Sunday, April 5, 2009

Summer Clothes are Here Again

The recent sunny, beautiful weather in Northern California puts me in the mood for summer clothes. I have visions of barbecues in the park and wine tasting in Sonoma dancing in my head.

To indulge my summer impulses, I decided to try Boden (, a UK-based company with some of the most fun-without-being-obnoxious summer colors and prints that I have seen in a long time. Part J Crew preppy, a little bit Anthropologie girlie, their Summer 2009 collection caught my eye. I also had a coupon code for 20% off and free shipping, so I felt fab about giving this place a try.

Being a dress girl, I ordered three dresses and a top:

This color block dress will be awesome with a jacket at work.

I have visions of myself in this dress and some sweet wedges at my cousin's bar mitzvah this July.

An ideal work dress in jersey with a pattern that is fun but not loud.

If this silk top fits as well as I hope, I will probably buy it in every color. It is cute and practical enough for day and would be lovely in the evening with sharp pants and heels.

A couple of things to note: 1) all sizes are UK sizes, so check the sizing chart before buying, 2) the website is a little sluggish.

After I receive my order, I will let you know how everything fits and how the quality compares to the prices. And whether I am going to sacrifice myself on the alter of online bathing suit shopping and try out their (pretty freaking cute) bathing suits...

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