Back in England our favorite way to spend a date night was to head out for a good curry and a couple of lagers. Due to the lack of good curry houses here our need for heat and spice is more often satiated by Mexican food – the more jalapenos the better! Plus I prefer a couple of margaritas these days to cold, fizzy lager. Last night, to celebrate another half marathon and take advantage of Grandpa still being here to babysit, we went out to Nuevo Laredo. It was lovely, so relaxing and such a giggle. I’m pretty sure I could have eaten all that was on my plate but that would have been greedy no?
It was freezing here, so unexpectedly I had to scurry to find a sweater and jacket to wear. I hurriedly threw this little ensemble together – my Boden stripey jumper from AW 2011, Boden leather jacket from SS 2011, Hudson jeans and Tory Burch navy Eddies. I think this is my favorite jacket – I always feel casual yet polished in it.
Before I went out and stuffed myself another Boden parcel arrived. I had hastily ordered the Boho tunic in Haze champagne spot when a US 6 came back into stock and somehow I found myself putting the Glam jersey tunic in purple in my basket too. The Boho tunic unfortunately was extremely tight across my 36Cs so I have had to return for a US 8 – but the good news is it is gorgeous. It’s a lovely lightweight, silky tunic that will be great dressed up or down in the height of summer. I love the haze color too – a great soft purple. Just be warned that due to the lack of stretch you may have to size up from your normal size in jersey tunics – it’s not as loose fitting as you might think.
The Glam tunic sparked some debate on Boden’s Facebook page last night. Others have ordered it and reported it looked a tad cheap – I can see their point – and sometimes too much embellishment is not a good thing. Also the print is pretty busy. But, when I first opened up my purple one I instantly loved the colors. There is a coral color playing in with the navy and purple spots making it a really unusual but summery color combination. My only niggle is I think it needs to be an inch longer. I am keeping mine as I have learned the hard way that sending something back ultimately ends in me pining for it. Looking at the photo I think nude shoes will be better – the navy ones make my legs look a bit stumpy – never a desirable look. What do you think about the tunic?
Mike leaves today to head back to England – it’s been a great visit and fun to have him around, and in other exciting news the 24th April may also be the birth date of my new nephew!! My sister is huffing and puffing on a labor table in the North West of England as I write. MM and I are hoping that he is called Daniel to provide ample opportunity for fun at family affairs with his two year old brother Jack:) Interesting fact of the day Jack was also born on the 24th of the month, as was his Dad, and his Dad also! Uncanny hey – though not all the same months admittedly.
Today I have on my Boden tunic from SS 2011 (I think it was the funky tunic similar to this season’s), Boden leggings and Tory Burch Revas in hibiscus pink. Hopefully I’ll have some cute baby photos to share tomorrow!
I really am tempted to order the glam tunic but have been put off by the comments about the embellishment , it does look lovely on you but will you honestly tell me what the “jewels” are like on it (I can tell from your blog that you wouldn’t go for anything cheap looking) . Also where do you get your tory birch reva s from ?
Hi Diane – I just added a close up image to the blog post of the beads. They really are just colored beads – not shiny bling or jewels – I really do like it. I have the Ibiza tunic from last year and the fab tunic from a couple of years ago that both have beads on them too (https://poppysstyle.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/a-new-playlist/). Try it – you will never know until you see it in real life:)
As for the Revas we have a Tory Burch boutique in Atlanta, or I get them from the online store which often has free shipping – especially for new customers I think. Many department stores also sell them and they regularly have free shipping online too.
Hope that helps!:)
Your legs could never look stumpy. Seriously. They look awesome, navy flats or not.
I am glad you had a spicy meal…we have had some amazing Indian food in London, so I get why it might be hard for you to have it in America. Around here there is at least one Indian place that pours on the spice, but you have to ask for it. (Which my dad does…I LOVE seeing his face turn bright red and him sputtering, “oh, it’s kind of hot.” LOL.)
I do agree with you on Boden’s over embellishments. They have been more tame in the past two years, but still a bit more than need be. However, there are many women who love it and I applaud Johnnie for still keeping them there for those women. I don’t care for the big buttons myself, but I know they have their fans. 🙂
I hear you with the big buttons – not for me either…the embellishment doesn’t turn me off I just think it’s unnecessary and it can be a bit cheap looking if the beads are poor quality. The best beaded item I have are the LE silk feather tops which I love from last year…the LE tunic looks great in this season’s collection – that has a little beading around the neck – I’m going to stalk it in the clearance as it is pricey:)