After the launch of the Boden Spring 2013 season yesterday, I spent quite a lot of time surfing the Boden site – well it would be rude not to. I’d briefly seen the preview site late last year but chose not to order then – my wants/needs/wishes always change so even with the 20% discount I wasn’t tempted. It was lovely to navigate through the new season at my leisure.
My first impressions after a couple of hours surfing the site are:
1. I LOVE the color palette used – the yellows, blues and soft reds really speak to me for Spring and Summer.
2. I love the knits like the Notting Hill jumper – just a shame I can’t wear them here in the spring when it’s already climbing to the 80s.
3. Where are all the tunics? – Normally my staple, go to items for summer dresses and so far only two styles to choose from:( The Breton tunic does nothing for me with the contrast pockets I’m afraid – the pockets are an unnecessary distraction. I’d probably take it in all 4 colors if it weren’t for the pockets!
Unusually for me – my top picks are mainly accessories. I’ll take the leather folded clutch in every color please! What a fantastic, versatile bag for all occasions. The Greengage, Sunset and black are top picks for me.
The oil cloth bag is another favorite. I bought my first Boden oil cloth tote last year and it has turned out to be the best bag ever – easy to keep clean and dry, stylish and Tardis like in it’s ability to hold everything – a true Mary Poppins bag. I love this season’s irregular spot and have my eye on these two to use for my various trips this year. I also think the folded leather clutch will drop easily into either of these so you can carry a bag for all occasions.
Given all the Boden in my closet I only own one dress – the cream sixties dress from a couple of years ago. I struggle with their dresses given my boobage and lack of hips, plus I don’t wear a dress very often anyway. Having said all that I LOVE this drop waist dress. It’s almost the antithesis of Boden given the muted colors and absence of pattern – but I think it’s really youthful and looks a really comfortable, yet sassy dress. I’d like this in grey and black please.
Finally a beautiful neutral scarf – with my 15% off it might be worth nabbing now at just $23.80 – the chincilla color is lush!
What have you seen that you’ve ordered or are lusting over? Don’t forget to click on the banner here for 15% off plus free shipping – grab them while they are in stock! Oh – and some new items are on promotion this week with 20% off and this 15% code stacks! Apparently there will be a different selection of items every week with 20% off – I love it! Take a look at the short rainy day mac (gorgeous in yellow) or the palazzo jumper for example!