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Thursday, April 10, 2014

splash of color

{ What I Wore to teach: sweater (similar) & skirt ℅ Boden }

*Just a note about fit: when ordering from Boden, it is worth the extra time it takes to look at their size charts. I got the skirt in a 4 Petite & the sweater is a 8 Regular. I was in between a 4 and 6 for the skirt & went with the 4 (I have been doing the opposite of wedding dieting, & wedding stress eating instead so it was a hopeful move down!)

all photos | Zipporah Photography
As I enter this new world "professional attire" I am realizing that it is a drab sea of black & gray. Don't get me wrong, I love my old stand-by neutrals, but have also been looking for a way to inject some color & personality.

When I got the Boden Summer catalog, I knew I had found a way to make my work clothes fun again! This colorblocked sweater & geometric print pencil skirt add a splash of vibrancy to the "sea of blah" hanging on that side of my closet. While I couldn't resist wearing them together their first time out of the gate, I am looking forward to remixing them with my more basic items as well.

I seriously had a hard time narrowing down my picks to only these two pieces. I found so many amazing things - stylish everyday wear, pretty dresses I would love to take along to our beach honeymoon & the very definition of what I wish my teacher style was! I am so very impressed with this British clothing brand that aims for their clothing to make you feel like your best self & serve as a splash of happy in your life.

How do you inject color & personality into your work dress code?

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Boden through their partnership with POPSUGAR. 
While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Boden, all opinions are my own. 

24 comments:

  1. that second to last picture of you is so pretty! can't wait to see more of your teaching style posts :)

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  2. I like finding a good nutural color and then picking a statment item and playing off that, and I am seriously in love with this combo of teal and lime green:)
    Aloha, Kathleen

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  3. this skirt is perfect for work- love it!

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  4. I. Love. This. Outfit. You look so polished and bright and spring-like!

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  5. Great pieces and I just love your hair!

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  6. I LOVE Boden clothing! They are soooo fun to mix prints with!


    www.theadoredlife.com

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  7. LOVE this outfit - it is so colorful and fun but still professional enough for the office :)

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  8. these colors are so fun and perfect for spring. love how your phone case matches! :)

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  9. gorgeous! i love that skirt-- my fave color!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  10. That skirt is amazing! I seriously love the color and print SO much!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  11. LOVE your Boden look! I seriously had the hardest time narrowing down my choices as well!


    xo,
    Danielle

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  12. Love the colors in this outfit! And the pattern in the skirt is adorable. Love it! It is so perfect for spring.


    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  13. I LOVE this color mix and combo. So pretty! You could've sized down in the sweater-no? It's so hard ordering online! How do you find them to run in general?


    www.asequinloveaffair.com

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  14. This skirt has so much personality and it's welcome change from the standard issue black pencil skirt. I've been receiving the Boden catalog for about a year now and there's a lot that catches my eye.


    And a huge thank you for the recommendation email! We haven't picked our weekend yet, but your suggestions are going on our Google map. (And it's reassuring to know there's more than just country music!)

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  15. Love these gorgeous colors!

    Tiffany Ima
    <a href="http://stylehonestly.com>Style Honestly </a>

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  16. This outfit screams "Its Spring and I'm a stylish teacher!" :-) YAY for color!!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  17. Love this outfit! As you said it's so nice to see some brighter colours coming back into outfits again. I especially love the sweater you're wearing, I'm a sucker for anything with lime green.

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  18. I LOVE the work appropriate pop of color! Boden's summer catalog is so cute! You look so gorge girl!

    xoxo

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  19. I've loved Boden ever since my mom started getting the catalogue when I was in high school, but I have yet to purchased anything! I really need to get on it. You look beautiful! Definitely best-dressed teacher material.


    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  20. This is so gorgeous! I would even wear this to my office. It looks comfortable, too.

    Also, what are you wearing on your lips? It's gorgeous!

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