Mum on the Run – A capsule wardrobe or a good excuse to go shopping?!

I know, I’m sorry, I’ve been a lazy blogger this week. It’s not as though I’ve been sitting watching daytime TV all day and eating Doritos – although that doesn’t sound like being lazy but more like having fun – it’s just that somehow it hasn’t quite come together.


I’m not sure when you will receive this but to set the scene, it’s 7.05am, I’m up with the youngest of five children, in Wales and it’s SUNNY! I can’t believe it. Time to head off for the beach soon I think. We’ve realised that with Welsh weather you make the most of it whenever it may be. Which is why at 11pm we were outside around a campfire grilling halloumi and flat breads and which is why I now feel slightly nauseous as a result of too much food, too late and my cardi stinking of smoke (as does a new top that I was wearing to come over in and which I kept on all evening. Duh!)


So, just a couple of outfits as obviously due to my TV watching and Dorito eating I only got dressed twice this week and once it was in pretty much the same as I wore last time I posted (that’s the beauty of bedroom chairs).


On the first hot and sunny day of the week I wore a white Mango dress and red Topshop shoes. It would seem that I only own one pair of shoes this summer! Sorry for the pretty dodgy photos – the 5 year old was in charge but at least I have a head on this one. Or perhaps that’s not a good thing.


Here I have the blue GAP trousers which I showed not too long ago, Hobbs top, H&M necklace and Hobbs jacket, plus Topshop shoes. See, told you I had only one pair of shoes – and one jacket too. Some call it a capsule wardrobe – I call it a very good reason to go shopping.

Today it will be the turn of something different. A lovely new dress sent to me by Allium B which in some ways is far too nice to wear for crabbing and a day on the beach but on a day like today, you just have to go for it and live life dangerously. You never know, I might even go for a paddle.


  1. Applebypie
    June 8, 2013 / 6:33 am

    I know the feeling Anne – sometimes life or should I say children just take over! The shoes are glorious – I would wear them every day the sun shone! Have a great day on the beach. Xx

  2. silver brogues
    June 8, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    The Mango dress is beautiful with the belt. This weather is perfect!

  3. GlamRosie
    June 9, 2013 / 7:14 pm

    Beth I LOVE that dress – is it current? I'm not near a Mango so rarely get chance to have a good browse at their collection x

    June 9, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    Love your shoes too….I think it's great that you actually get loads of wear out of your shoes, instead of something that just gets a few outings!!xx

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