It's all worth it though, I love seeing what everyone has in their closets from Boden, so even if it means staying up a few minutes later, watching a few minutes less of TV, or waking up a little early, it's all good.
Well, as I hinted at in the last post, most people who ordered from the Summer preview likely have received most of their items, unless an item or two were backordered. I have had a chance to look at the Boden website and I see that reviews are also starting to come in, so that's good, gives folks who didn't order during the preview an opportunity to decide if an item will really work for them.
I still have no decent coupon for Boden, but the affiliate often doesn't provide me with awesome coupons at the beginning of the season, but I anticipate receiving fairly decent ones in the near future.
Okay, onto the roundup:
I did a review of this skirt WAY back when I was pregnant, but now that I am not, and can fit into this skirt, I thought it was high time to wear it and review it in real life.
The skirt still fits exactly as I expected. It is just right in the hips (I am almost to the low hip measurement I was before getting pregnant), with a lot of extra room in the waist. This is problematic if you are a pear shape like myself. I have a few extra inches on my waist because of my baby belly, and even with that extra, I still can easily take the waist in by two or three inches.
Truly this skirt is meant for a more straight shape, one whose body has less distance between the waist measurement and hip measurement. For this skirt to truly fit someone well, the waist would be 33 inches and the hips would be 40. (I am wearing a size 10 Long, fwiw.)
If you do like this skirt and are a pear, like me, then you may need to think about whether the cost to alter it (or the time it would take to do it yourself on a sewing machine) is worth it. To me, it is. I adore the mod pattern and since it would only take me ten minutes to take the waist in with the sewing machine, I will keep it.
You can tell the long is really long on me. Part of that is because the skirt is pulled down. Once I take in the waist, I won't be able to do that, and the hem will be closer to my knee.
Textured Cotton Skirt. This has been a best seller, even with the crazy sizing issues. We ladies must be mad for the print. BTW, they photoshopped a different color skirt on the model in the stock photo, since the original color sold out completely.
Alfresco Top. I wore this to take CW to dance class on Wednesday. You can see my OOTD and a review of it here at this post.
Ibiza Tunic. Poppy's Style is as pretty as a picture in her tunic. Bare-legged, too! Perfection!
Effortless Cardigan. The radish colorway that Poppy's Style wears is just lovely with her dark hair and fair skin! The whole outfit is wonderful, even if it was just made for errands. :)
Boho Tunic. Poppy's Style has a great written review of this tunic. She did end up sending it back for another size, but her fit info is very helpful. Fingers crossed the next one fits exactly right!
Glam Jersey Tunic. Despite some debate over at the FB page about this tunic, Poppy's Style quite likes hers. And despite what she says, her legs could never look stumpy, even in navy flats. Her legs look wonderful in that tunic!!!
Fab Jersey Tunic. This is a new piece from the Summer selection, and Poppy's Style does a wonderful overview of two of the colors and the fit. Thanks!!!
Woven Trim Jersey Dress. This dress was so off my radar, owing to the terrible shots in the Boden catalog (model is adorable, but the styling is bland). Egyptomaniac turned a whole slew of us back onto it. She looks GOOD! :)
Notes on Items:
Strappy Beach Dress. This dress that I fell for when it debuted a few weeks ago is definitely bitten quite a few ladies, and is looking like it could sell out. I decided to purchase the size 8R, as opposed to the 6R, based on the two reviews that are on the site right now (last night, now there are more and I am thoroughly confused, grrr). The garment measurements are crap, truly. I think a drunk monkey put the measurements in one night, late at night. So, in other words, unhelpful to those of us who actually, you know, use them to help us decide what size to get.
Limited Edition. There are new arrivals, including the Bella Dress (top--photo only, the dress is NOT AVAILABLE, huh, scratches head), the Esme Dress (second from top), the Glamorous Maxi (third from top), the Mia Dress (second from bottom), and the Scarlet Dress (bottom photo). I love the styling and how they look on the model. I don't know if any of them do it for me just yet, but give me time, you know how I feel about a pretty printed frock (such a crazy crazy thing to over-love).
Okay, ladies (and gents?)...you have a great Saturday night, Sunday or Monday (whenever, really!)...I am done for now. (Stick a fork in me...)
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