Over the weekend it was mild enough to wear my new rose gold metallic raincoat – obviously it’s perfect for this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike theme of metallics! It’s an item of clothing that’s a total contradiction: Something that’s suitable for walking the dog in a fabric that’s perfect for a full-on drag act. And I absolutely love it.
IT’S AN ITEM OF CLOTHING THAT’S A TOTAL CONTRADICTION: SOMETHING THAT’S SUITABLE FOR WALKING THE DOG IN A FABRIC THAT’S PERFECT FOR A FULL-ON DRAG ACT.
It was the very last one in the only size available – and actually one size too big for me as well as being from the Tall range. But when you see something this fabulous that’s also cheap as chips, you can either buy it too big and take it in, or wear it oversized and proud. It only needed a Fair Isle sweater, flared jeans, Converse and my new oversized round sunglasses for a comfy weekend shopping and running errands.
I’m simply obsessed with all things rose gold right now (hence yesterday’s post featuring two metallics-themed outfits to shop), which is probably something to do with my latest hair colour. And talking of hair, some of you may have already seen on my Instagram feed that I’ve gone even shorter again! It’s a proper shoulder-length bob now with a shorter fringe too – and I’m so glad I finally had the balls to have it cut this length at last. The ease of washing, drying and brushing much less hair makes it all worthwhile, and I think it’s updated my overall look somewhat.
What I didn’t plan for, however, was almost gale-like conditions at the weekend making my new hair look like it hadn’t been brushed for a week. Damn the British weather thinking Devon is actually Chicago…!
Do scroll down and add your outfits (metallics or otherwise) to this week’s iwillwearwhatilike link up – can’t wait to see what you’re wearing this week! Don’t forget to check out last week’s best pink and/or red outfits that I’ve featured too ❤️
ARE YOU DRAWN TO ANY ONE PARTICULAR METALLICS COLOUR – OR ARE YOU LIKE ME AND LOVE THEM ALL? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Raincoat: ASOS (I’ve linked to it in case it comes back into stock, otherwise this one is a non-metallic pink version and this one is a silver version) | Sweater: Seasalt (I like this one) | Jeans: Marks & Spencer (close match) | Sneakers: Converse All Stars | Bag: ASOS (I like this one) | Sunglasses: ASOS | Watch: ASOS (I like this one) | Nails: Revlon ‘Hazy’ (similar) with Barry M ‘Gold Foil’ tips (similar)
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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!
The link up goes live every Monday at 3pm UK time and 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!
This is for linking up what you’ve been wearing (or would like to wear) only. I like to keep it all looking tidy because I’m a bit of a neat-freak, so non-outfit links will be removed – it’s only fair to others linking up!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 29 FEBRUARY IS PATTERN
Please be a good sport and do the following…
1. 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!
3. Include a link back to the 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. Please do not link up anything other than outfits, shoes, accessories or make-up – non-outfit links will be removed. This link up is for linking up what you’ve been wearing (or would like to wear) only
6. Visit some of the other links and share the love!
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My favourite PINK AND/OR RED outfits from last week’s link up:
(L-R) Anna’s Island Style | Hello Katie Girl | CatoinAmsterdam | What Lizzy Loves | Style Splash
To get yourself featured next week make sure you’ve included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar – and link up something following this week’s theme!
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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P.S. If you want some more metallics inspiration check out yesterday’s post How to Wear Metallics | A Daytime Casual and An Evening (or Date Night) Outfit, and my #iwillwearwhatilike link up theme inspiration Pinterest board!
Linking up to: Style Stories, iwillwearwhatilike, Shoe and Tell, Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Turning Heads Tuesday, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Brilliant Blog Posts, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday’s Fab Favourites, Fun Fashion Friday
I love all the colours in this post – your hair, your manicure!, and the metallic rose gold. I'm a sucker for all metallics and my penchant grows every year. I didn't have a photo of metallics for the linkup but thanks for hosting.
Thank you Melanie – don't forget the theme is optional!!!! Link up aaaaanything you've been wearing…!
Rose gold is definitely a colour for you Catherine, and the new hair do is fabulous! Thank you for hosting
Aww thanks so much Laurie!! x
I absolutely love this look! It's the kind of thing I'd wear, on a daily basis 😉
The jacket would've had me squealing in the shop…I've got a thing for fabrics that have a kind of 'flip' because it reminds me of my barbie doll days when she had a dress just like it!! Gorgeous! LOVE the hair too, btw.
haha I love that your Barbie had something similar, Suzy!! thank you hun x
I like your hair now, but I also liked it when it was longer. As I never have been able to have long hair, that is what I want. Hence I prefer long hair. Cause I cannot have it like that.
As for pink… I will leave that to you and wear red instead. Is also a shade of pink but suits me much better. I have added a link.
Thanks Greetje – it is SO much easier to look after this length, I didn't realise just how much it annoyed me!!!! x
Catherine it was a lovely surprise to see that you've featured my snap from last week – thank you so much. I love taking part in the link ups and particularly like finding new stlyes to inspire me. Talking of new styles, well I adore this rose gold jacket of yours. Like you, I'm a huge fan of rose gold, in fact all metallics get my vote. My husband bought me a rose gold watch for Valentine's day which I'm about to feature on Sunday – it was such a treat. Loving the cute sweater and flare jeans combo – great touch x
Anna's Island Style
So glad to have featured you, Anna!! thank you sweetie x
I love rose gold…well all metallics really but rose gold is my favourite at the moment. The rain coat is gorgeous, I love the pink turn up cuffs! Thank you for featuring my look from last week!
It was my pleasure to feature you, Emma! You looked lovely in red :)) And thank you – I agree about rose gold… I'm addicted! x
Love your raincoat.
Thanks Catherine! x
What a fun outfit! Love your raincoat!
Thank you so much Kelly :)))
First off, this gal is not a fan of wind for blogging, even when the proffesionals use fans to get their photos. With that said, I love your new hair, the bob the shape! I had considered once or twice doing something like this.. Anyhow, I love the rose gold raincoat, it is my fav of the metallics, I do like a slate, but love your look with the converse sneakers too. I now need to say, "cheap as chips"! Lovely my friend
I think a wind machine works better if you have long hair, Jess – when it's short it just makes you look like you have no hair!! Thank you Jess, and I'm glad to have contributed to your on-going British-English dictionary…! hehe 😉
LOVE this raincoat!! Beautiful!
I do too, Elise – I do too!! hehe thank you so much x
Delightful rain coat! It makes a statement in the coolest way. xox
Thank you Patti my lovely! x
That is such a cool rain coat, ASOS has some amazing finds sometimes. Love the sunglasses as well!
I agree about ASOS – that's why it's my go-to store EVERY time!! Thank you sweetie x
Love this outfit, the raincoat is gorgeous!! I doubt I could pull it off but it looks so good on you 🙂 xx
Zoe ♥ MammafulZo
Thank you Zoe! I wasn't sure I could pull it off myself but then I usually throw caution to the wind when it comes to those sorts of decisions…!!
Love this outfit! Casual, but chic. The raincoat is the perfect metallic color. Sometimes gold or silver can be overpowering. Also, your nails are fabulous!
I think that's why I love rose gold so much, Amy – it's the perfect blend of gold and silver. And thank you!! x
What a fun way to add oh la la on a rainy day! Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!
Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.
That's sweet of you, thank you Alice!
The hair…the coat…I don't even know where to begin! The cut is absolute perfection on you Catherine, so flattering and beautiful. And yep, I would've bought that coat in whatever size was available too.
Thank you so much Debbie!! I think the hair and the coat were a match made in heaven… I'm so glad it was mild enough the day I had my hair done to wear it!
Now that's a pretty raincoat! And in a colour that totally suits you.
Aww Jacqueline thanks so much!! I'll be turning myself rose gold before you know it, haha!!
I am utterly in love with that raincoat, Catherine. Suffice to say, I'm an unapologetic magpie when it comes to anything shiny. Which explains the amount of cuffs and rings I tend to wear, they probably weigh more than my gym barbells. So yes, I love all things metallic and shiny, no discrimination whatsoever 🙂
Hmm I know all about your magpie tendencies, Sheela…!!! Thank you my lovely, you keep rocking all that sparkly stuff no matter what 😉
Oh wow I am loving that raincoat!
Hehe it seems you me and everyone else, Adele…!! Thank you x
Such a great look from the casual kicks to the flower purse! Thanks for hosting the linkup.
My pleasure, Sheree – and thank you so much! x
You hair looks fabulous!
Aww thank you Suzanne, I'm so pleased with it :))
Oh, I think the nails are my favorite part!
I think I forgot to mention them, Nicole – thank you!!!! x
Very nice rose gold color! Love it! I am not bold enough to wear such coat;). But I love metallic accessories. Ciao, Renata
I think it's a love-it-or-hate-it coat, Renata – not for everyone I know! But metallic accessories are gorgeous, they make any outfit look oh-so fabulous ann sparkly! Thank you x
I've been loving rose gold lately too—well at least my new eyeshadow that is that color! Hmmm…now I might need to go shopping for clothes in that fabulous color!
Your hair looks wonderful—I really like how it's lighter on the ends!! jodie
ps…FYI—I did get this email, but I usually get the monday link up ones. I'm assuming I should get one each day/time a post goes out….so we'll see for your next post!! Can't wait!!
Oh Jodie my hairdresser will be pleased – as am I, thank you!! Hopefully you'll receive an email for each post from now on, fingers crossed x
I love that raincoat, such a fun material! 🙂
Thanks so much, Laurie!! x
What a delicious raincoat Catherine! That coat is all you need to make a style statement. Thank you for hosting.
It's definitely a statement, that's for sure!! Thank you Cherie xx
Obsessed with your jacket.
hehe so am I, Olivia…!
Super cute coat Catherine. Love your haircut too – have been thinking of getting mine shorter – it looks fab on you.
Aww thanks Yvonne – I haven't regretted it at all, I LOVE it shorter!! x
It's a pretty, warm colour and goes with your own colouring. And it's probably more visible in the dark, too, than a darker raincoat (safety first, you don#t want to be run over by a car when you're walking in the evening…).
Thanks Tiina – and yes to it being visible… you only need the tiniest chink of light and it's reflected everywhere!! 😉
The rose gold is STUNNING with your coloring, Catherine! Love!
Thanks for hosting!
Thank you so much Dawn Lucy – I think I need to stop at some point with the rose gold though!! x
The color of your rain coat is just lovely! I sometimes wish it would rain more in SoCal so I could at least wear the one rain coat that I do have 😛
Oh believe me, Monica – you don't want as much rain as we have in the UK…!!!! Thank you sweetie x
The raincoat is perfect for you! I can see why you are obsessed with rose gold as it looks so good on you!
Aww thanks so much Andrea xx
I've already professed my love for your gorgeous hair on IG , but shall say it again. STUNNING!!!! Love love love the new 'doo! You look fabulous. And what a brilliant coat, that should cheer up all this dank dark weather we've been having! Wishing you a lovely week sweetie and as always thanks for hosting xxx
My pleasure Rachel – and thank you!! We've both been brave little soldiers, chopping our hair off, haven't we…?! ;)) xx
This is the prettiest raincoat I think I've ever seen, dearest Catherine!! All that shimmery, rose gold fabulousness would certainly brighten even the gloomiest day…and we've had plenty of those in Vancouver recently, too!! Plus – this new 'do of yours is inspiring some SERIOUS hair envy over here!! I've been growing my own a little bit longer in the hopes of attaining "bob" status at some point…if I don't end up having it all chopped off again in frustration over its current " in between-ness!!" XOXO
It definitely brightens the place up, Monika – I just reflect light wherever I go, hehe!! I do love your cropped hair, but if you do want to grow it then just hang on in there…!
Thank you sweetie x
Catherine your new hair cut, color, and that smashing raincoat are making me so stinkin' happy! And how perfect is it that that coat is also color of the year?
Stunning and on-point, as always!!
Ashley || Sed Bona
aww bless you Ashley my lovely!!! Thank you so much! xx
Love this metallic jacket. I have yet to try this color but thank you for the inspo!
Thanks Janise – I can imagine rose gold looks stunning with your colouring…!!
Absolutely in love with the bling (not sure about the bag), but it may be just me.
Thank you Sacramento – no worries about the bag, I'm not going to please everyone all the time!! xx