My Best Blog Posts of the 2010s (of All Time So Far)

Not Dressed As Lamb: The Best Blog Posts of the 2010s

It’s nearly the end of the decade (!), so what better way to celebrate my 8+ years blogging than with a retrospective look at my best blog posts of the 2010s?

[Reading time: 2 minutes, but will then depend on how many linked blog posts you read…!]

Every now and then I come across an old blog post and think, “Wow, that was a really good post… I’m quite proud of what I wrote there”. It might have been about the ageing process, social attitudes, fashion and style or something beauty-related – or just something trivial and fun. I started the blog in July 2011 as a daily OOTD blog, but I soon found I was wanting to write about much more than just what I wore that day.

As someone who, as my dad would say, has a lot to say – I guess I had a lot to say.

So here are the best blog posts I found in my archives – no top 10 or anything, as I didn’t want to restrict myself to any particular number. There’s a little preview of each, so the idea is that you pick and choose to read the ones that resonate with you the most. Or if you don’t have All The Time In The World right now (who does?!), at the end there’s an image to pin so that you can save it for later and then dip in and out as and when you want.

Some go as far back as 2013, others are more recent, but all the ones I’ve chosen are still very relevant. I’d love to hear your thoughts on them so PLEASE don’t hesitate to leave a comment, even if you know it’s an old post. It’s great to get conversations going and of course, I read them all and always, always reply if I can!

Hope you enjoy : -)

Which is your favourite post, or which one resonated with you the most? Tell me in the comments!

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My Best Blog Posts of the 2010s

Why You Should Dress For Your Personality, Not Your Shape

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Learning to Love the Parts You Hate

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My No.1 Styling Tip: The Wild Card

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Never Underestimate How Much You’re Worth

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Dressing Without the Fear of “What Will Others Think…?”

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Why More Brands Should Be Using Over 40 Fashion Bloggers As Models

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If Legendary Old Hollywood Stars Were on Instagram Today…

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Why You Should Never Take Being Able Bodied for Granted

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My Feelings of Imposter Syndrome at the L’Oréal TV Ad Shoot

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How I Fake Confidence When My Self-Esteem is Low

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Is There Beauty In Symmetry?

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How to Dress Big Boobs to Make Them Look Smaller

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Why Do Some Women Lie About Their Age?

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The Importance of Older Women’s Visibility in Fashion

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What I’ve Learned From the Failures in My Life

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Not Dressed As Lamb: The Best Blog Posts of the 2010s

 

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26 Comments

  1. December 9, 2019 / 2:28 am

    Hi, Catherine – Wow, this is so full of great content it will take me forever (or years, lol!) to read. This is fascinating. Great idea! – Angie

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:39 pm

      Hehe so sorry Angie – though I hope you love reding them!! thank you x

  2. December 9, 2019 / 1:30 am

    I love a trip down memory lane. Some memorable posts- I remember being blown away by your honest account of how you felt at the L’Oreal shoot. And the posts you wrote on blogging, like Know Your Worth, are so valuable.

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      Oh Gail that’s so kind of you, thank you! I’m glad you find them helpful too 😀

  3. December 8, 2019 / 7:51 pm

    Awesome idea – sharing your favorite posts! I’m eager to dig into them. Leaving your tab on my iPad open so I can read them at my leisure.

    Michelle

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      Oh that’s kind, Michelle – thank you! hope you enjoy them! x

  4. December 8, 2019 / 5:05 pm

    So many great posts. You are a great blog writer, thanks for sharing them.

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:40 pm

      That’s so nice of you to say, thanks Patrick x

  5. December 8, 2019 / 4:32 pm

    My fav from your above list is your symmetry post. It had fascinated me back then and still does the photo today. I totally had forgotten about your post when I recently created two symmetric faces of me. I never had realized how unsymmetric my face is. To be honest, I love the unsymmetry. Isn’t that what makes us look interesting?

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Wow that’s amazing that you remembered that post from so long ago, Nicole! And yes, I think my own face is much more interesting being unsymmetrical…!

  6. December 8, 2019 / 2:56 pm

    Oh Catherine. so any brilliant posts on so many interesting topics. It’s lovely to look back at some of your favourites xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you so much Lovely Lizzy – amazing how much you can cover in eight years!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:43 pm

      It DOES seem like yesterday, Ashley – and it was so lovely to get to meet you that first time!!

  7. December 8, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    All great posts Catherine. You truly are a blogger to aspire to!

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:43 pm

      Oh bless you Chrissy, thank you!! xx

  8. December 8, 2019 / 11:07 am

    What a great round up of posts. I remember many of these and have clicked through to read some ones that I hadn’t before. You do have lots to say and I always enjoy reading what you have to say! Thanks for sharing. I hope your holiday season is filled with many blessings, Catherine!

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:43 pm

      Oh that’s so kind of you, Shelbee – thank you! Hope you enjoy the ones you haven’t yet read 😀

  9. Julie Brammer
    December 8, 2019 / 11:05 am

    Argh, I have so much to do today and instead of doing it, I’m now reading through all these lovely posts! I’m going to be late for my felting course this afternoon, for sure ……

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:44 pm

      Oh gosh I’m so sorry, Julie… I thought it would help publishing this on a Sunday!!!! hehe 😉 thank you hon, hope you like them x

  10. December 8, 2019 / 11:03 am

    n array of interesting posts. Here’s to the next decade! xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:44 pm

      Aww yes, Laurie!! Thank you x

  11. Lise
    December 8, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Wow, that was fun – reading some of these blogs I have missed. The why do woman lie about their age is particularly interesting to me. I will be 54 in 3 months and my sentiments are very similar to readers (I read the comments too) – I don’t want to be younger, yes which that I had less aches and pains and wrinkles – but have never lied about my age. I am a South African living in Bulgaria for the past 5 years and have noticed that when I ask local friends their age (not how old they are but their age, and usually on their birthday) most have gotten cagey and don’t want to say and I get the feeling they think I am being rude, when actually it is more about finding common ground – they usually seem about 5 to 10 years younger than me. I had recently decided I must stop doing this. All your other posts were great too. I read regularly for a few years now but have not commented much. Lise

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:46 pm

      The being weird about your age is a funny one, isn’t it Lise… I wonder if it’s very much a cultural thing?!

      Thank you so much for commenting, so glad you enjoyed that post, hope you like the others you read too! x

  12. December 8, 2019 / 8:43 am

    Good morning, looking at all the titles your posts are often very informative and a learning moment! At least for me. I have learned a lot from you!

    • Catherine
      Author
      December 13, 2019 / 8:46 pm

      Oh that’s so sweet of you, thanks Nancy…! x

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