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I want to buy myself something to cheer myself up but...

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Karbea Thu 14-Jul-11 13:39:01

I'm really down at the mo, been signed off work for two weeks.

I've put on a bit of weight lately, and I've recently got married after a whirlwind relationship. I kind of don't know who I am. I'm 37, and up until a year ago I was acting like I was 27, went clubbing all the time, wore very short dresses etc. For some reason (even if I could fit in my old clothes) they just feel wrong. I'm short 5th, but I want knee length clothes, that suit a 37 year old, but I don't kmow where to start, just browsed asks and everything is either maxi, or thigh length...
Please inspire me, I want a nice outfit to make me feel good about myself...

Thanks x

MissWooWoo Thu 14-Jul-11 16:25:10

a nice dress always perks me up - these are all knee length



night out


faustina Thu 14-Jul-11 17:25:04

this is rather nice - at least I hope it is - I've just ordered one.

faustina Thu 14-Jul-11 17:25:33

madammecholet Thu 14-Jul-11 17:28:03

THAT is a complete bargain Faustina, I have other VWA stuff and tis tempted by this by worry about no sleeves...<suppose could wear a cardie>

ThumbsNoseAtSnapewitch Thu 14-Jul-11 17:28:18

I feel for you. I have troubles clothes shopping now as the vast majority of trendy clothes shops here in Australia are full of things that only skinny teens should be wearing and I would not only feel stupid but look it too, were I to try them on, let alone buy and wear them in public.

The extra weight's a bitch too sad

How about a new haircut and colour? Different style? Might cheer you up more than the clothes thing.

PollyRoxs Thu 14-Jul-11 17:56:18

MissWooWoo has suggested some great things. I am 37 too and know where you are coming from. Have a browse in Wallis, I know Wallis shock but you may be pleasantly surprised. It isn't that pricey but has some nice dresses, tunics and tops that can be teamed with jeans or trousers.

Also treat yourself to a pair of statement heels, there are some really funky ones out there in places like Schuh. They always make me feel younger, when I need a bit of a lift.

Hope this helps.

brookeslay Thu 14-Jul-11 18:39:31

Yes Polly I agee careful selection of Wallis the blog I read Libertylondon girl has loads of Wallis items I loved a cherry dress that sold out Grrr... and some of the tops are good. Zara has some great capris that make for feel slinky for 19.99.

MissWooWoo Thu 14-Jul-11 18:40:56

oops, meant LBD

I second what Snapewitch said about a new haircut, it really can work wonders

faustina Thu 14-Jul-11 19:46:59

it is a bargain isn't it mme - I love the NAP sale! I think you can dress it up or down - cardigan, jacket - anything really!

wicketkeeper Thu 14-Jul-11 19:53:26

Why does it have to be knee length? The important thing is to be flexible - if you've still got the legs for it, you can get away with something above the knee - and the new maxis are so easy to wear (I've just bought a couple, and I'm 50). Don't ever say 'I don't wear x, y or z' - that's the quickest way to make yourself look dated.

Karbea Fri 15-Jul-11 14:55:25

wicket I just feel "odd" wearing something above the knee at the mo, I feel like my legs are chunky. Last night dh took me out for dinner, and all I felt I looked "ok" in was jeans, I ended up wearing my spanx underneath them... sad

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