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sale / top buys for AW17

IMG_6432 (1)Now that are sale is in full-swing and with the colder months approaching, it’s a fab time to start prepping for your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Our top picks from the sale will see you through Autumn/Winter as well.

 

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The 360 Lorelle Cashmere Sweater is of course perfect for A/W!  It’s 100% cashmere with long sleeves so it’s the best way to stay warm and the best way to add cashmere into your collection, as it’s 50% off in the sale! We have a feeling that this won’t be around for long so snap it up whilst you can.

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If you can’t wear black denim in Autumn/Winter then when can you wear it? The Paige Denim Jacqueline Straight Jeans is at the top of our list. Now at 50% off, these jeans have that super trendy raw hem making it the perfect transitional piece and will see you right through to winter. They feature Paige’s innovative transcend fibre technology fabric for a luxuriously soft and comfortable feel, these look fab with everything from trainers to heels!

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You can never have too many stripes! It’s a classic print that will never go out of style. Our favourite is the Maison Labiche Enchantee Stripe Top now at 30% off, it’s a bargain! We love this piece from French brand Maison Labiche, they’ve updated the Breton style with the word ‘Enchantee’ stitched in yellow on the bust. With a round neck and long sleeves, this is a really sweet piece for your wardrobe.

salepicks5You can never have too many party shoes! This gorgeous metallic pair from Ash, is no exception. The Ash Odelia Star Sandals are now at 30% off and who doesn’t love stars? They feature a thin ankle strap with an exposed toe and a comfortable and flattering block heel. In a dusky tan/pink, they have stunning rose gold metallic detailing trimming the shoe and a cute star motif on the back of the heel.

salepicks6The Becksondergaard Star Scarf  is the perfect lightweight scarf for this transitional period! Featuring the iconic Becksondergaard small all-over star print in an autumnal green colourway, it’s perfect for your jackets or coats!

love bod and ted xxx

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in the press / so magazine

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Thank you so much to Love Inc Ltd for mentioning us in your piece in So Magazines! Hannah was asked to list all of her favourite places around Tunbridge Wells and if we say so ourselves, we think she suggested some fabulous local businesses.

We love where we live too!

love bod and ted xxx

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muddy stiletto awards / winning best women’s store in kent!

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So we won the Muddy Stiletto’s Best Women’s Store award! and it was all down to you, our amazing customers! So thank you so much for voting for us. Last week we celebrated at the Winner’s Drinks over at the Chapel Down Winery, such a stunning venue and the perfect opportunity to take plenty of snaps…

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At one point there were 500 votes a second and around 56,000 votes a day! We love how the ethos of the Muddy Stiletto Awards is all about celebrating and supporting the most unique and brilliant local businesses. There were so many well deserved winners and we were ecstatic to be stood beside them!

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meet the brand / hammam havlu

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Hammam Havlu is a towel brand from Hertfordshire with strong Turkish roots. They are the UK’s first dedicated ethical hammam towel brand and they are right here in bod & ted!

Every piece is unique and is created with a respect and love of the Turkish culture. Designed in the UK, made in Denizli. The towels are woven by a small family run business who have been making these hammam towels for over 50 years.

Made from 100% finest Turkish cotton, these towels are lightweight, super absorbent and quick drying. They have a multitude of uses from practical beach towels, sarongs, scarves as well as easy to carry picnic baskets – or you could even use them in your home! A stylish bath towel, pretty throw or tablecloth.

We love how they use simple and natural products with designs and colours relevant for today’s modern lifestyle. We have plenty of designs ready for you to shop in store…

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which one was your favourite?

love bod and ted xxx

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weekly fix

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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!

love bod and ted xxx

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weekly fix

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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!!

love bod and ted xxx

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