14 Unmissable Reads, the Best of the Blogosphere (March 2019)

14 Unmissable Reads, the Best of the Blogosphere (March 2019) | Not Dressed As Lamb

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have mum body acceptance, a positive (NYC) people experience, money mindsets and more!

(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.)

Spring has pretty much sprung in the UK I’m glad to say, and on the days when you can’t get out the house to enjoy all the cherry blossom, blooming magnolia and blue skies then there’s always my top links for March to read right here in your web browser!

I found SO many great posts and articles this month – I especially loved the fashion topics which covered everything from dressing for yourself to leather pants in spring, to colour consultations and clothing subscriptions.

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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Jessica discusses the importance of dressing for yourself: “Here’s the thing – I do not dress for my husband. Nor do I dress for my mother, or my friends or anyone else who has an opinion on what I should or shouldn’t be wearing.”

Andy in a super stylish all-white look (with a hefty dose of pink checks and red lips).

Leather pants in spring? When they’re styled in a feminine way like this, yes please.

How much UK influencers are earning per post proves that unless we share what we charge with others and how much companies are willing to pay content creators, there will always be those who (unknowingly) undercharge and allow brands to continue to pay us too little – or nothing at all.

How Kimberly changed her money mindset to earn more and work less (very relevant to the link above). She’s shared some great links to courses that will help.

For someone who’s rarely seen without sunglasses, it’s really interesting to see Blair’s daily makeup routine step-by-step.

I really want to cook for a day after seeing Liz’s photos of her one-day “Go With The Grain” cookery course (Israeli couscous, pomegranate, honey-roasted peppers and rose-scented sour cream? I die…)

I’m sure many of you can relate to Amber opening up a box of her stuff from her parents’ attic and having no idea what she’d find (like lost Nirvana tickets and a handwritten letter from a pre-fame Susan Boyle).

Lyndsay talked about tackling “mum body” hangups and started with perfectly-fitting jeans.

When Instagram went down a couple of weeks ago it didn’t really affect me as I was working in a studio all day, but The Great Instagram Crisis of 2019 prompted Hayley to ponder how much we’re all relying on the photo-sharing app.

Tiffany had the most positive people experience in NYC – all because of the bold, bright outfit she was wearing.

I’m not normally one to “believe” in having your colours done, but Lisa’s post about a London style team who offer very different colour and style consultations has me convinced.

“These subscription boxes are not doing you any favors. It doesn’t make shopping easier because the majority of the items that arrive aren’t what you want or need.” Alison cancelled her clothing subscription box, and it makes sense why.

Do you need a personal trainer? Annette’s excellent #GetFit50Plus series talks about the positives of hiring one. (For English, change the language option at the top.)

And a few Not Dressed As Lamb posts you perhaps missed first time around:

When life punches you in the gut and you need to take a break,
11 tips for working from home by a longterm freelancer and
What to wear for a European sightseeing break

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  1. 9 April 2019 / 3:49 pm

    Always one of my favorite posts! I find at LEAST one great new blogger to follow each time!


  2. 1 April 2019 / 7:37 pm

    I will bookmark this unmissable reads roundup, they sound like some great selectionss, thanks Catherine!

    • catherine
      2 April 2019 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks Steff – I’m sure you’ll enjoy them! x

  3. 27 March 2019 / 8:28 pm

    Thank you so much for the mention, Catherine!
    Especially since my new health & fitness series is a bit different to my usual outfit posts but very important to me: #GetFit50plus

    xx Annette

    • catherine
      28 March 2019 / 10:01 am

      It’s a fantastic idea, Annette – I NEED the encouragement!

  4. 27 March 2019 / 8:23 pm

    Thank you for the mention Catherine. I love these posts of yours! I had a big dig through Alison’s amazing website and discovered a fabulous new brand (and ordered stuff!) and also fell a little bit in love with Tiffany of The Werk! Place. She. is. fabulous! You’re such a great supporter of women. xxx

    • catherine
      28 March 2019 / 10:01 am

      Oh I KNEW you’d love Tiffany, Lisa!! thank you x

  5. 27 March 2019 / 7:21 pm

    Thank you for including me in this round-up Catherine, darling girl. I just read what UK bloggers are earning and wept. Tears of joy for you lot over there but tears of despair for this little fish in a great big pond…

    • catherine
      28 March 2019 / 10:00 am

      Hmm there seems to be a big difference between earning potential in the US compared to the UK. If only people would SHARE what they get out of brands when you ask for help, then everyone benefits because no one would undercharge! This keeping everything to yourself helps no one!!

  6. 27 March 2019 / 5:27 pm

    Thank you as always for including my post Catherine. I’m very much looking forward to reading the rest this evening! xxxxxx

    • catherine
      27 March 2019 / 5:36 pm

      My pleasure, Liz! Though I fear there may be backlash from my readers due to the mouthwatering meals you’ve shown on your post… you’ll make everyone hungry, LOL! 😉

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