Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up

September 14, 2022
Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up, Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes

What a week it’s been! Firstly, apologies for being a day late with the link up. After the sad passing of the Queen I’ve found myself incredibly busy with work. I was in Birmingham Friday and Saturday working on regional news output. Then on my way home on the train I was asked if I could go to London the next morning for a couple of days. I ended up going straight home, packing a bag and leaving early Sunday morning. I went straight to work from the station, worked until midnight then was back in for 7am. Monday was a marathon of live TV, covering the Westminster tribute and events in Scotland. We did almost eight hours of live transmission across the day, with the longest stint being five and half hours! I was ready for a G&T after such a long day!

This red and white outfit (with a little bit of blue in the scarf) is a subtle nod to our national colours…

Due to being very tired and taking part in Second Hand September, I didn’t go shopping in London. However, I did find a Cancer Research shop in Birmingham on Friday, where I bought this rather lovely Zara waistcoat. I hesitated to buy it because it’s a bit boxy. However. I think the addition of the scarf helps to draw the eye down and create an elongating effect. This scarf belonged to my stepmother’s mother who passed away several years ago. It’s one of about half a dozen scarves that my stepmother gave me, and they’re a nice reminder of a lovely lady. I’ve teamed the waistcoat with an old T-shirt and culottes for a simple red and white colour combination. I bought the bag on eBay several years ago and I found the shoes in a charity shop for only £1!

This red and white outfit (with a little bit of blue in the scarf) is a subtle nod to our national colours (although I’m not a monarchist or particularly patriotic). You know I don’t really do black these days, but I was asked to wear dark colours for work out of respect. Now I’m back home I’ve reverted to type. The Queen was fond of a silky scarf and top handle bag though – and she loved wearing bright colours! Apparently, she wore vibrant colours so that people could see her in a crowd. The emerald green outfit she wore on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations was my favourite of hers.

Were you an admirer of Queen Elizabeth’s style? Do you have a favourite outfit?

Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up, Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes
Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes
Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes

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Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up, Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes
Betsey Johnson "stop" earring
Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up, Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes
Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes
white top handle bag
Betsey Johnson bus earring
Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up, Zara red and white checked waistcoat, Asos red culottes

Zara waistcoat (Cancer Research) | Asos culottes (old) | Bag from eBay | shoes from a charity shop | Emilio Pucci sunglasses | Betsey Johnson earrings | Monica Vinader ring (gifted)

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13 responses to “Red and White (With a Little Bit of Blue) + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Perfect look to commemorate the queen! I adore that scarf so much. Thanks for the link up Emma!

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  2. Rena says:

    You’ve indeed had a few very busy days and still you look marvelous, Emma. This outfit is a fabulous tribute to a great woman.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  3. Suzy Turner says:

    Crikey, I’m surprised you’re not curled up in bed for the next week after all that!! I love your little nod to the Queen’s style, and it’s a shame you had to wear dark colours out of respect. At funerals’s, I always wish we could wear bright colours to celebrate the passing of our loved ones, unless black was their favourite colour. And that certainly wasn’t the case with Queen Elizabeth.
    Big hugs
    Suzy xx

  4. Anna Marcus says:

    I love this outfit a lot Emma. The waistcoat is very cute, the t-shirt underneath is a great way of making it look longer. Love your cute earrings too. Anna
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  5. Jill says:

    Love your cropped vest! This is such a gorgeous look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  6. Michelle says:

    It must be exhausting covering the Queen’s farewell. We are getting quite a bit of news and remembrances here in the States. It must be a crazy amount of coverage in Britain.

    This is another fabulous outfit, Emma! The boxy waistcoat looks very cool in my opinion. Since it’s short, your waist is still revealed, so it doesn’t make you look boxy. This makes for an interesting contrast.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

  7. Amber says:

    I always enjoyed seeing the Queen’s brightly colored outfits – she always looked stylish and well put together. I love your scarf and how it brings the outfit together here!

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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  8. Di says:

    Love this look! The cropped red and white plaid vest was such a good find and looks great with your high waisted trousers. Beautiful scarf too, and a lovely story behind it. Thanks for sharing and have a more restful week!

  9. Lizzie says:

    Thank you for the feature Emma! <3 Love your outfit! You must be exhausted. I was a fan of the Queen – absolutely enjoyed all of her colorful outfits over the years!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

  10. Amy Johnson says:

    Such a lovely patriotic look!

  11. Wonderful outfit and very fitting.Yes, I follow the royal family as a whole. Vanity Fair does a good job covering them. I fell in love with DeMillier bags because of Kate and Camilla.

  12. I love the chic elegance of this look! And yes, I did love the Queen’s looks always- she was an icon in her own way.

  13. Lovely says:

    This is a beautiful outfit! The vest is lovely, and the earrings look cute.
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

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