When the 100 day spending ban ended, I’d grown so weary of wearing dresses covered with twee prints and bright colours. I was ready for something new, my ‘grown up’ style as Rachel and I had joked. As you know, I decided to have a mooch in the charity shops, I’d avoided them during the ban worried that I might see something too good to turn down. My good behaviour was rewarded and I came home laden with bags after 6 hours of thrifting. Out of all of the clothes I bought, there was a lot (see), this bouclé jacket was something I expected to wear the least, if at all.
// Jacket :: Primark (thrifted) // Necklace :: H&M (Dec ’12 Copenhagen) // Breton top :: Papaya // Mini Satchel :: Cambridge Satchel Company // Sunglasses :: Orla Kiely // Brogues :: Topshop (old)//
But it was the very first thing I wore when I needed to run some errands over the weekend. I wanted to buy clothes that would take me out of my comfort zone and this jacket certainly did that. Feeling brave, I even dared to clash stripes! I’m still waiting for the rest of my wardrobe to catch up since the ban, I’m in desperate need of a good-fitting pair of blue jeans (boyfriend, preferably) and a new Breton! But if the ban has taught me anything, I know that I need to dig deep in my wardrobe and make do until I’m sure that I absolutely need something.
I’m not sure if it entirely works on my curvy petite frame. Maybe I need a bit of height? Something to elongate my legs? A pair of nude court shoes? Pointed toed flats? But then, it wouldn’t be a casual look. The issues a petite girl faces! What’s a girl to do?
How do you wear a bouclé jacket?
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