Could this be the most perfect summer dress ever? This red ombré shirt dress formed my birthday party outfit and felt wonderful…
As I’m sure you know, when you find a perfect dress it’s one of the best things ever – and I decided to make this red, pink and blush beauty my dress of choice last Monday for my (mini) birthday party of tea and cake I enjoyed with the family. If you’ve been following my blog this summer you’ll know that I’ve worn dresses almost exclusively, and this one is the most flattering, the most beautifully cut and possibly my favourite summer dress of all time.
It’s from the J by Jasper Conran collection at Debenhams, and I’m VERY tempted to get the solid yellow version of this dress… can I resist? SHOULD I resist?! I feel my mouse clicking on the Add to Basket button right now…!
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Thank you for sticking with me while I’ve been without broadband since we moved house: We were finally reconnected today! I’ve done this post as quickly as I could – I’m without an office till we get the spare room sorted and properly unpacked so I’m currently on the laptop on the sofa and finding it very awkward. But it means I should be able to reply to comments (I just can’t do it on a phone – too small and fiddly!), respond to emails more quickly and generally get on with my work more easily.
Hopefully more will follow on social media too now that I’m not burning my way through 4G!
So we’ve reached stage one with the house (moving and basic unpacking) and we’re now onto stage two (rearranging and ordering stuff like sheds and building new IKEA furniture, mostly storage. All very grown up stuff). It’s been absolutely exhausting but totally thrilling – I can’t wait to get the house straight and start sharing pictures. The house feels 100% like home already and I haven’t given the old house a second thought I’m glad to say.
Exciting times are DEFINITELY ahead, and we’re so glad we made the decision to move house earlier this year. And to those who are always asking after Riley: he LOVES his new home. He sleeps out in the garden for hours (something he never did at our old house due to having no grass) and is much more settled at night. It’s made us so very, very happy.
Soooooo… 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!
HAVE YOU FOUND THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS THIS YEAR? AND ARE YOU CONTEMPLATING A HOUSE MOVE, OR IF YOU MOVED RECENTLY: HOW DID IT GO?! TELL US IN THE COMMENTS BELOW…!
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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 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!
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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No featured favourites this week due to the house move… it’ll be back next week as I’ve only just got Wifi back!
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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