Was just waiting for someone to come along and say '£400 to spend on clothes?! You'll be a student with a child, be sensible'
or something equally 'helpful'.
I am going to take DH with me as he is actually a much better shopper than me. I tend to poke my head in the door and go 'meh' if I don't spot something immediately. He will make me try on stuff I wouldn't have even given a second glance to.
Am hoping my leaving do hangover isn't too monnstrous, otherwise might just go and hang out in Debenhams and make a personal shopper do the legwork!
Need a pair of flat slouchy type boots too I think if going to get away with tights / leggings.
do ya know when I was a mature student I just went in my style of regular clothes - sometimes jeans and stuff but also sometimes more 'grown up' clothes. If student funky is a long way from how you normally dress you might just look like you are trying too hard. IMO spend your hard-squirreled pennies on clothes you like, for example what you would wear if you were going out with mates for lunch. Have fun.
Osmosis - I am trying to do the same thing - albeit on a much smaller budget. I am 30 with the same build and will also be a mature student so have been racking my brains considering what I will need clothes wise for the next 3 years.
Sod Bristol - come over to Sheffield and we can shop together On second thoughts probably not such a good idea. I am so indecisive I will drive you mad
Could I ask you if you are buying a new bag too? I am getting public transport so need a cheapish one that will hold all my books without breaking whilst still being funky. I did start another thread on this but I think it died without anyone responding as I can't find it now. What will you be studying btw?
. Sally - I love scarves but <<whisper>> I never know how to tie them in that funky way that everyone else does and always end up looking like an idiot. Can you whisper to me how to tie them so I can fit in. Sshhhh - don't tell anyone else BTW!
I already have a massive collection of huge scarves. It's the one thing I do quite well. Complete accident, it just happened one day and I thought 'oh wow, i look like one of those cool scarf people'
I have a massive fake leather bag from topshop. Will hold some books and a small file. Have practised. twas £35 I think and it's YELLOW!!! Jeez. I never thought I would own anything yellow. Also had other colours. I love it and I normally hate handbags. Prefer pockets stuffed full of crap.