Some sale wants.

I don’t remember Boden ever putting their Spring items in the clearance section before June in previous years?  Maybe I’m mistaken, but this year they seem to be dropping odd items in throughout the season.  I just happened to be browsing yesterday and found myself lusting after 3 fabulous spring coats.  This is when I so wish I was back in the UK and actually had use for spring coats.  It’s 80 degrees here this week so it appears summer has arrived for 2013.  MM did suggest that they would be great coats for Fall and even Winter here – surely that means he agrees with me and I should purchase immediately?

I will preface this with the fact that 2 of these coats got some poor reviews.  However, seeing as I am not the ‘typical’ Boden buyer I tend to take the reviews with a grain of salt.  For me the truth always lies in trying the clothes at home, and styling them how I would wear them.  I think all 3 of these coats would look fabulous dressed up or down.  I can see myself wearing them with boyfriend jeans, a white t-shirt and flats, keeping them simple and casual.

The first is the swishy coatigan.  The fabric (as the reviews confirm) looks nothing like a coatigan – I think this is definitely more of a lightweight coat.  I want it in parchment which is currently reduced by $60.



The next is the Canonbury coat.  I’ve had my eye on this for a while.  I think it looks stunning in the iris.  Again it would look amazing with just jeans and a t-shirt to really sharpen up a casual outfit.  The iris is only reduced by $30 right now but the other two colorways are reduced further.  The reviews are pretty dire regarding fit, but I really want to try this and see – dare I say it – but it may just be too much of a departure for some stalwart Boden customers.



Finally I absolutely adore this red version of the Spring trench.  It is SO me and would make such a statement.  This one I might just have to order for Fall.  The red version is currently reduced by $60.



What do you think?  Have any of you tried them?  If so do the reviews do them justice?

Today it is back to normality.  The final days of the vacation were amazing.  The children and I did some dancing on the deck while Dad prepared the grill:)


I love this photo of Poppy at dusk looking out to the rigs.  I know the thought of oil rigs to many of you may be far from romantic – but I assure you when you see them all twinkling at night it is an amazing sight to behold.  Now I sound like I’m about to break out into a Toby Keith song.



My final vacation outfit was of course a bikini – but sparing you that photo – here is one of me in the Zara dress that I used as my beach cover up.  I love it – it is really comfortable and light weight.  As you can see the house we stayed in was very ‘retro’:)



Yesterday we were all tired and fortunately had a birthday party to attend which got us up and out of the house.  It was very odd getting ‘dressed’ again and wearing make-up – I even wore a necklace (inspired by Fiona’s post).  Not sure about this get up though – I think this is a bit of a failure – maybe trying too hard?



Jeans – Target // Top – Zara // Jacket – River Island // Boots – Isabel Marant Dicker // Necklace – JCrew bubble copy from local store

…And here I am today, bleary eyed but happy to be home.

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Jacket – Gap (old similar here) // Sweater – Express (old) // Trousers – J.Crew Café Capri jade (old) // Flats – Vince Camuto Fawna (old)



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20 thoughts on “Some sale wants.

  1. School Gate Style

    I noticed that about Boden too – my photographer jacket went in almost immediately after I bought it! I think one of the Belfast bloggers has that striped coat – I’ll link to her blog when I find it. If it’s the same one, it’s gorgeous on her. Welcome home – loving the beach glow, you look great! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It’s weird isn’t it – I don’t even remember an announcement about things moving to clearance? Would love to see it on someone other than the Boden model:)

  2. avenue 57

    I LOVE those coatigans and the orange trench coat = heaven.

    I love your statement necklace outfit and I reckon if the bottom half were changed or the jacket then it would totally work. For me personally there is too much going on but none of the items are wrong on their own.

    Bet you have lovely brown feet don’t you (says me who needs to apply ANOTHER layer of tan!)

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      You’re right – it’s just too much all together – I did enjoy wearing a necklace though! Yes the feet are brown – but a little leathery too lol!

  3. Jo Wilkinson

    I do love that River Island jacket, can I ask how the sizing comes up? I’d usually wear a large from Zara so wondering if I’d be ok with a 12 or need to size up? Seeing it on you I now really really want it, looks fab!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I am normally a UK 12 – but I ordered a 14 in this as my previous RI jacket (the knitted one) felt tight in a 12 and I needed a 14. I probably could have got away with this in a 12 – so would say it runs true to size. All my Zara TRF jackets are L but I just had to return a Zara Basic L jacket for M – their sizing is all over!:) It is a lovely jacket – really lightweight for summer – I plan to wear it with white jeans and palazzo trousers too:)

  4. Sue

    Ah glad to have you back safe. And you have caught the sun haven’t you? I forgot to ask you in a previous post when you featured them … when did you sneak the extra pair of Dickers in?

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Not much gets by you hey? I got them a while ago – they are last year’s camel color – I love them:)

  5. evi

    I can totally see you in the canonbury coat! I’ve never tried boden coats so far(can’t justify one as we’re usually hopping from boots into flipflops with maybe one week of trenchcoat weather) but usually the reviews are quite reliable.
    the red trench is nice too but the canonbury coat is a bit more “edgy”

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I like the canonbury too – did you see the Boden employee modeling it on their blog – she looked fabulous…I might try it…:)

  6. iolanthewears

    I tried twice with the Canonbury, just didn’t work on my shape. My charming DH hummed the “big top” circus tune for the first one, and told me I looked like Tom Baker in the second!

    1. Anonymous

      I too returned the Canonbury – I think it was the fabric that I didn’t like, too stiff and the fit was a bit odd. I was disappointed as I’d had high hopes for it. The search for a thigh length perfect coat/jacket continues…

      1. Poppy's Style Post author

        Do you think the fabric would relax with wear? Zara have some lovely knee length summery coats available.

    2. Poppy's Style Post author

      I saw that on your posts when I was googling it – what a shame…I’m still tempted to try though…

  7. cc

    I did purchase the Canonbury coat. I have kept it because I love the color, but it is boxy. It would have been nice if they had cinched in the waist a bit, it would have been more attractive. I bought the grey and it has a lovely tumeric lining. Great material and I think whatever is your usual Boden size in jackets, should work. Now the Swishy Coatigan looks interesting, I’ll have to take a look. I love your beach cover-up, stylish and comfortable looking. Sounds like you had a relaxing vacation.

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It was great thanks. Yes the coatigan got mixed reviews but again I think styled ‘younger’ with a t-shirt and jeans it could look fabulous – I would probably never fasten it either…

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Let me know if you take the plunge! Pick up the Bury Times this weekend if you can – you might see a familiar face in the Style section:)

  8. Martha Merrill Wills

    The Canonbury’s been on my list, too. Interesting, all the comments about the fabric. I’m waiting for the Amalfi top to go down.
    p.s. LOVE the RI Jacket and the Target jeans!!!


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