I entitled today's post what I did because if there ever is an excuse to wear pink ugg-like boots, grey leggings, and a mini Boden fairisle tunic/dress out in public, being pregnant and having a splitting headache AND it being cold out seems like more than an adequate reason. :)
My headache is getting better (s-l-o-w-l-y) and it is getting warmer out (s-l-o-w-e-r than that) but I am sooooo so glad I am wearing today's outfit. Lovely Johnnie Boden and his gorgeous yummy warm winter wear for the minis of the world work exceptionally well for me and Gus, too.
Before I begin the roundup, I do want to remind you all that today is the very last day of the super super sale on Boden Limited Edition (40% off!!! with code WL01--put it in your shopping bag promo code area) and for 25% off all else (barring clearance items). I added a direct link to the 25% off sale at the bottom of the post for you lovely mobile users and if you are on a regular computer, you can access the link in my sidebar.
It's just me this week in the roundup, but if you have a late arrival, just let me know in the comments or e-mail me at dinagideon AT aim DOT com to let me know about your review.
If you would like to see an item on me closer, click on the photo which will bring up a larger version of the image. If you would like to see the item at Boden (for availability, sizing, measurements, and other colors), click on the Boden stock photo.
Mommy Style Monday where I mentioned that you could turn little girl dresses/tops into maternity tunics/top as the shorter styles and empire waists (more typical on girls clothing than adult clothing) are very much suited for a body whose belly is the only thing growing. For me, this pregnancy has been very much "everything stays the same EXCEPT my belly" which has been definitely showing the presence of little Gus. (Although I still have people surprised when I tell them...especially when I am wearing a coat or loose fitted top, no one even guesses. Happened yesterday at Harris Teeter, our local grocery store. LOL. Definitely does not happen if the tee or top is fitted.)
This is the fairisle dress, a mini Boden piece that goes from size 1.5-2 to size 13-14, which is the size I chose to buy. At $68 normally (and $45 with the additional 25% off), this is a pretty decent buy. You get a very warm (cotton/viscose/nylon/cashmere blend) and soft tunic (if you are taller than 5'3") or dress (under 5'3") for what I would normally spend on a button down blouse.
By the way, the boots are mini Boden, too. Turns out that their version of uggs come in pink (and purple!) and go up to a size 39, which in some weird space of this world, works on my massive 9.5 foot (I look at the measurements, measured my feet and discovered it could work!).
For kids, the silhouette is perfect. I adore CW in these sort of loosey-goosey dresses, they are cute, precious, and conservative enough for me as her mom.
The mini Boden shearling boots only have one thing that identify them as such...the tiny stitched tag on the bottom of the back of the boot. It doesn't come off, so bear that in mind if you choose to get these for yourself.
Fairisle Dress. This also comes in a very pretty red and a saturated blue. The smaller sizes are sold out, but plenty left for older kids/pregnant mommas.
Sheepskin Boots. Plenty of size 36-39 left, but the smaller sizes are all gone. The $85 price (that is after the 25% off) seems like a good enough deal if you wear these sort of boots in superfluity. I love these for wearing around the house and/or driving in the winter. Normally they don't make appearances in my outfits of the day, well, except "those days."
Special Day Tunic. Don't worry ladies. I have dipped into "normal" maternity wear, too. :) See the above tunic on me here at this post (halfway down).
I have a few items that I need to clip to polyvore for today's outfit and also for the items that I will be purchasing during this 40% off Limited Edition sale...so please do forgive me for taking up the space. :) (Also, remember the link to 25% off is at the very bottom for the mobile users.)
Okay, mobile users, use this link to ensure that you get the 25% off (Boden 25% off plus Free Shipping and Returns!) and add the code WL01 at the shopping bag page to get both discounts.
Happy last day of (sale) shopping!
P.S. Anyone want to make a gentleman bet with me that the fall/winter clearance starts tomorrow??? :)