Yellow Coat With Lilac, Snakeskin Boots #iwillwearwhatilike

Bright winter outfit | Yellow coat, purple trousers, lilac scarf & hat, snakeskin boots

It’s finally cold here in the UK!! I don’t know why I’m saying that, I’m so not a cold weather person. I think I’ve just been looking at my winter coats and thinking how they’ve been neglected so far this winter due to the mild temperatures. 

But warmer days are no more! Proper winter (UK style) is upon us. Wet, windy and grey. No bright sunny days with blue skies and snow everywhere for us, oh noooo.

We actually took these photos a few weeks ago – I was saving the snakeskin boots for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike animal print theme, and it was one of the few days that there was a chill in the air. You may also be surprised to see me wearing such high boots – although I’d slipped my disc at this point, I hadn’t yet gone to the doctor so was hobbling a bit before the severe pain set in. Don’t worry, we didn’t do much walking around that day…!

I think I can say snakeskin is my new favourite animal print – though my allegiance to leopard is still strong, I can feel a snakeskin wallet or tote coming on. Watch out, bank balance.


The yellow coat was one I picked up in the Asos winter sale at the beginning of 2015 – it was reduced massively and I didn’t get to wear it as spring had already set in so it was much too warm for it. As you can probably imagine I was desperate to wear it: Have you ever seen a more happy colour? It looks so lush with lilac – be quick if you want the lilac beanie (almost sold out) but Asos still have some stock of the scarf (and it’s on sale).

What’s your favourite animal print – and what do you like pairing it with? Tell me in the comments or tweet me @notlamb

Bright winter outfit | Yellow coat, purple trousers, lilac scarf & hat, snakeskin boots
Purple trousers, red bucket bag, snakeskin boots
Bright winter outfit | Yellow coat, purple trousers, lilac scarf & hat, snakeskin boots
Bright winter outfit | Yellow coat, purple trousers, lilac scarf & hat
Coat: Asos (alternative) | Boots: Mango | Trousers: Asos (I like these) | Hat: Asos | Scarf: Asos | Bag: Asos (I like the Marc Jacobs bucket bag) | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington | Nails: Essie ‘Chocolate Cakes’


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#iwillwearwhatilike | Not Dressed As Lamb
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!

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*Obviously to honour the passing of one of music (and fashion’s) greatest. The connection only has to be loose – go for his many reincarnations such as Mod, Hippie, Glam Rock (Glam OR Rock if you like), Soul, New Romantic – to see some of his different styles I’ve created a Pinterest board is great for inspiration. It was written only five days ago… RIP David.

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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 – as many as you like!
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  2. 14 January 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Lilac is a beautiful color on you! The yellow coat is a winner too. 🙂

    • 19 January 2016 / 10:38 pm

      Aww that's so nice of you, thanks Natalia xx

  3. 13 January 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Catherine, You have done it again!
    Taken a colour I really dislike and made me think…."Hmmmmm….maybe??????"
    Lilac is one of my "You can't make me!" colours, and here it is (looking gorgeous) with a bright yellow coat (which I feel I need) and your red hair.
    The darker tones on your bottom half (plus the fab boots) stop it going too "ice cream parlour"-ish.
    I like it!!
    In fact….I like it Very much!!
    You are such a bad influence on me (my credit card is groaning) :oD


    • 19 January 2016 / 10:38 pm

      Oooh I LIKE the idea of looking "ice cream parlour" ish, Samantha!! Hehe thanks my lovely, glad you liked it x

  4. 12 January 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Great outfit Catherine. Love the color combo and your boots.

    Joly Look

  5. 12 January 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Love the color combo of yellow and purple, complementary colours.
    The yellow coat from Asos is beautiful! Lucky to get it on sale 🙂


    • 12 January 2016 / 9:56 pm

      I was, and I was so impatient waiting for it to get cold enough to wear it..! Thanks sweetie x

  6. 12 January 2016 / 11:05 am

    Just love wearing bright colours in winter and that yellow coat is absolutely gorgeous!
    Fashion Soup

  7. 12 January 2016 / 4:01 am

    I love your shoes and they look great with your yellow coat!


  8. 12 January 2016 / 3:14 am

    Love your use of colors in this outfit! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  9. 11 January 2016 / 11:53 pm

    I have to say that leopard is my favorite animal print and I'll pair it with just about anything. But those boots definitely rock…I might have to pick up some snakeskin boots! Love the yellow paired with lavender; unexpected and beautiful.

    • 12 January 2016 / 1:07 pm

      Oh gosh Debbie I think snakeskin boots would look amazing on you!!! Thank you sweetie x

    • 12 January 2016 / 1:06 pm

      Wonderful – thanks for your support, Suzanne! xx

  10. 11 January 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I love the bright color of your coat! The yellow and lavendar is a great color mix. The boots are sexy!! Love the heel and I have admired them online and will have to live vicariously 🙂
    Great look Cathereine!
    xx jess

    • 12 January 2016 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Jess – I thought a bright pop of yellow would brighten Monday up…! x

  11. 11 January 2016 / 8:03 pm

    What's not to love with this ensemble? Fab boots – I think we're all stampeding our way to get our snakeskin accessories right now. Thanks so much for featuring me in the Bling line up, such a thrill x

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:26 pm

      It was a pleasure to feature you, Anna – the bling and that dress looked amaaaaazing! Thank you thank you xx

  12. 11 January 2016 / 7:49 pm

    This is fun. I will get stuck in here. Animal print yoohoo…. I am coming.
    Your outfit is so nice. Your colour scheme… I wish I had your gift. I pinned it to my board "Clothes that I like".

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:25 pm

      I don't think you do too badly with your use of colour, Greetje… You're just as much of an expert as you say I am!! Thank you sweetie MUAH x

  13. 11 January 2016 / 6:58 pm

    Great blingy women from last week!
    I love your snakeskin boots and your sproingy yellow coat. This is a great winter pick-me-up outfit. I realized after I linked-up that my IG photo shows my blouse better, a bright aqua leopard print. Anyway, it's under my coat in this blog shot. Heh.

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Ooh I like the sound of bright aqua leopard, Melanie…!! Thank you my lovely, glad to have you link up as always x

  14. 11 January 2016 / 6:54 pm

    What a great outfit! I love the colors you put together and the booties are so sharp! I have been sending in my vote for you! Peace! Cheryl

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Cheryl I'm so thankful for your support! You're a star!! x

  15. 11 January 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Well done on your nomination, I will vote for you! I do hope your injury heals soon, those boots need wearing again soon, they're fab xx

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:23 pm

      I'm afraid I'm not nominated yet, Porcelina – this is the vote to GET me nominated/shortlisted! But thank you for voting, the next stage is the judging panel…!!

      And thank you re. the injury – I am recovering, slowly but surely :))

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:21 pm

      I guess it is quite Eastery, Linda – but then the deep red/purple keeps it winter-fresh!! Thanks sweetie, I'll pop over (tweet me a reminder)! x

  16. 11 January 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Those are pretty damn divine snakeskin boots there,Catherine! I just so happened to buy a pair myself last week but with a western style heel as those would be waaaay to high for me! I've always loved leopard but like you, I'm getting more into snakeskin little by little – belt, bag, shoes etc…
    Love the combo of yellow with all the other colours.
    Thanks for hosting.

    • 11 January 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Snakeskin is slowly being seen more and more, isn't it Jacqueline…?! Thank you sweetie! x

  17. 11 January 2016 / 4:51 pm

    I have got the same Boots, Catherine and linked them up. Snakeprints are fabulous, aren't they?
    Exactly same weather condition over here and I might have to wear my warm boots and downcoat this weekend… oh no…!

    Thank you for featuring my sequined look!!
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:23 pm

      I think you were the inspiration to finally get some, Annette – though are they exactly the same ones? Mine are from Mango, I also ordered some from Zalando (Aldo ones) but I didn't like them as much so I sent them back…!

      Thanks for linking up, it was my pleasure to feature your lovely sequins from last week! x

  18. 11 January 2016 / 4:43 pm

    Such a joy to joing you, dear friend

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:21 pm

      Sacramento thank you, and for linking up my lovely! x

  19. 11 January 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Hmmm…yellow & lilac. What an unexpected color combo and so wonderful!!! Thanks for the inspiration! jodie
    ps…have always been a fan of snakeskin….those boots are fabulous! If they are feeling neglected, i'll take them for a couple walks!!
    pps…are you feeling any better?

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:20 pm

      Aww Jodie thanks so much, yes they do look like they need to be taken out into the fresh air, poor things keep looking me…!! And thank you for asmking about the back/leg – recovery is finally speeding up. Pain is a lot less (rather than constant), can walk a lot better. Can't WAIT to just go for a short walk round the block, it'll feel like a massive achievement :))

  20. 11 January 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Oh i bow down to thee queen of colour mixing. What a fabulous combo here.. Yellow and lilac.. genius! And those booties are on point as those youngsters say 😉 Such a fabulous look, and think how much you're going to enjoy those boots once your back in heels. Something to look forward to at least 😀 Hope you're not in too much pain this week lovely and that you're slowly but surely recovering x x x

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you Rachel sweetie – the back/leg is a lot, lot better! Still having to be very careful, but at least I can walk like a normal person, albeit very gently. Funnily enough, walking pigeon-toed seems to ease the pain a little for some reason?!!!!!

  21. 11 January 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Such fun looks! I don't have a favorite animal print…i like them all equally.

  22. 11 January 2016 / 4:02 pm

    I love the lilac with the yellow! And I've been wanting these boots forever…

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:16 pm

      Thanks Andrea – it's very frustrating not being able to wear them right now! x

  23. 11 January 2016 / 3:41 pm

    It's a delicious colour combo! Hang in there, spring is just around the corner. Or that's what I keep telling myself…

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:16 pm

      Oh gosh it had better be, Tiina – January and February do drag!! Thank you sweetie x

  24. 11 January 2016 / 3:29 pm

    I love the mix of colours you've got going on there! I'm equally obsessed with leopard print and snakeskin…I'm quite partial to a bit of zebra print too! Thanks for hosting the linkup, I hope your back is soon as good as new xxx


    • 11 January 2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thanks so much Emma – the back is much, much better… Nowhere near 100%, but recovery is speeding up. And re. zebra: I don't have anything zebra I don't think, I reckon I'm missing out!! x

  25. 11 January 2016 / 3:27 pm

    These snakeskin-patterned boots are DELICIOUS, dearest Catherine!! I imagine that you must be sooo anxious to take them out-and-about again; but at least that cheery yellow coat (and your lilac accessories!) don't need to wait until your recovery before you can wear them again…especially if winter weather has finally arrived in the UK!! We had (relatively) cold temperatures in Vancouver last week; but I'm relieved to report that we're back above the freezing point…for now!! XOXO

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:14 pm

      Hehe yes they're currently waiting patiently on the stairs near the front door, ready to leap outside as soon as I can wear heels again!! That said, a mid heel is more comfortable than flats right now. The back/leg is soooo much better, no stick needed, just need to take it easy still. Thank you my lovely, and stay warm!!! xx

  26. 11 January 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Love the yellow coat, it's one of my favorite colors! 🙂

    • 11 January 2016 / 5:12 pm

      I HAD to have it when I saw it, Laurie – and it was seriously reduced!! It was fate :))

    • 11 January 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Aww thank you Kristen! Who doesn't love lilac…? 😉

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