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!

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12 thoughts on “Grrrrr.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I love the skirt – it really is nice to try something different – I’m not a big maxi dress wearer in the summer as I like to have my ‘legs out’ but they are comfy in the winter, and warm with tights.

  1. Sue

    Like the leopard coat – I took one to the mirror and as I approached and I saw me with it, I turned back and put it back. I like them, they don’t like me but yours looks good – you’re probably tall and so can carry off more pattern than me.

    I like the Edelman boots – like the tassels and the fact that they’re taupe and not tan.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Ha ha – you keep saying things don’t like you – that’s just not true – you are so pretty and have a fabulous figure – I don’t think height matters too much as this coat is over the knee – I’m only 5’6″ so pretty average! I don’t always worry about ‘carrying things off’ – some items I’ll wear just because I love them – Trinny and Suzannah would kill me.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Thanks Dale! It is nice to wear a bit of color in the winter – it was drab and dreary here in Atlanta and this red cardigan certainly cheers me up. I’ve never been shy of color – though I do love my grey and black:) Thanks for commenting! xx

  2. chocolatecookiesandcandies

    My package from Boden just arrived half an hour ago. Argh! Wish I’d known the discount code. Definitely can’t go wrong with the grey sweater. It just goes with everything. I like how you paired it with the leopard print coat.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Call them and ask them to apply the code – they normally will to prevent people returning items and reordering with the code…they’ll give you an account credit for it:)

  3. Toni

    Hi, love your blog. And have severe boot envy reading it!! Anyway the reason for my post is marks and spencer, I have been on their website and they do ship to 80 countries and the delivery charge is £15 to the USA, what I don’t understand is whether you have to get someone in the uk to order it for you. Hope this is a piece of helpful information, Toni

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Hi Toni! Thanks for commenting!! Glad you like the blog! Yes – it’s great news – M&S actually sent me a note to say that they deliver! I’m thrilled! I expect you can just order with a US credit card and be charged whatever the US dollar exchange is – though I know some cards charge a foreign transaction fee too but for a must have item it might be worth it:) Thanks again for letting me know!


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