The School Run(way)…


The weekend might be drawing to a close. The back to school/work blues might be looming over most households right about now but not here, not chez Mostly Mum, because we’re focusing on the nicest, most fabulicious part of the school run… the one thing that makes all that frenetically frantic early morning dashing about worthwhile… yes, you’ve guessed it… the school run(way), of course!

And today’s star turn is quite literally one of the most amazingly fabuliciously glam girls I know, my wonderfully fashion mum friend Abi! (Abi, even her gorgeous name conjures up all sorts of glam images of US soap stars from the ’80s… Abby Cunningham from Knots Landing, anyone?!)

I’ve known Abi since our days at postnatal pilates when our oldest children were babies (sniff, where does the time go?!) but I can quite honestly say that she looks even more uh-may-zing now than she did back then.

Her outfit today might have been in part inspired by Wonder Woman and it is no surprise as Abi is a real life Wonder Woman with everything she manages to juggle in her day-to-day life…

She is not only mum to two beautiful children and a wife to a great husband, this lovely lady is also the formidable force behind Abigail’s Party, a boutique pop up nightclub for grown-ups (for details on how you can book a place at her next event on May 6, see the links at the end of this post!) and not only that, she is studying part-time as well. Phew!

I know, a total inspiration, isn’t she? Just as is her choice of outfit for today’s post… Inspirational, a word that sums it up completely for me!

I know, I know, you’re all dying to find out where she got that beautiful starry scarf, the perfect print top, the tailored stripe jacket, the skinny jeans, that bag, those trainers…


Stars, stripes and skinny jeans, Mostly Mum very much approves! 💋❤️💋

So, without further ado, I will put us all out of our misery and tell you what Abi told me…

Ready, steady, go…

The outfit deets…


Abi’s super sleek tailored jacket comes from Karen Millen and cost around £250 when she picked it up twelve years ago… Twelve years! I know! It probably looks even better now than it did then, just like our girl Abi! 💖


Abi’s gorgeous flower print top is Whistles from Next Directory Label and was priced at £90 last year. So perfect for spring! And how well does it go with that beautifully blue star print…


Which, quite frankly was a steal  at £30 from Bentalls last year! So love it! 💞


OMG! I adore that bag and am not at all surprised as the ever stylish Abi picked it up two years ago from fashionista fave Chloé for around £450. The tan shade, the fringing… it is so Mostly Mum but, then again, not surprising as Abi and I always did share a similar taste for the… um… finer things in life! A-dor-able!  💟


And Converse strikes again! One of our other school run(way) mums, Kelly, had the most gorgeous glittery trainers from Converse but Abi’s star print style, £30 from Brand Alley, is equally divine!


Those sunglasses just scream glam. (Note to self: find similar for the summer!) Abi picked hers up from Tom Ford (naturally!) for around £230 last year.


And last but not least, Abi’s classic stretch skinny jeans (so Kate Moss!) are from Next’s current season (yay!) and cost a mere £45. Love, love, love! 💓

Now… breathe…

And where does our super glam girl like to shop?

Bentalls – check!

Brand Alley – check!

ASOS – check!

Mostly Mum couldn’t have put it better herself, Abi!

Any superstar style icons?

‘Current – it would probably have to be Kate Moss!’ Abi confessed.

Not surprising, Abi, as her casual chic uniform of scarf, jacket and skinny jeans is almost as fabulous as yours! 😘

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Kate, wearing a fabulous tailored jacket and skinny jeans (just like our Abi!), as the new face of Mango in 2012.

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The ever stylish Kate (as is our Abi!❤️) , in her go-to uniform of silk scarf, jacket and skinny jeans, pictured at a gala screening in 2007.

And any past style icons?

‘Marilyn Monroe – I love the blonde hair, the black eyeliner, the red lips and the glamour!  😊’ Abi tells me.

My thoughts exactly, sweetheart!

It almost goes without saying, really!

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The lips, the hair, the air of unrivalled glam… Abi’s star style is so reminiscent of all-time fashion icon Marilyn, pictured around 1953.

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Here’s looking at you, Abi… oops… Marilyn, (they are both so gloriously glam that they could be interchangeable 💞), photographed in 1955.

And there you have it, folks!

Another beyond fabulous school run(way) complete!

I’m now off to plan my outfit for the morning…

If you enjoyed reading this post even half as much as I enjoyed writing it, please don’t forget to like, comment and/or share…

Oh and one more thing… please take a moment to check out the details posted below for Abi’s next event in a few days time. The VIP tables are nearly all booked up so gotta get in quick!

Until next time…

💋 Mostly Mum

Abigail’s Party, Clubbing for Grown Ups!
May Day Bank Holiday Sunday 6th May 9pm – 3am
The Viper Rooms, Kingston
Whatever you want to boogie to – we’ve got it covered! House, Disco, Soul & Funk, there’s a groove for everyone at Abigail’s Party. Join us at The Viper Rooms on May 6th for our Big Bank Holiday Bash!
Ticket link


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