On the Run – A mixture of Topshop “Vintage” and Topshop “current” (ish)

Given that our youngest was having a meltdown when we left her friend’s house, I am amazed that I secured her co-operation in taking photos 5 minutes later when we arrived on the drive.  Some are a bit “headless” and some are a bit “shoeless” and most are a bit fuzzy – but I think that you can get the idea.

To say that the photos were hurried is an understatement.  It would have been good to have had a couple more seconds to adjust the outfit out a little but nevermind – that’s life in the fast lane for you!

I felt that these Topshop trousers would be the right weight for today’s weather and started with those as the basis for my outfit, putting them with my Gap white shirt.

I also whipped the pale pink belt from my blue Next chinos and wore that too.  Ordinarily I discard belts that come with trousers as I think that often they are quite cheap looking – but I reckon that a pale pink patent belt could look cheap however much it cost! It’s a bit like Dolly Parton saying how it costs her a lot of money to look as cheap as she does.

I then dug out these Topshop shoes which I bought prior to child number 2, I think it was – so over 10 years ago now at least – but which I had only worn once. Thinking that they were really high, I had been put off from wearing them but in fact they weren’t that high at all – although the slim heel would have made it difficult to run in them.

I had a chance to have a quick whizz around the Selfridges sale before finishing for the day. As with the Marni for H&M debacle, the grabbing and throwing around of the bags, in particular, made feel quite sad. 

There were Mulberry bags reduced from £800 to £400 which, whilst not damaged, had clearly been man-handled.  I’m all for using nice pieces, rather than keeping them in the Wardrobe [rant warning!]but there’s no forgiving the way that some people treat things which aren’t even theirs and which others may want to buy. 

The clothes were in a much better state with Vivienne Westwood dresses half price.  At £450 they still weren’t cheap but such a discount would definitely make them affordable for some. Ted Baker and Coast had great offers too as did LK Bennett, Jimmy Choo and Prada. As for the High Street – ladies, if you want to shop, now is the time to do it. There are sales galore!


  1. Wendy
    June 14, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    Thank you for your entertaining and approachable blog, reading it brightens my day 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      June 16, 2012 / 6:36 pm

      Hi Wendy – thank you so much for that. It makes it all worthwhile! Hope that you are having a great weekend. Beth

  2. Sue
    June 14, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Love those trousers – you look great in them. I couldn't find them in my size but I would have looked a bugaloo in them anyway :o) And no I'm not sure if bugaloo is a real word.

    • StyleGuile
      June 16, 2012 / 6:37 pm

      Real word or not, bugaloo is a fab word and one which I think I need to incorporate into my vocabulary!

  3. Andress
    June 15, 2012 / 6:34 am

    I love the trousers and the colour is my favourite. The pale pink belt and shoes are just perfect too. Your blog inspires me to think about what is actually in my wardrobe and how to trend it up a bit instead of wearing the same old outfits and not using my imagination:)

    • StyleGuile
      June 16, 2012 / 6:39 pm

      Hi Andress – so pleased that you like the outfit and that my blog inspires you. That's what its all about so I am pleased that it is doing its job. Thank you!

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