I guess it had to happen eventually: Pantone’s Colour of the Year (Rose Quartz and Serenity) is the theme for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike link up.
I chose these colours as part of my blog’s new design and colour palette just a few days before Pantone announced the Colour of the Year for 2016 (honestly!) and it’s no surprise that I’ve been drawn to them where my wardrobe’s concerned as well.
The star of the show is undoubtedly this blue check coat by Ganni at Asos – another believable fact but this coat is now reduced from £320 to just £54(!!), and there are a few sizes left (bargain of the century methinks).
Like the crazy-cheap orange animal print coat I wore on the blog on Saturday, it seems that an incredibly mild December has meant retailers haven’t sold much outerwear this season, so coats are all severely reduced. Great news for statement coat-loving gals like me – this one’s only gone and bought =ahem= four coats in the sale…!
So the blue in the checks of this coat are the perfect match for Serenity, and the boyfriend jeans aren’t far off either. The Rose Quartz comes in the shape of my fluffy pink sweater (last worn here and here) and the old-but-trusty pink brogues – I’ve had them so long I’m wondering if they’ll ever go out of style. I have at least 10+ pairs of brogues and I’ll be gutted if one day I realise they just look a bit old fashioned!
A quick mention for the cutest earrings I got from Asos: Mixed metal triangle earrings, which I think are going to be my new go-with-everything pair. I was also originally going to wear my bright blue Marc Jacobs sunglasses, but thought better of it and decided they might be too matchy-matchy. Neutral brown sunnies and my taupe leather bag let the pink and blue “sing” a little more – I know some people think this year’s Pantone colours are a bit sickly but I happen to love them. Easiest colours to wear (for me) ever…!
Are you a fan of Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity – either together or separately? Tell me in the comments or tweet me @notlamb! (And don’t forget the theme to link up is optional as always!)
Coat: ASOS (just £54 down from £320!!) | Sweater: Dorothy Perkins | Jeans: La Redoute | Shoes: Zalando | Bag: Karen Millen | Earrings: ASOS | Sunglasses: Badgley Mischka | Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational ‘Sugar Plum’
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Thank you for joining the #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 – it’ll stay open for a week. 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 wearing whatever you damn well like!
My favourite DAVID BOWIE tribute outfits from last week’s link up (well done all those ladies who joined in with this, I thought I’d struggle to find anyone to feature)!
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!