A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic (and New Hair) #iwillwearwhatilike

A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s

All hail the return of the beret! Not just in general, but back to the blog and back into my closet… I’ve missed them!

As much as I love, love, LOVED the summer and all the easy dressing and lightweight dresses it brought, I did occasionally give my berets a thought and looked forward to the day I’d be getting them back out again. This week I not only got them back out again but I decided to buy my current ones a friend – may I introduce The New Pink Beret. I already have camel and mustard, so pink made perfect sense.

(The odds on me getting orange next have been slashed to 2/1… just gotta find the slippery little sucker. Is this one orange enough?)

And the reason why I’m loving berets even more than I did last winter is that I’ve gone and changed my hair. AGAIN.

A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s

SHOP THE LOOK:

The bangs are back! And I love them peeking out from under a beret.

No sooner did I finish growing out my fringe that I decided to get it cut again. Last time my hair was in a bob, and as I’m growing my hair long I started to feel like my face was getting a little “dragged down” by long straight hair… it NEEDED a fringe. I’m so glad I did it: my Instagram selfie received so many compliments after my hair appointment! Whether it takes off years I don’t actually know, but as one commenter said: it’s nature’s botox 😉

 

 

So the pink beret not only complimented my new fringe but it was also desperate to be worn with this pink check coat I found at New Look. As you can imagine the colours were calling my name; a couple of clicks later and it was on its way to me. I CANNOT control myself when it comes to check coats. It’s not lined so not exactly a warm and snuggly coat, but it was just right for the reasonably mild and drizzly day we had when we shot these pictures. I’ve LOVED check coats for years (I wore one a couple of weeks ago on the blog) and this one is the perfect backdrop for my commemorative poppy – Remembrance Day is on the 11th and a special one as it’s the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

(I’ve watched so many programmes this past week with some amazing stories about The Great War and they get me every time. I challenge you to watch any of them without tearing up.)

I’m also having a bit of a green thing at the moment – these high waisted green peg legs are Asos and sooooo comfy. I love high waists for the extra tuckage they give you: so good for keeping your middle warm in cold weather!

Please 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!

DO YOU FIND THAT YOU COLLECT TOO MANY OF A PARTICULAR TYPE OF GARMENT (LIKE ME AND MY CHECK COATS)? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!

Catherine

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A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s
A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s
A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s
A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s

Coat: New Look
Sweater: Dorothy Perkins, old (similar)
Trousers: Asos
Shoes: Finery c/o (love these pink cord shoes)
Bag: Marks & Spencer (similar)
Beret: Asos
Poppy: Marks & Spencer AW17 (love this Swarovski Crystals one)

 

OTHER CHECK COATS YOU MIGHT WANT TO “CHECK” OUT…!

 

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The link up goes live every Tuesday 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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A Pink Check Coat With a Touch of Parisian Chic | Not Dressed As Lamb, style for over 40s

38 Comments

  1. November 28, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Loving this so much! You’re like Valentine’s day meets Christmas with the pink and green! The pink is so lovely on you, so maybe you’re the one to ask, cuz this is something I’ve never understood (not being a red-head myself) – what is up with the “redheads shouldn’t wear red/pink” thing? It just came up recently in a conversation with a red-haired friend, she was asking about a red dress, I thought she looked amazing in it but she was holding fast to the above adage – so I don’t get it!

    PS – also dying for those shoes! I need some comfortable, well-arch-supported shoes that are a step above a sneaker. I keep thinking some sort of oxford and these are gorgeous!!!

    Bettye

    • catherine
      Author
      November 29, 2018 / 3:47 pm

      I think it’s just another one of those silly rules that no one takes any notice of anymore, Bettye, like blue and green should never be seen or any other stupid saying!! It’s a bit like saying brunettes shouldn’t wear black or brown. I may be tooting my own horn here but personally I think the ONLY rule that should exist today is #iwillwearwhatilike! 😉

      Thank you sweetie x

  2. November 12, 2018 / 12:11 pm

    The outfit is pretty, Catherine 🙂
    You look cute <3
    Xo
    Esha

    • catherine
      Author
      November 13, 2018 / 8:17 pm

      Esha thank you my lovely! x

  3. November 8, 2018 / 10:15 am

    I really love that pink check coat, the colours are so pretty. I’ll have to avoid New Look as I have an addiction to buying coats, and must stop! love the beret, such a cool look.
    Alison
    xx

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:05 am

      I have that same addiction, Alison 😉 thank you hon x

  4. November 7, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Well hello, gorgeous!!!
    I’m talking to that pretty pink beret as well as you Catherine. :oP
    Berets are back, so the fashion people tell us, but we both never really gave them up did we?!
    As always, an inspirational and fabulous outfit.
    XXX
    Samantha
    P.S love that subtle ‘ my bag and hair just happen to go perfectly together’ finishing touch!! X

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Hehe my hair will ALWAYS match tan boots or a tan bag Samantha… it’s very handy for accessorising!! 😉
      thank you sweetie x

  5. November 7, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    Looking good. You have a face shape which can carry a hat, I really struggle to find one that suits. With my daughter’s wedding in September I had better get searching now lol. Love reading your posts.

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Thanks Jill – my dad has always said there isn’t a hat that doesn’t suit me… I have to say I do like most hat types! And thank you, I’m so glad you like what I write! xoxo

  6. November 7, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Catherine, this pink coat has me in a swoon, for sure. So pretty! And I love your hair with bangs. As a beret lover myself, this is a look I would totally style as well. I need to get out all of my berets now that the weather has turned cooler. I have worn a few this season already, but I have so many others that need to be shared!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:08 am

      Let’s wear ALL THE BERETS, Shelbee!!!!! lol

      Thank you my lovely, I’m so glad I get to wear them again, despite being a warm weather lover…

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:08 am

      Thanks so much Anna! x

  7. November 6, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    Baby pink and sage green, another new found combination for me Catherine and how lovely that works. I must admit that checked coat is rather me too, oh dear! Well done with the fringe, and yes it’s all very youthful. Thanks for the link-up. Am a bit rusty at this so my linking and title wasn’t as smooth as I’d hoped for, but it’s great to be back.
    Have a super week!
    Anna x

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:09 am

      They’re lovely together, aren’t they Anna?! And thank you x

      P.S. You can always delete what you’ve linked up and start again if you’re not happy with what you’ve put!

  8. November 6, 2018 / 10:56 pm

    Loving that coat! xx

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:09 am

      thank you Laurie lovely, it’s such a pretty check isn’t it x

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you Maria – I get to wear them completely different with a fringe!

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Hehe thanks Cheryl – let me know if you go for the chop…!!

  9. November 6, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    Fab look, Catherine! Great hairdo, really suits you. Dare I say it, I can see a wee tinge of pink in those locks. xx

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thanks Emerald! I’m not sure if the pink was reflecting off my hair… 😉

  10. November 6, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    OMG how cute are you! If I’ve said before, I’ll say it again I LOVE YOUR FRINGE xx

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Aww thanks MT my lovely xx

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:11 am

      I’m obsessed with them Sharon!! thank you xx

  11. November 6, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I’ve just been sent a check jacket which looks great paired with neutral colours, I think it will also look super with bright green or blue too. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:12 am

      I love the fact that they have loads of colours in them Jacqui so it’s actually easier to match them with things you already own!! Thank you hon x

  12. November 6, 2018 / 4:53 pm

    You really suit a beret and the pink check coat is so cute!

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Aww thanks Gail xo

  13. jodie filogomo
    November 6, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    I love that you’re wearing pink in the colder months—all hail for pastels in the winter!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:12 am

      You know me Jodie – bad weather doesn’t stop me wearing bright clothes Jodie 😉

  14. November 6, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Love the pink checked coat. I’m loving all the plaid and check going an right now and that pink color is great. the beret looks great on you. I love hats in theory, but I tend to buy them, but then never wear them.

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Julie! I’m kinda the opposite – I often feel weird and “undressed” if I’m not wearing a hat! x

  15. November 6, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Love the fringe, I too often think of growing my fringe but I am afraid of the fact that long skinny face is not always the most attractive look on me. I adore the coat and the pink beret.

    • catherine
      Author
      November 9, 2018 / 11:13 am

      Thank you Linda xx

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