The 12 outfits of Christmas – Day 1: The floral jacquard top


Today I’m starting with the first of my “12 days of Christmas” posts. It’s fair to say that so far it’s not going too well.  I had to abandon today’s outfit (just to be sure, this isn’t it) as the photos were so blurred. Having said that the outfit was pretty terrible anyway so it’s not entirely the fault of the five year old and in a way she saved me. 

You will probably recognise the top from my last post. It’s the floral jacquard top from Miss Selfridge and I decided to test out its versatility during a trip to visit our family. The top is fairly short so I layered another top underneath it, in a similar colour to my trousers, just for continuity of colour. I wore it with my favourite “wipe down” Primark coated trousers which turned out to be quite a good move as I managed to chuck flour down myself when rolling out pastry to put on a pie. I also wore a Next long cardi, Zara boots and a Mulberry bag.

I’m also going to include a gift idea in each post – for us, naturally! It will be something that you may like to put on your Christmas list, or buy for yourself to pep up some plainer pieces in your wardrobe or just to have as a back up as an emergency present for an unexpected guest. Naturally if said unexpected guest doesn’t happen to be female, or share the same taste, they may just have to be satisfied with a box of spare chocs and you will have to keep the gift instead. Such a shame.

This is one of my current favourites and I have had my eye on it for a while – it’s the Coast Kingston necklace and costs £40. This would sit really well against grey, black or navy – so it’s a winner in my book.


  1. fashmr paul
    December 16, 2013 / 10:44 pm

    The top looks really nice – Adds a nice bit of Christmas zing to an outfit :0)

    • StyleGuile
      December 17, 2013 / 9:32 pm

      Oooh, I like that word "zing" – might have to adopt that one! Hope you have a great Christmas.

  2. Fashionmumof40
    December 16, 2013 / 11:25 pm

    I loved this 12 days of Christmas , when you did it last year…. look forward to reading and seeing your 12 outfits. xx

    • StyleGuile
      December 17, 2013 / 9:34 pm

      Ah, thank you! I haven't quite worked out how it's all going to come together this year so it could be interesting…..!!!!

  3. Liz
    December 17, 2013 / 8:53 pm

    I love that top Beth. The colours are lovely. The Coast necklace is very striking too. Miss Selfridge have had such a lot of fab clothes this season x

    • StyleGuile
      December 17, 2013 / 9:35 pm

      Hi Liz – thanks, that's really kind of you – I wasn't quite sure how it would go down. I don't look at Miss Selfridge that much as our store isn't very good but they have got some nice bits and bobs. Love the necklace too! x

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