Mum on the Run – 3 hot days, 3 not quite so hot outfits!!!

I was meant to post this last night but ran out of time – hopefully it will all make sense!

We’re going camping tomorrow morning so I won’t be writing again until Sunday. We’re also going to a wedding reception tonight and I’m just starting to wonder whether I need to pack anything more for our camping trip than bunting, jam jars to put flowers in and insect repellent. Hmm, that could be an interesting blog post – strategically placed triangles of bunting. Then again, perhaps not.

So with that in mind, I’m bringing you a triple whammy of outfits – to include some disasters in the blue leg and frosted lipstick department.

This printed silk dress was from Jigsaw about three years ago now. These Mango block heeled nude sandals that I bought at the start of the summer have done a great job of freshening up lots of older (not even vintage, just older) pieces, making them look more modern. It’s been the same with the red Topshop sandals that I bought and which I am wearing below – and by that I mean that for the cost of two pairs of shoes my wardrobe looks more up to date than it did – not that I am smug or clever!

As our eldest took these photos yesterday morning she said “You can’t show those, you’ve got blue legs. It looks like you’re lacking in oxygen.” How right she is! The morning light is always slightly blue but knowing that I wouldn’t have time or the opportunity later on the day, they had to do. The blog was never meant to be about perfection, which is lucky. This is the liberty print Eliza sundress from Allium B, which has been fantastic in this warm weather.

This H&M skirt is of a similar age and a great piece for its £7.99 price tag as it is fully lined.  I bought the coral neon T-shirt that I am wearing with it this summer, also from H&M and also £7.99.  The gold wedges were from Dune a few years ago now too and look, I’ve changed colour from the shots above – no more blue legs for me.  I’m so fair that at times it’s painful! Sadly for me spray tans don’t last that long either so I have to have two coats before I look anything more than remotely off white. For the first day it’s a bit dark but it doesn’t take long to calm down.

On the way out of the front door I shoved on some lipgloss that I found lurking at the bottom of my bag and look – it’s a frosted number which takes me right back to the late 80’s. Very bananarama! Ah, you’ve got to laugh.

Hope that you are all enjoying the sun and I will see you on Sunday.


  1. Carol Li
    July 12, 2013 / 7:47 am

    I love outfit 1 & 2 on you!

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:18 pm

      Hi Carol – thanks, that's good of you to say so!

  2. PoppysStyle
    July 12, 2013 / 10:25 am

    I love the 3rd look great colors on you – really 'warm' you up – not that I hear you need it:)

    • StyleGuile
      July 28, 2013 / 7:19 pm

      Hello! Thanks Joanna – can't wait to spend some time over the summer catching up with everyone's blogs. Hope that all is good with you. Still warm here!

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