Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord + Style With a Smile Link Up

August 30, 2022
Zara Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord + Style With a Smile Link Up

I think I’m addicted to co-ords! They are great for those days when you don’t know what to wear (or are in a hurry). Plus, they provide plenty of styling options when worn as separates. I bought this green and paisley co-ord in Zara on a recent trip to the Trafford Centre in Manchester. Isobel had really wanted to go before the end of the summer holidays and Zara is my favourite shop there. To be honest, I was disappointed with the other shops; maybe because there’s mainly the dregs of the summer sales left before the new season stock arrives.

This is the second co-ord I’ve bought from Zara over the summer – I got the other one while in Madeira. They both have a green base colour but a different pattern and style of trousers. What you can’t see (because I’ve tucked it in) is this shirt is quite long. However, because the fabric is lightweight it doesn’t create any unsightly bulk tucked in to the trousers. I’ve been thinking of different ways to wear it – maybe tied at the front and untucked at the back, or worn unbuttoned as a “shacket”. That’s the fun of co-ords!

Zara Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord + Style With a Smile Link Up
Yaa Yaa London green solar power ring, Monica Vinader green siren stacking ring and mini gem open ring

I’ve added my big Yaa Yaa London solar power ring and two new ones. I recently became a brand ambassador for Monica Vinader and was gifted these gorgeous stacking rings. I’ve worn them every day, I love them! I have a code for 20% off for my readers- just enter MVINSIDER20-58B4 at the checkout!

Zara Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord + Style With a Smile Link Up

Taking part in Second Hand September

I’ve indulged myself with a few new clothes purchases over the summer, so I’ve decided to sign up to Oxfam’s Second Hand September. It’s a campaign to encourage people to buy only second hand items for 30 days in the month of September. I’ve no doubt my resolve will be tested but I’m determined to do it…and now I’ve said it here I’ve got to stick to my word! I’m acutely aware of the fashion industry’s impact on the planet and I’m partly responsible for that.

Last week I took a big bag of Isobel’s old shoes and boots – some hardly worn – to Sal’s Shoes – a charity which collects children’s outgrown shoes and distributes them to those in need. Luckily, they have a drop-off point not far from where I live, but you can also send them via the post. Tomorrow’s job is to take old school uniform to a donation point. I’m a terrible hoarder, but I’m trying to take a more practical approach and pass things on when we no longer have a need for them. Some of my favourite clothes were second hand purchases after all!

Will you be signing up for Second Hand September?




Zara Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord + Style With a Smile Link Up
pink and purple court shoes
Zara Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord, Ted Baker purple sunglasses
Zara Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord, Modalu purple shoulder bag

Zara co-ord | Modalu bag (old) | Yaa Yaa London green solar power ring | Monica Vinader green siren stacking ring and mini gem open ring c/o | Ted Baker sunglasses (old) | Ottoman Hands earrings

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Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits, Anna of Looking Fabulous at Fifty and Jo Grange!

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37 responses to “Green and Purple Paisley Co-ord + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Love these coordinated pieces! The pink heels look amazing with them. Thanks so much for the link up Emma!

  2. Cheryl Shops says:

    Great co-ord but I really love your rings! If Monica Vinader is taking ambassador referrals, send them my way 😉
    Cheryl Shops |

  3. Amber says:

    These bright colors are gorgeous together! I never think to pair pink or purple with green, but they look amazing here and your outfit is absolutely fabulous. <3

    I hope you are having a great week so far!



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  4. Gail says:

    Love the colours and print in those stunning co-ords! I will be doing Secondhand September in October instead, as one of my favourite retailer gets new stock on Sept 1 and I’ll buy a couple of pieces x

  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    I love these patterned co-ords Emma, you look lovely in this. Love the pink addition x

  6. Laurie says:

    I look forward to seeing your charity finds Emma. Have you ever been to one of the Mary’s Living And Giving charity shops? they are amazing. The suit looks fabulous on. I love all the colour xx

  7. Jennifer says:

    This is such a fun print!!

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  8. Emma, I love this coord set! Purple and green are so pretty together and this paisley print is absolutely stunning. I also really like your color blocked heels. Wha a perfect match for this set! I have been clearing out all of my hoarded things, too. I feels really good to get rid of all the clutter!


  9. Anna Marcus says:

    Thank you for the feature, Emma. I love this outfit, bold bright prints are my favourite. These colours look lovely on you. Anna

  10. loving your entire outfit! the pink shoes ar fabulous!


  11. Di says:

    This outfit is such a gorgeous vibrant print-and great colors on you! I love the eclectic color combination, and the ease of coordinates. Your accessories are perfect, too! Good luck with second hand September-it is a really challenging month to not buy retail for fall!

  12. Michelle says:

    Fun and fabulous outfit, Emma! I love green and purple together. Your heel as are awesome! I shopped only second hand in August. I can do it for another month.


  13. I love the green and purple combination in this stunning print!

  14. Ashley says:

    Green and purple together- absolute heart eyes! This print is so vibrant and fun!


  15. Lovely says:

    Love the print and color combo on this set. You look fabulous.

  16. Nancy says:

    That’s a great challenge! And a gorgeous co ord! Such a great colour combination.

  17. Allie Mackin says:

    Oh WOW what a great jumpsuit/set I love the colors and the patten. It looks great with the bag and shoes and nice contrast with you hair.

    Allie of

  18. Emma!! You know how much I adore green with purple and this one has paisley as the cherry on top- absolutely fabulous!! xx

  19. Wow, those shoes really complete the outfit with the green purple and pink!
    You find the best co-ords. I love the colors here on you and the print is fab as well. I have always been a print fan too. Love this combo fo colors
    jess xx

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