UPDATE! (Friday, March 14, 2014) Nancy Dress is now 20% off until next Wednesday! I just took a look at "Chapter 6" over at the Style tab of Boden's site, and at the top of the images was a little blurb that said "Nancy Dress 20% Off Until Wednesday." So yay for that! If you bought yours and have not received it and you did not receive 20% off on it, you can call for a price adjustment. I did buy mine for 20% off and can assure you that the price at 20% off is a good price.
Hi, all! Happy Thursday. I know that this post is a little late in coming to the blog, but I have finally gathered a few moments of peace to cobble it all together. Bad side is that it takes me so long to get it done, but hey, the good side is that by waiting there are a ton of great reviews to look at! :-)
Without further discussion, let's get started!
my facebook page, you have already seen this image. (I also posted it on my newly started pinterest page, they finally got me, lol.)
I am so in love with this print, which I know you all are SO surprised by, not. ;-) Anyhow, I was hoping to receive a dress whose print was placed pretty much like this one is...very little as far as graphics go in the bodice and much more of the graphic in the skirt portion. For my frame, I feel like this works...the big block of lighter colors is up top where I am much smaller and the darker zig-zaggy graphics are on the skirt, right where my lower half needs the "distraction."
Oddly enough the lining of the dress is more fitted than the dress itself. Instead of having a full skirt to match the full outer skirt, it is a lining with a more fitted (almost pencil shaped) skirt. It fits, but I noticed it right away since my hips are right there at the lining's edge. It appears I can take some of the seams out and redo it if need be, so that's good, but I am going to say it--BODEN, the lining fabric is cheap cotton fabric (probably under $1 a yard), I think you can spare a few inches per dress in your lining to keep the silhouette overall, especially for us pear shaped ladies. Just sayin'.
It features an invisible back zip, but I couldn't step into the dress, I still needed to pull it over my head.
I got my Nancy Dress in Blue Riviera yesterday. What a surprise, because it wasn't even supposed to ship until 3/20.
I'm 5'4", 114lbs, 28F(36)x25x36. I have a longer torso and short legs.
I'm a pretty solid 4 at Boden and that's what I had ordered.
big. So sad, it's loose in the waist, but it's really big up top. The
back does that poofy thing when the straps are too long, I don't know
how else to explain it, it just didn't fit properly.
The waist does
hit at my natural waist, more or less, a tad high, but not as high as
most of Boden's dresses. The length in the Regular was great, hitting at
The colors are a little more muted than what's shown
online, I like it more in person. It's soft and comfortable and I really
I'm exchanging it for a size 2. But the top on the 4 is so
big that I don't know if one size down is enough. Petite is not an
option for me because of my body shape. If the 2 doesn't fit, I'll be
very upset because it's a beautiful dress.
I took some pictures, but
none of them really turned out, my lighting is poor but I do have one
that shows the colors a bit better than online. Still not true, but
I know many of you also received this dress (and some of you in a couple of sizes). If you would like to add your review of this dress, go ahead and comment below, add the review to the Boden Reviews tab, or email me at dinagideon AT aim DOT com.
Nancy Dress. Many of the sizes/colors are on backorder now. Not surprised. I think this one could potentially sell out. It is so pretty and flattering and easy. You know, recipe for a good summer sundress...
Button Back Sweater/Jumper. Look at Lou being all creative and actually wearing her sweater as a cardigan over her adorable baby bump. I am totally doing that with my sweater! :-) Use link in name as affiliate program does not have this image in their database.
Chic Denim Mini, Audrey Sweater, Embroidered Shirt, and the Great White Shirt. AudreyBella took the plunge! She ordered these lovely items in her first Boden order. Welcome to the club! ;-)
I wrote about the sale here), Boden drastically reduced prices on their clearance items up to 80% off. This nude version of the sweater was one of those items. Now the nude version is back up to (gulp) $125. Yikes. I sincerely hope that Boden thinks about having another weekend of awesome and soon, since I suspect some of you would like to see those prices again.
The fit is spot on, sometimes Boden knitwear runs too big on me, but this one is just the right length and width, etc. I caution those of you with longer torsos to think about sizing up to gain a bit of length.
The jewels are well applied and do not seem to be ready to fall off or anything. The facing of the sweater at the neckline covers the stitching of these beads, so not only are they carefully applied, they are carefully finished, too.
Jewelled Collar Sweater. Stocks are okay. If this one goes back down to $29 again, it will sell out. It had better anyhow, since the $29 is really a very good price. I think the initial price is quite good, to be honest, since this is a beautifully made and executed piece. But--hey--a bargain is a bargain!
Really glad I took the advice of my blog friends and sized to the 4 since I *know* the 6 would have been too big. Even accounting the possibility of this woven rayon blouse shrinking a bit (as is the nature of the rayon fabric), it will still fit in the 4 if that happens.
The top is made very well. You can see the pretty tucks in the upper back here, and the nicely finished cuffs at the sleeve, too. The bow on the front is well made, and when tied, it covers up a placket of buttons at the neckline, which actually aren't necessary, but a nice touch. Good job, Boden.
My good blog friend, Lisa, of Respect the Shoes, recently wore this in the green here at this blog post. She looks SO cute in it. :-)
Bow Front Blouse. Sold out in the upper sizes, but plenty still available in the smaller sizes.
Fair Isle Cardigan. Lovely Avril wore this out and about recently. The colors are just stunning on her.
Canonbury Clutch. Joanna takes a look at some Valentino heels (and a great knockoff) and then gives us a glimpse of a cute outfit of the day with this pretty little clutch as her bag. Okay, I just checked and this is all sold out. Still possibilities of popbacks, so check the link in the name just in case. :-)
Our last name is Scottish and my youngest son is named Angus...it was probably obvious to everyone out there that this shirt was utterly calling to me to put our boys in...and so I ordered two so they can truly be my identical twins, born five years apart. LOL.
They fit well and wear well. Rex is MASSIVE in his torso (and his head, ha, it "has its own weather system") and so we often have to buy two or three sizes up from his "age." His shirt fits well enough that I know as much as he will want to, he won't probably be able to wear it next year. I may try and grab the 9-10 so he can wear it again next year. We are clearly going to be saving his version for Angus when he gets older. Angus's is a touch too big, but again, not a big deal.
The logo playset also came with a darling red fish tee, but Mr. Dina really wanted him to wear the tee, so that will have to be reviewed later. The pants from the playset are probably meant to be shorts, but on Angus they are capri pants. Capri pants on a baby boy! :-D
British Print T-Shirt and Boys Logo Playset. The shirt and playset are still fully stocked, but the t-shirt could sell out if there is a great sale. It will definitely sell out when the clearance time comes.
Okay, that's all for today. Hope your Thursday continues to be awesome.
Thanks to all my blog friends for their great reviews!
USE R174 for 10% off any items not in the "selected items up to 20% off" sale. As always clearance items are not part of any discount.