Many thanks to Dina over at My Superfluities, I was introduced to the wonderful, beautiful world of Boden. For those of you who have not had a chance to shop Johnnie Boden's fantastic designs, you must go visit now . I really can't think of a good way to describe it, but the colorways are amazing- beautiful prints and colors that you just don't find in many stores here in Richmond, especially at this time of year.
After an excruiatingly long, crazy day at work, I came home to a beautiful polka dot package from the fantastic folks at Boden.. hooray, my order arrived! I purchased the Pool Party Tunic and the Printed Cotton Skirt. I'm beyond happy with them!
First up, the Pool Party Tunic in the Rosebud Pavilion colorway. This is so very reminiscent of Lily Pullitzer, for a fraction of the price. Definitely a tunic, this beauty hit me mid thigh, but the slits on the side will prevent it from being worn on its own. I plan on wearing this on my trip to the Bahamas next month, and then throughout the Spring and Summer over some skinny cropped jeans. (Please excuse the worn down, ragged look of my hair and makeup... that's what a 10 hour work day will do to ya!).
Below is the Printed Cotton Skirt in the Multi Palm Beach colorway. Again, very reminiscent of Lilly. I love a good A-line, but again with the wider hips, I have a hard time with them. They are either too big in the waist or to tight in the hips. Johnnie got it right with this one. The cut is fantastic. The skirt fits snugly at my natural waist, and doesn't pull a bit in my hips. I purchased this skirt in an 8 regular, and again, a great fit. The skirt hits me right past the knees and I think will look great with flats or heels.
I think I would probably wear this cardigan with the skirt, but I'm not sure. I went a little overboard this month at Gap on this great item. It is the shirred shoulder cardigan, and I think I bought it on sale with an additional 40% off, so it came to maybe $13. Do I even need to say that I have four (different colors, of course)?
What do you think? For those of you making Boden purchases this spring, what are you planning on getting (or already purchased)? If you haven't seen Boden before, are you thinking of checking them out?