I wasn’t even really planning on making this a blog post, but then I received the spring Boden catalog in the mail and started ripping pages out right and left because OHMYGOSH it’s SO GOOD.
I immediately ripped out 8 pages, but I’m just not a pay-full-price-for-Boden kinda girl, so I have to do the long, hard wait until stuff goes on sale. Or until they send me a random promo code. When that happens, my twitchy ordering fingers will start clicky-clacking!
After checking each item out online and reading the reviews, I’ve narrowed down what I want, what I really, really want to 4 items. Want to see what I’m drooling over?
Item #1: Lola Skirt in Navy Botanical Gardens print
Full price: $125
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This skirt caught my eye a few weeks ago when it first popped up on the website. The print is little blue birdhouses and kichy print + a-line swooshyness just makes me swoon a little. Out of 8 reviews, this skirt has 4.8 out of 5 stars, which is a good sign. I would wear this with an elbow-length cotton top and heeled strappy sandals. I’d also style it with a t-shirt and bright cardigan. Oh, and also a plain silk top and blazer. If this fits the way it does in my imagination, I’d wear it all spring and summer long! It’s a bit pricy at $125, but if they put it on sale – like they basically ALWAYS do – I’ll snap this one up in a heartbeat. I might even breakdown and buy this one at full-price.
Item #2: Georgia Maxi Dress
Full price: $190
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This maxi dress basically has all the things that make me love a dress – a flattering runched waistline, a cross-over v-neck bust, and a print that lights the fire in my heart. This is made out of a soft and drapy jersey, so it would be basically like wearing a fancy nightgown. I would wear this to work with a cardigan and heels. I would also wear this on an evening date with my husband with a pretty little scarf/shawl. The price is way out of my comfort zone though and this one would need to go on sale in order for me to put it in my shopping basket. If it never goes on sale, I’ll just have to live without this one.
Item #3: Casual Jersey Dress in Island Sapphire Island Vine
Full Price: $80
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I have had really good luck with Boden’s jersey dresses and I LOVE this print. I would wear this one to work with a cardigan or with a blazer and get tons of mileage out of it. I actually have a black one that I wear year-round with different accessories and it still looks brand new. I don’t think $80 is a terrible price for this (rated by customers at 4 out of 5 stars), but they regularly put their jersey dresses on sale down to $65ish… so I’ll just wait a few weeks. My only concern is…does it look too similar to this wrap dress I already own?
Item #4: Summer Wrap Dress in Multi Mosaic Floral Vine
Full Price: $130
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Boden is totally known for their awesome use of patterns and this new summer wrap dress is no exception. I love the fun ‘multi mosaic floral vine’ pattern and it is eye-catching AND great for hiding pudgy areas. While I really love the pattern on this one, I have some concerns on whether it would be flattering to my shape. It really depends on how fitted the skirt area will be. This one might get tacked onto an order, so I can try it on and make a decision in person. FYI – this one has 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Are you drooling over the Boden spring line with me? Which is your favorite item?
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4 thoughts on “On My Boden Wishlist for Spring”
I love the Summer Wrap Dress in Multi Mosaic Floral Vine. The other (blue) wrap dress is simliar to the one you already have, BUT, I am an advocate for getting one in every color if you love something. I always kick myself for not doing that with shoes, and now with clothes. I bought two of the exact same wrap dress in different prints last spring becuase I loved the first one so much, and I wear both all the time. So that’s my two cents.
I actually try not to get the same item in more than one color, because for me the original item kind of loses some of that ‘magic’ that it had. However, with shoes and t-shirts, all bets are off!
Have you ever been to a Boden Sample Sale or Boden Outlet? I went to my first sample sale recently and it was AWESOME! I got several dresses for $40 each, a beautiful cashmere sweater for $30, some boys tee shirts and shorts. It was so much fun!
I actually got a couple emails about sample sales, but they were 3-4 hours from my house. As much as I’d love to go to one, it’s just not worth a full workday of driving to get there. I wish we had a Boden outlet by me!!