Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days #iwillwearwhatilike

Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits

Smart dressing made up of warm layers is all very well in spring, but we’re experiencing several seasons every few days here in the UK… it’s messing up my outfit posts!

Not reeeeeally messing up as such, just showing everything out of sync with the current weather. Last week I featured the psychedelic floral print dress I wore for the mini heatwave we had at the end of April, and when I hit publish the temperatures had dropped again. They dropped so much that I had to wear today’s outfit of suedette jacket and checked trousers, and as much as I love it(!) I’m posting it just after we had yet another mini heatwave over the bank holiday weekend. So I’m completely out of sync, but that’s what you get for being ahead of yourself with your outfit posts: the unpredictable British weather playing havoc with your posting schedule!

It’s no big deal seeing as the temperatures are set to drop again (are you keeping up?) – so I’ll be back to wearing outfits that look more like this by the end of the week, don’t you worry.

Now I see this outfits in the pictures I can see just how nicely khaki and pink go together. The trousers are pretty neutral and the scarf is a bit on the lilacy-pink side; it shows off all the shades of blush pink and the soft khaki in the outfit. I featured this jacket in December and I KNEW it would be a winner for spring. I’ve worn it so much already – usually when I’ve needed something smart that’s not a run-of-the-mill biker or denim jacket. 

Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits

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Whenever I wear these fringed loafers from Asos (the Gucci Marmont dupes) I’m always asked where I got them. I’m finding it harder to find something similar every time I look for alternatives, I’m so sorry if you’re loving them as much as I love mine. They’re SO comfy, and I really wish I’d bought them in black when they were available. But there’s something about the pink that calls my name more than black… no surprise there, eh?

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A change to Monday’s #iwillwearwhatilike posts for bank holidays

If you link up on Monday’s and leave your email address for reminders, you should have received an email yesterday to say this week’s #iwillwearwhatilike would be a day late. So to explain why today’s post is on a Tuesday instead, yesterday was May Day holiday in the UK and it was SUCH glorious weather that I was really rather upset that I had to spend it indoors on the computer rather than outside with Keith and Riley. Therefore I made an executive decision: From now on, whenever there’s a bank holiday Monday in the UK, the post will go out on a Tuesday instead. The next one will be on 28 May, so the post will go out on Tuesday 29 May.

I’m sure none of you will begrudge me wanting to actually take a day off, will you (I hope not, lol)!

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!

IS YOUR WEATHER ALL OVER THE PLACE AT THE MOMENT LIKE OURS? COMMENT BELOW…!

Catherine

Like this jacket? You might also like how I styled it…

With skinnies and suede boots
With a floral maxi and white boots

Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits
Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits
Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits
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Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits
Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits
Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits
Smart Dressing in Khaki and Pink for Cooler Spring Days | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style / over 40 fashion / over 40 outfits

Jacket: JD Williams c/o (US link)
Trousers: & Other Stories
Sweater: Boden (similar)
Shoes: Asos (I like these, or here’s the real deal)
Scarf: New Look (old, similar)
Bag: The Cambridge Satchel Co c/o (similar)
Earrings: Toolally c/o

 

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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 around 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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41 Comments

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  2. May 10, 2018 / 5:45 am

    I most definitely don’t have a problem with you taking a day off, dearest Catherine…I’m enjoying my first break EVER since I started blogging almost 5 years ago!! And I know exactly what you mean about the weather, too; we’ve been switching back and forth between chilly and warm for the past few weeks here in Vancouver as well. Your layered pink and khaki look is right on the mark for injecting some “summer is coming” flair into a still coolish day, though!! I’ve been a fan of olive green tones for as long as I can remember…and blush, too; although I never thought it looked good on me until I started rocking fuchsia hair!! P.S. Is that a sheep on the flap of your pink satchel?? Sooo cute!! XOXO

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Yes it’s a sheep Monika – I was offered monogramming with the bag so I thought a lamb was appropriate!

      And thank you sweetie – both for the compliment and for saying I’m allowed a day off, hehe 😉

  3. May 9, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    I also love soft khaki and blush pink together – they go perfectly. I have a khaki t-shirt and pink tutu skirt that I wear together all the time! And you’re right, that jacket is definitely a winner; it’s a beautiful colour.
    Thank you for hosting the link-up, and yes, it was the most beautiful bank holiday Monday I can remember! Of course we don’t begrudge you a day off. 🙂
    Helen x

    whenIgrowupblog.com

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:24 pm

      Oh wow a khaki t-shirt and pink tutu sound amazing, Helen!!!!! x

  4. May 9, 2018 / 8:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, isn’this weather just crazy? I can’t get any of my blog posts to look right as it’s so changeable here too Catherine. Anyhoo, you’ve nailed it with this 3/4 length jacket – much more stylish than a biker as you so rightly say. And that generous helping of pink is so very you! Those trews are very me though…

    Thanks for the link up party, and have a lovely week! And hey, of course it’s only right to award yourself those Bank Holidays off – great decision sweetie!

    Anna x

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      Aww thanks Anna – both for the compliments and the understanding about bank hols! Should have done it a long time ago…!

  5. Danish Pastry
    May 9, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    One of my favourite colour combos is similar to this: blush top and brogues, emerald green cardigan, green satchel and a scarf that brings the colours together! No wonder I love this look on you! (I did have a sudden thought that the pink with your gorgeous hair colour would be a no-no for some, but I think this really works).

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:19 pm

      I’m sure you know me by now… I take no notice of what colours I’m supposed to wear – I wouldn’t even know anyway!! 😉 lol

  6. May 9, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    I was scrolling through the pictures and thinking, ‘I really love this color combo’. So pretty and the details on the purse and shoes are wonderful! XO

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thanks so much Lisa – don’t know why I don’t do green and pink more often!!

  7. May 9, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    I love that sleek colour combination and as for the scallop edge bag – drool!!! Yvadney x Mums That Slay

  8. May 9, 2018 / 8:28 am

    That’s a great outfit, Catherine. I love the colour combo. Yup, and same here with the clothes and the crazy weather here in the UK. It’s warm, then it’s not staying warm – what to wear!!!

  9. May 9, 2018 / 3:44 am

    I adore those shoes. Proper without being too prim, but still edgy with the colour. Excellent. By tomorrow, nobody remembers the weather of today. I am glad you’re taking that holiday time off. Great idea. Thanks for your linkup!

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      So glad you like the day later for bank holiday idea, Melanie… and thank you!

  10. May 9, 2018 / 1:43 am

    Lovely outfit, Catherine! Our weather is that way too, here in mid west USA. Our temps can change as much at 30 to 40 degrees in a 12 hour period. It makes getting dressed a bit of a challenge! Hope your weather levels out soon. I love your scarf and the combination of colors and textures is perfect. – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      Dressing is DEFINITELY a challenge at this time of year Amy – in so many places!! thank you hon x

  11. May 9, 2018 / 12:27 am

    We are finally warm to stay, I think! Love those shoes and purse!

  12. May 8, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    I love green and pink together—it’s one of my favorite color combinations! And I can relate to the weather being all over the place!
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  13. May 8, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Great outfit for the end of the week when temperature will drop but today it was warm, very warm so no need for layers 😉 And no no I’m not living in the desert … just accros the Channel!

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      We’ve had another couple of lush and warm days Lui – so it’s still all over the place!!

  14. May 8, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    I hear that! It’s the same here in NJ Catherine. Absolutely glorious sunshine one minute, showers the next or just chilly & overcast. Today is wonderful though so I’m happy.
    You can’t go wrong with layers right? Of course you’re also wearing pink & green which is a personal favourite colour combo of mine 😉

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      Now you say it – yes you DO wear pink and green a lot! You wait till you get the real US heat, I’ll be all “la la la, it’s just nice and very warm here…” !!!!!!! 😉 😉

  15. May 8, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Cathering I Love the mixing and layering!
    Funnily I have these shoes in metallic green!
    You may borrow them if needed one day…!
    have a super week..
    lots of love Ash
    xxx

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:12 pm

      OMG metallic green sounds lush Ashley – please tell me you’re a size 7…?!!!! 😉

  16. May 8, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Oh nice surprise to be featured Catherine, thanks so much. I love khaki and pink together and have a fab army scarf in these tones! Jacqui Mummabstylish

  17. May 8, 2018 / 5:08 pm

    Absolutely! Enjoy your days off. I think that it ought to be law that everyone gets a mental health day at least once a month with no charge at all.

    Love the colors you’ve chosen. So sweet and spring-y.

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      Aww Daenel that’s so kind of you – thanks for your understanding!! x

  18. May 8, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature Catherine. Love your outfit, such a great color combo.
    Nora

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:11 pm

      Pleasure, Nora – and thank you!

  19. May 8, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    Green is my absolute favourite colour so I absolutely love this look, Catherine! Pink goes so well with all shades of green, especially khaki! GORGEOUS!
    Suzy xx

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:10 pm

      thank you Suzy my lovely! I can imagine you in these colours x

  20. May 8, 2018 / 4:48 pm

    Love khaki and pink together…Great look Catherine x

  21. May 8, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    It’s typical over here. Just wearing my bikini, all at least it’s cheap!

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:10 pm

      hehe keeps the laundry down too, Nancy…!!

  22. May 8, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    We’ve been saying that our weather is bipolar lately!! But at least it gives us great variety in our clothing…haha!
    XOXO
    Jodie

  23. May 8, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Green and pink is one of my many favorite color combinations. Balancing them with a neutral is just beautiful. We do the peel off the layers in Missouri during this time of the year too. Thank you for featuring Michelle. I am going to send her the link to your post so she can see. Terri xox

    • catherine
      Author
      May 14, 2018 / 11:09 pm

      It was my pleasure, Terri – she looked fabulous!!!

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