Wearing Pink and Yellow as a Legit Easter Outfit #iwillwearwhatilike

Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

I’m wearing pink and yellow. No great surprise there, except this was my Easter outfit and who doesn’t want to dress like an Easter egg at this time of year?! Maybe just me then…

I tend to think that Easter heralds the start of spring proper, so there’s usually no way I’m ever going to wear something dark for Easter. This year Easter Sunday coincided with the March family birthday party I mentioned in my quarter year review post on Friday (which I might make a regular thing) and I originally picked out an outfit of burgundy trousers and deep blue floral blouse… It just seemed so WRONG somehow. I found myself reaching for the pink and yellow which was a much happier choice – and what could top off an outfit fit for an Easter egg but a camel coat (which may as well be brown for chocolate, no)?!


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I’m SO much happier in these sorts of colours – I’m totally over winter and while we seem to have lost the snow for good we now have the rain. April showers are in full force and I don’t think we’ll see any sun till tomorrow. But tomorrow is Keith’s birthday and so we’ll have to think of something to do that’ll keep us dry and warm, and the pub lunch (log fire is a must) is still looking like a good choice.

Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style


Now I look back at these pictures I love this outfit a whole lot more than I did on the day. It’s one of those combinations that didn’t set my world alight in the mirror (I mean, I quite liked it), but it really, really works on camera. None of the pieces are new except for the fabulous (and newish) pink ruffle boots* (UK link) which I wore in February with shades of pink and blue. The longline coat has been with me for years, has been worn countless times and will be worn countless MORE times I’m sure.

There are some pieces you own which seem to work with everything no matter what the base outfit is, and this coat is one of them. This coat by Winser is similar (on sale!) and I guarantee you it will be worth every penny, especially in a colour like camel.

I have a busy couple of weeks ahead with various projects I’m still working on – all to be revealed in due course – as well as house viewings which we hope will result in an offer before long. It would be nice to move in the summer, fingers crossed the people who come to see our house love it as much as we do (I know we’re moving but we still love the home we’ve poured so much love and hard work into)…!

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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Want to see other ways I’ve worn these pieces?

The same camel coat styled differently: How to Style Culottes – With Snakeskin Boots and a Camel Coat OR With a Preppy Stripe Dress and Cropped Burgundy Flares

The same yellow blouse styled differently: The Colours of Summer: Yellow Ruffle Blouse, Blue Chinos, Oversized 70s Sunglasses

Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Easter outfit of pastels: Ruffled yellow blouse \ longline camel blazer \ pastel pink peg leg trousers \ tapered pants \ pink ruffle ankle boots | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Coat: Asos (love this classy Winser one)
Blouse: Oasis (love this one, or see all the other alternatives in the widget below)
Trousers: Oasis (similar, I also like these and these)
Boots: JD Williams* (UK link)
Sunglasses: Mango (similar)
Earrings: Mango (I like these)
Bag: Yosa* (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 3 pm 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!

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My favourite outfits from last week’s link up:
(L-R) Living on Cloud Nine | Suzy Turner | Anna’s Island Style

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  1. 23 April 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I must say your awesome, i love your whole outfit specially the boots wow Lol i love it Catherine

  2. Vector Art Services
    14 April 2018 / 11:56 am

    Loved that combination of camel coat with yellow blouse and pink shoes.

  3. 13 April 2018 / 5:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your great pictures with us.
    beautiful outfit nice post.

  4. 9 April 2018 / 12:26 pm

    Such a nice outfit Catherine! Love the colours – the vibrant yellow and calmer pink are such a refreshing combination compared to the darker shades of winter. They go so well with your hair colour too!

  5. ester
    6 April 2018 / 9:07 am

    I love this outfit! I wouldn’t change anything.

  6. 4 April 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Pink and yellow, Catherine, what a lovely and very surprising combination! I would never had thought of putting these two colours together, but my don’t they just work beautifully. The frilly blouse and frilly boots are right up my street though and I’d wear both like a shot.
    Finally, thanks so much for featuring me this week – such a great surprise!

    Anna x

  7. 4 April 2018 / 9:05 am

    Loving ruffles at the moment – those boots are so cute! Yellow is a perennial favourite for me, so I’ll be sticking some of your pics on my yellow Pinterest board! :o)

    Kat x

  8. 4 April 2018 / 5:30 am

    Your outfit looks very Eastery to me—and very you at the same time! Love the bright yellow and pale pink together—it’s such an unexpected yet pretty combination!
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  9. 3 April 2018 / 8:39 pm

    Oh my…those boots are beautiful! I really love the whole outfit, the pink and yellow together is so pretty!

  10. 3 April 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Hokey Jings!
    This outfit is making me happy!!!
    Proper egg-yolk yellow.
    Ruffles and then more ruffles.
    Pinks and soft colours.
    Then your firey hair!!!!
    The whole thing makes me smile whilst nodding like a moron.

  11. 3 April 2018 / 10:56 am

    hey Catherine, the pink/yellow combination is so interesting, will tell my girlfriend about this next.. 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

  12. 3 April 2018 / 10:42 am

    Those boots are stunning.I’m OBSESSED with pink yellow legit Easter outfit.Color combo is great.

  13. 3 April 2018 / 6:04 am

    Oh yes – this outfit was absolutely MADE for Easter, dearest Catherine!! Pink and yellow are such a gorgeous – yet unexpected – colour combination; and l’m totally loving the ruffle detail of your blouse and those booties…and the way they’re echoed by the pretty waves in your hair!! P.S. I don’t own a solid camel coat, but my leopard (aka camel and black) version has been a reliable “outfit upgrader” ever since I brought it home!! P.P.S. Have fun celebrating Keith’s birthday tomorrow!! XOXO


  14. 3 April 2018 / 3:51 am

    a perfect Easter outfit and oh my those boots are stunning. Still drooling over them

  15. 3 April 2018 / 2:38 am

    I love the color combo of this outfit! Thanks for the linkup, Catherine.


  16. 3 April 2018 / 1:44 am

    Perfect choice, Catherine. I love that bright yellow with the blush color and the camel coat. You don’t look like an egg at all. Ha, ha. Hope the sun shines soon! – Amy

  17. 3 April 2018 / 12:19 am

    Those boots!!! I need that coat, I imagine I would get so much use out of it too!

  18. 2 April 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Your pink and yellow is darling, really subtle and lovely. Just the way spring starts out.

    Hope you had a nice holiday.


    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:38 pm

      What, do you mean my frivolous fun frilly footwear Maria?!!! hehe x

  19. 2 April 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Terrific look. The outfit looks really good on you.

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:37 pm

      aww Loree thanks! x

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:37 pm

      Pleasure, Cristina – and thank you x

  20. 2 April 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Yes, this is the perfect Easter outfit, the colours say SPRING! Hurray!! Probably what I love most about this is the bold yellow of your ruffled blouse with the softer colours of the rest. Right on. Thanks for the linkup.

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:36 pm

      thanks Melanie – actually the photo has made the yellow look a lot stronger than it is IRL and the pink look softer than it is IRL… but the contrast works! x

  21. 2 April 2018 / 5:45 pm

    Laughing so hard right now! As if you could look like an Easter egg ya nutter 😉
    I adore that yellow on you Catherine, any time of the year xx

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:35 pm

      hehe I always think pink and yellow is Eastery… add ruffles and it’s DEFINITELY Easter egg territory!!!! You know I’m right 😉 😉

  22. 2 April 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Love this whole outfit!!!

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:34 pm

      thank you Becky!! x

  23. 2 April 2018 / 4:49 pm

    I love ruffled blouses! What a fantastic color!

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:33 pm

      thanks Nancy! x

  24. 2 April 2018 / 4:37 pm

    This is stunning Catherine. Love the color mix. The frills of the blouse and the way it matches the boots. Cute. Also really liked the idea of your quarterly review. Wishing you a lovely week. xxx Sabina

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:32 pm

      Oh good I’m glad you like the quarterly review idea Sabina! Thanks hon, so glad you liked the outfit x

  25. 2 April 2018 / 4:35 pm

    While the whole outfit is gorgeous, I kind of can’t stop staring at those boots! They are so fabulous!


    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:31 pm

      hehe aren’t they fabulous Shelbee? thanks sweetie x

  26. 2 April 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Love your three favourites, they too are favs of mine! Great colour combination, and I love a frilly blouse too. Having just featured one myself they are top of the style trends I think! Have just started my own #chicandstylish #linkup and it seems to be going well. I’d love you to stop over and let me know what you think Catherine. x Happy Easter to you Hun. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:31 pm

      I wouldn’t put pink, yellow and camel together in my head Jacqui but they really work, don’t they? And yes I agree about ruffles… Ruffles FTW!!!!!!! thank you sweetie x

  27. 2 April 2018 / 4:08 pm

    I LOVE the pop of yellow with the camel and nude colors Catherine, inspired combo❤️

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:29 pm

      thank you Sarah! x

  28. 2 April 2018 / 3:39 pm

    I wore a pastel ruffled top and white jeans on Easter because it was so cold! Like you, I’m over with these winter temps. I love your shoes!

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:29 pm

      thanks Amy… roll on SUMMER, I say!!

  29. jodie filogomo
    2 April 2018 / 3:38 pm

    Funny how yellow has come out to play for many of us!! It’s such a happy color and I love it with the pink!!

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Yep, you just can’t stay away from yellow in spring, can you Jodie…?!! 😉

  30. 2 April 2018 / 3:31 pm

    I agree, something about Easter subliminally says, “Pastel colors”. And I have to say those boots are all kinds of fabulous!

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks Debbie – actually I can imagine you wearing these boots!!

  31. 2 April 2018 / 3:06 pm

    I can totally understand why you wanted to opt for Easter colours, Catherine. And they look absolutely divine on you. I do love that bright canary yellow with the more subdued pink – it’s really pretty, specially with the camel (chocolate lol) colour. LOVE this!
    And thank you so much for featuring me. I’m delighted <3
    Suzy xx

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Dark colours (the burgundy) just seemed WRONG, do you know what I mean Suzy?!! thank you for the compliments, and glad you liked the feature (your colour coordination skills rivalled mine in that stunning outfit)! x

  32. 2 April 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Love your whole outfit, and those boots are gorgeous!

    • catherine
      11 April 2018 / 10:26 pm

      thanks Suzanne! xo

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