Let me take you back to April this year when I was given a £50 voucher to buy something to wear at my Boden party. After much deliberation, I ordered the Bistro Crop Trousers in White and the Short Sleeved Wrap Top in Hibiscus...and here started a series of exchanges, which finally ended last week...phew!
Exchange Number 1 - I had to send the Size 10 white crops back as they didn't fit. I instead ordered the 12. They fitted beautifully but it was pouring rain the day they arrived and I started to question whether I needed a third pair of white trousers...
Exchange Number 2 - I sent the white size 12's back and ordered the Black instead....but strangely, they didn't fit me as well as the white....
Exchange Number 3 - A curveball. I ordered the jacket that I'd tried on about 4 times at my own party and told myself I didn't need. It featured in my pick of the party so was clearly meant to be. Meet the Hand Crochet Jacket in Navy
It's just as lovely as I remembered and I'm amazed it's not sold better (currently in the clearance section). I've bought the 12 so I'm guessing it comes up a bit small as I normally wear a 10 in a jacket. I adore the Chanel-esque feel it has yet it has a more casual feeling than a boucle jacket because it's knitted. My only criticism is that the sleeves are close fitting and don't have much give. I can't imagine wearing a longer sleeved top under it. But that makes it perfect to wear over a short sleeved top on a day like today where there was a nip in the air.
I wore it today with white H&M skinny jeans, navy pumps from the LK Bennett Outlet (similar), a navy top from Dorothy Perkins (similar) and my white Ampersand pendant from Pluck & Devour.
I added my Kurt Geiger pink cross body bag (similar) when I headed out this morning.
Just the pop of colour it needed I reckon.
So the moral of the story is that Boden really do have the best returns policy ever. Every return was free of charge and every replacement delivery was free of charge. Other online retailers take note!
Oh and now I've told you how fab their returns policy is, it seems like a good time to reveal that I'm hosting another Boden party in my house - a winter party in October! Full details to follow very soon...Ax