This week I was delighted to be asked along to attend one of the first Boden parties in Northern Ireland. It was a snowy day but well worth sliding all the way to Bangor to get to. Here is the sight I was greeted with...child in a sweetie shop stuff!
You certainly need a lot of space for these parties. Vicki, the hostess had a Boden packed kitchen, sun-room & dining area. Here were some items from the womenswear rails that impressed me more in real life than they had done in the brochure:
|Photographer's Jacket - on special offer on the day!|
|Sixties Shell Top|
|Skater Dress - much nicer in RL!|
|Oversized Linen Tee|
I was a bit tight for time so couldn't try anything on but I did order the photographer's jacket in the dusky pink and a couple of tops - all of which arrived today.
Loving the photographer's jacket - it's got a nice stretch in it and the colour is great so it's a keeper. Not for wearing right now but it'll be great in a month or so when the weather improves. Difficult to photograph indoors but it's a pink/beige colour. I bought the size 10:
Next up - some breton tops - the Oversized Linen Tee...not so keen on the ivory/navy mix. I think it's the navy neckline I don't like in it.
Also I ordered it in a 10 which seemed a bit neat on me - despite the oversized fit.
Much prefer the navy/ivory colourway, which my friend ordered.
This is me wearing the size 12, a much better fit
I also ordered this jersey wrap top in duck egg in a size 10 but surprisingly for Boden, it's tiny...definitely more like an 8
I could only get away with this if I wore industrial undies all day so it's a reluctant return as I think the 12 would be too large for me across the bust. I did love the quality of it though and it's only £35.
So what about the whole party concept? I loved it. Boden has some amazing stock that can seem quite expensive online but when you see the stock in real life, it helps you appreciate the quality and detail in each item. Also, at a party, there are always offers that are just for that party so I got two different discounts applied to my order, making it all very affordable. And there was a free scarf with every order.
The good news for those of you living in Northern Ireland is that I'm going to be hosting my own Boden Party! Now I'm not sure of the date yet but you'll be the first to know, I promise and you're all invited!
Hope you're having a great weekend, Avril x