What I Wore: Sunny Spring Weekend

Over 40 fashion blog Wardrobe Oxygen in a Boden dress, Converse sneakers, and carrying an Adora Bags totedress | shoes | hat | bag

Over 40 fashion blog Wardrobe Oxygen in a Boden dress, Converse sneakers, and carrying an Adora Bags tote Over 40 fashion blog Wardrobe Oxygen in a Boden dress, Converse sneakers, and carrying an Adora Bags tote Over 40 fashion blog Wardrobe Oxygen in a Boden dress, Converse sneakers, and carrying an Adora Bags tote Dress: Boden (14R) | Hat: Had forever (similar) | Bag: c/o Adora Bags | Shoes: Converse | Bracelet: Had forever (similar)

After my H&M post the other week I've had hats on the brain (har har).  So when we had a sunny weekend I whipped out my decades-old Panama to keep the sun at bay as I ran all around town.  If you follow me on Snapchat you know this Boden dress recently arrived in the mail.  I love dresses like this for easy one-step dressing.  I can glam it up with some wedge sandals for work, but for the weekend can style it with sneakers or flat sandals.  The only issue I have found with this dress is the bottom snap will unsnap if you squat down to greet an adorable puppy who passes you on the sidewalk.  The rest of the snaps are quite sturdy and no gaping between them.  This is one of the few long-sleeved dresses I've gotten where I like it with the sleeves down.  I wore them down on a cooler day but this day was so warm I hiked them up.  The fabric is soft, like a hybrid between denim and chambray which will be comfortable even as the temps continue to rise.

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15 Comments

  1. April 29, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Love that dress! Went straight off to the website to see if they have them in the UK. I’m looking for a chambray/ denim shirt and would also like a knee-length dress. My issue is that I have bigger arms but want it fitting around my midsection (and I don’t want the bother and cost of going up a size and getting in tailored).

  2. Emily
    April 28, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    You are really selling me on this dress! I normally struggle with shirt dresses as my bust is disproportionate to my waist, so anything that fits up top then looks really dumpy on the bottom half… but this one has a really nice shape to it! Is it elasticated around the back? Or just well cut?

  3. Pam S.
    April 27, 2016 / 11:37 am

    I like the detailing on the dress, in particular the waist band and pockets. It looks sharp yet comfy, and you don’t look like you’re wearing your boyfriend’s shirt after a sleepover, so to speak. 😉

  4. the cape on the corner
    April 27, 2016 / 9:39 am

    cute. i have yet to find a hat that works for me.
    b

    • April 28, 2016 / 7:18 am

      This was from the men’s department; I find they’re shaped differently and often flatter my head more!

  5. Pat
    April 27, 2016 / 9:10 am

    You look so chic! I love your evaluations of current style choices, Allison. The newest Talbot catalog looks interesting…humm, would you give us, your warmer tone fans, your excellent critique ?

    Thank you,
    A faithful fan,
    Pat

    • Jo
      April 27, 2016 / 6:15 pm

      I got the Talbots summer catalog today. I am afraid I didn’t see too many warm color options. Everything was blue white and pink :-(.

    • April 28, 2016 / 7:17 am

      I haven’t even looked at the catalog! I should, I did get in the habit of instantly recycling catalogs when they arrive and cancelling them but I looked at the recent J. Crew and was so inspired. I’ll dig through and see if it’s still in my recycling bin!

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