A few lovely bits and bobs available in the shops …and an invitation!

Up until now, despite my promise, I haven’t managed to get around to bringing you the photos of some of the pieces that I took along to an event last Saturday. So today, I’m going to whizz through them. There’s no time for links I am afraid but they are all still available in store – although of course sizes will be limited. Some pieces are actually new season so they should be in plentiful supply.


This top from French Connection is one of their new season prints. There will be a lot of pastels around for s/s ’14 but the addition of black to the mint green will, I think, make it more appealing to those who don’t like the idea of a top which is entirely made up of pastel colours.


Another new season print, this time from Whistles. As is quite often the way with Whistles, they also do the print in a scarf, which is a good way of wearing it in a way which is less expensive. It also means that you can wear it more often. There’s a good length to this dress and the black panelling down the sides is really flattering – so definitely one worth investigating.

For a sunny yellow colour, this new season jacket from French Connection adds a nice touch to black, navy or grey pieces. I have a feeling that there will be a lot of yellow/green pieces around in the shops soon.


This coral dress from Coast is now in the sale, reduced massively to something like £35. It’s a really flattering cut – not too fitted but not too voluminous either plus the sleeves are an added bonus for many.

Both the fabric and the colour of this Ted Baker jacket are lovely. It’s a stretchy supportive fabric and again, nice to wear with darker pieces and also the yellows that I mentioned. This is currently somewhere in the region of £62.

This pretty pink blouse from Coast has been around for a while now and it too is hugely reduced in in the sale. The pretty collar detail is lovely and the vibrant pink certainly makes you look twice!

This is a current season top from French Connection which I chose because of its shape. A lot of spring/summer tops are either really clingy or hugely voluminous, whereas this one falls right in the middle. It has enough movement in it for it not to cling but equally it won’t swap either. The vertical pleats are also flattering. It would be perfect with the trousers below…

You may recognise these from Ted Baker as they put the print on about 32 different pieces. However, given time I think that the slight “print overkill” will fade from people’s memories! They would look great in the summer with a plain t-shirt and flat sandals. These have been reduced from (something like) £129 to £59.


Ah, I love this jumper which I featured a long time ago now. It has been reduced from £99 to £50. Great colours for a dark winter’s day and then on into the spring.

These cotton animal print trousers are currently in the sale at French Connection. These too would be great come the slightly warmer weather, with something hot pink, turquoise, bright yellow or coral (see below) on the top half.

This coral jumper from M&S is their new season stock. It’s around the £65 mark which is good for cashmere. The necklace is in the sale at Coast for £19.

Closer pic of the Coast necklace, which is lovely but just check that the stones are all secure.

This is a current season M&S striped jumper. It’s more oversized than the one above – so not for everyone – but I was totally taken in, not only by the stripes but also by the hint of pink (so predictable) which of course you can’t actually see when it’s on. Doh!

Here I added a statement necklace from Topshop, which just gives the jumper a slightly different feel. More of a “jumper with a necklace” feel than “a jumper without a necklace” feel. Radical huh?!

Here’s the rail of clothes in its entirety – which was actually quite bright for a post Christmas event!

Now, on to the next event! For anyone not on my email list/twitter/fb and who lives close enough to come, it would be fantastic to see you there. I am really looking forward to it – specifically to see what everyone else there (nutritionist, make-up artist, personal trainer, skincare specialist) has to say! Sorry for the fact that it’s slightly oversized – no time to faff!


  1. Anonymous
    January 21, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    Lovely things. Where is the grey sweater with the bright colours from?

    • StyleGuile
      January 21, 2014 / 9:40 pm

      Thank you and so sorry that I forgot to mention that – it's from Ted Baker. Thanks for dropping by!

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