Mum on the Run – Finding Style Inspiration on Dallas – and no, not in the form of shoulder pads!

Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely sources. I have had these chandelier ear-rings for a while now and haven’t been quite sure how to wear them – that was until last night when we were watching Dallas on catch up. And there she was! Sue Ellen was wearing a great pair of statement ear-rings with a really simple suit and white shirt so….


…here we go. I bought this Reiss jacket in the sale a while after Christmas. Reduced from about £225 to £60, I really liked the copper colour woven through it (see below). I wore it with navy Cos trousers and a white Gap shirt.  I had two meetings in town today with a decent walk between them so needed flat shoes and I didn’t want to “pretty” the look up with heels, or colour or anything else really. The whole androgynous look was what it was about – well that and the Pat Butcher accessories.

In the same way that someone commented that they didn’t think that they would see the words “Ann Summers” and “Sports Direct” mentioned together in a fashion blog (see post from a week or so ago), I’m not sure that anyone would expect to see the words “Sue Ellen” and “Style Inspiration” either but life is always full of suprises. I’m working on having my eyebrows like JR next. It shouldn’t take too long.


  1. PoppysStyle
    March 7, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    LOVE this look!! Really cool!! I am always worried about big earrings with short hair – but you've shown we can do it!!

    • StyleGuile
      March 17, 2013 / 3:05 pm

      Hi Joanna – if anyone can pull big earrings off, you can! Hope to see some on you soon. x

  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    March 7, 2013 / 10:55 pm

    That is a seriously cool look! Love it. The jacket is gorgeous (love the copper threads also) .. you've really nailed this look!

    • StyleGuile
      March 17, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      Hi Helen – thanks, that's so kind. I was a little nervous about looking at the comments in case everyone hated it so I am feeling relieved now!

  3. Iva Grbesic
    March 7, 2013 / 11:53 pm

    Loving it all. The earrings are really pretty.

    • StyleGuile
      March 17, 2013 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks Iva – so lovely to hear from you. Hope that all is well with you.

  4. Sue
    March 8, 2013 / 7:36 am

    I like the clean lines of this look and it's good there's no extra prettying done or required. I actually think you have the perfect hair for earrings where as I don't bother with mine being long and covering up my ears anyway so the effect would be lost.I think we're on a theme here – old television shows for inspiration. My latest inspro is Charlies Angels. Yikes.

    • StyleGuile
      March 17, 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Hi Sue – thank you and you know what, I think that you might be right – old TV shows for inspiration. How about Anthea's dresses from the Generation Game with Bruce Forsyth? Now they are right up your street!

  5. lizmpower
    March 8, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Love the look – so pared down and cool. I always thought Sue Ellen totally rocked it fashion wise – tucked under arm clutch bags, gorgeous silk blouses, wrap dresses etc. And have you seen how great she looks now?! Your new jacket is gorgeous by the way (but I might love the flamingo wallpaper even more!!)

    • StyleGuile
      March 17, 2013 / 3:15 pm

      Hi Liz, thank you for dropping by and sorry for taking so long to get back to you. You're so right about Sue Ellen – she did totally rock fashion, even back then. I don't think I ever really noticed though – too distracted by the faces she was pulling! Glad you like the wallpaper, it still makes me smile.

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