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A Boden Show & Tell & WIWT

Now we all know I love a bit of Boden, so when they recently released their latest drop & their brochure landed at my door I didn't loose any time in seeing what beauties there were to tempt me.

As I've mentioned in the past I'm instantly drawn to Boden's more classic, less patterned pieces that are easy to style with the latest trends, so without further ado here's my current wish list.

I just love this navy jumpsuit - perfect for dressing down with flat sandals or trainers & layering with a denim jacket on cooler weather but equally stunning teamed with heels & a blazer for a night out.  This would also make a super comfy travelling outfit too.




Boden Santa Fe Jumpsuit


Now I've yet to add a bomber style jacket to my collection but this patterned one is seriously tempting me. It puts me in mind of my Mango quilted jacket, which I often get asked where it's from.  This kind of jacket is great for teaming with classic plain pieces to make a real statement.




Boden Sophia Jacket


Now this next dress I spotted at their press day back at the beginning of the year & loved it the moment I saw it.  How perfect is this for layering with some statement jewellery & on cooler days teaming with a denim jacket...... I think this is definitely going to have to be purchased to try :-0






Having fallen head over heels in love with hot pink I now seem to be drawn to all things red at the moment, so I love this classic dress.  Another great wardrobe addition that could be styled with flat sandals & a denim jacket for daytime but equally dressed up with heels & a gold clutch for evening.  I think this would look stunning with gold accessories & a tan for holidays.




Boden Bridget Dress


If you're loving the 70s vibe this season then these simple kaftan styled dresses would be perfect for sunny days & great for wearing on their own as a dress & layered with a few gold necklaces & bracelets or also worn over a pair of skinny jeans as a tunic.




Boden Ingrid Dress




Boden Ingrid Dress


Sticking with the kaftan with these lovely boho inspired tops, which are ideal for the summer.  I love how Boden have styled the navy one with simple white shorts, but equally this would look just as stunning with a pair of boyfriend jeans & either ballet pumps/sandals or even trainers would look just as good.




Boden Adrianne Top




Boden Adrianne Top




Boden Adrianne Dress


Now you can't beat a maxi dress for the summer & holidays & I love the simplicity of this maxi dress, not to mention the tassel belt.  I'd style this with a few delicate gold chains & either a metallic or boho styled clutch.  Then on cooler days wear with either a denim jacket or even a biker.




Boden Amilie Maxi Dress




Boden Amilie Maxi Dress


Now if you've seen Boden's Alice shoes but wished they came in a flat version then you're in luck as they've now released these babies.




Boden Alice Flats




Boden Alice Flats


Now I've previously featured this tunic on the blog before (I love the edging).  This would make a stunning beach throw not to mention perfect for teaming with a pair of trousers be it jeans or a linen wide leg pair.




Boden Circle Crochet Tunic


And with my ever increasing love of all things striped then a classic navy & white breton is perfect for teaming with denim shorts, wide legged linen trousers or even capri pants too be they denim, white, navy or even red.




Boden Long Sleeve Breton


Of course come the Spring not to mention the Summer a denim jacket totally comes into it's own.  Now most of us probably own a classic styled denim jacket but as soon as I saw Boden's interpretation I instantly loved the round, frayed neckline.  Still classic but something a bit different too.




Boden Amanda Jacket


And finally Boden are on a total roll the past couple of seasons with their shoes & these lace up points are proving a real hit & they have tassels too!




Boden Lille Lace Up Point


Now Boden have very kindly let me choose a few items to style, so what did I choose?  Well first up it had to be the Circle Crochet Tunic.  As I've mentioned above not only will this be perfect for wearing down to the pool on holiday it's also a great top for teaming with a pair of trousers.  I've styled it with some distressed cigarette jeans & then injected some colour with the accessories.  Now I generally size up with Boden's tops but with this one I've ordered my standard size & there's plenty of room.


My Midlife Fashion, Boden, Zara, Circle Crochet Tunic, Cigarette Jeans, Cross Body Bag, Great British Flats


Necklace - Handmade
Tunic - Boden £69
Bag - Boden
Bracelets - Ashiana
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - The British Flat Shoe Company


I just love the detailing on the neckline & sleeves.




Of course I couldn't resist their classic breton & instead of teaming it with jeans I thought I'd style it with a pair of wide legged trousers, a statement pearl necklace & dress the outfit down a bit with my trainers.  Size wise I'd definitely suggest sizing up unless you want a very fitted look.


My Midlife Fashion, Boden, Zara, Mango, Trainers, Wide Legged Trousers, Stripes, Breton, Long Sleeved Breton


Breton - Boden £25
Necklace - Zara
Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Mango 


As I've mentioned above I was really taken with Boden's take on the classic denim jacket so I couldn't wait to try it on & style it.  I've added the jacket to my above outfit to help dress the outfit down.  Size wise I've sized up with the jacket & whilst I could of probably have ordered my normal size I wanted the jacket to be a little less fitted & also have room for a layer or two.  The denim is just the perfect shade for summer such a soft denim blue that's going to be perfect for teaming with all colours.


My Midlife Fashion, Boden, Zara, Mango, Trainers, Wide Legged Trousers, Stripes, Breton, Long Sleeved Breton, Pearls, Denim Jacket, Boden Amanda Jacket


Breton - Boden £25
Jacket - Boden £69
Necklace - Zara
Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Mango


As I said above I just love the frayed neckline.


My Midlife Fashion, Boden, Zara, Mango, Trainers, Wide Legged Trousers, Stripes, Breton, Long Sleeved Breton, Pearls, Denim Jacket, Boden Amanda Jacket


And finally having found my New Look lace up flats so very useful I simply had to try Boden's version.  Naturally I feel in love with these babies the moment I slipped my foot inside.  I'd say these are true to size & like any new shoe may need the first one or two wears to break them in but after that I'm sure they're going to be super comfy.


My Midlife Fashion, Lille Lace Up Point, Boyfriend Jeans, Distressed Denim, Boden, Zara


Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Boden £89


Finally here's my outfit for today & as you'll see I simply had to wear my new shoes.


My Midlife Fashion, Lille Lace Up Point, Boyfriend Jeans, Distressed Denim, Boden, Zara, Cross Body Bag, Hot Pink, Lace Top, Blazer, Navy Blazer


Blazer - Zara
Top - Zara
Bag - Boden
Jeans - Zara
Shoes - Boden £89


Statement Shoes & A Blazer, boden, zara, hush, white lace top, navy blazer, hot pink, cross body bag, lillld lace up points, boyfriend jeans, denim


Blazer - Zara £69.99
Top - Zara £39.99
Bag - Tula £55
Jeans - Hush £75
Shoes - Boden £89


So what do you think?  Are you as tempted by Boden's latest additions as much as I am?  Is there anything that takes your fancy?  Or have you in fact already clicked the button?  I'd love to hear your thoughts & know what pieces are your favourite.

Have a fab day, only two more sleeps until the Bank Holiday weekend whoop whoop :-)

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27 comments

  1. The denim jacket looks fab on you, I have been tempted to click the buy button many occasions on that one. I haven't checked the new arrivals ... A job later with my afternoon brew I think Jane. X

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    1. Did you spot anything you fancy Annmarie?!! I love the denim jacket & its the perfect shade of denim, can't wait to see how you style it if you click the button.
      Jane xx

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  2. I have to say that the denim jacket didn't appeal until I saw it on, it looks great! It's so much better to see things in the flesh sometimes :) x

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    1. It does help to see them on doesn't it Sarah. I really love the slight take on the traditional jacket with the neckline.
      Jane xx

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  3. I have ordered and tried on the lovely jumpsuit - unfortunately the proportions were all wrong on me and neckline is really very low so you have to wear a cami underneath. I am yet to find a jumpsuit that doesn't arrive so completely wrinkled that it puts me off almost instantly! Waiting for one from Warehouse at the moment (25% off with whgrazia 25) so let's see.....back to Boden though the tasseled flat sandals are tempting me no end.....

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    1. Ooh hope you get on better with the Warehouse one Luciana & of course it's always seems that much nicer with a discount :-) In fact I may just have to take peek to see if there's anything to tempt me ;-0
      I'm totally in love with the tasseled flats - comfy, stylish, tassels & they really add a little something to an outfit.
      Jane xx

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  4. I'm a huge fan of Boden, as you know, but nothing has caught my eye lately, which is very unlike me! Love your picks! Lynne xx

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    1. Oh Lynne that's not like you at all.....are you feeling ok ;-)
      Jane xx

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  5. I've decided that I *need* another dress for my holiday and the Breezy Emma dress looks as though it will totally fit the bill! Love the denim jacket on you Jane.....very tempted by that too! xx

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    1. The Breezy Emma dress is stunning isn't it Michelle. I'm so tempted by it as it would look fab with the denim jacket. Have you clicked the button?!!
      Jane xx

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  6. Pretty tunic! I've decided I definitely need a Boden Breton top in my life. It will be first on my list post maternity wear! X

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    1. It's lovely isn't it Jane & yes a breton is a definite wardrobe staple & will make a lovely treat for your post maternity wardrobe.
      Jane xx

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  7. I love both your looks, the one with denim jacket and the navy blazer one too! You look fab as usual :)
    Nora
    www.jacketsociety.com

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  8. Gorgeous picks Jane---love that tunic with the pop of pink:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, I can't wait to wear it on my summer hols :-)
      Jane xx

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  9. I am falling big time for your Boden white tunic, and as you say Jane it would be great on holiday as well. Love a stripe as always too! Helen xx

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    1. It's so fresh looking isn't it Helen. I just need the sun to shine & the temperatures to increase!
      Jane xx

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  10. Love all these outfits, and the wide-leg trousers are a great idea for work too...makes such a difference to see all the items on too. I can't wait to get shopping! Donna x

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    1. Aww thanks Donna, it does help to see clothes styled for the 'real world' doesn't it.
      Have a fab day & happy shopping :-)
      Jane xx

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  11. I love the pink alice shoes they are adorable.

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    1. They're stunning aren't they.
      Jane xx

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  12. Love your blog!!! After seeing them on here I recently bought the Boden Boho boots and love them. Exactly what I have been looking for, for ages now. I'm same size as you - 40. Do you sell your old gear online at all? Thanks

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    1. Hi Kathryn & thank you! :-) I love my Boden Boho boots & am so tempted to order one in every colour as they're perfect with skirts/dresses as well as trousers & jeans & so comfy too.
      Yes I do sell some of my items on eBay.
      Jane xx

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    2. Still loving my boho boots - have been wearing them lots! Am taking my Zara structured blazer back next week, hopefully to exchange for another, as mine has bobbled quite badly on the hip after wearing just 3 or 4 times :-(

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    3. They're the perfect boot aren't they Kathryn. Definitely take your Zara blazer back there's no way that should of happened, I'm going to keep an eye on mine now I know yours has bobbled.
      Jane xx

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  13. Cool - can you say what your shop/username is on ebay?? Xx

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