Hey, all! Happy Monday (or President's Day, depending on where you are)!
Like I said I would do eventually, and definitely promised in the last post, I give you the very first "Retro Boden Roundup!"
It really isn't all that retro, especially since a lot of these pieces are only a few years old, but I liked the way the title sounded, and if you are reading this in 2025, these pieces will definitely be retro then. (Will it be in a bad way, the way I feel about the clothing I wore in 1991? Only time will tell...)
Okay, without further discussion, let's start this revival. :-)
Draycott Coat (current season). I plan on doing an in-depth review of the Draycott Coat in the next Boden Weekly Review Roundup. :) (This is a size 6 for those of you just dying to know. LOL.)
Love this "tunic" a whole lot. It may be one of my all time favorites from Boden, ever. The shape, the drape, and the lovely wool make this a definite winner. You can't be shy when wearing it, though, definitely a bright print.
See entire post here at What Lou Wore 365.
Suede Brogues (current season). Will also do an in-depth review of these lovely shoes in the next review roundup, but I did need to go one size smaller (size 40 instead of 41) as these shoes run wide and a touch long.
This tunic works nicely as a very short dress or longer tunic. It is maternity, but the way they designed this minimizes the fact that it is meant for pregnancy, since they used a stretchy cotton blend and slight gathers in the empire waistline.
If so, live vicariously through Lou!
Joanna's lovely neutral outfit is topped with a divine Boden jacket. :)
Read more about it here.
I had some outfits recently that incorporate retro Boden, but since they have their own blog posts, I will just link to them below.
1. Hotchpotch Tunic Dress.
2. Flattering Knitted Dress and Merino Ruffle Tunic.
I hope you enjoyed this tour down memory lane. I also look forward to doing this again in the near future. I think after one year, I will need to give a prize to the person who has worn the most "retro" piece...aka the oldest piece. Right now the oldest piece in my closet is from Fall 2004 and is this cord skirt I wore last fall. I know you all can totally beat that, right?
BTW, the next Retro roundup should be in a couple of weeks, if you would like to join in, do send me a photo or link to your blog post at dinagideon AT aim DOT com.
Thanks to Lou, Joanna, and Izzywizz for participating this week!
Since you likely aren't reading this if you despise Boden (lol, if you do, this must have been some treat), I will let you all know that Boden put up some new items in their spring trim today. There are quite a few repeat items (
Hand Knit Cable Jumper,
Raw Edge Hotchpotch Top, and the
Gathered Tunic Dress) interspersed throughout, too. From the "new" trim items, I like the look of the
Textured Ponte Dress, the
Embellished Spot Cardigan (only grey is on sale, though, I own the white and it is divine), and the
Cashmere Hoody (green and grey are on sale). As a reminder, you can use my blog's sidebar coupon to receive an extra 15% off of the trim items (which are 20% off!) and free shipping. It works out to 32% off with free ship. I have included a coupon below, too, just in case you are on a mobile device (or don't want to pan back up!).