Let’s sit down and swoon over Boden

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?


  1. Nam
    June 12, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Loving Boden more than Anthro Lately ?

    OT but I bought Haverhill occasional chair from Anthro and LOVE it. It’s worth every penny.

    Roxy u can change the link ?

    • June 12, 2017 / 9:13 pm


      • Nam
        June 12, 2017 / 11:10 pm


      • Nam
        June 12, 2017 / 11:22 pm

        We were looking for a chair that is comfy yet stylish. We found it. The brass in the chair matches with a lot of items in the room plus the Linen cushions are perfect for summer 🙂 We have a lot of pieces from C&B and RH plus Anthro chairs to accentuate the space but this one for the first time we bought something that doesn't shout Anthro ( as it's neutral) yet soooooooo lovely ??

        • June 13, 2017 / 8:52 am

          It's very pretty!

        • Jess
          June 13, 2017 / 3:44 pm

          That is a beautiful and comfy looking chair Nam! Wish I had the space for it lol!

          • Nam
            June 13, 2017 / 4:27 pm

            Thanks Jess❤️ Yes it is. Very pretty piece

    • klj1
      June 13, 2017 / 12:13 pm

      OT but I actually found a couple of things at Anthro after much searching/trial and error/ordering~

      The textured Gingham Swing dress is a good one..size down! Worked for me..great length, not low in the front despite pics, and sizing down took care of the too much swing..and made the top area more fitted. https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/textured-gingh

      I also got the Printed Everyday Tank in the stripe..sized down to make sure arm holes aren't too big…great tank! https://www.anthropologie.com/shop/printed-everyd

      Dayla tie front tunic is pretty cute..but reg. sizing is a bit long in the back so I'm exchanging for petite to see how it looks.

      The Wilt tees are one of my favorites..they are bit spendy but really nice..I have the grey, and ordered the white elsewhere..I also just ordered the Slouchy Asymmetrical Tunic in dk blue.. I'm willing to pay for quality because I am so sick of ordering those cute tees that get holes in them after a wearing and washing.

      • Nam
        June 13, 2017 / 1:19 pm

        Thanks for the reviews Kara?

  2. Becky
    June 13, 2017 / 12:43 am

    Was the lightweight printed crewneck see-through for you?

    • June 13, 2017 / 8:53 am

      It wasn't in the color I have linked, no.

  3. Ann
    June 13, 2017 / 2:12 am

    I'm a huge Boden fan.
    I bought the Lucy disc necklace and it's super versatile. Modern looking, simple and cool enough to get compliments from the usually oblivious.
    The Lena bracelet I kept, it runs a little small I thought, yes, it has enough chain to suit all.width wrists, I just thought it had could been sized a bit more generously.
    Returned the Lena necklace as those pesky gold discs would NOT lie flat for me. Bummed as I liked it otherwise.

    I think Boden knows who they are, they do what they do fantastically well. Their jewelry arrives:
    Wrapped in paper, in a box with a cute Boden pull tag, in a bag, in a padded envelope, in the actual mailer I receive. You better believe their stuff arrives in perfect condition. Every time.
    Just sayin'…other companies could learn a thing or 2… 😉

    • June 13, 2017 / 8:53 am

      Agreed! Their shoes also come wrapped up like a present in their box which I adore.

  4. Shari
    June 13, 2017 / 6:03 am

    I had not purchased from boden in the past but have purchased a number of things from them this year. Moe of the tops/Jersey items fit me better than the structured dresses as I have a very straight athletic build with a very short waist (dresses are always a challenge – petites tend to fit better than regular length even though I am not short).

    Another catalog I have never even looked at and now want multiple items from is sundance. They have a number of cute items (and really liking their shoes) and the price points are good.

    • June 13, 2017 / 8:54 am

      Yes! Sundance post on tap for this week.

      • Nam
        June 13, 2017 / 1:22 pm

        Yes Roxy looking forward to it❤️I have some reviews ready

      • Jess
        June 13, 2017 / 3:46 pm

        Love Sundance, I wish they'd bring back a pair of those white floral embroidered jeans they had available in early Spring. I bought a pair of the colorful floral jeans but would love a pair of the white flowers too as the jeans are a perfect fit everywhere and very comfortable too.

        • Nam
          June 13, 2017 / 4:28 pm

          Sundance is my favorite place to shop for unique and lovely Embroidered pieces now a days

          • Jess
            June 13, 2017 / 5:55 pm

            Indeed! There's almost too many beautiful pieces to choose from there:)

          • Nam
            June 13, 2017 / 6:44 pm


  5. Tara
    June 13, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Have you seen the Georgia maxi at Boden? It took my breath away. One is crossing the pond right now and should land in my mailbox any day now. It's gorgeous!

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