The Style Guile Super Sale starts!


Sorry that I didn’t post yesterday! This is what I have been up to for the past couple of days – washing, ironing, snipping any loose threads, using my sticky roller and making everything ready for the Style Guile Super Sale, where I’m offering for sale some of my favourite pieces – many of which have appeared on the blog. 


So, unless anyone has a better idea, this is how I plan on running things:

  • If you see something that you like, drop me an email at with the name of the piece of clothing that you like in the email header;

  • I will respond (quite probably on Monday or Tuesday) with an email providing the details of my bank account, together with the postage costs;

  • The clothes will be sent out when the pennies have arrived;

  • I will aim to send the parcels no more than 3 days after receiving the pennies;

  • Goods will be sold on a first come first served basis and will be non-returnable;

  • I would love to wrap everything in tissue paper and make it look pretty but I probably won’t have time!  

  • I’ve tried hard to provide good photos and to ensure that everything is cleaned and well ironed (although I must admit that I haven’t had everything dry cleaned) but if I have failed in this regard, it’s really not intentional! 


  • All items will be sent second class;

  • Postage for items that can be sent as a large letter ie blouses, tops will be £2;

  • Postage for items that can be sent as a small parcel ie jeans, knitwear etc up to 1kg will be £3 and up to 2kg, £4

  • Postage for items to be sent as a medium parcel will be charged according to Royal Mail second class postal charges (between £5.20 and £28.55!)

* If for any reason I have got the postal costs around my neck (not due to too much fizz you understand. Hic!) then I reserve the right to charge the amount that the Post Office charges me!


So, here goes!


One item at £25


LK Bennett burgundy patent shoes, size 38.5 (basically a slightly generous size 5). Brand new, bought for client – original price £115.

One item at £20


LK Bennett ivory cross over 100% silk shirt, size 10 – brand new. £35 in LK Bennett sale. Slight mark on hem at back.

All of the items below are £15

Navy and metallic Oasis swing style jacket, size 8, never worn. Dry clean only. Great for work over dress, with a pencil skirt, or with jeans.

Navy and white 100% cotton, 50’s style Dickens and Jones jacket, size 8, machine washable – worn no more than  a couple of times.

All Saints dress size 8 – worn once, good with tanned legs or over leggings.

Jigsaw knee length shift dress size 8. Contains 59% wool but is machine washable at 30 degrees. Hardly worn, great for work.

 Jigsaw knee length printed 100% silk dress, size 8 – dry clean only.

The pieces below are all priced at £10 (well, until you reach the £7.50 category!)

Hush loose knit jumper, XS (but it’s very roomy!) Worn a couple of times. Machine washable.

Whistles sequinned top, 100% silk, size 8, dry clean only. Worn once.

Ted Baker floral printed top, size 1 – worn a couple of times. Machine washable. Really pretty colours in this print and it nips in nicely at the waist.

NEXT knee length denim dress, size 8. Worn a couple of times (label now removed as the dress has been washed and ironed.)

Whistles utility trousers with zip detail, size 8. Much prettier blue/green than is shown in the picture.

The pieces below are priced at £7.50, well until you reach the £5 category!

Topshop spotted trousers, 7/8th length, size 10 (not a hugely generous 10 though) machine washable. As worn in a blogging feature in Easy Living Magazine!

Hush ankle length trousers (or slightly above depending on height!) 97% cotton, 3% elastane, size small, which in this style equates to more of a 6/8 rather than an 8/10.

Boden wool mix jumper, size 8, machine washable – good length so good with jeans/skirts etc.

Boden black wool jumper, wool mix, size 8 (same style as above) machine washable.

LK Bennett embellished purple bolero – XS, machine washable – good length to wear with dresses

Gerard Darel 100% silk blue and white printed blouse with belt (can be worn with or without) – size 36; generous size 8. Washes and irons beautifully. Small button missing from one cuff.

Jigsaw silk, modal and cotton top with bow detail, size S. Very forgiving style!

Zara cocoon style top, size small. Lovely with skinny jeans or trousers. Worn once or twice.

Coast printed dress, just above the knee, size 8 (more of a 6/8 I would say). Nice silky fabric, easy to wear.

Jigsaw cropped mohair and nylon black and navy printed jumper, size 8, handwash. Brilliant for layering!

Zara navy and black “fur” sweatshirt style top, size S.

Ted Baker silk backed cardi, size 1. Washing instructions say dry clean only but it’s fine on a hand wash cycle in the machine. Slight hole under arm which needs a stitch but this is more to manufacturing process, than wear.

GAP burgundy and camel striped long line 100% cashmere jumper, size XS (size 6 for this) – small hole on lower back. It says dry clean only but I’ve just washed it, as I do all cashmere, and it’s fine. £80 new.

Oasis wool mix dress with laser cut hem detail, size 8, dry clean only.

Zara slim (but not tight, more of a tailored fit) black leopard print trousers, UK 8, wash at 30 degrees. Definitely appeared on the blog when I had a party at home one Christmas!

Topshop navy peg style trousers, size 8.  Pockets trimmed with “leather”. Good with either flats or heels.

Coast 100% silk, vest style top with racer back, size S. There are poppers inside on the strap so that a bra strap can be worn without showing. Lovely under a blazer for a night out.

Kew navy boyfriend style cardigan with silver stripe worked through it (94% merino wool, polyester and metallic), size S. Never worn.

Hobbs NW3 purple V-neck wool jumper, cotton, silk and wool, size 6 (but a generous 6). Works well with a higher rise trouser or jean.

Cos fitted cardigan, size small, little frill on the shoulder. Worn only a couple of times.

Zara cream lace top, size S. So pretty and it goes with everything!


Kew navy marl (almost dark denim looking) open fronted cardi, size S never worn.

All of the items below are priced at £5

GAP printed trousers, UK size 8, so most shop’s equivalent of a size 10. Wished they loved me like I love them! Able to be washed and ironed.

Mango navy 100% cotton skirt – above the knee (on me at least). Really comfortable and great with a denim shirt or with a smarter top and heels. Size medium but it fits me so it’s more like a small!

Ted Baker navy silky (100% lyocell) top, size 1. Looks much better with a body in it!!

“Pure” cashmere navy tank style knit – size 8, quite fitted. Only worn a couple of times. The top picture is a more accurate reflection of the colour.

Hobbs red bolero style top, size 8 – lovely over work dresses. (There’s also a cerise one but it’s not shown here. Very similar style.)

GAP cobalt blue relaxed style knit, XS. Looser shape, great with skinny jeans or trousers.

Kingfisher blue 100% silk H&M shirt, machine washable. Worn only a few times but I noticed when ironing it that it’s a little thin in places – still has plenty of life left in it though.

Kew 100% linen tunic style top, size S – great on the beach. Comes to top of thigh.

Topshop sequinned double layered top, size 6 – one of my favourites, ever!

Zara pale pink and duck egg blue printed shirt with gold skull buttons, size S.

Monsoon Fusion pink lace top, size 8. Love the colour of this top!

Boden pink fitted t-shirt (not too tight) size 8.

Zara grey poncho/cape style top, size S. Great for the cooler mornings. Worn only a couple of times.

GAP sleeveless cardi, cotton, silk and modal, size XS cost £14.99 in the sale, never worn.

M&S beach cover up, size 8, 100% cotton brand new.

NEXT pale blue chino style trousers, size 8, 100% cotton, worn only a couple of times.

GAP  chino style khaki coloured trousers, 100% cotton, size 8 – again only worn a couple of times.

GAP true straight jeans in a 26/32 – worn in but not worn out!

COS 100% navy cotton top with Peter Pan style collar, size 36.


GAP very fine, soft, cord legging jeans – quite bright blue, 26/32

Grey/lilac GAP top with slight cross over and ruching down one side, size XS but it’s not desperately fitted. Nice with a white shirt layered underneath.

Zara silver sparkly shoes, size 5 – but a generous 5!

There are one or two extra pieces which I still need to iron and photograph but I thought that I would get these posted before the bank holiday weekend, so that everyone has a chance to take a good look at them. Have a fabulous break!


  1. Rachel Holt
    August 22, 2014 / 8:19 pm

    What a great idea! If only I were a size 8.. 🙁

  2. Melanie
    August 22, 2014 / 9:12 pm

    Some lovely things! But I'm nowhere near an 8, boo!

  3. Anonymous
    August 23, 2014 / 9:24 am

    Hi Beth, when you say knee length on items, how tall are you. Its just that length is dependant upon individual height. Thanks

  4. Sue
    August 23, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    My goodness you have been busy! I need to do my clear out too but I've been saying that for the last 5 years! Hope you are successful. I'm sure there will be some takers for the Topshop spotty trousers which Laura Fantacci has!

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