As much as I love evenings with colleagues and friends, activities and adventures there’s something great about sometimes keeping it simple. An evening just the two of us, with my other half by my side, good food and wine and the rest doesn’t matter. Whether it’s a meal out to our favourite local restaurant or an night in cooking together, the more relaxed the better.


That said, no matter what the occasion I still like to put some extra effort in, either freshening up after a day in the office or putting on something new. Knowing that the opportunities to spend time just the two of us is often scarce due to our busy lives, it’s important to make a date and stick to it. A dinner reservation, tickets to the cinema or just a note in the diary is all it takes.

Recently we had a dinner booked one Friday night and as soon as this red floral print dress from Boden arrived I couldn’t wait to wear it for an evening on the town.

Available in petite, regular and long, this midi dress is smart enough for dinner yet effortless and completely comfortable. I love the waist belt and fit and flare shape, which is usually my go to, as well as the bold print. Red is quite often not my colour but during the summer when I have a healthy glow thanks to a little time in the sun it seems to suit my complexion perfectly.

For our evening out I paired it with a rattan bag and some simple flat sandals as we had a about a 30 minute walk to the restaurant but it could be easily dressed up with wedges, large earrings and a structured bag, even for a wedding.


Thank you to Boden for sponsoring this post by gifting products.