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HoC Winter Thread; the cool and clear chat continues PART 5

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AsBrightAsAJewel Sat 08-Nov-14 19:34:16

Following on from part 4

If you're a winter then come and join us for chat and links about clothes/bags/make up/hair....

GingerLemonTea Sat 08-Nov-14 21:58:04

Queen, could you repost the link to your bag? I have looked back but I can't find it.

ForSaleChesterDraws Sat 08-Nov-14 22:30:52

And we gallop through to number five!

Ive got a wedding next month and need help. I'm a size 14, sultry winter and natural romantic. I'm on a budget so looking at Lindy Bop but avoiding the polyester.
midnight blue
and this green
I suspect it's a bit too much of an apple green and not sure if this is a bit too rusty coloured

Any suggestions from the three above or other recommendations? The Audrey's are too high on my neck and I'm not keen on the boobs bursting out dresses.

didireallysaythat Sat 08-Nov-14 23:36:10

I love the greens forsale but I'm a novice when it comes to colours so I'll let someone who know chip in. Out of curiosity what are you going to wear over the top ? I think I avoid dresses as I always feel the need for a top/jacket/cardigan which spoils the look a little. I probably just need to be braver. And have more toned arms....

ForSaleChesterDraws Sun 09-Nov-14 06:52:17

It's for a wedding so I'd wrap a pashmina over my shoulders

MissScatterbrain Sun 09-Nov-14 09:02:46

I would go for a darker green like this one or the midnight blue dress.

Maybe a romantic winter could wear this dress? Or add romance by choosing bows, frills etc in your cardigan/jacket.

AsBrightAsAJewel Sun 09-Nov-14 16:42:14

Just found a message that Boden has 25% off until Thursday - so some of those recommendations from Thread 4 are in my basket!

Jumper 2
Jumper 3
Then added this skirt, and this top and finally this dress in red
WHOOPS! £££!

Before I hit buy - what do you all think? Plus how do they come up size-wise?

MissScatterbrain Sun 09-Nov-14 16:56:17

Buy them all now as these are selling out fast and remember you get free returns.

MissScatterbrain Sun 09-Nov-14 16:57:36

Re sizes - check out the reviews.

SorrelForbes Sun 09-Nov-14 17:03:51

The pewter bag is still £111.75 with 25% off. It's just too much espeically with a trip to Bicester planned for next Friday. Having said that, the reviews are mixed so perhaps it's just as well!

AsBrightAsAJewel Sun 09-Nov-14 17:04:02

Thanks MissScatterbrain - I rarely internet shop, but I've just spent a large amount of money scarily easily! It could become addictive.

MissScatterbrain Sun 09-Nov-14 17:30:21

I know Boden makes online shopping easy but I am pretty ruthless when it comes to deciding what to keep and to return.

Stokey Sun 09-Nov-14 18:26:06

I find Boden true to size.
ForSale I linked a green dress from & Other Stories in the previous thread which I think would be good for a winter wedding. But I really like the midnight blue you linked too - sorry on phone so can't link.
I wore my Hush Rosie dress in damson and navy for the first time yesterday. Colours are great but the skirt is very thin, I tried it with woollen tights first but really needed leggings.

carrie74 Sun 09-Nov-14 18:28:34

forsale, love both the green and navy, but I think I'd edge to navy.

bright I'm terrible at Boden grown up clothes, so won't comment: everything I've tried from there just hasn't worked on me. I've realised I have to be very careful with some clothes: I can really suck out the cool from clothes if I'm not careful!

Popped to local outlet village today (son needed new school shoes. Again). Tried a couple of Whistles dresses, but they looked terrible on me. Popped into Radley and they had quite a few Grosvenors in (though not your gorgeous navy, QueenC). Think I know what I'll be getting for my birthday/Xmas now!

When I got home told H and mentioned they also now have an Asics store, so being an Asics addict, he's now keen to pop along...

GingerLemonTea Sun 09-Nov-14 22:46:24

Just ordered this from HoF. Not sure if it will work but I saw a friend wearing long denim shirt with black leggings & it looked lovely. Easy to wear +/- vest, scarf etc.
Not a winter colour but hoping it looks nice.

GingerLemonTea Sun 09-Nov-14 22:48:29

Calvin Klein so I'm hoping it's nicely made. Wee treat for me, normally I'm Asda, Tesco, Next shopper for everyday stuff.

QueenCardigan Mon 10-Nov-14 11:15:04

carrie I would have been annoyed if they'd had my bag there cheaper!

For someone who asked for another link to it, it's here

carrie74 Mon 10-Nov-14 12:28:20

Gorgeous QueenC. Is the hardware silver too? Think the ones at Street were gold (and they only had brown and black, I think, DS didn't let me look for longer than 10 seconds!).

QueenCardigan Mon 10-Nov-14 14:09:43

It's not silver carrie which would be my preference but it's not gold either. It's kind of bronze-y iyswim but it looks fine.

fooogle Mon 10-Nov-14 22:56:55

Hello winters...
Thanks mrpop and was it sorrel? Who suggested some asda boots and some eBay boots? Just got ebay suede ones for 26£ and they new ex zara ones grin. I tried the asda ones and think I'm going to get those too and then I must stop obsessing over boots and actually wear some skirts (part of the purpose for me) though am lazy need to plan some outfits
Today wore wide leg old m and s high waisted trousers, pine green turtle neck wool jumper and tan boots.

MrPop Tue 11-Nov-14 07:51:02

Hello - part 5 already!

The Boden discount is very tempting. I have bought charcoal jumper and pink skirt to try.

I love this blazer in pink.

That bag is nice sorel though reviews are mixed.

Not sure what to wear today - something cosy, its freezing!

SorrelForbes Tue 11-Nov-14 09:07:48

Today I'm wearing a Crew navy blue velvet textured devore type shift dress with black opaques, Ash boots and a black blazer.

MissScatterbrain Tue 11-Nov-14 09:42:32

Primark burgundy LS top with Boden black shift dress over it, black tights & black patent loafers today.

fooogle Tue 11-Nov-14 10:19:16

wide leg black trousers (again!), navy mango collarless shirt and vintage grey leather studded cinch belt. Tan boots... have yet to dare waterproof my ebay/zara ones sorrel suggested! This eve perhaps...

QueenCardigan Tue 11-Nov-14 10:22:29

I've got on jeans, navy blouse, emerald cardi (love my new purchase-perfect colour!) and silver converse. Will use stone bag as it's the most practical shape for what I'm doing today.

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