On the Run – Are the White Stuff, Reiss and Carvela pieces hot, or not?

Do you remember when Daniella Westbrook dressed head to toe in Burberry and was seen out with her baby in matching Burberry pram/baby bag etc?  I am quite tempted to do the same with Jubilee memorabilia – and we have got a street party coming up so perhaps it would be rude not to… 

I have seen a great Union Jack Ra-Ra skirt in BHS, a vest with Freddie Mercury on the front in Primark, Union Jack tights in M&S – I reckon that I could pull together a cracking and impressively un-stylish look on what is out there at the moment.

As you can see, today the sun was out. Not being one to cast everything off at the first sign of the rays, I was slightly conservative about revealing too much and also at 8am it was slightly cooler than at 3pm.  So, I stuck to navy trousers but put them with this White Stuff top (which try as I might, despite several searches I can’t find on-line despite the fact that it is current stock – but it is called the Shelley Top.) I really liked the neckline – it’s all quite 1950’s ish and I thought that the cap sleeves were cute too.

I also wore for the first time these Carvela (KupKake) wedges in a neutral snake print, which I picked up for half price in John Lewis at Easter. They are currently £85 but I think that’s a bit steep personally.  I bought them with a view to them giving a new lease of life to a couple of black dresses which are almost on their way out but being neutral, they will go with lots of things.

                                                      Carvela Kurt Geiger Kupkake        

I also worked in my Orla Kiely bag and the new bracelet which I bought from Reiss at the weekend. I think that we might be forgiven for thinking that this shot was designed to promote the bag on the Reiss website, instead of the bracelet!

Reiss Nya Bracelets

Hope that the warm weather lasts – it’s nice to ring the changes with the clothes a little and I am quite excited at the prospect of wearing a summer dress or two. Is there anything that you are looking forward to wearing, either again or for the first time?




  1. Avenue 57
    May 22, 2012 / 4:27 pm

    Looking good! I love those shoes, the bag and the bracelet.

    • StyleGuile
      May 22, 2012 / 6:03 pm

      Thank you Avenue 57. It's nice to finally crack out the open toe shoes isn't it?

  2. Anonymous
    May 22, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Beth, I've only just started following your blog and I have to say I'm really enjoying. I've just turned 41 and seem to have lost my way fashion-wise. Your updates are giving me lots of great ideas although I'm not always sure I like your shoe choices. Keep up the good work!

    • StyleGuile
      May 22, 2012 / 6:05 pm

      Hi – glad that you like the blog and I will try to keep up the good work (shoes aside)!

  3. MrsS
    May 22, 2012 / 5:22 pm

    Found the top in John Lewis (just call me Miss Marple!)http://www.johnlewis.com/333350/Product.aspx

    • StyleGuile
      May 22, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      Nice work Miss Marple – another mystery solved!

  4. Paula
    May 22, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    The top is in House of Fraser too, with sizes 12-18 so a little better than John Lewis who only have 12 and 16 at present – £39.95!Www.houseoffraser.co.uk/white+stuff+Shelley+topProduct code: D341932

  5. Cheryl Chamberlain
    May 22, 2012 / 8:07 pm

    love your trousers, where are they from?

    • StyleGuile
      May 22, 2012 / 9:22 pm

      Hi Cheryl, these are from Cos but getting on a bit now ( like their owner) but you may find the Oasis Bardot or Gap cropped ones a good alternative.

  6. Paula
    May 22, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    Also wanted to say I'm loving your posts! Including the shoes – I'm a huge fan of coloured brogues!, at 40 I still don't feel as if I've found "my style" but I'm getting there…!

  7. StyleGuile
    May 23, 2012 / 11:17 am

    Hi Paula – thanks for that info re the top and of course the White Stuff stand alone stores should be well stocked (hopefully). Nice to hear that you too have a penchant for coloured brogues – I prefer them (for me) to ballet flats just because I don't like too much of my foot on show – but for some that's not an issue. I am sure that you are well on your way to finding your style – happy to help with tips if needed! Beth

  8. Rachel
    May 23, 2012 / 3:06 pm

    I love those shoes! Found them on the John Lewis site for £63.75:http://www.johnlewis.com/319054/Product.aspxV tempting but I have only just recently purchased some lovely leopard print wedges from Top Shop and really ought to get some wear out of them… http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=5051588&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=animal&pageSize=20&refinements=category~%5B208492|-12556]

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