|47 of them made me smile. :-)|
UPDATE (January 8, 2014): I linked to the website on items that are available now. Many of the below items, though, are set to be rolled out in late March. If that is the case, I have no direct link.
UPDATE (January 6, 2014): Boden is switching over to the new spring line today! You can use this coupon for 20% off with free shipping!
Hey, everyone. Happy Saturday!
Monday night, November 18, 2013, the promo PRV3 is set to expire over at the Boden preview site and I wanted to make sure to get up a picks post for two reasons. First to show off all the pretty and second as a way of reminding everyone that the promo is going to expire. (I know I need the reminder, anyhow!)
The 20% off includes free shipping and returns, and as I have seen the past two years, a lot of items sell out before the rollout actually happens (for most of these items that will be 8 weeks from now, though some are slated to rollout in 16 weeks). I used to be sort of bummed that I would buy something in preview and then the item would rollout, prove to be unpopular, and then be reduced by 35% a few weeks later, making my decision to purchase early a questionable one. However since Fall 2012, I have had no regrets purchasing early. I have bought the odd item here and there outside of preview, but for the most part everything you have seen on me was purchased during preview. Most of the items I chose have not completely sold out, but a few very solid choices of mine have, and I am very happy I bought them early ( Chic Tweed Shift, Ingrid Coat, and the Heeled Loafer to name some from the Fall/Winter 2013 season).
Anyhow, I only encourage you to choose something for you or your family in preview if you would be bummed that you missed out on it, versus buying because it may sell out before the rollout even commences. :-) (That is my non-enabler alert, btw. LOL.)
Okay enough talky-talk. Let's look at the bright, colorful pretty!
|Audrey Ponte Dress|
|Easy T-shirt Dress|
It is a sleeveless version of the very popular Amelie Dress (which is back for the preview, too, btw). It also comes in a very pretty yellow striped shade.
Such a lovely printed cotton frock in a wonderful blue shade, worthy of any outdoor event you may choose to wear it to.
|Leila Ponte Dress|
|Monte Carlo Dress|
I know that some of you prefer Boden's less bright, less "in your face" options, and this dress is just that, a bit of subdued color paired with just the right amount of eyelet flowers.
Mark my words. This one will sell out. Hand on heart. It just has that right amount of yummy combined with "I really wish I was vacationing in the Riviera and not here in my backyard for a barbeque, but if I can't vacation, I will just wear this dress instead."
|Notch Neck Shift|
I own a *few* of these already, and yep, this one is another one I will add to my collection (but I will get rid of one that I own to make room for it, promise!). I don't think this one will sell out, but if it did, I would be mightily sad if it did, so I will get it early, just in case.
|St James Dress|
It is really hard for me to recommend an all viscose/poly lining dress that is priced at $218 (well, with the 20% off, however you knew what I meant), but I have seen these sell well at Boden, and since this print is amazing, I figured I would put it out there that this could potentially sell out. (It is also on the model in the catalog, and the version the model wears often sells out first.)
|Wool Peter Pan Dress|
Swoon. The color. The printed detail on the back facing. The shape. The darling collar! 'Nuff said.
UPDATE: Due late March, 2014.
This is a great summer dress for work, especially if you work in a climate like we have in DC. Ugh.
Even though I can sew a shopper just like this, I won't since I am in big time love with the print, so sweet. It's a decent enough price, too, for what you receive. I keep mine in the back of the van, and I am always finding uses for these bags.
(BTW, no Johnnie b. preview which is a bummer because I do buy from Johnnie b.!)
I love Richmond, VA, so so so much, but not enough to buy this blazer. However, I have seen a lot of buzz out there for this jacket, so I think it is another potential sell-out. The floral print is really pretty, so I can see why!
This cardigan is the item that made me smile widest. It is happy-inducing.
|Button Back Sweater|
|French Knot Sweater|
Amazing. This very "60s French chic" sweater would look really darling with the yellow polka dotted pair of pants below.
|Bistro Crop Trousers|
|Summer Linen Pants|
UPDATE: Due late March, 2014.
It's a shame they couldn't get a sample where the print lined up properly, but provided you receive a pair that has matching patterns, these could be showstoppers. Whenever I wear my loudly printed pants, I always have folks stopping me to talk about them. These would definitely start conversations. Ha. (I have noticed that there are the 20% or so who will stop me and talk with me about my loud pants and not be especially complimentary, but they do always give me credit for "thinking outside the box." LOL.)
Although I am not buying the Richmond blazer in this print, I will give these shorts a go, especially since the longs are a nice, decent 5 inches. (And I am sizing up--I don't want to even deal with the 8L being too tight.)
I imagine it is hard to find heels in a color like this, I appreciate Boden for always bringing the color to all their items.
Hey, I am recommending a loafer...what a shock, right? Not. Anyhow, I own the nude version of these from last spring (wore them today again, btw), and I will own this version in a navy (in a 40.5--woo hoo!), so yeah, I am going to say you should consider the Boden penny loafer.
The skirts from Boden have been boring me (outside of a handful) these past few years. Now I don't need fun skirts aplenty, but yawn, so many choices were just blah. This skirt is a great mid-point, a bit "fun" without looking "I am a 95-year old cat lady."
|Fancy Embroidered A-Line|
This is very Milly. Very Milly. Wow.
|Full Stripy Skirt|
|Must Have Tee|
I remember wearing this style of button up back in high school (yes, the 90s), and it really hasn't been popular since then. Maybe it's coming back???
The sleeveless button up trend may be back since this version of it is completely sold out (what the wha???).
|Sophie Lace Top|
|Towelling Scoop Neck|
If only I had less massive hips, I would be all over this. Narrow hipped ladies, wear it for me. I love their towelling line, but find the full coverage ones a bit much for our summers here. This is Virginia summer friendly, but not Dina butt friendly. Agh!
UPDATE (January 6, 2014): mini Boden has its own special coupon for the spring line, which is below.
Shop our new Spring Mini Boden Collection and take 20% Off Orders Over $135 Plus Free Shipping! Only at BodenUSA.com.
|My Baby Knitted Dress|
The rest of the baby Boden line is not cute enough for me to spend money on it for Angus. Instead any money I spend for him from Boden will be from the mini Boden line (he can wear the 1.5 to 2 size).
|British Print T-shirt|
|Fun Appliqué Skirt|
CW loves flamingos. That is all.
|Hotchpotch Jersey Dress|
|Pretty Patchwork T-shirt|
|Pretty Pintuck Dress|
Okay, that's it. Thank you for sticking around till the bitter end. There is a lot here to digest.
Do you have any favorites??? Do tell!