All photos via bodenusa.com
For someone who was never into "fashion", per se, I am somewhat of a clotheshorse, apparently. My closet is overflowing with clothes somehow. I have no idea where this comes from, though my mom says that my Grandma had quite a phenomenal wardrobe, full of really amazingly well-made clothing and coats. We all know that my brother inherited the shoe collection gene from her, with his ridiculous array of Nike Dunks.
I have, for at least a year, been gawking at a few pieces on Boden's site, mostly basics. I finally succumbed over the weekend, and ordered a couple Breton long sleeved tees, Navy and White Striped and White and Navy Striped (living dangerously!), a couple of wrap tops (Navy Solid and Green Dots, again, I live dangerously with my palette), which I believe are widely touted as fabulous, and a blue dotted cardigan, which I desperately was in need of. (Insert sarcastic hoarding joke here.) My "parcel", as the ever so elegantly British company calls it, was "dispatched" Monday, and appears to be arriving tomorrow. I am incredibly excited.
As for sizing, I have no idea what to expect and I am a little anxious about that aspect. I went with 16 for all of the items. I did their "what size do I need" widget, using J.Crew XL as a guide, which is for most things close, but snug, and sometimes too short because of my breasteses. I cannot wear any button-ups without buying plus size or men's and having them tailored, so I simply just don't wear them (they're not really "me" anyway.) Since they equate their size 14R to a J.Crew XL, I decided to go up one size, because I knew a 14 was going to cut it. I really waffled on the 16-18, and I hope my guess with 16 was right so I don't have to exchange it all!
I have my eye on a few other pieces, including a dress (!!!), pictured above, that would work for a summer or fall wedding, the only time I will ever don a dress, and a few of the blazers, which are risky because of my build. Can't wait to get my "parcel!"
Are you a Boden fan? What are your favorite pieces?
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