Mum on the Run – How to wear a midi length skirt

This is a really simple one – there is only one way to wear a midi length skirt and that is with heels (unless you have legs like Alexa Chung.)  Whilst we are constantly being told that midi skirts are the “new” length, in fact I don’t think that they will ever take off in a major way.  They have to be styled out of the doldrums or else you can be left looking humpty dump(t)y frumpy! The problem with them is that they finish at an unflattering point on the leg. This one isn’t too bad actually but the ones that finish further down the leg need even more height! 

Swimming was the order of the day, hence the large Cath Kidston bag.  Oh what fun we had!  There’s a new public pool opened near to us and all the staff are uber efficient.  One life guard was constantly counting people in the pool and kicking some out when there were too many.  I thought that the Baywatch style float on his back was slight overkill, given that the water in the learner pool wouldn’t have come any higher than his knees, but there we go, at least he was well prepared.

I have been digging around on Pinterest today. Apparently it is going to be the next big thing.  The concept is really straightforward – you create pin boards containing images of things that you love, from clothes, to interiors, to books, to recipes.  Images can be added either from pictures stored on your computer or direct from any website at which you may be taking a look.  If people like what they see they can then re-pin one of your images to their own pin board, leaving a comment as you go. You can follow other “pinners” and they too can follow you. All very jolly – twitter but in images I suppose!

Anyway, I am under strict instructions to watch Johnny English tonight and my lap top is banned, so I had better dash before I am in trouble!  Oh, by the way, cracking photography by the 4 year old don’t you think?!!

Outfit: Zara skirt, Boden jumper, Oasis scarf, Jigsaw shoeboot, Cath Kidston bag



  1. Anne
    February 19, 2012 / 2:41 pm

    Since I joined pinterest my house has gone to pot! Spending way to much time on it!! A bit addictive to say the least!! Hope you are enjoying the weekend:)~Anne

  2. StyleGuile
    February 19, 2012 / 2:46 pm

    Hi Anne – yes, I know what you mean. It's way too addictive but what a great idea. Lovely weekend thanks -hope that you are having a good time too.

    February 19, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    The Midi – I have a midi and I agree about the heels but I also think you have to keep the top half very plain, tight and tucked in. Fine if you've got a good figure but otherwise it does look a bit 'mumsy'. And what do us Mums hate more than anything? Looking Mumsy!! Great blog. Really enjoying it. Michelle

  4. StyleGuile
    February 21, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    Hi Michelle – oh how right you are! Glad that you are enjoying the blog.

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