Monday, 21 April 2014

Boden Holiday Mini Haul And This Weeks Boden Discounts


That means mini haul as in small amount not as in buying from the Mini Boden range. So now we have that cleared up lets press on, but at this stage I need to issue a skimmed milk coloured bare leg warning. I hastily tried on my new stuff in a flurry of "oh goodie here's the courier" and "who cares what I look like, I shall just grab my daughters skater shoes to get an idea of how this little lot will look" and "I shall bare my white legs for blog research purposes only". So here goes.


First up the Kaftan. Been on the wishlist for a while. Sized up due to the reviews and quite rightly so, my actual size would have been too tight on the bust I'm sure.
Love how it isn't sheer like a lot of Kaftans I've have in the past, which means if you are staying in a hotel you can't wear them down for breakfast so have to change, yet again. Not a problem I normally have as we usually stay in an apartment, but I will be B&B in a hotel for my daughters hen do.
Choosing a colour was the main difficulty here and do I want more of these in different colours? The answer is a resounding "yes" as these will last you years.

Next up the short sleeved Breton. Yes you all know my love of stripes knows no bounds but I was seriously lacking in the short sleeved department owning just an old Juicy Couture one which is still going strong but has a v neck. This top featured in my very first Boden wishlist of the season, as I knew it would be a summer staple and so cheap with the discount.


The shorts. Well what can I say about these. I don't think I'm a fan. Bought my normal size which were fine but it's the leg length.  Now don't get me wrong I think it's great that Boden offering different lengths but the difference between a 4 inch and a 9 inch inside leg means one pair is young and flirty and the longer, bordering on frumpy! Come on Johnnie we need something in between! This kind of length is fine in a smart city short you might be wearing to the office in the summer but on a casual chino, er no, but you must bear in mind I am only 5ft 2 1/2 (don't forget the half, it is v.important). Not sure it's worth the cost of a seamstress to get them just right and they are bright, very very bright and I am not sure I care to draw that much attention to myself. I would class these as vermillion in the shades of red colour spectrum and would probably prefer a more muted tone but who knows what I will decide on, I've had them for days and still can't make my mind up!


They certainly look better rolled up a couple of times like in the picture above and with brown legs, might look quite nice!

These three pieces cost me somewhere in the region of £80 with free delivery and free returns. There were discounts on the website on certain items and I had a code which appeared to stack. Gotta love a stacking code!

This week see's Boden offering a range of discounts on certain departments every day this week until Friday.  Today is Tops, Tees and Knitwear. Tuesday: Dresses, Bridesmaids, Boys Shirts, Mens Shirts & Suits. Wednesday: Coats, Jackets, Skirts, Trousers and Jeans. Thursday: Accessories, Shoes, Shorts, Swimwear, Loungewear, Nightwear and Friday is a Lucky Dip?
This offer includes free delivery and free returns.

The only downside of my order was the swimming costumes I wanted are on a delay and won't be in stock before I go away. Bit of a pain being as I have sold everything in my holiday drawer on eBay to fund new purchases, so the hunt for a cossie continues!

Will you be taking advantage of these special offers for your Boden wishlist? Shop Boden here.

19 comments:

  1. I did actually Sharron. All my goodies arrived at the weekend with a gorgeous free scarf also (did you get a freebie?) I bought 2 long sleeve Breton tops (as I am constantly cold when in the UK). I also bought their navy and white polka dot wedge sandals which are really cute.
    Love your buys (like you not sure about the shorts ;-)

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  2. I really like the shirts and shorts; but yes, you're right -- the shorts need to be shorter. I love the bright color as well ..... once those lovely legs get a little sun on them! You're very gracious to brave them for us.

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  3. Oh don't get me started on shorts. I struggle with leg length too. Great colour though. I'm all about the dress this year xx

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  4. Not sure how much the JCrew shorts are there but they offer 3, 4, 5, etc...inch lengths - I love them! Love Boden's tunics - they really are fab for summer.

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  5. Gorgeous kaftan Sharron & you can never have enough stripes. Just a pity the shorts aren't the right length....although if you love them apart from the length it may be worthing getting them altered?
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  6. Oh! the great shorts debate, for us slightly more mature wearers? It so depends on your shape and confidence? I rather like the culotte look shorts that are around this season? Also, I have bought a great pair from Zara.... They are a navy sarong pair, which I think you would look fab in! They are just a bit on the glamorous side too! xx

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  7. I think dresses suit me better too Sharron although I I might try on a few pairs of shorts when I go shopping next...need to get my holiday wardrobe sorted! That kaftan is lovely:) Hope you got all the waxing and shellac done for your daughter:) You should charge treble for a bank holiday!!
    ~Anne xx

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  8. The tunic is gorgeous & the shorts look much better rolled up too! I've been wanting to fake tan for weeks & still havent done it! I need to get a move on! xx

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  9. Shorts are so hard to wear imo but they're a fab colour Sharron! The Kaftan is lovely and puts me in mind for more Kimonos. Love holiday fashion - great post! x

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  10. Love the kaftan and obviously the Breton is a no-brainer! I can see why you are umm-ing and ahh-ing over the shorts though!! Boden do such great deals...I'm off to peruse! xx

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  11. I love that kaftan. The shorts are definitely better length when rolled up , I think shorts are tricky though too but have been tempted back into them this year, great to see these ones on and know about the lengths. Ooh that Boden discount is tempting!

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  12. I also really struggle with shorts but the kaftan is gorgeous, definitely a keeper!
    Abbi x

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  13. Kaftan is gorgeous & as you say will last years. The shorts? If you're undecided after 4 days I'd say return :-) gosh your legs look brown compared to mine, Johnson's here I come! Xx

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  14. I rather like the Uniqlo ones which are priced really well. I've just bought some off-white ones which are really well priced and fit really well - infact they fit too well and are too well priced - I'm now trying to justify another 4 pairs in different colours (madness). They have two short lengths in the chino version but I'm afraid no sharp colours like yours if that is what you are looking for.

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  15. If it makes you feel any better Sharron my legs are a pale yellow! Shorts look loads better rolled up! Lovely tops too! xx

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  16. Love the shorts - ace colour

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  17. I love the dress but as I haven't worn shorts myself since oh 1996, don't feel qualified to give a proper opinion except the colour's gorgeous on you!

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  18. I have the longer length bright pink shorts as I don't have the legs for the short ones! I'll probably roll them up once or twice more but by the summer I'll be a mum of two so longer ones seemed v practical :-)

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  19. I love your purchases, I am in serious need of a wardrobe overhaul but for work wear :( Really like the pink shorts, I'd have a pair and dress them up with nude heels for the evening. Congratulations on your daughter's future wedding, I can;t wait to see your posts of mother of the bride outfits!xx

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