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Falling for Boden plus work outfits

I wore my patterned sweater and squirrel dress last week.  I am completely enamored with Boden and love both pieces.

Boden patterned sweater

I paired the Boden pattern sweater with a short sleeve white button up, red jeans I got from stitch fix, and some black boots.  I liked the way the white collar shirt contrasted underneath.  Boden is having a sale right now for 25% off everything, and I highly recommend this sweater.  It’s so soft and no wool!

Boden Hartland Dress

I was stopped by a stranger in Charming Charlies who told me she loved my dress and thought it was vintage.  The Hartland Dress from Boden is made from a corduroy fabric that is so soft and I love the pattern.

Leather Jacket Golden Tote
I feel like a bad a$$!

I got this jacket in my October Golden Tote and I love the feel of it and all of the details.  The faux leather is soft and it has a cute buckle at the neck.  I also like that it has a hood.  It’s currently available in the November $149 tote and also the boutique for $75.

Professional Look

Finally, I had to give part of a keynote speech last week and decided to dress a little more professionally for work.  I got the skirt at Ann Taylor Loft, and was happy with the fit and comfort.  It’s nice and stretchy and didn’t feel restraining like some pencil skirts do.  I paired it with an older cardigan from banana republic and a black and white blouse.

Summer Dresses

I’ve been wearing a ton of dresses to work lately and decided to do a post with links to some of them since there are a lot of summer sales going on right now.

New York and Company

Floral Dress - New York and Company
Floral Dress – New York and Company

I bought this dress back in the spring and it sold out quickly, but I love the pattern and fit.  The shoes are new and currently on clearance at Naturalizer.

ShoesNaturalizer Episode $39.99

Boden Retro Dress

Boden Monte Carlo Dress
Boden – Monte Carlo Dress

I got this dress in a long length and love how comfortable it was for work.  The fabric is soft and the style is very retro.

Dress – Boden Monte Carlo Dress $84 on sale

Boden Yellow Dress

Boden - Flowershop Dress
Boden – Flowershop Dress 

I wore this dress without any topper and with a lightweight jacket from Loft in the Air conditioning at work.

Boden - Flowershop Dress
Boden – Flowershop Dress with jacket

Dress – Boden Flowershop dress in Daffodil Dotty spot $62.30 on sale

Jacket – Loft Linen Cotton Denim Jacket $79.50 without sale

Boden Gingham Dress

Boden - Gingham Shirt Dress
Boden – Gingham Shirt Dress

I love the color and fit of this dress.  Great for the air conditioning but cool enough to wear outside.

Dress – Boden Gingham Shirt Dress in Grassy Green Gingham $102.40 on sale

Golden Tote June Dress

Golden Tote Dress
Golden Tote Dress

And finally, I wore the dress from my last Golden Tote when we were going out to dinner on vacation last weekend.  It was one of the surprise items, and I ended up liking it better than the dress I had picked.

Shoes – Naturalizer Dafny $69.99 on sale

June Outfits

Here are some of the things I’ve been wearing in June.

maxi skirt
Tie Dye Maxi Skirt

I got this Maxi Skirt on sale at Kohls and paired it with my usual jean jacket and some comfortable sandals.  The boho necklace is from Ann Taylor Loft.

blue skirt
Blue Skirt and Tee

The Blue Skirt and graphic tee are from Ann Taylor Loft, the necklace from Kohls, and the shoes are Nine West.

circle skirt
Circle Skirt

The knit circle skirt is from Ann Taylor Loft, and I have it in 4 colors.  It’s incredibly comfortable and easy to pull on when the weather warms up as an alternative to shorts.  I wear them both to work and on the weekend.  Here I paired it with a sweater from Ann Taylor Loft and a scarf from London.

Circle SkirtAnn Taylor Loft $49.50 without a sale

open cardigan
Stitch Fix top and Cardigan

The striped blouse was from Stitch Fix, and the cardigan from Piperlime.

maxi dress
Maxi Dress and Pink Bag

The Maxi dress is from Target, and the bag is Kate Spade.  I paired it with my favorite jean jacket.

white blazer
Stitch Fix top and Blazer

The top and necklace are from stitch fix.  I paired it with a white linen blazer I got from Nordstrom last summer.

striped dress
Golden Tote Striped Dress

In an attempt to mask the poorly placed gathering on this dress I wore the belt a little lower, but you can still tell it gives me a weird shape.  Once again, my jean jacket.  (I realized from these pictures that I’ve been wearing it a ton.)

boden skirt
A-Line Skirt and Cardigan

I find that this silhouette works really well for my shape.  The A-line pulls away from my hips and gives me a nice straight shape.  The skirt is from Boden and the cardigan is from Old Navy.

Winter Outfit Ideas

I’ve been really bad about posting what I’ve been wearing lately, so here are a few things I wore in December.

Brocade SkirtI took this picture on our “Snow Day” we had here a few weeks ago.  We only got around an inch, but everyone was freaking out and all the schools were closed.  Most of my co-workers flaked out and didn’t show up, but being from the Midwest originally I didn’t really mind and went in anyway.  Usually the biggest threat when it snows here is other inexperienced drivers, but I just watch out for them.  The skirt is from Ann Taylor Loft, and the blouse is from Old Navy.

cropped jacketThe thing I loved the most about this outfit was the shoes.  I love those sparkly flats!  The jacket was from Ann Taylor Loft, and the tee was from JCrew.

hankerchief hem dressThis is one of my favorite dresses and I’ve had it for a few years.  I love the asymmetrical hem and the pattern.  It’s also a nice soft material and great for the winter time.  We were having some pretty chilly weather this December so this kept me warm with the tights and boots.

mustard sweater and blue shoes

This is one of my favorite color combos with mustard and black and white.  The top is from Anthropologie, and the sweater is from LOFT.  I also really love these flats I got at DSW.  Comfy and electric blue.winter sweater

I got this sweater from Piperlime last winter, and like it paired with these eggplant skinny jeans and these awesome skull print rhinestone studded flats.Blanket Sweater

I wore this blanket sweater on one of our cooler days here and was nice and toasty!  I think I got this from ModCloth.Plaid skirtI also really love this skirt.  It’s a nice long wool skirt that keeps me toasty and I paired it with this rust colored sweater from Target.  The skirt was from ModCloth.

What I wore this week

Again, I only remembered to take pictures 3 times, but here is what I wore.

Red Skirt and Polka Dot Blouse

I really love this skirt I bought at Ann Taylor Loft back in the early fall, but it was gaping somewhat unattractively and I’m not sure the cut really works with my shape.  The color is beautiful though and it went well with this sleeveless white polka dot blouse I also bought from Loft.

Red Skirt and White Polka Dot Blouse


Burgundy Blouse and Leather Jacket

This was a somewhat leather heavy outfit between the jacket and the boots, but it’s getting really cold outside and the jacket helped keep me warm in the office.  The blouse was from one of my stitch fixes.Burgundy Blouse and Leather Jacket


Dress and tights

The dress and necklace were from an old stitch fix, and the cardigan was from Target.  I paired everything with these teal tights, but I didn’t love the look of the tights.  I think I’ll stick with black and neutral tights.  For some reason the color made me look sort of sickly.Stitch Fix Dress and tights

Three Fall Outfits

Here are some of the fall outfits I wore this week.

Red Curvy Jeans and Stitch Fix top

red jeans

Curvy Jeans – Ann Taylor Loft $54.99

Boots – Bandolino Calliope Riding Boot DSW $99.95 (also available in wide calf)


Chambray Shirt with Umbrella Scarf and Knit Skirt

chambray shirt and black skirt


Mustard Dress with Khaki Cardigan and Tie Bootsmustard dress

Dress – Vera lace Dress Anthropologie $98

Boots – Diba Pilot lace up DSW $59.95

Tights – Old Navy $12.94