A glamourous Mum in a glamourous outfit from Coast, Dune, Carvela and Jigsaw



A very beautiful lady!


Last night we held a Glamour Evening at school and I styled the fashion side of things. It was a joint event between myself and a friend who is an Arbonne representative, plus we had a hairdresser come along to do an “up do” on one of the models, a make-up artist, a team of ladies threading eyebrows and another lady promoting her teeth whitening business – so there was plenty going on. The entrance to the event was lit with tea lights (I can’t take credit for any of this) which made it look really pretty.


The board room was transformed – a little bit Winter Wonderland and a little bit Downton Abbey!


Well, what’s a mantelpiece for if not for displaying shoes….

…and the odd bag?


During the evening we covered a number of different events that might arise during the Christmas calendar and “black tie” was one of them. A lovely Mum from school had her hair and make-up done for the event.  In preparation for the event I chose this fabulously opulent Rita skirt from Coast (was £125, now £87.50) which I knew would make the most of her tiny waist and which I hoped that she would agree to wear – and luckily she did. [They are only available in limited sizes now but if anyone is desperate for a size 10, I have a spare one – although only at the full price.]



I’ve displayed the outfit in the pictures below and in addition to the skirt you can also see the bag that I used, which is from Dune (Now £52 instead of £65) as I wanted to pick up the blue in the skirt elsewhere in the outfit but this could just as easily be done in some shoes or in some jewellery.

I also opted for the Coast Sunnita jacket (£85 full price though it is available with a discount at some stores) as it has a nice neat fitted shape to it and I didn’t want to spoil the line of the skirt, some Stella & Dot earrings, a Coast thick gold bangle and Carvela Lacey shoes which have little spikes on the front and which were included just to add a bit of an edge to the outfit.


Carvela Lacey shoes – tricky to find right now, House of Fraser have sold out and the Very website has crashed but there will be some somewhere!

I also used this 100% silk cami from Jigsaw (now £35.10 instead of £39). These are fantastic for layering under jackets as they aren’t too tight, the V-neck isn’t too low and the straps are adjustable so they’re not constantly falling off your shoulders. They come in a whole range of colours too – just in case anyone is after something similar.

I hear that Santa may be buying this outfit for a black tie event which this lady has coming up. He sounds like my kind of chap!


  1. Avenue 57
    November 29, 2014 / 7:43 am

    WOW, what an event. That lady looks STUNNING

  2. School Run Mum
    November 29, 2014 / 8:53 am

    I completely love that outfit, your friend looks amazing in it. I have just bought a similar skirt and cannot wait to wear it at Christmas! Looks like a fab event x

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