9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like (November 2018)

Celebrating 9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like

Here it is at last: the first monthly post celebrating the women who wear what they like (as part of #iwillwearwhatilike)!

If you follow my Tuesday outfit posts (previously Monday till just recently), you’ll know that I host a link up called #iwillwearwhatilike, where women who dress without the constraints of what they “should” be wearing {COUGH} link up their outfits weekly. Since the birth of the link up three years ago I’d featured my favourites from the previous week in a small section at the end of the post, but I felt like it was no longer doing these fabulous women justice.

And quite often I found it hard to choose just three (the number I chose to feature each week). But since my major work reshuffle and the new days for my regular posts, I decided to celebrate the women who link up more prominently.

I finally came up with a new way to do this: I’d like to introduce the first monthly Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like post…!

I chose to make this first one part of the ShareAllLinkUp simply to get more exposure for this post – both link ups I host are very popular so I thought I’d take advantage of the traffic that comes here every Thursday (which used to be on a Friday and called the SaturdayShareLinkUp, are you keeping up?!) and promote the first one here. However, from next month the Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like post (should I call it the FWWWWTL, lol??) will be on the second Wednesday of the month.

So, next month: Wednesday 12 December. Make a note (or simply sign up to email updates here – don’t forget it won’t be part of any link up).

The title is self-explanatory: these women dress to express their personality and have an incredible sense of style, whether that’s classic, on trend, boho, preppy, glam, granny chic, etc. There are NO RULES. No one has to be trendy, or wearing the latest styles to be featured. No one has to have that typical LIKEtoKNOWit/Instagram style. No one has to be a particular age. No one has to be a particular shape or size. I’ll simply feature women that have impressed me AND my readers, if they had a high number of clicks on their link, for example.

I’m still looking for more women to join the link up: I mentioned a few weeks ago that although I LOVE the fact that there are those that link up regularly, we need some more diversity. Please do send a link to this post to anyone you think has great style and is willing to link up on a Tuesday to #iwillwearwhatilike for a chance to be featured in this monthly feature post!


A note about getting yourself featured…

I don’t want to get all authoritarian on anyone’s ass, but it’s well known there are plenty of bloggers who do that classic “dump links and run” thing. I don’t want to showcase the ones that do that. I know who they are, and I can tell you for sure they won’t get themselves featured if they give nothing back. It’s only fair – if they link up – that they give a little back to the community and comment on my post and a few others to show their support. I also know the ones that constantly link up NON-outfit posts, despite me saying in the post that it’s called I WILL WEAR WHAT I LIKE. The bloggers that do this get their thumbnails deleted (and blocked if they KEEP doing it), so if it’s not a picture of YOU wearing something, it’ll disappear. That’s why I started this extra link up where anything can be shared… it doesn’t deter the Dump ‘n Runners, however!

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Lecture over 😉

So without further ado, let’s get straight onto these fabulous women…


9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like

9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - In My Joi
In My Joi

When the post title is called “Inspired by Beyoncé” then I’m all over it. Never has a grey trouser suit looked sexier – it was genius of Joi to add the red heels and bag.


9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Style Nudge
Style Nudge

Always the expert at animal print, Cherie’s snake/leopard combo is inspired. Those flares…!!


9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Passion Fruit, Paws & Peonies
Passion Fruit, Paws & Peonies

A truly elegant look from Maria – I love the combination of fabrics and textures in a (mostly) all-black outfit.


9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Highland Fashionista
Highland Fashionista

The lip colour, the earrings, the swooshy black fabric combined with Kristin’s stunning grombré hair is beautiful. Plus the soft eye makeup – not too dark or heavy – is OH SO perfect.


9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Cheryl Shops
Cheryl Shops

All grey definitely isn’t boring in these beautiful textures – but! those shoes… I’m officially dead.


9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Fashion Fairy Dust
Fashion Fairy Dust

Expert layering from Debbie: the unusual colour combo contrasts beautifully with her gorgeous hair. Love the OTK boots.


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So those were the bloggers that linked up to #iwillwearwhatilike – now I want to share some bloggers who weren’t part of the link up, but whose outfits made me look twice. Each month I’ll pick one for each of these three categories…


The blogger that didn’t link up (but I wish she did…)

9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Lella Victoria
Lella Victoria

A beautiful, unusual floral top worn by Daniella that reminds me of a William Morris print. Together with crazy-wide cropped trousers and those statement earrings this outfit really wowed me. Now, if only she would link up every week I could feature her more often…!


The blogger with the most inspirational photoshoot

9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Rachel Ann Jensen
Rachel Ann Jensen

My go-to for stunning vintage outfits, Rachel Ann’s pink-dress-in-the-park photoshoot is incredible. It was as if the colours were designed as a set especially for her to shoot there; her lipstick and the flower corsage pick out the red in the beautiful scenery.


The blogger with the most jaw-dropping outfit

9 Fabulous Women Who Wear What They Like - Atlantic Pacific
Atlantic Pacific

Seeing as this is the first of this series, I HAD to include Blair as my first “blogger with the most jaw-dropping outfit” choice. I don’t even know where to begin with this look; it is styled to PERFECTION. I’m officially dead a second time over.


I hope you enjoyed the first post of this new monthly series; remember, it will normally be on the second Wednesday of the month so if you don’t want to miss any more then make sure you sign up for email updates!


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So all that’s left to say is – I’ve shared my thoughts/stories/tuppence-worth this week, now it’s time to share yours… LET’S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!


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  1. 27 November 2018 / 1:53 pm

    awesome celebration of women who truly wear what they like. They rock their individual styles so very well. Thanks for sharing. Not linking today just reading and looking. It’s a rare treat to just enjoy a post lately.

    • catherine
      29 November 2018 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you Linda… seems this feature has gone down a treat I’m so pleased to say!

  2. 25 November 2018 / 3:39 am

    Hi, Catherine – This is so amazing to see how spectacular women can look when they wear what they like! It’s super inspiring, and goes to show that we definitely should not care one bit about what anyone else thinks! – Angie

    • catherine
      26 November 2018 / 9:27 am

      Thanks Angie, I’m really glad you liked the post… I admire these women so much!!

  3. 21 November 2018 / 5:49 pm

    Pretty certain those checked shoes are the ones I was lusting after in Zara the other week. Of course, they weren’t there when I went back (so I got a lovely mustard pair instead!)

    I love these women and their style.

  4. 19 November 2018 / 10:30 pm

    They are truly all fabulous, Catherine. I love that I am inspired by bits of them all. I will never tire of posts like this. They are to me what fashion blogging is all about. xo

    • catherine
      20 November 2018 / 1:15 am

      Sooooooooo glad to hear you won’t tire of them Sharon… that’s exactly what I hope my readers will always think!! thank you hon x

  5. Izzi
    19 November 2018 / 5:34 pm

    They are all lovely but I really really deeply want Cherie’s trousers! 🙂

    • catherine
      20 November 2018 / 1:16 am

      They’re all sorts of marvellous aren’t they, Izzi 😉 x

  6. 17 November 2018 / 5:01 pm

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week. Great post this week.

    • catherine
      19 November 2018 / 11:36 am

      So glad you liked it, thanks Patrick!

  7. 17 November 2018 / 10:39 am

    This is really cool Catherine. I tend to kind of scroll down when there are so many small photos shown (sorry ladies), but looking at a selection of 9 large photos with a bit of text from you is a real pleasure and inspiration. I applaud the change!

    Love, Lieske

    • catherine
      19 November 2018 / 11:38 am

      I try and make the thumbnails as large as possible as I tend to agree with you when it comes to link ups, Lieske! Therefore I’m really happy you like it. Took me a while to work out the format of this monthly feature but I think I’ve cracked it! thank you x

  8. Lieve
    16 November 2018 / 7:35 pm

    I know this is supposed to be about the outfits, but I want Cherie’s bedroom!

    • catherine
      19 November 2018 / 11:39 am

      Hehe no it’s quite often just as interesting to see inside people’s houses, isn’t it Lieve 😉

  9. 16 November 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Catherine, thank you so much for featuring me here, especially alongside these stylish, inspiring ladies! Cherie is one of my personal favorites—and she’s the only person I know who loves animal prints more than I do—and I’ve admired Blair Eadie for years.

    As for my shoes, they are Zara, and they are only $35!

    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:09 pm

      Uhhhhhhh those shoes were just stunning, Cheryl!! And I’m so glad you liked the feature, I’ve been dying to do something new and I’m so pleased with this new format 🙂

  10. 16 November 2018 / 3:42 pm

    What a great idea!! My favs are Cherie, Maria and Debbie!

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Thanks Lisa – so glad you liked the ladies and the post! x

  11. 16 November 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Such a great idea. Thanks for doing this.

    • 16 November 2018 / 3:41 pm

      Forgot to mention my favorite, Maria. Because her outfit is one of the few I could and would actually wear. I’m just a normal housewife in the midwest, a lot of these outfits are gorgeous but not practical for my life. Cheryl’s outfit is cute too, but I could never wear those pointy shoes. I love them, but they would kill my feet. I love the floral top in Daniella’s outfit.

      • catherine
        16 November 2018 / 6:23 pm

        Inspiration comes in all different forms, Amy – a lot of these outfits in their exact form aren’t practical for my life either, but every outfit inspires me to try something different: adding a punch of red – like a hat or scarf – to an all-grey outfit of knits and jogging bottoms (Joi); mixing leopard print and snakeskin, like a leopard coat and a snakeskin bag (Cherie); adding a belt to a one-shoulder dress that I’m going to be wearing at the end of the month (Blair). See where I’m going…?

        I never wear outfits that inspire me by copying them exactly – it’s about trying something different that you might otherwise not have thought of if it were not for that outfit you saw on X blog.

        And I know what you mean about pointed shoes – but if you get a good pair they CAN be the comfiest shoes ever… I have a pair of very pointed flats and they’re so comfy I’ve often worn them as a shoe for a day’s sightseeing. Pleeeeeeeease don’t ever dismiss anything on its face value, it’s just about applying a little imagination…!

        • 20 November 2018 / 2:38 pm

          I think you read my comment incorrectly because you’re making the point I was making. I would wear Cheryl’s outfit, but pick a different pair of shoes. And I love the top in Daniella’s outfit, but I know that style of pants would look awful on my frame. I would use my “imagination” and pick a different pair of pants to wear with that top.

          • catherine
            21 November 2018 / 12:58 am

            Oh I am sorry Amy – to me it sounded like you were saying they’re not of any interest to you because they’re not practical to your life… I got a very negative vibe from your comment and wanted you to see that featuring them as inspiration was a positive thing! x

  12. 16 November 2018 / 10:53 am

    Highland Fashionista looks gorgeous, will definitely be checking her page. And I agree with you on Atlantic Pacific’s snazzy sequins. But I think Rachel Ann gets my overall vote. What beautiful photography and I love her style! That vintage look is my favourite, even though I don’t have the patience to pull it off myself. But I really love it! X

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 1:20 pm

      Soooooooo many amazing women with incredible style, aren’t there Emerald?! Rachel Ann’s photo shoots are ALWAYS stunning <3

  13. 16 November 2018 / 10:47 am

    Omg…Blair’s outfit! I have no words to express the fabulousness… Thank so very much for the feature Catherine, you made my week!
    Have a fabulous weekend my friend…xo

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Blair’s outfit is a showstopper even for HER, isn’t it Debbie?!!

      And you’re most welcome for the feature, thank you for linking up! x

  14. 16 November 2018 / 10:46 am

    I love the women you featured. I recently included Debbie in this post because when I think of boho chic, she instantly comes to mind. Lately on Wednesdays I’ve been featuring a certain style/trend/look. In October it was how to wear Western, and of course, Debbie comes to mind. This month it’s wearing leopard, and Miss Style Nudge will FOR SURE be included. I also love that you reminded me about Highland Fashionista. I hadn’t visited her in so long, and she’s just so beautiful. Also, the JOI! I have always wanted to wear a blazer (or suit) without a bra, and I may have the courage… Of course you had to include Blaire, I mean she’s all our style inspo, right?!

    Great post. I love how collaborative and supportive you are always!

    Love, Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

    PS I included a post from a fun festival we attended in Hong Kong called Clockenflap. And I also included my post that has been getting TONS of love lately, Wear the Black Bra!

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Annie I loved that you loved them all so much – and THANK YOU for those kind words, they mean so much my lovely!!

  15. 16 November 2018 / 10:41 am

    Great idea for a monthly post and would be good to feature some of the less well known bloggers.

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:06 pm

      I love featuring some of the lesser known bloggers, Gail…! Glad you liked the post x

  16. 16 November 2018 / 3:35 am

    Catherine, I was so shocked to see my photo on your Instagram stories! I am honored that you chose me and I’m honored to be among such a stylish group of strong women. You are a wonderful inspiration to all of us because of your strength and your constant support of women. Thank you. And, thank you again for the lovely feature. XO

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:11 pm

      My absolute pleasure, Cherie. I simply HAD to feature your outfit when you wearing not just one but TWO incredible animal prints…!

  17. 15 November 2018 / 11:43 pm

    Lol message received! I will most certainly link up. I’m so terrible with these things, I’ve been scrolling up and down for the last 5 minutes trying to figure out how I even link up?! Think I’ve figured it out 😉

    Aw Catherine I don’t know what to say other that I’m grateful to be featured on a post that celebrates true individual and personal style. The encouragement of woman (and men of course) to wear whatever they want no matter what, is a message I stand so strongly behind. Life’s too short, so buy the “crazy” clothes and wear them with confidence! Proud and grateful to be amongst so many stylish woman. Thank you again xx

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:30 pm

      Hopefully you found the blue “Add your link” button, Daniella…? It would be WONDERFUL to have you link up… it means traffic for your blog, new people will find you, and you may just get featured again! Win win!!

      I agree that life’s too short not to wear the crazy clothes 😉 – I can’t wait to see how you rock maternity style!! Thank you my lovely, it was a pleasure to feature you x

  18. 15 November 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Catherine, I love this idea of a monthly post featuring fabulous women who wear whatever the hell they like! And you have picked some of my favorites ever to feature for this first installment! As always, I am completely inspired by you and them and all of the other amazing bloggers whom I have met through this blogging journey! Well done, my friend. Very well done!


    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Oh that’s lovely to hear that Shelbee – thank you!!!!!!!!!!! xo

  19. 15 November 2018 / 10:05 pm

    Thanks for sharing some gorgeous women and outfits. I want to get in on the action – so I linked up! I love that you support other women! I’ve been following you for a long time – you were one of the first bloggers I connected with.

    • 16 November 2018 / 10:49 am

      Cindy, Catherine is soooo good at supporting all of us. I mean of course she has amazing style, but her beauty is so inside deep too. Like you, I’ve been following Catherine for a long time and she’s one of the first I connected with. She has also connected. Think of how many people she does this with! Wow!!

      A x

      • catherine
        16 November 2018 / 6:39 pm

        Oh bless you Annie, thank you thank you x

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 6:38 pm

      That’s fabulous to have you join the link up Cindy – please do join in on a Tuesday with your outfits as well so that you may get featured in the monthly post…! Lovely to hear you’ve been following for a while, I’m so flattered xoxo

  20. 15 November 2018 / 10:03 pm

    Thank you for this post Catherine, it reminds me why I love clothes so much!! And it gives me some new blogs to go and read – Rachel Ann Jensen’s photos are absolutely stunning; and omg, Blair’s sequin dress – I’m dead too!

    • catherine
      16 November 2018 / 7:10 pm

      I’m really glad you’ve found some new-to-you blogs Helen – thank you! x

  21. 15 November 2018 / 9:28 pm

    What a wonderful women!

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:34 pm

      I quite agree, Nancy 🙂

    • 15 November 2018 / 9:29 pm

      So pleased to see Cherie and Maria making the list this week. Both lovely confident and stylish ladies .

      • catherine
        15 November 2018 / 9:35 pm

        Aren’t they, Anna?! 😀

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:35 pm

      My pleasure Julie – and thank you! x

  22. Mary Katherine
    15 November 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Yeehaw – new fodder for my Instagram feed – thanks so much, Catherine!
    Mary Katherine in Kentucky

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:35 pm

      Pleasure, Mary Katherine!

  23. jodie filogomo
    15 November 2018 / 8:32 pm

    It always is so inspirational to see these women and their outfits!!

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:36 pm

      I agree, Jodie – which is why I think it was important to showcase them more prominently!

  24. 15 November 2018 / 8:23 pm

    Love and adore all of these wonderful Women! Cheryl Shops is new to me, lover her too now! You know I’m a fan of all grey outfits Catherine 😉 Oh and swooning big time over Daniella’s Acne top xx

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:37 pm

      Yes I do, MT -and how beautiful do you look in grey?!! I THOUGHT you’d like Daniella…

  25. 15 November 2018 / 7:48 pm

    Those shoes above are so so cute!!!

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:37 pm

      I’m dying over Cheryl shoes too, Suchot <3

  26. 15 November 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Oh my gosh Catherine – thank you so much for featuring me this week. After such a busy, stressful week questioning all my decisions, this is just the tonic I needed. There are a couple of ladies here that are new to me, so I’m excited about checking them out too. Thanks again lovely, this has really lifted my spirits just when I needed it xx

    • catherine
      15 November 2018 / 9:38 pm

      Maria it’s my absolute pleasure, I’m so glad your day was made! I loved those sparkly stripes of your top, the whole outfit worked beautifully 🙂

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