Sadly this is the last of my outfit posts featuring places in the Cotswolds – luckily this location is no less spectacular than the Rococo gardens or limestone cottages from last week…!
I wore my Greek-style embroidered top on the last day of our mini-break here we visited Broadway Tower (read on for more details about it). It was first worn on (and actually bought for) my Santorini holiday last year, and I was wondering whether it was too “summer holiday” for wearing in the UK. I guess the #iwillwearwhatilike philosophy kicked in because in the end I thought why the hell not – it’s summer(ish), I’m off sightseeing, and I love the top… A no-brainer, really.
I GUESS THE #IWILLWEARWHATILIKE PHILOSOPHY KICKED IN BECAUSE IN THE END I THOUGHT WHY THE HELL NOT – IT’S SUMMER(ISH), I’M OFF SIGHTSEEING, AND I LOVE THE TOP… A NO-BRAINER, REALLY
So this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike (optional!) theme is embroidery – if you link up something embroidered make sure you add “embroidered/embroidery” somewhere in the description so I know to consider you for one of next week’s featured favourites. A more unusual theme, I’ll admit, but often we have embroidery on clutches and other accessories that we forget about (I know I do).
SHOP THE LOOK:
I surprised myself at how well the top went with the wide leg jeans and those gorgeous red lace-up espadrilles I bought this summer – these three key pieces look like they were made for each other but were, in fact, bought all at separate times. Maybe I’m better at this than I thought…!
The tower that you see here is Broadway Tower – another 18th century construction (a “folly”) that was built on the second highest point in the Cotswolds and has 360 degree views of no less than 16 counties in England and Wales… as you can see the views were stunning.
Its history is as fascinating as it is varied: It was used a printing press and was a country retreat for artists such as William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones, and it has WWII history as well as Cold War connections. Plus there are hoards of red deer in the neighbouring fields. How perfect is all that for a day out?
All I can say is do not miss it if you go to the Cotswolds…!
DO YOU STILL WEAR YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY CLOTHES AT HOME? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Top – Dorothy Perkins (I love this blue and white embroidered top and this blush embroidered top) | Wide leg jeans | Lace-up espadrilles | 70s style sunglasses (half price!) | Wrap bracelet | Olympus Pen camera with necklace strap
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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!
Next week’s theme…
The optional theme for next week (15 August) is SWIMWEAR/BEACHWEAR (the more bikinis the better, ladies!)
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button)
My favourite NO THEME outfits 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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