The Boden pineapple midi dress
I don’t have (m)any summer dresses with long sleeves so this Boden pineapple midi dress was, clearly, a must-buy piece. But of course, I didn’t buy it just for the length of the sleeves. It was the fabulously happy, vibrant print that had me at hello. I mean what could be more summery than pineapples, grapefruits and tropical leaves? The colours work beautifully together and are so uplifting.
The statement sleeves are fabulously voluminous. The Boden pineapple midi dress has pockets and comes with a white self-tie belt which I might swap for a tan leather and straw one- I’ll see.
I wore this outfit for lunch at The Ivy in Leeds with Ian and my parents on Easter Saturday. I knew we’d be doing a lot of walking so I wore it with metallic leather sneakers- a new acquisition from Russell and Bromley. This is my second pair of Russell and Bromley metallic sneakers. I wore my other ones out; they are supremely comfortable and although they are an investment, the cost-per-wear will be minimal.
Apatchy London bag and discount code
If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my stunning brand new mustard yellow bag from Apatchy London. This is a new brand to me and one I have fallen in love with. The bag is beautifully made from buttery soft leather and comes with the option of a chain or a leather strap.
My bag is a gift from the brand and they kindly sent both straps (which you can see here in this video). I absolutely adore it. It’s a real statement piece and is something I’ll treasure for decades. I’m so impressed that I’m going to order another bag- a different style in bright pink. I have an Apatchy London discount code to share with you. Use Lizzy15 and get 15% off a gorgeous bag of your own.
And I can’t resist showing you the gorgeous citrine and diamond ring that Ian bought for me as an Easter gift. I am one very happy (Easter) bunny.
The Ivy, Leeds
Style notes, sizing advice and product details
*Notch neck ivory cotton maxi dress: Boden.
Bag: Paddy in mustard yellow by Apatchy London.(gift). Use code LIZZY15 for 15% off site wide.
*Multi link resin bracelet: Anthropologie, previous season. It’s available currently in a different colour way.
Sneakers: Esplanande, Russell and Bromley. Choose your usual size.
For reference, I’m 5 ft 9inches, (175cm) tall. I usually wear a UK size 12 in Boden, but the reviews suggested sizing down because the dress runs large. I agree. Order one size smaller. The dress is fully lined. Both dress and lining are 100% cotton so it’s cool and doesn’t stick to warm legs. It’s machine washable and easy to iron. And…it has pockets!