15 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (October 2020)

15 Unmissable Reads, The Best of the Blogosphere (October 2020) | Not Dressed As Lamb

In my Best of the Blogosphere this month I have Disneybounding, a #Proudboys hashtag hijack, the world’s most stylish elderly couple and more!

(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.)

The clocks went back last night in the UK (boo! even darker evenings!) so I needed to bring you some joyous titbits and stories to bring the sunshine some other way. IMO everything I’ve featured this month is either uplifting, hilarious, inspiring or fascinating. Creativity features a lot too as does quite a few “wow” moments or stories. But I’ll let you be the judge of that…


[Reading time: 2 mins – excluding time reading links]


Do have a read of these great links – you never know who or what you might discover that makes your day/week/month!


What links did you like – and have you found any fabulous new content creators to follow? Comment below…!


(Photo credits: Top left | Top middle | Top right | Middle left | Middle | Middle right | Bottom left | Bottom middle | Bottom right)

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I loved these 5 easy ways to say no without explaining yourself by Chidi.

I’ve just discovered Kimberly, who creates beautiful, ethereal self-portraits that look like studio shots using a huge team. It’s just her, her camera and a lot of imagination.

Britt and Günther are the MOST stylish elderly couple I have ever laid eyes on in my life… I could only wish to be this beautifully dressed when I’m their age. You’ll never believe how cool they are dancing (think full-on rave, not ballroom).

This was fascinating: Lizzy took part in a study to monitor her shopping approach and food waste habits. I’m like her in that I think I do well, but could do so much better.

I love this as I truly believe EVERYONE is creative (even if they think they’re not): the connection between creativity and living a happy, fulfilled life.

Liyana has introduced me to the term “Disneybounding” (a subtler, more fashion-forward way for Disney fans to create an outfit inspired by a particular character, not full-on costumes like cosplayers) and I’m there for it.

Michelle has written a quick reminder about making sure you get back to yourself after becoming a mum (and how it’s not at all selfish).

This footage of a snowball fight in Lyons in 1896 has been colourized and set to a realistic speed. It’s wonderfully relatable despite showing life from 124 years ago – look out for the poor bloke on the bicycle.

Celeste Barber is at it again, channelling models and celebrities in her ubiquitous way… this time Britney gets the Celeste treatment. I couldn’t stop laughing.

Vogue has discussed why influencers are the retailers of the 2020s: “We want to hear from people, not corporations. A person who will tell you exactly what they love about a sweater… and show you (hopefully a few) ways to wear it.”

George Takei (the original Mr Sulu in Star Trek) asked Twitter to hijack the hashtag #ProudBoys and use it for gay love instead of fascist hate. The resulting tweets are amazing.

This is the funniest house tour I’ve ever seen anyone do on social media (don’t worry, it’s SUPER quick – and that’s the point).

Kate McCue is the fifth woman ever to command a mega cruise ship – someone asked her “How can you be a captain? Your [sic] only a woman”. The commenter got burned with a hilarious, classy response.

“Guilt doesn’t cause someone to change, love does.” Emmanuel Acho, AKA Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man, explains what he does with his own privilege.

Victoria may have the best part of a million followers, but even she felt disheartened with social media – she’s discussed how she rediscovered her joy for Instagram.

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

~ Ways to Style Dungarees: With 70s Style Shirt, Boots and Hair,
~ How Brands Can Collaborate With Influencers for MUTUAL Benefit and
~ Asking the “Is This Outfit Really ‘Me’?” Question


Stay safe XOXO

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Linking up to… Monday: Inspire Me Monday, Ageless Style Linkup (first Monday of the month), My Glittery Heart, On Mondays We Link Up || Tuesday: Style With a Smile, Trend Spin/Walking in Memphis in High Heels, Turning Heads Tuesday, Spread the Kindness, Confident Twosday, Happy Now Blog Link Up || Wednesday: Style Me Wednesday, WowOnWednesday || Thursday: Chic & Stylish || Friday: Fancy Friday, On the Edge, Fabulous Friday, Fabulous Friday’s Link Up



  1. 4 November 2020 / 7:20 pm

    Loved these recommendations and have made notes.
    Thankyou for sharing
    Tracey x

    • Catherine
      6 November 2020 / 12:56 pm

      Oh lovely Tracey – glad you liked them! x

  2. 26 October 2020 / 2:23 pm

    Your roundup is always such a treat! I want to BE Britt and Gunther….The snowball fight is something else, too

    • Catherine
      26 October 2020 / 5:19 pm

      Thanks MK, glad you enjoy these posts… isn’t the snowball fight marvellous?!!!!!!

  3. Mel
    25 October 2020 / 9:17 pm

    Great list! Thanks for taking the time to throw this together.

    • Catherine
      26 October 2020 / 11:45 am

      Glad you enjoyed them Mel! x

  4. 25 October 2020 / 6:35 pm

    Always different, always compelling reading. Enjoyed, thanks

    • Catherine
      26 October 2020 / 11:45 am

      I’m really glad my lovely! Thank you x

  5. 25 October 2020 / 6:30 pm

    Catherine, I was surprised and so pleased you decided to share my post here, thank you! <3

    I'm having a nice time browsing through the other links you shared. I'm with you, I hope I get to be as fabulous and as sharply-dressed as Britt and Gunther when I'm their age.
    And then there's Kimberly, OMG, I am positively green with envy looking at her beautiful photos. I wish I have the skills and artistry to produce such images. Thank you for introducing me to her IG.

    • Catherine
      26 October 2020 / 11:46 am

      Aww it was my pleasure, Liyana – your Disneybounding outfits were AMAZING!!

    • Catherine
      26 October 2020 / 11:53 am

      Thanks Patricia – do you know, as I was compiling this post and adding Britt and Günther it reminded me of a Japanese(?) couple I’d read about a while ago who were incredibly stylish and wore coordinated clothes, maybe it was them? In fact I may even have featured them on an old BOTB post, but I couldn’t find it 🙁 Anyway, Bon and Pon are JUST as amazing, I love them!!!!!!!!!

  6. 25 October 2020 / 2:56 pm

    Awww, thank you so much for including my post Catherine. As always, it’s an honour. I’m looking forward to following the rest of the links xxx

    • Catherine
      26 October 2020 / 11:53 am

      Thanks Liz – your post was SO good, such an insightful and interesting read!!

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