16 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (August 2017)

16 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (August 2017)

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have anti anti-ageing, a supermarket social media dance-off, the gender pay gap, sequins for daytime 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.)

August is, of course, the quiet month in the blogosphere, but the weather has been so terrible this month in the UK that I feel all the Brits at least will want something to read while the rain takes over yet another day. Wherever you are, 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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This is one of the most hilarious Twitter threads I’ve read in ages: Two supermarket giants have a dance off on social media to see who’s the best.

Allure magazine are no longer using the expression “anti-ageing” and I am SO glad. Optimum ageing, anyone?

The lovely 60+ blogger Suzi Grant has rediscovered her 80s self in this fantastic TV presenting clip on Twitter.

One of the most breathtakingly beautiful vintage outfits (and shoots) I’ve seen in the blogosphere in a very long time.

Carly talks about finding confidence: “Confidence will find you if you let it, stop doing the things you don’t want to, stop trying to fit in and stop trying to buy something you can buy. Do you, whoever you are.”

A Liverpudlian bakery owner has gone viral after refusing to give out free cakes in exchange for exposure on social media – as fellow freelancers bloggers know EXACTLY what that’s like…

The very wonderful Samantha from Fake Fabulous has created a weekly link up – she’s the perfect person to host one.

Fashion journalist Caryn Franklin wrote about the psychology of the gender pay gap – very honest and very insightful.

James of Fohr Card talks brilliantly about how to create unboxing InstaStories and host giveaways (two of my pet peeves if done badly).

You may have seen this in my guilty pleasures post, but it’s worth showing it again: Possibly the world’s biggest Lizzie Maguire fan is not at all what you’d expect.

The best of the Over40Collective this month

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

Sparkle aficionado Lisa/The Sequinist (of course!) does sequins for daytime and just blew me away with the colours and the shine.

Liz looks practically like a teenager in her pretty yellow lace sundress.

Michelle shows off her gorgeous but unusual wrapover maxi dress and plaited up-do on holiday in Italy.

Annette inspired me to go and buy a similar skinny scarf after I saw this classy outfit of black and brights.

Who says you can’t do plunging necklines at 50? Nikki looks an absolute knockout in a red midi dress .

Michelle explains why it’s perfectly okay to take a blogging break and how she’s looking for fresh inspiration.

And a few Not Dressed As Lamb posts you perhaps missed first time around:
Why Saying Goodbye to a Family Home Can Be Heartbreaking,
The Three Basics You Need For an Elegant Wedding Guest Outfit,
9 Mid-Size Fashion Bloggers You Should Know and
7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Blog Outfit Photos (Part 1: Shooting Tips).

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  1. 2 September 2017 / 9:05 am

    Thank you so much Catherine for including me in your August blogosphere round up. It was indeed the highlight of my month watching myself as a 30 something on TV being soooo sarcastic! No change there then! Suzi Grant. xxx

  2. 30 August 2017 / 6:43 pm

    I always love your round-ups darling and the fact you endlessly champion other women. Hope we get to meet up again this year! Yes to the removal of anti-ageing, this needs to roll out everywhere. Optimum ageing sounds good to me x

  3. 24 August 2017 / 3:46 pm

    What an amazing group of fabulous and stylish women you have showcased, Catherine. Kudos to you all for redefining fashion over 40! Xo Jonet

  4. 24 August 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Cor blimey that Wheels & Dollbaby dress is killer! As always great links Catherine, I don't know how you manage to find new ones every month 😉 But you do, thanks mate xx

  5. 24 August 2017 / 7:24 am

    I read about the cake maker not giving out free cakes and fair play! If anyone can afford to pay for their cakes it's the big TV shows and celebrities!

  6. 24 August 2017 / 2:42 am

    These are hands down my favorite of your posts and this is the most diverse round up yet!! How great is that James Nord episode??

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  7. 23 August 2017 / 6:12 pm

    This is always a nice way of knowing new things! Thank you, enjoy your evening!

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