Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers + link up

August 20, 2019

Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers, Fabienne Chapot green hat, green Papaya trench coat

Some colour combinations just make me happy, and emerald green with lilac is one of them. You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of Fabienne Chapot, and have several dresses (including the lobster print ruffle dress and peach print shirt dress) as well as this hat in both pink and blue. So when I saw it in green on sale for half price I added it to my basket immediately! I would have one in every single colour if I could!

I bought this pine green trench coat on eBay for £6 including postage – it’s the perfect topper for the green organza bow blouse and lilac trousers

While I was having a thing for emerald green, a fabulous organza bow blouse by Zara caught my eye on Instagram. However, a combination of dithering and a reluctance to feed the fast fashion machine meant it sold out before I realised I really wanted it. As luck would have it, I found an exact replica at AliExpress while I was looking for a pink maxi skirt for last month’s Style Not Age post. I must have been on a winning streak around that time because I bought this pine green trench coat on eBay for £6 including postage – it’s the perfect topper for the green organza bow blouse and lilac trousers.

It’s from the Papaya range at Matalan, but it’s really good quality for a budget label. I took a bit of a gamble buying it, but I’m so glad I did. It fits me perfectly and will be great for those cool early Autumn days.

Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers, Fabienne Chapot green hat, green Papaya trench coat

I love quirky handbags – they make a great conversation starter!

I added some purple accents with my sunglasses and amethyst disc earrings. Although I have a lilac bag, I thought I needed to break up the colour blocking, so I chose this fun strawberry print bag. I bought it in the Skinny Dip sale (another one to add to my collection). I love quirky handbags – they make a great conversation starter! It has a beaded handle, which is a fun detail. Beaded bags have been a big trend this Summer, but this style probably has more longevity in terms of straddling the seasons. It has a shoulder strap so I can wear it a crossbody bag too.

The only shoes I can wear with these trousers are my high nude wedges. (I paired them together for the Style Not Age pastels theme in April). I’m about 5’8″ so not exactly short – why brands have to make trousers so long is a mystery! I need a good seamstress on speed dial. Or maybe I should just learn to use a sewing machine 😉

Do you like this colour pairing? What are your favourite colour combinations?

Green Organza Bow Blouse, Fabienne Chapot green hat

Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers, Fabienne Chapot green hat

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Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers, Fabienne Chapot green hat

Skinny Dip strawberry print bag

Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers, Fabienne Chapot green hat

Papaya trench coat (from eBay) | blouse from AliExpress | Mango trousers (old) | Skinny Dip bag | Fabienne Chapot hat (still on sale at £40) | Ted Baker sunglasses (old) | Ottoman Hands earrings | Kenneth Jay Lane ring (old)

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom, Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish!

 

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43 responses to “Green Organza Bow Blouse and Lilac Trousers + link up”

  1. I adore this color on you! That trench was an amazing find and looks perfect with this blouse. Love your earrings too! Thanks for the link up.

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  2. Laurie says:

    I would never have thought of putting these colours together but they work really well. Love the handbag! xx

  3. Jacqui Berry says:

    That’s a super jacket Emma, I’ve not been into Matalan for ages, will be checking them out very soon for sure. This is a great combo although I’ve tried green and lilac before, but it wasn’t nearly as bold as this one. Thanks for sharing and hosting Emma. Mummabstylish

  4. Nancy says:

    First I just finished a post for next week where I talk about that lilac and green look so good together. Second I used the shots quirky in that post. Third, learn me how to shop on eBay! I love the trenchcoat!

  5. Oh my, these shades of green have me in color heaven! I love the blouse and the jacket and the cute handbag. I never would have thought to pair lilac with green but it is simply brilliant! Thank you so very much for the feature! What a lovely surprise! I am honored.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. Thank you Emma for the feature, I love the mustard color!
    I need to check out Ebay more, what a beautiful score! I love green on you and the color palette is unqiue and so pretty togehter.You do find the fun bags!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylsh.com

  7. Lizzie says:

    This color combo is so pretty! I just love that little bag too!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  8. Thank you so much for the feature! I just love green on you, so refreshing and fun… and, that strawberry bag is just the cutest with the clear beaded handle!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  9. Darlene says:

    Wow, what a find is that trench coat! I love your mix of green and lilac–you have an amazing sense of color, Emma!

    xx Darlene

  10. Ruth says:

    That green blouse is stunning! I love the see through sleeves!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

  11. I think it’s a gorgeous color pairing. I have a challenging time finding purples that suit me… I’m *loving* your hat! I purchased a brown one last season and now that I see yours, am looking forward to getting it out again.

  12. Laura says:

    That jacket was an amazing deal and find! It is beautiful with lavender!

  13. Cheryl Shops says:

    You always put colors together in such a unique way, and that emerald green looks fantastic with your red hair!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  14. Grace Louise says:

    Gorgeous look Hun, I love how you’ve put it all together! Have a lovely week 🙂

    Grace Louise || http://www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

  15. Jessica says:

    Such a fab and elegant combo you have here dear. Love the bo blouse.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  16. Anna Shirley says:

    You know how to work with colors, Emma. I admire that. I’m black and white girl. I love this combo.Have a nice day.

    Anna
    http://www.glamadventure.com

  17. Mica says:

    Such an unexpected pairing but it really works! you look great in green! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend 🙂

  18. Marlene says:

    I love this green blouse! Such a sophisticated look and so pretty on you

  19. Oh my!! These are my colours too!! That hat, blouse and topper are all sensational – and it sounds like they weren’t too damaging on the budget either!! I hear you on the fast fashion thing and I love this colour pairing. The addition of the little bag is just perfect with its addition of red … have a wonderful week!
    Donna ‍♀️❤️
    https://donnadoesdresses.com

  20. Amy Johnson says:

    That jacket is such a gorgeous color! I love it.

  21. Sarah says:

    Hi Emma, I love your colour pairing! I don’t have a lot of green in my closet. Every now and then, I purposefully pick the green color of a top or dress but MOST of the time, I am a pink/white/black/red girl.
    Those high nude wedges look like Christian Louboutin wedges!

  22. Amy Johnson says:

    You look fabulous in this color!

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