Happy Monday – hope you’re having a great day whether you’ve got a bank holiday or not: I thought it was time to fully embrace some simple, spring-like florals following the madness (and glamour!) that was the UK Blog Awards last week.
I have to say a massive, massive thank you first of all for all the messages of goodwill and congratulations from everyone – I have been absolutely deluged with lovely, lovely comments on the blog and social media, so please bear with me while I reply to them all… I’ve written about what my win means for the over 40 blogging community and did a whole outfit post about (what is now known as) my lucky red gown, so do check those posts out if you haven’t already.
As for today’s outfit: It couldn’t be easier to recreate and shows the power of a great coat, in this case my SS15 trench from Hobbs which I still absolutely love (try this blue floral one if you’re after something similar). It has a honeysuckle pattern and the blue is the prettiest, softest blue ever… Team it with white (a shirt buttoned up to the neck and cropped trousers) and black (lace-up ghillie shoes) and you’ve got yourself something very simple and very spring-like.
SHOP THE LOOK:
Something that looks intentional but I promise you wasn’t is the “matching” sunglasses and lipstick: I’ve not thought to do this on purpose but if you have sunglasses with pink/red/coral tinted lenses, it’s a great trick to match your lip colour to your sunnies. It means you really don’t need much in the way of eye makeup – the sunglasses and lipstick do all the work when it comes to adding colour to your face.
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As it’s now May and my favourite month, I can’t wait to get my summer wardrobe out and revisit all the “happy” clothes in my wardrobe – though I have to admit it only seems like the other day that I put them all away and got my winter coats out. Where does the time go…?!!
IF YOU HAVE SUNGLASSES WITH PINK/RED/CORAL TINTED LENSES, IT’S A GREAT TRICK TO MATCH YOUR LIP COLOUR TO YOUR SUNNIES.
Add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT TO MATCH YOUR LIPSTICK TO YOUR SUNGLASSES (OR WILL YOU FROM NOW ON)? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Trench: Hobbs SS15 c/o (similar style)
Shirt: ASOS (try this one with “no peep” buttons!)
Trousers: ASOS (similar)
Shoes: ASOS (similar)
Sunglasses: ASOS (these are fabulous and would match my lipstick perfectly)
Lips: Maybelline In With Coral
OTHER MATCHING SUNGLASSES/LIPSTICK COMBINATIONS TO TRY:
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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!
Linking up etiquette…
CLICK HERE to read the rules of linking up (and to grab the #iwillwearwhatilike button). Basically it’s just good manners to link back to here – to leave a comment is even nicer!
My favourite outfits from last week’s link up (they’re all skirts and dresses, so yay for spring!):
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