Mum on the Run – An outfit from H&M outfit which cost £27 (£15 without the necklace)

It’s fair to say that there were one or two observations from friends this morning about the brightness of my neon combination and I have to agree that the sweatshirt and necklace were exceptionally bright. In fact I’m not sure that I realised quite how bright they were until I went outside.


The Zara coat, Miss Selfridge gloves, Marc Jacobs bag and All Saints shoes you have seen many times before but the skirt, sweatshirt and necklace are all new and courtesy of H&M – as in that’s where I bought them.

The sweatshirt was a reasonably priced £9.99, the necklace was £12 (ish) and the skirt was a totally bargainous £5 in the sale. With reference to the skirt, I did make the observation that, due to its length and fit, I couldn’t see myself managing to put the washing machine on whilst wearing it. However we concluded that some outfits weren’t “washing machine putting on” kinds of outfits. No, instead I went to see my Mum and all we did was sit, chat and eat M&S sarnies and crisps, so it was perfect for that.

I can live with the black leopard print – it’s fairly subtle.  Arguably it would be even more so if some idiot didn’t go and stick it with a bright coral sweatshirt and necklace. Oh, and by the way children, there aren’t any clean clothes for you to wear. Except….the eldest has already made several comments about liking the sweatshirt and if she doesn’t have any clean clothes of her own that can only mean one thing. Sorry, must dash. Need to go and put the washing machine on. There’s no way she’s getting her mitts on this one.



  1. Sue
    February 8, 2013 / 10:59 pm

    Aah! You've finally exorcised the sweatshirt demon then!I love the fact that the accessories cost more than the clothes themselves.

    • StyleGuile
      February 9, 2013 / 8:21 am

      Yes,I have! And no doubt there will be more to come. Have a great weekend.

  2. Anonymous
    February 9, 2013 / 1:48 am

    It looked great until you open the coat. I want to say this nicely but Im really really sorry…..that skirt looks cheap and too young. Sorry and the shoes on your feet yesterday were just so wrong and did nothing for your legs. You have great legs but flat boots like that just cut your legs off at the ankles and make your calves look bigger. Maybe high heel ankle boots with a longer cuff would have worked better. Once again Im sorry and you will probably delete this but I couldnt not say anything.

    • StyleGuile
      February 9, 2013 / 8:20 am

      Hi, I am sure that you are probably right in virtually every respect but I loved wearing it all!

  3. Treasuresnpleasures
    February 9, 2013 / 8:29 am

    Love the coral, this is perfect weather for a pop of colour as it's a bit too much wearing colour all over but we need something to brighten things up to remind us spring is on the way (hopefully!).

    • StyleGuile
      February 11, 2013 / 2:30 pm

      Hello and thanks for dropping by. You're so right about needing a pop of colour to remind us that spring is on its way. We all need a little brightening up at the moment don't we?!

  4. GlamRosie
    February 9, 2013 / 8:51 am

    I love this look Beth, the simplicity of the skirt then the wow of some colour – refreshing! Thanks for sharing! Have a good week-end. x

    • StyleGuile
      February 11, 2013 / 2:32 pm

      Hi Natalie – thanks for dropping by. Good to hear from you. I like the word "refreshing" – it reminds me of refresher sweets. How about wearing all of those colours in one outfit? OK, so maybe not – but a few of them perhaps?!

  5. Kat
    February 9, 2013 / 10:27 am

    I think you look fab. Love the colour mix, absolutely love it & don't think the skirt looks cheap at all. Those boots are v much our style and I think work really well on you. V much a signature look which I love!!

    • StyleGuile
      February 11, 2013 / 2:29 pm

      Hi Kat – ah thanks! Sometimes it's just nice to try something a bit different isn't it? Loving your new necklace and the thought behind it all. x

  6. Kat
    February 9, 2013 / 10:27 am

    I think you look fab. Love the colour mix, absolutely love it & don't think the skirt looks cheap at all. Those boots are v much our style and I think work really well on you. V much a signature look which I love!!

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  8. PoppysStyle
    February 9, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    I love everything about it – the coat is fabulous – but I adore that color top on you too! x

    • StyleGuile
      February 11, 2013 / 2:20 pm

      Hi Joanna – ah, thanks lovely. I like this colour too – there are so many that make me look sickly! The coat has featured on Coronation Street too. How's about that?! BTW, loving your new bathroom!

  9. The Find Boutique Bootcamp
    February 9, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    I vowed never to touch brights again (terrible memories of neon green and black striped leggings worn with neon pink winkle pickers c. 1985). But as usual fashion, and seeing this great outfit makes me fickle and I might just go for it!

    • StyleGuile
      February 11, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      Loving the sound of those striped leggings – and winkle pickers too! Don't you just love the fickleness of fashion? It's great!

  10. Life, Loves......
    February 9, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    I love brights, great outfit…..and even better for the priceJ

    • StyleGuile
      February 11, 2013 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks J – I love brights too and a low price point is always a good thing to go for when dipping the toe…

  11. Amie
    February 18, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    I also think you look great, wish I had the confidence to wear bright colours! (I found a similar style skirt in h + m after reading your blog for £4 – very happy with that!) x

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