So in today's post, I am highlighting one of the very few items that was a better deal last week than this week. As Boden has done for a few years now, if an item is an especially good seller, or can be carried over to the next season, the item will only be reduced by a tiny amount in clearance. Last week the Tulip Party Dress could be had for 25% off, this week it is only 20% off.
(If it makes you feel better, I got mine for 20% off during the preview, so I wasn't even able to get it for the awesome 25% off, either.)
It has been so popular (which I get, btw) that it comes and pops back and doesn't stay that way for very long, so if it is something that would get a lot of wear in your life, the retail price minus 15% off is worth it.
Regular Boden (now in clearance, technically):
Some of you may already know this, but I originally purchased this in a size 6 long since the measurements seemed to work for my larger bottom half/smaller upper body. But as evidenced below in the last few photos, the 6 long was most definitely not the best choice for me.
The 8 regular is a bit shorter, but since it is a party dress, I figure a couple inches above the knee is no big deal, what really mattered is the fact that I knew I could sit in this without hurting my lower hips!
for more on that occasion, go to this post).
The back zip made me (foolishly) think I could get away with a smaller size, too, since it would require less of a struggle to get it on...learn from my mistake, go with the larger of your sizes.
|Best caption for this look in the comments will be placed here forever once a winner has been chosen!|
I should have learned my lesson from this tulip-shaped skirt I purchased last fall. Why don't I ever learn???
FWIW, I am bringing this dress with me to Mississippi for Christmas and plan to wear it with a pair of black tights, a black turtleneck, and more sedate heels for Christmas service at the church down there. So this dress is a very versatile party dress, too.
Tulip Party Dress. Popbacks come and go, but watch for them...they will appear. The green dotted version is more popular than the grey dotted version.
Ingrid Coat. I wore this out as part of my church outfit on a very cold day (bottom of the post). I also wore it today to a school play, again because it is so flipping cold. :-)
Honeycomb Stitch Sweater and Ponte Roma Trousers. Lou wore these as part of a very pretty weekend outfit here in this post.
Canonbury Clutch and Knit Spot Slipper. Lou has quickie reviews of these at the bottom of this post.
Lou also rounded up some of her reviews from this season here at this post and at this post. (I have links to those reviews in my past BWRRs, but it is nice to have them all in place!)
Reviews from Boden Reviews Tab:
Equestrian Boot (use name to access page). Nicole writes of these darling boots:
Off Duty Merino Sweater. LizzyT received hers in grey and has this to say of her purchase:
I just received the off duty merino sweater in the light gray and it is absolute love! It's a bit swingy and big but perfect for casual weekend days with skinny jeans and boots. The wool is soft and cozy, the color is the perfect light gray, and the shape is cool casual. I adore this sweater and am stalking the cashmere version for pop backs. Highly recommend!
Glad to read that the sweater works for you--best of luck on grabbing the cashmere as a popback!
Thanks to all my blog friends for their reviews!
Fun Jersey Dress, Pointelle Marl T-Shirt, Twin Pack Long Johns (click on name to get to page), and Festive Applique T-Shirt. Lou wrote up some quick reviews of these here at this post.
Okay, that's it for now. I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday, and we'll talk soon!
Link to sale below: