Polka Dots with Denim #iwillwearwhatilike

Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots, khaki pants, Adidas Originals
As I’m currently away in Santorini and scheduling this before I go, I thought I’d do another easy theme for #iwillwearwhatilike: Casual wear.

I’m pretty sure everyone will have worn something casual this week – though as I always, always say the theme is optional. If you’ve been wearing nothing but party frocks all week (lucky you) then let’s see those instead!

As autumn has its evil little paws on the UK’s weather front, there are a few pieces I’ve been wearing in the last couple of weeks that I’ve had on rotation, namely, the khaki pants and denim jacket. The former was last seen Friday before last and the latter will reappear on Wednesday, albeit styled very differently. I’m always more than happy when you can throw on some loose-fit trousers, denim and some cool sneakers – I may not feel the same when I get back from holiday and feel a huge drop in temperature, however…!

The link-up is getting more and more popular week on week, so do please spread the word and let other lovely ladies know about #iwillwearwhatilike. I’m hoping the WiFi will work by the pool so I can keep up with what you’re all wearing!

What’s your go-to casual piece? Jeans is the obvious one, and if so – what’s your style of choice? Leave your comment below!

Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots, khaki pants
Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots, khaki pants, Adidas Originals
Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots
Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots
Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots, khaki pants, Adidas Originals
Casual weekend wear | Denim jacket with scarf, polka dots
Scarf: Asos  | Sweatshirt: Zalando | Jacket: Asos | Trousers: Marks & Spencer | Sneakers: Adidas Superstar Originals | Bag: Asos | Sunglasses: Asos

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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 UK 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!

No favourites from last week’s link up I’m afraid: I scheduled this post before my holiday which is where I am right now (follow me on Instagram for updates)! I’ll be back on it next Monday.

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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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  1. 6 October 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Love your casual look, I hope you have packed something like this to come home in! Envious that you are somewhere hot and beautiful, and not soaked in London like me today! Thanks for hosting
    Laurie x

    • 27 October 2015 / 8:48 pm

      if only I were back there now, Laurie…!!!!!!! thank you x

  2. 6 October 2015 / 8:22 pm

    Oh… I can join in with this one. No problem. Indeed jeans would be my go-to casual outfit. At the moment with my black long knitted sweater and my cream booties, but I think I have already used that one. Oh well. More to come.

  3. 6 October 2015 / 10:25 am

    I don't know how you manage it woman but you never drop a ball! Still hosting the link up & posting from Santorini, blimey I can hardly keep up! Thought I'd also go with the khaki theme – copied you πŸ˜‰
    Having a ball checking out what the ladies are wearing every week, keep 'em comin' girls!

    • 27 October 2015 / 8:47 pm

      oh I scheduled everything in advance, Michelle – it just meant a very hectic week before I left!! thanks so much my lovely x

  4. 6 October 2015 / 9:40 am

    … and done :)!!!!!! I'm in love with your comfy pants and the whole look! Polkadots are fun πŸ™‚

    Greets from the EDELFABRIK

  5. 6 October 2015 / 8:46 am

    Hi Catherine, So glad you are hosting a link up. Just added my post. I host classy monday blog linkup every monday's as well.If you are interested you can check it out on my http://www.elegantlyfashionable.com

    Thanks again for hosting.

    Debonita xx

    • 27 October 2015 / 8:47 pm

      I ummed and ahhed over whether to host one for a long time, Debonita… I'm so glad I did! x

  6. 6 October 2015 / 5:47 am

    Hello Catherine,

    I've been thinking a lot about you–over there in Santorini! I hope (and kind of just know) you are having a fabulous time. At least your pictures tell us so!

    For this round of linking up, I went with four of The Fab 40s blogger collabs. I've met some pretty spectacular fellow bloggers via these posts. I'm really enjoying and learning from so many fabulous 40 something beauties out there right now–you included of course!

    Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    With love,


    • 27 October 2015 / 8:46 pm

      aww Ann you're such a sweetheart – thank you!!!!!!!!

  7. 6 October 2015 / 12:02 am

    Beautiful look Catherine and thanks for hosting.

  8. 5 October 2015 / 8:29 pm

    I love your look! Adorable and comfy. I always go for boyfriend jeans and some kind of tee or tank layered with a plaid shirt or a sweater and my Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers!

    Thanks for hosting this wonderful link up!


    • 27 October 2015 / 8:45 pm

      I'm a BF jeans fan too, Shelbee!! thanks hun x

  9. 5 October 2015 / 4:51 pm

    The pop of colour of the scarf adds that finishing touch against the polka dots. Because of the seasonal skinny style challenge I'm doing my go to casual outfit is…er… guess what… skinny jeans. But even before that, there were my casual wear.

  10. 5 October 2015 / 4:35 pm

    You are the poster girl for casual chic, proving that "casual" doesn't mean frumpy-dumpy!
    I'm in Nashville, home to Imogen + Willie jeans, manufactured right here. We wear jeans a lot! I'm lusting after some flares now but find it nearly impossible to find any for someone as short as me.


    • 27 October 2015 / 8:45 pm

      I'm rally into flared jeans too, Alicia – I know it's a pain but at least they can be taken up – must be worse for tall girls for whom they're always too short! πŸ™

  11. 5 October 2015 / 4:34 pm

    Polka dots are so fun! Great scarf! Looking forward to wearing my scarves! πŸ™‚

    I love seeing all your Santorini photos on IG!

  12. 5 October 2015 / 3:53 pm

    Loving the polka dots and I'm seriously crushing on your sunglasses. Hope you're having a wonderful hol.
    Michelle xx

  13. 5 October 2015 / 3:52 pm

    All I wear is casual wear, so this topic is right up my ally! Love your polka dotted top and scarf!

  14. 5 October 2015 / 3:46 pm

    The polka dots look fun, a nice touch! I hope you're having a good time on holiday. There's nothing better than escaping to a warmer climate for a while when it's starts getting colder and darker…

    • 27 October 2015 / 8:44 pm

      oh gosh I agree 100%, Tiina…!! thanks sweetie x

  15. 5 October 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Love the polka dot top! I always go for jeans! My tops vary depending on the season: t-shirts and tank tops for summer, long sleeves for spring/fall and sweaters for winter! Have fun in Santorini!

  16. 5 October 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Santorini? LUCKY girl! One of my favorite places to visit – people, culture, beaches, blue & white homes – you get what I'm talking about. Have fun there and thank you for getting this link up party going for us.


  17. 5 October 2015 / 2:45 pm

    Lovely – it's casual but still tres chic! I always go for leggings with a cute mini dress as my dress-down attire, either with ballet pumps or boots as weather dictates.

    Can't wait to see your holiday snaps xx

    • 27 October 2015 / 8:43 pm

      that's always a good combo, Porcelina…! thank you sweetie x

  18. 5 October 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Beautiful look love the scarf and polka dots πŸ™‚

  19. 5 October 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Hi Catherine, Hope you're having a wonderful time (How could you not πŸ™‚ ) Love his you've styled this laid-back look! Every little detail – the scarf, the sunglasses, that great handbag – is fabulous not to mention incredibly chic. xox-M


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