Because we’re moving house, and because I already have rather a lot of dresses and shoes, I have limited my new-season clothing spend to one dress and one pair of shoes: The Boden Firework Bloom mutton sleeve dress and Flawless, the Russell and Bromley green glitter platform shoes.
Boden Mutton Sleeve Dress
The *Boden Mutton Sleeve Maxi Dress in Firework Bloom is my favourite sort of dress- it can be dressed up with heels or down with boots. It comes with a self-fabric belt which I switched for this green leather one.
It is a true maxi dress- I’m 5 ft 9 (175cm)- it almost reaches my ankles and fits true to size.
These beautiful beaded butterfly earrings are also from Boden. I bough the lemons and the tassel styles rom the same range last season and absolutely love them. The colours are divine and compliment those in the mutton sleeve maxi dress perfectly.
My multicoloured glitter clutch bag is also from Boden. I bought it in 2014, (I know this because it was before I moved into my current house). I must have used it more than 50 times and I still love it as much as I did when it was brand new.
Green Glitter Platform Shoes
After wearing them over and over for 12 years, my champagne glitter Jimmy Choo Tahitis are ready for retirement. I have already had them repaired/overhauled once; it wouldn’t make financial sense to do it again. So I was on the lookout for a suitable sparkly replacement. I was tempted to go for a similarly neutral colour and indeed nearly ordered another Jimmy Choo style. Then I saw, and fell in love with these green glitter platform shoes, the Flawless by Russell and Bromley .
But they’re not a neutral I hear you cry.
Indeed they are not.
But they will go with so many of my dresses, my winter/party trousers and with jeans; I cannot think of a colour that doesn’t work with green. They are beautifully made and very comfortable. Granted, I won’t be taking excessively long walks in them, but they will be worth their weight in gold for parties, dinners, cocktails- every celebratory event imaginable. These green glitter platforms are the sparkler to the Firework Bloom print of my dress. Very appropriate for the sparkliest time of year.
They had their maiden outing for a dinner party at our friends’ house over the weekend. They are great cooks and hosts. And how cute are their doggies Paddy and Echo?
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