Sunday, 26 October 2014

Scottish Get Away....

We are off to the Loch's for a wee half term break with friends....

Follow me on Instagram @schoolrunmum for holiday updates and rain worthy outfits!!!! 

Have a good half term all, catch up with you when I get back...Frances xxx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Supermarket Sweep

Style Theory: Brighten up the weekly grind of food shopping by picking up a few winter treats for yourself. The supermarkets are a great place to buy a couple key seasonal items for your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Sorting through and spotting the ideal pieces is the hardest part so I have had a good scout around and have pulled out my favourite items....

Spotlight on Sainsburys

Here is my selection of key pieces that caught my eye...

Love this skirt - I would pair with a black poloneck, black opaque tights and a pair of black pointed shoes for a 60s look.
Leopard Print Kilt £20
This sweater ticks the check trend..
Red Check Jumper £20
Looks fab with a contrasting check Sainsburys scarf..
TU Scarf (in store)
Sainsburys Faux Leather Skirt £22 (In Store)
I tried this on (sorry didn't take a photo) but I was seriously impressed by it, it is full, amazing fabric (faux leather but hangs beautifully), the only reason why I didn't buy it was because it was quite long, so for any taller ladies out there this is one for you..

This bag looks good 'in the flesh' would be a good addition to any wardrobe, wear with all black to add a pop of colour or clash up with camel coat and navy sweater and jeans for a cool, chic look.
Sainburys Red Bag £20 (also in black)
Another key accessory for AW14 is a tartan scarf, I bought this one and love it, it is a cheaper version of last years Zara's hit scarf..
Sainsburys Check Scarf £12
On the schoolrun!
Spotlight on Asda
Starting with a couple of coats that caught my eye...
Teddy Coat £25
A fun, very reasonable coat a play on the pink faux fur, super cosy. Style simply like the Pinterest streetstyle photo below..

Add a muted colour scarf..
Check Scarf £8
Asda have some good basic jumpers that can be thrown over a pair of skinny jeans or leather leggings..
V Neck Tunic £16
Contrast Sleeve Tunic £16
Try styling like this...
Style the sweaters with these leather Biker boots..
Leather Boots £35
I really like the Graduate Fashion Week collection at Asda for some different looks..these two items are most certainly quirky but add a little (reasonable designer difference to your wardrobe)
Graduate Fashion Week Patterned Jumper £16
Graduate Fashion Week Dress £30
For a Christmas party this is a very reasonable, very sparkly dress. I tried it on in store, it is a shift shape and would look fab with a pair of black opaques and shoe boots.

All Over Sequin Dress £25
Throw a biker jacket over the top to toughen up the look..or wear with a longline grey cardigan to make it look cool and casual.

My round up of Tesco will follow in my next post (their website is not working today so will post when it is back up!)

Are you a supermarket shopper, do you find yourself adding in a few items of clothing in your food shop?
As always I would love to hear your thought and comments, until next time Frances x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Autumn Inspiration

Style Theory: When in need of some outfit ideas, I take a browse through Pinterest and am soon full of inspiration. Here are some of my favourite looks inspiring me this Autumn and where to buy key items that will update your look in flash!
Key Item: Tartan Scarf
Mango Scarf £24.99
Key Item: Faux Leather Trousers
Zara Faux Leather Knee Patch Trousers £29.99
Key Item: Oversize Cream Sweater
Reiss Chalk Embellished Roll Neck £125
Key Item: Camel Coat 
H&M Camel Coat in a Wool Blend £59.99
Key Item: Slouch V Neck Sweater 
Similar (slightly out-there) wide legged leather trousers at Zara (I love!!)
Uniqlo Extra Fine Merino V Neck £19.90
Key Item: Red Coat
M&S Boucle Overcoat £111.20 (20% off)
Key Item: Camel Coat as above
Key Item: Cricket Jumper
H&M V Neck £24.99
Key Item: Black Culottes
Marks and Spencer £29.50
Key Item: Split Skirt
Topshop Premium D Ring Skirt £50
Key Item: Orange/Grey Cardigan/Coat
Atterley Road Pinta Cardigan £70
Key Item: Brown Knee High Boots
Steve Madden Carter Boots @ House of Fraser £135
Key item: Cream Woolly Coat
Zara £99.99
Breton: Petit Bateau £58

Sequin Jacket: Oui @John Lewis
Where is your 'go to' place for outfit ideas, magazines, streetstyle or do you enjoy browsing Pinterest?
As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, let me know which outfit inspires you? 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Winter Berries

Style Theory: Berry, Wine, Burgundy, the beautiful rich, deep, red colour is AW14 must have. Whether worn as a coat, cosy jumper or shoes, this warm hue will add a touch of winter decadence to any outfit.
Berry trainers look fab with a camel coat
Clash berry with pink for a cool look.
Toughen up your berry coloured coat by layering up over a biker jacket
Just adore everything about this outfit

Berry is a truly versatile colour, it looks fabulous with camel, navy, khaki and of course black. However, if you are feeling a little bolder wear with pink (my favourite combination) or orange for a statement look.

Here are a selection of some stunning Berry items available on the high street now:
Warehouse Winter Coat £95
This is a beautiful coat on, looks great without the (detachable) fur collar also. I tried this on yesterday, not a great photo but this may give you an idea of how it looks.

It is a lovely shape and looks cute on. I would take off the fur and wear with a huge navy tartan scarf as in the Pinterest photo above..this one from Ebay is perfect..
Ebay £18.20
I have never bought from this seller on Ebay so just double check feedback before buying!

A sweater is a great way to add a contemporary colour to an outfit. These sweaters are cosy and would look fab with skinny jeans (love this colour with khaki jeans)
Baukjen Roll Neck Jumper £129
Gap Merino Sweater £39.95
Most people have a pair of jeans at home in this berry colour from a few years ago. Why not pull them out and update your look by wearing them with a pink jumper, a khaki parka and a pair of Stan Smith trainers, these colours look great mixed up and make a cool style statement. If you do not have them already try these from Topshop..

Topshop Leigh Jeans £38
Here is what I teamed my jeans with last week..
Sweater: River Island
Jeans: Topshop
Trainers: Stan Smith
Or wear with a berry T-shirt for a coordinated look..
Topshop Zip Back Tee £18
Zara Faux Leather Pleated Skirt £39.99
Pair this skirt with the Gap merino sweater above and a pair of pointed snakeskin flat pumps.
Next Strap Detail Point Heels £35
Super elegant shoes, would add a beautiful touch of colour to a black jumpsuit or dress.

I have featured this bag before and I do love it, it ticks the trend perfectly. I would team with a camel coat.
Aldo Bag £50
This is such a warm, comforting colour and definitely will be featured again and again in my A/W14 wardrobe.

My Style 
This was an outfit from from last year but the colours still work this year.. 
Coat: M&S
Gilet: Primark
Sweater: zara
Jeans: 7ForAll Mankind
Trainers: Adidas Superstars
For a night out with my fab university friends. The first outing for my black M&S culottes, they are so amazingly comfortable and easy to wear, I am a huge culotte convert! We realised it was 20 years since we started university together (argghhhh!!) 
Sweater: Cos
Culottes: M&S
Jacket: Asos
Bag: Topshop
Scarf: Becksondergaard
Trainers: Adidas StanSmith
 For a day out and about shopping..
Sweater: Whistles
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Russell and Bromley
Bag: M&S
Coat: M&S

There concludes my round out of my fave berry items and a few of my outfits from the last week! Will you be indulging in the Berry trend, do you have lots of items accumulated from the last couple of years that you can wear this year?

As always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Frances xxx