Mum on the Run – In a day time skirt outfit from Boden, Hobbs, French Connection, H&M – a little bit of everything really!

I came across such a nice man today. Well, I spoke to him via a machine anyway. Having realised that I had mis-placed my parking ticket, I was resigned to having to pay the full 24 hr charge.  I can only assume that the man took pity on the resignation in my voice when I contacted him and he let me pay only what I owed, rather than the full amount. So kind!



Today was the end of a really busy week – two Wardrobe Consultations and two Shopping Days meant that the need for flats was paramount. As it is colder in the mornings. I can now only wear skirts with thick tights – but that’s OK because they can be shorter.



I started with the skirt (French Connection sale in the summer), added in the navy H&M knit with the sparkly cuffs, navy Boden blazer (I might have worn my cream leather biker if it wasn’t still at the dry cleaners!) LK Bennett bag and a Mango scarf to pick up the coral/orange in the skirt.

Here’s the print on the skirt. I suspect it is precursor to the print on Sarah’s French Connection dress which she wore here

And here’s the combination of the detail on the cuff on the jumper, next to the skirt. 

For anyone who is contemplating the Boden perfect cosy parka – this is what it looks like in the flesh! I tried it on today in our Boden pop up store.

And again here. I tried it in the navy, which I really liked, but for me it just didn’t have quite enough togs (as in, duvet togs) although it does have a fleecy lining and it is waxed – so maybe it would be snuggly enough for even the coldest days.

Luckily today I had time to have a quick whizz around Primark so tomorrow I hope to bring you some of the goodies I picked up. I have a philosophy, if you’re going to go into Primark you either have to buy nothing – or lots! There’s no point queing to return only one item!



  1. Applebypie
    September 21, 2012 / 9:21 pm

    Love the splash of coral in this outfit. I must admit to liking Autumn fashion better than summer….. x

    • StyleGuile
      September 22, 2012 / 4:32 pm

      I am with you on that one – I think it's the structure of A/W clothes that appeals. Good to hear from you!

  2. Emma
    September 21, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    Hi Beth – I have the Boden cosy parka in navy and I LOVE it!!! It really is very warm – I am always cold and living in The Lake District I need a warm coat! Once the temperature dips to zero my North Face knee length puffa coat aka The Duvet usually is worn but it may have a rival this winter!

    • StyleGuile
      September 22, 2012 / 4:34 pm

      Hi Emma – Ooh, lucky you! I am interested to know how the Boden one compares to the North Face one when it gets really cold. Do let me know!

  3. Mrsmac2000
    September 22, 2012 / 8:19 am

    I really like that jacket, just what I'm looking for and it's my birthday in a few weeks so that might be on my list! Never bought anything from Boden before but the reviews online of the jacket are all good. Thanks Beth I'll let you know if I purchase!

  4. StyleGuile
    September 22, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    Hi Mrsmac – Oooh, yes, do let me know if you buy it. It's on offer at the moment so it might be worth buying now, even if you don't decide until your birthday. They have a long returns period so you would still be able to return it. x

    • Mrsmac2000
      September 24, 2012 / 10:44 am

      Thanks Beth, I'll let you know

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