29 and dont know what to wear.

(35 Posts)
pipsqueakz Sat 24-Aug-13 17:41:15

That's it really. I need a make over. I feel I dress too young for my age. I'm a mum of three fgs. I've been wearing same clothes for years. All battered and mishapened. Very neglected. Help advice needed.

pipsqueakz Mon 02-Sep-13 15:19:31

Theresmoretolife have to agree as £115 for an outfit is way outta my league for school run!

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pipsqueakz Mon 02-Sep-13 12:46:42

Thanks Zoe will have a look at that site when get chance.

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pipsqueakz Sun 01-Sep-13 21:16:32

Thanks catamoungst. And all for your views. Well I've dyed my hair nice ash blonde bought a couple pairs of skinny jeans and jumpers. Shoes next on list. Am watching eBay on the side and going to look at the wardrobe situation when kids are back to school. Ooh my youngest starts nursery on Tuesday am very proud mummy but feeling v old sad

mrspaddy Wed 28-Aug-13 22:35:00

I am a couple of years older but I love tops like these

www.oasis-stores.com/pretty-bird-ruffle-shell-top/clothing/oasis/fcp-product/3190376000

With longline cardis over or those long tops under. Oasis tops don't seem to wear out, need much drying or ironing.

Also love pretty blouses from miss selfridge or monsoon.

phoolani Wed 28-Aug-13 22:29:58

Sorry...I can see now you're 29...must read OP in future.

phoolani Wed 28-Aug-13 22:28:42

How old are you? I'm laughing at the posts on here saying 'I'm 29 so can't wear such-and-such'. There's nothing you can't wear at 29! Cept maybe a cut-off top (but even then only if you've had kids and only then because frankly, it's too distracting for yourself)! The simplest way to update your wardrobe without doing anything too radical: get yourself some cropped trousers. Easy to wear but smarter and different to jeans (and your joggers) and they'll see you through autumn (and spring) looking weather-appropriate without flashing any real amount of skin (so you don't have to even get rid of any wayward hair except for an inch around your ankles)! Can very happily be worn with flats, too (ankle boots when it turns colder). And look at your wardrobe? What's in there that you do wear that you like? Then concentrate on looking for updated versions of those things.

CatAmongThePigeons Wed 28-Aug-13 22:10:55

here is the Princessing thread, we're all in it together (Starts 1st Sept).

Birthday cake is lovely, best cake there is. Don't be despondant over the skinnies not fitting, sizing varies so widely even within a brand. I'm a size 14 too.

If you could pick your favourite outfit, what would it be?

Oh and Pinterest is great online scrapbook, it can really help find out what you like and put them into albums to see what goes with what. It is really addictive, so be warned wink

pipsqueakz Wed 28-Aug-13 21:12:34

Was meant to say grumpiness more frumpiness and grumpiness lol.

pipsqueakz Wed 28-Aug-13 21:11:00

Never touched pinterest cat and where do I get that thread cartoon :/ another day of grumpiness for me bought s lush pair of skinnies to find I can't get them past my knee I'm now a size 14. Very low scoffing some more birthday cake sad

oh I like that idea, sort of training yourself.

CatAmongThePigeons Wed 28-Aug-13 15:50:06

It may help you feel more comfortable, I think it takes time and a decent style skirt to help though- I wore my midi skirt with short leggings for ages as I wasn't comfortable having bare legs all the way up.

cat will it help me feel like I can wear a skirt? I love them but feel silly when I put a skirt on.

CatAmongThePigeons Wed 28-Aug-13 15:17:38

Come and join us on the princessing thread- 100 days to princess/Amazon Queen ourselfs, it may help your confidence?

I'm 27, have only discovered a vague fashion sense recently, but I am a skinnies/midi skirt/ maxi skirt kinda girl.
A boho look can look v. V. Stylish, so youre half way there!

pipz your not old! just lost your way. do you use pintrest?

pipsqueakz Tue 27-Aug-13 19:26:19

Hi all been off here as both my older dcs birthdays this week. I think when all back to school next week I will have a good chat with myself and a look around. I don't really like primark their clothes seem to become very mishaped when wash and cheap thin material. I try sainsburys George f&f as basics and find new look jeans a good fit. I'm more a flat shoe person my back won't take heels. I just don't feel very feminine and my husband politely tells me I have grey hairs! I'm a full on mess! The hair dye is happening on Thursday get ds birthday out of the way tomorrow. I think that's making me feel old too. It doesn't help I have little confidence. And with fashion confidence is a must I think. I think my style is quite boho. But I'm stuck and confused especially with the great British weather and knowing what to wear. Hand holding please! Really stuck. I'm such a plain Jane.

yeh! look it up bicester village. grin

gindrinker Tue 27-Aug-13 17:47:31

All saints? bicester outlet? That's only 35 mins from me.
Why didn't I know this?

MamaTo3Boys Tue 27-Aug-13 17:37:45

Me too! Haha I look that young that I get asked for ID for scratch cards fgs! I'm 26! Lol x

gindrinker Tue 27-Aug-13 17:29:48

Gah double posting!

gindrinker Tue 27-Aug-13 17:25:54

Currently I'm wearing blue straight leg next jeans and a grey marl teeshirt from new look with grey converse.
I tend to buy clothes from gap, new look, m+s limited collection, miss selfridge and very occasionally French connection. Basics from h+m or supermarkets. Also quite like Ebay.
I'd like to wear all saints but the budget doesn't allow for it.

I pick clothes carefully now. If I don't love it I don't buy it. If the fit is off I don't buy it, if the colour isn't quite right I don't buy it. When I was 18 I was a lot more tolerant of poorly fitted clothes. I own less clothes but I wear them more and like them more.

I still dress like a teenager sometimes.

missdd I love pinterest for inspiration. but I often fine I love things but don't have the confidence to wear them.
a couple of months a go I got a pj style shirt from h&m I love that style but have no idea what to put it with. I was searching for a pic of it to show you all and found it in an outfit on a blog post! so theres one idea already http://thefancypantsreport.com/2013/01/14/ootd-going-bananas-in-pajamas/
sorry not sure how to convert the link from my phone confused .

MissDD1971 Tue 27-Aug-13 15:55:39

oh River Island apparently has nice shoes for going out and also has some nice tops/t-shirts too.

MissDD1971 Tue 27-Aug-13 15:54:54

IIWY, I'd try and work out my style first.

Then, do you want cheap and cheerful (Primark etc great for updating as are New Look) or do you want more middle or even high end?

Whistles are great for on-trend but expensive pieces which tend to last longer. Cos are lovely if you're taller and slim as are &Other Stories (seems to be younger and trendier than Cos).

I'd go into Oasis, Top Shop, Joules etc and just try on. Maybe go with a friend.

Create a look-book of stuff you like then either Pinterest it or post links to stuff you want to buy here. Skinny jeans, Ash Boots etc are popular here but they may not suit you and do you want to look like a lot of other people (not dissing people like that, I wear same!) or are you more Rock Chick/Emo/Sporty etc. Some women I know look fab in sports gear I don't, not much.

If it's basics for everyday and you want kid friendly stuff Hennes and Divided (their younger range) has great basics and fashion bits. Uniqlo good for basics too but I find them a bit boring. Sometimes TK Maxx turns up bargains. And places like Sainsburys, some great basics etc.

Then we have evening wear - again, do you go out with partner/girlfriends etc? Have a look and see what suits you. Do you like sequins, peplum tops etc?

Good luck. smile

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