Mum on the Run – In Primark, New Look, M&S, Ash and Jigsaw for another lovely sunny day!!!!

I was a little less “tucked in” today but believe me it’s all show. Underneath that untucked denim shirt was a vest that was so well tucked into my trousers (and belted in too, come to think of it) that it would have taken a minor earthquake to untuck it all.


I realise that the wedge trainers have featured far too much of late but I finally sussed out last night as I was drifting off to sleep, what it is all about. Remember that I mentioned that they were comfortable? Well hold that thought.

A few weeks ago my Mum was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthirits in her feet. One of the pieces of advice she was given was to wear lace up shoes. The fact that they were laced up meant that they would stay securely on her feet, allowing her to take a slightly larger or wider size/width, which would reduce the discomfort in her feet.

Well hello Ash wedge trainers. Lace up? You bet. All the way up the ankle in fact. Generous of size? Tick. Mine are a generous size 6. Slightly wider than usual? Absolutely. The shape of the toe means that there’s no pinching going on.

So, basically the reason that I love them has nothing to do with trends/looks/being cool (never have been, never will) or anything else. No! The reason that I love them is that they serve the same purpose as an orthopedic shoe – not that Mum is in those yet. She’s still looking at Hotters/Padders and Echo.  The rate I’m going, I fear that I may get to the real thing before she does.

Anyway, I promise not to post about them for a while. For those interested in the rest of the get up, the shirt is from New Look, the jumper is a Cashmillon number from M&S for £12 (or 2 for £20 sometimes. Get me, don’t I know my M&S offers!!!!) and Primark jeans for £10.

Before I sign off, there’ s a story behind the Primark jeans. When I first wore them my husband asked whether they were leather. And I just thought to myself how amazing, given the price of leather trousers, that he asked about them in such a nonchalant way. The thought that I could have got away with buying a pair of leather trousers without prior discussion, or consultation, made me wonder what I really could get away with on the clothes purchasing front. Not that I ever would of course….


  1. Avenue 57
    April 11, 2013 / 7:46 pm

    I still need to get my head around wedge trainers .. I'm struggling thoughThe rest of the outfit is right up my street (or should that be Avenue!) – love love love thisFiona

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:21 pm

      Hi Fiona – don't try them on or you may be smitten! Thanks re liking the outfit. The trousers would look better on you than they do on me!

  2. Sian
    April 11, 2013 / 7:47 pm

    he he!!! yep your looking a bit more "untucked" here. Go you !! I know what you mean about comfy shoes…..having spent years standing up in heels helping ladies to find their perfect outfits, my feet started to hurt…a lot. Then I found that wedges with those rubber heels, really really felt like pulling on a comfortable pair of slippers. Now those are the only type of heels I will work in but saying that, when the occasion arises I will put on a killer sexy pair of heels providing there is no walking involved. Sigh!!

    • StyleGuile
      April 11, 2013 / 9:23 pm

      Hi Sian – I'm with you on the heels! Though I love them they're just not an option for long days in the shops or ever really. I'm never convinced by people who say that Louboutins feel like slippers – how can that be? Perhaps I should try. Now there's an idea!

    • Sian
      April 12, 2013 / 12:20 am

      Do you really really need a reason to do a little blog on Louboutins???? Not that I have ever tried them on in my life.

  3. Treasuresnpleasures
    April 11, 2013 / 9:20 pm

    Beth you look amazing, your making me want those trainers. Love a denim shirt and jumper combo!

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  5. The Find Boutique Bootcamp
    April 12, 2013 / 8:40 am

    I used to need orthopedic shoes for my hips when I was a child, which is why I haven't really embraced wedge trainers, I didn't like to mention it before as everyone else was so into them! But you are right, they are similar in every way!

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    April 12, 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Great outfit and post. Im inspired to try some wedge trainers!Deb

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    Oh Beth your so selling those trainers to me, damn! x

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