Mum on the Run – Swooning over (no, not George Clooney) but LK Bennett shoes and wearing a little Hobbs, Gap, Dune and French Connection

I keep seeing the lovely LK Bennett Aroa sandal wherever I look, so I thought that they deserved a little collage of their own. I’m a sucker for anything broderie anglaise and the fact that they are such pretty colours and a lovely design means that I am smitten. They’re like French Fondant Fancies for feet!

Keeping it brief, the weather still hasn’t been up to much of late. It was raining all day yesterday which meant that we stayed inside so with that in mind (and the fact that there were six children here) I decided to give my Dune brogues from last summer a trial run. With boyfriend jeans, a French Connection striped jumper and Gap bird print scarf I was good for the day and I only managed to get my scarf caught in the dishwasher about 350 times.

This morning we managed a shot outside. Hopefully you will all be good enough to notice the new door mat and freshly planted pots in preparation for outside shots, as opposed to the bag containing the children’s too small school shoes which need to be re-cylced, and the rest of the re-cycling. It would be unfair to blame a five year old for including them.

I promised not to include the wedge trainers for a while but there’s a reason for wearing them which goes like this. Yesterday I was asked whether I would like to interview a couple of celebs on Monday. Having agreed, I looked at the state of my eyebrows and decided that they needed some serious attention, hence an emergency 8.45am trip to the beautician at the end of the road.  As I keep telling everyone, the wedges are so comfortable that they were perfect for the fact that, predictably, I left slightly later than I should have done. Actually, I’m secretely quite pleased that the cost per wear of them has now gone down to, oh I don’t know, at least £25.

We then went off to see my Mum for the day and so it was that a Monsoon lace top came to be worn together with the Hobbs blazer that I wore the other day – because now that the temperature is right I really want to get some wear out of it and it also goes better with creams and lighter blues than with darker winter colours – and a Lola Rose scarf. Fortunately Mum doesn’t have a dishwasher so there were no near strangling incidents but I did manage to dangle it in the washing up bowl a few times.

Right, I will now go and join the rest of the family and watch Britain’s Got Talent (unless I can find some washing/ironing that needs to be done instead). Hope that everyone is having a lovely weekend!


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  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    April 13, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    I'm very amused by how much wear the wedge trainers are getting … addictive when you start, aren't they?! And your pots look beautiful 🙂

    • StyleGuile
      April 22, 2013 / 6:21 pm

      Hi Helen – I too am amused at myself in a a despairing kind of way. Ah, thanks re the pots. I wonder whether they are a bit garish?!

  3. Sue
    April 13, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    I think the wedge trainers look good – they're obviously very versatile and really suit you actually. I like the ones I've got (Aldo) and they are extremely comfy but I just don't like the way I look in them. Ah well.

    • StyleGuile
      April 22, 2013 / 6:23 pm

      hi Sue – that's not on is it – liking something, liking the fact that they're comfy but them just not playing ball looks wise. I am sure that they're not as bad as you think and anyway, you have a cool style all of your own 🙂

  4. Eleanor Ferguson
    April 14, 2013 / 7:23 am

    Love those sandals but liable to break my neck if I wore them! With you on BGT, resisted starting to watch it with other members of the family otherwise I'll get drawn in again.

    • StyleGuile
      April 22, 2013 / 6:24 pm

      Hi Eleanor – me too but we can dream can't we? Oh yes, BGT, I often start watching and then wonder why I'm watching a daft dog do something ridiculous. It's sort of compelling though isn't it?!

  5. Jo
    April 15, 2013 / 8:41 am

    Love the boyfriend jeans. The nicest I've seen to date. I'e been looking for a pair just like that for a while as I feel I'm a bit old for light coloured, ripped ones!

    • StyleGuile
      April 22, 2013 / 6:26 pm

      Hi Jo – I like the Gap ones too and Marie Claire mag has just voted them the best ones – not that means anything necessarily but I guess that they will have done the research. I tried Topshop ones too and some others but even though they were called boyfriend, they were still skinny. These were just loose enough, and tapered enough, I felt to do the job properly. Kat at Does my bum look 40 in this has done huge amounts of research on them if you want to take a look!

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