So I'm back, the #iwillwearwhatilike link up is back (not that it ever went away), my mojo is back... Basically, I'm back on track after my two week blogging break. I'm saying a final farewell to the last breath of the summer and starting this week a little fresher, a little more inspired, and a little more financially secure (more on that later this week where I'll explain what's happened since I wrote that post... Rest assured I'll be pouring a lot of "thank yous" into it).
THIS WAS ACTUALLY FROM THE AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, NOTORIOUS IN THE UK FOR ITS (USUALLY) APPALLING WEATHER. BUT AS YOU CAN SEE WE HAD THE SUNSET TO END ALL SUNSETS.
I've had a bit of time to take some outfit photos at a nice leisurely pace - you may have seen a few of them on my Instagram feed - so this was actually from the August bank holiday Monday, notorious in the UK for its (usually) appalling weather. But as you can see we had the sunset to end all sunsets, resulting in a glorious golden hour (the likes of which hasn't been seen on the blog since almost a year ago in Santorini) that made me look like I had a golden tan, when in reality the lack of sun this year has meant I'm still somewhat lily white.
SHOP THESE FABULOUS SUMMER-TO-AUTUMN MAXI DRESSES:
So we soaked up the sun, played games in the garden and had a family barbeque - I wore the tribal print maxi print I've had for a few years now. It was only afterwards I realised that I wore it with the same hat over three years ago as a beach wedding outfit idea... Goes to show some pieces were made to be worn together! We were quite lucky to get the shot in the wheat field: Just two days later the farmer came along and ploughed the field into bales of hay, and although I already dread the demise of summer it is one of my favourite things to see at the end of August when you look out from my parents' garden.
Before I sign off to say link up all your outfits below, I just want to say THANK YOU for all the support and love I've received after I wrote that post about how hard it is to get paid as a blogger (as I mentioned I'll write a follow-up post this week), and thank you to What Lizzy Loves for the inspo for the hat shot below. Mine isn't as good as yours Liz, but we had a good try...!
And of course do add your outfits to this week's link up and if you've added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
HAVE YOU WAVED GOODBYE TO THE SUMMER YET? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Designer resale dress (this is my current favourite maxi) | Reiss hat (this floppy hat is a beauty) | Lulus sunglasses c/o (similar black cat eye sunglasses) | Marks & Spencer sandals (love these sandals) | Crabtree & Evelyn 'Poppy' nail polish c/o (almost the same as Essie 'Sun State of Mind')
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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!
Linking up etiquette...CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it's just good manners to link back to here - to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week's link up:
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