Welcome to Not Dressed As Lamb!
This is my personal style blog, started on my 39th birthday to see if I could improve my style as I approached my 40th. That was over three years ago, and I now freelance as a full time blogger and freelance writer - and couldn't love it any more if I tried. While I've been “waving the fashion flag for 40-somethings”, the blog has grown into one of the leading 40+ style blogs in the UK and worldwide.
Who is Catherine Summers…?I'm a 42 year old Brit, a West Country-dwelling ex London resident with a degree in photography (earned when I had dreams of making it big as a fashion photographer in the early 90s) now put to good use in blogging. You can see my photography in my husband's style blog Silver Londoner.
My style philosophy…I oppose the term "age appropriate" and encourage the term "occasion appropriate" instead. I believe that women of all ages should wear things they like, what suits them, and what is appropriate to the occasion - you won’t find any age-appropriate nonsense here.
A little bit about me…Known for my (unnatural) red hair and having pretty great eyebrows, I've been dubbed the "Queen of Clash" due to a penchant for pattern-mixing and a tendency to wear bright colours - I describe my style as “eclectic, erring on the side of preppy-with-a-twist”. I have a passion for keeping fit, cherry lip balm, people watching, giraffes, the theatre, astronomy, freckles, and generally seeking out life's pleasures.
Topics I cover on Not Dressed As Lamb…Personal style and fashion
Health and fitness
The age process and being 40+
Better blogging tips