Hi, all! Thanks for all the recent comments and e-mails. :) I have been less available than I have been in the past so if I haven't e-mailed you back or commented back, do know that I have seen your communication and will likely be able to get back to you soon.
Anyhow, as you all know, the Boden winter line and Limited Edition line both dropped on Friday. I did a picks of the winter line back when the winter line was in the preview phase, but since I had no idea there was going to even be a Limited Edition (I had read that it was going to be phased into the regular line), I haven't done a picks from those garments.
I really appreciate how very edited this line is, this looks exactly like what I would expect of designers when they are asked to be cohesive across the board when presenting a collection. Now we know that Johnnie and co. do not present their collections, but if they did, I would hope that the fashion journalists would have sat up and noticed how tight it all is throughout this "capsule" collection.
There are lots of pretty to choose from, but I am definitely nervous about some of the fabrics that Boden has chosen to use this time around. In the past almost all Limited items were made from gorgeous natural fabrics like cotton, silk, and wool. This time I am seeing a lot of poly, poly-blends, and acetate. This doesn't mean that the garment isn't made well, or that it won't stand the test of time, because Boden is all about QUALITY, but I am sad that our British purveyor has to use more of those fabrics because the natural fabrics are getting more and more expensive to use.
No need for me to be a huge Debbie Downer, though. Here are the beauties that I have my eye on...
you saw here at this post) but in a really pretty abstract dark blue and grey print. This one is made from a poly-blend, so until I read some reviews about how this fabric feels, I will be holding off on purchasing. (I love the Finsbury so much that if this fabric is okay and works for others, I will definitely be interested.)
Full Skirt Dress. The model looks positively radiant here. Definitely channeling Grace Kelly.
I did a review of that one here at this post). I really love how long this skirt is and the jacquard looks very special. It is very possible I will hate it in real life, but since I need longer lengths in skirts (and this one offers a 25 inch length), I will at least give it a look-see before re-trying the glamour tweed.
This is also a poly-blend with *just* a bit of wool thrown into the mix.
Jacquard Pencil Skirt. Guess who is going to recreate this exact look one day? ;) (Oh, I already mentioned that to you all. At least I am consistent.)
And at $125.80 (that is with the sidebar 15% off coupon, btw), it is significantly less expensive than J. Crew's previous versions.
Metallic Lace Pencil Skirt. The outfit looks *almost, but not quite* work appropriate here.
Metal Rope Necklace until CC had pointed it out to me in her comment on Friday's post. I think it's a winner! I looked at the dimensions of the necklace, and it appears I could wear the necklace as a belt, but I am still deciding on this top. So if I decide on the top, I will definitely grab the necklace, too, as this is adorable.
If not, I will at least keep this styling option in mind for my own future styling endeavors. ;)
Metallic Lace Top. Whoever styles these models for Boden should get a raise. She looks glowing in these photos. (Or give the raise to the photographer if it was his abilities with photoshop.)
However, this is viscose, with a poly lining, so I would need to read other people's thoughts before even considering it. There have been many items from Boden and elsewhere that use viscose, but I have yet to buy anything made from it. Does anyone have experience with the viscose that Boden uses and would care to chime in?
Paisley Print Dress. The model looks beautiful and the pattern is super-vibrant in the more colorful version. (I showed you the more muted colorway above).
This one has a *smidge* of wool.
Peplum Top. Cute paired as in a "hook-up." Don't think I would do that, but looks wonderful on the model.
Silk and Broderie Top. I think I prefer this one belted, but with the right outfit would look great unbelted. (Depends on the styling, though, definitely go with a narrow cut on bottom if you wear it unbelted.)
I was going to buy an 8, but then I spied the back a bit closer and it showed me something that made me decide on the 6...
But a back zip means the garment can be pulled up from the bottom and then placed on the body, no need for a hairstyle killing/makeup destroying fight.
Vintage Ponte Dress. The
Sequin Belt is adorable with the dress.
So do you have any favorites or are you waiting to see how others feel about the fabrics?
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