Mum on the Run – All “tucked in” in Hobbs, Gap, All Saints and H&M

This is probably going to be the shortest post in the history of the blog but if I don’t finish up here soon I’ll have suitcases under my eyes tomorrow, rather than just bags.


I look a bit “buttoned up” and a bit “tucked in” in this outfit but as I was once described on Mumsnet as being too “tucked in” it would seem quite apt. That phrase made me laugh, largely because it’s absolutely true. As a child I would spend hours tucking my vest into my pants and if it wasn’t right, back to square one I went until it was all smooth and as it should be. 


I’m wearing a Hobbs jacket, Gap jeans, All Saints boots, Cos collar, H&M jumper and Orla Kiely bag.

Out of interest, is anyone else a fan of being all tucked in or is it just me?


  1. Anonymous
    April 9, 2013 / 9:26 pm

    Hahaha! This post though short and sweet has had me chuckling aloud as I used to do the exact same thing with my school vests into my lovely uniform grey flannel briefs! And the legacy if those days stays with me still as on cold days I still like to have neatly tucked layers all smooth and streamlined! Mum22Girls (yes, 2 and certainly not 22! Thank God!)

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Don't tempt me with grey flannel briefs – they sound warm, cosy and definitely have the capacity for things to be tucked into them! Good to hear that the post made you chuckle – that's always nice. Thanks!

  2. Sian
    April 9, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Are you a Mumnsnetter then Beth…… I have never heard of that expression before but having thought about it, yes, I can see what they mean by you being "tucked". You always look very together and smart and everything in its place…not a bad thing surely. Me on the other hand, although I do like to be well tucked into bed and do like my vest tucked right down into my knickers on cold draughty days, I am definitely best described as "untucked". My mother tried to get me "tucked" but I always disappointed. Still "untucked" today. I thing "done" is another way of saying it and "undone" or "laid back". 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 7:54 pm

      I think "laid back", "relaxed" and "un-structured" are all very now! The tucked in comment was meant as a dig in that particular context but I thank you for your interpretation too!

  3. Sue
    April 9, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    I started tucking in this winter. Just my vest though. And it's a great deterrent when the Grumps thinks it's funny to stick his cold hands on my back and finds himself thwarted by a thermal vest!

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:04 pm

      Hi Sue. So you have a hilarious husband too do you? Me too – and others as well it seems. That's also a favourite trick of my husband but like yours, he's thwarted by "the vest".

  4. Anonymous
    April 9, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    I can be only be tucked in if I have something untucked over the topJacqui

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:05 pm

      Hi Jacqui – yes, I see where you are coming from in that sense. To much tucking in of top layers can have its disadvantages. However tucking in of a vest has very few, I find!

  5. ClaireH
    April 10, 2013 / 2:20 am

    I'd ignore MN….I'm a big tucker inner and like buttoning up too! Nice look, love a blazer done up.

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:07 pm

      Hi Claire – sound advice, thank you. Nice to hear from a fellow tucker inner and button upper!

    April 10, 2013 / 7:24 am

    I like a bit of tucked in and a bit hanging out! Not sure quite what that say's about me? xx

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:09 pm

      I think that it says that you are a free spirit (and not a wimp like me)!xx

  7. Treasuresnpleasures
    April 10, 2013 / 9:36 am

    Oh I love a good tuck, but in a casual way it's definitely an Art form Beth! love that blazer!!

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:10 pm

      I think that we might be a nation of secret tuckers (hope that no-one reads that too quickly, it could come out all wrong). Thanks re the blazer – the temperature is just about right for it now. I spotted one in the Hobbs sale yesterday too. Grrrr.

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  10. Avenue 57
    April 10, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    good tucking in! I have an 8 yr old who loves a good tuck in – I reckon it's a type A personality trait!!!

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:12 pm

      Hi Fiona – I don't think that I'm even going to look up exactly what that means and the other "symptoms" – but I'm sure your right. x

  11. Anonymous
    April 10, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    Love the jacket on you Beth. I know what you mean about being tucked in. I am the same. Marie S.

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:15 pm

      Hi Marie – tucker inners unite! Thanks re the jacket – I think that it will become a fave. Hope that all is good with you. x

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