I spent a few mins last week browsing through the extensive catalog and I wanted something that wasn't typically Boden - I can spot a Boden dress/skirt from 1000 paces. When my package arrived (promptly) I laughed out loud when I opened it because all I'd bought was stripy things and I didn't do that consciously! I'm after a new breton top and that's why I went there in the first place.
I thought it might be fun to show the model vs the flat item vs me in it.
Jersey Maxi Dress - £89
Don't bother with this if you are under 5ft 9. It'll be far too long. It oozes quality and I was in love with it when I felt it in my hands but .... I think it's too low on me - my boobs (of which I don't have any) appear to be the only thing you see! Also wondering what Boden was thinking by ONLY showing the back view of the model? I also noticed in the link that this is apparently from the petite range - urm petite what?
Verdict - returning
I knew this was going to be gorgeous the moment I slipped it on over my head. It fit like a glove and I can see me wearing it A LOT. That would be if I wanted to spend nearly £50 on a dress! I am so tight, like really tight right now as I have a lot to save for. I want to keep this but the bank balance says no :-(
Verdict - Returning only due to finances, the dress is a beaut!
Again this is a stunning skirt but it's heavy. I know that means quality for some but for me it was a bit too heavy. If I had an office job it would be GREAT teamed with a blazer or dressed down with a tshirt as I have worn it. I did feel a bit Kirsty Alsop in it too which is why I've reached my verdict below.
Verdict - Returning
Essential Crew T-shirt - £15
Yes yes yes yes yes - that is all!
Verdict - KEEP
Modern Stripy Top - £35
I like this as it's slightly baggy and it would hide things that need hiding. It has a cute button detail to one side on the shoulder and splits either side on the hem. I love it with the lemon shorts, how cute does that look?
Verdict - Undecided
Embroidered Skirt - £89
And on its way to me this week is this
Breton Tunic £49
I have been very impressed with the ease of ordering via Boden, the speedy FREE delivery, the little notebook I got as a thank you gift for ordering and a free scarf! The quality of the clothes is amazing, there is not doubt about that at all and I guess I should remember that if you buy well you need only buy once.
Do you order from Boden? What's been your best buy of late? Do show and tell on Avenue 57 if you have time.