catherine, that's lovely of you. Some really amazing style from your readers, what a chic bunch they are! xx

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  13. I'm ALSO completely flattered to be featured here! I'm still as crazy about that fox clutch now as I was the day I tracked it down online from an Instagram photo and had it shipped to my Mom's house in the States, lol! Thank you for always being so supportive of our blogging community, Catherine. We have your back! xxx

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  14. I am oh-so-excited to be part of your special #iwillwearwhatilike roundup, dearest Catherine...thank you, as always, for being one of my biggest cheerleaders!! MWAH!! I'll be spending some quality time with my laptop this evening to check out the stylish ladies that I'm not already familiar with (super-stoked, by the way, to see one of my blogger besties "Dawn" included today, too!!) P.S. If you've been getting the hiccups a lot recently, it's because I'm thinking of you non-stop...according to German folk wisdom, that's what prompts 'em!! ;D

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

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  15. Catherine! What a treat to come for a visit to see myself over here. Made my day!! And the other women--all sensational style inspirations as well.

    I am happy to hear things are starting to get sorted out. You work too hard and do so much for our community not to be receiving proper dues. Really. I cannot imagine the stress you're probably experiencing. If I could take a way an ounce of it, I would. You do not deserve it. You're karma is good karma. I believe things will turn in your favor.

    Thank you again for the feature. Seriously. You make my day as well as so many others!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

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  16. I couldn't believe it when I scrolled down and saw my picture!! Thank you so much for featuring me. I'd absolutely delighted to have been picked alongside these gorgeous gals! What a great start to this drab Tuesday morning (first rain we've seen here in the Algarve for a few months!). Thank you :D
    Sorry I missed your previous blog post - we've got friends staying with us at the mo and it's crazy here! I'm popping over now to check it out asap.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  17. I love your round up, what an inspiring group of ladies. Congratulations on the linky anniversary. it's fantastic, so thanks for hosting. Yvadney @ StyleAfterNine.com x

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  18. I know this must have been a difficult decision, but I think you've put together an amazing line up of women here. As long as you feature Melanie of Bag and a Beret we'll all be very happy! I hope that life is shaping up for you and look forward to hearing that you're firing on all cylinders again. Take care my lovely and thanks for the link up party again x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  19. Lovely selection Catherine. There are so many women out there standing up and shouting #iwillwwarehatilike
    Thank you for giving us the platform to shout it too!
    Michelle xxx

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  20. Oh, I am relieved to hear that things are getting worked through. I believe that this energy you're putting into the fight will channel itself back to you in positive ways.

    And hahaha, I scared myself with the photo of me in the straw hat. Thank you for including me in your lineup. It has been a fine year - congratulations on this success. So many awesome women coming together...!

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  21. Thank you so much for the feature amongst all the other fabulous ladies (I think I'll collect all their amazing shoes!!) and congratulations on your first anniversary, C, I do remember when you started it.

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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  22. Great picks! These ladies are fabulously stylish!!!

    xo,
    Janise

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  23. Great feature. I love the looks you have choosen , all diffrent and very stylish #brillblogposts

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  24. Wow, some amazing looks there. Thank you so much for hosting!

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