Mum on the Run – Brunch in a blazer (plus a little more besides you will be relieved to hear!)

On Sunday morning we were invited to an impromptu brunch at a friend’s house. Cheekily I had requested the help of her hubby to sort out a technical issue I had with some photos I was sending through to a magazine and it went from there really. I have to say it was a top brunch – bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. Yum!



My friend grew up in deepest darkest Devon where shooting, hunting and fishing were a way of life, rather than a hobby, so I thought that she would appreciate this Thorpe jacket from Hobbs. Her response didn’t disappoint. I seem to recall a few jokes about me leaving my horse behind!

I really like the whole Heritage trend and it is a nice way of wearing a blazer which isn’t too corporate. There are some great ones out there this season from Marks and Spencer, to New Look and Zara. Although, for me, one piece at a time is enough.


Afterwards we were showing our faces at a Christmas party at my husband’s work. It was really for the children and involved a Santa’s grotto, face painting, craft – you get the idea. I knew that it would involve a bit of sitting on the floor and there’s always the risk of sitting in a squashed mince pie, or getting face paint wiped on me, so I wanted to wear trousers that would be easy to wash but which weren’t jeans.

Poor Santa got more than he bargained for when he asked her youngest what she would like for Christmas. She looked at him indignantly and asked “Haven’t you read my letter?” Well that told him.

The jacket has a blue fleck running through it, which I picked up in the Gap cords, Mango scarf and Orla Kiely bag. My NW3 Hobbs shoes were lurking in the hall as another friend had borrowed and I just fancied putting some burgundy into the mix – so I did!



  1. Carol Li
    December 4, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    The blazer looks lovely on you. I love the colour combinations you've used in this post!

    • StyleGuile
      December 5, 2012 / 8:36 pm

      Hi Carol, good to hear from you and thank you!

  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    December 5, 2012 / 9:29 am

    That's a really stylish yet comfortable outfit. My eyes were immediately drawn to the shoes. Great idea to throw some burgundy into the mix. I don't think I would have thought of doing that, yet it really works.

    • StyleGuile
      December 5, 2012 / 8:38 pm

      Hi Helen – lovely to hear from you. I like a bit of burgundy/teal and grey – I find that colours that have the same "depth" often work well together – not sure why!

  3. PoppysStyle
    December 5, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    I agree I immediately went to the shoes – fabulous!

    • StyleGuile
      December 5, 2012 / 8:39 pm

      Hi Joanna – thanks hon! Hope all good with you! x

  4. Anonymous
    December 5, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    Didn't you also buy a tweed jacket from New Look?

    • StyleGuile
      December 5, 2012 / 8:44 pm

      Great memory! Yes, I did but I decided that the 8 was a bit snug to get a jumper underneath and there weren't any 10's left. It was the one that got away! Great piece though with a lovely lining and nice buttons too.

  5. womens coats and jackets
    December 26, 2012 / 6:26 am

    I like your stylish look. Jacket and shoes are fabulous and it very well suits you.

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