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Feeling groovy.

I hope you all had an amazing long weekend.  Mine was spent by the pool chilling and having lots of fun with friends.  It feels a bit odd being back in regular clothes today.

I’m convinced my hair is benefiting from taking Biotin combined with the sunshine – it feels pretty long today – well long for short hair if you know what I mean.  I am determined to grow it over the summer and see how close I can get to a bob by Fall.  In the meantime it requires plenty of wax for tucking it behind the ears.  As I dried it this morning I felt inspired by the 70s and tried to make my flick as Farrah-like as possible at the front.  Gosh she was beautiful wasn’t she?



Going with the 70s theme I went with my Lotta from Stockholm clogs.  I love these shoes – they are incredibly comfortable and at $85 they are far cheaper than Swedish Hasbeens.  You can buy them here on Amazon or via the Lotta site.  I applied a couple of treatments of olive oil to these nude ones to age them a bit and make the leather a tad darker.  They also have a great Facebook page with regular updates on new styles here.

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Jeans – Asos // Shirt – The Shirt from Boden // Clogs – Lotta from Stockholm // Bag – Alexander Wang Rocco

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Summer picks from Boden.

It’s been a while since I bought from Boden – I think I had too much of a good thing for a while.  The last items I bought were a couple of shirts (last seen here), which I have to say are amazing quality and the detailing is far superior to any other brand at the equivalent price point.  I have the seaspray and lemon curd gingham – gorgeous summer colors.

The Shirt Boden

Well it’s now that time of year, now summer has well and truly arrived, that I start lusting over the amazing Boden tunics.  I am a sucker for a great Boden tunic.  The ease of wearing them in the heat can’t be beaten.  The jersey ones are my favorite – they can be worn poolside, out for dinner or for travel.  They wash and pack super easily.  So as I have only 3 weeks before packing for England and N. Cyprus I thought I’d have a little peek.

Boden have switched up their product launches this year.  Instead of only the main Spring range, with Summer items added at a later date, they seem to be drip feeding more items throughout the season.  It makes sense – it keeps the consumer going back more often.  At the start of Spring there were only 3 tunics to choose from.  Now there are many more – and they are gorgeous!

The Breton this year is lovely – personally I prefer the traditional blue and white, but I have a soft spot for the charcoal and soft red too.

Breton Boden Navycharcoal and red breton

The Biarritz is just fabulous – I will wear this for cocktails.  I LOVE the guava print – it’s got such a glamorous vintage feel to it.



The knitted kaftan is this year’s version of the Florence tunic that I have a couple of (here and here).  I love the pattern this year – again it gives it a great vintage feel.

Knited Kaftan


Finally I’ve just ordered all 3 colors in this one – I just couldn’t choose – the plait detail tunic.  It will be perfect for traveling and I can wear it day and night – I love the fact it is sleeveless too.

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I prefer a tunic to a maxi as I like to show my legs.  Do you like tunics?  Which are your picks for the summer?  If you decide to try don’t forget that Boden have a great discount right now – get 20% off with free shipping and returns using this link before Thursday!

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