Every time I wear this Boden dress I am super into it until I see the pictures. There is a lot to love about it (so comfortable, so interesting) but I just kind of want it to do something more flattering up top. Do you see what I mean?
I don't think it's unflattering overall but it makes me look superbusty which is not really my favorite. I will say, if you dig interesting colorblocked dresses, Boden has got you covered. I feel like the new batch are all about being figure flattering. I love the simplicity of this one with the contrast stripes and I am seriously tempted by this summery style which is marked down to $41! And if you like stripes but not colorblock, check out the Lucinda dress. I do like it from the side:
So pleasing! There are actually a lot of great non-Boden options right now as well. This Eliza J dress is cute and under $60 and this Calvin Klein has the same black/white/grey color palette as my dress. And really, they all just want to be McQueen. Right? Right.
To stay warm I threw on a very, very old knit tuxedo jacket from the Gap. I really need to update this because it's on it's last legs (as I've been saying for the past two years.) I love that it's a knit material but the tuxedo lapels make it a bit fancier. I've looked at this TROUVÉ jacket a few times but worry it's too long for me and the same goes for this Matty M version. This one by Veronica Beard is perfect but, oh. The price. Let's just move onto details:
I'm wearing an old beaded spike pendant necklace from BR but this one by Gorjana is really similar and comes in different colors. This one at Off Fifth is also really interesting (and inexpensive.) My wrap watch is La Mer and I'm wearing this giant cocktail ring by Alexis Bittar.
My bag is a vintage LV epi Speedy and I love despite it not being so convenient. I do think a great red satchel is a thing everyone should have. My boots are Loeffler Randall Matilde and I bought them on eBay a few years back. (If you go secondhand on this definitely look for a pair made in Italy, not Brazil.)
As a final note, I have pulled all my scarves out and this is an old favorite from Ann Taylor. If you want to go all crazy with something similar but much more fancy, this is for you. Otherwise, maybe this one? Red leopard just makes everything better, right? Right.