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anyone in their late 20's???Please help me!

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mad4myboys Mon 07-Sep-09 19:21:10

i'm 28 this month and i have a 3 yr old ds1 and 9 month old ds2. I have always looked younger than my age, still get asked for id, and my height of 5'4 doesnt help me! I always feel like people look at me at think 'oh teenage mum' (nothing against those that are) I dont think my clothes help me but what do you wear in your late 20's???

my ds2 has an illness that is being investigated at the mo and he is very time consuming and i dont get alot of sleep etc etc. i always make sure i have make up on when i go out. Generally i wear smart ish jeans with either my sketcher trainers or flip flops (will be boots in autumn!) And if hot a tshirt, or a long sleeve tshirt or coat etc depending on weather.

So please tell me what a 28 year old mum of young children generally wear?? I know i'll be saying the opposite in 5 years but i want to look my age!!!!

mrswill Mon 07-Sep-09 20:29:03

Im just turned 30, only just!! I sound about the same stamp as you, look younger, small etc. I generally wear leggings, jeggings ( although they are a source of dispute on here), skinnies, with dresses generally floral, or tunics. Also vests with cardis over. Im into shirt dresses at the mo too, ive found lovely ones in peacocks, that are much nicer than the ones ive paid a lot for. Im usually in flat shoe boots or flipflops most of the time too.
www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&s toreId=12556&categoryId=174507&parent_category_rn=42325&productId=1356971&langId=-1http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag= &catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=177613&parentcategoryrn=118411&productId=1270839&langId= -1]]
www.newlook.co.uk/1733994/173399418/ProductDetails.aspx
brands i seem to wear a lot of for casual is yuki, mina, french connection, topshop or my new love - peacocks. Its what you feel comfortable in i suppose. Hope your little boy gets better soon.

mrswill Mon 07-Sep-09 20:30:53

Hang on let me do that link again

www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&s toreId=12556&categoryId=177613&parent_category_rn=118411&productId=1270839&langId=-1

mad4myboys Tue 08-Sep-09 19:36:51

thanks for replying. I prefer to wear heels but find that they just arent practical for me for the day. I find the leggings/dress thing makes me look younger!!

notjustapuppymum Tue 08-Sep-09 19:43:24

Have you tried wedges? I'm 28 and don't like wearing flats all the time, but similarly don't want to wear heels. I'm addicted to wedges - wedge shoes or boots are the way to go!

mad4myboys Tue 08-Sep-09 19:46:08

was just reading your expertise on the minerals thread!! I tried getting wedged boots last year but never managed to find any!

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 08-Sep-09 19:48:51

I'm a 28 year old mum of a three year old. Where abouts do you go in the day, what kind of clothes are you looking for iyswim; day to day or a mix of days down the park / nights out etc.

mad4myboys Tue 08-Sep-09 19:53:59

nights out??? smile

just day to day really. I do various things but the usual, school run 3 times a week, a trip to the farm/indoor play area/park etc, going to/meeting with friends and their kids etc. The w/e's are generally going out as a family, either visiting the rest of family or going to some/one of the above!

yesterday i was in town with ds2 and went into a little shop and there were 2 women (in 50's) and they were whispering and pointing me out to the other and giving me funny looks,then looking at pram. i know it doesnt matter what others think but it makes me a bit paranoid and i dont like going out on my own sometimes

mad4myboys Tue 08-Sep-09 19:54:00

nights out??? smile

just day to day really. I do various things but the usual, school run 3 times a week, a trip to the farm/indoor play area/park etc, going to/meeting with friends and their kids etc. The w/e's are generally going out as a family, either visiting the rest of family or going to some/one of the above!

yesterday i was in town with ds2 and went into a little shop and there were 2 women (in 50's) and they were whispering and pointing me out to the other and giving me funny looks,then looking at pram. i know it doesnt matter what others think but it makes me a bit paranoid and i dont like going out on my own sometimes

notjustapuppymum Tue 08-Sep-09 19:59:17

mad4myboys - how rude of those ladies whispering and pointing?!! What is wrong with people?!!

I love Fly London for my wedges. They are expensive but they're just great styles and the wedges aren't too high, about 2 inches.

I am currently debating splashing out on these for this winter as think they'll go with absolutely anything:

http://www.office.co.uk/womens/flylondon/lake_wedge_knee_boot/17/3341/14470/1/?utmsou rce=criteo&utm_medium=internalrecommendations

notjustapuppymum Tue 08-Sep-09 20:00:22

Let me try again...good job I know a bit about make-up as I know nothing about computers...:

www.office.co.uk/womens/fly_london/lake_wedge_knee_boot/17/3341/14470/1/?utm_source=criteo&utm_mediu m=internalrecommendations

crankytwanky Tue 08-Sep-09 20:01:57

I'm 29 and the same height. (We're not diddy, just average!) I look younger too, probably the result of always working in windowless, sunless places, for some reason.
I know what you mean about looking like a teenage mum. The mums in my area are almost all over 40, so I Never seem to fit in and look kinda scruffy I think by comparison.
That being said, what I do wear is smartish jeans, boots, sandals or converse, and a longish top from, say Fat Face or white stuff. (Hides mummy tummy) A white shirt can be useful. River island has some good shirts. TBH, Zainab from Eastenders wears a lot of the same stuff blush so maybe I'm not the best person to offer advice!

mad4myboys Tue 08-Sep-09 20:04:17

mm i like those!Last winter i wore a pair of rocket dogs. Im not sure if they are aimed at younger people or not? They were flat (i had ds2 in november) and soooo comfy, sheepskin lined too. The other thing im struggling with is a coat for winter. i want a fashionable one that wont make me look younger but is still practial (ideally with a hood!!) but dont want a parker as i think they make me look like a kid!

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 08-Sep-09 20:06:40

Right, I always wear a heal, but mostly because I've got a dodgy foot and the doctors has forbidden flat shoes / sandals / strappy back sandals / kitten heals / shoes with no arch support grin

For clothes I either wear trousers (mostly black) with a top, or black jeans. I'll do some links for the type of tops I wear in a sec.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 08-Sep-09 20:16:15

I'd wear this with trousers

and this kind of top with jeans.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 08-Sep-09 20:23:56

cant help much on the coats as since having DD my temperature seems to not require a coat, I tend to wear a thin jacket to stop from getting too wet!

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