On the Run – The holiday outfits so far…

Today I really wanted to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who nominated me for a Cosmopolitan Magazine fashion blog award.  The short list was announced on Monday and although I didn’t make it that far, I am so happy with the short listing that I received for the Marie Claire fashion blog of the year award earlier this year, that I couldn’t be too disappointed.  I am very grateful to you all though.

I recently wrote a post for the BritMums blog, in which I did a round up of the fashion blogs that I have been reading.  I included a variety of blogs, so hopefully there should be something for everyone.  The post was published today, so please feel free to take a look here if you would like to.

When packing for our holiday in Wales, I knew that it all had to be practical, warm and waterproof – no sheer kaftans or silk slip dresses for me – more like cable knits and wellies. 

Although I know the drill, I decided to try out a new approach, as most combinations for this horrible weather have been exhausted!  I layered up on the top half, working on the basis that if that part of me was really warm, I might not feel the cold on my legs so much.  My husband did ask why I was wearing such a thick jumper in July!

So, I layered a long white vest under an M&S cotton shift, added a Warehouse jumper, a belt and a waterproof Cath Kidston bag plus wedges – and we were ready for the off. Did it keep me warm all over? No! I boiled on the top half and froze on the bottom half.  So that didn’t work.

I can’t even remember what I wore the next day, other than wellies! It was so wet that’s all we could do. Because I found them so comfortable, I wore wellies again the following day and they were required at times – so at least I didn’t look completely stupid.

What I also brought with me from home, were several Jigsaw knits which the moths seem to have had a nibble at.  They are a bit holey to be worn at home but they are fine for over here. I also brought these Topshop navy trousers with me which I haven’t worn for years because they were too big (and had been hiding in the ironing basket) – but now they seem to fit!

So, that outfit comprised Tesco wellies, Topshop trousers, long sleeved white Topshop top, pale blue Jigsaw knit, Gap cardi and Lola Rose scarf – as damage limitation!

Today’s outfit, as with yesterday’s trousers, was a bit of an ironing basket find.  The wrap over top was bought from Boden years ago and I used to love wearing it, so I decided to bring it away with me.  I put it with Gap straight jeans, a Jigsaw vest layered underneath and coral converse. 

And accessorised with a ragamuffin!

It all worked well for our day out surfing down the sandunes on body boards and crabbing off the pier at our local town.

I have no idea what little outfit gem will be created tomorrow – I have many holey jumpers to work through yet!



  1. Andress
    July 19, 2012 / 9:53 am

    I know what you mean with the little holes in woollens. I found two teeny holes in my favourite scarf this morning. I have it in another colour and that has a little hole in it too. I thought it quite funny. I like your wellies, very cool! Crabbing off a pier reminds me of Queensland here is Aus, love it!

    • StyleGuile
      July 19, 2012 / 5:24 pm

      Hi Andress – do you get very homesick? I am sure that I would. Don't wash the scarves (see comments below)! The Wellies were the best of a bad bunch in our local Tesco but they are really comfy. My husband keeps saying "you aren't going out in those again are you?" cheeky thing! We got 70 crabs the other day – the butcher makes the bait and it's evil stuff!

    • Andress
      July 20, 2012 / 11:36 am

      Wow 70 crabs, thats fantastic. Yes, I miss Queensland as the weather is warm and sunny, when I lived there I didn't own even a cardigan. I live in another state of Aus where it is ski season at the moment, hence my love of scarves. All the winter things are on sale in Jigsaw here…:)

  2. Lucy
    July 19, 2012 / 12:38 pm

    Lovely outfits, I get holes in my woolies aswell, never sure if it is the work of the washing machine or moths. Beautiful daughter is she the one who shares a name with mine?Enjoy the rest of your holiday, the sun is comingxxx

    • StyleGuile
      July 19, 2012 / 5:20 pm

      Hi Lucy! Oddly the holes weren't that bad until I washed the pieces and then they were 100 times worse. Haven't quite figured out the reasons for that one yet! Yes, this one is the daughter who shares a name with yours. Hope you had a good holiday. Back home tomorrow, hopefully for some sun! X

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