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It’s Friday so it’s time for another Weekly Fix! This week we are loving the new Orwell + Austen Bowie jumper! We love this statement piece and that bright pink shade. These are not available online yet so make sure to call us on 01892 526700 to arrange a mail order.

We’ve paired it up with the gorgeous Marie Sixtine Basitan Pants in Jeep, the colours go so nicely together! They are a loose fit, straight leg with a tie waist. These trousers are perfect for this time of year, so versatile and comfortable.

Where would we be without our Ash Poison Studded Sandals?! Of course we’ve mentioned these to finish off this killer look. We love the rose gold leather with gold stud detailing, these really are beautiful and the perfect way to finish off any outfit.

love bod and ted xxx

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gingham1If you don’t follow us on Instagram or Facebook that you probably don’t know about all our high summer stock! Available in store only, we have tons of gorgeous pieces to see you through this hot weather. This top in particular is one of our favourites! We love the fresh blue gingham and the pretty embroidery around the collar.ginghamWear it with the Paige Hoxton Ultra Skinny Jeans, this classic blue denim wash goes with everything and perfect for this time of year. Crafted from a super soft fabric, the high rise and skinny fit ensure for a comfortable feel and the light whiskering and distressing create a super flattering silhouette – a must have!

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Finish off your outfit with these beautiful sandals from Ash! These are the Ash Poison Studded Sandals in Rose Gold, aren’t they gorgeous? They feature a thin multi-strap design with all-over gold studding that will bring instant style to everyday classics. We are obsessed with these!

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If you have your eye on the Equip Mary Gingham Shirt, call us on 01892 526700 for more information or to arrange a mail order!

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Our favourite outfit of the week has to be this one! We are obsessed with the Ash Scream Flatform Sliders, they feature an all-over stud design with a chunky matte sole, for some extra height. They are super comfy and great for those casual days or for by the pool.

Adding to this casual look with the Custommade Luma Top! We love this crisp white blouse, another gorgeous piece from Custommade. It features a star cut-out and embroidered design, it also has a loose boxy fit so it’ll go perfectly with some ultra skinny jeans.

Finish off the look with a pair of Paige Edgemont Jeans in Sahara Greenwe love the colour of these! A bit different from your everyday blue denim. Soft to touch, these jeans offer an ultra flattering and comfortable fit. They feature an edgy zipper detailing to create an interesting silhouette. These are perfect for everyday wear or teamed with heels for a sleek, dressed up look.

love bod and ted xxx

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style insider / paula fry

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This month’s style insider installment is all about one of our favourite fashionistas, Paula Fry. We love her Instagram so we were very excited to have her come into store and play with our current pieces! Paula is wearing the Rixo Mary-Kate Palm Print Blouse, the relaxed Marie Sixtine Bastian Pants and the very funky ASH Jess Slogan Trainers.

You used to run a successful pre-loved clothing shop in Tunbridge Wells. Tell us a bit more about it and how things have changed since you shut up shop?

Love Is Boutique was open for five years – a vintage and designer consignment shop – and was a lot of fun although hard work. We had over 4000 people on our database and a dedicated clientele  – lots of them became my friends and others still keep in touch with me via social media, which is lovely. I also made some great friends in the fashion industry through social media and I keep in touch with them too.

The boutique struggled to make me a wage once I had covered staff costs and bills etc so in the end, I was running it whilst working in the city (which became unsustainable and not very healthy). I didn’t have a proper break or time off for five years!  The city also felt like unfinished business for me, (I had left during the financial crash) so selling my boutique was the best thing I did. I’ve been back on the corporate ladder in the city for some years now, but I still dip my toe in fashion now and then – I write fashion articles for Huffington Post and Kent Women In Business, I use Instagram to post my outfits daily. Women ask me for style advice every day so I feel like I straddle two worlds sometimes!

You obviously have a love of fashion – if you could save three pieces in your wardrobe from a fire what would they be and why?

Given that I have some six double wardrobes, two chest of drawers and some attic storage, this question is difficult…
1. A vintage YSL black velvet tasselled skirt. A client brought this in and I couldn’t bare not to buy it. It’s incredibly delicate so I only wear it on special occasions and when I’m not drinking – I’m petrified of ripping it!
2. A silk hand made 1930’s dress. I bought this from an elderly lady who had been given it by her aunt – it’s in perfect condition! Again, I’m careful when I wear it but I feel like a million dollars when I do.
3. My red Valentino rock studs….. Or maybe my Sophia Webster Karina butterfly boots – can’t make my mind up!

What tips do you have for putting together interesting outfits whilst keeping them appropriate for your city job?

I could write a 40 page blog here to be honest….
I’m lucky that I work in fin-tech so if I’m based in the office that day, I can wear pretty much anything as long as I’m keeping my dignity! If I have no client meetings, I like jeans, a feminine blouse with a strong tailored jacket and either cool trainers or some ankle boots. I always have heels in my drawer at work – normally something a bit stand out. This makes me feel comfortable but put together and I can throw on the heels if I am called to a meeting at short notice. If I’m seeing clients this can involve trips on trading floors on investment banks, so I will tweak my outfit, either a dress (with bare legs and shoe boots to funk it up) or wide leg trousers and a silk tee, always with a good jacket. If my outfit is all black I will always wear shoes that have some personality or a bright scarf – I hate being dull! But I do sometimes scare the odd trader…
At work they call me Liberace – I am a consummate and diligent magpie. I have a whole jewellery wardrobe too.

What are the key pieces for SS17 that you want in your wardrobe?

I’ve already picked up some SS17 from the High Street and I’m currently waiting on a large drop I was lucky to nab from Victoria Beckham collection with Target – whether I keep it all remains to be seen.
My fave pieces so far for coming season has been wide legged, high waisted trousers, oh and ANYTHING by Rixo!

What are your favourite and least favourite trends from this season?

I am not a lover of the flat Gucci loafers with the furry insides I have to say but they are marmite! I love the current gingham trend I’m seeing on Instagram but I’m unsure I will be following that as it reminds me of my school shirt at high school! Ha.

How would you describe your style in 3 words?

Eclectic, mismatched and glamorous.

What are your wardrobe essentials?

Coats and Jackets! Leather biker – tailored jackets – cropped denim – navy blazer – colourful coats. Denim Jeans – skinny and boyfriend – in various hues. Leather jeans. A cracking pair of boots.

Who is your style icon?

I have two – Jenna Lyons and Iris Apfel. Love them both.
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Thanks Paula!

love bod & ted xxx

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meet the brand / anna + nina

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If you’ve been in-store recently, you may have noticed a new-comer! Say hello to Anna + Nina! Two best friends, Anna de Lanoy Meijer and Nina Poot created their own eclectic jewellery. brand, inspired by their travels to India and Bali.

Their business begun in 2012, where they started as an agency promoting jewellery and accessories labels alongside their own. But they’ve since become a brand in their own right!

From its founding the girls have opened three stores in Amsterdam and a web shop, selling their own brand together with other jewellery, accessories, fashion and interiors labels.

We hope you love this brand as much as we do! We love their unique designs and old-world approach. Anna + Nina have become one of our new favourite brands. Shop the collection here.

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boutique / april

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What another fab month in the boutique it’s been! April has been kind to us with its spouts of beautiful weather and lots of new exciting pieces arriving into store. There’s more styles to come so keep an eye out for those, head to the ‘New In’ section on our website to keep up to date!

We also treated you to a little mid-season sale with 30% off selected items in store which is going to be ending soon so make sure you pick up the bargains whilst you can…

Say hello to some of our new brands now on our window, Rixo and Wyse Cashmere! Also new in – Essentiel Antwerp and coming soon Orwell Austen – we are too excited!!

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Happy Easter everyone! If you still don’t know what to wear, we have the perfect Easter weekend outfit for you, featuring this gorgeous palm-print Rixo piece. It’s in the Mary-Kate, PJ style blouse which is right on trend for this season. Rixo is only available in our store in Tunbridge Wells, so call us on: 01892 526700 to arrange a mail order. Be quick as these won’t be here long!

The Paige Collette Crop Flare Jeans are our favourites and would go beautifully with this blouse. They have a raw hem at the bottom which is a pretty popular detail at the minute. In the classic blue ‘cosmo’ wash, perfect for everyday wear. Paige jeans all have super soft material and are really comfortable to wear, we think jeans are definitely a piece worth investing in and these are the perfect trend-led option.

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For the ultimate casual look, wear the Ash Jess Slogan Trainers. The double height sole is perfect to add a bit of extra height without the pain of heels, in a comfortable slip-on design. They have a padded collar and insole for added comfort and a rubber sole – you could run around in these all day! We love the fun and funky design and who doesn’t love a white trainer for the spring/summer time?

 

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love bod & ted xx

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new in / custommade

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Custommade has come back fresh for Spring/Summer 2017! One of our favourite brands, Custommade defies trends and has amazing timeless designs with a contemporary edge. Their motto “easy to wear, easy to love” is definitely at the heart of their new collection. Plenty of leopard print which is still a huge trend this season and the bright pops of mint green – something fresh and exciting for every wardrobe.

Starting with the Custommade Agla Blouse, made out of silk and featuring a pinstripe design with leopard print detailing. This is a lovely blouse, with a button-down front and a super flattering fit. Wear it tucked in or loose over denim for an effortless smart, casual look.

The Custommade Callista Blouse – our personal favourite. It’s been updated for this season in a stunning shade of green. It has a simple flattering shape, which is very relaxed and it’s quite long in length. It features long, slim, cuffed sleeves and looks great with denim! These are going super fast so get it whilst you can.

Next is the Custommade Cathrin Pullover, crafted from the softest wool and mohair mix, this piece is perfect for injecting some colour into your new season wardrobe! and we love the mint green hue! It has a slim fit with a rolled necklace and an interesting detail down the front and back of the jumper.

Last but not least, the Custommade Abriz Shirt. This gorgeous and unique silk shirt dress combines two of our favourite things… stripes and leopard print. Featuring a denim blue stripe design and leopard detailing, this has such an eye-catching design. We love it’s long line and oversized shape it also has a deep v-neckline and slim cuffed sleeves. It looks best worn over jeans and some boots for an off-duty look.

These new pieces are available in store at bod and ted or shop online – here!

love bod and ted xx

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new in / lolly’s laundry

lollys2 lollys4lollys1lollys3One our favourite brands Lolly’s Laundry, have come back this Spring/Summer with the only way they know best – lots of crazy patterns and plenty of colour! We love this fabulous Danish brand, their pieces are edgy but have that elegant and timeless feel to them as well.

They make everything using the finest materials such as cotton, silk, lace or leather to create long-lasting and high quality pieces So, If you like something a little bit different and not afraid of loud patterns, you’ll love Lolly’s Laundry SS17 collection. We can’t wait for the warmer weather so we can rock all these beautiful pieces! Act quick and don’t miss out on Lolly’s Laundry this season!

Here are just some of the pieces you can expect in store and online very soon! Shop the collection here.

love bod & ted xxx

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new in / 360 cashmere

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Every piece has something unique about it, whether it’s got an a-symmetrical hem, 3/4 length sleeves or a cropped fit. We also love how versatile these pieces are, great for teaming up with your favourite denim and some trainers or as the weather warms up, shorts and sandals!

So soft and comfortable, you can’t go wrong with bringing cashmere in to your Spring/Summer wardrobe. You can now shop the SS17 360 collection, here – happy browsing!

love bod & ted xxx

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