As most of you are aware now, the Boden end of season sale started yesterday (I wrote a post with more information here). I also swore, up and down, that I would get some reviews your way, and technically my review on the jersey maxi dress counts, but I know most of the Boden fans that read this blog are really waiting for this BWRR.
So here we go...
Boden for Women:
I actually bought these in two sizes, this pair in the size 41 and the size 40. I find that Boden runs wide, and many times long, so I never know what to choose, and since these have proved to be best sellers this season, I didn't want to chance not receiving the right size (the 40 is on its way to being returned, btw).
These actually fit pretty true to size, and because there are more than enough holes in both straps, I didn't find them to be too wide, either.
The heeled platform is a cork wedge and it is not too high, but not too short, either, really a perfect little heel to give one a nice lift off the ground.
The color is not navy, as is evident by the fact it doesn't even come close to the color of my dress, its color is more like a deep blueberry color. Even with it not being the right shade of blue, it looks okay with the outfit, so I am not displeased by the pairing.
Seventies Wedges. The pink version are nearly completely gone, but stocks in both the blue and tan shades are not gone (except the 41 blue--I chose correctly, it seems!).
Jersey Maxi Dress. Did a review and an ootd post featuring this lovely frock yesterday.
Skinny Jeans. Joanna looks lovely in the light lemon denim. ;-) Love the shoes, too!
Authentic Casual Shirt, Adelaide Dress, Colourblock Points, Lightweight Scarf, Newquay Dress, Casual Weekend Dress, Lightweight V-Neck, and Sorrento Sandals. Lou has made my life so easy by compiling all the different outfits/reviews that she did of these above items. (There's a lot there, so sit down for a spell!) :-) I fault her, btw, for my continued love of my Adelaide and Newquay dresses...
Hand Crochet Jacket. Avril is amazing in navy and pink wearing this gorgeous little jacket. I hadn't even noticed it, but now, of course, she has me thinking about it for my own self. Enabler!
Marcy Top. Egyptomaniac is just stunning in this beautifully simple and chic summer ensemble. This darling little eyelet peter pan collared top suits her well!
T-Bar Demi Wedges. How perfect are the pewter version of these sandals with the red, white, and blue of AJC's patriotic July 4th outfit? Love them!
Anyhow, this swimsuit fits so well, nice and stretchy where it needs to be stretchy, but fitted in places where I can have issues with swimsuits (I will explain more in the last photo).
I adore this print, all those pretty little pineapples on the deep navy background. This print is all gone now, but it might pop back in the sizes that us adults can wear, so be on the lookout/hunt.
For sizing purposes, I wear between a 4 and 6 in Boden Women's swimwear and a 4 or 6 in J. Crew swimwear. Since most of my torso is small, swimwear is like my tops, I can wear a much smaller size than I can in pants/skirts/shorts.
If you have a long torso, this suit should work for you, too, since you can see that I have them adjusted nearly halfway. That means they can adjust an additional two-three inches for extra length.
Classic swimsuit. No more "adult" sizes left (except a lone 13-14 red sailboat version as of 4:23 pm), but there will be popbacks, just keep your eyes peeled for them.
Pretty Pointelle T-Shirt, Pretty Jersey Dress, Fun Printed Skirt, Towelling Beach Dress, Stripy Boat Neck, Patchwork Applique T-Shirt (CW has this one, too, and ADORES it), Printed Smock Top, and Simple Jersey Dress (baby Boden line). Lou has added some darling photos of her daughter wearing all these pretty little Boden items to her big review post.
Boden for Men:
Slubbed Stripe T-Shirt. Lou included a brief review of this top at the big review post.
Okay, I am beat. This was a long one! I hope you all are enjoying your (sale) shopping!
Here is a direct link to the sale if you need it: