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So.....what are we wearing this autumn?

(141 Posts)
HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:04:24

As summer seems to be non-existent this year (and depressingly some of DD2's lovely summer clothes have still got their tags on!) my thoughts are turning to autumn/winter.

What goes? (DCs and adults)

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 12:05:26

Eh? I am off to France in 3 weeks. I will then worry about school shoes, uniform etc. then I will get on to autumn clothing.

HuwEdwards Thu 12-Jul-07 12:06:27

bugger off - I am determined to have some sort of summer before being dragged into autumn discussions.

Butterbeertroot Thu 12-Jul-07 12:07:07

I have already sorted the dc's winter uniform [smug emoticon]

Nbg Thu 12-Jul-07 12:08:06

I'm looking forward to getting out of maternity wear and into some nice knitwear.

I hate really hot weather.

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 12:08:40

DS's is semi sorted. He will need new trousers and new shoes. But I am not buying the shoes now. But with any luck he will still be in shorts in September....

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:10:02

I am going to America next Fri for 3 weeks for a bit of sunshine (we must go where we can find it!)

Don't you find, though that all the best stuff for autumn/winter seems to come out right after the summer sales? After that, it's all christmas party wear and you can't get a decent coat or 'owt (that hasn't got fur/velvet/lurex on it somewhere)

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 12:13:42

see what you're saying. But I have no clue what there will be around this autumn. I do need a new coat. I have one from Zara with a major flaw - the buttons are really heavy so they are forever coming off, and I am always sewing them back on. Fortunately they tend to tinkle (are metal) when they drop off so I don't lose them.

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 12:14:31

i do have a yellow mac but I don't think yellow is very autumnal.

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:15:05

I think I tried that coat on last winter, Bozza.

Fortunately (for me ) one of the buttons was already hanging off, which alerted me to the design flaw.

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:17:25

I want to get DD2 a yellow mac-type jacket. You know, one of those oilskin types with a cotton lining. I have seen a nice petit bateau one, but it was about 50 quid . DD1 had one from La Redoute about 10 years ago, but I can't find them anywhere. Any suggestions?

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 12:17:28

Yes same here. I just got another coat from the rack. In fact, I actually searched through them. You are obviously of superior intellect and I am a bit of a numpty.

bozza Thu 12-Jul-07 12:18:34

DS had one once from Gap. Was lovely.

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:19:03

MrsBadger Thu 12-Jul-07 12:20:13

I will mostly be looking for a tweed coat (am fed up of black wool)

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:21:46

I don't want pink, I don't want lilac. I don't want characters, spotty or flowery. I can't have blue because she has a short bob, and people will think she's a boy (sad, but true)

I just want a yellow rubbery rain jacket with a nice cotton lining. But I will not pay 50 quid for one (even though it is exactly what I am after)

Surely it's not too much to ask?

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:22:51

aaah, MrsB.

Was hoping you would find us....

What kind of fit would you be seeking?

Tutter Thu 12-Jul-07 12:24:46

same as nbg

am looking forward to (please let it be true) moving down the clothes sizes into something close to my 'normal' one

outfits will probaby involve jeans and little tops. that's what i live in...

FirenzeandZooey Thu 12-Jul-07 12:26:11

oh god I don't know

I am still in "I have put on weight but am I going to wing it or do I need to buy new clothes" limbo

I would imagine there will be a lot of smockery with jeans and trousers and long sleeved tops under the short sleeved smocks

FirenzeandZooey Thu 12-Jul-07 12:27:01

Oh and I need some of those swing cardies

anyone seen some?

Tutter Thu 12-Jul-07 12:27:27

"lots of smockery"

love it

Tutter Thu 12-Jul-07 12:27:48

franny they are great (swing cardies)

leave it with me...

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:28:00


Was hoping we would be moving away from smocks. You can't move for smocks, atm and I will NOT (and can not) wear such things, vertically challenged as I am.

Tutter Thu 12-Jul-07 12:29:01

this kind of shape?

HolidayboundHorsewoman Thu 12-Jul-07 12:30:20

That's nice, Tutter.

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