16 Unmissable Reads – The Best of the Blogosphere (July 2017)

Not Dressed As Lamb's The Best of the Blogosphere, July 2017

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have a mother’s body positivity, a £90 foundation review, clever styling tricks, inspirational older female role models and more!

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

I’m just LOVING all the summery content that’s out there right now – I SWEAR people are more positive and glowing overall. It’s tricky because people read blogs less but the quality of blogging goes up in the summer, I’m sure of it.

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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Allison Kinney has been teaching her young daughter about positive body image and this response to her daughter calling her own mother fat was inspired.

If you ever find yourself thinking you might be too old to follow a dream, these 10 female role models prove it’s never too late.

6 ways to style a bandana for summer – I especially love number 5, and must do it more often.

Sarah shares great ways that you can take a summer vacation from your blog without losing all your traffic – I REALLY need this.

Suzanne talks about the hardest things she’s ever done, and there are some great life lessons in there.

I absolutely adore palm leaf prints, and Cathy’s palm leaf maxi skirt looks beautiful with her broderie anglaise top.

Would you pay £90 for a custom-made foundation? Leah did, and she’s almost convinced me. Almost.

10 things Anna’s learnt from working for herself (I relate to every single one).

Trust Daniella to wear a chambray shirt backwards – and make it look utterly chic.

A great story about why it’s important to say No to the career opportunities that feel icky.

The best of the Over40Collective this month

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

Michelle talks about how good it is to take the time to enjoy life, perfect the art of just sitting, and savour the little moments.

Liz has shown off her very clever (and sensible) packing skills and suggestions for her holiday to Spain.

If you or someone you know is suffering from thinning hair, they should read Nikki’s review of this science-based solution.

One of the most elegant, beautifully constructed tops I’ve ever seen on (the ever-elegant) Annette.

Michelle looks as hot AS in her red-hot swimsuit styled to go from poolside to bar side.

From great concealers to hydrating serums and jeans for girls who don’t wear jeans, my skin care guru Lisa has listed the 10 things she’s loving this summer.

And a few Not Dressed As Lamb posts you perhaps missed first time around:
21 Things I Wore on the Blog, Now Reduced in the Summer Sales (you may find some things are even cheaper now!),
My Birthday and 6th Blogiversary | What a Difference a Year Makes,
Do You Get Enough Omega 3? Increasing My (Very Low) Omega-3 Index With Seven Seas and
How the Mere Act of Just DOING Can Inspire Others.

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  1. 31 July 2017 / 9:37 pm

    You ALWAYS find the most interesting reads! Great roundup this month, I'm off to read them all xx

  2. 31 July 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Oh wow thank you so much AGAIN Catherine – I'm so honoured to be included in this post again! wow! xxx

  3. 29 July 2017 / 6:55 am

    Love Allison Kimmey's response to her daughter and son! Fantastic curation Catherine x

  4. 26 July 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I always love your round up posts… I find so many interesting things. You're like a curated StumbleUpon for the 40+ crowd! xx

  5. 26 July 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Weee I love these posts Catherine & since the rain hasn't stopped where I live I was looking for something to read! This is perfect thanks mate xx

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