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British men try high heels for a day

This I love …

(This video reminds me of a pair of black patent leather heels, which were gorgeous in theory – less so, when I walked around Tin Man-style around the office, not unlike these brave souls. The shoes remain in my closet and that is where they will stay.)

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Brittania scarf

Brittania Scarf

Boden is having another big sale and check out this Brittania scarf! Cute, right? It features landmarks in the UK and Ireland and is 100% wool. It is available in ivory ($23.20) or navy ($34.80). Get it before it’s gone!

Brittania Scarf

Skort season

Boden Jersey Skort

Ah, I love a good skort. It’s literally the mullet (well, in the best possible sense of the word!) of the fashion world – skirt on the outside, shorts on the inside.

Boden has done a nice jersey skort ($32) this season that brings back childhood memories of summer. Sweet prints, easy to wear and requires no major ironing. Sizes range from kids 1 1/2 – 12.

Now if they could only make these for adults.

Boden Jersey Skort

Boden Jersey Skort

Boden’s royal bodysuits

Boden bodysuits

In honor of the birth of Britain’s royal princess, Boden has unveiled its new bodysuits for babies, complete with celebratory bunting, crowns and the union jack. It’s $40 for two. Simply smashing for the new arrival in your life!

Laura Ashley clothing sale

Laura Ashley is so very British and high quality (a combination that usually spells “expensive.”) And so I was pleased to see some very sweet dresses for kids appearing at deep discounts on Zulily.com yesterday.

Black Embroidered Dress

Black Embroidered Dress, $29.99, regularly priced $51

Blue Plaid Smocked Dress

Blue Plaid Smocked Dress, $28.99, regularly priced $50

Black Floral Dress & White Cardigan

Black Floral Dress & White Cardigan, $33.99, regularly priced $59

They also have a sale on Laura Ashley women’s sleepwear, shoes and a couple of home items like this quilt set and curtains.

The event will end Tuesday morning so get there quick. And if you’re new to Zulily, use this link to register to the site and I’ll get $15 credit, which I would definitely use to buy this.)

Have you tried Stitch Fix?

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?

A co-worker told me about it so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I just got my first package a couple of weeks ago. You fill out a profile with your clothing sizes, your budget and your personal style and their personal shoppers will send you five items that they think will work for you. For someone like me, who loves clothes but never has time to shop (and is kind of picky), I thought it would be an experiment worth trying.

So here’s what I got! It felt like Christmas came early!

Stitch Fix box

Wrapped in tissue paper
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Boden sale is on!

Sorry for the radio silence! It’s been a crazy few weeks both at work and at home, but a lot of fun! My parents came to visit, I celebrated my birthday and spent four blissful days visiting New York City with my husband. Highlights included lunch at Jean Georges, front row seats at “Bullets over Broadway,” and seeing some great stand-up at the Comedy Cellar (including a surprise set from Ray Romano).

How was your 4th of July? I hope it was safe and enjoyable!

Speaking of 4th of July, Boden started its summer sale, with up to 50 percent off of items. I bought a Sorrento swimsuit, which was regularly $88, on sale for $70.

Sorrento swimsuit

Sweet, right? Have a happy Monday!

Joules in the U.S.

Joules

When we were visiting London last year, we passed by the shop Joules at Waterloo Station. The shop wasn’t open yet (still in “coming soon” mode), but I peered through the window (the French call it “lècher la vitrine” or window shopping, actually the literal translation of “window licking,” which was what I was nearly doing) and was absolutely charmed. Their women’s and children’s lines were gorgeous, lots of sweet patterns and lovely designs. Wellies in primary colors. Whimsical and easy to wear basics.

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Paddington Bear collection now at Baby Gap

Baby Gap Paddington Bear collection

Okay, this may be the cutest little Baby Gap collection I’ve seen in a while! The line includes rain boots, toggle ponchos, hoodies with bear ears and some sweet graphic footed outfits.

See the whole line!

Hunter Rain Boots on sale at Nordstrom

Hunter Rigley Boot

Attention Hunter Wellie fans! These Hunter ‘Rigley’ Rain Boots are currently on sale at Nordstrom for $116.98, regularly priced $195. They come in Dark Ruby. Get ’em before they are gone!