Boden Dresses and Coats – Autumn Perfect

My latest Autumn Fashion focus is looking at a British brand that is always seriously stylish. Boden is a must visit destination if you are looking for dresses that will suit your everyday and work wear needs. Each season they create a collection that is both covetable, but totally practical and wearable, and their dresses are always standouts from the collection. Autumn/Winter 2016 is no exception, with a special mention also needed for the beautiful coats that are also highly lust-worthy.

Boden is so clever when it comes to dresses as they seem to understand exactly what women need when it comes to a day dress. These are dresses that we will wear for work, for every day, for lunch dates, for shopping, for the school run, so they need to be warm and practical as well as stylish. We want dresses that have stretch, that have sleeves, but we also want them to look great, and to come in a range of colours so that our wardrobe doesn’t look like one never ending stretch of black. Boden addresses all of this, but adds retro touches that make some of their dresses look like they are beautifully curated pieces from the 1950s and 1960s.

My current faves are the Octavia dress which is simply stunning, and the Barbara Ponte dress which reminds me of a Stella McCartney design that has been worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. For the next two days you are also able to get 20% off all dresses, hence the reduced price point I have indicted. With one eye towards Winter and the falling temperatures, I have also added my five favourite coats to the post, with the showstopper being that navy suede beauty.

Do you ever buy from Boden? Do you have a fave dress or coat from the offering below?

Boden Beautiful Day Dresses

Serena Ponte Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Serena Ponte Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

 Barbara Ponte Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden

 Paula Shirt Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden


Paula Shirt Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

 Priscilla Jacquard Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden


Priscilla Jacquard Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden

 Melanie Jersey Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden


Melanie Jersey Dress Was £89.50 Now £71.60 Click to visit Boden

Ursula Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Ursula Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Octavia Dress Was £149.00 Now £119.20 Click to visit Boden

Octavia Dress Was £149.00 Now £119.20 Click to visit Boden

Sixties Jacquard Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Sixties Jacquard Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Martha Dress Was £99.50 Now £79.60 Click to visit Boden

Martha Dress Was £99.50 Now £79.60 Click to visit Boden

Dotty Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

Dotty Shift Dress Was £79.50 Now £63.60 Click to visit Boden

And Coats…

 Jennie Coat £189 Click to visit Boden


Jennie Coat £189 Click to visit Boden

Clementine Coat £199 Click to visit Boden

Clementine Coat £199 Click to visit Boden

Suede Trench Coat £299 Click to visit Boden

Suede Trench Coat £399 Click to visit Boden

 Rose Coat £129 Click to visit Boden


Rose Coat £129 Click to visit Boden

 Bridget Bouclé Coat £179 Click to visit Boden


Bridget Bouclé Coat £179 Click to visit Boden

6 Must-Have Essentials for the Autumn Clutch Bag

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Autumn is almost here. Along with the crisper and cooler temperatures and colourful leaves comes great excuses to eat delicious comfort food, dress in delightfully warm and stylish clothing and carry the perfect fall clutch to work or shopping.

While it is pretty easy to put whatever supplies you need in a regular-sized purse, carrying a clutch takes a bit more planning. Basically, you merely need to pare down what you carry while finding items that will do double duty whenever possible. For example, check out the following fall clutch essentials:

A Smartphone with a Great Camera

Instead of trying to stuff a regular bulky camera and your phone into your clutch, treat yourself to a new smartphone that has an amazing camera built right in. A perfect upgrade is the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from a retailer like T-Mobile; this powerful and attractive device features a slim body that will fit perfectly into your autumn bag. Its powerful 12MP camera is capable of getting professional-looking shots, so if you are headed to a party, wedding or luncheon and want to snap some photos while you are there, the Galaxy S7’s camera can definitely handle it.

Small Hairbrush

Rather than the full-sized brush you might tote in your regular bag, get a mini brush for your clutch. This way, if your hair is windblown or gets rained on, you can quickly dash into the bathroom and detangle your hair. You can also toss a few bobbypins and hair bands into the clutch for those days when your hair is determined to do its own thing.

Pain Reliever

As Lauren Conrad notes, if you are prone to getting headaches, make sure your clutch has a small bottle of pain reliever. You should be able to find small bottles at the local drugstore or you can check out the travel section at a department store, as they often sell small and clutch-friendly versions of needed items.

A Complexion Fixer

A terrific must-have for any clutch is some sort of cosmetic complexion-fixer. That way, if you spot a blemish or anything else you want to cover on your skin, you’ll be ready. A great product that is compact is Charlotte Tilbury’s Miracle Wand for £29.00; the mini miracle eye wand will quickly and easily cover dark circles under your eyes, hydrate your skin with its built-in moisturizer and smooth out the appearance of bags and blemishes. This product is so compact and easy to use, you won’t ever be tempted to carry a bottle of concealer and face cream and messy makeup brush or sponges in your clutch again.

Mints or Gum

It never fails—you run into a good friend or cute guy right after finishing off a strong cup of coffee or spicy lunch. To enjoy a nice chat with either of them without offending them with your breath, make sure you always have mints or gum in your clutch. A small box of dental floss is also a good idea; if need be you can dash into the ladies’ room and remove the spinach salad from between your front teeth.

Stain Removing Pen

If you are prone to spilling soup, red wine or sauce on your nice blouse, add a stain removing pen to your list of fall clutch essentials. These small cleaning powerhouses will quickly remove the colorful blemish from your clothing and allow you to stay at the fall party longer instead of rushing home to change.