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Boden Spring 2013

It’s that time again for the new season ahead. I know Boden is strongly associated with the yummy mummy, but I do find their quality of clothing superb.

Below are three of my favourites:

– I’m loving peplum tops, they look great teamed with skinny trousers/jeans and even pencil skirts. This peplum jumper by Boden (which also comes in grey – the colour I’d buy) would look great teamed with a white shirt and skinny jeans. I wish they’d offer more pastel shades like pale pink, blue and lemon – the current offering is a bit limited.


– This sweet 50’s style print shirt-dress is great for day-wear teamed with sandals (the red colourway is nicer).


– Finally, such an elegant dress (great for evenings out), really like their Wardour dress, although black is more my colour.

Boden Wardour Dress


Boden Casual Printed Tunic – Autumn 2012

My first purchase for the Autumn season. Love the floral print, three quarter sleeves for the transition from Summer to Autumn, and a striking blue colour. Depending on how long your legs are, this would look nice as a dress with some opaque tights (to avoid over exposure). I might decide to wear this with some skinny jeans, but may get the sewing machine out and slightly alter the length. A great buy and with 10% off 🙂

Boden Casual Printed Tunic in Blue


Boden Autumn 2012 – Helena Christensen models new collection

Considering that we haven’t really had much of a summer yet and all the clothes I’ve bought haven’t been worn, I was surprised to see Boden’s preview of next seasons collection. I’ve been buying from Boden for the past two/three years, and I love the quality of their items which fits my size 6 frame pretty well, their customer service is also excellent.

I like the models they use – I recall seeing Louise Pedersen (Danish model who I recognised as the face of Pilgrim jewellery a couple of years ago, but most famously known as the face of DKNY’s ‘Be Delicious’ perfume) modelling their Spring/Summer collection two years ago. Now Boden have the beautiful Helena Christensen modelling their Autumn 2012 collection – she is one of my favourite models, great figure and the most striking eyes (swoon) 🙂 The blonde model (wearing Boden’s sixties jumper) I do recognise but I don’t know her name…

There are some very nice pieces shown in their preview, their upcoming collection certainly gets the thumbs up…


Boden Spring 2012

It’s still dark & cold outside, yet I’m always happy to get a sneak peak at next seasons fashion. Gone are the dark depressing colours and itchy wools of Winter, replaced by vibrant colours and cotton knits – yay 🙂

Boden Spring 2011

Boden Spring 2011

I came across Boden when I purchased from their then Spring 2010 online collection, and am still wearing my favourite pink striped jumper that I purchased (which has been washed many times, and still retained its shape). I haven’t purchased a lot this Autumn, as I found the colour selection a little dull (blacks, greys…). I much prefer Spring, pastel coloured knits 🙂

You can preview the Spring collection by clicking the link below and order in advance (items despatched in January).


Luckily I can wear these two types of wool (provided I wear a vest or shirt underneath), Merino & Cashmere, and I love Boden’s Chic Merino Cardigan in Fuschia £55 & Cropped Cashmere Cardigan in Pale Pink £89.

Click here for the Merino Cardigan

Click here for the Cashmere Cardigan

Boden’s Website: http://www.boden.co.uk/

Boden – Hanger Green

Boden | 16-18 Hanger Green | London | W5 3EL | Email. www.boden.co.uk

Boden - Hanger Green

I first discovered Boden last Spring. I randomly came across their website, and bought a few items, one of which was a lovely pink jumper with stripes that I keep washing & wearing, and its still retained its shape.

I’d never been to their store as their nearest is this one in Hanger Green (which isn’t local). However, one Sunday, I decided I’d like to visit as I saw a few coats that I liked online, and it’s always best try them on (I don’t really like the hassle of returning & waiting ages to be refunded).

Transport-wise it was a 20 mins journey for me, I just took the Piccadilly Line to Hanger Lane Underground Station. You can’t miss the store, it’s just on your left as you exit the station (I couldn’t see any other fashion shops around here). The store itself is big, they have a vast array of womens, baby & childrens clothing. The staff aren’t intimidating and leave you to browse in peace, which makes a change…

In all honesty, I probably wouldn’t venture here again, not because of the store, but there is nothing else to see in the area, and it’s not local. Instead, I’ll just stick to ordering online.

Check out my review of Boden – I am kensingtonabida – on Qype

Boden does size 6…

I’d always admired the clothes on the Boden website but was a little dismayed that they didn’t do size 6, until recently. Although a little pricy, the quality of their knitwear is superb. I especially love their stripe henley and cropped cardigan.