14 Unmissable Reads – The Best of the Blogosphere (March 2017)

The Best of the Blogosphere March 2017 | Not Dressed As Lamb

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have mutton shaming thoughts, chic workwear, makeup hacks and more!

(In case you’ve not seen these posts before my Unmissable Things to Read post is a monthly round-up of things I’ve seen, watched and liked in the blogosphere that I’m sure you’ll love too.)

How are we nearly at the end of March already?! That’s the first quarter almost gone… I have so much to do this year. In the last month we’ve acquired an absolutely adorable dog who I can’t imagine life without now, so life is already very different to how it was a month ago.

Do have a read of these great links – you never know who or what you might discover that makes your day/week/month!


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Mutton-shaming is horrible to experience and serves no purpose – Sinclair describes why she’s glad she’s never been mutton-shamed and why she truly wears what she wants.

I love a gorgeous home interiors blog or two, and Kimberly’s list of 9 design rules you should never break are both helpful and spot-on make sense (unlike my grammar).

Eilidh’s given 5 reasons why you don’t want big boobs – I couldn’t agree with her more!

If you’re a blogger and ever been to a poorly organised event, you might find ReeRee’s post about why she walked out of a blogger event all too familiar.

Chic workwear that won’t break the bank – great high street suggestions from Melissa.

Amber’s stunning Pinterest-worthy walk-in wardrobe is giving me all the feels (and it’s someone’s real life closet).

If you ever thought nautical style was a bit predictable, think again. Carelia has style oozing out of her in this nautical-inspired outfit of red and blue.

Kayla shows us how to get the last bit of product out of makeup tubes. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of this before… it’s simple and genius.

The best of the Over40Collective this month

This is a section where I share the best post from each member of the O40Co. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Liz is a vision of health and happiness in her jersey shirt on a blustery northeastern beach.

Nikki’s just had a lifelong (and debilitating) bird phobia cured and the method used was quite incredible and fascinating.

If you’re over 40 and need a simple but effective skincare routine, Michelle’s got you covered.

When Lisa claimed she was making white lace edgy, I had no idea she meant Vogue-worthy edgy.

Annette always looks so chic in black (=sigh=) and this black jumpsuit is the perfect go-anywhere going out outfit.

Michelle’s been pondering why we should take more time to live in the here-and-now and think about kicking the bucket list.

And a few Not Dressed As Lamb posts you perhaps missed first time around: Why Sometimes You Need to Take a Chance in Life, Relaunched: The Husband’s Over 40 Menswear Blog , I Don’t Like Mondays, I Love Them! 5 Ways to Love Mondays and I Bought Clothes From a “Everything £5” Website – But Would I Recommend It?

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  1. 25 March 2017 / 1:31 am

    Thanks, Catherine! It's always an honor to be included in your blog. You are always so kind. By the way, that post about the large boots is interesting. I wear size 32-34D (somehow big but natural) and I never had problems performing any type of physical activity. I've been running for 20 years from 4-7 dirt trail miles and my boobs never bother me. I don't have straps marks on my shoulder neither because I select my bras carefully (wide straps). I love how my boobs look with body-con dresses and the best of all, they are cancer free and I hope they stay that way. I'm petite and I still don't mind my large boobs. I don't want them smaller, just healthy. πŸ˜‰

  2. 23 March 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in your roundup! Have to say, I loved the one about walking out of an event as well – can't wait to dig into the rest of them πŸ˜‰ xx

    • 23 March 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Always a pleasure, Kimberly! Your blog is always so inspirational…!

  3. 23 March 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Usually I save this post of yours for my weekend read but once I started I couldn't stop! I've neglected the kids & sat in my room devouring all these lovely articles, such a joy.
    I'm now following Kimberley after falling for not only her interiors but also her writing. I learned a new phrase "mutton shaming" hahaha oh well…And as for Amber, one word – Jelly.
    Thanks Catherine, I love these xx

    • 24 March 2017 / 12:00 am

      Hehe sorry MT!! I thought you'd Kimberly's blog, it's always a joy. And yes! to mutton shaming (or, should I say, NO)…! x

  4. 23 March 2017 / 2:48 pm

    These are some very good posts – loved the one about walking out of a blogging event. #brilliantblogposts

    • 24 March 2017 / 12:01 am

      I know it's all too familiar that one, isn't it Lianne…?!

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