Styling the Charity ‘Choose Our Carers’ T-Shirt… With a Greyhound

Styling the Charity 'Choose Our Carers' T-Shirt (With snake print wide leg pants and a straw hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Remember the Katharine Hamnett “Choose Life” t-shirts from the 80s? There are some new “Choose…” ones for charity, and I bought one.

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I’d been wanting to get a [health workers] charity t-shirt for a little while, not just for the obvious charity donation aspect but to have something to remember from these times (by that I mean something positive to remember).

So when I saw that Asos were selling charity t-shirts produced in collaboration with Hamnett and Choose Love, I got myself one as soon as they were back in stock (the first batch sold out in a flash). I went with the “Choose Our Carers” t-shirt… I will admit was swayed by my love for anything peach-coloured.

100% of the net profits from its sale go towards The Care Workers Charity which has set up a coronavirus care workers emergency fund, providing emergency financial aid to care workers who are self-isolating. There are so many charities that need our help right now and it’s impossible to support them all, but every little helps.

 

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Dog walks have been the main locations for taking a few quick photos these days – it’s either that or our driveway – but luckily we’ve had some incredible weather lately. Not always warm, but a TON of sunshine. We’ve also discovered some amazing new walks on our doorstep because of the lockdown (amazing how it makes you want to get out MORE, isn’t it…) AND due to having a very inquisitive, adventurous greyhound who seems to seek out these new places. Suki-Dora, as we now call her.

Styling the Charity 'Choose Our Carers' T-Shirt (With snake print wide leg pants and a straw hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

On this gorgeous evening with that magnificent golden glow from the setting sun I managed to get Suki to stand by me for about 8 seconds before she went off. She’s much too much of a wriggler to participate in photo shoots, so to get anything of her is a miracle.

As this was a basic dog-walking outfit (are there any other types of outfits these days other than dog-walking outfits, supermarket-shopping outfits or Zoom meeting outfits?!), I threw on some old wide-leg pants and my chunky white trainers. I’m also debuting my pearl phone pouch which I’ve had my eye on FOREVER (I love it!) – I treated myself when getting the t-shirt.

You may also notice the other ‘accessory’ I’m wearing on my right arm: the elbow support sleeve. I now know I have tennis elbow (or, more strictly, golfer’s elbow) after a video call with the doctor last week. Thank you to all of you who have been asking me on social about how my arm is… truth is it’s not really feeling any less painful which is incredibly annoying. But I’m continuing with the special exercises, ice packs, painkillers, etc. that I’ve been told to do and we’ll see what’s next after a follow-up call on Monday.

Anyone else bought a charity t-shirt? Or any advice for me with the tennis/golfer’s elbow – have you had any experience of this injury? Comment below…

 

Stay home, stay safe XOXO

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Styling the Charity 'Choose Our Carers' T-Shirt (With snake print wide leg pants and a straw hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Styling the Charity 'Choose Our Carers' T-Shirt (With snake print wide leg pants and a straw hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Styling the Charity 'Choose Our Carers' T-Shirt (With snake print wide leg pants and a straw hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

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T-shirt: Asos
Trousers: F&F Clothing (love these)
Trainers: Amazon
Phone pouch: Asos
Hat: La Redoute (similar)
Sunglasses: Asos (similar)

Styling the Charity 'Choose Our Carers' T-Shirt (With snake print wide leg pants and a straw hat) | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

40 Comments

  1. June 18, 2020 / 1:55 pm

    This is such a fabulous idea Catherine and absolutely love the way you styled it. And get well soo. xo Sabina

    • Catherine
      Author
      June 24, 2020 / 2:27 pm

      Many thanks, Sabina! x

  2. May 28, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    It great t-shirt, and really is the best thing to wear at the moment – do hope you are well. funny ol’ times we are living in eh! Stay safe and well .. oh and sane – lol. Jacqui x

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 29, 2020 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Jacqui! Yes, strange times indeed. Let’s hope some good comes out of it..

  3. Jules
    May 24, 2020 / 2:18 pm

    I’ve loved your blog for years now and it gets better and better. I’ve been looking for plus-sized and over 50s ladies but there are none? I find that so odd. It’s difficult to relate to very slender ladies. Do you know of any?

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 10:40 am

      That’s so lovely of you to say, thanks Jules!!
      I wasn’t sure if you meant ladies who are BOTH plus-sized and over 50… I’ve done several posts on the latter and one on the former, here are links:

      https://www.notdressedaslamb.com/2019/06/14-plus-size-fashion-bloggers-you-should-know.html
      https://www.notdressedaslamb.com/2020/05/19-over-40-bloggers-who-have-modelled-for-brands.html
      https://www.notdressedaslamb.com/2017/10/8-all-new-all-stylish-over-40-fashion-bloggers.html

      Now if you DID mean those who are both – you’re right, there aren’t many (not that I know of). The last link I listed includes Sharon of Best Before End Date who’s totally fabulous, so do check her out.

      However, I don’t necessarily think that age is the thing you should get too hung up on when it comes to looking for style inspiration… the link with the plus-sized bloggers has a dizzying array of different styles. Their age is almost irrelevant as their styles cover sporty/athleisure wear, classic, romantic, eclectic, colourful – there’s the lot. So I’d say be inspired by their approach to style and how they dress their bodies, not how many wrinkles they have…! 😉 😉

      • Julie Cole
        May 28, 2020 / 3:56 pm

        You are so lovely and I knew you’d come up with something. You are right too! it’s not how many wrinkles we have but how we style ourselves. I LOVE that. I will take a look at the links, Much appreciated. I am plus size and 50 plus so maybe I’ll start one ‘Eek!’

        • Catherine
          Author
          May 28, 2020 / 4:53 pm

          Julie you absolutely should – there are still many, many gaps in fashion blogging so you’d be nailing that niche right from the off! Good luck!! x

  4. May 22, 2020 / 4:00 pm

    Hi again! Just wanted to let you know that I am also hosting a Link Party on Fridays and would love it if you came along and linked your posts (if you’d like!). Thanks!

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 10:25 am

      Thanks for letting me know Lucy! xx

  5. May 22, 2020 / 1:15 pm

    Great T-shirt! I hadn’t seen this one before. Sorry to hear your elbow is playing up, I hope it heals quickly.

    Emma xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 28, 2020 / 10:25 am

      Thank you Emma… I hope so too!!! x

  6. May 20, 2020 / 2:08 pm

    This is so great, Catherine! I love a graphic tee that not only speaks a message that resounds with me but one that also supports a cause. I have purchased a few tees like that over the years. I love the way you have styled this with those fabulous snakeskin pants!

    Shelbee

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 4:30 pm

      Hehe the snakeskin pants are old but I don’t think they’ve ever appeared on the blog, Shelbee… they’re so comfy and roomy I think of them as joggers!! Thanks my lovely, hope you’re well x

  7. May 20, 2020 / 12:07 am

    Slogan tees are the best tees and Katherine Hamnett is my hero so what better way to honour frontline heroes! Brilliant cause and fabulous styling Catherine

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 4:23 pm

      KH is the best, isn’t she MT…?!! Thanks mate x

  8. May 18, 2020 / 12:55 pm

    Hello,
    the pants are really the best! I love it to wear a hat during summer time – they are a perfect accessoire for a bad hair day 🙂
    XO Martina from Munich

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:31 pm

      Thanks Martina – I rarely have a good hair day any more so hats are a lifesaver for me 😉

  9. May 16, 2020 / 11:23 pm

    I missed this about the Tennis Elbow? I hope it eases up soon Catherine. The T-shirt is super cool. I have had my eye on a couple of charities T’s that brands are doing xx

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you Laurie… the elbow is super annoying!! 🙁

  10. May 16, 2020 / 2:57 pm

    Love the tee- but especially those pants; give me animal print any day for me to smile:) The sunnies look great too- so happy I found your blog!!

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 16, 2020 / 5:40 pm

      Hi Lucy – nice to e-meet you! Thank you so much my lovely 😀

  11. May 16, 2020 / 10:55 am

    I’m not a slogan T wearer but am really loving the one by Kindred – made using Rapanui’s facility. Rapanui is one of my favourite brands in terms of their high sustainability credentials. Love their brand ethos.

    As for tennis/golf elbow you have my sympathy I had it for about three months. I wore a support when I exercised and it was really bad. Then it went as quickly as it came. Apparently it often does that so hope it’s soon feeling better.

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:35 pm

      I saw that one too, Carol – I already have a sweatshirt with a similar-ish rainbow on it so that’s why I went for the Choose one, otherwise I would have got the Rapanui one!

      And thank you SO much for the tennis elbow info – I’m sorry to hear you had it too (because CRIKEY it’s painful and annoying!), though I’m now thinking it wouldn’t surprise me if I had it that long too. But if mine does just disappear one day as yours did then I’ll be super thankful… fingers crossed that’s what happens! x

  12. Sandra
    May 16, 2020 / 8:37 am

    Beautiful pics and it feels like summer! love it!
    Sandra

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:35 pm

      Thanks Sandra – the temps are a little all over the place right now but we’re getting a ton of sunshine so I’m not complaining! x

  13. May 15, 2020 / 10:24 pm

    Catherine I bloody love that t-shirt and yes I bought a Vampire’s wife charity tee because I live anything Nick and suzie cave do! Xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:36 pm

      So many good ones around right now, are there Ashley?! thanks my lovely x

  14. Pilar Collignon
    May 15, 2020 / 9:18 pm

    Love the round sunnies and the hat!!! I love hats but either I haven’t found my “fit” or I definitely don’t have a head for hats. ☹️
    I am glad you know now what’s going on with your arm as that is the most important step to treat it!!! Hope you start feeling better soon.

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:38 pm

      Thank you Pilar – I think hat-wearing is a lot to do with being comfortable about wearing them… I get that some people just don’t feel right wearing a hat so feel that no style suits them. Me, I just wear all of them (regardless of whether they “suit” me)!!!! 😉

  15. May 15, 2020 / 8:29 pm

    Suki is gorgeous, and she looks so happy!!! Golfers elbow, no, but I can imagine it’s —- sore. I got a rather damaged right foot and a damaged left hip, for ages, well years actually. Both from accidents. Gosh it made life difficult. And sore. I wore a stretchy bandage on my foot, just so I could walk, and now often get arthritis in that foot. But, I have feet, I can now walk, do yoga, life is good. Wishing you a speedy recovery and a painless arm. ps you are wearing your tee exactly how I would, I’m chuckling.

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:51 pm

      Amazing how much pain we can cause ourselves just from doing daily stuff or accidents, isn’t it Ratnamurti?! Sorry to hear you get arthritis – my mum suffers badly with it and I know how awful it can be. Good to hear that you make the most of what you CAN do rather than dwell on what you can’t 😀

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment as always, take care! x

  16. May 15, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Isn’t it great to have a walk in nature! It feeds the soul and mind, at least my soul and mind!

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 18, 2020 / 1:52 pm

      It does, Nancy, it does!

  17. May 15, 2020 / 8:11 pm

    What lovely photos in that golden light! The t-shirt sounds like a great way to support a good cause. It’s too easy to be overwhelmed by so MANY good causes that we don’t help any of them! Those fedoras look SO good on you, and I love the pearl phone case! I’ve really enjoyed all your IG stories of those beautiful morning walks. Still mindful of the 3 W’s….I’m back to work at the office on Monday and trying to come to grips with getting up at least an hour earlier, as well as hair, clothes, makeup, mask – aughhhh!

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much Mary Katherine my lovely! Glad you’re enjoying the walks, as am I. Hope your return to work went okay – it’ll be hard I’m sure to get back to that routine after so long in PJs and no makeup, lol!! 😉

  18. May 15, 2020 / 7:50 pm

    Oh I love these photos. You look so cute! The charity tee is such a good idea isn’t it. And as you said, a positive memento of these crazy times xxx

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks Liz – I actually have just a few “moment” t-shirts of different things from different times in my life (not exactly a collection, but just a few memorable events that deserved some sort of recognition). I thought this was one, and a worthy cause too 😀

  19. Erika
    May 15, 2020 / 6:08 pm

    Such a lovely glow in these photographs, and lovely that Suki stood still long enough! ❤ Thanks for the heads up on the Carer t-shirts – just about to order one.
    Sorry that your elbow is still causing trouble. I spent a l-o-n-g time having physio, pain relief, strapping of various kinds then finally a local anaesthetic and steroid injection from an orthopaedic surgeon cleared the whole thing up. Of course that might not be appropriate for your injury, but thankfully it worked for me and I wish I’d had it way sooner!
    Liking your plaits by the way….there’ll be a few of those walking into hairdressers when the time comes!

    • Catherine
      Author
      May 20, 2020 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks Erika… Suki is getting better at the posing but we have to be quick! I’ve had my second video call appointment with the doc and she’s given me more exercises to do, so although it doesn’t seem any better right now I have a feeling it’ll just take a very long time to get back to normal. Can’t believe how painful it is though! I know a steroid injection is a possibility, but fingers crossed (and if I’m a good girl and do everything I’m told by the doc 😉 ) I won’t need that…!!

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