Tuesday, 30 May 2017

8 Stylish Over 40 Fashion Bloggers Wearing Their Favourite Colours

8 Stylish Over 40 Fashion Bloggers Wearing Their Favourite Colours

The Fab 40s wear their favourite colours: I’m so pleased to be part of this group of fabulous over 40 fashion bloggers as a special guest this month - what an honour...! Each month these bloggers from around the globe pick a theme and create an outfit around it.

So as the theme was "My favourite colour" I had to obviously work out what that was. This was actually my first hurdle - as a lover of colour (ALL colour, not counting black) I honestly didn’t know what my favourite colour even was. When people ask me that I always think, Do they mean to wear? Or in my home? Or just for colouring in?!

I know I’ve been wearing a lot of orangey-red lately, but I never used to even like orange at all.

Warm colours

So I asked friends, What would you say is my favourite colour?

That turned out to be a mistake. Hilariously, nearly everyone said something different: Peach. Pink. Red. Orange. Orangey-red. Burgundy. Yellow. No help at all, people, NO HELP AT ALL. (At least they were all warm colours. That was something.)

In other words, I just love colour… It seems 'colour' is my favourite colour.

I decided to go with what was in my summer wardrobe that I'd recently taken out of storage that jumped out at me. (Now don't get me wrong, when I say "taken out of storage" I mean literally just that: The boxes are out of storage. The clothes are still in the boxes. I'm wearing stuff straight out of the boxes, not from my wardrobe after they've been put away. I blame the British weather: In May in the UK you're usually still debating whether to put away your fur-lined parka or whether you might still need it one more time. So when the weather surprises you with hot weather - 27C - it's a bit of a shock and one that my summer wardrobe wasn't quite prepared for.)

And the item I was most excited about rediscovering? My pair of cropped floral trousers. So did this influence my choice of favourite colour I hear you ask...?

Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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Now I know it's somewhat obvious from the photos (😉) but yes, I went with blush pink. My outfit is made up of all things blush and soft pink, from the trousers (first worn for my Madonna at Live Aid tribute post last year), to the suede shoes, to the beautiful pink satchel, to my hoop earrings.

(None of the items are still available but I've suggested lots of alternatives with the thumbnails above and links after my last image.)

Blush pink is definitely having a moment right now - especially after being one of Pantone's Colours of the Year 2016 (Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue) - and it's just so pretty. I guess the fact that I have so many blush pink clothes and accessories proves that it is [one of] my favourite colours.

Who knows what my fave will be next week...?!

The Fab 40s

Thank you so much to Ann of Kremb de la Kremb and the others girls in the Fab 40s group for inviting me to be their guest blogger this month - there are some beautiful and drop-dead chic outfits here! I love me a blogger round up or two so it's always a pleasure to showcase the style of others... Do check them out (after my images), there may be a gem of a blog you've not discovered before!

SIMPLE QUESTION... WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!

Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 styleBlush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 styleBlush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Sweater: La Redoute c/o (I like this one)
Trousers: ASOS (I like these and these)
Heels: ASOS (I like thesethese and these)
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Co c/o (similar)
Sunglasses: ASOS (love these)
Earrings: Old, unknown (similar)
Lips: Maybelline Nude Flush

The lovely ladies of the Fab 40s

... thank you so much for inviting me to take part this month, ladies - I'm so honoured! Take it away...

Over 40 fashion blogger Ann of Kremb de la Kremb in a midnight blue velvet midi dress

Kremb de la Kremb

MIDNIGHT BLUE: Ann looks incredible in this lush midnight blue wrap velvet dress - and check out that location... She looks ready to conquer the world.

Follow Ann on Instagram: @krembdelakremb


Over 40 fashion blogger Samantha of Fake Fabulous in pink florals

Fake Fabulous

PINK: Samantha used to thoroughly dislike pink, so admits it's an unusual choice but she loves wearing it now. And I'm so glad because how beautiful do all these pinks looks on her? Pink is perfect for redheads IMO.

Follow Samantha on Instagram: @fakefabulous


Over 40 fashion blogger Diane of Fashion on the 4th Floor in blush pink

Fashion on the 4th Floor

BLUSH PINK: Diane and I are blush pink twinsies! She says that blush pink was her favourite colour as a child, and it goes so well with her gorgeous skin tone. She's made a simple outfit look super stylish with her gorgeous hair and strappy heels as accessories.

Follow Diane on Instagram: @fashiononthe4thfloor


Over 40 fashion blogger Jennie of A Pocket Full of Polka Dots in a Kelly green floral dress

A Pocket Full of Polka Dots

KELLY GREEN: Jennie's favourite colour is green, and more specifically Kelly green which is such a great choice for her flame-coloured hair. I love the 1950s feel of her outfit with the vintage floral print dress and brooch - Grace Kelly herself would be proud.

Follow Jennie on Instagram: @apocketfulofpolkadots


Over 40 fashion blogger Sheela of Sheela Writes in a black and white jumpsuit

Sheela Writes

BLACK & WHITE: Sheela shows us how athleisure wear is done in a funky black and white jumpsuit (I love the short sleeves and striped edging). And boots to die for are always to be expected - Sheela's not disappointed us on that front.

Follow Sheela on Instagram: @sheelagoh


Over 40 fashion blogger Mary of Curlybyrdie Chirps in a yellow vest and orange romper suit

Curlybyrdie Chirps

YELLOW: How gorgeous and colourful does Mary look (oh, those colours with her dark hair!) - yellow paired with tangerine is a combination I've not worn myself but definitely need to. The orange playsuit is just summer perfection.

Follow Mary on Instagram: @curlybyrdie


Over 40 fashion blogger Veronica of Cid Style File in a red and white bomber jacket and dungarees/overalls

Cid Style File

BURGUNDY: Veronica's favourite colour is burgundy and has worn a super-funky bomber jacket with a gorgeous motif on the back (check it out on her blog). I'm a massive dungarees fan so of course love this dungarees/bomber jacket/sneakers combo.

Follow Veronica on Instagram: @cidstylefile


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Blush pink summer outfit: Pink sweater with heart motif \ cropped floral trousers pants \ blush pink suede Gucci-style heeled loafers \ pink satchel | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
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9 comments

  1. I love how diverse your favourite colours are ladies, makes for a fascinating post. Also shows all of your wonderful creativity in styling - Brava! xx

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  2. I had such fun playing a guessing game with everyone this month....I guessed your colour (well, I was half right anyway) and Jennie's. Not bad really.
    It is such an honour to have you join us this month.
    Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to join us :o)
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous | Style and Fashion, over 40

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  3. It would be very hard for me to pick my favorite color. But blush is certainly up there, and I made sure to buy several blush items when they were more readily available last year... :-)

    Your outfit is great! Blush works so well with your coloring!

    This is such a great collaboration; how great that you are part of it this month!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes


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  4. So much unique style inspiration Catherine! And you are looking so pretty in pink - I adore the loafers and sweater!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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  5. Catherine,

    Style vixen, blogging guru, and good friend, it was so amazing to have you join us this month. I feel like I was almost close to your favorite color--well, kind of. This blush pink ensemble you have here is really pretty.

    As you know you serve as an inspiration for so many of us. Thank you for that. We are lucky to know and learn from you in all ways.

    Big LOVE and big HUG!

    Annie

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  6. I can totally understand your dilemma, Catherine. I'd struggle to come up with one favourite colour. Although if you asked my best pal she'd probably say khaki because I do wear it a lot! I love your look - I remember those floral trousers from your Madonna post last year and loved them then too.
    The other girls all look absolutely fabulous, I'm particularly keen on Kelly's green look. Hm...perhaps greens ARE my favourite colours after all!
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  7. Catherine, it was an honor to have you as our guest blogger this month! I am trying to incorporate more blush into my wardrobe since it is so on trend, and your look certainly gave me some inspiration. I am simply mad for your shoes.

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  8. I don't have an all time fav color---but, my bedroom tends to always be blue!!!

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  9. Nice mixture of bloggers, great reading. x Jacqui

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