Mum on the Run – Feeling blue? Here’s something to lift your spirits….

Today’s post on cream leather jackets was sabotaged by a dodgy wi-fi and a project on the Titanic. Having finally managed to save the photos that I wanted, and having kept the relevant pages open to get the links later on in the day, SOMEONE leapt on the computer on returning home from school and shut them all down. I didn’t have the will to find all the links again, or to tell him off. Much.


So, this evening I am looking at blue pieces of clothing. Having spent the day shopping I now have lots of other blue things in the house but I had better do the Style Party first or there wouldn’t be much point in folks turning up.


From left to right there’s a Zara trouser suit, navy Peplum top from H&M, Hobbs NW3 jacket and a Mango jacket.


Sorry this is all so brief. I want to do some Tracey Anderson torture moves before going to bed…

This is the Mango Aztec jacket which I have featured before but which is a lovely piece. It’s of a really great quality too. Smart enough for a wedding but equally good with jeans – this could work really hard for you.

This is the Hobbs NW3 jacket which I probably shouldn’t feature again as they are now hard to come by. Bicester village may come up trumps though and Zara has a similarly coloured one.


This is a great navy top from H&M. Fab with a pencil skirt, or with a statement necklace and jeans. At £24.99 I didn’t feel that it was too big an investment for a peplum top.



Trouser suits are the way forward this year and predictably Zara are up there with the front runners. I would love to wear one to a wedding as an alternative to a dress.


Love these cobalt blue Zara shoes – I realise that ankle straps aren’t for everyone but they are everywhere this season so if you haven’t dabbled before, now might be the time to do so.


I’ve just thrown this in as I liked the 60’s feel about the outfit. Although it’s a coat and shoes, with some skinny ankle length jeans it would make it a very accessible, wearable look. The coat is from Zara and the shoes, Clarks. There’s also a top in this print if the coat felt too much or, the coat also comes in a pretty blue colour. It’s a win win!

I really hope that all of the above makes sense. Given the time of day I’m not quite sure that it will but hopefully you will all be kind enough to read between the lines if not!



  1. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    The Hobbs at MacArthur Glen Outlet Village still have some of the NW3 Jackets. I saw them today in Ellesmere Port. Marie S.

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:23 pm

      Oooh, thanks for that- I will let people know. So many people have asked me where that jacket is from. Sorry so late getting back to you Marie! x

  2. Anonymous
    May 8, 2013 / 10:18 pm

    Love the cobalt sandals – haven't dabbled yet….but this may change! What a shame about the leather jacket fiasco – I'm still very much on the hunt. I know all too well that sinking feeling when lots of hard work goes down the drain….through no fault of your own 🙁 Better luck for when your strength of will returns! Mum22girls

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:25 pm

      I still think that you have 22 girls – can't get that thought out of my head! Oh yes, have a dabble with the cobalt blue sandals! I'm sure that my strength of will will return soon – it's never far away when it comes to clothes!! Hope that all is well with you and your 22 girls!

  3. The Find Boutique Bootcamp
    May 9, 2013 / 6:56 am

    The trouser suits make me feel very old, I had them in almost every colour when Donatella Versace had just taken over from her brother, Bicester was brand new with only a handful of stores, and you really could pick up a Versace suit for 30 quid. Trousers suits in all the colours of the rainbow were my standard uniform for work, rest and play!

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:26 pm

      Hello! Perhaps a look you won't be repeating then?! I remember when Bicester was like that. At least they had a Whistles then though – wish it was still there now!

  4. The Flaky Fashionista
    May 9, 2013 / 8:44 am

    Love that jacket from Mango. Haven't seen it before. I saw the chequered coat in Zara yesterday. My only quibble would be that the back of it isn't lined. I wonder how well that would hang/look after a few hours of wear?

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:28 pm

      Hmmm Helen – good point. I reckon it's designed for those in mind who would fall in love with it and have it whatever, simply because it's the only thing out there that is anything remotely like LV – and I don't mean that in a horrible way. I have compromised in the past because of loving something so much! Have you seen it in blue? I really like it but someone said it reminded them of a nurse's outfit!

    May 9, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    I love the whole trouser suit vibe going on….predict like you it's going to get bigger! xx

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:30 pm

      Hello! I like it too – any trouser suit would have to be very different to anything I have owned in the past though, otherwise I would feel v 1990's!

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