White Boots and a Floral Maxi Dress #iwillwearwhatilike

Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb

I finally found a pair of white boots that I like (that also weren’t silly money) to wear with my floral maxi dress  – a combination I’ve been wanting to wear for ages.

It was the tiniest bit milder this weekend, a bit different to the snow we had last week. We spent the weekend with friends down on the coast near the New Forest, and although our walk down at the sea was somewhat biting due to the cold wind, the rest of the time it was reasonably mild. I could actually forgo a huge coat for once and decided that I should wear my khaki suedette jacketfloral maxi dress and white boots by Miss KG.

When I saw the combination of maxi dress and white boots on every fashionista at September’s Fashion Week I fell in love with the look and it started my months-long search for the right pair. I didn’t want to spend TOO much (I can’t see them staying on trend for that long), I wanted the heels to be white (as opposed to black), I didn’t want the heel to be too high or thin and I was after something quite plain. Eventually I found the Miss KG pair for just under fifty quid… not bad!


I have a feeling the khaki jacket is going to get a LOT of wear come spring as well as on colder days in the summer.


It was a bit of throw-it-on outfit (the jacket was a last minute, I-hope-it-looks-okay-with-the-dress choice), but I’m loving it all the same. I haven’t worn the floral maxi nearly as much as I hoped to over the winter because it’s been just SO damn cold – tights under a dress just weren’t enough to keep me warm – but I’ll see if I can get a few more wears out of it yet. I have a feeling the khaki jacket is going to get a LOT of wear come spring as well as on colder days in the summer.

Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb


The little added-extra I liked was the tan bum bag from Asos – I actually swapped the belt with my own studded belt, which is a little tip for you if you want to get a bum bag that’s more of a purse belt where the purse detaches from the belt. I have my eye on a leopard bum bag from Topshop, but to be honest it’s not exactly an essential and do I want to spend money on something that’s very, VERY on trend right now? Not sure about that one.

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So there you have it – I’ve finally donned my floral maxi dress and white boots outfit, only about six months after it was THE outfit to be seen wearing 😉 . As I always say I don’t really care if I’m on trend, off trend or way behind everyone else… I like the combination and that’s what counts. I never see anyone wearing anything vaguely like what I wear where I live anyway (or down on the south coast in Hampshire!), so in the true spirit of this week’s link up I really am just wearing what I like.

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!


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P.S. Like this outfit? You might also like to see the same dress worn here: The Perfect Autumnal Outfit for Air Travel and Sightseeing or the same khaki jacket worn here: New for SS18 | 6 Winter to Spring Transitional Outfits

Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb
Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb
Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb
Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb
Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb
Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb

Dress: JD Williams (UK link) c/o
Boots: Miss KG at Debenhams
Jacket: JD Williams (UK link) c/o
Bum bag: Asos
Sunglasses: Mango (similar)



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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
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!

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Floral maxi dress and white boots with longline khaki jacket and tan bumbag | Over 40 style fashion | Not Dressed As Lamb


  1. 13 November 2019 / 7:57 am

    Another winter look that I’m copying Catherine! Winter florals and white boots is the cutest on you. x

    • Catherine
      13 November 2019 / 11:54 am

      Bless you Anna – thank you! x

  2. 17 March 2018 / 10:13 am

    Beautiful, beautiful Catherine, adore your dress and your amazing white boots! Can’t wait to see you in May xx

  3. 15 March 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Adorable, Catherine. I’m always way behind in the trend department too. I try to buy most of my clothes at either 2nd hand stores or on clearance racks, so I’m am usually behind a season or two, but like you said, who cares? We are wearing what we want, when we want. I love this combination. That dress is so pretty and the white boots really pop! Great look! – Amy

  4. 14 March 2018 / 4:06 am

    I’ve been afraid to wear white boots because I was worried they’d make my feet look huge, but those are super cute, and I love the chunky heel! Well done, Catherine!
    Cheryl Shops

  5. 14 March 2018 / 12:56 am

    Florals, spring – yes! And we had a time change in Canada on the weekend, which is another sign of warmer weather to come SOON. Thank you for the linkup, Catherine!

  6. 13 March 2018 / 6:52 pm

    I’ve been struggling to find a pair of white boots that I can afford (and like) too.
    The nice ones seem to cost a fortune.
    You’re lucky to have found these for 50 squids!
    They’re lovely and chunky.
    I’m going to have another look.

  7. 13 March 2018 / 5:22 pm

    The so trendy white boots 😉 they are everywhere … together with the red ones 😉

  8. 13 March 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Good find with the boots! Like you I’ve been searching for a pair without a black heel. I love the little belt bag too. A far cry from the bum bags of my youth…. X

  9. 13 March 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring me dearest Catherine! So honored you like that outfit. <3 It is all about the combination, don't you think? And I certainly very much love your jacket, dress white boot and money belt mix.

    The thing about white boots I totally agree with. To buy some or not to buy any is a question I have been contemplating in my head for quite a while now. Because you can just tell it is not going be around for a long time…but then again…to create such beautiful looks like yours….haha…

    Also loooove Lizzy's skirt. Isn't it just to die for.

    Have a fabulous week lovely lady. xxx Sabina

  10. 13 March 2018 / 12:57 pm

    Wow, So beautiful dress, I love!

  11. 13 March 2018 / 10:18 am

    Love those boots!

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:27 am

      thank you Pam xo

  12. 13 March 2018 / 3:34 am

    This maxi dress combo is EXACTLY the kind of modern boho look I’ve also been jonesing to do for weeks now, dearest Catherine!! I love the unexpectedness (is that a word?!) of your new white booties next to the moody floral pattern of your frock; and that belted faux-suede jacket?? All I can say is that you’re lucky you live across the pond…otherwise I might be tempted to steal it right out of your closet!! XOXO

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:27 am

      Unexpectedness is DEFINITELY a word, and if it’s not it should be!! 😉 Thank you Monika, I can see you in something similar so I’m not surprised it’s right up your street! thank you my lovely x

  13. 13 March 2018 / 12:31 am

    Love how you fearlessly style the new trends Catherine! The white boots are fabulous and the belt pack looks great! I tried on a pair of denim the other day that had complete and total frayed-fringe at the hem…I couldn’t help but think those would only last through the spring and summer season so I shelved them. What do you think?

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:25 am

      Thanks Chrissy! Personally I think jeans – any style – are for all year round! It all depends on these two things: do you like them? Are you happy wearing them? If yes to both, then there’s your answer… don’t worry about anything else (remember it’s only clothes)! x

  14. 12 March 2018 / 11:43 pm

    such a great look! loving the white boots!!!

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:21 am

      thanks so much Stephanie! x

  15. 12 March 2018 / 10:21 pm

    Great look Catherine and your boots suit the look perfectly as they are more ivory than stark white. So far not many white boots here (in Australia) but no doubt they will appear as the new season hits the shops.Many thanks for hosting #iwillwearwhatilike.

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:21 am

      Thank you Jill – and yes just wait for the onslaught of white boots for your colder weather to come…! 😉

  16. 12 March 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I’m with you on the white boots dilemma Catherine. Having also fallen for this look, I too did not want to spend the big bucks although I still haven’t found a pair I love. I really don’t think it matters how quickly (or slowly) we jump on a new trend as long as it’s an honest admiration & not merely the need to copycat. I know you know what I mean 😉
    So many women rush out to copy the latest look on IG without considering whether they truly love the look! Oh blimey I’ve just described fast fashion Hahahaha
    Btw your customised belt bag rocks lady xx

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:20 am

      Good point about it becoming fast fashion if you jump on a trend without much thought, MT… you’re absolutely right! kisses xo

  17. 12 March 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Super fresh white boots!

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:15 am

      thank you x

  18. 12 March 2018 / 7:16 pm

    I am soft of addicted to floral dresses and skirts at the moment I think! They are so cheerful! Thank you for hosting! Have a great evening!

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thanks Nancy – you just can’t beat florals to celebrate the coming of spring, can you…?!!

  19. 12 March 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Oh my goodness I love this look! That jacket drapes so beautifully and I love the heels on those boots! Simply lovely!

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:14 am

      Aww Amy thank you so much! x

  20. 12 March 2018 / 6:31 pm

    I still need time to go back to white shoes after the 80’s. However, you seem to be able to pull them off with style so I’m beginning to turn! Your jacket works so well with that floral dress, I love it. x

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:13 am

      Hmm I had my reservations about white shoes for the same 80s reasons, Maria – but I bought white pointed shoes last year and I think it’s eased me into it. Seeing the boots with the floral maxis last year was what clinched the deal for me!! xoxo

  21. 12 March 2018 / 5:56 pm

    These booties look very nice. Great find. I haven’t jumped the bandwagon on this great trend as I’m always worried about how to keep them white. It may not be an issue in the UK, but here in Alaska where unpaved roads, driveways and parking lots are the normal, it’s a prblem

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:12 am

      Yep they’re definitely not a “walking the dog” kinda boot, Nicole…! 😉

  22. 12 March 2018 / 5:55 pm

    I’ve been dithering over white boots too. I’m with you on price and longevity. I think you’ve chosen well and I really do like the floral maxi and white boot look. It suits you well.

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:12 am

      Thank you Anna – I’m so pleased with my boots choice…!

  23. 12 March 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Loving your choices for last weeks link up! How gorgeous does Lizzie look in the snow?
    Ps I have worn that dress too death its so perfect I wish I had two!
    Mwah mwah xx

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:11 am

      I KNOW, right?!!! Liz looked so gorgeous <3

      Thanks Ashley, and yes the dress is fab isn't it 😀

  24. 12 March 2018 / 4:37 pm

    Catherine, thanks so much for the feature! What a lovely surprise! And I am loving these white boots with the floral maxi dress…I may need to replicate this style soon! I totally missed that trend 6 months ago, but I will just follow your late lead and go for it. It is so great. And the coat is marvelous, too!

    Shelbee on the Edge

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:10 am

      Thanks Shelbee, and it was my pleasure to feature you! Such a lovely cosy outfit! x

  25. 12 March 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Great look Catherine ❤️

    • catherine
      13 March 2018 / 10:00 am

      thanks Sarah x

  26. 12 March 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Well Catherine, White boots are going to be the boots of the season, I got a gorgeous ivory leather pair for Mothers day yesterday, I had dropped quite big hints to be fair and I love them. Yours look perfect, giving me more ideas of how to wear them. I can’t wait to featured them on my blog. x Jacqui

    • catherine
      12 March 2018 / 3:52 pm

      Oooh you lucky lady Jacqui!! Ivory leather sounds lovely, think I need some in that colour too, lol x

  27. jodie filogomo
    12 March 2018 / 3:38 pm

    I was thinking the same thing about the white boots!! I just love them on everyone, but I wasn’t sure if I should pull the trigger!!
    But it probably would be perfect since our “spring” usually means lots of snow!!

    • catherine
      12 March 2018 / 3:51 pm

      The good thing about white boots is that they look good in winter AND summer, Jodie – that’s if you don’t have stupidly hot summers, which we definitely don’t get in the UK 😉

  28. 12 March 2018 / 3:34 pm

    I’ve been ‘into’ bumbags for years lol. I just think they’re so practical on days when you need to be hands-free (ie. shopping) but I’ve still not found one that looks ‘stylish’. This one is fab and I love that you can slip it onto your own belt. Love the boots – the fact that they’re more of a solid heel which is white, really makes them more appealing. You look fabulous, Catherine, and I’m glad to see you’ve finally had some half-decent weather (although I just saw online that the UK is in for some more arctic conditions next weekend! Eeeek!)
    Suzy xx

    • catherine
      12 March 2018 / 3:50 pm

      Strangely I actually already had one Suzy – more of a purse belt like this one – but the belt somehow got lost and I never thought to put it on a different belt. Now I shall do it with that one too and voilà – two bum bags!! I hope we don’t have arctic conditions at the weekend because I’m planning to “spring clean” the garden… #fingerscrossed

      Thank you sweetie xx

  29. 12 March 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Well of course you had me at “floral dress”. You know I simply can’t resist! You look lovely Catherine. The boots really make a statement with it and the bum bag looks fab. Good to hear you had a lovely weekend too. And…thank you sooo much for featuring me as one of your favourites. Much love xxxx

    • catherine
      12 March 2018 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you Liz – no surprise that you love the floral maxi!!! 😉

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