About a month ago I felt my wardrobe was missing some pops of summer color — and Boden was there to help me out! A couple of orders later (and a successful stop at their sample sale in NYC this past weekend) my closet feels nice and bright. Right now, Boden is offering 30% off select categories.
Let’s take a closer look at pretties like the Valencia Top ($75 + 30% off, above), shall we? This top, which also comes in a dress version, comes in three lovely colors and has an ideal summer fit — body skimming in a light airy fabric that releases to a flowy a-line near the hips. It is ideal for all body shapes, hugging my curves beauty and accentuating my lithe best friend’s figure equally well. I purchased the coral reef pink you see above and the tropical blue in my usual Boden size 8 and they fit perfectly. I’m wearing the top with the very cute and comfy Beaded Flip Flop (now $60) and a combination of the Lucy Disc Pendant (now $36) and the Lyra Cuff (now $41), along with these non-Boden shorts (which are 50% off an already great sale price).
Boden has many really lovely tops. I’ve used recent promotions to replenish my short-sleeve collection with winners like the Short Sleeve Breton ($38 + 30% off, I took a size 8) the Lightweight Printed Crewneck ($42 + 30% off, I take a medium) and the dressier Vanda Broderie Top ($110 I took a 10) and the Vanda Top ($80, I took an 8). This past weekend at Boden’s sample sale I scored the Essential Short Sleeve Tee ($28) in two patterns in an 8. This top has such a beautiful neckline! Deeper than a normal crew but certainly not too low cut.
Another sample sale winner for me (which I had already purchased in another color at full price) is the Esmeralda Beach Kaftan ($80) seen above. I sized up to a 10 in this for a looser fit. It works so well over bathing suits or hanging around the pool. I love the pom-pom trim and the deep v-neck. With the right top underneath it even works as a beach town dinner dress.
I have heard wonderful things about Boden’s swimwear too; alas, most of it does not come in my sizing. I am however thinking that the cup-sized Antibes Bikini Top ($50 + 30% off) and the coordinating Mix & Match Bikini Shorts ($38 + 30% off) could be worth a shot for me.
Over in dresses, my most recent win has been the beautiful Talia Dress ($130) you see above in mimosa woodblock yellow. This dress has great waist definition but enough room to accommodate both my bust and hips in a size 10, which is about what I take in most of Boden’s shifts. Inspired by the catalogue, I usually pair the dress with the Lena Necklace (now $48) or its longline cousin, the Lena Bracelet (now $31) and the ultra-comfy Leticia Espadrille Wedge (now $135).
Other recent dress wins have included the Margot Jersey Dress (now $77) in the ivory swallow scoop print in a size 8 and the Summer Wrap Dress (now $105-$128) in a size 8 in the coral reef acanthus leaf print. These dresses work great with the Louisa Sandals (now $88), which I own in the snapdragon/navy stripe in a 40. I also love these dresses with the Sara Necklace (now $60).
Below are photos of everything in this post, comprising my June Boden favorites! There are also so many goodies in the clearance section right now (but all final sale). What’s been your Boden best lately?