As is the case for many women come summer (or, in some cases, all year round), we go somewhat nuts for Breton stripes. I reckon if you were to put four average women in a room you’d find at least one of them has a Breton stripe obsession… am I wrong?!
Well I am one of those women, and here I am parading the latest stripe to infiltrate my wardrobe: A yummy bright orange Breton stripe top. I can’t say I’d seen one in orange before, but seeing as another obsession I have is of anything orange then it was only a matter of time before one would come hurtling through the interwebs and knocking on my door via my long-suffering delivery driver, Neil.
(He comes so often we’re on first names terms =eek=)
Anyway to style said top: Give it all the attention it deserves. Pair it with neutrals to let the orange zing. Maybe add some funky pink snakeskin shoes so it doesn’t feel like it’s the only one being a bit obnoxious. That’s all it requires, unless…
SHOP THE LOOK:
… unless you fancy adding a little warm jewellery – for me this is my other current love, rose gold jewellery. The little drop earrings are from Accessorize and the rose gold aviators (non-prescription) are ASOS – I like the slightly geeky/1980s look of plain aviators. A bit of anti-fashion, if you will…!
Finally, a nude bag like my 8-year-old Karen Millen one will go with EVERYTHING, I promise you. Get one and you won’t regret it. I’ve found some gorgeous ones online for all budgets, scroll to past the outfit photos to see my picks.
These pictures were taken at a new location: My parents are in the process of selling their house, so we went to see the new house at the weekend (and it was fabulous). They’re downsizing because they’re both in their 80s and the current house is just too much for them to look after. Anyway come the summer I won’t be taking any more photos down the lane right outside their current house, but I will be photographing at the beautiful mini woodland/park you see here and probably lots more places once we’ve done more exploring.
The extended family will be sad to say goodbye to the house they’ve been in for nearly 24 years, but a change is needed and it will be so good for them – I’m really excited at the new life they’re going to be leading which will be nearer civilisation (walking distance to a main town!) yet very quiet and picturesque. Hurrah for new locations!
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The link up: A slight change
I’m trying something new this week so tell me what you think: I’ve made the link up random, so whenever you refresh the page the order of the thumbnails will change. I thought it might give those who are unable to link up when it goes live more of a chance of being visible – I know this goes out when a lot of us are collecting kids from school, for example, or even in bed if you’re several hours ahead of the UK.
Anyway tell me if you think it’s a good idea (or if you hate it)!
So do 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!
ARE YOU A BRETON STRIPE OBSESSIVE TOO? COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB!
Breton top: La Redoute
Trousers: Coast (old, similar)
Shoes: Finery c/o (currently 30% off!)
Bag: Karen Millen (LOVE this one)
OTHER NUDE BAGS TO TRY:
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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!
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 (Another little change: I’m going with just three from now on to hopefully put more of a spotlight onto each one)!
To get yourself featured next week, 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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