Mum on the School Run – In Gap cords, Oasis cardi, Next shirt and new Zara boots


Today I had my photo taken with my new friend – Una, from Per Una.


Poor Una, she doesn’t look as if she’s having the best time does she? Infact she looks bored rigid.





It really is rather chilly in the mornings now and I fear that it will be until next May at the earliest. I didn’t really want to have to do this yet but I resorted to the big guns and dug out a thick cable knit cardi from last winter.


With purple cords, a denim shirt and grey/tan Zara boots which I bought for £30 in the sale over the summer, it wasn’t too “wintery” looking –  and I was warm all day.


I find a denim shirt a great piece to have in my wardrobe because, apart from anything, they are warmer than most shirts. However I am looking to update it and so far I have seen a couple that I like – this one from Boden which is currently in the sale at £33.15.




I also like this navy popper front pocket shirt from New Look  (£22.99) which comes in black and pale denim.




and also this mid blue denim long sleeved shirt also from New Look at £22.99



New Look has a great selection of denim shirts – with tipped collars, a leather collar (as seen in the press but not in real life yet) and with a tartan yolk.


I must drop by tomorrow and see how Una is doing – she looks a bit pale – crikey even I look tanned next to her!


Today’s outfit:


Gap cords, Next shirt, Oasis cardi, Zara boots




  1. Ekaterina
    September 20, 2012 / 6:06 pm

    You are so funny Beth!They have quite nice stuff in Marks & Spencer this year, don't they?

  2. Anonymous
    September 20, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    Just what I was looking for too! A new denim shirt! Thanks for the tips SG!

  3. Sammy
    September 20, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    Hi. I must admit I can't wait to get all my big winter cardigans and boots out. Just wondering what else you'd wear the denim shirt with. I'm assuming you don't go denim on denim but would it be ok with coloured jeans.

  4. LouiseDupuySmith
    September 20, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Don't you think Marks and Spencer's are going from bad to worse. Have you seen the new ad's on tv. Cringing at the thought of it. Hope they got change out of 50 quid for it. They could have least got the models clothes to fit. The styling was embarrassing, more cringing. I used to work with their ladies wear buying dept and one day you'd see one person then before you knew it they'd be off and I swear once the new person for dresses was buying tinned fruit the week before. Primark can employ a half decent photographer why cant they! Rant now over. L x

  5. kathynewlyn
    September 21, 2012 / 7:45 am

    Maybe Una is as bored with Per Una clothes as I am? Not sure what's changed – me or the clothes, but I hardly ever see anything in Per Una that I want to buy these days. In fact, M&S clothing in general, they need a serious revamp!My rant over!! 🙂

  6. Lottie Schmidt
    September 21, 2012 / 9:14 am

    I think Una looks embarrassed! What is with Una's outfit? Did she get dressed in the dark? You need to take your friend in hand! x

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