The Boden Diaries – the truth

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A few weeks back Boden got in touch and asked us to work on a special project to share our perfect spring escape look.  I was super chuffed – I love those guys and especially got a whole lotta love for their SS15 shoe collection

I chose my pieces, I layered up.  I tried to be smart – I had shorts and jeans options.  But when it came to the crunch the shorts just ‘worked’ and it was meant to be spring right?  Wrong.  It was 9 degrees.  I tried the jeans one more time.  Still wasn’t feeling it.  Nothing against the jeans – they’re great, I’ll wear them again and again but for this look, with the long shirt and knit layers, bare legs were winning…  We piled into the car and rocked up at our location with about 8.5 minutes to get all the shots before we had to pile back into the car and zoom home for dinner with the in-laws.  (And also buy and cook the dinner but that’s by the by – M&S Mother’s Day lunch to the rescue – wife fail).  It was cold.  One dog worked it like a pro.  The other worked it like a kid in a candy shop or, rather, like it was his second ever day outside, in the real world, on the ground – fair enough, it was.  But we got the shots and I totally used that puppy to warm my legs up on the journey home… save those 5 minutes in the fridge section choosing lunch where all the looks I got were from sensibly dressed people thinking, ‘Lady, it’s 9 degrees and you’re wearing shorts… you cray-zee’.

And now you know the truth – blogger reality.  This genuinely is, however, my perfect spring break in the British countryside look (if only spring would hurry herself along a little) and you can head over to The Great Boden Diaries to read more about my perfect destination and see some other lovely girls with bare legs (but they live in the New York and Sydney… were they cold too?!).

seed stitch coatigan (ON SALE!) :: cashmere cardigan
casual shirt :: photographic print tee
bistro short :: maida vale bag
lille lace up point flats
selina sunglasses ::  colourblock necklace
All Boden

coats – Infindigo

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  1. 30 Mar / 8:48 am

    LOVE that cardigan! And sale? might just be too good to be true!
    Also love that in 9 degrees you were out in shorts, that’s dedicated to blogging right there!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

    • Thankfifi
      30 Mar / 2:26 pm

      a dedicated crazy lady 😉

  2. 30 Mar / 12:47 pm

    You are definitely dedicated to brave the cold in shorts! You do look so good in shorts though, and this outfit works really well with them. It’s just a shame the weather wasn’t cooperating with you!

    Away From The Blue

    • Thankfifi
      30 Mar / 2:26 pm

      In Scotland I feel the weather is rarely on my side to be honest!

  3. 30 Mar / 2:26 pm

    Lol the shorts look good but I don’t know how you managed these shots, it’s freezing!!

    • Thankfifi
      30 Mar / 9:46 pm

      It was a cold 8.5 mins… 😉

  4. Gaylesbury
    30 Mar / 9:36 pm

    I seriously love this look!!!! Love the yellow and the coatigan and the shots!!!! X

    • Thankfifi
      30 Mar / 9:46 pm

      thanks so much – I’m not adverse to sharing!x

    • Thankfifi
      1 Apr / 12:38 am

      thanks Patricia.x

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