A couple of my Boden orders arrived! The first – the slouchy merino jumper is gorgeous. I normally order the larger of my two sizes in knitwear and did so with this, ordering the US8. It is perfect. Lovely and oversized with drapey dolman sleeves, but lovely and snug around the bottom and the cuffs. It is long too and sits on my bum perfectly. I think it can be worn with long skirts or skinny jeans equally well – as long as your lower half is fitted this jumper will be flattering. I ordered the silver melange and love it so much that with the 25% off (code Q753), and some account credit begging to be used, I have just ordered it in sunset too. Grab one now while there are plenty of colors and sizes left.
The second order is the washed red Fairisle jumper. Hmmm – I do like it – but MM’s look was one of complete surprise – ‘that is so not you’ – was his comment – which I have to say is why I like it. I have returned it though as I think the red was too Christmassy (yes ignore what I said the other day), and also the US8 was fitted. If there is one thing I don’t like it is fitted knitwear. So I have returned and I’m exchanging it for a US10 in the Fudge melange. The jury is still out but again with 25% off it is worth a try. I think I like it as it makes me think of cold, winter walks that end up in front of a roaring fire in a country pub eating steak and kidney pudding. Not many of those here in Atlanta.
I do like a bit of animal print. Today I am going for it in a big way. The outfit initially started as red and taupe but quickly became overwhelmed by leopard print. The taupe top is from Zara in the sale and the cardigan is the radish effortless cardigan from Boden SS 2012 and it still pops back into stock occasionally. I love this cardigan – the color just makes me happy. Serendipitously I discovered my H&M leopard print scarf coordinates perfectly with both. Yes there is a lot going on here so I attempted to tame it with my Hudson Collin jeans and Sam Edelman tan (really taupe) suede Louie boots.
Then I went and over did it completely and threw on my best purchase ever from Marks & Spencer – last year’s leopard print coat. Words cannot express how much love I have for this coat. Oh how I wish you shipped to the States.
Odd experiment here too – always far happier with photos taken of myself in the mirror rather than with the tripod – must be because that is how I always see myself rather than how others see me?
Stay warm and let me know if you order anything from Boden with this fab deal!