Outfit: good in green

It’s not been a conscious choice, but I just don’t wear that much green. The longer I write this blog the more I realise what my favourite clothing colours are and green just ain’t one of them – oh, unless you’re talking mint green and then I’m all over it.
I had the opportunity to change my green-hatin’ ways in the shape of this Dolly & Dotty dress and I’m really glad I did. This dress has completely different material to my other Dolly & Dotty dress, it’s not the same kind of stiff cotton, but is much softer. It creases easily, which is not ideal, but apart from that it’s a great dress to wear around the house or doing chores because of how comfortable it is. It also sized slightly larger than my other dress, but I’d say the fit is pretty spot on with your typical UK size 8. Like the other one, it’s also a great length for the petite among us.
As I mentioned before, one of the great things about this brand is how they provide matching belts for the dresses and the option to buy a matching headscarf too. So, considering how low their prices are, it’s only too easy to kit yourself out in a cute outfit like this. Some might say dangerously easy… How spoilt for repro choice we are in the UK!
Dolly & Dotty Poppy dress in green checkered


Dolly & Dotty dress and matching headband


Dolly & Dotty Poppy dress in green checkered


Dolly & Dotty Poppy dress in green checkered


Dolly & Dotty Poppy dress in green checkered


Dolly & Dotty dress and matching headband


Dolly & Dotty Poppy dress in green checkered


Vintage metal hoops from Chronically Vintage


Dolly & Dotty dress and matching headband


Dolly & Dotty Poppy dress in green checkered
Headscarf: c/o Dolly & Dotty
Earrings: vintage c/o Chronically Vintage
Cardigan: ‘Paloma’ Hell Bunny
Dress: ‘Poppy’ c/o Dolly & Dotty
Shoes: very old


  1. February 25, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    You look lovely in green though! I think the brighter shade of green in the cardi against the red lips really works, it really jazzes up the darker shades of green in the headband and dress. Check out those covered buttons down the front, nice detail that! Green is absolutely one of my favourite colours, yet I have very little green in my wardrobe come to think of it. My husband doesn't like green, maybe that's why? Sounds like the perfect everyday dress as you say, anyway.
    Hope you're having a good week!!

    • February 25, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      I bought this cardigan a bit on a whim and I'm actually surprised by how much I like it and how much it goes with! It's not quite as useful as my dark blue version, but it's not far behind. D&D are quite good with the little details, aren't they? B has never once commented on any colour I've ever worn, ha! xxx

  2. February 25, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    The cardi matches so perfectly! I love this dress on you! Go green!! 😉

  3. February 25, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    this is totally adorable and your red lipstick is just right

  4. February 25, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I cannot believe you don't like green because these shades are just amazing on you.And like Poreclina, I love how the lip colour works against the green. It's a truly gorgeous look! Kx

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      I actually didn't realise how great this lipstick was with the dress until looking at the photos! x

  5. February 25, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I'm really loving the color combination in your outfit! These colors look so great on you! Also, gotta love the matching headband! It really makes everything look so finished! Gorgeous outfit and gorgeous dress CiCi! <3

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      I don't wear a lot of headbands because I find them tricky to make look good, but I'm glad I persevered with this one for the reason you mention. It really does make it look finished!

  6. February 25, 2016 / 6:22 pm

    Oh and green looks so good on you! Lovely outfit. I agree re the cardigan, I have this one and am amazed with how much it goes with!

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      If I'd have known I'd have got a green cardigan sooner!

  7. February 25, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    Super pretty outfit! I love green to bits, but realized a few years ago that I didn't have much of it in my wardrobe, so I made it my colour of the year that year. I've added a bit more since then, but am always on the prowl for further grass hued garments and accessories.

    Those earrings look awesome here and frame your gorgeous face so nicely. Thank you very much for including them and sharing a link to my shop. You're the sweetest!

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      I love the idea of a colour of the year, Jessica! I'm half thinking I might name one retrospectively. It's fun to think about – and a good way to tackle wardrobe colour inequality 😉

      Glad you like seeing the earrings! I loved how they looked with this outfit; they were perfect. I haven't worn big hoops for a long time but, weirdly, I did go through a phase in my early teens of wearing big silver hoops nearly daily. It made me realise how much I missed them! x

  8. February 25, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    You look super cute in this. Your waist looks so tiny!

    I adore green. I think it looks lovely on you with your colouring.


    • February 29, 2016 / 1:13 pm

      I think the fitted cardigan is really helping with the waist tininess – most are a bit loose and just make you look bigger!

  9. February 25, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Super cute! I love the colour and matching headscarf, and especially love that it is petite friendly!

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      I am trying to single-handedly discover and wear every petite friendly repro dress out there 😉 I have been very pleased to discover the Bernie Dexter Paris dresses are another winner for shorties 😀

  10. February 25, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I just adore this dress, I love the cut and I'll wear tartan any day! I love the edition of the collar too, it really adds some cuteness. It fits you like a dream too!


  11. February 26, 2016 / 12:41 am

    Such a cute outfit and green looks so good on you! Love the cardi with the dress. Oh and matching belts are one of my most favourite things x

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:14 pm

      Agreed – why don't more brands do this. Also, why don't more brands add grommets – they make SUCH a difference!

  12. February 26, 2016 / 12:49 am

    Love this dress on you, the green and tartan looks so good on you to! I've been eyeing of Dolly and Dotty brand for a while, I'm yet to purchase anything yet though! 🙂

  13. February 26, 2016 / 7:31 am

    The buttons are so adorable on the bodice! I love how cute the whole outfit is with the plaid and matching belt. Also, it's a good thing you've discovered green for your wardrobe because I think that nature's hue looks amazing on you! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      I think I'm lucky that my hair colour is pretty neutral, so it's quite difficult to clash with anything!! xx

  14. February 26, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I've just published a post with my Dolly and Dotty dress, and wore it with a Paloma cardigan too! I can't decide which of your two Dolly & Dotty dresses I like best – this tartan is gorgeous, but the other is just so perfect. It's funny because I was thinking how strange that you didn't like green before, but then realised I barely own any in wardrobe – oops!
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      I think the other dress just about takes my top spot too – it just feels like it was made for me and it's so rare to have a dress in that kind of shape fit that well. Green is an easy colour to overlook, it seems! xx

  15. February 26, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    I have a Dolly & Dotty dress in a different style but that same fabric. I found it creased up when washed, but I hadn't noticed it creasing when I wore it, maybe I just wasn't paying attention!

    I love green! You look great in it, you should try it more often!

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      To be fair to this dress, the creases weren't glaringly obvious – I have stuff that creases much, much worse. I haven't washed it yet so will look forward to dragging the ironing board out. Not!!

  16. February 27, 2016 / 8:57 am

    I always overlook green as I feel it works better on brunettes and red heads. And it does look fab on you! I'm a sucker for tartan, and this one is particularly gorgeous!

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      No way, I love this kind of green on blondes! I reckon you would rock it 😉

  17. February 28, 2016 / 6:54 am

    You may not wear green very often, but it looks lovely on you. I'm digging the plaid, and I love how you've brought out the green in the pattern with the green cardigan.
    Green is actually one of my favorite colors, but I hardly ever wear it anymore. I have a green dress that I really have to have repaired (broken zipper, ugh).

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:17 pm

      It's surprisingly difficult to find nice clothes in nice greens, I think! Or that may just be my excuse for taking so darn long myself… heh.

  18. February 28, 2016 / 9:11 am

    You guy are truly spoiled in UK with all the repro brands out there. Most of them are affordable as well and luckily no need to pay custom fees when ordering from Europe 🙂

    That aside, I don't like green either (except for mint and light green), but I've got Hell Bunny Aberdeen dress in navy-green tartan. I bought it simply because of the tartan fabric, so I think not liking something might change according to the fabric/print/style of the dress. Been there, done that before as well.

    Your dress is gorgeous and looks much better "irl" than on Dolly & Dotty's product pictures. Same thing seems to happen with Hell Bunny as most of their dresses look very dull on their models, but look beautiful on other people as part of a proper outfit 🙂 Very often I overlook many of their styles until I see someone else wearing them and realise they're actually beautiful.

    • February 29, 2016 / 1:19 pm

      I think Europeans are spoiled with easy access to Top Vintage, one of my favourite shops 😉 But we do get free shipping to the UK, so I can't complain about that, even if it takes a little longer!

      I often find I like dresses a lot more when I see them on bloggers; sometimes models are so tall things look entirely different on them to the average woman – but particularly different to how they look on someone my height! I try not to judge too much on product shots, for that reason… But if something looks really bad on a model that's usually not a good sign for the rest of us 😉

  19. March 1, 2016 / 10:04 am

    That look really suits you – and the belt is a PROPER belt, not a tie belt. Proper belts FTW.

  20. March 2, 2016 / 12:31 am

    I'm WAY behind with my blog reading, so am only just seeing this, and I almost wish I hadn't looked, because now I have yet ANOTHER dress to add to my wish list! You're SUCH a bad influence 😉

  21. March 2, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Hi Cici, I been a long time lurker but I never commented before. I just want to say you look really pretty and I really like what you done with your hair. xx


    • March 4, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      I really love it when people who haven't commented before get in touch – thank you 🙂 And what lovely comments too xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *