Good Wednesday Afternoon!
With so much to do, let's just get started.
This week, Boden is having their mid-season sale which means many items are around 40% off. The popular items are not included in the sale, but some patterns and colorways of "b-list" garments are definitely in the sale, so check around to see if anything on your wishlist is. I had two items on my wishlist go on deep discount, so I picked them up on Monday. I wrote about the sale and my two choices in this blog post.
I am holding off on grabbing anything else, though, because I am eagerly anticipating the Boden Limited Edition line, which is set to drop any day now. I have a suspicion that day will be Friday, and if so, I may have a few pennies (if only it cost pennies!) that I can rub together to grab one item (and to see which one I may grab, see the last photo in this post). If the line does debut that day, I will do a write-up as soon as I can to let you all know.
Also in the "I want to let you all know" category, my dear blog friend Louise, of the former "Running on Anthro" blog is back! Unfortunately someone else grabbed her blog address so she had to re-name it to "What Lou Wore 365," but so far is proving to be just as wonderful as her former blog. As per usual, she has lots and lots of lovely Boden and Anthro, so if you are a fan of either (or both), make sure you follow her!
Okay, that's it in the news category, onto the reviews!
(BTW, if you want to know what I wore with the skirt that day, get your sunglasses on and check out the FB photo...the neon pinks I paired with it were pretty bright.)
I bought this sweater because I was attracted to the retro feel of it, very definitely something I could see worn in the height of the '60s, hence the (maybe not so original) name of it. I also loved the image of the model in it, and because I am a marketer's dream girl, the shot worked to get me to at least try it.
I bought it in a size 6, which is my typical Boden top size.
Sixties Jumper. Most of these are on deep backorder, with the pink version completely (or near completely) sold out.
Original Review here. I want to do a quick follow-up to my original review. The last time I wore these, I had a few blisters at the back of my heel from walking around. I wore them again a couple days ago and did not get any blisters, so I think I am good to go, which means that it only took me one wear to "wear" them in...
For those of you who like this look, but would prefer a cheaper alternative, check out Lou's review of a Johnnie b. pair in the Johnnie b. section of this post.
Leather Loafers. This is a popular item this fall with many of these on backorder. They are all leather, including the sole, so they are built to last.
Placket Cord Dress. Shopwithm shows off the adorable navy blue/green polka dot version. :) Love it!
Retro Top. Look! It is another sixties inspired top worn by Shopwithm. :) Very much like my Audrey dress, except in top form.
The bag is really lovely, very stiff fresh out of the packet and has a
funky print lining. It isn't as big as I imagined from the online
product shots, it comfortably fits a novel, my (admittedly large Boden)
wallet, keys, camera, assorted small items like lip balm tins etc. The
strap lengthens to a cross-body length so you can use it both in this
way and as a shoulder bag. The buckle closure is non-functional and
hides a very strong popper fastening. I almost ordered this on preview
months ago before the collection launched but decided to wait for a
higher than 20% off offer. As it was I managed to order it on a rare
(unintentional on Boden's part) discount code stacking day! Worth the
wait and worth the price.
Well, then, that seals it, at a good price, this bag is 100% worth it. :)
Oil Cloth Messenger Bag. Dark Brown is in low stock, the others are fully stocked. Only the pink is at the fabulous sale price, though.
Twist Front Jersey Dress. I received an email from lolcatgirl who had this to say about the dress:
It fits TTS. The material is nice.
Unfortunately, the patterns are just not me. I tried on the Fig Marigold
which is the one I liked the best. It also comes in black but I have
enough black dresses.
She also provided photos, which you can see here. :)
BTW, if any of you have issues commenting at Disqus (which lolcatgirl did), you can always e-mail me at dinagideon AT aim DOT com instead with your reviews.
I snagged the Johnnie B loafers in brown on a pop back, every size
was showing as sold out last Wednesday but a 39 showed up on Thursday!
Good old Boden delivered them next day on a free delivery code of
course. After eyeing up the beautiful Women's loafers I spotted these in
the young ladies range for less than half the price. My usual Boden
shoe size fits beautifully, I take a UK6 (US 8.5, roughly) which translates to a 39. The
shoes are a rich brown colour and a very tight, close fit on first try
although not uncomfortably so. My feet are fairly narrow so anyone with
wider than average feet may find them an uncomfortable fit. I envisage
these becoming real workhorses over the autumn. Maybe not quite as smart
as the patent Women's version these are a fantastic option for anyone
on a tighter budget.
The most major difference is the lack of a leather sole, but unless that matters to you, this is a great alternative. :)
Tassel Loafers. Definite long wait for the brown version. :P
she also wore them on her blog in this post. :)
Here are her thoughts on these cute and casual preppy mocs:
The Johnnie B deck shoes were a spur of the moment clearance buy at
the end of August. Currently showing low stock in a 39 and available in
40,41 & 42 in red and a just 42 in tan. An absolute bargain at £22
these are without doubt one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I've
ever owned. Like popping on a pair of soft slippers or moccasins. They
are a wider fit than the JB loafers and look super cute with trousers,
jeans, skirts and dresses. All leather and made in India, definitely
Leather Deck Shoes.
Thanks to Lou, Shopwithm and lolcatgirl for their reviews!!!
Although I loved the glamour tweed skirt that I reviewed here, I think the length and overall aesthetic of this skirt may suit me more. AND...I already have the top and shoes, so if I am especially lacking in creativity, I can just re-do the whole catalog image, top to toe.
Okay, that's it, you all have a great night!
P.S. If I have missed your review, would you let me know...between the craziness of last week's CW Birthday party, school, and in-laws in town, I have *maybe* been a bit less careful of watching the blogs as I am wont to do. ;)