17 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (September 2018)

Not Dressed As Lamb's The Best of the Blogosphere, 17 Unmissable Reads

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have leopard, leopard, boots for autumn, thoughts on feminism and fashion – and some more leopard!

(In case you’ve not seen these posts before my Unmissable Reads are a monthly round-up of things I’ve seen, watched and liked in the blogosphere that I’m sure you’ll love too.)

This month being September – and a change of season – has obviously got the blogosphere’s fashionistas excited: they’re knocking it out the park with their outfits this month! I’m so inspired at every turn. I’ve also got some mid-century modern design as well as a discussion on and a new way to phrase the term “influencer”. This post could have been a lot longer, but I (sadly) cut it down to just 17 links (it was hard, I can tell you)!

Do have a read of these great links – you never know who or what you might discover that makes your day/week/month!


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Kimberly dislikes the term “influencer” – I do too, but could never think of a replacement. But she’s thought of a MUCH better term.

Liz has styled a tailored navy jumpsuit three ways – for work, rest and play – and I now need one in my life stat.

Beautiful rainbow-coloured blobs, drops and squishes covered in spikes are EXACTLY what they sound like.

Annie has reviewed a Fujifilm camera and asks: is this the best blog camera?

Retail giant Nordstrom chose Melanie to be in a major ad campaign – she’s 50-something, fierce and wrote very humbly about the experience (I couldn’t be happier for her)!

Cynthia looks like a goddess in mustard yellow, denim blue and a splash of leopard.

I always look forward to Annette’s annual Bavarian dirndl outfit: she looks as gorgeous as ever this year.

Can feminists can love fashion and beauty? Patti discusses.

If you love leopard, you’ll love Michelle’s maxi-skirt-to-maxi-dress hack.

Why not have a double helping of leopard? Lisa’s in a head-to-toe RED leopard suit. Just divine.

I’ve just discovered the (mostly) restored mid-century home of Post and Beam Living… I have died and gone to mid-century modern heaven.

Sharon’s picked out some incredible boots for autumn: check out those tartan stiletto ankle boots #hearteyesemoji

Her stunning hair, the sharp blazer, the denim flares… I’m dying over Dawn Lucy’s fierce (but wearable) NYFW outfit.

Are you a fan of millennial pink? Then you’ll adore Design Seeds’ pallet of pinks and browns.

Just when you thought the outfits this week couldn’t get any better, up pops Sam with this bold, sparkly colourful party outfit.

On paper, a 90s fall fashion wishlist didn’t appeal to me, but after seeing these fantastic picks I’ve changed my mind.

And finally – 9 tips on how to dress like Victoria Beckham.

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  1. 2 October 2018 / 3:07 am

    Thanks for these links, Catherine (and thank you for including me!). You always guide me to new and interesting content that I might not otherwise find. That word “influencer” is loathed everywhere; content creator is much better but I’ll still be searching for that magic word. 😉

  2. 1 October 2018 / 7:19 am

    Thank goodness I caught up with this post. Lots of lovely pieces here and yay for Melanie’s success and Sam’s gorgeous frock! Oh and those boots are to die for.

    Have a super week!
    Anna x

  3. 30 September 2018 / 4:13 pm

    Love this, C .. working my way through. Thanks so much for including my boot edit!! xo

  4. 30 September 2018 / 12:31 pm

    I loved reading Patti’s post on feminism. Great. Thanks for sharing Catherine. xo. Sabina

  5. 29 September 2018 / 7:43 am

    Blimey, Catherine!
    I’m bowled over by the mention here… thank you so much!!!!
    I love these “best of” posts and always enjoy checking out your picks.
    Chuffed as nuts to see myself in your collage.
    Made my week!

  6. 26 September 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Still going through this fabulous lot Catherine but had to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for introducing me to Design Seeds blog!
    Oh.em.bloodygeeee! Talk about down a rabbit hole. I struggled to get off this blog and now all I can think about is going back

    • catherine
      27 September 2018 / 6:42 am

      They’re so fabulous aren’t they?! I can’t tell you how many I’ve pinned for colour combo inspiration…!

  7. 26 September 2018 / 7:22 pm

    super post as usual Catherine, thats my evening taken care of, glass of wine and reading all these lovely posts!
    They can cook dinner tonight!
    have a super week,
    Ash xxx

    • catherine
      27 September 2018 / 6:43 am

      Sounds like a good evening Ashley – and yes let them do the dinner!! 😉

  8. 26 September 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Thanks for sharing this with us Catherine. I loved the blogpost about the term influencer a lot. I also hate the term, though I aim at being one in my job as a teacher. It’s just great realising that you can influence your pupils in a positive way; how they think about themselves, how they handle their learning process, how they develop a sense of self esteem and an open view on the world and people around them. As a blogger I aim at inspiring others, which for me is different from influencing them, so yeah, hooray for the term “content creator”. Love, Lieske

    • catherine
      27 September 2018 / 6:44 am

      You sound totally inspiring to ME, Lieske – how wonderful that they have you as their teacher!! Glad you liked the post 🙂

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