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I’m definitely not going to buy any of this stuff from the Boden Spring 2016 collection. Nuh-uh.

No, seriously, I mean it: I’m not buying ANY of this stuff. Because that would be NUTS, wouldn’t it?

I mean, did you SEE yesterday’s post, recapping what I wore this week? Just in case you didn’t, let me summarize for you: it was stripes. And then some more stripes. Oh yeah, and also some stripes. Did I mention the stripes? I think I did. One of the stripey items looked a bit like Boden’s Maggie Ottoman dress, in fact:

Boden stripe dress

Which means there’s absolutely NO NEED for me to buy this dress now. None whatsoever. Does that small fact make me want this dress any less, though? Nope, not even a little bit. Because that’s the kind of crazy I am, folks. The kind of crazy that looks at this stripe midi skirt

Boden stripe midi skirt

… thinks, “Hey! That’s almost identical to the stripe midi skirt I already own! And also that other stripe midi skirt I already own!” and yet STILL wants to buy it. THE HELL IS WRONG WITH ME?

Then there’s this top:


The model has her hands in the air, like she just don’t care. And well she should: because she already HAS the top, hasn’t she? (Or she’s wearing it, anyway.) I DON’T have the top, and I’m not GETTING the top either, because, oh, hi there, last year’s Boden top that’s almost identical to it!

So I’m not buying the top, the dress or the skirt: it’s decided. What about something that’s NOT almost identical to something I already own, though?


Hello, off-shoulder striped dress, you cheeky little thing! I can’t justify buying you either right now,  because I promised myself I’d save some money this month, but I’m talking to you as if you’re a person, and that’s never a good sign, is it? In fact, it probably means I’m going to stalk you online until you either go on sale or I convince myself I can’t live without you: sorry if that sounds creepy. Oh, and seeing as the Creepy Ship seems to have already set sail here, let the record show that I have this dress in teal:

Boden Aurelia Ottoman dress

But now I want it in this turquoise shade, too. And also all of the other colours it’s ever been released in. What can I say: the heart wants what the heart wants, and what MY heart wants is STRIPES. And green things. And a lottery win would come in handy, too, now I come to think of it…


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  • The Other Emma
    January 9, 2016

    I want all of the pretty things! Unfortunately the sterling / euro conversion rate means I will be stalking the sale too.

  • Moira
    January 9, 2016

    I have sworn off spends in January. Boden is making this very hard.

  • Ida
    January 9, 2016

    Well they do look amazing and even I really want the first dress. No idea when I would wear it but I still feel that it would look great in my closet. And in yours too. 🙂

  • Jenny
    January 9, 2016

    Ugh I want everything! Stripes are my siren song. This almost makes me not dread the warmer weather ahead. It has just finally gotten cool enough for my boots here.

  • Hayley
    January 9, 2016

    I swore to be good… and then totally caved for the striped dress. And this, given I had already bought the striped maxi skirt during the preview!!

  • Brenda
    January 9, 2016

    I live in Canada but my family and I are going to London this summer for a holiday. Does Boden have an actual storefront or is it all online? Can you recommend good shops in London? The only place I have on my absolute hit list is Liberty… I can’t wait!

    • Amber
      January 9, 2016

      I actually live in Scotland, so I’m not much use with London recommendations, I’m afraid – I’m sure there will be lots of info online, though 🙂

    • What Lou Wore 365
      January 13, 2016

      Brenda, Boden have one shop at the moment, in Hanger Green. It’s West London but easy enough to get to on the tube.

  • Julia
    January 9, 2016

    Do they sale strips on January? Striped dress and white dress works on every occasion. You can’t be wrong.

  • Dara
    January 9, 2016

    Love the turquoise dress xx

  • Jasmine
    January 10, 2016

    hahaha this was so fun to read!!! I dont have any stripes in my closet and have been looking like crazy for some cute finds! These are all so gorgeous, I’ll take them all if I could!

    Jasmine 🙂

  • Xandra
    January 11, 2016

    Forget the midi skirt – I want that chic desk with the vintage Penguin classics tucked inside!

  • Emily
    January 11, 2016

    This is so funny, I got my Boden catalog last week and literally had the same internal dialog! I want all the stripes!!!

  • What Lou Wore 365
    January 13, 2016

    Funny, as soon as I saw that off the shoulder dress on their website I thought “Amber”. Is that weird, like some kind of fan-girl online shopping stalker?! LOL! I like the scoop neck version of that but it just seems so pricey for a jersey dress (when I already have lots of dresses). Also, I had a dress like that, all ruched across the waist when I was pregnant so I keep looking at it and thinking does it look like a maternity dress?!

    Not sure why your model up there is sniffing her armpit, Boden are a bit strange with the shots they choose to use sometimes!!!!

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