Wednesday, 30 May 2012

On the Run - Competition details and an outfit for a school open evening

You will all be pleased to know that I haven't run off with Chris Martin. It was great to see him last night and he tried to woo me with his romantic songs, strumming away on his guitar but to be honest I found him a bit sweaty - so I sent him back to Gwyneth.

This is the outfit that I wore when I went out to an open evening at our son's school this evening.  In fact I had worn the shirt in the day, with my shorts (again) as I am trying to get my money's worth before I catch sight of myself in them and refuse to wear them again.

I thought that the bright shirt might be OK with grey skinnies and they brought out the grey in my shoes.  I figure that it's a good thing to wear skinnies from time to time in the summer - just to check that everything is in place.  It can be easy to get to the autumn and to have been lulled into a false sense of security by looser linen trousers and dresses minus waistbands - and suddenly the jeans seem a bit on the snug side.

I thought about digging out my grey Mulberry too but I quite like that my bags are stashed neatly away - so was quite happy to compromise on that one.

Now, I said that I would bring you details of how to enter my Scarf Envy competition, so here's how to do it:

First, go in and "like" Scarf Envy's facebook page

Second follow Scarf Envy on twitter

Third go in an "like" my facebook page

Fourth follow me on twitter

Fifth drop me a line to let me know why you should win the scarf - I will leave it to your imaginations! Here is another picture of the competition prize.  Entries will close at mid-night on Sunday 10th June.

Following on from my post on holiday packing, I spotted this dress in Jigsaw yesterday which can be worn in six different ways - including a way which covers the tops of the arms, which is all important to some ladies. 

It is priced at £119 and in store, it comes with directions on how to style it in those different ways.  It is incredibly versatile and I have to say the thought of one dress for a week away is quite appealing - as long as you had some travel wash with you.

The dress comes in three colours and you can take a look here Just thought that it might be worth a mention for anyone with a short trip away and not much luggage allowance.


  1. I would like to win the prize from Scarf Envy because I have set myself a challenge to accessorise my outfit every day - whether that's with a scarf, necklace etc. It makes every outfit look more finished & polished and can take something from drab to fab!

    1. Why i need need NEED ;-) that scarf:

      I'm Dutch. And I miss Great Britain. And also missing out on all of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. So wearing a scarf like that would give me some sense of belonging :-).

      Thanks and fingers crossed!

  2. Dearest Beth - I spent the silver jubilee dressed as a Christmas tree! Thanks Mum. You can see the picture here:

    PLEASE save me from another sartorial disaster and help me to celebrate more stylishly this time! I need to set a better example to my own children ;-)

  3. I would love to win it as I am just discovering scarf accessorising as a 40 year old which is pretty sad lol

    I can't get your Facebook link to work though.

    1. Liked your Facebook page now aswell. Silly phone wouldn't connect properly before.

  4. As most of my wardrobe is navy this would lift my wardrobe and I love it!! I see its sold out at the moment too :-(

  5. Beth, where do you store your handbags?? Mine are piled at the bottom of the wardrobe but I'd like t make it tidier and use that space for shoes. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Cheryl - when I say "stored" I mean piled up at the bottom of my wardrobe!!! It's quite a neat pile though! I also have some on a high shelf in my Wardrobe but I find blanket boxes great for storage.

  6. I have followed all the instructions above! nice easy entry! I should win because I would like something patriotic to wear to the Olympics that channels he Kate Middleton look in some way. I believe this scarf fulfills that brief!! love it xxx




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