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Amber and the Amazing Mint Green Coloured Dreamcoat

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Boden Joanna coat with mint green wiggle dress and Christian Louboutin shoes
mint green coat with pink bag
Boden Joanna coat with Cambridge Satchel Company Cloud bag

Winter pastels: winter outfit featuring mint green coat with matching dress and pink handbag
When I promised you all a post on the mint green Boden dreamcoat earlier last week, I had absolutely no idea just how difficult it was going to be to keep that promise.

The first time I wore the coat, you see, I left it so late to try to take photos of it that it was almost pitch dark outside, and the photos were what Terry described as “Dramatic,” and I described as, “A hot mess.” So that was a no-go.

The second time I wore the coat, then, I was determined not to make the same mistake twice, so we left the house in blazing sunshine, took a right at the end of our street… and drove right into the thickest, most impenetrable fog I’ve ever seen. We drove on for a few miles to see if we could find our way out of it again, but nope – that fog was here to stay. We tried taking some photos anyway, but they were… well, they were what Terry described as “Atmospheric,” and I described as, “Where the hell am I? I can’t even SEE myself in these?” So THAT was a no-go, too.

And the third time I wore the coat? The sun was up, the fog had gone… and it wasn’t until we were about to head back to the car that Terry noticed I’d been carrying my bag the wrong way around – i.e. with the cute little cloud detail and gold lettering facing AWAY from the camera – the whole time. GAH! I was so determined not to let this coat defeat me that I was totally prepared to give it another go – and maybe even another one after that, if that was what it was going to take – but at that stage Terry told me he never wanted to take another photo of that damn coat again, as long as  he lived, so that’s why these photos are what Terry described as, “The last ones I’ll be taking this week, and possibly ever,” and what I described as, “They’ll just have to do, then.”  I’d have kicked myself, if I wasn’t too cold to move much by that point, so we headed back to the car, defeated.*

(*FOR NOW. Because I’m afraid to say that if Terry thinks he’s seen the last of this coat, he is very much mistaken. Sorry, Terry.**)

(**Not actually that sorry, tbh.)

Anyway, photography issues aside, the good news is that both the coat and bag are currently on sale, so if you fancy owning two of my very favourite things (Yes, I know I just got them both, but they’ve already reached ‘Favourite’ status…), now’s the time to do it. I just hope you have better luck photographing them…

P.S. YES, I am wearing tights in these photos. They’re from Accessorize, and although the lighting renders them almost invisible to the naked eye, I don’t find them significantly chillier than opaques would be. I also don’t tend to spend a huge amount of time out of doors at this time of year, though, so I’m probably not the best judge of that…

mint green and pale pink outfit
high heel shoes with mint green dress and coat
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Mint green ‘Joanna’ coat c/o Boden

Closet dress

Cambridge Satchel Company Cloud Bag*

Christian Louboutin shoes

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  • Erin Burrows
    January 25, 2017

    So pretty!!!

  • Omg, I’ve been looking forward to this post for so long! Love, love, LOVE the coat. And I wouldn’t have noticed the bag was the wrong way around if you hadn’t mentioned it!

    Charmaine Ng
    Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Helen
    January 25, 2017

    Love it! Looking great, Amber. xx

  • Anna nuttall
    January 25, 2017

    Hi Amber, green isn’t really my colour (purple is!) but the coat is very nice and look very classy. xx

  • Suzy
    January 25, 2017

    Thanks for the tights link, I’ve been after a decent pair of nude fishnets for months. Lush bag too.

  • Bry Jaimea
    January 25, 2017

    I have a coat almost identical to this but in bouclé which I absolutely adore! Mint always looks fabulous on us pale ladies 🙂

  • Sandra
    January 25, 2017

    Omg, I love this colour combination of light pink and mint green so much! This looks so good on you!

    Sandra <3

  • Annabelle
    January 25, 2017

    You look fantastic and the dress also suits you perfectly!

  • Deanna
    January 26, 2017

    I see one shot with the bag the right way, so all is not lost 😃. Another beautiful outfit!

  • Myra Boyle
    January 26, 2017

    Love the coat and the bag, and how you’ve styled it. You look fabulous (pity about the name, I agree). My daughter discovered mint and pale pink when she was about five. With her whole holiday savings money she insisted on buying a pair of mint dungarees ((they were very cute), telling me they would go with her pale pink Tshirt and much to my surprise she was right. She loved this outfit so much she refused to wear a cardigan over it. Fashionista in the making from an early age! Her brother and cousin felt sorry for her because she had spent all her money on the first day of our holiday and they spent the next two weeks buying her ice cream, sweets and treats.

AD | We’re spending a few days at @highlandheatherlodges in beautiful Perthshire, for what Terry is optimistically referring to as his ‘birthday week’. (I say ‘optimistically’ - we’re only here for three days, and his birthday was yesterday, but don’t stop believing, Terry!)⁣
There’s a hot tub for us and a playpark for Max, so needless to say, we’re having a fantastic time, and I’m already dreading having to leave. Today’s big question: can I pass as an under-12, so I qualify for a pony ride at the nearby wildlife centre? 🤔 (On second thoughts, don’t answer that one...)⁣
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AD | We’re spending a...

AD | Time for a quick game of “Where’s Amber?”⁣
It’s another rainy Monday, so I’m throwing it back to our trip to @universalorlando ‘s amazing Volcano Bay water park last month. I’m a bit of a scaredy when it comes to water flumes, but this park had tons of stuff for pretty much everyone: plenty of rides for me, and an amazing splash pad for Max 👶In fact, I’d still be on The Fearless River right now if I possibly could be. Still, doing the laundry and turning the heating on will be just as good, right? Right?! 🌋 🏊‍♀️ .
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AD | Time for a...

Good news! We took Max to hospital this morning, and saw two different surgeons, who agreed there was no need to go ahead with the surgery as his lip is healing really well on its own 😅  He’ll definitely have a scar, unfortunately, but that would’ve been the case whether he’d had the surgery or not, and if it turns out to be worse than anticipated, we’ll have the option to have it corrected under local anaesthetic when he’s older. ⁣
I’m still really upset that this happened in the first place, obviously, but so relieved that we don’t have to put him through a general anaesthetic, and just incredibly grateful that it wasn’t anything worse. I know some parents have to deal with much more serious stuff than this, and my heart goes out to you all: it’s been a rough couple of days, and I’m really grateful to everyone who took the time to comment on yesterday’s post - your stories were so comforting when I was panicking yesterday ❤️ ⁣
(Old photo, obviously: every time Max sees the selfie camera, he thinks it’s going to be one of those filters where you open your mouth and something happens 😂)⁣
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Good news! We took Max...

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve just spent the morning in Accident & Emergency with Max, who fell on the path outside the house and split his lip open 😥 ⁣
They tried to stitch it up at A&E, but it was totally impossible with him awake, so they’ve booked him in to have it done under general anaesthetic tomorrow ... Max is absolutely fine: the bleeding stopped quickly, he doesn’t seem to be in pain, and is just his normal, happy little self. I, on the other hand, am a complete wreck: the plastic surgeon he saw today reckons if we don’t have it fixed, his lip will be crooked when it heals, but I’m absolutely *terrified* of the thought of my baby having to have a GA. ⁣
If you’re a long-time follower, you might know that I have a full-blown phobia of general anaesthetic (I literally had an elective c-section in order to eliminate the possibility of an emergency one, which might have had to be done under GA), so I just can’t get my head to accept that it’s safe and he’ll be fine 😥 ⁣
Positive stories and advice very welcome: I’m just so terrified, I can’t even imagine how to get through the next 24 hours 😥😥😥

Totally unrelated photo, but we’ve...

#throwbackthursday to last week, when I needed a sunhat and SPF 50 to leave the house, rather than the current raincoat and wellies situation. Can you tell the post-holiday blues are still in full swing over here? 🌧 .
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#throwbackthursday to last week, when...

I posted this on Stories over the weekend, but he looked so cute in it I figured it deserved a spot on the grid, too! This is Max all ready for his friend Eleah’s 1st birthday party on Saturday: despite the jetlag and his continuing obsession with doors of all kinds (He had an entire soft play at his disposal, but he mostly just wanted to open and close the gate into it...) he had an absolute ball, and spent the whole drive home shouting, “HAPPY! HAPPY!” Thanks to @thestirlingstyle for a great party 🥳 🎈 🎉 . (Oh, and that’s his hairbrush in his hand - boy likes to look his best 😉)
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I posted this on Stories...

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Amber and the Amazing Mint Green Coloured Dreamcoat