I can’t decide about this Boden crinkle shirt. I think this is only its second outing since I bought it last winter (this winter? -spring hasn’t exactly started!). It came in a matching fabric bag, you’re supposed to wash it, roll it up to dry and then store in the bag so it keeps its crinkles. Thing is, it just looks awful – it doesn’t look like intentional crinkling, it looks like it’s been squashed at the bottom of a suitcase for a month. And then someone’s sat on it. I had read on some blogs that the crinkle could be washed out and I’ve done that a good few times with no luck. Looking at the official Boden detail page now I see it says “semi permanent crinkle”, I’ll bear that in mind if I’m tempted to get another, perhaps it looks better in a different colourway? But the red flower print and the fabric I do like. I love a good shirt but really struggle to get something that is form fitting yet accommodates my bust, and this jersey fabric is ideal. It stretches with no pulling or gaping on the buttons at all.
We’re off to Chicago this afternoon so this stretchy outfit should be ideal for suitcase and stroller wrangling. The weather is still arctic, I am going to leave the parka at home though as we won’t be walking around much. Space is at a premium in the car as I’m trying to smuggle all the Easter nonsense I bought for them without the kids seeing. We’re going to the museum, hopefully we’ll see the new cave paintings exhibit. Definitely no shopping on the cards, still on the spending freeze, but I am expecting a few Boden parcels to be waiting for me. They were ordered before the freeze or in exchange. So they don’t count 😉
Shirt: Boden crinkle jersey shirt in cranberry sixties bud, sold out
Boots: Eddie Bauer, very old