Blue Is The Colour

OK, so before you scroll down, I feel like I should warn you. This isn’t like most of my outfits.


Blouse: Boden | Trousers: Boden | Jumper: Mango | Shoes: New Look (way back when!)

LOOK I’M WEARING TROUSERS. (And looking ever so lumpy – I’m not sure what is wrong with the jumpers that House of Fraser had from Mango, but this is a medium and it’s still too bloody big)

Boden got in contact with me and asked if I would like to look through their ladies clothing and create a colour block look. I saw one of the promotional images on their site which had a blue-y jumper and thought I could recreate that look with this jumper I had bought a few weeks ago.

Blue isn’t a colour I wear very much of, and I only occasionally wear jeans at the weekends when I’m not going out anywhere, so I thought it was a good chance to expand my wardrobe choices (I know how ridiculous that sounds, and I’m OK with it) – I’ve been on a bit of a shopping spree lately, and it seems like everything I bought was a dress with a defined waist and flare-y skirt. (You already know I have about half a dozen of these skater dresses!) Which – well, it’s good to know what suits you (at least, I think it suits me!) – but it’s even more awesome to try something new.

This is the first blouse I’ve worn in a long time – perhaps 3 years? I’m in LOVE with it. Seriously, I’m thinking about buying a few more in different colours because it’s just the perfect fit for me. I went for a size 16, and it doesn’t gape at all across my chest. I feel like I’m getting a little evangelical about this shirt, but I’d kinda forgotten how a shirt looks without the buttons pulling even slightly (I used to have this problem even when I was a B-cup size 10. What is with blouse makers not considering boobs?)

Thank you Boden for making me choose a totally new look, and for introducing me to the new love of my life…wardrobe!


Ring: a random eBay buy ages ago!


  1. char says

    I ALWAYS have problems with blouses. Which always used to be frustrating when I had curves, but now I’ve literally lost my chest with weight-loss, I thought that problem would be a thing of the past. It isn’t. I think I’m just an odd shape.
    I like the print of the blouse and think it works really nicely with the rest of the outfit; liking the blue hues..

  2. Sarahmia says

    Those trousers are awesome, I love the colour! :) That ring is super cute, too. Outfit = approved by Sarah! (Would you like a blog button saying that? ;) )


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