Mum on the Run – Sunday Best

I have often thought how amazing it would be if you could buy in a jar, the kind of jam that you get in doughnuts and jammy dodgers.  That totally manufactured, seedless red glue that hasn’t had any kind of fruit near it.  There’s nothing like it and I would know, because I have just eaten a doughnut.  Checking out whether we should buy individual doughnuts, or a packet of them, was great for the children’s maths this morning. Yes, I am very good at making maths fun.

Running my “Sunday Best” feature in the middle of the winter probably wasn’t the brightest of moves.  I now need to go and strip off into something partyish, which I must admit I don’t particularly feel like doing right now – but a promise is a promise, so here goes….

I bought this dress in Zara for about £60. I loved the design of it as I think that it looks much more expensive than it is.  Also, it doesn’t require much by way of accessories.   I also liked the fact that it wasn’t black and that it came with a pretty belt.  There is a history to it though – our eldest left it in M&S and she and my husband went back into town to find it when we realised after returning home that we didn’t have it.  It was a miracle they found it because we didn’t actually have a clue which of the 23 shops we had been in, we had actually left it in.

Naturally, I cheated a little for these photos and this is what I was wearing underneath…

Heat tech thermals from Uniqlo – the best on the market! I quite like this dress a bit shorter and might get it shortened after having worn it a couple more times for evening events – that way I will get some more wear out of it.  I have put it with my taupe LK Bennett Sledge shoes and a Kew bracelet.



  1. Anne
    February 5, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    You look fabulous! I love the dress:) Delighted to have found your blog!! I need all the inspiration I can get:)~Anne

  2. Beth
    February 5, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    Hi Anne – welcome on board (you can tell that I have just been watching Pam Am can't you?!) Hope that there will be lots more to inspire you over the next few weeks.

  3. The Royal Couturier
    February 17, 2012 / 11:40 pm

    i'd say don't shorten it , it looks so good as a long dress , it can look cool with a blazer as well , it fits you perfectly :)

    • StyleGuile
      February 25, 2012 / 9:14 pm

      I shall take your advice! I like evening wear with a leather jacket as well as a blazer so I am sure that there are many more options to try – if I had somewhere to go!!

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