All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go – Match Made in Seven

April 29, 2020
All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go - Match Made in Seven

Welcome to the latest Match Made in Seven! We are an international group of fashion bloggers who meet once a month. One of us chooses a theme which can be anything – a book, music, a color, a movie – and then we style an outfit based on that theme. This month it was my turn to chose the theme, and as we can’t go out anywhere I thought it would be fun to wear something special…even if it is just for the blog. When lockdown finally ends I’m sure we’ll all be keen to go out for drinks with friends again, but for now it’s a case of all dressed up and nowhere to go!

I’m wearing a new dress by Jolie Moi that I bought with a Debenhams gift voucher. I usually convert the money I accumulate on TopCashback to Debenhams credit because you get more that way than if you opt for a bank transfer. But then I heard that the company might be folding so I needed to use them quickly. I bought this and one other dress by Jolie Moi (which I’ll show you very soon), plus some clothes for Isobel.

If you don’t like short sleeves but don’t want to cover your arms completely this style is a good compromise

I’d had my eye on this dress for a while; I just love the high neck and flowing sleeves. When I saw it had been reduced to less than half price I couldn’t resist! The fabric is quite thin and stretchy so it’s perfect for late Spring/Summer. The open section at the back makes it airy too. If you don’t like short sleeves but don’t want to cover your arms completely this style is a good compromise; ending just above the elbow, the sleeves cover the upper arm but are loose enough to keep you cool on a warm day. I’ve picked out the red in the pattern with my shoes and bag, but blue, black or nude would work well too. Gold jewellery completes the look.


Jolie Moi dress | Marks & Spencer shoes (old, similar) | Zara clutch bag (old, similar) | Emilio Pucci sunglasses |

Don’t forget to visit the other ladies in the group to see their “all dressed up and nowhere to go” outfits!

Debbie of

Darlene of

Bettye of

Anna of

Nancy of

Sonja decided to leave the group so we now have a space for a new member. If you’re interested in joining us for this monthly collaboration please contact Nancy via her blog.

This is where I link up!

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19 responses to “All Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go – Match Made in Seven”

  1. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful dress! The print is gorgeous and the sleeves just perfect! What a fun theme this was. A good reason to dress up!

  2. Nancy! I would love to join match made in heaven! maybe my upcycles might add to the group! Also, I haven’t even begun my styling—my closet is HUGE. And I’d love to style too!
    xo Eva

  3. You look great! I hope you get to go someplace soon in that gorgeous dress, Emma!

    Stay safe,

  4. Forgot to say!
    OMG! love, love, love the dress!
    I’d wear it in a heartbeat!
    xo Eva

  5. Jennifer says:

    I really love the print of this dress!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  6. Ruth Josey says:

    I love finding reasons to dress up now, Emma, and I think you did a super job with this outfit! What a great shape that dress has and so many ways you can go with the colors. You’ve accessorized it just perfectly, too. I love your little bag, too!


  7. Lizzie says:

    Such a fun print! It looks almost retro! You styled this whole outfit perfectly!


  8. Darlene says:

    Emma, that is such a flattering dress! I love the print and the red shoes and bag are perfect with it! Good thing you used your gift certificate–a great find! Once things open up, you will have to wear this out!

    xx Darlene

  9. lorena says:

    What a spectacular dress ! It fits you so well and the bag is lovely 🙂
    I have to admit I have admiration for those who get dressed these days, a total inspiration. Last time I got fully dressed was about two weeks ago. I am having such a hard time getting dressed. I continue to try.

  10. Your dress is definitely a keeper, Emma! You look gorgeous wearing it. May this all end soon so we can actually be dressed up and have a place to go!!

  11. Another beautiful dress Emma. I think i need to buy it as its so pretty and not a bad price.

  12. What a fantastic print, Emma! I love the bold primary colors, too. And I keep forgetting that I have similar red shoes in suede that I only wore once. I need to get those out! Thanks for linking up.


  13. jodie filogomo says:

    You really have some fabulous dresses Emma. I just love these colors on you.

  14. Amber says:

    This dress is gorgeous on you, Emma! I just love the print!

    I hope you have a fabulous week!



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  15. You look gorgeous. All the coordinating red accents are fabulous and I love the match made in seven idea. So creative!

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