Mum on the Run – Outfit round up; flats to heels, trousers to errrm, trousers. That’s our summer for you!

Right, I think that we’d better get straight down to it or it will be time for bed!


Luckily for me there have been lots and lots of ladies of late who have wanted me to style them, hence the absence on the blogging front. At the end of a long day in the shops, whilst I am buzzing with new ideas and with things that I want you to tell you about, I don’t always have the capacity to do that. No doubt that will change during the summer holidays so I hope to be able to pick up the blogging a little more but for now, here’s a run down of a few outfits that I have worn…


With photography courtesy of our five year old, things are always a little open to chance – but bless her she does really well.



The trousers that I am wearing above are similar to these silk twill cuffed trousers from Jigsaw (£95). Mine are cotton and were in the Jigsaw sale last summer. I suspect that these too will be in the sale soon. I like a bit of a cuff on a trouser. They are just that little bit different to skinnies/chinos/cigarette pants, which are the obvious trouser summer choices. They tend to have a little more room in the leg too – I suppose that they have to really or else there’s nothing to nip back in at the ankle in the form of the cuff – so to that extent they are good for anyone who likes the idea of a narrower trouser but perhaps not a skinny one.



This is the Whistles jumper that I am wearing – still available in some stores but not online last time that I checked. They quite frequently do something similar though.



And this is the jacket, which I bought from Warehouse just before Christmas I think. Warehouse has a sale on at the moment and I am pretty sure that I spied one from a distance in our store yesterday on a sale rack.



I had to rely on our son taking these photos on Sunday and sending them to me as my phone was elsewhere. The colour isn’t great so please excuse the anaemic look. Here I’m wearing GAP broken in khakis (these have more room in the leg than their skinny mini khakis) but the sizes are huge. I also have a Hobbs NW3 top, Miss Selfridge necklace and giraffe print converse.

Here’s the same outfit but tweaked with the addition of Zara sparkly smoking slippers and my Hobbs NW3 blazer. I wanted to try the colour of the trousers and blazer together to see if they worked. I think that in real life they looked better than they do in this photo. The bag was from the Reiss sale at Christmas. Which reminds me, Reiss has gone into sale today so there could be some good bargainous purchases to be had.


Yesterday it was pretty cold in the morning so I decided that the Topshop spotty trousers would work just fine, together with a Warehouse sequin jumper, Oasis leather jacket, Zara boots and the same Reiss bag from the day before. These boots are great for walking around in all day long. As you all know, not only do I love a lighter coloured leather jacket but I also like a lighter coloured pair of boots too. I like to move away from black come the spring. It’s one of the few ways that I can differentiate between the seasons!

Today it was lovely and warm, despite the clouds. I don’t often wear cotton shirts as I find them a bit stiff and uncomfortable with a jumper over the top. However I have had this GAP shirt for a few months now so thought that it was time for an outing.

I’m also wearing GAP sexy boyfriend jeans, Hobbs NW3 shoes (from Bicester, see below), Boden sunglasses, Topshop studded belt and a pink Mulberry handbag. With 60 seconds to go before needing to leave for a meeting, I decided to paint my toes using my 90 second drying nail varnish from Rimmel. Fortunately despite the 30 second time difference which wasn’t in my favour, things turned out OK.

Phew! So that’s a quick whizz through a few outfits. I hope that all is well with all of you and I’m so sorry for not having responded to your comments recently.  I appreciate the time that you take to leave them and I will get back to you soon!


    June 18, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    I love the way you make your clothes really work for you! Love the quick spin around too! Here's to a hot and happy summer! xx

  2. Myriam
    December 11, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Finally a blog for grown up. I have been looking for style inspiring women blogs but so far I only came across 20 something blog. I am so happy I found you. I love your style

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