Packing up items for return from a Boden and a Nordstrom order. Still on the fence about these 2 items. Bought the Boden pieces during the Labor Day sale. They arrived Monday, so need to drop them off at the PO today.
I'm in the process of setting up my A/W clothes purge/shop. Unfortunately, this is a year when most of my outdoor kit is worn out, and most of my street clothes are also worn out. I was planning on focusing the street clothes to tops, sweaters, and a few key accessories; however, body fat gains mean that my jeans from last year are a bit squeezy around the middle, so I need to pick up some jeans, too.
# 1-2: These are the Boden Edinburgh jeans. Size 10R. I am 5'4" (and a Half!, as my GP's nurse says at my annual checkups), 138 lb, and 32W 39H, 31" inseam for jeans. I think they fit, but do they flatter? Somehow they just don't look as awesome as the web catalog. They are a comfy "girlfriend" fit, not as long an inseam as I'd prefer. They seem a bit shallow in the rear rise. Nice heavy denim.
#3-4: This is the Boden Sarah Ponte top. Size 10R. I have a 39"B measure--that's a 32G bra, so it's all out front. Again, it fits, but does it flatter? The ottoman fabric is really nice, however it's just snug enough that slipping a layering tee underneath would not work. It's very Laura Petrie, which I like, but the open, stand-up neck kind of highlights my skinny neck in the wrong way (plus means bra straps might be peeking out at any given moment.) DH said, "Keeper!" when he saw it. Not really sure where/when I'd wear it--since going to botanical illo, I can wear much nicer clothes in the studio, but white is still no-go. So it would be nicer errands and outings.The fabric is really nice, but a little too light for a winter sweater, yet too heavy for a t-shirt. #3 is the top back side to the front; #4 is front side to the front--one reviewer mentioned it worked both ways, and lo, it does!
PS--will add finds once I figure that out, so you can see how the manufacturer thinks they should look.
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