Mum on the Run – A Whistles sparkle knit at a bargain price at Atterley Road and lots of nude shoes!

Recently I had reason to have lots of nude mid height court shoes in my possession, so I thought that I would share them with you. It’s amazing how much the colours differ between them all and it becomes even more noticeable so when they are all lined up like this. 


Nude courts aren’t for everyone, and the assistant in M&S who I know quite well, certainly made her views known on them when they were being returned! However, there’s no denying that they have fantastic leg lengthening properties and they are incredibly versatile too.



From left to right there’s the:


Mid heel patent court shoes M&S £15 – worn by many and sworn to be both comfortable and a great fit, not to mention a great price. The trade off obviously is that they’re not leather but for some that’s ot a trade off at all, in fact it can make them much more attractive.


Stiletto heel platform court shoes Limited Collection M&S £19.50 ditto above I would imagine, although I haven’t checked but I want to get this published due to the great bargain below…


Leather almond toe court shoe Autograph M&S £49.50 (blush)


Sabira leather patent leather court shoe LK Bennett (£155 down to £95) in light taupe and they also come in latte.


LK Bennett is also known for its:


Sledge platform court (£195), which is the highest of their nude shoes and has a platform. I have a pair in taupe which I much prefer to the light taupe colour in the Sabira style above;


Shilo shoe (£170) lower than the Sledge and minus the platform;


Sybila leather platform court (£170) lower than the Sledge and with a platform – so a mini sledge really;


Florete point toe leather platform court (£170) lower than the sledge minus a platform but with a pointed toe.


Whilst in House of Fraser today I also came across another brand – whose name escapes me now but I will be back in there tomorrow so will take another look – and they do a great mid height court with a very slight platform. They come in a couple of nude colours, navy and red and cost £95. Although they’re not cheap, for anyone who relies on a good mid heel court as a wardrobe staple, these could be a good option and they are less expensive than the LK Bennett ones.


Whilst in the process of acquiring nude courts, I looked to Hobbs but that’s as far as it went as they aren’t such a good colour this season.


Out of all of them, my favourites were the M&S Autograph ones at £49.50. The slightly pinky tone was really flattering but I remain a fan of the taupe Sledge too, despite the criticism levelled at those who wear them! 


If you’re a size 10, tonight could be your night because I’m bringing you a Brucie Bonus! This Nell all over sequin jumper by Whistles is reduced from £110 to £65 at Atterley Road, whilst currently still full price in the stores. I have one and I love it so if you’re tempted, I’d nip on over quick before they all go.


 Whistles Nell all over sequin jumper


I was planning on posting some outfits today but for some reason I can’t. When I try and add an image to the post, a banner with Shane Warne pops up, advertising some casino or another. I think that bloke is a twonky head at the best of times but now he’s really starting to irritate me. It’s those perfectly tweezered eye brows and that too smooth complexion. It’s just not right, especially for an Aussie cricketer.  Blimey, next we’ll be seeing him in a sparkly jumper like the one above. That Elizabeth Hurley has a lot to answer for. 

















  1. Sue
    May 21, 2013 / 9:24 pm

    Beth – you make me laugh – twonky head!Yes – Elizabeth Hurley has a lot to answer for – she put me off white jeans for a long time man. Finally gotten over it though it's taken some years.

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:00 pm

      Hi Sue – you make me laugh too. Oh yes, EH has such a lot to answer for. What was it with her and white jeans, especially as she was always on about how she lived on a farm in the Cotwsolds? I blame Hugh Grant personally – for everything!

  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    May 22, 2013 / 8:58 am

    Ha, ha, 'twonky head' … what a great expression! Definitely adding that to my collection.

    • StyleGuile
      May 26, 2013 / 7:02 pm

      Hi Helen – yes, not sure where that came from. We used the term plonky head a lot but I think that a twonky head is similar but someone who has an elevated status! Great to hear from you – I will drop by soon. Promise! x

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