All In Blue + Style With a Smile Link Up

May 2, 2023

How’s your week going so far? We had a Bank Holiday yesterday here in the UK – the first of three this month. (Although Bank Holidays are fairly irrelevant when you work freelance!) I was at my mum’s all last week, making a start on going through the house ready to sell it. It’s incredible what you accumulate over fifty years! Me and my brother tackled the cupboard over the stairs that nobody has emptied for decades…I’m sure we breathed in far more dust than is healthy! There’s still so much to sift through but we made a start. Unsurprisingly, it really agitated my recurrent back problem so I’m paying for it now. Doing some old jigsaws and looking through games with my brother was fun though!

I drove back to Cheshire on Saturday night for work on Sunday morning. Pete was working on the same programme so we car shared and took these photos in the piazza at MediaCity. It gave me the opportunity to wear my new Vivaia shoes for the first time. I received them at the same time as the pink mules (featured in this post). The stretchy knit is perfect for people with bunions because they don’t constrict the feet or rub the skin. These shoes have a chunky heel that’s just the right height for me.

I decided to dress all in blue, mixing different shades and textures

It was quite chilly on Sunday so I layered a vintage denim waistcoat over my shirt from Salamander Shirts (first seen here). I decided to dress all in blue, mixing different shades and textures. The trousers and coat are both from Marks & Spencer – I have these trousers in two other colours. These are a short length but I like the cropped style because they’re great for when I want to show off my shoes (I also like to wear my white ankle boots with them for a retro look). The print of the bag breaks up the blue and adds a fun touch to the outfit. It’s a great size for fitting all my work stuff in too.

Do you like to dress in tonal outfits or do you prefer contrasting pieces?




Grenouille Forget-Me-Not shirt from Salamander Shirts (previous PR product) | Marks & Spencer trousers (similar) | Marks & Spencer coat (similar) | vintage denim waistcoat (similar) | Shein sunglasses (old, similar) | Parfois bag | Vivaia shoes (PR product, use code “HEYVIVAIA” for 10% discount)

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20 responses to “All In Blue + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. I adore all these shades of blue! The tote bag is so fun. Amazing look Emma. Thanks so much for the link up!

  2. I like to dress in casual or classic pieces. I definitely love how you mixed the different shades of blue. It goes together really well. That coat is my favourite. I just love the boldness of the blue and it is very timeless.
    I hope your having a lovely week so far.

  3. Amber says:

    I am loving this monochrome look!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  4. Katie says:

    Love the head to toe blue! Such a great idea to play with different shades of the same color! Thanks for the link up and enjoy your week!


  5. jodie filogomo says:

    I love that you added the vest with this look Emma. Such a great outfit.

  6. Marsha Banks says:

    I’m sure you hear it all the time, but you are simply stunning in blue! I rarely dress all in color because I don’t think to do it. I should give it a try for sure. Thank you so much for the feature. It’s still so much fun to see myself on someone else’s blog! And, thank you for the link party this week!

  7. Nancy says:

    I love a outfit in one colour and most of the times dress like that. Very on trend with the denim vest. Must be a lot of work in your mother’s house.

  8. Nancy says:

    Oeps, and thank you so much for the feature!!

  9. Gail says:

    Love this tonal look. The shoes are very pretty xx

  10. Jacqui Berry says:

    Looks great, the layers always work Emma. Thanks for hosting the linkup. Jacqui x

  11. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE this blue look!!!

    Curated by Jennifer

  12. Michelle says:

    Beautiful in blue! I would not have thought to add denim to a dressier outfit, but it works much better than I ever anticipated. Very fun outfit! Cleaning out a house filled with 50 years of stuff is difficult. I helped do that with my grandparents’ house. I’m sorry you riled up your back.


  13. Jill says:

    This is such a gorgeous blue outfit! I love your denim vest!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  14. Lizzie says:

    Oh my gosh, you match your handbag! SO CUTE! Love this entirely blue look – so chic!


  15. Cheryl Shops says:

    Blue is a great color on you—it really makes your hair pop! And thank you so much for the feature 🙂

  16. Suzy Turner says:

    Wearing different shades of one colour is one of my favourite things to do. I LOVE the blues tones, you look fabulous! And the shoes are super cute, they look really comfy too, which is a bonus!
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  17. Big fan of the Vivaia shoes and love these ones on you. All of the texture here is fabulous! I love the denim vest too. It is a great way to break up the monochromatic look with the printed bag.
    Hope you are having a great weekend. I am watching the Coronation.
    jess xx

  18. You are looking so BLUEtiful in this outfit! Haha! Love your shoes!

  19. Annie says:

    I love the layering of blue. You look fabulous.

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  20. Gorgeous. There are so many shades of blue and everything is coming together so nicely.

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