Mum on the Run – The citrus yellow Cos skirt makes an honorary appearance

It was a chilly old day today so I decided that my yellow Cos skirt, which has served me so well of late, deserved an outing. You may remember that for the Easy Living Magazine schoolrunway competition I styled it with a white shirt, black Boden jumper and black loafers. Today I put it with a breton top, my husband’s cashmere jumper (don’t tell him) with the sleeves rolled up and a striped scarf.  Due to the jumper being “oversized” I needed to wear heels to balance it all out, so I wore my Jigsaw shoe boots…

There is a feature in this month’s Red Magazine on how to wear, or rather tame, Citrus colours, which have continued as a trend into the summer. The odd uber-bright piece in your wardrobe can be a fantastic addition, particularly if you happen to have lots of neutral pieces in it because they demand nothing else in terms of colour. The article in Red is well worth a read for some ideas.

In the photograph below you can see that Nicola Rose, the Fashion and Creative Director at Red, is wearing a pleated citrus yellow skirt – also from Cos, and priced at £59 – I think that it must be their summer equivalent of my wool one.  You can see that she has kept her top half very plain, letting the skirt do all the talking.

Today our youngest was up, dressed in her party dress and party shoes with her hair braided, crown on, wand in hand and two birthday cards written for her best friend – all by 7am.  Her friend, whose birthday it was, refused to wear her pretty new tutu and was instead sporting her brother’s pirate outfit which she has become very attached to, complete with hook for a hand.  So funny to see.

Today I gave our son a maths lesson – of the best kind. Baking! All that weighing, timing, controlling oven temperatures and having to adjust the recipe to make a three tiered cake rather than a two tiered cake – I reckon we covered a whole term’s topics.  And the end result was very satisfying! Here is the chef in action…

and the result of all his hard work (it’s looking a little decimated now though, I must confess!)

Today I wore: Cos yellow skirt, Marks Cashmere jumper and tights, H and M breton top, Jigsaw shoe boots



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    April 5, 2012 / 7:32 pm

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    • StyleGuile
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      Hello Fiona – good to hear from you and I will take a look now. What a great idea for site! Beth

  2. StyleGuile
    April 6, 2012 / 7:00 pm

    Hi Fiona – all done! Beth

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