On the Run – Running around House of Fraser!

I had a very pleasant three hours this morning in House of Fraser (formerly Rackhams), Birmingham, styling a lady for her 40th birthday.  We have worked together previously and because of that, and because she was short of time, I had the luxury of spending an hour choosing twenty plus dresses, and several pairs of shoes for her to try when she arrived.

Anyway, we managed to stretch the need for one dress into two, and then into three and two hours later, we left.  After a quick trip to a shoe store to find the right shoes, our task was complete.

I don’t really feel that any of today’s shots are worth sharing but then I wouldn’t be playing ball, so share them I will in any event.  By the time we got home everyone just wanted to get inside (not that I blame them). Our eldest had the joy of taking the photos and, in true teenage fashion, she delights in taking them whilst dancing around.  This is the girl who also regularly nearly blows up the chemistry lab at school – so you can see what I am up against.

The forecast was good for today but I didn’t dare brave the whole full on summer dress experience so instead I opted for a heavier weight cotton A-line skirt from Cos, Jigsaw breton striped top, leather jacket and statement necklace. I was so pleased not to have gone the whole hog on the dress front as it was freezing first thing but fortunately it brightened up later on.

I am now making a tiny plea as I don’t like asking for help.  However….nominations will soon close for the Cosmopolitan blog awards.  If you would like to nominate Style Guile, and haven’t done so already, it would be great if you could do so .It doesn’t take a minute and a nomination can be made by clicking on the pink box with “Cosmopolitan blog awards” written in it on the right hand side of the page. It would mean a lot to me to get as far as a short listing.  Being a part-time blogger, who has to fight for the use of her lap-top and with a daughter who dances whilst taking photographs, I don’t fancy my chances of getting very far – but I would love to give it a go. Thank you! (Again!) Oh, and by the way, I am in the “Best established fashion blogger” category.



  1. fivefoottwowitheyesofblue
    June 29, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    Hi BethI have just caught up on this weeks' posts (it's been one of THOSE weeks for me) and just wanted to say I have voted! I look forward to seeing what you are wearing and you do inspire those of us that are the other side of 30 (or even 40 unfortunately!).Good luck,Hayley x

    • StyleGuile
      September 19, 2012 / 5:30 pm

      Hi Hayley – just caught up with this message that you left – thank you so much! Beth

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