Years and years ago after my first baby was born I found myself in need of a new swimsuit. I found a dream of a suit at Lands End. A beautiful light purple tankini that I found in the overstocks for a whopping $20. I loved that suit, I loved that the bottoms were high waisted enough to hide all of that post baby tummy jiggle. It eventually wore out and I needed a new one.
But this whole single income stuff…it makes swimsuit shopping hard (as does the 3 babies body I now posses). What I am delicately trying to say is I’m cheap and my body requires expensive swim suits. Have you seen how much swimsuits cost these days?! Since my lovely purple swimsuit bit the dust I have been gimping along on past season Target suits. Ill fitting and cost more than they are worth.
This year I decided I was going to get a good quality swimsuit. I had been drooling over the retro polka dotted suits at Boden, and when a check came through for some client work I decided to splurge and buy a real swimsuit. I ordered the suit and a pair of shorts and then began daily games of “who can spot the mailman first!” in eager anticipation of the arrival of said swimsuit.
Finally, it did arrive!! But to my utter dismay it didn’t fit. FYI, for Boden sizes, order one size up from your US size. I shipped it back to exchange it for the larger size. Then I began my stalk the mailman game again….but still nothing. After having seen and touched the swimsuit my love for it grew. I just knew that this summer was going to be the best ever pool season, that is the power I have granted to this swimsuit. So eager for it’s arrival I even drew a picture to help me visualize how amazing it’s going to look on me!
See, it looks great on! It even gives me a little cleavage (I am so dreaming that any swimsuit can do that for me!) But it has been nearly 2 weeks and I had heard nothing from Boden and was starting to panic. This afternoon I called them up, the conversation went something like this:
Me: “Hi, I ordered a swimsuit and it arrived, but I ate too many Hershey kisses and it didn’t fit. I sent it back in hopes that you would send me a larger size. Did you get it?”
Helpful CSR: ” Oh, I’m so sorry about the Hershey Kisses. Can you give me your order number please?”
Me: “Um, I don’t have it. I threw it away and deleted the emails”.
HCSR: “No problem dear, can I have your name and addresses? Can you verify a few things for me?”
Me: giving info
HCSR: ” No, we didn’t receive your order back. I am so sorry, let us ship you a new swimsuit.”
She reordered the swimsuit for me and is sending it express shipping, she promised it would be here by THURSDAY! In all seriousness I could not be more impressed with the customer service at Boden, they were extremely helpful and did everything they could to get my order back out to me. I thanked the CSR over and over again!
Have you bought your swimsuit for the season yet?