Isn't this a beautiful photo of Jourdan Dunn in the latest Boden catalogue? As we all know, Boden use supermodels rather than Johnnie's posh mates these days. Think slicker, less Sloaney, with a curfew on hotch-potch print. As this week is all about austerity chic - first Michelle Obama and then Kate Middleton pulled out dresses they'd worn before - I've decided to show you some of my old clothes. Make that timeless classics. Sort of.
I don't usually post so many pictures of myself on the blog, I have a one per page rule which is rarely broken but this week I seem to be suffering from some sort of Blogger's Block. Just in time for the Mumsnet festival tomorrow. Perfect. And it's reached the point where I'm even taking inspiration from the Boden catalogue. I'll be doing Zumba next. Anyhow. Here I am in Zara red jeans and a posh James Perse sweatshirt. Have to be honest and tell you that these jeans haven't seen the light of day for about a year. Ever since I spotted a pair in the Twiggy at M&S Collection. But, I have some ancient patent shoes, just like Boden's sixties heels (they're a bit knackered, so I'll keep them to myself) and could work a bit of an On The Road/Beatnik vibe.
Guess I really should be thinking about what to wear to tomorrow's Blogfest. One thing's for sure, I'll be dragging out The Beast (my vintage sixties coat):
And giving the Church's Chelsea boots a whirl:
Went to the Boden spring/summer 2013 preview this week. It was fantastic. Very J Crew. Lots of colourful cashmere sweaters, spots, stripes and sixties-inspired styles.
Even Johnnie Boden has had a pop-tastic makeover. Not quite Jenna Lyons, but beautiful nonetheless.
Click here for my grown-up guide to wearing fancy pants. Think I need to get my hands on Hobbs' precious trousers or a pair of jacquard print trews, rather than relying on the old red jeans which are a bit passé- but That's Not Austerity Chic.
Have a good weekend.