As an avid online shopper, I came across the Boden website on more than one occasion. The latest fall fashion catalog was beautiful and I loved the tweed top so much that I decided to purchase it. When it arrived, it wasn’t exactly what I expected it to look like. As a petite, the 2P fits loosely, but there was something else that made it unusual.
I have been looking for an awesome textured top for quite some time. The tweed print is quite large, but it seems to be made of decent quality. It has threads of pint, purple, blue, and green…perfect for almost any color pairing. I tested out a few outfits to see if I could pull off wearing this top.
Instead of pairing the top with neutrals, I went for print and color. The pencil skirt outfit is probably my favorite since the weight of both items are similar. A thick tweed top with a red suede skirt…a great fall outfit!
However, I don’t like this top enough to keep it. Why? The back panel was made from a different fabric. For a tank top, I can understand but for a shirt with sleeves, it was strange. Also, there is an exposed zipper along the top center back which is useful for getting this top on and off. But it doesn’t seem to match the look of the rest of the top. I wish the back panel was made of the same material and pattern as the front. As is, it looks kind of weird and that’s mostly why I decided to return it.
I’m still on the lookout for an showstopping blouse and I thought the Boden tweed top would be it. Alas, it isn’t made as perfectly as I’d like and the back panel was a real bummer. Perhaps if I find another item similar to it, I might add it to my closet. At least I know that I can wear it without looking too dated and old.
So now I know that Boden makes petite sizes that actually fit me and they have awesome items that interest me. However, the quality of the design is something to be desired. Still, I’ll keep my eye out for Boden and perhaps I’ll have something new to add to my wardrobe. But this top, isn’t it.
Boden Tweed Top || Vintage Leather Pencil Skirt || Trina Turk pants || Anthropologie print dress || Topshop sandals
What do you think about the Boden tweed top?