Monday, April 21, 2014

Boden Pretties, a little review, and money for you!

**giveaway closed--congrats hana walker, I'll be emailing you!



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 often all the time.

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.

78 comments:

  1. Everyone should be telling you, you look amazing:) and Em the perfect model! I have several miniBoden pieces that I love on my girl - didn't even know they sold adult sizes;)

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  2. I love all the sweet headbands on Em! And you look AWESOME in that suit.

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  3. Awesome! Love boden :) such a fun giveaway!
    Hana03_m@hotmail.com

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  4. Super cute! I need to find a one piece that fits nice. Long torso and nursing chest is not a good combo ;)

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  5. YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! I love Boden, they do it right!

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  6. Oh my gosh!! This is so cute! I love the bath suits and Em is so cute! (Hey, isn't that a bonus point? Just kidding ;))

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  7. Both the adult and kid suits are awesome!!

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  8. Love the suit! Did you find the sizing to run true to the measurements? I have such a hard time finding swim suits that fit right.

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  9. The suit looks great! I just bought neave her first boden dress on clearance. I was so thrilled with the quality when it arrived.

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  10. I love Boden and the clothes you picked are so cute!!

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  11. We love boden! And their clothes are sooo comfy! Expensive but I have always thought it was worth it. Emeline looks adorable and that suit looks amazing on you!

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  12. you guys are rockin those clothes! so cute and vintage, love their stuff

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  13. That bathing suit is adorable! I am not normally a fan of one pieces, but this one is fabulous. I'm totally cheap as well and have avoided shops like this before. Heading over to check out their clearance now!

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  14. You look fabulous in that swimsuit!

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  15. You are officially the cutest thing ever.

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  16. The suits are absolutely adorable! And you look great....all your hard work is paying off!

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  17. Emeline is adorable in that yellow dress! Soooo cute! Love Boden!

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  18. We love Boden! :) I agree it tends to run fairly big, but I feel like the kids can wear these pieces for.ev.er! I'm all about {discount!} quality pieces! :) {Also, you look amazing!} :)

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  19. That swim suit is amazing! You look gorgeous girl!

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  20. Those swimsuits are awesome! I love little girls' swimsuits that actually look like they belong on a LITTLE GIRL. It's so difficult to find these days!

    I have found some really cute Boden stuff at our local consignment stores, but their regular price point is a bit steep for the ol' budg. I'd love to have a few free dollhairs to buy something, though!

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  21. I love that suit!!! Do you think it would be supportive for large chests though?

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  22. How cute are you in that adorable bathing suit?! Skinny minnie!

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  23. You guys look so cute! Love all the pieces!!

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  24. What beautiful clothes for both grownups and kiddos! Thanks for this opportunity, I will check out their website now!

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  25. I love all of your choices.... and you are rocking that bathing suit :)

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  26. Oh my gosh, sign me up!! :)

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  27. love your suit and em looks adorable!!

    reginaseger@yahoo.com

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  28. These clothes are adorable! I want some now!!

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  29. I'm definitely a Target, Old Navy shopper, but I totally agree about lack of quality in swimsuits. The one you got is perfection! It also helps to have a bangin' body! :)

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  30. I love this suit! I've been looking for a one piece too, and this post may have helped me make my choice - thanks!

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  31. I love Boden's stuff. It also holds up really really well so its def worth the price. I've never gotten the extra goodies when shopping with them so maybe thats something new they are doing - what fun!

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  32. I discovered Mini Boden after having my son. I ordered a couple tops and a sweater for him and have loved the company ever since. The clothes are such high quality. My son's are in perfect condition and even though he's grown out of those first few pieces I purchased, I'm keeping them in case we ever have another little man. I just recently decided to try Boden myself. Once again, fell in love.

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  33. The swimsuit looks great on you. And Em looks adorable in all of those outfits. Love them!!!

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  34. Cute suits! I've never really checked out their stuff, but I can always use a new place to find dresses!

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  35. You look adorable!!! I would love one of these suits!

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  36. Um, that suit looks FABULOUS on you! Great choice!! :)

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  37. That one-piece is awesome! :) It is so hard to find a one piece that I'd actually wear in public :) I'm "cheap" too! :)

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  38. Adorable (both you and Miss E), I too tend to stick with the cheaper stores... and then am surprised when I can't find what I'm looking for or it doesn't last.

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  39. Both of those swim suits are amazing! Love them. :)

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  40. So pretty! I love to buy Boden for my daughter.

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  41. Never heard of this Boden, but you look fabulous bud!

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  42. Omg, I love everything Mini Boden! I've never checked out their stuff for adults but if your suit is any indication, their adult stuff would be great too!

    I'm on the hunt for a cute one piece too. I've definitely lost all the baby weight but I'm shaped differently now and I doubt I'll have a six-pack by summer so a one piece is where it's at.

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  43. That one-piece is a-mazing! I love vintage-looking clothes! You look fantastic! And omg, your girlie looks adorbs! :)

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  44. this is fantastic! I love the suit on ya and that pretty lip color! As a mom, a great (non-marmish) suit is a MUST! And, of course, Eme looks adorable!

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  45. You're too cute in that suit. I will be hugely pregnant this summer, so no Boden for me. :)

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  46. I kinda don't think I can pull off horizontal stripes in a swimsuit but man, I'd like to try because that is ADORABLE.

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  47. They have adorable things for all of you! Love their stuff!

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  48. Love their little girl's suits - Em looks so cute! Boden is my go-to style, would love $25 to offset the hundreds I spend each season :)

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  49. I love the stripes on you. I always think of Boden as kids only brand, I always forget how cute their "mommy" stuff is!!

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  50. Wow! I love the swimsuits and Eme's dress! You both look lovely as always :)

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  51. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. I drool over their catalog every time it comes in but I have never bought anything yet. You girls look great! Hope I win! ;-)

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  53. I have one pair of capris for Lily and she's getting ready to be able to wear them for a THIRD season! Red with white polka dots! No fading and super super cute!

    You look GORGEOUS! So happy you're happy!

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  54. Love that color swimsuit on you!! And all of Em's clothing is super cute!! My daughter would LOVE that necklace!!

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  55. I know exactly what you mean about swimsuits. These look great!

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  56. LOVE Boden! Have a few pieces for me and LOTS for my son.

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  57. Oh this is awesome! I have the same problem as you and have a hard time spending extra money on quality. I'll definitely love it. PS - my arms ache from a killer workout this morning - have to think of you! Thanks for the motivation, xoxo

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  58. Love Mini Boden and the quality of their clothes!

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  59. Your girls are absolutely gorgeous! I love seeing their pics ;).

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  60. I get their catalog from time to time and always have tons of stuff ear marked, but never remember to order. (I did however DIY something they had on a wall for some baby nursery art!) I would LOVE a gift card and I'll happily tell you two nice things-that suit is adorable on you (though I do hope you'll show off your hot bod with some bikini action too) and I am SO THANKFUL that you're not doing a self promoting rafflecopter!

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  61. That bathing suit is so cute! I love Boden and it's nice to have some things that not everyone else also owns! Plus, their quality & fit can't be beat.

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  62. I have bought a few things and have been happier with the kids' things than the adult things. The kids' things ARE so cute and well-made! I found they all run about a size big.

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  63. Oh my goodness! I love the Boden designs and the items you chose are gorgeous! I would love to win the gift card to try this brand x

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  64. Love your swimsuit ! Boden has great stuff. Haven't shopped there in years but I will be now :)

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  65. That swimsuit on you is adorable! Just had baby girl number 2 so I will neeeeeeeed a 1piece this year. Will have to look for one at Boden. Also, my 2 year old would look sweet I. The pear one piece. Thanks for the post and discount code. Ill have to take a peek.... And try not to be a cheapskate!

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  66. Finding a swim suit is such a hard thing! I would love to try out one of Boden's! Your girls are absolutely adorable!

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  67. I didn't know Boden made adult sizes, woo hoo!!

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  68. I would love to order a one piece for this summer!!

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  69. You all are so adorable!! Omgosh! I wish I looked that cute in a bathing suit!

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  70. Great picks!!! Would love to win this gift card!

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