Friday, April 17, 2009

Boden, J.Crew, and Anthropologie...A Fabulous Combination

Favourite Crewneck Cardigan *Look Four*
Favourite Crewneck Cardigan *Look Four* by For P.L. featuring J Crew tank tops

Favourite Crewneck Cardigan *Look One*
Favourite Crewneck Cardigan *Look One* by For P.L. featuring J Crew heels


The looks combine the Boden Favourite Crewneck Cardigan with pieces from J.Crew and Anthropolgie.

*both looks created for Lucegirl using items from her wardrobe, as well as potential purchases and posted with her permission...thank you Lucegirl!* :)

23 comments:

  1. I always love the Boden looks when I receive the catalog. But the one dress i ordered from Boden two years ago fell apart after one wash. I also feel like Boden is way expensive as compared to J Crew because Boden doesn't run the same sales that J Crew does.

    Anyone else had better luck with Boden?

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  2. That yellow set is gorgeous. You stuff is always so great, I love reading your blog!

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  3. I have had great luck with Boden. They have great end of the season sales a couple of time a year but you have to check often as the time draws near and be in the know b/c the good stuff sells within a day or two online. I love their fun skirts, fun mini skirts, hooded raincoat from past seasons I have bought a lot in the past 2 years. They have worn well and hold up well and most skirts are lined from Boden which JCrew ones are not. Boden has great customer service. They would have refunded your money I am sure on your dress. You can also refer a friend or two and I got $15 dollars toward anything this way. Plus, free shipping and free returns (except on sale items).

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  4. Now these are two outfits I COULD REALLY GET INTO! Genious!

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  5. I really love Boden style and have purchased a few things from them -- they do, indeed, run great sales. However, I struggle with their sizing. It's hard enough figuring out whether something is TTS in American clothes then you throw in added twist of UK sizing with Boden. I find you have to size up with Boden items -- at least with pants -- and you really have to be sure what type of cut/rise you are getting in an item as this affects the size. I am still struggling with a few items I bought last year -- either too small or too big...never can seem to get it quite right. It's takes the fun out of shopping so I resist when I see their lovely catlogs in the mail. I am ecited, though, because two gals that live in the DC area have Boden "sample sales" a few times a year -- so then I can at least try on stuff before I buy! They have one coming up at the end of April.

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  6. I love both these outfits! They're adorable. I got the Favourite Crew neck in Peacock (but it's backordered, so hasn't arrive yet) and if I wasn't so freckled I would have bought the polka-dotted one too.

    I love Boden clothes. To get around the sizing issue, I only buy when they offer the free ship/free returns promos and buy a couple of sizes. I also have better luck with Boden tops than pants, but I figure I can get jeans and trousers pretty much anywhere -- it's the tops that add the unique style, for the most part. I'm not too adventurous on the pants.

    Boden regularly offers 20% off deals, and for April Fool's they offered 25%, so I got a bunch of stuff. IMO their stuff holds up great -- I've got Boden long-sleeved tops several years old that have been through the was tons of times, and they look better than my j.crew long sleeved tops I bought last winter (whose cuffs have all stretched out).

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  7. I love these color combinations! Just beautiful! ;)

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  8. I love both of those sets - the pink & orange skirt is my fave, though - too cute!!!

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  9. Very fun sets! My three favorite stores! I have found great things at Boden for myself and also my children. They have also always shipped very quickly, even with me being on the West Coast. Their little boys clothes are darling if you haven't tried them. Have a great day :)

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  10. Boden has the best size charts with actual garment measurements on the website. Very easy to use and view. Their items vary by style in sizing. You really need to check out the measurements to get the right size for each garment!

    I guess I have the added benefit of living in the UK. The big warehouse is about 20 minutes from me.

    I have been able to figure out UK sizing as a result of shopping in this country. I wear a US 8 or 10. At Boden I wear a size 12 or 14.

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  11. I love love love that first jcrew skirt! Great outfit. http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love Boden, love the rugby skirt,love the accessories,and shoes.LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERYTHING! Thank you for sharing =) Have a great weekend!

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  13. Love these sets FFM! I was contemplating that polka dot cardi from Boden and now I think I am going to have to get it for my payday splurge. Have a fabulous weeekend!

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  14. These are fabulous outfits! I also love the quality of Boden. I have not bought any clothes for myself but I buy my little boys clothes from there, they are 4.5 years old and ALL BOY. Their clothes hold up and wash really well. Excellent quality. I think I'm going to have to start purchasing for myself as well. They do have some great promos, I always find a code for free shipping, and usually can find one for 20% off AND free shipping.

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  15. I ordered a clutch from Boden. it's on back order which I am not happy about. Will post about my experiences when it arrives. Love the polyvores today.

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  16. Both sets are so lovely. The colors and pieces are just beautiful FFM! :)

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  17. I love Boden as much as JCrew. With their regular 10% off + free shipping & returns, they turn out yo be slightly cheaper. Their clothes hold up very well and are sized consistently. Unlike Jcrew, I have not had to return anything I ordered from them. I also get more compliments when I wear them compared to when I am wearing Jcrew. Don't know why maybe because the designs are less familiar? Customer service is great too. Once I begged them to rush a cardigan I ordered for a trip to San Francisco and they came through without any extra charge. Love their merino sweaters and cardigans.

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  18. Absolutely love the way you put these sets together. You have amazing talent.

    Terrific ideas. Hope you're doing well. Keep it up.

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  19. I love the mix and love the idea of using different brands together. Both outfits are super cute and wearable.

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  20. FFM, you have to stop creating these superlovely outfits, I almost bought the gateau skirt in orange yesterday after seeing the first set (I will if it goes down to 29.99, still 59.99 so far).

    I ordered clothes from Boden for my daughter for the first time this spring. I have to say that I'm not impressed. They are cute but much more expensive than the Gap (even with the 15% off) and their jersey is very thin. I've browsed the women's collection but besides a florar print skirt, nothing catched my eye.

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  21. the first outfit it gorgeous..I am so into orange and pink lately!

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  22. Superly duperly cute! I love them both.

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  23. Love the outfit with the Rugby skirt. I have the skirt and have worn it in so many ways. I have recently put my orange zebra sequin tee with it with a denim jacket over it. Thank you for all of your postings.

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