Since St. Patty's Day is on Sunday, I thought I would throw a green Boden sweater into the mix for today's roundup. I actually wore this sweater for bowling yesterday because I *knew* the ladies would all be decked out in their Irish finest.
(And they were. LOL. Bowling--the world were "theme wear" is a-okay. Christmas sweaters--worn unironically, they would not understand the "ugly sweater" party.)
Short roundup today, with just two reviews of regular Boden and a small handful of reviews for clearance Boden.
Onto the goods!
I love the long length, it is wonderful to have a printed short in a ten inch inseam length.
Off Duty Shorts. There is a reason the model's legs look so thin here, those legs are cut very wide, so us girls with "those American thighs" need to celebrate. LOL.
Colourblock Points. I have been very interested to see what these look like in real life. Thankfully Lou got them and put them with the exact right outfit. I can see why these have been so popular!
Cashmere Hoody. Cannot find this anywhere on the website, so I am providing you with a link to the polyvore image of it, and from there you can gain access to its item page. Here's the deal, though, if you like it, don't give up on it because this could get returned in the future. It is very hard to catch it as a popback, but it is good to have access to the "possibility."
I took this in a size 6, which is my normal Boden knitwear size.
It fits exactly right everywhere, even in length, so I am a very happy camper.
The green is a true Irish green, the color you see when you think of Ireland. I am planning a trip to Ireland in April, and yes, this cashmere hoody will be joining me on the trip.
The cashmere is not super-soft, but I blame that on the darker color. I know there is some science to this, but my heathered cashmere colors, especially in the lighter shades, are super soft, whereas my cashmere in a solid, dark color are usually less soft (still soft, just not baby butt soft).
There is a very subtle light blue trim on the kangaroo pocket and the hood itself, but it is barely noticeable, so don't let that dissuade you from purchasing (on popback, of course) if you are not a fan of that element.
Audrey Jumper and Cropped Cashmere Crew Neck Cardigan. Though the hoody may be sold out, the color "sapling" is available in a handful of items, including the lovely Audrey Jumper (above in orange) and the versatile crew neck cardigan (model is wearing the sapling shade). The cashmere cardigan is going to physically emulate the hoody the most, since it is made from the same fabric, but a hoody is very different from a cardigan, which is why I included the Audrey jumper as an alternative.
I took a size 4 in this one *because* I read the on-line reviews. I normally would size to a 6, but so many people said to size down that I did. I think I made the right choice, especially through the bosom, waist, and shoulders, but the top is a touch too small in the hips (you can sort of tell from this photo above).
The upper bodice portion is made from a woven cotton fabric, so it has very little stretch. The 4 was the right size for my shoulders, but if you carry any weight up there, I highly recommend comparing the measurements on-line (garment not body) to make sure your shoulders will fit.
The print and colors are lovely, and this is the only shade of brown I can wear without looking horrible (it has a touch of green which helps). Brown is typically not my friend, lol.
Raw Edge Hotchpotch Top. Its original price was so expensive. For what you receive, the clearance price is far far better.
I don't care for the other two shades, but like the silhouette of the top. I have a butterick pattern that I have since purchased that I think has a similar look, and can be made to have a hotchpotch element, or be made with a single fabric (I may try a cotton eyelet).
mini Boden/Johnnie b.:
Mini Boden is on sale. If you are interested in anything for your kids (or yourself, if you can wear Johnnie b.) then this may be the time to grab that item. I may pick up one or two items since I have a ten dollar coupon (sent to my "secondary" e-mail address).
Rex, CW, and Angus have not gotten much from the spring line, but from what they have received, there is a lot to love. I especially heart how well Angus's baby clothing is made, since he is literally a mover and shaker and really really hard on his clothing. CW's clothing could be made from angel dust and it would be fine, but my boys, oh, no, they need good fabric stitched together really really well.
A Sale for Little Stars: Up to 35% off selected Mini, Baby & Johnnie B at BodenUSA.com!
Tassel Loafers. See them on Lou in an adorable, colorful outfit. :)
Okay, that's it for this week! If you have any picks from the mini Boden sale spectacular, do leave a comment!
Here is a quick link to the current Boden coupon: