Green midi dress and pineapple bag + link up

June 5, 2018

green belted midi dress

A few weeks ago when I was working in Leeds, I made good use of my lunch break by hitting the shops. You see, I live in a small Cheshire town where there are hardly any clothes shops, never mind decent ones. My usual place of work in Salford is a laboriously slow tram ride into Manchester city centre, even though it’s only a few miles away. So when I get the chance to go shopping I hit the ground running…usually to Zara. That’s where I happened upon this green midi dress (well, one identical to it) and I was straight in the changing room with it.

To my surprise it looked much better on than I’d anticipated so I quickly bought it and headed back to work. It was only when I looked more closely the next day that I realised it had a tiny hole in the back. As I don’t live near a Zara store I thought I’d order one online and then return the faulty one. So that’s what I did…and I also ordered a few other things too…only to qualify for free delivery, obviously 😉

Zara Green midi dress and pineapple bag

The combination of bright green and yellow mirrors the colours in my garden at the moment, I love this time of year.

When planning what to wear with this dress I immediately though of these yellow shoes. The combination of bright green and yellow mirrors the colours in my garden at the moment, I love this time of year. That gave me the idea of teaming this green midi dress and pineapple bag together. It’s not the most practical bag, but it adds a fun element to the outfit. The chunky Les Nereides bracelet completes the yellow accents.

It’s fun to combine two bright colours together, and this emerald green dress offers plenty of options. For a more toned down look I’d style it with tan sandals and bag, but gold would work well too. The belt is detachable so I might play around with some different ones. Dresses with a waistband never sit on my natural waistline because I have a long torso, so I do tend to struggle with belts. Given the option I’d buy dresses from a tall range and have them taken up at the hem, but there isn’t one at Zara. Maybe they’re missing a trick!

Do you ever struggle to get clothes to fit just right? If so, how do you work around it? I’d love to hear your tips!

Zara Green midi dress and pineapple bag

Zara Green midi dress and pineapple bag, Les Nereides heart bracelet

Zara Green midi dress and pineapple bag


Carvela jewel strap shoes

Zara Green midi dress and pineapple bag

Zara Green midi dress

Zara green midi dress | Carvela shoes (old, similar) | Floozie pineapple bag (similar) | Les Nereides bracelet (from charity shop, similar) | Kenneth Jay Lane ring (old)

Last week’s favourites were…

Suzy Turner, Robin of Penn & Quill and Ruth of My Little Nest!

This is where I link up!

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22 responses to “Green midi dress and pineapple bag + link up”

  1. Suzy Turner says:

    As green is my absolute favourite colour, I would’ve been drawn to that dress too, Emma. For me though, I would’ve been put off by the elastic on the sleeve – it’s just one of those things I’m not keen on. But the dress looks fabulous on you. The yellow shoes and handbag (and bracelet!) are simply gorgeous!!
    Suzy xx

  2. Suzy Turner says:

    P.S Thank you so much for featuring me as a favourite!!!

  3. Emma, this color combination looks wonderful on you. I have other fitting issues but not that one. Your waist issue is a tough one-something that needs to be adjusted in the pattern stage.

    Maybe a wider belt? I’ve done the same thing when it comes to shipping

  4. Very clever combining those two brights. I don’t live near Zara either. I think ordering online makes sense because when I do find one in the south of England it’s crowded and I can’t be bothered changing rooms when you have to queue.

  5. jacqui says:

    Wonderful outfit, I do like this combination Emma. Thanks for hosting the linkup today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  6. Emma, just like Suzy, green is my forever favorite color so I am totally swooning over this beautiful green dress! I love that you paired it with yellow. So much fun! And what a great bag, too!


  7. Pam Greer says:

    Great color combo! I love that bag!

  8. Laurie says:

    What a great colour combo! This looks fresh and rich Emma.
    Laurie x

  9. Sometimes I come out of my comfort zone and try clothes that I never had bevore. And sometimes I am very surprised how good they look. And sometimes I buy them and I am very happy with them.
    You look gorgeous Emma. Green is a great colour and I loooove the pineapple bag and your yellow heels 🙂
    XO Tina

  10. Amy says:

    So cute! Love that bag!

  11. LOVE< LOVE this color green on you Emma, it looks fantastic with your skin tone and hair! I love the bright accents in yellow and your bag is so fun! I have been noticing pineapple is a popular fruit too! You know I love Zara, but there are no shops near me, only on-line,
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  12. Nancy Baten says:

    Fantastic collie combination! I have the same with the waist. Very annoying.

  13. Laura says:

    I love the bright yellow accessories with that dress, especially your fun pineapple bag!

  14. Ruth says:

    That shade of green is so pretty and bright for the warmer months! Your pineapple bag is the cutest and really stand out against that dress.

  15. Ada says:

    Your new Kelly Green Zara dress is beautiful with its midi length. I see a retro appeal to it. I happen to love bright green with yellow so this is a winner for me. I love the shoes and bag and used to have a very similar pineapple crossbody bag, except smaller and flatter, wish I still owned it.

    The first Sunday of each month I co-host a linkup with 2 friends so please join this month’s “The Sunday Showcase” (linked below) and welcome by each Thursday for my style linkup. Thanks and Happy June, Ada. =)

  16. Cheryl Shops says:

    That’s a great color on you! Zara can be totally hit or miss, but I think you definitely got lucky. As for fit, I have a short torso, so I almost never wear dresses that have a waist—if they have a belt, it needs to be one that I can adjust, not over a seam like yours. My only crazy tip is that to wear a waisted dress, I need to shop in the petite’s department, even though I’m 5-foot-7!
    Cheryl Shops |

  17. Stephanie says:

    I love that bag, it is so cute

  18. Love the bright beautiful colors…the green and yellow pair beautifully together! I don’t live near any good shopping either so I’m like you, when I get the chance I’m all over it!

  19. Liz says:

    This color combo is amazing! Green is definitely your color 😉


  20. Dorota says:

    The pineapple bag is very interesting, I’ve seen it before somewhere and I liked it immediately. I like the dress as well, it has a very distinct color. Your garden looks great, btw.

  21. Sasha says:

    You look fabulous in this outfit, Emma! The colour of the dress is gorgeous and I love the yellow accessories: especially that bag! XXX

  22. Grace Liang says:

    What a beautiful look! So bright and happy.

    Please stop by at every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!

    Grace Liang

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