There is a lot in the review roundup today, so let's get started, shall we?
Before I begin, just a reminder that there is a week long sale (that ends Monday as far as I can tell) on some "Autumn Favorites." I did a picks post with more information here.
Also, the winter preview is up. For more on that, check out this post. :)
you can see the outfit at my Facebook page).
I bought these in a size 40, which is one size down from my usual 41. Boden's shoes run large and long on me, and these were definitely in that camp, so I am really glad I didn't buy the size 41. Even sizing down, the 40 was fairly wide, but nothing that I couldn't work with.
The loafers are all leather construction, and the tassels look very classic preppy. I wear my Cole Haan loafers to death, so it is really nice to have an additional pair of classic loafers in my closet.
I did get some blisters on my heels, but that is my fault for wearing them in the summer with no socks the very first time I wore them. I think until they are worn in completely, I will need to wear socks, but by the fourth or fifth time I wear them, I should be able to go sock-less again (very preppy, yes?).
Leather Loafers. Also comes in a dark fig patent, a mid-brown matte leather, and a black matter leather.
Stitch Detail Dress. Shopwithm published a very thorough review of this dress and gave us lots of cute styling options! :)
Swishy Jersey Skirt. ShOpeRach does a review of this adorable polka-dotted skirt for us. I am especially appreciative, as this was on my "wish list."
Martha Dress. ShOpeRach looks so pretty in this dress, I hope she does find it in the perfect size for her!
I did not, for the record, put on her shoes and socks. She did. ;)
Hotchpotch Jersey Dress. This comes in other colors, but I definitely prefer the London printed version.
I did a written review of this coat for the blog last BWRR, but I wanted to give you some photos to go along with the review.
Here it is opened, over a very terrible outfit, which was thrown on so I didn't photograph the coat with a pair of shorts and a tank. (I was closet cleaning my coat closet, and I wanted to photograph the coats so I could see which looked decent on me and which should be sold or donated--about 60% got to stay).
The coat is a size 6 and fits me just right. Since I don't gain weight in my upper half, I don't need to size up because I am worried a five pound weight gain would make it unwearable. (That's what my trousers are for--I am the size up queen in those!)
You can see a bit of the red lining between my jeans legs.
Rose Coat. As of last night, a few sizes were still available.
Big Button Tunic. ShOpeRach shows off two separate (loudly printed, lol) colors of this tunic currently in the clearance section for $20.40 (!!!). I love a loud print, but agree with her that these two might be a lot of pattern and print if big, bold colors aren't your thing. :)
Effortless Cardigan and Stripy Tunic. Poppy's Style wears this irresistible pair for a lovely casual look on the day before her birthday (make sure you visit her blog and give her some belated bday wishes!!!). :)
I have a couple of questions/news for you all before you go:
1. I went through the J. Crew new arrivals this morning, and wow, they have some pretty on offer. HOWEVER, their prices are so high. I know Boden has a bad rap for being more high priced than other companies, but in my opinion, when you couple the quality of Boden (all leather shoes, for instance) with constant discounts, I would far prefer to spend my money at Boden than J. Crew. I still buy quite a lot from J. Crew, but I have to say, I am not really able to get much anymore because their start prices are super high, and even on sale, I am reluctant to buy because I am fairly sure the quality may not be as high as I need it to be for the sale price. What are your feelings on this?
2. I was approached by Pure Collection a while back to be part of their affiliate program. I don't just go and say "yes" to every company that wants to work with me, especially when I have never bought an item from them. So most of the time, I don't affiliate with a company. I also want to know that if I am working with a company, they have really high standards for their clothing, etc. Anyhow, I decided to accept Pure Collection after thinking about it for a few months because I *do* think they are high quality, well made, and decently priced (for what they offer--sustainable cashmere is one type of fabric they use). I have a piece or two from them, and they have lasted for a long time, so I can stand behind the items I have received. I don't know to what extent I will be doing reviews for them, but I do know that I will have access to coupons and sale info, so when I hear from them, I will make sure to update my sidebar and make note of it in a post. So, to end the long story (sorry!), if you are a Pure Collection fan, be on the lookout for the new bits on my blog!
Here is a quick affiliate link, just to make sure the link is working. BTW, today is the
Okay, ladies, that's all. If I forgot your review, would you mind letting me know? I will definitely either put it in today's roundup or I will publish it next week if I see your comment after today.
For those of you on a mobile device, here is a coupon for 10% off and free ship and returns. If you are partaking in the 20% off fall favorites sale, the 10% off won't apply, but the free ship and returns will. :)