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smithy100 Mon 04-Feb-13 22:08:48

What do you wear everyday? I need to know...need new ideas for day to day outfits. I'm stay at home mum with 3 small dc, 2 at primary school I don't get dressed up for work. Wear jeans everyday and it's boring! Help me mn style people x

libertychick Mon 04-Feb-13 23:28:00

Check out the 'What are you wearing today threads?' loads of ideas and lots of people who post are on the school run.

elskling Tue 05-Feb-13 01:32:28

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TheCatInTheHairnet Tue 05-Feb-13 01:35:35

One of the frumpy IVF mums?!!!!

MechanicalTheatre Tue 05-Feb-13 01:41:03

They probably sneer at you because you're looking down your nose at them.


KristinaM Tue 05-Feb-13 02:18:55

Middle aged AND large?? Really, how shocking! They couldn't possibly be stylish then , could they? Style belongs to the young and thin, dontcha know

Twogoodreasons Tue 05-Feb-13 03:55:20

If it's cold - I wear a jumper.
If it's raining - I wear a coat.
I'm not sure why I'm posting though because I'm middle-aged and slightly overweight. I conceived without IVF though, so on the bright-side- I can sneer at them hmm.
I'll never understand why anyone would worry about what to wear to collect their kids from school. The only people who would notice are like elskling and let's face it - who cares what snooty "yummy mummies" think. wink

chubbymomie2012 Tue 05-Feb-13 06:26:23

God I wish there was a like tab beside these comments. I also have children at a school in a "posh" area. I quite often find myself running my dd to school in my yoga pants and t shirt and feel unable to get out of the car as its full of "yummy mummy's" or as my OH calls them "snobby bitches"!

WildRumpus Tue 05-Feb-13 06:51:22

Ok - ignoring the completely bizarre 'frumpy IVF mums' comment. Smithy - my children are similar age. I get stuck in a jeans rut too. Try skinny combats with a slouchy jumper or leggings & tunic? I'm hanging out for better weather so I can wear dresses more. A denim shirt dress can usually withstand life with small toddlers pretty well. It's tricky when everything gets snotty noses smeared on it and banana & weetabix rubbed on it (or is that just my kids?).

ellangirl Tue 05-Feb-13 06:53:03

There's a middle ground surely? I understand why you would want to feel and look good everyday , school run or otherwise. The op didn't say she cared what anyone else thought, just wants some new ideas.
OP perhaps look at 'school gate style' blog?

civilfawlty Tue 05-Feb-13 06:55:05

Surely frumpy IVF is a typo. I mean, i dont know what for. But it's so WEIRD...

ellangirl Tue 05-Feb-13 06:55:54

Her other posts are just as funny civil...

Bunbaker Tue 05-Feb-13 06:59:55

"I dress nicely every day, with the weather at the moment its usually boots and a coat. But in the summer I wear lovely dresses and always wear heels, and do my hair and make up. One of the frumpy IVF mums told me I was very dressed up for the school run, but better that than looking like a terrible slob with baggy tracksuit and frizzy hair! Ours is quite a fancy school, where most mums are middle aged and large, Im the only yummy mummy and they all sneer at me!"

I wonder why (sarcastic comment).

I used to wear what was appropriate for the weather and what I was doing that day. On work days I wore heels and make up on non work days jeans and trainers. I never bothered "dressing up" just to take DD to school. I had never heard of school run chic until I started on mumsnet.

RoadtoSussex Tue 05-Feb-13 07:03:49

My top tip for getting dressed in the morning is to wear an apron over your work clothes until just before you leave the house.

Non work days, nah, don't bother!

Sulawesi Tue 05-Feb-13 07:11:04

blimey elskling, no wonder everyone looks down their collective noses at you (and they are probably laughing not sneering). What an attitude!

Got many mum friends? Thought not hmm

fromparistoberlin Tue 05-Feb-13 08:03:18

eskling, may I be the first to congratulate you on your huge EGO!!!!!

you get none of this shite in the office thank fuck

AmberNectarine Tue 05-Feb-13 08:14:58

Yeah, bet those IVF mums are just jealous of your glamorous and fertile womb, eh?


AmberNectarine Tue 05-Feb-13 08:17:52

Now in a separate post because that one will clearly be deleted, OP, you can't go wrong with high rise skinnies, a fine knit slouchy jumper, nice big scarf and ankle boots. You won't win any prizes for imagination but you will look well put together and crucially won't look like an overly made up tranny tottering in stripper heels that all the other mums will laugh at wink

Clickmyredshoes Tue 05-Feb-13 08:18:59

Also have a look at the schoolgatestyle blog, I have ended up buying a few things she has shown, most recent purchase,default,pd.html

smithy100 Tue 05-Feb-13 08:25:19

Thanks peeps that gave me ideas, the Ivf comment must be a wind up! Don't really understand how you can call someone that anyway. I'll look at some blogs...and do some online shopping, maybe I won't end up with another pair of jean;)

joliejolie Tue 05-Feb-13 08:28:14

Great comment Amber! grin

TheWombat Tue 05-Feb-13 08:28:48

Arf @ AmberNectarine, I just howled at that. Click that is a lovely top, is it quite fine-knit?

Emo76 Tue 05-Feb-13 08:29:30

If you like jeans, perhaps experiment a bit with different washes and styles? Maybe lighter or coloured denim for spring.summer? skinnies tucked in to boots or with flats? Is there anyone you see on the school run whose style you like and could mimic in a non stalking manner?!

Bessie123 Tue 05-Feb-13 08:32:24

Hmm, I wear jeans and a jumper and warm boots and my hair sometimes goes frizzy and I look a mess. Sometimes I forget to look in the mirror all day. Should I be having ivf <confused>

Eliza22 Tue 05-Feb-13 08:37:03

I DEMAND to know? Could I be a IVF mum, without actually knowing?

Glad to hear OP, that you have some ideas from this post.

Ellangirl.... You sound charming, and stylish and as you say, you're NOT large and don't have frizzy hair. I have no idea why other mums aren't falling over themselves to merely touch the hem of your gown, at the school gate confused. slinks away to apply paw full of serum to hair

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