I pre-ordered this dress so long ago that by the time it turned up, I’d almost forgotten about it, so it was a little bit like getting a free dress, only in a way that wasn’t even remotely like getting a free dress. If you see what I mean.
Having waited a long time to get it, however, I was sure I’d have to wait even longer to actually WEAR it (yes, this is going to be about the stupid weather again: sorry.), so no one was more surprised than I was when I woke up on Monday morning to blue skies and sunshine. “That’s ‘Nancy Dress’ weather if ever I saw it!” I proclaimed confidently, completely ignoring the lessons I’d learned from my bare-legged adventure just a couple of days earlier. So fickle is the UK weather, however, that it actually WAS warm enough (although only just) for bare legs this time, so even although I felt ever so slightly silly wearing a cotton dress in March, it was no sillier than I usually feel, so I decided to just go with it. I mean, that one day might’ve been spring for all I know, and it would’ve be a shame for this dress to have missed out on it, no?
So, as you can probably tell from this and my gingham trousers post, I recently became a huge Boden fan. In all honesty, Boden is a brand I hadn’t really paid much attention to until last year, but I’ve come to see them as kind of a British J Crew, with lots of preppy/classic basics, some stand-out pieces like this dress, and a whole lot of stuff that falls into that “Things Audrey Hepburn Would Wear If Audrey Hepburn Did a Lot of Her Shopping Online” category. It’s all very “me”, in other words, so you probably shouldn’t be surprised to see a bit more from Boden in the coming months.
I’m also going to dare to hope that you’ll be seeing a few more of those blue skies, but that’s probably just wishful thinking. Still, at least I got to wear my dress. I mean, that’s the main thing, right?
[Wearing: Boden 'Nancy' dress in blue Riviera print // F21 cardigan (old) // New Look shoes (REALLY old) // Gucci sunglasses*]