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