Have you seen Boden’s autumn collection? Of course you have. We all have. The catalogues just. keep. arriving.
But I’m not complaining. Losing weight has completely changed my shape and I have had to pare back my wardrobe to only those things that fit, flatter and stand up as classic pieces. Obviously, *dons innocent face* the ‘it must fit’ criteria meant I was left with very little that actually did fit me any more.
So I made a list, invested wisely and now have a capsule wardrobe or sorts. Yep. It’s true. And it’s marvellous.
I know exactly what I have, what I don’t have and perhaps most importantly, I know what I don’t need. Admittedly, I’ve spent a fortune on clothes (hello Boden) over the last few months, but these are clothes that will last, clothes that work with multiple pieces and clothes that I love. The flip side of that indulgence is that the charity shops in Chipping Norton are now fit to burst with all my older clothes. My indulgence-benevolence circle is intact…
These Boden flat T-bar points were one of the first things I bought. They go with everything and consistently receive comment (always good) whenever I wear them. Just wish they weren’t now sold out so I could buy the navy too.
And this Ravello top in navy painted leopard is awesome. Paired with Chelsea Turn-ups in navy or brown or alternated with the Bella top or the Paris blouse and I’m sorted with about 5 different outfits for work.
Yes, my postman now hides my parcels in a secret spot only he and I know about if I’m not in (so my husband doesn’t stumble upon yet another order), and yes, I have a wardrobe largely dominated by Boden.
But I also have in my wardrobe a small collection of carefully considered, well-made pieced that go with more than one other thing and will last beyond a single season. I need to size down in a few layering t-shirts and a denim mini (yay!) and I’d like a black cocktail dress (just because), but other than that, I’m completely sorted. And it feels GREAT!