2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Long Sleeve Bamboo Tops by BOA Apparel Inc.Saturday, November 12, 2011
Fellas, if you're looking for fashionable clothing for that special woman on your holiday shopping list, look no further. BOA Apparel Inc. has got you covered. From tops and dresses to jeans and accessories, you're sure to find the ideal gift for the urban chic fashionista in your life.
Based in Toronto, Boa has been selling their clothing line for the past ten years. With locations on Yonge Street, in the Beaches and one in Oakville, Boa has been rated as one of the "Best Places To Shop In Toronto" by Toronto Life Magazine. One of the things I like about Boa is that they sell long sleeve bamboo tops. These tops are breathable, UV protected and the bamboo material is good for us and the environment. They are great on their own or for layering as well.
|Current sale price: $25.49|
When I visited theboaroom.com, I was a little doubtful that the long sleeve bamboo top would fit me. Why? It only comes in one size. Seriously? Have you seen my expanding waistline? Then I tried it on. It felt a little tight at first but not uncomfortable. In fact, it felt snug in all the right places. Even though it was kind of like another layer of skin, the unsightly bulges you would normally see appeared less... bulgey. The colour black is also very slimming. In any case, this will definitely become an essential part of my wardrobe and will be great for outfits that call for layering.
|Current sale price: $50.99|
In addition to the bamboo top, I also picked out this super chic 6-in-1 tunic dress. While I really wanted the dress in a festive red, they didn't have it in my size so I opted for a toned down charcoal instead. This dress can be worn in one of six different looks including 1-sleeve and a halter mini dress. As soon as I tried mine on, I instantly felt like a yummy mummy. I absolutely love the versatility and how incredibly comfortable it felt. And the fact that it's made in Canada is an added bonus.
Speaking of yummy, Boa also has a collection of high wasted comfort jeans that are oh, so stylish. Might need to head on over to Yonge Street for some me-time shopping...
And did you know? Their entire stock is on sale for 15% off and they offer free shipping in Canada on orders over $50!
You'll also be happy to know that, in recent years, BOA Apparel Inc. has become more socially conscious. They aim to help the world's AIDS dilemma and just yesterday, they hosted a fashion show in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Head on over to the Boa website or follow them on Facebook or on Twitter @BoaApparelInc.
Disclosure: I was sent product samples to help facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.