As today is July 4th of course the #iwillwearwhatilike theme had to be red, white and blue…! Happy Independence Day to my US readers 🙂
Although it’s not a holiday for the UK our flag colours are the same, and the last time I donned this classic colour combo was for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee back in 2012 for my Wake Up, Wake Up, the British are Coming! post. It was all so long ago now, especially as the London Olympics were the same year – but it seems like only yesterday we were applying for tickets hoping to get to see something (anything).
[She wonders where the time has gone and gazes off into the distance momentarily…]
DUNGAREES AGAIN. I HAVE NO REMORSE. WHEN WHITE, WIDE LEGGED CROPPED DUNGAREES WITH A FLATTERING SQUARE NECKLINE ARE HALF PRICE IN THE SALE THEY SIMPLY HAVE TO BE ADDED TO BASKET.
This outfit! Dungarees again. I have no remorse. When white, wide legged cropped dungarees with a flattering square neckline are half price in the sale they simply have to be added to basket. I went a size up because unlike jeans you can pull them in at the waist (depending on the style) with a belt. Luckily the bodice part wasn’t too big – I have a really tiny back so if I go too oversized with anything fitted up top it just sags and bags on me (especially under the arms).
SHOP THE LOOK:
I’ve had my eye on these red lace up espadrilles since inadvertently spotting them after my good friend Lisa of the Sequinist wore a heeled Kurt Geiger pair. I’d wanted espadrilles for this summer, I don’t have any red-red shoes, and I loved Lisa’s heels. Job done.
Do add your outfits to this week’s link up (scroll down for the details) – you may be featured next week if you’ve linked up something red, white and blue!
WHAT ARE/WERE YOUR INDEPENDENCE DAY PLANS? AND FOR NON-US READERS: DO YOU FAVOUR RED, WHITE AND BLUE AS A COLOUR COMBINATION ANYWAY? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
ASOS white dungarees | Jack Wills bag c/o (this raw edge leather tote bag is almost the same) | ASOS red lace up espadrilles | Tumi Crafts Panama hat (this cream/black Panama hat looks identical) | ASOS mini tube earrings | Models Own ‘Pastel Pink’ nails (Butter London ‘Twist & Twirl’ looks the same)
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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!
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 11 JULY IS GINGHAM
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button)
My favourite SUMMER DRESSES from last week’s link up:
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!
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