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Gudrun Christmas Picks

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Gudrun Christmas Collection, and was delighted when my catalogue arrived.  In the past, I’ve found one or two outfits to covet, but this year’s collection is full of lovely things I’d wear in or out of the Christmas season. Most of my favourites come from the Frida Kahlo collection.  The Azul dress, £69, is at the top of my list.  It’s a pretty print that will look lovely right through until spring.  In colder months, it can be worn with a long-sleeved top underneath and would look great with either tights or leggings.  Available in three colours.  I’ve gone for black. From the Folklore collection comes this gorgeous Froda tunic, £65.  With a pretty print and generous fit, this goes well over a dress.  It can also be worn with trousers, leggings, or tights.  Because it’s sleeveless, you can mix it up with different tops underneath.  It comes in both red and black.  I am looking forward to wearing this on Christmas Eve. Also from the Folklore collection is the Frojda …

Gudrun Winter Picks

The Gudrun winter collection is out!  With Christmas fast approaching, I’ve not gone too crazy with the purchases, but there are three items I just couldn’t resist. At £99, the Alicia dress is little more expensive that most Gudrun dresses, but the attention to detail is exquisite.  There is beautiful cross-stitching on the bodice, and the pockets and hem are trimmed in a pretty ribbon.  It’s a great item to wear with a long-sleeved t-shirt now, and it can be paired with a warm turtleneck when the weather gets colder.  In three lovely colours.  I went for blue. I always look forward to tights season, and this season’s Cuzco tights will keeps legs warm.  They’re slightly sheer, but also quite heavy, and the pretty floral pattern looks pretty peeping out of boots or paired with contrasting-coloured dress.  They’re £22 and available in three colours. The Ocho skirt is currently £49 at the club price, and a great addition to your winter wardrobe.  It’s a wonderful, warm velour that pairs goes nicely with all sorts of pieces.  I have it in black, …

Current Gudrun Favourites

As I’ve aged, I’ve found it hard to find clothes to suit me.  I’m not very tall and I’m not very thin – and I feel ignored by the fashion industry despite being willing to spend money for good-quality clothes (I detest disposable fashion).  I don’t want to wear black all of the time, and I certainly don’t enjoy the pitiful ‘plus’ size clothes that swamp my 5’2″ frame. Thank goodness for Gudrun Sjoden.  She gets it!  And she makes fun-yet-elegant clothes for people of all ages and all sizes.  Everything is ethically produced and there are organic options as well.  In the two years I’ve shopped with Gudrun, most everything I’ve ordered has been true to size, but they offer a great returns policy for mail order, and the few things I have sent back have been replaced or refunded with no hassle. It took me a little time to understand how to shop with Gudrun, but once I got the hang of mixing her Basics with her Collection pieces, I was off.  Since her colours …