Mum on the Run – Spring is definitely on its way – in my wardrobe at least

There’s nothing like sorting out other people’s wardrobes to get you thinking about your own.  Having done three Wardrobe Consultations this week, it was inevitable that mine was going to be well and truly in for it.


More than anything I have had enough of the weather dictating that the same jeans and jumpers are the best things to be wearing when not working, so I have taken matters into my own hands and had a little swap around.


In addition to my wardrobe(s) – if you include my husband’s and daughter’s into which my clothes creep (no idea how that happens) – I find it useful to have a separate rail on which I hang things. I put them there either because I’ve neglected them, or because they’re on last chance saloon before being culled or because they’re new and I like looking at them – which is slightly sad I know but it’s cheaper than buying new artwork.  



The aim of the rail at the moment is solely to bring some colour into my life – and also because knowing the UK weather, we will suddenly wake up to temperatures of 20 degrees and I will be totally ill-prepared for the warmth (which could of course be the only warm day of the year.) I have to say, it also makes the room look a hec of a lot better too.


In addition to a little re-arranging, I’ve also got a few parcels on their way to me – all of course in the name of research, naturally. I figured that it was about time to kick start the spring wardrobe and it’s quite nice to have the expectation of something lovely waiting at home after a long day, even if it doesn’t ever actually become mine.


As and when they arrive, I will share the pieces with you because you never know, they could be just right for someone else too. (I think I’m doing a good job of convincing myself that this exercise is for the greater good. What do you think?)


There’s a top from Whistles which I bought with a 25% off voucher. There are a few bits from Boden on their way, some trousers from Cos, some Ash wedge trainers (I know, I’m so shallow) a pair of the Next trousers I wrote about on Friday and of course there’s a list in my head with one or two pieces on it, including a Topshop coat, some Mango shoes and some cobalt blue jeans. As I always remind myself, and others, it doesn’t count until you decide to keep it so with the sun on its way (surely?) now is the time to shop with gay abandon and without any guilt. I’m such a generous soul aren’t I?!!!


  1. mummynotmumsy
    March 17, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    OOOh, love the idea of the rail! I do think it's a great idea to sometimes get out items that have been neglected for a while and try to find new ways to wear them. And if they really don't work I tend to pop them onto Ebay, so I can justify something to replace them!

  2. Jenny Fraser-Nash
    March 17, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    Looking forward to seeing how you style the next trousers. I tried them and wasn't sure what shoes or top to put with them. Love your rail pics.

  3. GlamRosie
    March 17, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    So nice to see all that colour Beth, I'm in the process of a re-shuffle with my wardrobe also. Although your a little ahead of me with the organising (cold has got the better of me and the sofa called me instead!). I have a hook on the inside of my wardrobe I like to hang items to inspire me. x

  4. Avenue 57
    March 17, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    I NEED A RAIL IN MY LIFE – this is an awesome idea for clothes you are giving one last chance to stand out before going to the charity shop!

  5. The Find Boutique Bootcamp
    March 17, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    It's all looking lovely and spring like, did you get the snow today or was that just here? I can honestly say that I have never been so keen to see some good weather as I am now!

  6. Sue
    March 17, 2013 / 10:04 pm

    I use a rail as well for the clothes which I still kind of like but don't wear that much but don't want to keep in the main wardrobe. And the rest reside in the laundry basket :o( but it's a good hiding place.

  7. The Flaky Fashionista
    March 18, 2013 / 11:32 am

    I did a clear out last week and although it's an awful job, there is great satisfaction when it's done. Really jealous that you have some Ash wedges on their way to you .. which ones did you order?

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    March 18, 2013 / 4:05 pm

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