Boyfriend Jeans & Boden's Modern Woven Top

A slightly cooler day today saw me wearing my boyfriend jeans again - it felt so strange to cover up my legs after a weekend of wearing shorts! I made up for the heavier trousers by wearing my super-light Boden Woven Top. The mix of silk and viscose makes it so lovely and cool...
Moden Woven Top - Boden (in sale!)
Boyfriend Jeans - Gap
Coral/Gold Pumps - M&S
Necklace - Next (similar)
Handbag - Orla Kiely (past season but often available on eBay)
Loving this top as it's a nice relaxed shape but it's not too long. I'm wearing the 12 and apart from a little re-adjustment at the neckline now and again, I'm happy with this size. Nothing worse than a non-stretchy top like this in a neat size. It doesn't get great reviews online - seems to feel a bit big to some but I have broad shoulders so it works for me in the 12.

Looking forward to wearing it like this now but also with a navy or denim jacket on cooler days so I know it'll take me through until about October before I store it for the winter.
Necklace was bought back in April for my mum's 80th birthday. I've worn it a few times since then as it's not a true red - it's actually got a bit of coral going on too, hence it matches this top really nicely.
The bag has been on the blog a few times before. It's from Orla Kiely's pear range and is a few years old now.

I will now confess to a few sneaky Boden sale purchases but apart from this and one other top, the rest went back. It was all for research purposes...promise! Will do a separate post on all I got if I can get 5 minutes to myself tomorrow.

Before I go, I wanted to tip you off about a cool competition that kicks off at 10am on Wednesday 17th July and runs until midnight. It's from a company called Charles Fish (lush website) and they are giving away amazing pieces of jewellery on their website as part of an ongoing competition called Finders Keepers. Make sure you sign up here on their website or like them on Facebook so you see the clues for tomorrow's giveaway!

Till next time, Ax



  1. I really like those sandals :)

  2. You're looking wonderfully summery, but have to admit that I was slightly distracted as I was gazing in envy at your bag. LOVE IT ... will have to start scouring eBay!

  3. Love those shoes, regretting returning very similar ones from Zara back in the January sales. Did get a pair in the next sale in a similar shape but with a closed toe, I'm loving that shape of shoe right now! Was a bit thrown at what to wear myself today, jeans were just too heavy for me. Bring on the good weather again, shorts are so easy! X

  4. As you know I LOVE the shoes! I've found them really comfy here even in the oppressive heat! You look great! Xx

  5. That looks like a fab top! Boy what I wouldn't give for it to be a little bit cooler here! xx

  6. One of my favourite looks on you - it all looks so good together


  7. The top is cute! I really like your shoes too!
    Loving the laid back chic look on you!

    with love, Cassandra xx

  8. this is a simple, classic outfit, lovely!

    Em K

    Win $100 from Manitobah!

  9. Love this top - Boden really has some great items this season! It is still so hot here , but I will not complain as we don't have any tiles on our roof tonight so it can't rain ( please don't rain) !! XX

  10. This top is such a bargain now but not in my size, boo. I was ready to buy it this morning. Does it run large or TTS? I could be tempted to size up... :)


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