How crazy is this: This is my 100th #iwillwearwhatilike post – it’s been going for nearly two years now…!
It’s quite apt that today is the link up’s centenary as over the weekend The Times published an article called “What not to do, wear and say over 40: Take the age limit test”.
Yes, it was THE TIMES. Not the Daily Fail or The Sun, but The Times. One of the broadsheets, and one that’s (generally) considerably classier than the aforementioned rags. I was very proud to have appeared in their Sunday Times Style magazine a couple of years ago. Anyway I won’t go into that now, I can see it becoming the subject of this week’s Saturday Share post (sign up to my posts by email so you don’t miss it)!
So, 100 link ups celebrating women wearing whatever they damn well like, and for the 100th I’m simply featuring what I wore at the weekend. And it’s one of those outfits that you don’t think too much about at the time – sure, I thought it was nice enough – but when I saw the photos I liked it a LOT more. It had some really stylish elements and the colours all worked beautifully together.
Isn’t it weird how the mirror does that to you? Just like it doesn’t tell you when an outfit isn’t working, it also doesn’t tell you when an outfit really IS working. That’s the beauty of fashion blogging – as I said only last week: Trust the camera, not the mirror…!
JUST LIKE IT DOESN’T TELL YOU WHEN AN OUTFIT ISN’T WORKING, [THE MIRROR] ALSO DOESN’T TELL YOU WHEN AN OUTFIT REALLY IS WORKING.
As for colours, the outfit can be broken down into reds, purples, pinks and white. (With a big dollop of orange on my head, but we can blame that on my hairdresser – my hair was freshly coloured this weekend and I love it when it’s this vibrant.)
SHOP THE LOOK:
The trousers are years and years old, but when you’re struggling for clothes that fit you (hello, new eating and exercise regime courtesy of the husband) then you go for the stretchy elasticated ones, don’t you? Thankfully they’re a great contrast to the bold red block heel shoes I was kindly gifted by Lotus – and believe me when I say they are INSANELY comfortable. I have the same shoe in faux black crocodile and they’re so, so comfy. Perfect for a wedding or other summer event when you’ll be on your feet all day.
This outfit needed just an extra something, and I tried necklaces but they just didn’t look right. In the end I went for a neck scarf – the red of the heels pick out the red rose in its pattern. I tied it in the way I was reminded about in the 6 ways to feature a bandana article I featured in my unmissable reads post from last week: It’s my favourite way to tie it at the neck.
It’s not been particularly hot here in the UK recently – we’ve had a lot of cooler days. It’s still mild, but annoyingly (for someone who loves heat and the summer) it’s been raining and only just about what you’d call warm. I wore the blazer all day and didn’t get hot… That’s the UK for you!
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If you haven’t linked up an outfit before PLEASE do so as it’s the 100th #iwillwearwhatilike link up post… As far as I can remember I haven’t missed a Monday yet, but I think this year will be the first I do because Christmas Day falls on a Monday. And that’s the last time I mention the C-word for many months yet, don’t worry…!
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!
DID YOU SEE THAT ARTICLE IN THE TIMES? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Jacket: Oasis (similar)
T-shirt: Yunion T c/o
Trousers: Asos (old – similar)
Neck scarf: Asos
Shoes: Lotus c/o
Bag: New Look (similar)
Watch: Daniel Wellington (a birthday present from the lovely RetroChicMama)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)
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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:
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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Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission. I was gifted the shoes by Lotus Shoes but was not compensated for writing this post (click here for my full disclosure) or under any obligation to blog about them. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.