How to wear a fur gilet for a trip to the pub!


With two of the family in Italy and one in Greece, the youngest and I are having a little party for two of our own this week. So far we’ve done a whistle stop tour of friends and family and we have some other exciting things lined up – to include seeing the film “Frozen”. It won’t be just any old version though – oh no, we’re talking the all singing, all dancing, “sing along” version. How jealous are you all now huh?!  Who needs Italy and Greece when you’ve got sing along Frozen in Birmingham?

So last night, I had a sneaky trip to my old local, where I also once worked. The youngest can’t quite grasp taking photos on my new phone – it’s all a bit big for her little hand and my Mum would probably try to turn the TV on with it or something, hence me looking like a plonky head in front of the mirror again.

I wore a Cos oversized top, Whistles bag, Faith shoes, New Look jeans and fur Primark gilet. I quickly glanced at an article in the Sunday Times Style Mag yesterday about gilets but I need to have a closer look to see what inner secrets I have revealed about myself by wearing one. Maybe it reveals that….I get quite cold. Or perhaps that’s just a cover for something else more sinister.

This is a closer shot minus the fur gilet. I’m also wearing an Atterley Road bracelet bought as a Christmas present by a friend. I love it and wear it all the time. It’s the right shade of blue to add a bit of a kick to an outfit. I did cop a couple of stares from the locals at my leopard print shoes. I guess they were a bit OTT for a night out in my local – but then I don’t get out that much!



  1. Liz
    February 18, 2014 / 8:13 am

    You look fab Beth. Great outfit. Hope you enjoyed Frozen. I saw it before Christmas ( not the all singing version though), and loved it. The dresses… ! Xxx

    • StyleGuile
      February 18, 2014 / 8:40 pm

      Hi Liz – yes great dresses! I've now seen it twice though and that is ENOUGH! x

  2. I won't wear sludge brown
    February 18, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Wow Primark! Must go for a gander soon, haven't been in ages. Love your outfit

    • StyleGuile
      February 20, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      Hello! Thanks re the gilet but it's a couple of seasons old now. Funny really as I didn't wear it for ages and nearly took it back but now it's a firm fave. Am sure Primark will have some other gems though!

  3. BlondPolkaDots
    February 18, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    I love this….looks so warm and cosy!

    • StyleGuile
      February 20, 2014 / 10:31 pm

      Thank you it was warm and cosy, so much so that I could ditch any socks/tights – which was just as well as they wouldn't have been a good look!

  4. Another 40+ blogger ;)
    February 19, 2014 / 10:19 am

    I love the Cos coat, it looks really fabulous x

    • StyleGuile
      February 20, 2014 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks! I dug it out after thinking it would be nice to wear something slightly different for a change and it was! It's always nice when that happens isn't it?!

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