Super casual for the start of the week: Florals, denim and a belated purple tribute to the late, great Prince. This week’s #iwillwearwhatilike theme is purple – I went simple with my purple tank and a pretty lilac nail colour.
We actually got to enjoy some warm – and in some parts of the country, hot – temperatures at the weekend, would you Adam and Eve it…?! As we usually say in the UK that was probably summer, been and gone. We’d waited so long for anything resembling mild this year that I don’t think Brits knew what to do with themselves over the weekend!
UK weather this year:
Aaaargh bloody hell it’s hot ☀️☀️☀️
— Not Dressed As Lamb (@notlamb) May 8, 2016
I did a little window shopping on Friday after a fun day in Exeter with the team from Hobbs (more on that soon) with one of my rare shopping trips in town (I usually buy everything online), and of course window shopping turned into a few impulse buys. My favourite was this gorgeous New Look floral waterfall blazer – the colours are so pretty and the sleeves are slightly ruched so it helps if you like the sleeves-pushed-up look (that then always fall down) like I do.
Next week there’s no theme as I’ll be hosting the 30-40+ Blogger Meet in London: If you’re a UK blogger who’d like to attend a grown-up blogger meet (minus any parenting talk!) then grab one of the last few tickets while you can – it promises to be a great event with a gastro-style sit down lunch, talks and workshops… Hope to see you there!
And of course do add your outfits to this week’s link up and you may be featured next week if you’ve linked up something purple!
WHAT PURPLE TREASURES DO YOU OWN AND LOVE? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
SHOP THE LOOK:
New Look floral blazer | Purple tank (old – I like this purple vest top) | La Redoute jeans (These Topshop boyfriend jeans look identical) | Adidas Stan Smiths | Maxwell Scott Barella tote bag c/o | Lulus sunglasses c/o (these black cat eye sunglasses are a dupe) | Crabtree & Evelyn ‘Lilac’ nail polish c/o (Butter London ‘Fancy’ is 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 will 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 THEME FOR 16 MAY IS ANYTHING GOES
(I’m hosting the 30-40+ Blogger Meet in London that day!)
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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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 FRIENDSHIPS SO DON’T MISS OUT!
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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