Home Made Shorts & The Boden Sale!

Monday, 8 July 2013

I did a scissor job on some old chinos to make today's shorts. The chinos were in my charity bag as they were quite old fashioned wide-fit ones but that made them perfect for home-made shorts! Wore them on a trip to our closest National Trust site - Rowallane in Saintfield. Was amazing there - we practically had the place to ourselves! Love this photo of the kids watching dragonflies at the pond..
And here I am in my cut off chinos....
I don't think I've shown this much bare leg on a blog post to date - thank goodness for Sally Hansen! 
Very much practicality over style today with the footwear as we were walking lots through (still muddy) woods and meadows. The blue vest top is an oldie from H&M layered over a Primark white vest. 
And that was it - too hot for accessories.

Later today, I was so busy enjoying the tennis that I missed the update from Boden that their sale had started! Luckily, most of the UK had done likewise so I was able to get on 4 hours later and still see lots of stock available. Here's what's on my wish list...
Colour Block Wallet - £14.90
I have this stripy breton in the bright blue so I'm fancying it in the Peach and the Citrus too
Stripy Breton in Peach - £20
This Modern Woven Top is WAY nicer in real life - have seen it at two Boden parties. But I always felt it was overpriced at almost £50 AND it's not woven at all - it's silky in the front and jersey on the back. But it's much more appropriately priced now and I love the mix of colours in it. A great transitional top..
Modern Woven Top in Marine Stripe
I'm not a trainer fan at all but I would be willing to try these out as they are quite neat looking and with their coloured laces, not as obvious as white-laced versions. Worth a punt at just over £20
Spotty Canvas Plimsolls (6 colours)
I love how this jersey blazer has been styled and it's a fantastic option to brighten up a plain outfit without the formality of a structured blazer. A total bargain at just over £30..
Summer Jersey Blazer
Another great half price option here with the Colourpop Bag - the perfect fit it all in bag for a busy mum. It's available in three colours and is priced in the sale now from £24.50
Colourpop Bag in Clementine/Navy
The Boden Skinny Coloured Jeans are all reduced by 40% to £29.40. A great wardrobe staple..
Skinny Jeans in Pacific
This next top is much nicer in real life ... it was my favourite knitwear item at my party. Lovely in the cream if your colouring suits it. Also fantastic in the classic navy/white
Sparkle Linen Cotton Top
Finally, it's not the last item on my wishlist, it's just that this post has gotten long enough already and I don't want to bore you. But this jersey maxi dress is still a big favourite with me. Only 20% off so still out of my budget but I'm tempted..
Jersey Maxi Dress in Hibiscus
So what about you? If you're a Boden fan, what's your pick of the sale and what have you already bought?

Ax


32 comments:

  1. Loving the spotty plimsolls & maxi dress!
    Have a lovely Monday!
    Ruth x Room31

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    1. Thanks Ruth - hope you have a great week xx

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  2. I love the trainers mostly (and the bretton top!)
    I want to see more of your shorts and legs!

    Fiona

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    1. Haha - your own legs weren't looking too bad on Facebook last night! We all need to get them out more :) x

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  3. Lovely photo of your children
    You have great legs shouldn't hide them away!! xx

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    1. You're too kind - they're better at a distance! But I'm not hiding them in my 40's as I did in my 30's and even my 20's .... they're only going downhill from here :) x

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  4. You have awesome pins, lady! xo

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    1. Awww...thanks Emma - they're not bad from a distance! Up close they tell the tale of twin pregnancy #veins - ugh! :) x

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  5. Nice legs missus! I love the plimsolls and the jersey jacket. Both very cute and summery. Can you believe this weather? Whoop,whoop!!!

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    1. Isn't it fab?! Bring it on I say! Thanks for your compliment on the legs but if you'd seen how many photos didn't make the cut, you'd not be as impressed. Very flattering pose - going to use for all my leg outfits! haha! x

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  6. Result! I bagged both the jersey blazer and the colourpop bag in Navy?clementine yesterday - I feel on-trend!

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    1. Oh you'll have to let me know how the blazer works out - I've heard it's better if you've got a bust...which I don't. So tempted but don't want to have to return.. :(
      Lovely to hear from you my friend, hope you're well, Ax

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    2. They all arrived today! Earlier than I thought!
      The blazer is much nicer than I thought it would be - a forgiving stretch - being blessed of norks myself, I usually find it's a real problem getting jackets to look ok!
      The bag's great - pretty big and the detachable body strap is great as I always want to wear bags across my body when out and about.

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    3. Oh Alison, that's great! I'm so tempted but also tempted by the spotty Blenheim blazer AND a navy jacket in the Fenn Wright Manson sale...I need to have my laptop taken off me. Off for another peek at the Colourpop bag...x

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  7. You look stunning in that photo - just gorgeous - I wish I could smile like that! Love your picks - and of course we both picked the sparkle top:) I'm trying to be good though - but sorely tempted!

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    1. It's so hard - especially when you've seen the stuff and you know for sure what will be lovely on. I've done so well but the spending ban ends next week and I will not be held responsible for my actions :) x

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  8. Thanks for the tip off, had a voucher an placed my first Boden order! Excited, love receiving parcels in the post!

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    1. Yay - you'll have to share what you ordered! Hopefully for you and not the kids ;) x

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  9. I know what you mean. I can only wear shorts or skirts these past few days because it's been so warm. Not that I'm complaining cos it's been years since we had proper summer. Thanks for the heads up about the Boden sale. Bummer. They're sold out of the breton top but I managed to nab a few pieces for LL.

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    1. It's fab weather - we so deserve it after the rubbish summer last year and the winter we had too! x

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  10. Lovely photo of the kids Avril! Great idea cutting the chinos down and your legs look great! I've only just got mine out this weekend (in the back garden). Love that jersey blazer! xx

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    1. Haha Jenny - I've a post coming up about dressing for the back garden/dressing to go out in public. I've had a week of two outfits per day! x

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  11. I love the photo of the kids and you looked great in the photo as well :) Have a fabulous day!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  12. Lovely photo of the kids. I've also hidden my legs away since I was a gawky teenager, but I decided a couple of years ago to reveal them to the world but not in their blue/white winter state! I've ordered the stipe blazer and the red drawstring bag which I have high hopes for as I've lusted after it since the beginning of the season!

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    1. That drawstring bag is fab. A few people bought it at the party in the red actually. It's lovely - hope you love it too! x

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  13. Love saving items that were going to be ditched - you certainly have the legs for shorts!! Off to check out the Boden sale - but will just be window shopping. Building work is draining all my money. Oh dear. X

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    1. Thanks Claire - my spending ban is struggling. And I won't have a gorgeous new kitchen to make it all worthwhile. Though I will have a bank account in the black. Which is a start :) x

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  14. I ended up buying a bunch of things for my girls ... school clothes for the fall when it's still really hot here in the south. The city print dress ended up in our mailbox even though it wasn't on sale. Sometimes that happens when we fall in love with a print.

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    1. Haha - there were a few non-sale things in my virtual basket too! One more week of the shopping ban. Hope it's all still in stock! x

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