Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up

August 18, 2020
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress

When I spotted this dress on sale I couldn’t resist it, even though I don’t have anywhere to go in it. But then that’s never stopped me buying something I love! A classic midi dress is a wardrobe hero though, so I don’t feel guilty about buying it, especially as it was reduced from £149 to £44. (It’s also available in pale blue).

Pairing emerald green and gingham together creates an elegant but interesting look

As you probably know, I love bright colours, especially jewel shades. I often like to pair two contrasting hues but I wanted accessories that would compliment the classic style of the dress. Pairing emerald green and gingham together creates an elegant but interesting look.

The fabric is polyester with a little bit of elastane to make it comfortable; I don’t think I’ve ever bought from Whistles before so I wasn’t sure about the sizing. This is a size 10 and zips up at the back easily, thanks to the stretch.

Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress

Thinking of different ways to wear a garment ensures you’ll get plenty of wear out of it…

I just happened to try these gingham mules on with it and was surprised how much I liked the combination. The only problem was I didn’t have a bag to match, so naturally I headed to eBay! That’s where I found this brand new Zara bag for less than £10. I was actually looking for a cute little top handle bag but surprisingly there was little choice – either on eBay on in the shops. This large slouchy bag is definitely more practical though.

For a different look I could swap the gingham for navy, tan or leopard print accessories. I could even swap the belt to break the green up. A cropped denim jacket and white trainers would work for a casual weekend outfit. Thinking of different ways to wear a garment ensures you’ll get plenty of wear out of it…now that really is being green!

Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up

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Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Zara gingham bag
Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Whistles Penny belted dress
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag
Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up, Whistles Penny belted dress, Zara gingham bag

Whistles dress | River Island mules (old, similar) | Zara bag (from eBay, similar) |earrings from John Lewis (old) | ring and bracelet bought in Italy

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21 responses to “Emerald Green and Gingham + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Michelle says:

    Lovely dress, Emma! Such a yummy color. I can see why you didn’t hesitate.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  2. This shade of green is gorgeous! Love the pop of gingham with it. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  3. Leelo says:

    Love your dress! That colour suits you so well!

  4. Laurie says:

    As soon as I heard the colour blue I headed over! None left in my size though boo! This dress is gorgeous Emma and you can see its quality. I’ve not really looked at the Whistle’s brand either but its really nice xx

  5. Cheryl Shops says:

    That emerald green is so stunning on you, and I love how you styled it with gingham accessories!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  6. mireille says:

    What a wonderful shade of green! And I love adding gingham as an accesory. Might have to looks for some shoes!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  7. Darlene says:

    Such a classic style, Emma, and the green is gorgeous. Love it with the navy gingham, too!

    xx Darlene

  8. emma, you always look so good in jewel tones! you can carry off colors i can’t….
    classy look for sure!
    xo eva

  9. Your gingham shoes and bag are so cute! I love how they look paired with the kelly green! Gorgeous!

  10. Navy says:

    That is a beautiful dress.Iwent to the site and the blue one is great too. And it looks great with gingham. Normally I like to change a belt but I think this belt looks perfect. I can imaging wearing this dress with sneakers a lot.

  11. Green and gingham are two of my favorite things, Emma! I absolutely adore this dress on you and the gingham shoes and bag are so fun with it. But you are right, I think you will find lots of versatile ways to style this gorgeous green dress!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  12. Joi says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you styled this look Emma! Gingham is one of my fav prints 🙂
    Xx
    Joi @InMyJoi
    http://www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

  13. Jennifer says:

    You look beautiful in green!

    Jennifer
    Curated by Jennifer

  14. Ohh!!! Gingham accessories- how fun!!! It’s a twist from the usual we see; as in tops or pants, or jackets- love this!

  15. Jacqui Berry says:

    The emerald dress really suits you, and I agree we don’t need a reason to buy anything new do we! Lol. thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui x

  16. That green is so pretty on you and I love that handbag and how it matches your flats!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  17. Lizzie says:

    So cute! I love the green on you!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  18. Gail says:

    I’m not surprised you were bowled over by the colour Emma, it’s utterly dazzling. and radiant on you. And great idea to use gingham accessories.

  19. This is such a beautiful color on you, love it with the pink lipstick! The gingham is so fresh with it and I love your finds, I forget about Ebay!
    I just bought a winter coat on sale and thought, when will I wear it this year? Well, at some point we will, right? 🙂
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedndstylish.com

  20. Celyn says:

    I love your dress! now I want this color in my wardrobe too! You look great!

    Life is a Shoe

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