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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Boden Summer Sale Haul

A quick one before we head for the coast to enjoy this weather! On my last post, I promised to show you a few other items I tried out from the Boden summer sale so here goes..

First up, the Colourblock Points in Dune - nude and navy.
Beautiful to look at and just what I was looking for - a more on-trend ballet pump with the added comfort of an ankle strap - but my feet just didn't seem to work in them. I have a wide foot so had some overspill on the sides but mainly the point in these shoes gave me too much toe-cleavage..making it look like they didn't fit me right. I'm sure I could have grown to love them and was wavering a bit but hubby's face confirmed my doubts - back in the box they went. If you have a narrow foot, they would be amazing and at under £30, a total bargain. For info, the soles are leather in these shoes.

Next, some breton love - I ordered the Stripy Breton in peach and citrus.
I already have the blue colour in this top in a UK size 10 but I ordered these in a 12 as I wanted a slightly looser fit. Loved them both but budget dictated only one so I opted for the peach.

Next up - you can never have enough scarves...the Lightweight Scarf in Pineapple Poppy Field
Love it and at £11.60, it's a keeper.

Next up - the Colourblock Wallet
It was exactly what I was looking for. My current wallet (as seen in the photo above) is a bit too long for some of my smaller summer and evening handbags so I had a clear out of excess receipts and cards and I'm loving my new, bright, streamlined wallet. The leather colours are deep orange/red with cream and the lining is navy with a white pattern. There are plenty of card slots either side of the zipped coin section and you can also store cards either side of the outside of the wallet - where the orange leather meets the cream leather. At just over £11 - a great buy and a perfect stocking filler or teachers present actually!

Because I loved the wallet so much, I got a bit carried away and ordered the matching cross body handbag - the Colourblock Bag
It has the same lining as the wallet and the same cream and orange/red leather with the addition of a taupe leather flap with a brass twist closure. It comes with a cotton woven adjustable strap that clips in both sides. I've not taken the tissue off the buckles of this strap in the photos. The bag can also be used like a large clutch with the strap removed.

Lovely leather again and an absolute bargain down from £89 to £35.60. It is spacious inside and easy to open and close and the colour combination is fab but while I loved this bag, I was tied to an overall budget and something had to go back. The breton and the scarf won over this bag. Back it went....regrettably. Maybe next month if it's still available.

And that's the lot - my postman can relax knowing that's the last of the spotty packages for another while! Have you been shopping the Boden sale yet? Free delivery is now available on sale items until midnight tonight - Thursday 18th July, using the code A1FD.

For info - my shop has closed for a couple of weeks while I re-stock with some lovely new lines and take some time out with the family. It will re-open on the 5th August.

Ax
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12 comments

  1. Great buys Avril, I bought similar shoes in next the other day only black and white, I'm a big fan of that style right now, it so elegant. Of course you know I love the Bretons, although I would have opted for the citrus (surprise surprise) but the coral is lovely too and I can Imagine it will go with lots of your scarves! X

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  2. I really must get some breton tops in another colour to make a change from the navy/cream colourway, the peach is fab. Enjoy a well earned rest at the coast xx

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  3. I have the same problem Avril, love pointy flats but they don't suit my feet either. You can't beat a breton and that scarf is lovely. I love the bag, a great holiday bag.
    I have been chopping bits off my clothes this evening....all your fault! Now have a new dress and a pair of white shorts!

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  4. Absolutely love that bag Avril. I was just shopping for a new bag for our beach vacation and that one is just perfect.

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  5. I too got some shoes like that in the next sale. Just waiting for them to arrive!

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  6. Love that bag Avril....I doubt I'd have been able to part with it if it actually arrived at my door!! Enjoy the coast,I'm so missing a sea breeze at the moment:)
    ~Anne xx

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  7. Avril you are terrible for my wallet!! Off to browse the sale now ;)

    S xx

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  8. Like Anne, I don't think I'd have had the will power to return that bag! And I'm really amused by the fact that you bought a scarf, even though you have your own scarf shop!!! Have a fabulous holiday - here's hoping the weather continues.

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  9. If I didn't already have the red oilcloth messenger from last year I'd have ordered your bag this morning now it's 70% off (are you asking for price adjustments? I requested 5 this morning!)

    Shame the Colourblock Points didn't work for you, I have the blue/red and I love them. Was tempted by the dune at £20 but went for the tan strappy heels instead. In fact I placed 3 orders today, all for 70% off stuff. I'm a sucker for a Boden bargain, I probably won't keep it all but it's good to have a look!

    Lou
    whatlouwore365.blogspot.com

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  10. I love them all! You made some lovely choices! I'm yet to buy from Boden but I don't think it will be long before I do! Ax

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  11. Gorgeous shoes, lovely colour and shape:) You can never have enough stripy tops, scarves and bags - all necessary!!

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