Some of My Favourite Fun and Fabulous Links – June 2015

Not Dressed As Lamb's Favourite Fun & Fabulous Links - June 2015
How to grow older, new over 40 fashion bloggers, healthy shaming, blogging for money… As today is the fourth Sunday in the month that means it’s time for my Favourite Fun and Fabulous Links! Here’s some great weekend reading for you. Enjoy, and Happy Sunday πŸ™‚

(Photo credits: Top left | Top right | Bottom left | Middle right | Bottom middle | Bottom right)

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Someone agrees with me: “I will say that “age appropriate” dressing makes me crazy”.

14 movies all fashion-lovers must see. I’m ashamed to say there are a lot I haven’t seen (but must).

I’ve just discovered the wonderful blog Bolder – How to Grow Older. Full of inspirational men and women over 70 with a serious lust for life.

Lauren and Felicity effortlessly style two of my favourite things for the UK summer: Dungarees and sleeveless jackets. I have the former but not the latter… that needs to change.

Two of my fellow Brits have just started fashion blogs: 50-something Anna of Anna’s Island Style shares my love of pattern and colour and 40-something Samantha of Fake Fabulous 40 has a gorgeous red crop (for now) and is as much of a shoeaholic as I am. Do please visit and give them a little love.

This really resonated with me: Healthy shaming – criticising those who eat healthily and workout – exists (unfortunately) and I totally get where Amy is coming from.

The most perfect tropical print shirt dress worn beautifully by Rachel.

Becky talks about why there are no wrong reasons to blog. Because there aren’t any.

Christine’s summery striped co-ords and novelty clutch are breathtaking.

It may be aimed at job seekers, but this is a terrific article on the importance of personal branding and it’s perfect for bloggers.

I can’t stress enough just how incredible Amber’s post about blogging for money is. It’s truthful. It’s hard-hitting. Most of all, it’s full of great analogies and a hilarious read.

The best Facebook page I’ve seen in ages: Knickers Models Own. In Caroline’s own words: “Wearing charity clothes 24/7 throughout 2015, raising funds for Cancer Research UK, in memory of my Mum. My knickers are always my own.”

Which of these were your favourites?
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    • 18 July 2015 / 1:54 pm

      There are some really good ones in there that I'm so cross I haven't seen! Glad you like the tip, thanks Madara x

  1. 28 June 2015 / 9:29 pm

    A wholehearted thank you for the mention, so exciting for me as a new blogger! I am discovering many beautiful and stylish ladies out there… the internet is an amazing place. X
    I also feel the need for a 'decent' camera….this could become expensive!
    Does anyone have any Camera/Lens recommendations for a novice?

    • 29 June 2015 / 9:31 am

      Samantha it's my pleasure! Remember you don't *have* to buy a decent camera (I'm assuming you mean a DSLR)…I always say the best thing to do is to to go into a specialised camera shop (not a dept store in other words) and talk to someone about what you want and what you'll be using it for. You need to get a feel for it in your hand and make sure you can understand the controls properly.

      BUT saying that many hobbies cost money (fishing? travelling? sky diving?? – they all cost money!) – and I don't think that blogging should be any different, so if you're serious about doing it (and I don't necessarily mean monetizing your blog, I mean as a hobby) then yes, it's worth spending money on a good DSLR.

      Unless you want to get the camera for great general family/holiday pictures as well, I'd advise you buy the body and lens separately, and get a fast lens – one with a large aperture where the hole in the lens opens quite large to allow for blurry backgrounds. Make sure it's at least a f1.8 – a camera shop expert will know what that means. The two most popular makes are Nikon and Canon… I don't think you can go wrong with either of them.

      Have a look at my Photo Tips pages for posts on what to look out for…! Hope that helps x

    • 29 June 2015 / 12:10 pm

      It certainly does! Thank you. X

    • 29 June 2015 / 8:02 pm

      Happy to be a "hobby blogger" . XXX

  2. 28 June 2015 / 5:55 pm

    I love reading your end of month post, very entertaining. Valley of the Dolls is one of my favourite books – I read it when I was 14 and just loved it. Lorraine x

    • 29 June 2015 / 9:21 am

      That was one I've not seen, Lorraine – and I must as I love Sharon Tate! Thank you sweetie, glad you like this monthly post πŸ™‚

    • 29 June 2015 / 9:11 am

      Her colour combos are pretty awesome, Jodie – so glad to introduce her to you! Thank you hun x

  3. 28 June 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Thanks for the referral to the Knickers Model's Own site! Love that. xo

    • 29 June 2015 / 9:04 am

      Thanks Patti – it's such a great cause and Caroline's injected so much fun into it, hasn't she…?

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