Stars, Stripes and The Boden Summer Sale

Stars and Stripes. What better combination to wear as our American friends celebrate Independence Day this weekend ahead of tomorrow. I read several blogs written by American women and always enjoy seeing their patriotic outfits. But actually, stars and stripes are two of my favourite design features and I wear both all year round.

This maxi dress is one I stalked online since the Boden summer sale started last week. I had wanted it earlier in the season actually,  but couldn’t justify it because of it’s (almost) £100 price tag.  It was only reduced by 20%,  but I remembered some vouchers, so it made it a reasonable purchase in the end. It was out of stock in my size so I checked several times a day until one came back into stock. I’ve done this time and time again and it really is worth doing if there’s something you’ve set your heart on. The reviews about this dress were very helpful regarding the length. At 5 ft 9 inches tall, I always choose the long length if there is the option. On this occasion, the dress was only available in a regular which I doubted would be long enough. However, a lot of reviews mentioned that it came up long and this is indeed the case, You’ll see from the photographs that the regular length is perfect for me and for sizing information, I’m wearing a UK 10, my usual size in Boden.

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

This beautiful red lotus scarf is another of the new additions to my online boutique, Lizzy O. It can double up as a sarong, so proving its worth as a multi-tasking wardrobe addition.

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

 So there are the stripes. Here are the stars. 

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

Boden striped maxi dress, star jewellery, red floral scarf, Over 40

The Danon jewellery I sell on my website Lizzy O, has proved popular but it’s the stars that have been the favourite. So much so, I have expanded the range to include more earrings and a necklace. The earrings I’m wearing have removable stars, so leaving just the Swarovski crystal studs, making them a very versatile option. The stars can be worn at the front or at the back of the earlobe too. (You know by now that I like clothes and jewellery to work hard for me!)

Danon jewellery star earrings, star ring, star necklace

As always, when looking at the Boden sale, I head for the dresses and the shoes first. The items below caught my eye and are, at the time of writing, available in the vast majority of sizes and most are reduced by 40-60%. I’ve deliberately chosen things that can be worn from spring to early autumn because sadly, but realistically, our day to day British weather doesn’t support a wardrobe full of strappy sundresses and sandals.

Boden sale dresses Summer 2016
Boden sale dresses. Top left: Tie waist ballet dress  Top right: Swishy Mara dress
Bottom left: Dolly dress,  Bottom right: Blackberry dress

Boden summer sale 2016 shoes
Boden sale shoes. Top row: Gemma wedge, Molly slingback.  
Middle row: Ashley heel, Freida lace-up. Bottom row: Bonnie studded flat

Enjoy the sales and the rest of your Sunday,

Love Liz x

Outfit details:
Full skirt maxi dress, £79.60, Boden
Double star ring in matt gold (also available in silver) £25 by Danon at Lizzy O
Red lotus flower scarf, £12.50, Lizzy O
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*Red soft leather clutch, reduced to £21 from £32 at Kaleidoscope
Tan sandals, Boden, past season.

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 3, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Those earrings are sooo pretty, but aren't you supposed to wear them with the star piece BEHIND the ear, i.e. under the butterfly? That way, you don't see the bar, and the stars just show from behind the ear lobe.

    • Elizabeth Yeowart July 3, 2016 / 8:51 pm

      Thank you. I did try them like that but felt the stars couldn't be seen as well as I'd have liked, but I think that's because of the position of the piercing in my lobe! Since reading your comment though I agree that that is how they should be worn so I've added a photo of it that way. Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. I really do appreciate it! xxx

  2. Abigail Castro July 4, 2016 / 12:43 am

    I love your pieces from Boden but this has got to be my favorite yet. The gorgeous stripes is lovely! And it's hard for me not to love anything maxi!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    • Elizabeth Yeowart July 7, 2016 / 6:36 am

      Thank you Abigail. Yes, it's one of my favourites too. It's very elegant yet versatile and is so easy to wear xxx

  3. Nina July 5, 2016 / 12:55 am

    I always love a good striped dress! You have a lot of great suggestions at the bottom there too! Thanks!

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

    • Elizabeth Yeowart July 7, 2016 / 7:05 am

      Stripes are an enduring classic aren't they? And yes the shoes…xxxxxx

  4. The Sequinist July 6, 2016 / 7:18 am

    Gorgeous dress and those star earrings are SO LOVELY!!!!! xx

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