Boden November drop – try-on
So that’s my pick of hardworking suggestions for this week’s pre-Cyber event, now I’ll show you what I pulled together for my edit from this month’s Boden drop.
Returning Boden classics – the ottoman dress
Over the next few months we’ll see some of the all time top sellers from Boden coming back and one is the ottoman dress. Made from a textured ponte fabric, these dresses are just so easy to wear on an everyday basis and you can often get away without ironing them if you pop them straight onto a hanger after you’ve washed them. This one has a softly structured shape as you can see with a loose waistline, then more shaped over the hips. There are eight colours available but they’re selling out quickly. They’re the sort of thing that you can dress up or down very easily and with 234 raving reviews, you can see that people are pleased to have them back.
I’ve paired it with shiny black leather boots to contrast with the texture of the ponte. They’re another classic that Boden have added to their collection this year, completely timeless in terms of toe and heel shape, the sort of thing that you’ll have in your wardrobe for years. Reviews are mixed but I found them true to size and comfortable enough to wear all day.
Ottoman dress; knee high leather boots
I added my coat from last year here just to show you how well the dress works with longer proportions. Long coats are the key wardrobe updaters for this winter and with the way the weather’s going, I think we may be grateful that fashion’s playing a practical hand for once.
Ottoman dress; knee high leather boots; faux shearling reversible coat
Party pieces – the glitter jumpsuit
I have only a few nights out pencilled into my calendar so far this Christmas which means I’m determined that anything new will be relaxed and comfortable so that I can wear it at home too. You know I love a jumpsuit so this was an obvious choice for this post, it’s stretchy and light with a subtle silver sparkle. In terms of sizing, I’m wearing a size 12 and it fits perfectly apart from the fact that it’s a little bit short in the body for me which really matters with a jumpsuit so I’d probably size up to a 14. You can just about see that I had the perfect shoes to go with it in my wardrobe – a pair of Boden glitter slingbacks from 2015. I’ve added one of Boden’s new jewelled party belts just to add definition at the waist too.
Jumpsuit; belt both 30% off from midnight with code U9P4; Boden shoes 2015, Jigsaw clutch 2015
As you know I’ve been determined that any edit pieces I pick this season will sit together to form a capsule rather than being one hit wonders so here’s how it works with the faux fur jacket from last month’s post. Navy and black work so well together, especially for evenings.
Faux fur jacket; Jumpsuit; belt 30% off from midnight with code U9P4; Boden shoes 2015, Jigsaw clutch 2015
Winter coffee and a chat
As I type I’m sitting in an opaque world – Storm Debi thrashed us for a few hours yesterday leaving us with windows that are thick with sea salt. On Saturday though we had the most glorious late autumn day and so when I met Nicky for a coffee we decided to sit by the shore. We were still deep in conversation when Mal came to pick me up, even though it was starting to get dark – and she steadfastly refused to be in any photos!
Sadly this jumper has pretty much sold out in this navy and chinchilla colourway already, despite it only just landing – but you might be lucky and get a return. It’s made from 100% merino wool so it feels great to wear, it has my favourite kind of neckline for winter and the chinchilla is a very warm grey so it’s flattering to winter skintones. I don’t often go for oversized knits but I don’t feel swamped this one because the loose body is balanced by a great fit on the arms, I still went for a small though and it was just right for me. It comes in five different colourways.
And of course I have to mention the joy of the gold boots, everyone who passed us stopped to comment. They’re made from soft leather and they’re much nicer on than they look online. If you’re searching for something to lift your winter outfits that has a solid and walkable heel, these could be the ones.
Oversized jumper; Cords; Gold boots
And here’s a better view of the cords that I mentioned above, I’m so pleased to have found them. I was warned that they come up small and they do, so I’m wearing a 14. There are six colours available and they’re exactly the everyday slim straight cut that I’ve been looking for – I just wish I could find it in jeans.
Oversized jumper; Cords; Gold boots