Well would you believe it – it’s the August bank holiday weekend and we’ve had glorious weather in Blighty… that’s practically unheard of. And what better way to celebrate heat and sunshine than with a white summer dress?
This dress is a vintage beauty I bought from eBay many years ago – it has been worn on the blog before but it was so long ago I can’t find when I last featured it. However if you want a giggle have a look at the FIRST time I featured it… I’d been blogging less than a month and all you got in those days was one picture. I guess that’s all I had time for seeing as I had a 9-5 at the time (as well as the fact that I didn’t know what I was doing… Oh, such innocent times)!
So it’s vintage and probably 1970s or 80s, but when the top button is done up (I don’t think I’ve ever worn it that way before) it definitely looks 1940s – I think it’s the little puff sleeves and Peter Pan collar that does it (this vintage one on Etsy is very similar). It’s just summer dressing at its best, and who doesn’t want to wear a white summer dress when the heat is on? They’re second only to yellow sun dresses IMO…!
What really dressed up this outfit, however, was the abundance of red tassels. Tassels have been EVERYWHERE this summer, and yes I know these these red tassel earrings have been everywhere… I’m almost a bit sick of looking at them on Instagram myself, to be honest.
But – and it’s a big but – the only place I’ve seen them worn is in the blogosphere (I’ve included bloggers wearing them IRL at events I’ve been to this summer).
SHOP THE LOOK:
No one around where I live has worn them. No one I know personally has ever even seen them. So I figured that as I DO love them, why not wear them anyway? My weekly outfit link up is called #iwillwearwhatilike, after all… Why shouldn’t that include pieces or accessories that have been worn to death by everyone else – I’d be contradicting myself if I thought we shouldn’t wear things for that reason.
MY WEEKLY OUTFIT LINK UP IS CALLED #IWILLWEARWHATILIKE, AFTER ALL… WHY SHOULDN’T THAT INCLUDE PIECES OR ACCESSORIES THAT HAVE BEEN WORN TO DEATH BY EVERYONE ELSE?
So clichéd red tassel earrings (US) it was, and it made sense to wear the pom pom and tassel sandals I wore with my green Seasalt dress in June… which are unfortunately now out of stock, but available in pink, or you can go for some similar flat versions or some strappy pom pom heels instead. All great alternatives that will brighten any plain dress.
Some of you may have seen my post last Friday where I spoke about how I fake confidence and how my leg injury is back again (what joy!) – luckily I didn’t have to do much walking in this outfit, but I did try the trick I discovered back in May to ease the stress on my legs and feet. Back then I talked about how to make heels more comfortable – one of the tips I gave was to wear Airpufs sole inserts which make SUCH a difference.
Airpufs are offering free international shipping till the end of September with the code FREESHIP17, so don’t miss out on seeing how comfy you could make your heels!
I’ve had fun looking for white (vintage) dresses this week as alternatives for you – in my search I found the MOST beautiful 1940s-style white Dolce & Gabbana dress. I hope you’re sitting down: It’s a mere snip at over £2,000.
But oh, what a beauty… A girl can dream!
DO YOU GET A LOT OF WEAR OUT OF ANY VINTAGE PIECES YOU’VE OWNED FOR YEARS? OR HAVE YOU ACQUIRED/INHERITED ANY AMAZING VINTAGE PIECES RECENTLY? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Dress: Vintage (love this one, this one and this one)
Shoes: Dorothy Perkins (still available in pink or similar flats)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Sunglasses: Old (love these: save / splurge)
Earrings: Amazon (available here / US link)
OTHER CURRENT WHITE MIDI DRESSES TO TRY:
WHITE VINTAGE DRESSES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
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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 (denim FTW this week!):
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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