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OUTFIT | Green and gold

green Chic Wish midi skirt

studded clutch bag

green full skirt and matching sweater

“Is this too  green?” I asked Terry, standing before him on Monday morning.

He stared at me blankly for several seconds. I could almost see the cogs turning inside his brain.

“I… have absolutely no idea what that question even means,” he said finally. “I mean, it’s… green? It’s… two things that are green? Also: I DON’T CARE. WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME?”

OK, he didn’t say that last bit. I could tell he wanted to, though.

It was OK, though: it was totally a trick question, because obviously there’s NO SUCH THING as “too green”.  Terry was, however, correct in his observation that I was wearing two green things rather than one: this is a skirt and a sweater, not a dress, and I actually had no intention of wearing the two together. I mean, when I ordered this skirt, I just assumed I’d be probably be wearing it with my trusty black turtleneck. You know, like I usually do?

It was as I perched perilously upon a stool, reaching for the aforementioned black turtleneck, that this ancient green sweater caught my eye instead.

I looked at it, and then back at the skirt. I looked from the skirt back to the top.

Could it be…?

Was it possible…?

Were they….

“OMG THEY’RE THE SAME COLOUR!” I said. (Inside my own head, obviously.) And that was it: as soon as I realised the colours were as close a match as I could reasonably expect from two items, by different brands, purchased years apart, I knew there was no possible way I’d be able to resist wearing them together. Seriously, you should all just be relieved I didn’t wear one of the two pairs of green shoes which would’ve also matched this skirt, because then I really WOULD have looked like a leprechaun. Or MORE like a leprechaun, rather. Not that that’s ever stopped me…

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[Wearing: ♥ Chicwish green midi skirt ♥ ancient Mango sweater ♥ even more ancient Rocket Dog shoes (c/o) ♥ House of Harlow sunglasses ♥ Dune clutch bag ♥ Michael Kors watch* ♥ H&M snood]


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  • Amber McNaught (@foreveramber)
    February 25, 2014

    Oh look, I’m wearing green again: http://t.co/AVYQ5xtEAK #ootd #fashionbloggers #scottishbloggers

  • char
    February 25, 2014

    Definitely the perfect amount of green, not too much.

  • Call me M
    February 25, 2014

    They look exactly the same hue. When I first looked at your outfit, I thought it was a dress. So I guess this was the perfect pairing, and I wouldn’t be able to resist either if I was you. Definitely not too green! 🙂

  • Ruth
    February 25, 2014

    You look fabulous as always! That watch, I want a Michael Kors watch SO bad. Do you find it comfy?


    • Amber
      February 26, 2014

      I actually don’t think I’ve ever thought about it when it’s on, so I guess that’s a yes! When I first got it, it seemed so huge I was sure it would feel really heavy, but it’s fine 🙂

  • Corinne
    February 25, 2014

    Winner for the match! I didn’t even realise it wasn’t a dress until I read what you put.

    I’m still searching for a perfect dress in that colour. I have it all planned out in my head, the cut and everything. I just need someone to read my mind and make it.

    You hair is getting long! I’m jealous, I think mine has stayed the same length for about 6 months. NOOOOO!

    Corinne x

  • Terry
    February 25, 2014

    True story 🙂

  • Donatella
    February 25, 2014


  • Denise
    February 25, 2014

    I am sure my husband thinks like that as well…

  • Michelle H
    February 25, 2014

    I LOVE it! Green is my favorite color and that particular shade especially.

  • Heather
    February 25, 2014

    LOL! Great outfit!

  • Nicola
    February 25, 2014

    Stunning outfit, green always looks nice with red hair


  • Annette
    February 25, 2014

    I think nothing can be “too green” for you, Amber as it is just your perfect colour!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • Mana
    February 25, 2014

    Definitely not too green, it’s the perfect green. I love that skirt and it’s always amazing when you buy something and you have the perfect match already in your closet.


    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Tracey
    February 25, 2014

    At first, I thought it WAS a dress! They match wonderfully. Lovely outfit.

  • Teresa Silva
    February 25, 2014

    I might be really stupid, cause I saw the second picture and didn’t notice it wasn’t a dress.
    It’s just perfect! You look great 😉

  • Erika
    February 25, 2014

    The outfit was meant to be! I sometimes hesitate to match my top too closely with my skirt, but why not? Dresses are the same color. You will probably never find another pairing this perfect. I also thought it was a dress at first.
    Beautiful! 🙂

  • Tatyana
    February 26, 2014

    Absolutely love this! And poor guys! My partner is the same when I ask him questions during shoots! We gotta love them for their patience! You look amazing xxx
    Secret little Stars

  • Ashley
    February 26, 2014

    LOL! I actually did laugh out loud at this post. Thanks for making me chuckle! Like some of the other commenters, I also thought this was a dress until you pointed out that it was two different pieces. I don’t think I could have resisted pairing them either. Cute outfit!!


  • Aline
    February 26, 2014

    It can never be too green!

  • Amber McNaught (@foreveramber)
    February 26, 2014

    Latest post is on the blog now! http://t.co/SbCQyYbPnl #fbloggers #scotbloggers http://t.co/fbR5wevKV9

  • Silver Cat Tea Party
    February 26, 2014

    I love it! They match so perfectly!

  • Catherine Beck
    February 26, 2014

    Green is my absolute favourite colour and this outfit looks gorgeous on you! xxx

  • Emily Jayne
    February 27, 2014

    Can there ever be too much Amber in green? I really don’t think so!

    • Emily Jayne
      February 27, 2014

      Boo just checked out chicwish and the largest size they do is a 12?!? Such a shame, this skirt is gorgeous!

  • Manon
    February 28, 2014

    slightly off=topic, but I thought about you when I saw that: Sephora delivers in the uk! (from the US, not from France, do not ask me why). You probably already knew, but your posts have made me addicted. NO, I do not work for them!