I have trouble denying that I am sometimes very...shall we say, cheap? I love a good deal and I'm not really ashamed to say that I shop at some of the, uh, cheaper stores fairly
But the truth is I'd been on the hunt for an amazing one piece that I couldn't live without. If I'm being honest, I've been looking since swimsuits came out in stores at the end of February even though my husband thought I was slight crazy. I found nothing, absolutely nothing of quality and it was bumming me out. Anddddd insert the problem that happens when you only shop at cheap stores.
It just so happened the sweet Courtney over at Boden reached out to me at about the same time asking if I wanted to try out of some of their gorgeous, British inspired clothing--either for me or the girls. It took about 2.5 seconds to decide that, yes, please, the chance to try some quality clothing? You bet I would.
I was pleased from the second the adorable package arrived at my doorstep. I mean, when you open a package and find not only your products, but a bunch of fun, free extras for you and the kids to enjoy?Sign me up. It made me smile. The shopping-list notebook, stickers, and seed stick (that you can actually plant & grow!) will totally be put to use in this house.
It's funny how finding a quality one piece was terribly difficult, but yet, I fell in love with the Hoop Detail Swimsuit immediately on Boden's site, and without trying it on, it was the perfect fit. The best part is, I have issues with one pieces since I have a longer torso, but not this one. It has an inner liner that keeps things sucked in and I feel so good and confident in it. It'll be perfect for chasing the crazies in at the pool this summer. It kinda has that fun vintagey feel--I am l.o.v.i.n.g. it.
Couldn't get just a cute suit for me--the biggest girl needed a new one for the season and swim lessons start in a week. And HOLY CUTE, you guys. I love little girl one pieces. This one is such quality. I love the stripe/floral combo and the cross-back. She pranced around in her HotchPotch suit all morning.
|Completely rocking this sweet, Summer Floaty Ruffle dress in Sunny Yellow. That awesome fabric flower daisy necklace is her favorite! Another Boden goodie found on their accessories page. So dainty and sweet.|
I found that for Em, getting her a size 3-4 would be best in the suit & dress. From what I read on reviews, clothing runs true to size or a tad on the bigger side. So, seeing as Emeline is still kinda petite, I went with the 3-4 and am so glad I did!
The adorable Pretty Gypsy Floral Top (shown below) is actually a size 2-3 and was meant to be for Lucy-girl! I didn't want to leave her out but turns out this top runs big and guess what? Lucy will get to grow into it for next year :) So Em gets it now---win all around!
To be honest. I get it now. I get why people spend a little bit of extra money on quality products. It's in the details with Boden. The neckline, for example, in the top above, and around the sleeves is lined with a pretty gold sparkle. The dress lace detail is perfection. The swimsuits are designed to make you feel GOOD and secure. I am officially a fan of BodenUSA. Boomshakalaka.
So here's some awesome news. If you're a fairly cheap'ish shopper like me---Boden's clearance section is the bomb. And not only that, right now they are running an amazing sale which is 25% off daily favorites from today, Monday, April 21-Sunday, April 27. You can receive free shipping & free returns with keycode X6K7 or by following this URL over to shop :)
But wait, there's more. (had to. sorry :) ) Boden's also offering you guys a $25 gift card. All you have to do is leave one comment below and tell me something nice. (Just kidding. But bonus points. Kidding again.)
But seriously. Leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner within a few days so you can reap the benefits of this awesome sale.
*For the gift card giveaway, the only restriction for entrants is that they must have a US-based mailing address as the Boden gift card will only be valid on BodenUSA.com.