A reminder of the contenders from yesterday’s blog.
I’ve added two last minute contenders from Gap to the list (thank you Pip!)
This striped knit with a red collar.
The Whistles Joy is waiting for me on the other side of London (Susie So So tells me it’s worth waiting for), I already have the same J Crew in different colours so will only order if the others fail, and the late entries from Gap are on their way. I will do a pt2 report back when they arrive.
The Boden box arrived this morning. I usually like to try on new things when I’m freshly made up and have decent hair. Last night was a bad one (the joys of teething) and having only gone to sleep at 5:20 we were deep in slumber until the loud bangs of the postwoman roused us. I have designated it a Duvet Day which explains the no make up and unbrushed hair in the photos.
First the Boden Stripey Stitch Jumper
(With Zara distressed boyfriend jeans and very old red patent Bloch moccasins)
The jumper is very warm, so warm I was quickly overheated and flustered but warm is good when proper winter starts. It is a lovely tomato red colour and has a pink in the pattern which is hard to see from the photos but which makes it feel quite modern. I think it’s the stripe that made me struggle to find a flattering way to wear it. For someone with a smaller bust looking for a burst of colour I’d highly recommend it but it’s not for me.
(With Hudson skinnies aka My Worst Buy Ever and Zara distressed boyfriend jeans)
It is a lovely weight and a good shade of grey. I think it would look great under a blazer and the knit and neat waistband would sit perfectly with a tailored skirt. I want it to wear with jeans though. I like it, I like it a lot but am not sure it’s flattering on me. My dad (the best dressed man I’ve ever met) says keep it. I’ve decided to try it again tomorrow when I’m better rested (yeah, right!) What do you think?
My Boden order included two unplanned purchases.
I had my eye on this striped jumper when it first came out and thought it would be a simple way to add some of this season’s pink to my wardrobe.
It is a flattering boxy shape, doesn’t cling on the waist and is lovely quality. It’s not what I’m looking for though so back it goes.
Tomorrow I’ll be back with update pt2. Let me know what you’d go for – we all like hearing what you think.