It’s been 5 months since I last posted. If I have popped up in your Feedly or whatever, you are well within your rights to have forgotten me and be asking yourself “Who?”. Sorry! Various reasons for the hiatus, a general hot sweaty no air-conditioning summer leading to nothing other than tank tops and shorts being worn would probably be my main one. For now I’m excited to crack out the boots and tights and boost Boden’s coffers with my love for all their things warm and wintery!
Today’s outfit is the Boden Easy Scoop Tunic Dress, WH575 – some colours on better sale than others. I ordered this in my usual 10 and although it looked like a good fit, it was neat around the ribcage where the skirt joins and I knew that chasing a toddler would end in a split seam, so I exchanged for a 12. I was also surprised at just how short the tunic was, so I went for the “Long” in my exchange as well.
When it arrived I was a bit disappointed – clearly in this dress I am a non-existent size 11, haha – as the 12 was big and baggy and not flattering at all. My charming other half said I looked “a little bit pregnant and a little bit Mennonite” – not what I was aiming for! I wore it a few weeks ago and did not feel good, too big. I washed it as per the instructions and was surprised at how “snowy” the fabric had become, and when I tried it again today it’s clearly shrunk quite a lot. For once I am not annoyed, it is a very good fit now… apart from some puckering around the side zipper. Can you believe this is a *long* though?! Usually they fall below my knee…
Cardigan: Boden Waterfall cardigan, WK715, old