Mum on the Run – Partying (or being asked to leave one) in double Primark, All Saints and Jigsaw

I fear it’s going to be a long night. “The party” is still in full swing and I’m not allowed in the kitchen so here I am, consigned to the living room hungry and cold, because the pilot light has gone out on the fire.


The candles on the birthday cake are about to be lit. Would I ever normally let calamity Jane and a box of matches share the same space? Would I hec but tonight, to avoid embarrassing her in front of her friends, I will leave her be. Perhaps I won’t be cold for much longer. Perhaps the West Midlands fire brigade will soon be on their way. I am concerned that the Percy Pig cake is about to become bacon.


Anyway, the good thing about having a party is that furniture gets moved, areas that don’t normally see the hoover get hoovered and new photo opportunities open themselves up – which is why I am surrounded by flamingoes today.

As to the outfit, my husband asked if I was wearing leather trousers today and could he touch them. “Leather?” I said. “These cost me £10 from Primark.” The jumper, also from Primark, cost even less and for today at least, I liked them both.


The statement necklace was a present from my Mum (thanks Mum), the long grey ruched top is from Jigsaw (great for covering the slight excess of zips on the jeans) the boots are my new All Saints ones and the Longines watch I pinched from my husband – partly because he no longer wears it and partly because I like the size and style of it, plus it went with the outfit.


So a little bit of info about the boots for anyone interested – the tarnished gold ones that I have are available in all sizes (3 to 8) in All Saints in the Mailbox, Birmingham. The black ones are available in sizes 5,6 and 7 in the All Saints in the Bullring. If anyone would like some just email me at and I will see what I can do to help.


A little bit of exciting news too! The March edition my of Easy Living magazine arrived today and there, on page 80, (along with some other lovely ladies) was a shot of me as a winner of their “school runway” competition. The magazine won’t be on the shelves yet but it should be in the next week or so for anyone who fancies a giggle .  The day that the photo was taken, I felt utterly rubbish with a hideous headache, so all credit to my friend, Libby, who managed to hide my biscuit coloured palour!


Hope that you are all having a lovely weekend!  






  1. PoppysStyle
    January 26, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    Such a fun post – love the images that were conjured of the Percy Pig cake and matches lol…you're a brave mum – and you give me a window into what I will be in store for in a couple of years:)

    • StyleGuile
      February 4, 2013 / 1:38 pm

      Hi Joanna – oddly my husband retired to bed part way through disappointed at the lack of antics so I don't think that you need to worry too much. I did find out though that her friend lit the candles as the rest feared for their lives!

  2. @JoLeWo
    January 26, 2013 / 11:56 pm

    You look great and I love the interior design. I can see why I follow your style on Twitter (@JoLeWo) because today I wore my black shine jeans from Peacocks (£15) and black Paddington boots from Dune.

    • StyleGuile
      February 4, 2013 / 1:39 pm

      Hi Jo – love the sound of your outfit! Such a shame we don't have a Peacocks near here or I would check it out. I'm sure that there will be some gems in there!

  3. Luxx Mint
    January 27, 2013 / 11:11 am

    Your flamingo wall is just amazing!! Also I had to stop myself buying theses boots after you featured them, I'm not sure i can justify another ankle boot purchase (just yet)! Congrats on your easy living feature too!Luxx Mint

    • StyleGuile
      February 4, 2013 / 1:41 pm

      Hi Laura, great to hear from you. Thanks re the flamingos – I like them too and for your good wishes re the Easy Living article. Bet you have some amazing boots already! Are you entering the City and Style Awards – there's a blogging cateogory?

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