Mum on the Run – Am I wrong to love this?


Please excuse the poor quality shot of this bomber jacket from Whistles but I can’t find it online.


Anyway, the point about it is that this little number has somehow crept its way into my consciousness and I really like it. I am not sure how it has happened. It’s a bit like having a male friend for years – they are always around and about – and then waking up one day and realising that you like them a bit more than a friend. (Just to make it clear, I should qualify this by saying that this hasn’t happened since Mr SG and I met in 1997).


I have never owned such a jacket, never desired to own such a jacket and have therefore never even thought about buying such a jacket but there’s something about it that I like.

Maybe its appeal lies in the fact that it is similar to the sorts of jacket that I like (ie short/navy) but also slightly different, without being too radical.

Maybe it’s the addition of the leather sleeves which I now really like, having not been too sure about them when they first came on the scene.

Maybe it’s because it’s from Whistles – but I don’t think so because I’m not (quite) that shallow.

Or maybe I have just developed a thing for American High School inspired clothing (or Mark Fowler from East Enders). Whatever next: Cheerleading outfits and pom poms? For everyone’s sake, including mine, I hope not.



  1. Sue
    October 14, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    I think it's because all the fashionistas have got this one on their radar at the moment. And you're a fashionista … so you must track it down and get one!

  2. Andress
    October 15, 2012 / 6:49 am

    I reckon you could grow to like this jacket as it has the cool factor going on, it would go with lots of things and its a great colour.

  3. Thea
    October 16, 2012 / 6:46 am

    I think you'd look rather good in this jacket (whereas a lot of people – like me – probably wouldn't!). But how much would you wear it? It's not cheap and it's going to date fairly quickly… :-(What always works for me is to actually try something on. The answer to the 'buy or not to buy' quickly reveals itself then!

  4. StyleGuile
    October 20, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    Evening to you all! I don't think that I will ever be a true fashionista Sue as I would never be able to wear summer clothes in February! I too think that I could grown to love it Andress – just not the price. Patience is a virtue and all that though! And thanks Thea – I haven't seen them up here yet (we don't have a free standing Whistles – boo) but if they appear in one of the concessions, I will definitely try one.

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