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

The Best of the Blogosphere April 2017 - 14 Unmissable Reads

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have creativity boosters, husbands styling their wives, the rise of ‘Instagram face’ 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.)

It’s been a crazy week for me with having won the Individual Fashion & Beauty prize at the UK Blog Awards (and still being in shock about it) – Friday’s #SaturdayShareLinkUp post will tell you all about it, meantime you can see what I wore here!

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


(Photo credits: Top left | Top middle | Top right | Middle left | Middle | Middle right | Bottom left | Bottom middle | Bottom right)

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Last year Katy wrote about how she failed at her lifelong dream and quit – but she was perfectly okay with doing so.

Monika let her husband loose on her wardrobe to style her and he created this (pretty fabulous) outfit.

The crippling rise of ‘Instagram Face’ – where makeup looks have become totally homogenised – is discussed in this revealing (and very worrying) article.

From surrounding yourself with creative people to taking time out, Vicki has 5 excellent creativity boosters.

Abbey has written an open letter to new bloggers telling them how not to let brands and PRs take advantage of them (it’s amazing that the examples aren’t piss-takes – they really happened).

Have you stopped to take stock and think about how proud you are of yourself lately? Rachel did, and wrote about it here.

I’d not heard of she-sheds before, but now I’ve seen them, I want one.

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™‚

As an ex-makeup artist, Michelle knows a thing or two about what should go into a makeup kit for beginners (and don’t worry, it’s not all designer brands).

Annette has found beautiful handmade shoes made specifically for women with bunions – a problem that a lot of us have.

Lisa has been thinking about her style flock – and she is most definitely a parrot (not a pigeon) in this glorious multicoloured jacket.

Liz does Town and Country style so well in pretty pink Breton stripes.

Michelle has restarted her weight-loss journey and has been refreshingly frank and honest about how she ended up putting on the extra pounds (and what she’s doing about them).

As a Highly Commended (runner-up) at the UK Blog Awards Nikki has written about what it’s like to be a finalist – and the fantastic night itself.

And a few Not Dressed As Lamb posts you perhaps missed from this month: Lady in Red: I WON at the UK Blog Awards!!, Smart, Versatile British Tailoring For You and the Man in Your Life, The Importance of Visibility of Older Women in Fashion and When You Hate Photos of Yourself.

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  1. 3 May 2017 / 8:07 am

    Oh you!! Thank you so much Catherine!! πŸ™‚ hope you're well lovely xxx

  2. 27 April 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Your links always give me the things online that I don't have the time to find myself, THANK YOU! I love these. I can't wait to go through the rest of them… xxx

  3. 27 April 2017 / 9:51 am

    Instagram face was brilliant Catherine, loved it! Thank you x

  4. 27 April 2017 / 6:51 am

    I also wanted to mention that I've seen some girls wearing "Instagram Face" makeup IRL…and have to say, it's like they're wearing a rubber mask!! Kind of scary, actually!!


  5. 27 April 2017 / 6:45 am

    I may have been the model, dearest Catherine, but since that fab outfit was Robin's creation from top to bottom, I kind of consider the blog post "his" as well…and he's going to be tickled pink when I tell him that his styling debut is featured in your Best of the Blogosphere this month!! I'm really proud of him…and really excited to be an "unmissable read" once again!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! XOXO


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