A Peach Double Breasted Blazer and Boyfriend Jeans #iwillwearwhatilike

Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb

After a hectic couple of weeks I’m back down to earth and back on schedule with my posts! The #iwillwearwhatilike link up hasn’t been affected apart from there being no theme for a second week – next week we’ll be focusing on pastels so get your lemons, baby blues and pale pinks at the ready. I’m wearing peach this week, but as a lover of all shades of orange right now that’s no great surprise…!

The peach jacket is just the yummiest colour ever, and for a day out involving breakfast then an early morning cinema treat the blazer/boyfriend jeans combo was the comfiest I could go for. Smart, but not over dressed. Casual, but not scruffy. This was basically the Goldilocks of all outfits.


THE BLAZER/BOYFRIEND JEANS COMBO WAS THE COMFIEST I COULD GO FOR. SMART, BUT NOT OVER DRESSED. CASUAL, BUT NOT SCRUFFY. THIS WAS BASICALLY THE GOLDILOCKS OF ALL OUTFITS.

Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb

SHOP THE LOOK:

Some of you may know I was hosting a London blogger meet for the 30 and 40+ last Monday – it was an incredible success and I loved meeting so many of you that I’ve known online for a while as well as meeting a lot of lovely ladies I didn’t already know. I’ll be writing up a post all about it with lots of photos on Sunday, I can’t wait to share them with you as there’ll be lots of familiar faces (especially from the 40+ blogging community)!

(I’ve included a close-up of my treasured gold stars ring from Lizzy O, the jewellery and accessories boutique by my dear friend Liz of What Lizzy Loves who was at the blogger meet. Sometimes little touches of the right jewellery can make an outfit – and this piece has special meaning for me… I’ll share more about that on Sunday.)


Scroll down for the details of how to add your outfits to this week’s link up – you may be featured next week (don’t forget to link to Not Dressed As Lamb somewhere)!

WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO GOLDILOCKS OUTFIT (NOT TOO SMART, NOT TOO CASUAL)? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!

Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Relaxed Spring/Summer Style: Peach double breasted jacket, Breton striped top, boyfriend jeans | Not Dressed As Lamb
Spring/Summer Style: Peach, Breton striped top, Lizzy O Boutique gold stars ring | Not Dressed As Lamb
Topshop blazer (this peach double breasted blazer is almost identical) | Striped top (old, I love this Breton top) | La Redoute jeans (these Topshop boyfriend jeans are similar) | ASOS shoes (I love these Topshop mule loafers) | Accessorize bag (take a look at this taupe/tan leather shopper) | Lulus sunglasses c/o (these black cat eye sunglasses are a dupe) | Lizzy O Boutique gold stars ring c/o | SENCE Copenhagen necklace c/o (loving this gold zigzag pendant) | ASOS watch (I love this leather wrap watch) | Burts Bees ‘Apricot’ Lip Shimmer

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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!

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!

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PLEASE NOTE
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!

NEXT WEEK:

THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 30 MAY IS PASTELS

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 outfits from last week’s link up (no theme, like this week!):

(L-R) Fake Fabulous | Fashion Should Be Fun | Alternative Ageing | The LIFB Issue | Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

To get yourself featured next week, link up something following this week’s theme and make sure you’ve included a link back to Not Dressed As Lamb or my button in your post/sidebar!


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!

Catherine

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58 Comments

  1. May 27, 2016 / 12:00 pm

    You pull off that effortlessly casual glam look that I just can't seem to manage! Is that jacket really from F&F?? A fantastic look that I will try to emulate!

  2. May 25, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    such an awesome blazer! I love how polished this outfit looks and your hair is amazing!

  3. May 25, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I definitely need to add a pale pink blazer to my list! Such a unexpected yet totally chic piece. Looking gorgeous as always!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  4. May 25, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Catherine, I always love a pair of jeans with a blazer and this peach colour looks perfect on you, gorgeous look. And woohoo, thank you so much for featuring and liking my outfit, beyond stoked. Much love, Kirsten xx

    http://www.thelifbissue.com

  5. May 25, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Love your whole look! Adore that shade of pink, especially on you. It's the perfect compliment to your hair color. And, those shoes are fabulous! Very chic. Thank you for hosting and thank you again for featuring me on your Blogroll – so flattered!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

  6. May 24, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Beautiful coat, love the whole look. Thanks for hosting a great linkup!!
    CidStyleFile.com

  7. May 24, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Fantastic look Catherine, I love the pastel blazer, and the gorgeous shoes! Great look πŸ™‚ was amazing to meet you on Monday, look forward to seeing your post about the event πŸ™‚ hugs, Beata xxx

  8. May 24, 2016 / 3:22 pm

    Thank you for the feature from last week. It was a fun mall challenge I had to do. I am in LOVE with your peach blazer. Darn! not an international site. Cie la vie! Love it with your hair and those white mules are perfect with this look. I need to wear my BF jeans more often, so cute with this look!>.Mavelous!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  9. May 24, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Yes love this smart but comfy combo!!

    Come take a look at another outfit I am wearing for my latest collab with Los Angeles-based brand TOBI – I'm sure you'll love it!

    Happy Tuesday!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

  10. May 24, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Looking forward to read your Sunday post!

  11. May 24, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I must be the lastg one to join, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Still looking after Paloma and fetching baby from nursery. I forgot how hard it is, puffffffffffff.
    Your jacket is wonderful, and so you.
    We have already put away anything to do with cooler weather, the heat is up on us god save me,hahhahahahhaha. Hate, hate, hate the heat
    Mil besos from MΓ‘laga
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  12. May 24, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Strangely enough, peach has been calling my name too lately. I do love my bright colours, but I've been experimenting with some softer tones and I'm kinda liking the results.
    That blazer is so you Catherine, love the look πŸ™‚
    Michelle xx
    http://www.thebarefacedchic.co.uk

  13. May 24, 2016 / 9:12 am

    You gotta love a blazer a pair of your favorite jeans. It makes for an instant well-dressed look and yours is no exception Catherine. The color is perfect for you!!! So happy for you and your successful blogger meet up! Have a great week and thank you for hosting. Sabina

  14. May 24, 2016 / 5:47 am

    From what I read from Greetje, the blogger meet up sounds and looked like it was a great success. I adore this blazer and how you styled it!

    Thank you for hosting and hope you are having a fab week!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  15. May 24, 2016 / 12:13 am

    I'm not usually one for structured blazers, but I have to say that blazer may well be the most delicious thing I've seen in recent history! Beautiful…I love it…and it couldn't be more perfect with your hair. πŸ™‚
    Debbie
    http://www.fashionfairydust.com

  16. May 23, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Catherine, you look so fabulous in peach!!

  17. May 23, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Love that jacket, it's so pretty. The rings are amazing! I need to find some pastels to get involved, still not linked up to this
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you Lauren – pastels aren't till next week but of course the theme is ALWAYS optional remember!! x

  18. May 23, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    My goldilocks outfit would (almost) always include jeans…maybe brogues, a fine knit, a great belt, an interesting bag plus a trench.
    That sounds like a great idea for an outfit post!

    You look beautiful here, that coat is a delicious shade on you and perfect for this smart casual look.

    I can't wait to read your post about the blogger meet.
    I am so sorry I could not come. I could not get the time off work that I needed to make the trip.
    Fingers crossed for next time.
    XXX
    Samantha
    fakefabulous.com

    P.S Thank you so much for featuring my outfit from last week!! XXX

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      Go for it with the Goldilocks post title, Samantha!! I might have guessed you've had brogues, hehe πŸ˜‰

      Thanks sweetie – and of course I'm really hoping you can make the next blogger meet, and even if not that one I'm thinking of doing one in Manchester perhaps next year, so hang on in there!! We SHALL meet one day x

  19. May 23, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Call me old fashioned, but I do love a smart blazer and this one is adorable as it's peach (one of my fav colours). Your smart/casual look is so easy to wear for so many outings. So sorry I couldn't attend the bloggers meet up. I only hope it doesn't coincide with a work event next time. I've seen Greetje's post of the do and look forward to reading yours.
    Anna x
    http://www.annasislandstyle.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Oooh you're a peach lover too, Anna – there aren't many of us!! ;)) Thank you x

      And yes, I do hope you might be able to make the next blogger meet…? It'd be SO wonderful to meet you at last!

  20. May 23, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Yes, I have always loved a blazer with jeans. Great look! πŸ™‚

  21. May 23, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    I just wanted to write exactly the same what Lisa said!! Ok, so I just have to agree.
    Peach can be a difficult colour but then it may be perfect for others i.e. you!
    Needless to say I LOVE the double star ring πŸ™‚

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      hehe thank you lovely Annette – I don't know why but peach has just been calling my name for a year or so now…!! πŸ˜‰

  22. May 23, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Your jacket is so soft and feminine and I like how you've paired its tailoring with more rugged jeans. Love that look. I've been seeing peach a lot lately. Uh-oh. Heh. Thanks for hosting. Last week's women look dazzling in your Picks lineup.

    • May 23, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks Melanie – and I'm glad you like the picks of bloggers from last week… they look fabulous as always!

  23. May 23, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    That's a great jacket – I can totally see why it's a goldilocks piece. I love that expression! It's the kind of piece that can easily be dressed up or down. So versatile especially in this country when the weather is so unpredictable.

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      It IS a great expression, isn't it Jacqueline?!! And don't get me started on the unpredictability of the weather here ;))

      Thanks sweetie x

  24. May 23, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Oh thank you thank you thank you for showing off the stars ring again. It looks amazing on you!
    Gorgeous outfit Catherine too, as always. The peach is such a beautiful colour and perfect on you. Hope you had a lovely day out, love Liz xxx http://www.whatlizzyloves.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      It's my pleasure, Liz – you know how much it means to all of us!! And thank you =MUAH= xx

  25. May 23, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    What a beautiful blazer! Too bad I'm not in London, I'd love to meet the person behind all this fabulous styles!!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  26. May 23, 2016 / 3:46 pm

    I'm not so comfortable in blazers (Hello, broad shoulders), but I definitely love to dress up my favorite pair of boyfriend jeans! I adore the blazer and boyfriend jean combo and sometimes wear it if there won't be too much movement involved in my day (which rarely happens). The peaches are fabulous on you so I understand why you go for that color often! And those mules…Love…I'm so happy your blogger meet up was a success!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Aww thanks Shelbee – I often choose BF jeans for "movement" days, myself… So much better than skinnies!!

  27. May 23, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    I don't think anyone on planet earth wears peach as well as you do. Is this the blazer in your profile pic? You look effortlessly chic and so Catherine in these photos. Love this on you! xx

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:52 pm

      Aww Lisa thank you my lovely!! Yes it is the same one… I'm wondering whether I need to redo my profile pic with everything exactly the same, just the new hair?!

  28. May 23, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I'd say that definitely a blazer or some kind of jacket is my go-to for an outfit! I'm sure it's a leftover thought from my working days, but I love how it pulls an outfit together!
    I mean, really, just like your jacket—it adds such panache to yours!!
    Thanks for hosting
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks Jodie – it'll be interesting to see how many people say a blazer is their go-to…!!

    • May 23, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you Jane – peach is definitely not a typical colour for a blazer!! x

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