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I've bought my first Boden, come help me decide whether it's frumpy/lovely

(26 Posts)
wem Fri 04-Sep-09 14:33:20

I'm still new at this style business. My first ever order from Boden has arrived and am not sure about it. It's lovely and cosy and soft, but not sure if it's a bit too 'mumsy'. Fashion shouldn't be comfortable right? wink

pic on profile, what do you think?

scroobiuspirate Fri 04-Sep-09 14:35:39

i like it but the price is always a deciding factor for me. was it uber £££? what's it made of?

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 14:40:15

with the £10 off code it came to £49. Not bad really. It's this one. Not machine washable which is a downer

hobnob Fri 04-Sep-09 14:45:31

I like it. You could dress it up with long beads and it would also look good with boots. (Here's me giving 'fashion advice' safe in the knowledge that you can't see what I look like in RL.)

pippel Fri 04-Sep-09 14:46:46

I like it

CarrieDababi Fri 04-Sep-09 14:48:26

would look better with tights and boots imo.
and chunky beads.

quite nice though

hf128219 Fri 04-Sep-09 14:51:09

A good versatile buy.

forkhandles Fri 04-Sep-09 14:54:20

I like it too, it's just what I'm after - would it be good too with skinny jeans?

You look good in it too, your norks look great and you look slim, not that I'm suggesting that you aren't slim in real life, but you know what I mean

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 14:54:33

hmm, realised after I bought it that perhaps I should have gone for the grey as I've only got brown boots. What kind of boots do you think?

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 14:56:41

hurrah for great norks! They're a fairly recent addition thanks to breastfeeding. Hope they don't shrink once I'm done with it.

mollyroger Fri 04-Sep-09 15:07:24

I love that - i was drooling over catalogue but can't afford anything.#
but that looks like a lovely easy autumn staple. Did you get the light grey?

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 15:08:04

ok, I'll keep it I think

<talking to myself...>

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 15:08:36

oops, x-posted molly

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 15:09:23

no, the bluey purple, which I'm possibly now regretting

mollyroger Fri 04-Sep-09 15:10:20

ah I see blue!
Great over skinny jeans. If you only have brown boots, will be fine on dark blue jeans. Get a wide brown belt to tie it all in.

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 15:11:32

<takes notes>

WhereTheWildThingsWere Fri 04-Sep-09 15:15:31

Realy nice, I like with leggings, just not black ones, grey would be nice or plum, colour and black big no-no.

tobago04 Fri 04-Sep-09 15:16:55

Looks nice,just add some chunky brown jewellery to go with your brown boots

mollyroger Fri 04-Sep-09 15:18:33

I'd also have a bash with that top over some wide legged trousers (if they have a neatish waistline)
That would look nice with your ballet flats

CarrieDababi Fri 04-Sep-09 15:18:53

maybe some nice wooden chunky jewellery.
like a big chunky bangle/beads

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 15:20:17

jeez, I've got so much to learn! Shopping list now includes:

chunky brown jewellery
wide brown belt

once you start buying clothes it just doesn't stop does it!

blametheparents Fri 04-Sep-09 15:20:32

I think it look nice, just more worried that you don't have a head! That will def get you noticed smile

wem Fri 04-Sep-09 15:23:50

don't worry blametheparents, it's up there somewhere. I think. <pats face gingerly>

Oumasrusks Fri 04-Sep-09 15:29:06

I like it too!

blametheparents Fri 04-Sep-09 15:45:02

That's good, was getting worried!

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