Friday, 9 November 2012

Austerity Chic and Stuff


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):

Photo: Dvora

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.
 


19 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Love your look of The Beast with jeans and those fabulous boots! Will have to take a peek at Boden - not checked it out in ages! Have a great weekend and enjoy tomorrow. xo

Judy C said...

I think the model is way too thin. Otherwise, I'm loving the boots and I usually don't do boots. And the colors and patterns on the rack look interesting.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I really like both outfits here so much!! I agree that she is too thin...but it does inspire me to keep on my slow path to weight loss and healthy living!!

Patti said...

You look fabulous and I love that you named your coat! I must have a look at the new Boden.

Une Femme said...

I'm so envious of your Beast! I've been on the hunt for the perfect leopard coat for years now. I'm tempted to have another look at Boden, which has tended too much toward the twee for me in the past.

Kathy Leeds said...

Like Une Femme - envious of your coat. I seemed to have missed the boat on getting a great one, but I'll be continuing the hunt on Ebay.
Love your Church's boots. I'm over colored jeans. Only blue denim and black here.

Debs_TC said...

Great coat ! Im never sure on leopard print , if im looking good think peeps will know its cool, if not so good, not so cool ! You wear it well, and I lurve lurve lurve Chelsea boots !

The Style Crone said...

I'm so far behind, and as I catch up I realize that I've missed several great posts and stunning photos of TNMA. You should be on a magazine cover yourself in the vintage sixties coat!

Vix said...

Keep these photos of you coming! Those jeans rock and I'm drooling over the beast! x

Veshoevius said...

Those red jeans are fab, I like the cropped cut. And how uber fab you are in the beast! That is a fantastic coat.

Kathy Leeds said...

Any ideas for a great leopard coat for both Susan and I would be much appreciated. Isabel Marant has a great short one, made from rabbit, but it's $$$$.

That's Not My Age said...

Kathy/Une Femme - let me look into leopard coats and get back to you.

Fashionistable said...

Jourdan is beautiful and nice with it. Much better look for them. Xxxx

materfamilias said...

You'll be fabulous today, I'm positive, and they'll love you. Especially if you wear that coat and Those. Marvellous, Boots!!

Kathy said...

Thanks, much appreciated. I've googled, but haven't found anything great, or even good.

Victoria said...

Love The Beast, jeans and boots look - perfect. Also liking very much the new style of Boden - I'm not a big floral print person. And I have a pair of that style shoes that Jourdan is wearing from more than a few years back, and I've always loved that style - so definitely a bit of austerity dressing for me then!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Don't know much about Boden but I know I love that coat, jeans, and boots look you've got going on. Austerity ? Whatever.

the gardener's cottage said...

i love these photos of you. that coat is so stunning on you. wow. love seeing you in your awesome wardrobe. xp

Terri said...

Oh, the coat...be still my heart!