Shades of Green and Brown + Style With a Smile Link Up

February 14, 2017

Shades of Green and Brown Laura Ashley green coat

With Spring fast approaching and buds emerging it seems fitting to wear my green coat and a flower brooch. I found this Laura Ashley coat in a charity shop for less than £10…what a bargain! The colour really caught my eye, and apart from needing a dry clean it was in perfect condition. It’s fairly close on the colour chart to Greenery –  Pantone’s colour of the year for 2017 – described as “the color of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature”. Strictly speaking, Greenery is more of a zesty yellow-green than this coat, but the sentiments are the same. Blending in with nature in shades of green and brown certainly seemed to be appreciated by the wildlife. We’d only taken a few photos when a little robin came to join in the fun 🙂

I tend not to wear brown very often, favouring black and navy instead as a base colour.

I dug out an old pair of wedge boots with a faux fur trim, thinking they’d keep my feet warm. How wrong I was! It was absolutely freezing and I was seriously regretting not taking some gloves with me. I may have been feeling the joys of Spring but the weather wasn’t. I had to brace myself before taking my coat off. The lace sleeve panels on the forest green top look pretty but they were a bit draughty! I paired the jumper with an old cord skirt from Zara which I haven’t worn for ages. I tend not to wear brown very often, favouring black and navy instead as a base colour. It’s nice to have a change sometimes.

I only have a couple of brown bags but this Sara Berman one is a good option for when I need to carry lots of stuff. It’s quite a heavy bag but plenty big enough to hold my essentials for travelling, including the camera. It can be made smaller by clipping the strap to the lower D rings and folding the top of the bag over. I love multi-functional accessories!

Do you love Greenery? How are you preparing your wardrobe for Spring? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to link up!

Shades of Green and Brown Laura Ashley green coat

Shades of Green and Brown Laura Ashley green coat

Shades of Green and Brown Laura Ashley green coat

Shades of Green and Brown Laura Ashley green coat Pia flower-brooch

 Laura Ashley green jumper

Pia carnelian bracelet

 frog ring

Sara Berman Tel Aviv bag

Shades of Green and Brown Laura Ashley green jumper Pia carnelian-bracelet frog ring

 Laura Ashley green jumper

Coat and jumper: Laura Ashley | skirt: Zara (old) | brooch and bracelet: Pia | bag: Sara Berman (old)




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20 responses to “Shades of Green and Brown + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. What a great deal on your coat! It’s a beautiful shade of green.

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    What a beautiful color! Also love the design of the coat. Isn t it awfull to pose in the cold! I am so glad when some sunshine will appear.

  3. Anca says:

    Love the coat, the colour is stunning and it suits you. And what a bargain. x

  4. Gail says:

    What a fantastic coat bargain. I like brown and green but there hasn’t been much brown around for a while. The sunshine is deceptive- I went for a walk today and it was freezing!


  5. What a fabulous deal on that coat, Emma!! And the color is so fantastic—it almost chases winter away (notice I said almost, ha ha!!)

  6. Ada says:

    That coat is gorgeous and you are like a bright Spring in this outfit. I have been meaning to congratulate you on your wonderful new linkup, too. Congrats Emma! Looks like it is going great. By the way I mentioned it on my blog on my post yesterday. =)

    Happy Valentine’s day! <3 Ada.

  7. Emma, the coat looks so good on you! Love this green with your hair. Your outfit is so pretty as well with the teal green and your skin tone! I like browns, those boots are cute! I am looking for tops, blouses for spring with unique details.
    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  8. Laurie says:

    Too cold for photos I know lol. What we do! I’m really liking the new Greenery shade. I have just ordered a dress in a similar colour. You’ve done a great job of showing it off. And what a bargain that coat was !

  9. Jennie says:

    Oh, this coat is fabulous! I love the pretty green shade and wow – what a deal! I am excited about greenery and its pretty spring color.

  10. Rena says:

    Your coat is lovely and I adore that broach. The whole look is great and green pairs nicely with brown. It’s good to venture away from blue and black every once in a while. Thanks for the link up.


  11. Emma, this shade of green looks magnificent on you! I love pretty much any shade of green myself, so a green coat really has me swooning! And your flower brooch is oh so pretty, too. Very cute outfit even if you were freezing! Spring will be here soon.

    Thanks for the link up and stay warm!


  12. jacqui says:

    Liking the green coat, it makes such a change to have a colourful coat! I tend to always wear the basic black, blue, brown etc – needing more outerwear that’s bold and bright like yours. Thanks for the link up and good luck.
    You look super btw. x Jacqui

  13. Elise says:

    Green is definitely your color!! You look so beautiful. Love your coat!

    xx, Elise

  14. Katie says:

    I love your coat! What a beautiful shade of green! The accessories like your pin are all very lovely too!


  15. I love the mint green coat with your hair. It totally pops. Cute outfit btw!

  16. Mary says:

    That bright green coat is so cheery and I love the lace detail on the sleeves on your top. Thanks for linking up at Fabulous Friday!

  17. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  18. Sarah Bell says:

    Such a pretty green jacket!!! Love how bright it is 🙂

    Trendy & Tidy

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