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 😉
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!
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