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Friday, 5 October 2012

Mum on the Run - "Doing a bit of a Gok!" (Just an idea)

It was lovely to hear from so many of you after the "Spotty Boden Coat post." It seems that a lot of us bought that particular coat in 2003 - and that a lot of us still have them lurking in our wardrobes. For anyone who decides to give theirs an outing this winter, I would love to see a picture.
 
Continuing along a similar theme, last week when I was shopping for last night's Style Event, I decided to take a fairly inexpensive piece and make it look more stylish and up to date - otherwise known as "doing a bit of a Gok"
 
So, here's what I chose:
 
One Cashmilon Crew Neck Round Jumper from M&S (£12, or £20 for 2. They come in a wide variety of colours, are machine washable and very soft.)
 

One animal print fur collar from M&S (£15)


and put them together to create (funnily enough) a - jumper with a fur collar!


As you all know, collars are a huge trend this season so instead of a fur one you could have a leather one (another big trend) a sparkly one or a beaded one (H&M has a good selection).


This fur collar is also substantial enough to be worn over a coat - I have a Christmas Day church service in mind for some reason here - and of course the jumper could be swapped for something slightly more fitted.


Just an idea for something to try with any jumper of which you have grown a little tired and which could do with a new lease of life.
 
Today I went up to Cheshire to do a casting for Marks & Spencer to work for them as an in store Stylist.  I have been lucky enough to be given a shiny new store to work in - M&S at Fosse Park. So, at the next cardholder event, which is at the end of November, you can come along and hear me doing  a presentation every hour, on the hour - probably along similar lines to the vlog that I did for Pavilions, but more indepth.
 
Have any of you seen the Bridget Jones films and in particular the one where her Mum works in a store with the device that cracks eggs (?) and also on QVC? For some reason I can't get that image out of my head. I fear that's what I may look like on the day! 
 
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Have been eyeing up a few collars, but I like this one better !!! I tried Primark for jumpers again today, but couldn't find anything that wasn't just 100% acrylic ( I just haven't got the knack!) - got a lovely half price Mac and £5 pjs from M and S though!!! X

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    1. Hi Applebypie - oh that's a shame about the jumpers - they were there last time I looked. More Fair isle and striped than anything else but the acrylic are fine layered over a cotton shirt. Love the sound of the emac and PJ's!

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  2. I love the use of the collars with knits. My question is this - do they work for women with a curvy bust? I really struggle to find knitwear to suit. H x

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    1. Hi! Round necks are harder for ladies with curvier busts, as are the fur collars, so I would opt for a long line fine knit cardi, to create the illusion of a v neck - the White Company has some great ones - but some detail around the neckline can look great. So, you could stitch some detail on to the neckline such as a fur or sequin trim. It's the same kind of idea but one which will suit your shape. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thank you - will look out for some x

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  3. Good luck with your new job Beth. Marie S

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    1. Thanks Marie - can't wait! It should be fun choosing the pieces to talk about. Apparently the ladies love the presentations which is great as I can't imagine anything worse than standing there talking, with no-one listening!

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  4. Oh Beth, I am laughing remembering that scene from Brigid Jones! Good luck with that - so exciting! Avril x

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    1. Me too! I am thinking of adopting her hair style -what do you reckon?!!! Hope that life is all good with you. x

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  5. Fosse Park, excellent. My nearest good M&S. Remind us nearer the time and I'll be there!
    Love the collar idea. I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.

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    1. Hi! I am there on 22/23 November but will remind you nearer the time. Please come and say "hi" if you are there. Would be great to meet you! Did you get the collar?!!

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  6. Have been reading your blog for a while now and although I read a couple of others, yours is really the best. Completely hits the mark, pricewise its realistic, ideas are achievable, a post every day, nothings too wacky, I could go on...., well done, brightens my day and has given me loads of ideas and a bit more ooomph, I'm only 44 but some days felt and looked so frumpy and beige, so you've pulled me out of a rut, thanks.

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    1. Thank you! That is so lovely of you to say so. I hope to keep bringing you more ideas and a bit more "ooomph"! I like that - I am sure that we could all do with a bit of that now and again! There's no need to feel frumpy and beige at your tender age - drop me a line any time! Beth

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  7. Great news, Fosse Park is on my doorstep! I have a few old tired crew neck jumpers crying out for a new lease of life, I'm going to be searching for collars soon, thank you for a brilliant tip! I think the device Bridget's mum demonstrated was called 'oef it off' (french spelling not up to par!) I think that was the funniest scene in the film!

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    1. Hi Sharon - great, you can come and make me laugh inappropriately in the middle of something!H&M has lots of sparkly collars if you fancy a little more bling.

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  8. Please can you let me know what colour the Cashmilion jumper is from M&S as it doesn't seem to resemble anything on their site? Thanks!

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    1. Hi, this one was navy but it just looks more of a royal blue when photographed. Sorry! They come in lots of colours and are so reasonably priced and soft too that they are worth taking a look at. H&M now has cashmere in too - £34.99 for a jumper, which is great. Fewer colours but lovely and soft.

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