Buses, bikes and brights were all we were thinking about this Bank Holiday Monday when we roamed the streets of Bristol in the rain, searching for the perfect place to stop and photograph these truly magnificent outfits. As you can see, it takes more than a little drizzle to dampen our spirits, especially when armed with a cape of which Super Woman would be jealous. I (Victoria) like to think we totally nailed superhero chic whilst unintentionally annoying the general public by being just so darn happy. Smiling is a superpower, right?
If you hadn’t already guessed by the blog post title, everything we are wearing (apart from those gormless grins) comes from She and Hem faves Boden. Although we usually head straight to the dress section when online shopping, on this occasion we were both struck by the incredible selection of statement skirts and shirts. Separates are totally going to be our new ‘thing’, whatever a ‘thing’ is. We were a little nervous about our jacket choices, as neither of us have attempted to pull off suede (!) or a cape (!!) before, although we shouldn’t have been have been worried, as they complimented the jazzy shirts and vibrant skirts marvelously. You win again, Boden.
I am completely and utterly obsessed with yellow and grey at the moment as *spoilers* they’re going to feature VERY heavily at a certain ‘best day of my life’ this month. So, there was no doubt about it, I had to have the Julia Patch Pocket Skirt* in yellow and the grey suede Biker Jacket*. When choosing a top to complete the look, I wanted to pick something I would get loads of wear out of, while still being fun. The reason I chose the bike print shirt is pretty simple; bikes are cool. Also, I recently sold my beloved Dawes Duchess (seen in this post) to help pay for my honeymoon, so although I now don’t have a bike, I do have a really great shirt*. Thanks for easing my misery Boden, double thumbs up to you! I’m also particularly partial to a good, sturdy flat shoe, so I’ve not taken the Metallic Finged Loafers* off since they were delicately squished through my letter box by my lovely postie. Sometimes I think I see that guy more than my fiancé…
Jo channeled her inner Red Riding Hood with the fabulous Charlotte Cape* which she swooshed about in after a bit of reassurance that it looked good. Apparently wearing a cape for the first time is quite scary (“where are the sleeves?” “what do I do with my arms?” “will a backing dancer pull me over?”) but she soon settled into it and I hope you’ll agree that it looks pretty fly. We are both really loving red and pink at the moment so I imagine it will be sported a lot over the coming months! She teamed it with the same style shirt* as the bikes, but in the rather fetching bus print and a sale bargain skirt that sadly seems to have sold out now. It’s the Fun Sixties Mini if you want to try your luck! Her grey and silver Pointed Loafers* were the perfect way to finish off her look.