Mum on the Run – Green with envy. One of my favourite shades of green to add the wow factor to your wardrobe.

Looking pregnant because you are pregnant is one thing. Looking pregnant because your top is sticking out due to the way that it is sitting over your belt buckle is an entirely different thing.  Which is the reason that two sets of photos had to be taken today. This is from the second set and whilst still pretty dodgy, at least I don’t look pregnant in this one. Well, at least I don’t think that I do.



Anyway, the point of this post is to talk about one of my favourite colours – which, now I come to think of it, I’m not quite sure how to describe. Jade green perhaps? The type of green which suits lots of people and which you can gurantee others will always comment on when you wear it. It makes blue and green eyes stand out and had sufficient pigment in it to give fair complexions a lift, without being overpowering. Like coral and cobalt blue, it’s a great accent colour and works well with navy and black as well as with creams and taupes. 


The top that I am wearing above was from Jigsaw a few summers ago now and I love the colour of it. There are also a few pieces below from Zara – just because that’s where I have seen the most green recently.


This Zara dress (£49.99) has a great swish to the skirt but the fabric isn’t massively forgiving, so one needs to watch one’s undies! The neat empire line is also flattering too, drawing the eye to a narrow part of the body. Unlike a lot of empire lines, there isn’t a huge amounts of of flounce happening underneath the empire line, which we all know can give that pregnancy effect. Crikey, I think that there must be something in the air tonight with all this talk of pregnancy.

This Zara necklace (£19.99) is a fantastic piece. It’s really popular and has sold out in our store but is still available online. The vibrant greens and blues would look stunning against a white t-shirt, a tanned skin or as an accessory to a simple dress.

OK so not strictly, or even remotely, the same shade of green this Zara jacket (£49.99) is worth including for it’s great price, fantastic simple single breasted shape and the wide array of colours in which it comes, which includes royal blue, bright pink and yellow. This is definitely a current high street hero of mine.

If anyone is still short of a blazer for the Queen’s Garden Party next week, this could be just what you are after.

This is what I am planning on wearing for my next post. What do you reckon? Spotted whilst at the BBC in Birmingham today, I just had to include it. It was worn by someone from Strictly Come Dancing, or something similar.

Can you imagine not only wearing this but actually flinging yourself around in it at the same time whilst being not only judged but filmed too? If that’s not enough to keep you away from the biscuit tin, nothing would be.


  1. Sue
    May 20, 2013 / 6:44 am

    Lovely recommendations Beth but what were you doing at the BBC studios? Nosey aren't I? :o)

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:09 pm

      Hi Sue – I could make out that I was at the BBC studios to start filming a new TV show but in actual fact we took the children and their cousins there to do some colouring/sticking, to "present" the weather and to look at the Dr Who tardis. We then went for milkshakes. Glamourous huh>!

  2. CousCousandCorkWedges
    May 21, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    The thought of the Strictly outfit is enough for me to get my jaw wired! 🙂 Love the green blazer! Andrea x

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:11 pm

      Hi Andrea – I looked at it and immediately breathed in but then nearly fainted, so gave up and went for an oreo cookie milkshake instead. The green blazer is a bit special isn't it? Thanks for coming by. x

  3. Treasuresnpleasures
    May 26, 2013 / 11:52 am

    Ha looking forward to seeing you in your next post in that spangly number! I love green too, it looks great with most colours!

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Hellooooo! Yup, on second thoughts maybe not! Love green too – there should be more of it out there! Hope all good with you, x

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