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Boden Summer Essentials & WIWT

Now we all know I love a bit of Boden & once again they've got some really stunning pieces this season.  I've already highlighted some of my picks here & I've even been lucky enough for Boden to send me a few pieces too.

But before I share with you my new additions I wanted to highlight my key picks - all items that I'd happily love to house in my wardrobe, that would make great additions & are guaranteed to bring new life into your wardrobes this Spring/Summer.

Top Picks

So any guesses which four things I decided to choose?  A hard decision I'm sure you'll agree but in the end I picked the following.

My Picks

Naturally I had to have a trying on session - anyone else do this when they get something new?  I don't know about you but I just love seeing if new additions are going to work with my existing wardrobe & work with the outfits I've already formed in my head.

So first up the tunic dress.  I was a little unsure whether to go for the cream version but in the end I decided on the blue tunic as I thought it would be much more practical in terms of colour & also more flattering without a tan so would hopefully get more wear.  I'm wearing a size 8 in the regular length & I would say the fit is spot on - not too tight or loose & a great length plus not too short to be revealing but not too long that it requires heels.

I had been a little unsure if the blue of the tunic would look more purple in real life but in fact it's a gorgeous shade of blue which I would describe as deep royal blue.  

The dress is the perfect mix of slub cotton mixed with stunning woven broderie detailing & is a great little dress for both day or evening wear & it's certainly coming with us on our summer holidays.

My Midlife Fashion, Boden Heidi Tunic Dress

My Midlife Fashion, Harry Rocks, Boden Heidi Tunic Dress

My Midlife Fashion, Boden Heidi Tunic Dress, Accessorize Tassel Clutch, Topshop Venus stud sandals

Dress - Boden £69.50
Necklace - Harry Rocks
Bag - Accessorize, similar here
Sandals - Topshop £52

Onto the broderie top next & I think the only words to describe this are stunning, perfect, a wardrobe must have & oops I've also ordered this in the chambray colour way I love it that much!  I went with my normal size 8 with this so no need to size up, as can sometimes be the case.  I'm sure you will agree it has the most stunning detailing.

My Midlife Fashion, Broderie Top

My Midlife Fashion, Boden Broderie Top

My Midlife Fashion, Boden Broderie Top, Marks and Spencer Limited Collection Military Blazer, Zara distressed boyfriend jeans, mango cuff bracelet, zara leopard print ghille lace up flats

Blouse - Boden £59.50
Blazer - Marks & Spencer, similar here
Cuff Bracelet - Mango £9.99
Jeans - Zara, similar here
Shoes - Zara, Similar here

Moving onto the jeans & having invested in a couple of black raw edged pair of jeans my wardrobe was lacking in the blue denim department but this pair fit the bill.  Super comfy, slightly higher waisted (so perfect for keeping everything tucked in!) & the most gorgeous shade of denim.  Size wise I had to size down in these as my normal size were too big on the waist & slightly a little to loose on the leg too.    Length wise I'm 5'7" & would say the cropped length is spot on.

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer limited edition military blazer, boden vintage raw edge cropped jeans, mango rigid cuff bracelet, zara v neck t shirt, leather quilted handbag

My Midlife Fashion, Boden Cropped Vintage Raw Edge Denim Jeans, Golden Goose Superstar Trainers, Ladies Leather Quilted Handbag

The finally the clutch.  This is just the softest suede ever - I just want to keep stroking it!  Plus it's a great size & will certainly add a great pop of colour to any outfit....I'm very tempted to order the navy too :-0

My Midlife Fashion Boden Soft Suede Clutch

I love the jeans so much I'm wearing them today.  

My Midlife Fashion, Marks and Spencer limited collection military blazer, ladies leather quilted handbag, golden goose superstar trainers, boden cropped vintage raw edge jeans, mango rigid cuff bracelet, zara longline t shirt

Blazer - Marks & Spencer
Necklace - Harry Rocks
T-Shirt - Zara
Cuff Bracelet - Mango £9.99
Jeans - Boden
Trainers - Golden Goose

Styling A Blazer

Blazer - Hush £65
T-Shirt - Boden £22.50
Jeans - Boden £59.50

So ladies have you got your eye on anything from Boden's latest collection?  I know I say this every time but they really have upped their game over recent years haven't they?!  Plus don't forget it's the last day of their up to 50% mid season sale - see here & use code 5H3A.

Have a lovely day & I'll see you in the morning.

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  1. Hi Jane, such an interesting blog, I'll be having a peek at boden for definite! I also have a 'trying on' session in my house. Been lucky enough to have three daughters (aswell as two sons) so trying and styling is always an option for us..x

    1. Yes you must definite take a peek at what Boden has to offer as they have lots of lovely pieces this season including accessories.
      Glad to know I'm not the only one who indulges in a trying on session or two. I bet it's lots of fun especially with your 3 daughters :-)
      Jane xx

  2. Love the Heidi tunic dress on you Jane-perfect for holidays!
    ~Anne xx

  3. Thanks Anne - yes this is certainly coming away with us this year. Now if the weather would heat up here I could also bring it out to play before we go away :-)
    Jane xx

  4. Have to say, I looked in the recent Boden catalogue and wasn't impressed however you have just restored my faith in them! Thank you! I will take another look, maybe I was just too tired to look properly!!!
    C xx

    1. Hi Catherine I think sometimes regardless of the brand you have to have a couple of flicks through before things catch your eye & of course now the sun is shining it also helps with the inspiration :-)
      Happy shopping & if you do click there's now a great discount on!
      Jane xx


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