Strawberries & Cream

Is there anything more British than strawberries & cream in the sunshine?

Well, perhaps strawberries & cream in the rain… but given the choice, I’ll have mine with a side of rays.

Summer is so close you can almost smell it. The scent of cut grass is wafting through my open window as I type, there are children playing outside and Custard is on his back, snoozing in a golden patch of sun.

A season of sporting matches, champagne and strawberries awaits us.

So naturally, this colour pallette seems to have woven its way into my wardrobe. Whether we’re talking strawberries or crumble (or often in my dad’s case, sausages – not kidding), cream goes with everything.

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So what could be better than a creamy guise to take us from the wavering spring weather on into summer?

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Channeling Coco, but in a suitably all-British look.

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Sporting Boden’s newest ICONS collection.

Their high-end, luxury and limited edition line.

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The new collection pairs “Edwardian elegance with the opulence of India”. Look closely at the cricket jumper and see that it sparkles, with very soft golden thread woven through.

Just the thing for basking in the cool British sunshine!

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Cashmere cricket jumper // Palazzo pants

Cream sunglasses

Chanel bag // Chanel shoes

Lipstick (Luciano)

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When Boden asked me to collaborate and style two of their looks for a blog post, I raced for these pieces and wouldn’t put them down!

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The words comfort and style rarely go together, so when they do, don’t let go!

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The Indian influence is far more apparent in the dressier pieces of the ICONS collection.

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We’ll call this the strawberry of the collection.

A little 60’s bell-sleeved dress, peppered with intricate embroidery.

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Boden’s hand-drawn designs have been carefully brought to life on top of sheer, silky fabric. It rests on your skin, tattooing you in the best of spring blooms!

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British fashion, with a twist!

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Geddit?! ^ That’s the twist.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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Embroidered dress // Polkadot scarf

Cream sunglasses // Pink shoes

Lipstick – Blondie Pink

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So thrilled to be working with Boden on yet another of their launches, and I have to say… I think this is my favorite so far!

Check out the ICONS collection online here, but be quick. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.

Which do you think is more you? Strawberry or cream?

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  • I love that embroidered dress!! The color perfectly matches the spring blooms!

    • Rosie

      Doesn’t it just?! Thanks Court!

  • Madison

    Absolutely loving the dress!! So gorgeous styled with the pretty pink heels. Truly can’t wait for Summer now!!


    • Rosie

      Bring it on, Madison! xx

  • Nickie Finch Reading

    I’m in love with the dress ! So gorgeous, the embroidery is amazing. Scarf suits the dress so beautifully, I actually thought it was part of the dress. So beautiful !

    • Rosie

      Thanks Nickie, couldn’t resist a little extra retro styling!

  • Love both looks! So elegant 🙂

    Ella xx

    • Rosie

      Thanks Ella x

  • Arina

    Such an incredible post! You look stunning in both outfits! May I ask, where exactly where the photos taken? Looks like somewhere in Kensington, but I can’t pinpoint it. Thanks!

  • Love these photos Rosie, the one of you sitting on the wall is beautiful!

  • Schön Living

    Hello, Rosie. I’m a huge fan of your blog and I’ve recently entered the world of blogging myself. Please check out my blog and leave me any kind of feedback. I’d really appreciate it. You’re awesome and a great inspiration. Love the outfits and the Chanel bag.

    Hessah xo

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Two stunningly different looks – I adore the cricket jumper and those pink shoes!!


  • I love the ‘cream’ look – it’s so elegant! Although I love the designs on the dress to look like they’re sitting on your skin.

    Great post!


  • Rosie

    Thanks Soph! x

  • Rosie

    Me too, M! This really is the most beautiful time of year. If only they weren’t so fleeting! x

  • Rosie

    Eeeee! You must be so excited Leah, congratulations! x

  • Rosie

    Thanks Em! x

  • Rosie

    Sorry Bonnie, have fixed!

  • These outfits are gorgeous! I would never be able to pull the dress off (being a larger chested girl) but it looks stunning. I love the relaxed look of the first outfit, but would probably wear the trousers or the jumper with something tighter to avoid looking ‘bulky’ as I’m no size 8! Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

  • Karoline

    I’ve been obsessed with those shoes every since they showed up on your shopping list but there’s no half sizes. Do you recommend sizing up or down? Thanks!

  • That dress is gorgeous!!! I love the embroidered details!

  • Every single piece here is to die for! And what a beautiful spring behind you in all the pictures:) amazing!


  • Cecilia Rotar

    Hi Rosie,

    Lovely post!!
    May I ask where do you get your highlights done? And what exact colour is? I’m looking for a new spring look and your hair colour really inspired me!


  • Ashley Christabelle

    Can’t and won’t get over this absolute GORGEOUS post! You are looking beautiful as always, and so are the trees. So bummed out that we have no seasons here in Indonesia. 🙁 hope to see some beautiful looking trees next year when I go abroad for school! x

  • This is Definitely your best outfit post!! Love everything about this post!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

  • love the dress , just gorgeous!! 🙂

  • looking seriously fab in this outfit Rosie, love it


  • Absolutely loving the dress!!! Beautiful photos x

  • I adore that dress & those cream pants are divine!

  • Jeannie C

    Such impossibly elegant looks!

  • Love both of these looks! You look great!

  • Aurè

    so charming…you bring the sunshine!

  • The dress is absolutely beautiful! X

  • Michelle Joseph

    These are such great looks. Love your style and elegance.

  • You look like a movie star in both looks, Rosie! 🙂 And that dress is such a perfect piece, I instantly fell in love with it! <3

  • You look amazing in both the looks Rosie, that dress is super cute!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Georgia Benjamin

    I adore that embroidered dress. I want to get one for myself. Can I ask you what size you bought? I am an 8 usually but I wondered if they run small as there looks like there is no stretch in the fabric? Thanks Rosie.

    G x

  • Wow! Absolutely amazing! I especially love the Boden dress and your shoes!!

  • Simi Atanda Lindgren

    I am loving the dress! It is stunning and what beautiful shots!

  • Jeanne – Doodle T

    Both are just lovely. I love all things Boden…they have a kids’ line that is wonderful too!

  • Christine

    Obsessed with the “strawberries” dress… so lovely!

  • Verbalgoldblog

    I am absolutely obsessed with your second look! The dress is beautiful, and every one of these pictures is so well done.

  • Gorgeous <3

    I especially love the pink heels ^.^



  • Kari Guastella

    Both outfits look so stunning on you and so gorgeously British!

  • MITH Magazine

    Such gorgeous photos! Both of these looks are amazing. Spring in London looks super pretty! x | @mithmagazine

  • These outfits are amazing!!

  • Seriously covetting both of these looks! That first outfit is incredibly chic!
    Such a shame i didn’t make it in time before all the items sold out!

  • I love both outfits, they look effortlessly stylish and glam all at the same time! Beautiful xo

  • Emmalisa Tilli

    Absolutely LOVE this post!!!! Great choices of outfit and I am coveting the Chanel bag….. Thankyou for posting!! xx

  • So lovely! These photographs are STUNNING! <3 xx

  • Lucia

    Hi Rosie, I’ve been following you a while and the photos (and you!) look always stunning! I know you mentioned you use your Canon 5D, but do you have a favourite lens you use for portraits? I’m on the hunt for the perfect one, have a couple at home, but they don’t do the job I want! =) Lu

  • Ohhhh Rosie, this is the most beautiful post. Styling and photography is spot on! x

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  • Love this elegant look-so effortlessly stylish x

  • Angel Persephone Agyei

    Awww the cricket jumper and palazzo trousers are all sold out! I’m too late 🙁 Now to hunt for similar items!