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Can you picture this with white jeans at sports day?

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Bluebell123 Mon 20-Jun-11 19:03:12

cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ted-Baker-red-silk-mix-kaftan-dress-BN-68-size-8-10-12-/180664988256?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D2%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D784391856534681179#ht_500wt_922

I think it's really pretty

SkivingAgain Mon 20-Jun-11 20:23:04

Looks loverly, 'ave it!! grin

usualsuspect Mon 20-Jun-11 20:24:55

Don't sit on the grass

CybilsLiberty Mon 20-Jun-11 20:32:36

arf at sports day outfit

pointydog Mon 20-Jun-11 20:44:21

You are planning an outfit for sports day?

scurryfunge Mon 20-Jun-11 20:47:30

no, you have to wear this

dustyhousewithdustypeople Mon 20-Jun-11 21:06:29

Yes, it's lovely, but I'm worried about your white jeans on grass.

madammecholet Mon 20-Jun-11 21:50:21

Lol at sports day outfit! Really? Or are you jesting with us?

Bluebell123 Tue 21-Jun-11 12:29:50

V amused/bemused by your responses. Sports Day is a whole day social for the parents and kids where we are and everyone makes an effort to make a great day, bring picnics and food to bbq etc etc

If you find the idea of turning up to sports day in anything except a trackie too terrifyingly middle class you would be horrified by another school locally where parents arrive the night before sports day to pitch their gazebos in prime positions and bring flagpoles so they can fly their family crests.

Thought i had posted on a style thread. Why are you all on here if you not interested?!!

notyummy Tue 21-Jun-11 12:55:40

Nice.

Make sure the underarms aren't too tight or it will interfere with your sprinting.

There were a range of outfits on display at our (very ordinary state primary) sports day last week, from 'couldn't give a toss' right through to some carefull planned ones....but the scary teachers ensured that nearly all the parents in attendance did either the mummies or daddies race. Worth thinking about!

(I tried to hedge my bets in kne length cargo shorts with a mango floral tee and flat sandals. Bitterly regretted not slipping my trainers in my bag when I had to race barefoot and came second. Second!! With the right footwear I couldabeenacontender.

CatIsSleepy Tue 21-Jun-11 13:00:48

why are we here? idle amusement at the thought of buying an outfit for sports day, i expect

Bluebell123 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:03:29

Notyummy am hugely impressed! My kids would have died of pride if I had come second in anything.

I cannot imagine anything more hideous than mothers' races and, fortunately, our school must agree as they don't have one.

Thanks to those of you who made positive comments, think I will get one.

Bluebell123 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:05:27

Big wide world out there catissleepy!

notyummy Tue 21-Jun-11 13:08:17

Yes, fairly hideous. My first year as DD in reception so no idea what to expect. Teacher had a GREAT line in 'healthy lives and setting an example to our children that exercise is something we support and take part in - this should be FUN!' Cue about 80% of the parents heaving a guilty sigh and lining up....

beautifulswan Tue 21-Jun-11 13:10:06

All the mums make a big effort at my school too, nothing unusual about planning an outfit!

The top's lovely. Especially if you have dark hair. Do you have dark hair?

stayathomegardener Tue 21-Jun-11 13:10:53

I came last in the adults egg and spoon race once-nothing to do with what I was wearing.

FranSanDisco Tue 21-Jun-11 13:14:44

Oh this was a serious question blush. Sport's Day outfit? Gosh shock.

FranSanDisco Tue 21-Jun-11 13:18:01

Well, planning an outfit from what's in ones wardrobe may not be too unusual but buying something specially for sport's day is unusual I think for the vast majority hence some of the comments on here I guess.

PippiLongBottom Tue 21-Jun-11 13:20:59

I was asked at sports day if I was going to a festival hmm. I had denim shorts, Lycra tights, black vest, festival style waterproof coat and me wellybobs.

I was sat on my camping chair with a face like a slapped arse, reading my book in between races.

Not much in common with yours OP.

ExitPursuedByAKitten Tue 21-Jun-11 13:22:50

My DD's Sports Day has just been rained off. sad

MmeLindor. Tue 21-Jun-11 13:22:56

<snort> at sports day fashion.

Um. Sorry. Ok.

I like it, but am concerned about white jeans and grass stains, tbh.

Bluebell123 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:25:10

Yes beautifulswan, dark brown hair. Thanks v much.

fransandisco, your wardrobe is evidently more extensive than mine ... And i wasnt planning to chuck the top in the bin after the last race is run, suspect it will be worn to death, like everything else I own. If i had anything faintly wearable in my wardrobe, rest assured I would be dragging it out!

beautifulswan Tue 21-Jun-11 13:25:49

We could just assume the OP has nothing suitable in her wardrobe? Hasn't bought anything new for a while? Just wants to buy a new top? All the comments just provide a bitchy undertone I feel, shame.

Bluebell123 Tue 21-Jun-11 13:28:13

Am intrigued by references to grass stains!!! Was planning on watching events unfold from my chair with a glass of pimms. No plans for any long jump or shotputting

Lizzylou Tue 21-Jun-11 13:28:15

OOh that is a lovely tunic, would look lovely with white jeans.

Your sports day doesn't sound like ours either, am intrigued by the school whose parents erect flagpoles for the family crests the night before.

I am going to get the kids to create our very own crest, I'd like badgers in it in some form. I expect they'll ruin it by adding something out of Star Wars.

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