Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vintage Nerd Chic With Boden

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About a year ago I discovered a British shop named Boden. I don't even remember how I found it but I remember I started receiving their catalogs and loved everything they had in it. And the fact that they had selections for the entire family from baby to daddy was fantastic. What sealed the deal was seeing that I could order via their Boden USA site and not have to pay UK prices just sealed the deal.

Boden's style is preppy, pretty, comfy, sleek with a dash of retro to spicen things up a bit. I really became fascinated with their sweaters this winter which all made me swoon.

Why now? Why Boden? The answer is simple. I love wearing vintage but I normally wear full on vintage when I go out someplace special or have a date night. Those events happen perhaps once or twice a month so what should I wear all the other days I thought to myself.

I love my Freddies of Pinewood vintage jeans but frankly I felt like an oompa loompa from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory. I am 5"3" and round in all sorts of places so those jeans just made me look shorter and bigger than what I actually am. So I am now incorporating back into my wardrobe everyday jeans that fit my figure better (Gap 1969 wide legged) I want to feel real good with what I am wearing and still manage a vintage inspired look. I also wanted to have more fun with my everyday look while out with my family.

I am madly in love with Peter Pan Collars and love the vintage and feminine look it brings to an outfit whether it's casual or dressy. Boden has a wonderful selection of peter pan collared tops and dresses. You can see some HERE and HERE.

Take a gander at what I call Vintage Nerd Chic:

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With my Elise Top from Boden I can wear it with or without a cardigan, pair it up with a good pair of jeans, a cute headband (Claires), and vintage accessories like a brooch or earrings. With an outfit like this adding a vintage handbag would be the cherry on top.

Boden Top

I love the way they packaged my blouse. There was tissue paper inside of the blouse and it was folded beautifully. The texture of the blouse would be best for spring/summer but it is so versatile that with a chunky vintage cardigan or sweater it can also be worn in the fall/winter months.

I didn't know if I would love it when I received it and I can tell you that I do and it is worth every single penny. Fantastic quality and beautifully made, it is everything I wanted to add to my wardrobe.

What do you think of my chic vintage nerd look? Cute, comfy, stylish, and vintagey is what I am going for. As a busy mom of three little ones I can manage to look fashionable and still chase around the kiddies. It can be done!

I will be wearing more Boden in the future. Swing on by their site and check out their amazing sales!

Have you heard of Boden before? Will you shop with them sometime in the future?

5 comments:

  1. Goodness, this is a pretty outfit! I love that sweet, feminine shirt paired with classic blue jeans. Very fun, functional and lovely!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. Those blue jeans look awesome on you! And I love this cute casual retro look.

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  3. Cute as a button:) I too love peter pan collars. Love this look:)

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  4. I love that blouse. I have been really thinking about something like that and was considering sewing it myself but wow! You look so wonderful daily.

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  5. That's a really cute outfit. I love peter pan collars but they are hard to find.

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