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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
Soldiers!

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
squirrels!

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.

September Outfits

This is a great weekend to do some online shopping.  All of my favorite sites are having big sales.  (Boden 20% off everything and Loft 40% off everything.)

Here are some of the things I’ve been wearing this month.

Golden Tote Swing Dress
Golden Tote Swing Dress without a jacket

I love this swing dress from Golden Tote just as much as the white one with black stripes.  For work I paired it with these nude sandals and a long necklace then wore a jacket on top when I was in the air conditioning.

Golden Tote Swing Dress
Golden Tote Swing Dress with jacket
Loft Scuba Flare Skirt
Flare Skirt from Loft

I love this new skirt I got from Loft.  The fit is flattering for my body type so I bought it in two colors.  The blouse is sooo soft and my favorite mustard color.  The boots are new and I bought them specifically to wear with fall skirts and dresses.

Scuba SkirtAnn Taylor Loft $69.50 but 40% off right now

Floral Bud Utility BlouseAnn Taylor Loft $59.50 and 40% off this weekend

Dr Scholls Bethany Wedge Bootie DSW $69.95

Boden Sweater and Loft Skirt
Boden Sweater and Loft Skirt

This is the same skirt but in camel color, paired with my new hotchpotch sweater from boden and a different pair of booties that I love.  I had these boots in black last fall and wore them a lot, so this fall I bought the same ones in brown.

Scuba SkirtAnn Taylor Loft $69.50 but 40% off right now

Hotchpotch SweaterBoden $108 20% off right now so $86.40

Diba Pilot BootieDSW $54.95

Leather Look
Leather Look from London

I got this blue top from Dorothy Perkins in London and saw the outfit idea on a mannequin there.  I knew I had the leather jacket and boots so just pulled the look together when I got home.  (I can’t find the top online, but they do have a website.)

Coral Sweater and Blue Blouse
Coral Sweater and Blue Blouse

I saw an outfit similar to this on the Stitch Fix blog (see below) and thought I’d try to reproduce it with a top I got from Stitch Fix and a coral sweater from Old Navy.

stitch fix outfit idea

Summer Outfits

Here are some of the things I’ve been wearing to work.

drapey pants
Priddy knit pants

I got these pants from a Golden Tote and they are so comfortable I want to live in them.  I paired them with a fitted tee and a long grey cardigan.

wide leg pants
wide leg pants

These are from Anthropologie and I paired them with heels since they are so long and a chambray shirt.

stitch fix top
stitch fix top

The top was from stitch fix and I paired it with a white jacket and cuffed jeans with platform sandals.

orange top
orange top

I got this top from Piperlime and I really love the color.  I paired it with this jacket in the air conditioned office.  THML Sunny Embroidery Top – $29.97 final sale

with jacket
with jacket
Golden Tote Dress with Jacket
Golden Tote Dress with Jacket
Golden Tote Dress without Jacket
Golden Tote Dress without Jacket

I really love this dress from Golden Tote.  I love it so much I decided to order a second tote this month so I could get the Blue version of this swing dress.

Golden Tote Surprise Dress
Golden Tote Surprise Dress

This was one of the Golden Tote surprise dresses and I really like it with this lightweight military style jacket and a simple bracelet and earrings.  It’s a good summer to fall transitional piece.

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.

Week of casual layers and one skirt

This week I mainly picked out outfits with casual layers so I could stay warm at the office but still look put together.

stripes and layers
stripes and military jacket

Here I’m wearing a new faux layered look top from LOFT, and a necklace I made from my January “For the Makers” kit.  The top is really comfortable and gives the look of layers without the bulk.

Two in One Softened ShirtAnn Taylor Loft $59.50

Crown Vintage Samantha Bootie DSW $69.95

NecklaceFor the Makers

Lace blouse
Lace blouse and casual jacket

I got this lace blouse from Golden Tote , and the jacket is from Kohls.  The delicate layered necklace is from H&M.

Diba pilot lace up boots – DSW $59.95

puffer vest
casual puffer vest

I got this quilted puffer vest from Banana Republic last weekend and the coordinating sweater on the same shopping trip.  I had actually been looking for a puffer vest I saw in the H&M catalog, but the store I visited didn’t have it.  When I saw this in Banana Republic I tried it on and knew it was a keeper.  Everything in the store was 40% off and I had an additional $40 gift card so I got a great deal on it.

Quilted vest – Banana Republic $98.00

Striped textured cotton sweater – LOFT $59.50

burgundy skirt
burgundy skater skirt

This outfit was actually layered as well, but I took off the black faux leather jacket for the photo so you could see the cute pattern on the blouse.  The blouse and skirt are both from LOFT.

Circle skirt in mid weight scuba – LOFT $49.99

Diba Pilot Bootie – DSW $54.95