Oh goodness words cannot describe how happy I am with my sale haul. Let’s take this step by step…
This jacket is just lovely as I had hoped – I’ve had my eye on it all season. The leather is so soft and the grey is a perfect neutral that goes with anything and everything from jeans to dresses to shorts – love it and worth every penny in the sale. I ordered my usual US 6 and it fits great across the back and shoulders and in the arms – a little snug around my ample midriff but I’m unlikely to ever wear it fastened.
I ordered these as a ‘oh let’s just try them’ as I have never ordered Boden jeans before, and tend to stick with my faithful Gap and Hudson brands, but I loved the cyclamen and quail egg colors so much that I needed to see them. I am so glad I did. Again I ordered in my regular US 6 and they are a higher waist than my Hudsons but really comfy – they are a tad snug when first pulled on but I’ve been wearing them for an hour or so now and they are just perfect. Thrilled with them.
Sorry for the grainy photos – lighting isn’t great!
I ordered both the fennel and the navy for a pop of color and something classic. They are a little thinner and a little shorter than last years chic linen tunic but I love them all the same. With nude shapewear underneath I can wear them as dresses though they are sheer – I’ll keep my legs together. I just love how summery they feel – they’d be great with leggings too if you are in cooler climates! No photos yet but will sort that out for you:)
Just fabulous – HUGE and colorful – with a gorgeous turquoise lining – I love it. Will stay dry by the pool and look fantastic – wish I’d bought this sooner but I can’t wait to take it to Kyrenia next year!
I have to say this is the hit of the haul – I hadn’t even considered it until Avril at School Gate Style put it on her wish list – but it is my most favorite item of the lot. It’s large, drapey, soft and a fabulous grey with a trim of color. It can be worn all year and will be perfect for transatlantic flights back home – I just love it and want all the other colors too! Get it while you can for $24 it is fabulous.
So today I am wearing my gorgeous cyclamen jeans and they feel great – perfect for a rainy summer day in Atlanta. I’ve paired them with my Zara butterfly top and I know butterflies and birds are omnipresent right now but I love this top and it was all of $36! The navy one with collar is in the sale right now online for $19.99. I think my turquoise Tory Burch Emmy sandals look fun with the jeans but maybe it’s too much color? All topped off with my cream J.Crew light weight cashmere cardigan – it’s chilly in my air conditioned office!
Oh and I forgot to mention the gorgeous little touch from Boden – they slipped in a little notebook in one of my parcels – room to take notes plus some splendid quirky English tips like interpreting English English for Americans:) One of my favorite Facebook pages is http://www.facebook.com/quitepeckish who serve up quaint little English tidbits daily – it’s fun.
What have been your favorite Boden sale purchases?