fashion charity shops

what i wore – boden dress & lip brooch

the strand dress boden
collared dress and lip brooch
so, this dress, eh? i know a lot of people say this when they get new clothing ..but it’s definitely a new favourite. it’s so flattering (even on a shortie like myself …fyi this falls just below the knee on me) and i mostly just love the collar if i am being honest! i’m sucker for a collar, especially if there’s pink piping!

i do wish it wasn’t attached at the shoulder though, so that i could wear it over cardigans and sweaters. i also normally wear belts with all my dresses that are more fitting because i prefer the shape, but decided against it as i was a bit warm. in autumn of all times!

boden collar dress

the brooch is also a favourite item, which i bought it a few months ago in a charity shop. is it okay to match your brooch with your lips? not that it matters ;) apologies i’ve not included a fuller length photo, i took a couple but i looked so awkward (and annoyed as the light was fading quickly) so i decided not to scare anyone off! you can see what it looks like in full on the link below, anyway.

dress // ℅ boden
brooch // charity shop

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  • Reply lisa 03/11/2014 at 17:25
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    • Reply laura redburn 14/11/2014 at 14:10

      thank you! i didn't really realise until after i'd taken the photos. i hardly ever find boden stuff in charity shops around here. i buy most of my clothes (and other things!) from charity shops, so it is nice to have something new every now and then.

      and that's a fantastic idea to use catalogues as inspiration to put together your own looks!
      My recent post shop update – collage kits

  • Reply The Bristol Parent 04/11/2014 at 07:59

    Another lush outfit! I like the cut of the dress very much.

  • Reply Wardrobe Convos 04/11/2014 at 08:35
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  • Reply evanscrittensmum 05/11/2014 at 11:16
  • Reply laurasidestreet 07/11/2014 at 23:43
    • Reply laura redburn 14/11/2014 at 14:12

      thank you laura! as you can see i am late in replying to these comments, but you've met me now ..only a little taller than you! haven't measured myself in ages, but i'm about 5ft 1 or so.
      My recent post shop update – collage kits

  • Reply Vicky 09/11/2014 at 19:24
  • Reply laura redburn 14/11/2014 at 14:11
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