What do you do when it’s snowing in April? Answer: wear your brightest, cheeriest, ruffliest the dress! Apparently it’s statistically more likely to snow over Easter than it is at Christmas, but that’s nothing flamenco-inspired frills, ditsy florals and a traffic-stopping shade of poppy red can’t solve. Or at least that’s what I kept telling myself last Easter weekend as the flurries of snow returned to the Scottish capital, just in time for egg rolling!
The Boden Michaela dress reminds me of a certain red number worn by Kate Moss and coveted by yours truly in the early noughties, but this version is far more ‘me’ – in a versatile elegant length and figure-flattering wrap cut. The ultra-soft jersey skims rather than clings, nipping in all the right places with its fixed wrap waist (no adjusting ties or wardrobe malfunctions here) to suit an hourglass figure. The ruffles on the sleeves, neckline and hem create beautiful movement, meaning you can impersonate a certain dancing emoji.
As comfortable dressed down with matching poppy red slippers and a vintage knit as it was on the day we took these pics, or up with a leather jacket and heels – this dress is functional as well as fun. As well as a new floral frock, I’m trying to defy the weather with flowers, scented candles and seasonal baked goods and will be sharing my favourite things that I’m observing, making and doing on my Instagram this Spring by reviving the #myodetospring hashtag.
Dress and shoes c/o Boden but all love of red, ruffles and florals entirely my own!