Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up

May 26, 2020
Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up, asos lime green trousers, Skinny Dip glitter watermelon bag

Hello, I hope you’re all well! This week is half term and we should have been in Madeira. Instead I’m working and trying not to think about sunbathing at the Lido in Funchal! We’ve booked a holiday to Barbados for next Easter, but that’s almost a year away…it’s going to be a long Winter! Oh well, now point dwelling on that. At least the weather’s warm here in the UK.

Of course the lovely weather is a welcome bonus, but it did make shooting this outfit difficult. I hadn’t expected pastel pink and green to be so awkward to photograph, but we had real difficulty with the lighting. The pink blouse is actually much more saturated than it shows in the photos but it just reflects the light.

…as we’re in late Spring, pastel pink and green seemed a season-appropriate colour combination

You may remember that I first wore it for last July’s Style Not Age “Steal Her Style” post when I paid homage to Villanelle from Killing Eve. I don’t like to buy clothes especially for blog posts because that’s just buying into fast fashion. However, I did break my own rule with that particular outfit. But that was only because I really liked Villanelle’s pink extravaganza!

Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up, asos lime green trousers, Skinny Dip glitter watermelon bag

The shirt isn’t the most practical style because it’s billowy and doesn’t cover my midriff, but I plan on buying a pink vest to layer underneath it so I can get more wear out of it. This outfit is one of the many ways I can wear the shirt, and as we’re in late Spring, pastel pink and green seemed a season-appropriate colour combination. These mint green trousers are a new addition to my wardrobe. The fabric is soft with a little bit of stretch, making them really comfortable. They are a little on the thin side so you can see the outline of the pockets, but I really don’t mind that. At only £25 they are good value for money.

I’ve added my pretty embellished pink shoes and fun watermelon bag from Skinny Dip. It’s a very feminine colour palette but the trousers and oversized shirt prevent it from looking too sickly sweet – not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s just not me!

Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up, asos lime green trousers, Skinny Dip glitter watermelon bag

This week so far…

Nothing has really gone to plan this week; yesterday my brother called to say my mum had collapsed and hit her head. She was taken to hospital but after lots of tests she was allowed to go home. Dialysis sometimes causes a sudden drop in blood pressure which is what caused her to pass out. Under usual circumstances I would have jumped in the car and driven the 130 miles to be with her, but these are far from usual times.

Then this morning I got a call asking if I could work as someone there had had a family emergency. Luckily Pete is off on annual leave so I could quickly get ready and drive in. This coming weekend will really feel like a weekend, unlike the last eight or so!

Asos lime green trousers,


Skinny Dip glitter watermelon bag

My little blog assistant has joined me in the photos again. She’s planning on starting her own YouTube channel and has been learning how to use the camera and editing software. I really need to up my game and get my channel started!

Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up, Asos lime green trousers, Skinny Dip glitter watermelon bag
Mango girl's pink tweed jacket
Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up, Asos lime green trousers, Skinny Dip glitter watermelon bag

Asos trousers | blouse from AliExpress | Skinny Dip bag (old, similar) | Asos shoes (old, similar)

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Gail of Is This Mutton, Lucy Bertoldi and Johanna Grange!

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18 responses to “Pastel Pink and Green + Style With a Smile link up”

  1. Aw, I love to see your daughter in on the pictures too! The pink jacket with her dress is adorable! I just love this beautiful color combination on you! I know what you mean about certain colors being more difficult- white at times, red… That watermelon bag is just precious! Great that you have had sunshine! We have a week of rain ahead of us!
    jess xx

  2. I love seeing you and your daughter together. And such a beautiful color combination for both of you.

  3. Laurie says:

    Loving the over-sized shirt trend. I’ve just bought a couple for myself. They’re actually nice to wear in hot weather because they’re so loose. Love this pink one Emma. I hope your mum is ok and hopefully we can get to see our close relations soon. I can’t wait! xx

  4. Katie says:

    Love this color combo! What a cute bag too! Thanks for hosting!


  5. I’m loving the summery watermelon vibe! These colors are beautiful together! And your daughter is simply adorable! She is a fashionista in the making!

  6. Nancy says:

    Love this blouse and those trousers! Fabulous color combination. I’m glad you’re mother is okay again. It’s awful now when something happens to our family and friends. And we can’t be with them. How good of your daughter that she is starting her own channel!

  7. Cheryl Shops says:

    You look so summery, and that watermelon bag is so much fun! I also love your daughter’s leopard dress. Hope your mom feels better soon!
    Cheryl Shops |

  8. Your daughter is so cute! I love that embellished headband on her! Your outfit is the perfect Spring colors, I love that shade of pink AND green together and that watermelon purse is the cutest.


  9. Gail says:

    I love pink and green together. These shades are sensational! You always find such amazing bags. Sorry to hear about your bad start to the week.

  10. Michelle says:

    The pink and green is such a pretty combination, and perfect for spring!

    I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s fall. I’m glad it wasn’t too serious.


  11. You and your daughter are so beautiful! Loving this pink and green color palette. That bag is so fun too! Thanks for the link up Emma.

  12. Jennifer says:

    Love the pink and green together!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  13. I haven’t styled this color combo yet- but after seeing you, I will!! Adorable! And that little purse is everything!!! Please come link this up over at my blog on Friday- too cute!

  14. Emma, I love this watermelon outfit! What a gorgeous combination. So perfect for summer. And look at sweet Isobel styling like a pro! I am so sorry to hear that about your mom. I am glad she is okay. Sending lots of healing energy your way.


  15. Darlene says:

    I love those colors together! It’s always so pretty. Of course, you have the PERFECT bag with that watermelon purse. SO adorable. Sorry to hear about your mom. This time is definitely not normal. We had to reschedule trips for next year, too. As you say, a long winter ahead…

    xx Darlene

  16. what a fun look, so summery. That bag is amazing

  17. Jacqui Berry says:

    These colours look luscious together Emma, really love the whole outfit. Thanks for hosting too. Jacqui x

  18. Suzy says:

    Such a fab colour combination, Emma. And those shoes…. OMG they’re GORGEOUS!! <3
    Suzy xx

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