Showing posts with label Dickens and Jones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dickens and Jones. Show all posts

Monday, 16 May 2011

Mum on the Run - It's cold. Bring back the tights!

I don't know about you but recently I feel that I have been in limbo - rather like when Kate was dumped by Prince William - would she or wouldn't she be the next Queen of England?  Except my being in limbo didn't stem from whether Prince William wanted to marry me or not but rather, will it be warm today? 

There I was, merrily jigging along (probably a bit like Kate pre-dumping), the sun was shining, the winter clothes had been put away and I was certain that it was set to stay like that until October and then bam!  Here we are, cold again.  I was resolute in my refusal to dig out the tights but then I realised that I couldn't continue to wear trousers and thick socks until the sun came out again.  So, whilst Kate hit Mahiki with lots of young men to show Wills what he was missing, I have resorted to wearing tights as I refuse to be backed into a corner by the weather. I doubt my wearing tights again will have little impact on anything of any significance but the point is this - I have taken control again and you know what, I feel much better for it.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Mum on the Run - Chic Accessories

In this case my chic accessory is Peppa Pig - who is peeping out of my bag.  Well, there's no reason why a pig can't travel in style is there?!  I was working this morning and I don't know about you but at the moment I find the weather a bit tricky. Fairly cold first thing but then really warm by about 11.00am. 

I wore some new navy peg leg trousers.  What I like about them is that they feel like silk but are made of tencel (polyester).  I must see if they crackle when I take them off in the dark!  They can be machine washed and cost £39.50 from the Portfolio range at M&S.  I removed the belt, which felt a bit cheap and put my skinny leopard one on instead. 

Peg trousers can be tricky to wear if you carry more weight on your hips as they can add bulk but tencel is not too rigid so that helps. They also need at least a bit of a heel and whatever top you are wearing needs either to be tucked in or finish just above the waistband. I wore a bright pink top underneath for colour and added a cropped 1950's style jacket. 

Trousers M&S, Top Zara, Jacket Dickens & Jones, Shoes Clarks, Bag LK Bennett

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Mum on the Run - Bright Colours

Yep -and what bright colours they are!  I was on the breakfast show with Joanne Malin on BBC Radio WM and, despite the grey clouds which had formed, decided to go with something from my spring wardrobe and which also tapped into one of the major trends this summer - bright colours.    I toned it all down with some black but would also be happy to swap the black jacket, tights and boots for a cream swing cardi and wedges when the weather warms up enough. 

Outfit: Skirt Dickens & Jones (House of Fraser); Top Oasis, Jacket Gap, Boots Oasis