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(6 Posts)
waxlyrical Fri 24-Jun-11 20:13:13

you buy something thinking you look "cutting edge" and individual but actually this fails because you're too old/frumpy. Does anyone else find this? Recent buy = flat hush puppy sandals to wear with summer dresses in a "quirky" way. More recent realisation = just look like old lady. Please reassure me I'm not alone.

madammecholet Fri 24-Jun-11 20:28:03

You honestly bought hush puppy sandals thinking you were 'cutting edge'?

Thank goodness you have seen the light, can you take them back?

waxlyrical Fri 24-Jun-11 20:40:23

No tis too late I fear. At the time I thought I was making a quirky anti-fashion statement to contrast with my, (in my mind anyway ), cutting edge attire - but I'm a mum of 2 in in my 40's FGS blush

TattyDevine Fri 24-Jun-11 20:44:47

Chic Ironique...

ohhappyday Fri 24-Jun-11 20:50:21

WAX I've felt like this since I was in my mid twenties (i'm your age group) your not alone honey your not alone, I look at other women who seem to spend very little on clothes, make up etc and they look amazing. I can spend a small fortune and still feel and look like a sack of spuds. I would love to look classic and sleek think Bree Van de Kamp but It never seems to work like that I'M SICK OF IT also, I work like mad at keeping fit but still feel and look chunky

marilynwhirlwind Fri 24-Jun-11 22:26:56

You are not alone. However I don't feel any less liberated or quirky in my 40's than I was in my 20's (although I was a lot slimmer then). In fact I feel I made far more mistakes in my 20's. The great thing about being older is that a) You've got a far better idea about what suits you b) Nobody actually notices your mistakes (unless too much flesh is involved), they only notice when you get it right.

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