The New #iwillwearwhatilike Link Up | 1. Colour

Not Dressed As Lamb's #iwillwearwhatilike link up 1: Colour
So finally it’s here – the new #iwillwearwhatilike weekly link up! What started as a bit of fun on Instagram over the summer (as a protest to an obnoxious article online about the things women over 30 shouldn’t wear) has become a wonderfully positive campaign in its own right that I’m so glad to be sharing with my readers.

Join me every Monday at 3pm (BST) to link up your outfits from your blog or Instagram then join in the fun on Instagram with the #iwillwearwhatilike hashtag and come meet like-minded ladies! All the details about the link up are below – in the meantime as I’ve chosen colour for those who wish to take part in the theme. I’ve shown my own selection of rainbow dresses from the last few years (see the original posts of them here: Red | Orange | Yellow | Green | Blue | Purple) as a little colourful inspiration for you!

Thank you SO much for all the fantastic support and kind words I’ve received for this campaign, you lot are the best!!

** Next week’s optional theme is SHEER **

Not Dressed As Lamb | Rainbow dresses

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#iwillwearwhatilike link up | Not Dressed As Lamb

Thank you for joining my new #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!

So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm BST (British Summer Time). 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 fabulous πŸ˜‰

If you went with this week’s theme: Colour, I’ll pick my favourite to feature in next week’s post.

** The optional theme for 14th September is SHEER **

All I ask of you linking up is that you:

1. Please follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb (via Bloglovin or Instagram)
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like
3. Include a link back to this post if you’re linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
4. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike – Monday’s the day to join in the IG fun
5. Visit some of the other links and share the love!

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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 relationships so don’t miss out!
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70 Comments

    • September 20, 2015 / 12:44 pm

      No worries, Lauren – you'll have next week every week! x

  1. September 9, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    This is a great link up! Boo hiss to the 'Thou shalt not wear' school of clothing! I shall if I like!!
    Your rainbow of dresses is beautiful! Truly radiant shades which you look lovely in!x

    • September 20, 2015 / 12:43 pm

      hehe thanks Kezzie – I agree with that boo, hiss!!

    • September 12, 2015 / 6:16 pm

      Aww Liz that's so nice of you!!!!!! Thank you MUAH x

  2. September 9, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    Although I am not much of a rebel, I do what I like and hate to be told what to do. Which is why I so wholeheartedly join your initiative. Fun too.
    Greetje

    • September 12, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      Oh I don't know, Greetje – I'd say you are a bit…!!! (And it's a good thing!) So glad you like the campaign, thank so much sweetie x

  3. September 9, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    Loving your light blue and purple dresses! Thank you for hosting the link up…and I have just the right outfit for next week too!!

    • September 12, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      That's brilliant, Anna – thank you so much!! x

  4. September 9, 2015 / 11:55 am

    Catherine! I can't choose a favorite!! But I will say, you need to wear short more often–look at your legs in the green dress!

    Thank you so much for starting a link up. You are internally my inspo, so to have you know offering a place for all of us trying to get better, well it's fabulous! Thank you.

    Big hug!

    Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    • September 12, 2015 / 11:10 am

      Aww big hugs and kisses right back atcha, Ann! You're my Queen of Positivity, a lot of people could learn a lot from you!!! Thank you soooooo much xx

  5. September 9, 2015 / 11:17 am

    I've think this has been my favourite linkup so far. Look at the riot of colour in all the thumbnails. It's brilliant! The perfect theme to start with and so appropriate for such a colourful season as Autumn is. Congratulations on your first linkup and thank for hosting.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • September 12, 2015 / 11:08 am

      Jacqueline thank you for the very kind words!! I too think it's wonderful how colourful the thumbnails look…!!!! x

    • September 12, 2015 / 11:07 am

      Aww Emma that's really sweet of you, thank you xx

  6. September 8, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Such beautiful colorful dresses you have! Thanks for doing this weekly link up!

    • September 12, 2015 / 11:06 am

      It's my pleasure, Amy – thank you so much for joining in!!

  7. September 8, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Hey darling, love this linky and you looks stunning. I'll say it again, what a ridiculous article, my stylish Mum breaks all those rules and is double 30! Style has no boundaries and limits! I've linked up a post on a day out but I love the red floral tea dress I wore for the day out. Hope that's cool. Much love x

    • September 10, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      It really was, Vicki – your stylish mum is a great example of that!! Thank you for your linking up and of course your support and advice when I asked you about link ups. Great big hugs to you xx

  8. September 8, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Woohoo Catherine congrats on launching and thanks for hosting this linkup. I wasn't going to miss it and lose the "first party linkers bragging rights" haha. Thanks for the reminder on IG. What a great theme for your first as you do justice to colors every time. Let the so called fashion rules breaking continue and I'll drink to that. :). xoxo

    • September 10, 2015 / 7:42 pm

      Elsie I'm so pleased to hear that – thank you for the kind words!!

  9. September 8, 2015 / 7:26 am

    Thankyou for hosting Catherine , such a wonderful theme. You wear all different colours so very well.

    • September 10, 2015 / 7:39 pm

      Oh that's so nice of you, Jill – thank you!!

  10. September 8, 2015 / 6:14 am

    Thank you for hosting Catherine, this is going to be fantastic. All of us under one roof! Not such a colourful outfit from me I'm afraid, but I am wearing what I like. You however look incredible as always
    Laurie x

    • September 10, 2015 / 12:41 pm

      That's no problem Laurie – the theme will always be optional! Thank you so much for linking up xx

    • September 10, 2015 / 11:33 am

      Aww Alice thank you – I'll pop over now! x

  11. September 8, 2015 / 3:46 am

    Love your idea for a link party! Thanks for hosting!

    • September 10, 2015 / 10:50 am

      Thank YOU Judith!!!!!!! It's a pleasure to have you x

    • September 10, 2015 / 10:49 am

      Aww Debbie thank you so much for visiting and linking up! You're a sweetheart, and pretty darn stylish yourself…!!

    • September 10, 2015 / 10:48 am

      Hehe no – nor Jackie O…?!!! She was the queen of oversized sunglasses!! x

  12. September 7, 2015 / 7:57 pm

    Look at all this amazing colour! Love it πŸ™‚

    • September 10, 2015 / 10:47 am

      It's so wonderful, isn't it Helen? xx

  13. September 7, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    Happy new beginning, Catherine! Fashion rules? I don't know any, so I don't even know when I break them. πŸ™‚

    • September 10, 2015 / 10:47 am

      Natalia that's a classic example of "ignorance is bliss"…!!! Goes to show it's all nonsense, doesn't it?! And thank you my lovely for your kind words, they mean a lot x

  14. September 7, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    Of course this theme appeals to my rebellious nature and I'm so glad you've opened your linkup to bloggers as well. Thanks for providing this forum for women who refuse to follow silly rules. Long live freedom of expression.

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:48 am

      Hear, hear, Melanie!! ;)) Thank you for the kind words my lovely, it wouldn't be the same without your colourful self! x

  15. September 7, 2015 / 5:07 pm

    Oh YES! What a fabulous first choice for your I Will Wear What I Like linkup Catherine! Of course, I might be a wee bit biased, LOL. It's just so refreshing to see so much lovely colour in one blog post! Thanks for hosting!

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:47 am

      Sue don't the thumbnails look so gorgeous?!! Maybe we should do colour EVERY week, haha!! Thank you for linking up my lovely x

  16. September 7, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Thank you for hosting a brilliant link-up…Colour?! Perfect for you!
    I had to stop adding links (I hope 3 is okay, please delete if not).
    Now, I'm off to check out these other amazing blog posts.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:47 am

      Oh gosh no Samantha that's absolutely fine, I don't mind at all! The more the merrier :)) Thanks sweetie, knew you'd be along to join in!! x

  17. September 7, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Love the theme…even if I don't have a "colourful" post. Thanks for hosting!

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:46 am

      Susan thank you for linking up – no problem about that, the theme will always be optional! x

  18. September 7, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    This is fabulous Catherine, thanks so much for doing this. I remember this green dress from your collage so well, still madly in love with it. Much love your way, Kirsten xx

    http://www.thelifbissue.com

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:45 am

      Aww Kirsten thank you for the kind words and for linking up! Not sure if I can squeeze into the green dress at the moment, we'll have to see (and I'll have to lay off the cakes)!! x

  19. September 7, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    We all need more colour in our lives, and I look forward to visiting bloggers who link up. Thanks for hosting this great new link up!

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Yes we do, Tiina!! Thank you so much sweetie x

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Katie that's so nice of you to say, thank you for linking up! Hope to see you next week x

  20. September 7, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    I love all your colorful dresses!

  21. September 7, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Nice collection of colourful dresses you showed here! Thank you for this new link up!

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:43 am

      You're most welcome, Olga – thank you!!

  22. September 7, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    You wear color incredibly well and I love the way you mix colors. Very ladylike with a modern touch.
    Red Reticule

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:42 am

      Bogi that's really sweet of you, thank you x

  23. September 7, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    So excited see your first link up!!! I'll keep popping back to see who else leaves a link, it's a great way of finding new and interesting blogs to read.
    BTW, absolutely loving you in red!
    Michelle xx

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:42 am

      Aww bless you, lovely Michelle!! (Maybe I should wear red more often…?!) Thanks so much x

  24. September 7, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    Thanks for hosting, love all your outfits πŸ™‚

    • September 9, 2015 / 9:42 am

      It's my pleasure, ClaireJustine – and thank you x

  25. September 7, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I was so looking forward to your party, dear Catherine. I am sure yours will be the best link up in the world.
    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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    • September 9, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Sacramento that's so sweet of you, thank you sooooooo much!! xx