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Monday, 24 August 2015

Going Green





I took the above picture just recently and I was thinking what a nice colour palette it was all together - the silvery greys, the black, the whites and the rather striking deep evergreen. And have you noticed how this shade of green is seeping its way through the winter collections? I have. Anyway, I thought I'd put together a little montage to see how this works in a clothes/accessories sense coming in to autumn.







1. This little purse is green, spotty and hairy which sounds pretty awful but is in fact pretty wonderful. Just look at it! 

2. I usually buy a couple of scarves a year and I like the light neutral tones of this Zara one. Besides which, stripes are always good, horizontal or vertical.

3. I love grey cashmere jumpers. I have a few. I don't mind if I have another and Uniqlo's cashmere is competitively priced and easy to look after. 

4. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I've been decorating. I received the new Fresh Fig candle from the White Company and I have to say it looks very nice in my newly painted clean room ;o) It smells lovely - I can detect the berries (cassis), I don't know what figs smell like as I haven't eaten any in a while but there is an underlying "greenness" about the fragrance which I really like as I favour green/clean scents. However, I have yet to light the wick - I'm saving it for September when the nights draw in and it will be interesting to note how cleanly and evenly it burns in due course. 

5. In my world, black jeans equate with winter and blue jeans mean summer. And Topshop's black Jamie jeans are amongst the best out there. I have a pair from a couple of years back which are still going strong.

6. This clutch is a recent addition to So So Towers. I liked the simple clean lines with the distressed silver lower panel just to give it a bit of pizazz. It's not a bad size too - I think I can even fit a pair of going home shoes in there if I wanted to!

7. The Chloe Drew was a bit of hit this year wasn't it for those with a thousand pounds to spare? But fear not, Zara do what they do best and have put out their "take" on this bag for the season ahead. And I'm thinking, well done Zara - strong colour game!

8. Basically, lace up Aquazurra lookalike shoes are here for a bit longer. Does this mean that I should have jumped on this bandwagon a year ago? Probably but I'm glad I didn't because the high street has produced some fab versions at very affordable prices. At the very top end of the high street though, are the Whistles Sida shoes. Being leather rather than suede, these will work nicely going into the wetter months. These are my current favourite pointy version of the ghillie shoes.

9. The American Vintage jackets are a brilliant fit for me and will be perfect when the weather is more "autumn'ish" to sling on over a top for the school run. I can't do a smart blazer but this is perfect for that slightly more dressed down look that I prefer.

10. Now this "slit-sleeve: statement dress is from Forever21 and priced ridiculously low - just £18.  I think I may be a little in love with it - I love the drama but I have nowhere to go in this. Someone buy it and pair it with the Topshop  Nomad shoes  for me will you?


So, I have some of the items above already and usually go for berry shades as an accent for the winter months but this year ... I may be going green. I might start with this! 


With black jeans, a grey scarf and some pretty shoes - autumn here I come!






25 comments:

  1. It is so envious to have seasons. We here only has, hot, hotter and hottest months and months! I like the picture you took with that greens, very serene. - I Ying

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    1. Hi! (waves). The climate is very different where you are - I bet you've probably never had a proper winter coat!

      And yes, the picture is quite calming isn't it? It's those little green leaves. I bought them to go in an arrangement around five to six weeks ago and they are still going strong. I love the deep green.

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    2. What is winter coat? (wink) Nope, it doesn't exist here. I remember borrowing my aunt's 'vintage' cold climate jumper/coat and brought them all the way when going study overseas. They all end up in the charity /secondhand clothes shop when I return home. I got a Uniqlo ultra light down jacket though (for those yearly vacation, if we are lucky). - I Ying

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  2. I adore that shade of green and love how it works with the grey....I think that zara bag needs to be mine. Roll on AW :) x

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    1. I like the green bag as well. Should we both get one?

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  3. It's actually a shade of green that most people can wear too and it's treated as a neutral in Colour Me Beautiful world (music to my ears) x

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    1. Really? I love learning stuff like this. I have nothing in this colour actually apart from a rucksack which i picked up earlier in the year from Forever21. I thought it might make a nice alternative "dark" to the ones I normally go with.

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  4. I love these colours. Perfect for early autumn, Sue. Great picks too! You can't beat green in my eyes, so versatile. Lynne xx

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    1. The green I can see you liking but I would have thought the grey and blacks would be a little heavy for you - I always see you in warm shades.

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  5. I was going to berry, but you have made me rethink .... I have green eyes and own nothing green. Love the green cashmere jumper and everything you have picked really. Yes, I am tempted try another pair of ghillie black lace ups (I have tried a few on the high street, but nothing I have been totally happy with) I am pleased with my leopard ones from r&b, but tend to wear them for special. These whistle ones and the Topshops are in my online basket .... like you I didn't think they would have such staying power. X great post Sue x

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    1. Thanks Annmarie. I think I just fancied a change from the usual suspects and I kept noticing the green.

      So are you trying for another pair of the ghillie shoes then? There's part of me that's wondering if I should bother as we are coming in to the colder months and I was thinking how cold my feet would get. I do like the look of them though.

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  6. LOVE bottle green - in fact I have just ordered some Burberry nail polish in a similar color. I saw this too this morning on the Boden site and I love it! It may be my first Boden purchase in some time! xx http://bit.ly/1PPD92K

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    1. The colour of the Burberry polish is lovely! I saw it on Instagram. I actually have a similar shade from H&M - I might go and dig that one out!

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  7. I have to confess that I'm struggling with the green, but only because it was the oolour of my school uniform. Need to get over that I guess, as really loving some of your picks. Especially the cashmere :)

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    1. I forgot that this shade of green (bottle green) was a uniform colour for some. I was lucky - my uniform was navy

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  8. What an attractive moodboard! Zara is carrying a few items in that deep green currently, so much better than their old mustard and burgundy game. I love wearing green as I have green eyes (old trick) but this shade is too dark for me, so I've been hoarding olive green instead, which also works well with my predominantly navy & grey wardrobe...

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    1. The mood board - I just keep popping things on till I fill the space! I have to say I prefer these cooler shades as well, they go well with what I already have in the wardrobe.

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  9. The shade of the M&S sweater is so beautiful Sue....I absolutely love green! I wonder if this is a colour that would suit me, I have tons of khaki but nothing in this kind of evergreen! It looks amazing against the black so I shall be trying the sweater next time I swing by M&S! xx

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    1. I think it's just a nice alternative colour but still staying dark and deep which I think we feel very comfortable in. And do try it - you never know, it might really suit!

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  10. some such lovely bits there - have you seen the gorgeous green satin midi skirt from M&S? OMG I love it and am deffo buying it when September kicks in and my spending bans stops (if it hasn't sold out by then of course.) It would look gorgeous with a grey cashmere which I may also just invest in. I have a darker grey merino from Gap that would also work. Happy days!

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    1. Liz, that skirt is beautiful! I want it and I have no use for it whatsoever! And one Christmas meal with the girls (probably in someone's house) means it won't get showcased properly. But but ... I think it might go beautifully with my disco shoes! Arghghg!

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    2. Yes it would!!! Done! 😁

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  11. I have to admit that other than khaki, I really haven't explored green before.....But I'm really loving this really smart dark bottle green. I can see it will work with all the usual suspects, and as Donna says it's ok for everyone, I cant wait to get some in my wardrobe....Might start with that gorgeous M&S cashmere, as they wash and wear so well! (Ever Mrs practical!)
    Helen xx

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    1. It looks very smart against these dark shades doesn't it Helen? And I've always been an olive khaki girl too but I think I might give this green is very do-able.Let's be having one of those M&S discount codes coming along soon!

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  12. I've been eyeing up this shade in H&M too, love it with grey and black

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