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'Jekyll' Emerald Green Jacquard Wiggle Dress

'Jekyll' Emerald Green Jacquard Wiggle Dress

Remember when I said I wasn’t going to buy a new dress for Christmas day…

… but then I made the fatal mistake of visiting the Lindybop website, where I ended up buying one anyway?

Yeah, the same thing happened with New Year’s Eve.

I think at this point I’m just going to have to accept that if there’s a green, retro-inspired dress in the world, I’m probably going to end up buying it. If I’d just thought of it sooner, I could have claimed that I was doing some kind of challenge or something: like, some people do capsule wardrobe challenges, or remix challenges – I do “buy all the green dresses” challenges. No? You don’t think that would work? Damn: I was getting really excited about that one. Oh well: I think you may as well get used to reading the phrase, “But then I went to the Lindybop website…” You’re probably going to be hearing it a lot from now on…

Anyway, some of you may remember this particular dress from my ‘5 Dresses That Almost Made Me Cry‘ post, in which I noted that it would be “the perfect dress for New Year’s Eve”. It was pretty obvious what was going to happen next, huh? As it happens, this dress DID almost make me cry, because it sold out in my size not long after I found it – and at the exact same moment I realised I couldn’t possibly live without it. As you can see, however, it came back into stock a couple of weeks later, so the day was saved, as was New Year’s Eve. Because if I hadn’t bought this dress, I don’t know WHAT I’d have done: I’d probably have just sat at home, like Cinderella, sweeping the hearth and listening to ‘Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now’ on repeat. (Not that Cinderella was a Smith’s fan, obviously, but I think she’d have liked that song, don’t you?)

As it is, though, I SHALL go to the ball tonight: except it’s not actually a ball, it’s a party in a local restaurant. (And I don’t even HAVE a hearth, so that plan wouldn’t have worked out too well either, would it?) We’ve actually spent New Year’s Eve at this particular event before, and it’s always a lot of fun: there’s dinner and dancing, and a whole bunch of people we know and love, so even people like me, who really hate New Year’s Eve, can try to ignore the ticking of the clock, and the fact that another year is slipping away, like sand through a … OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE, AMBER, STOP IT. Seriously, I promised myself I wouldn’t get all morose on you with this post, so I’m going to stop right there, and maybe get a bit soppy instead, if that’s OK with you?

2015 has been a pretty good year, all things considered, and a lot of that has been down to you – yes, I’m talking to YOU. Did you not know I could see you through the computer screen? Because I totally can, and before I go off to get ready for tonight, I want to say a quick but sincere thank you for your support of this blog over the past year. This may be what I do for a living, but I wouldn’t do it at all if I didn’t think there were people out there reading, and making me feel a little bit less alone in the world, so THANK YOU for being one of those people. I mean it. Now off you go and have a wonderful New Year’s Eve: I’ll see you in 2016!

Lindybop Jekyll dress

Lindybop ‘Jeckyll’ dress   Nina shoes  New Look bolero (BOLLY ROLL)  Dune clutch bag

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  • Wendy
    December 31, 2015

    Just wondered. Will Terry be doing your make up tonight? Happy New Year xx

    • Amber
      December 31, 2015

      That was a one-off, purely for the blog 🙂

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    December 31, 2015

    Well, the dress is perfect! In fact, it should be called “The Amber,” since you obviously look stunning in retro green dresses. Glad it came back in stock in your size! I’m currently stalking a blouse I should have bought and am hoping it’ll come back in my size. Fingers crossed.

    Wishing you a very happy & healthy 2016!!! ???

  • TinaD
    December 31, 2015

    Happy new year!

  • Nickolina
    December 31, 2015

    I DO generally read your posts, because I enjoy them even though my fashion style is completely different. Here’s to a great 2016!

  • Erin
    December 31, 2015

    Happy New Year, Amber! You look lovely and I hope you have a wonderful time! 🙂

  • Anna
    December 31, 2015

    Happy New year Amber <3 xx

  • Porcelina
    January 1, 2016

    Happy New Year!! Wishing you lots more fabulous green vintagey dresses in 2016!! xx

  • Lalie
    January 1, 2016

    Happy New Year Amber! I wish you at least 4 very happy holidays in the sun this year. Thank you for inspiring us with your wonderful outfits, and your gorgeous house! Have a lovely 2016 xx

  • Alexandra
    January 2, 2016

    You look beautiful as ever Amber 🙂 I love your blog- the blogging community is so supportive and encouraging which means none of us are ever really alone. And I like that 🙂 Happy New Year doll X

  • Mary
    January 3, 2016

    Love the dress! I completely understand why you couldn’t resist.

  • Georgina
    January 4, 2016

    And a very happy New Year to you too, Amber! I hope it was a good one. And frankly, it would have been irresponsible not to buy that dress, as it is so pretty.

  • Jen Watton
    April 12, 2016

    I have just got this dress for my birthday and live your cardigan and shoes. Just now on a search for something similar as can’t seem to find anything like it.