All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go – September’s Style Not Age

September 28, 2020
All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals

I hope your week has got off to a great start.It’s feeling very autumnal now – we’ve even had the heating on. Usually I like to wait until October, but there’s no point being cold and miserable for the sake of it! The last Monday of the month means it’s time for another Style Not Age collaboration. Jacqui set the theme, and I think she anticipated the stricter Covid restrictions because “All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go” sums the situation up rather well.

You might be thinking this theme sounds familiar…and you’d be right! I chose this theme for April’s Match Made in Seven post. Back then we had every reason to think we might be over the worst of it by now, but sadly we find ourselves almost back to square one. So we’ll have to wait a little longer to get dressed up and hit the town.

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals

Having an excuse to put a dress and heels on – even if it is just to stand in the garden – cheers me up

Wearing nice clothes works wonders for boosting my mood, which I have to admit, has been a little low this last week or so. Having an excuse to put a dress and heels on – even if it is just to stand in the garden – cheers me up. I actually bought this yellow lace dress for a wedding a couple of years ago, but ended up wearing a very similar one in red. Plus, I also have this dress in black, which I wore for a New Year’s Eve party. I bought them all around the same time, so I was obviously going through a lace obsession!

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals
All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals

Often I opt for metallic accessories when getting dressed up, but I wanted to experiment with a contrasting colour. I pulled these Hobbs dark red sandals out from under the bed for their debut appearance. I’ve had them ages (they were an eBay) bargain) but had never worn them before. I thought they would be uncomfortable due to the heel height, but they’re surprisingly easy on the feet. My well-used Zara bag with red and gold jewellery finished off the look.

Zara red quilted bag
All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals

One final touch was my gorgeous new watch from Nordgreen. This is the Philosopher model, which has a slightly bigger face than my other watches. I love the classic design and the date feature…I’m always forgetting the date and having to check my phone. The band is really easy to adjust, something I always have to do with watches because I have small wrists.

I’m a big fan of this Danish company’s aesthetic and commitment to solving social and environmental challenges around the globe. Nordgreen will be having a sale on Black Friday so do check them out – it might seem ages away but it will roll around before we know it!

Nordgreen gold philosopher watch
Nordgreen gold philosopher watch
All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals

SHOP THE LOOK

All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals
All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go, yellow lace paper Dolls dress, red Hobbs sandals

Paper Dolls dress | Hobbs sandals (from eBay) | Zara bag | Emilio Pucci sunglasses | Nordgreen watch c/o

Let’s see how the other ladies are all dressed up with nowhere to go…

Jacqui has also chosen a lace dress…great minds think alike! Jacqui has worn this fabulous pink dress for a wedding and her wedding anniversary. Pop over to Mummabstylish to find out more.

Who needs a party when you have a beautiful beach? Anna looks like a mermaid in her stunning sequin coat. Head to Anna’s Island Style for all the details.

Hilda has teamed a gorgeous dress from L.K. Bennett with a cream jacket and boots. Visit her blog Over the Hilda to see more.

And last but not least, Gail is all dressed up with no office to go to. I’m sure she’ll be the best dressed on any conference calls! Head to Is This Mutton? for all the details.

We’ll be back next month with another fun theme. Hope to see you tomorrow for the Style With a Smile link up post!

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10 responses to “All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go – September’s Style Not Age”

  1. Jennifer says:

    You look amazing in yellow!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  2. Well, you need to be going SOMEWHERE all dressed up like that, for sure! You look incredible, as always.

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

  3. Jacqui Berry says:

    It’s a great dress Emma, and I can see why you have it in the other colours! I love a lace dress and am always drawn to them. Good challenge completed. Jacqui x

  4. Anna says:

    I totally understand how you feel, Emma. Although situation in Australia is far better then the rest of the world, we still restricted to go to the theatre or have a big party. Love your dress a lot, and the contrast of the red shoes and a handbag. You look truly lovely in it
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

  5. Emma, you all look so great! What a fabulous dress. I love the style and it looks absolutely magnificent on you. This color is so bold and fun, too. I am like you, if I get all dressed up just to stand outside and take some photos, it makes me a very happy girl!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. mireille says:

    What a beautiful dress and I will have to try pairing yellow with red: great contrast! All lovely looks! Going to have to visit the rest of the ladies!
    http://www.chemireillefashiontravelmom.com

  7. Your blog post title seems to be the theme of blogging during covid! Haha! I can’t wait to be going out more often! That dress is lovely on you!

  8. I have that exact watch! I love the minimalist style, so classy! This outfit is the BOMB! do kids say that these days? Things are getting worse here and I wonder if some states will lock down in the near future.
    I love this beautiful mustard dress on you, so figure flattering!! The ruby red bag and shoes are the perfect to compliment the jewel tone.
    Have a great day!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  9. Anna Parkes says:

    Yellow and lace are a winning combination on you Emma. I have moments when nothing but lace will do and even have a yellow lace dress too. Your choice of deep red as an accent colour is a playful change which works really well too! Another fab challenge in the bag x

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