On the Run – Where did those cheeky numbers come from?

So, how is everyone? Are you enjoying Wimbledon – or the fact that, for us at least, the football is now over? 

I had another busy day in the shops today, hence the flat shoes. I wear my navy Cos trousers at least once a week and today they had their outing.  As with yesterday, the weather looked unpromising so I wore my leather jacket with this Minnie lace blouse from Monsoon underneath it. It was the first time that I had worn it but already it’s in the sale! I also used my pink Russell & Bromley bag, largely because I didn’t have time to change it.


 Monsoon Minnie Lace Blouse

On another note, when I was trying on some Whistles trousers in the sale the other day, I noticed something unusual about myself. You know how men have man boobs (moobs) and there’s such a thing as a muffin top or a double chin?  Well the things I’m talking about aren’t any of these but possibly a combination of all of them. They can best be described as “bum boobs” or “double cheeks” or “bottom creep” and are that additional bit of flesh at the top of your legs (or the bottom of your bottom)! 

Some hours later, when getting changed, I pointed them out to my daughter and said “You see these, these are made from Toblerone and ice-cream” to which she said “Shouldn’t they be in the shape of  a triangle then?” Perish the thought! Bridget Jones knickers, here we come! (ps Does anyone else suffer from this affliction or is it just me?)



  1. Rebecca Susiaho
    June 26, 2012 / 7:32 pm

    Fellow sufferer here. God knows how you get rid of them either – I cycle absolutely everywhere and yet I still have them.I also find that magic underwear only tends to accentuate the problem. If anyone knows of the perfect solution, knickers or otherwise, please do share!

    • StyleGuile
      June 28, 2012 / 12:31 pm

      I am on the hunt for the perfect solution. Haven't got very far yet though! I quite like the idea of some kind of cycle short approach minus the spanx squeezing effect!

  2. Valentine
    June 26, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    I think they are called saddlebags!!! I'm sure you are just being hard on yourself and no one else can see them.

    • StyleGuile
      June 28, 2012 / 12:33 pm

      Hi Valentine – thanks for the vote of confidence!

  3. Andress
    June 27, 2012 / 6:01 am

    I like your leather jacket, it suits you and seems to go with lots of things…..:) I agree with Valentine, you are being too hard on yourself, you always look great and well put together. I hope you do well in the Cosmo comp, go you!

    • StyleGuile
      June 28, 2012 / 12:34 pm

      Hi Andress – yes the leather jacket is useful for a chilly one like me. I wasn't searching for compliments, so thank you and also for your good wishes in the Cosmo competition. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous
    June 27, 2012 / 7:11 am

    A big fan of your blog here Beth, but pointing out your non existent bodily defects to your daughter is a sure fire way of giving her her own body issues. Be careful.

    • StyleGuile
      June 28, 2012 / 12:39 pm

      Hello! So pleased that you like the blog and thank you for your concern re the body issues. Rest assured, I don't consider them defects, just a fact of life – along with my other battle scars (of which I am very proud) as a result of having had three children!

  5. Sue
    June 27, 2012 / 11:28 am

    You've only just got them – how lucky are you? I can't remember when I didn't have them!

  6. StyleGuile
    June 28, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Hi sue – they could have been there a while, I just didn't realise! I blame the Whistles trousers!

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