Mum on the Run – In a skirt that I like but which I have no hope of walking in!

Sometimes you just have to laugh. To cut a long story short, I got into the back of the car with the youngest this morning to brush her hair. Forgetting that the childlock was on in the back, I had to find another way of getting into the front to open the door. There was only one option – and that was to climb.


Now this skirt is possibly the most ridiculous item of clothing ever designed because you can’t actually move in it. Add heels into the equation and it was more a case of launching myself into the front. Somehow I managed to twist around at the same time, which left me sitting on the horn. Oh well, I suppose that laughing is a great way to start a day.


As to the outfit, I bought this navy velvet skirt from Topshop last year. Way ahead of its time, it has a (p)leather waist band. Long and straight, it is a nightmare to walk in but I like the line and feel of it. 

I put it with a white shirt and pink Mulberry, which I turned into an oversized clutch by putting the strap inside. I wore it with a warm Reiss biker style jacket when out and about together with heeled ankle boots from Clarks.

Note to self: Tomorrow I must wear something I can move in with ease – just in case I make the same mistake with the whole back of the car/childlock situation!



  1. Thea
    October 16, 2012 / 8:32 pm

    Very elegant look (and very funny story to go with it!)

  2. Honor
    October 17, 2012 / 5:31 am

    Nightmare! But love the look of that skirt!

  3. Anonymous
    October 17, 2012 / 6:57 am

    Why didn't you show us the outfit with the biker jacket? Sounds good.CH

  4. Sharon
    October 17, 2012 / 10:52 am

    Lovely outift…I think I saw Victoria Beckham in something similar..crisp white shirt and long maxi (Jil Sander)? Being tall I really love this look especially as I am not blessed with gazelle like limbs!!!

  5. Mum of Roar
    October 17, 2012 / 3:19 pm

    Hi BethYou look lovely (as always). What do you do when you get home – do you change into comfies (as I do) or do you keep going with your glamourous looks til bedtime? If you are a changer – how about sharing some of your comfy home looks with us – I could do with some inspiration…

  6. sue wilton
    October 17, 2012 / 4:08 pm

    RE: Mum of RoarHear hear, I could do with some advice like that too!!LoveSue

  7. Thea
    October 17, 2012 / 4:46 pm

    Ha! You really don't want to see what I change into when I get home… Comfy, yes. Stylish, NOT!Maybe Beth's the same? (although somehow I don't think so).

  8. The Flaky Fashionista
    October 17, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Really clever to change your Mulberry into an oversized clutch by hiding the strap. Great idea .. thanks for that!

  9. mrsmac2000
    October 17, 2012 / 7:59 pm

    ha ha.. that made me laugh Beth!!

  10. StyleGuile
    October 20, 2012 / 8:50 pm

    Hello ladies – so sorry not to respond to you all individually! Thank you to those of you who liked the outfit. As Sharon says, it's a great look if your limbs aren't the most gazelle like. I left the biker jacket out of this post as it was warm enough to – soon that won't be the case though and it will be making plenty of appearances. In answer to the other comments, as soon as I get in the door – and provided I'm not going out again – the first thing that I do is change into something really really comfortable. Not only do I not like being overdressed for whatever I am doing at home but the children prefer me that way. So I wear sweat pants from HUSH (nice wide waist band you can fold over – very supportive!) Mini Boden's version of Uggs and whichever top comes to hand. By that time of day it's all about the children!So pleased that you liked the tip about converting the bag TFF and so pleased to have made your laugh mrs mac. Personally I thought that my antics were worthy of an olympic gold in the gymnastics!

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