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Meeting a Fashionista type friend tomorrow who I haven't seen for 4 years..

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Feelingforty Thu 17-Sep-09 13:56:56

I haven't got a clue what to wear, other than I need to be warm. I think it's going to rain tomorrow too..

we'll be walking, drinking coffee, walking, having lunch, so need a combo of practical & yet not frumpy. She doesn't have kids.

meltedmarsbars Thu 17-Sep-09 13:58:39

Oh god the lunchdate from hell?

I suggest:
ancient leggings
uggs - preferable soggy wellworn ones
saggy t-shirt of your dh's
sick dribble down your back
inkempt hair
greggs bag
froot shoot!

BitOfFun Thu 17-Sep-09 13:59:44

A brindle?

Mimi1977 Thu 17-Sep-09 14:00:19

What are your options?

I'd go tunic style thing, leggings and knee hight boots but it depends what you have and what you feel confident in.

MadreInglese Thu 17-Sep-09 14:02:12

If she's your friend why will it matter what you're wearing?

Feelingforty Thu 17-Sep-09 14:03:47

A brindle ?

I don't have leggings (I think I'm a bit too old & legs wrong shape)

I have jeans, which are a bit ankle swingerish. last years boden denim skirt, some white shirts/tank tops or v neck jumpers. Knee length boots, or leather lace up camper style shoes. A couple of belted short trenches. Several knitwear options, but too bulky to go under the coats mentioned.
Several scarfs/big sunnies & some attitude !

SignoraRubyrubyruby Thu 17-Sep-09 14:05:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Heathcliffscathy Thu 17-Sep-09 14:07:08

wear the outfit YOU feel most comfortable and beautiful in. be YOU.

you never know she might be in coniptions because she is childless and you are earth mother woman.

we always think we need to keep up with what is on the other side...but point is we're ALL doing it.

Lulubee Thu 17-Sep-09 14:07:23

Of course it matters what you're wearing!! It's all about self-respect. For myself, I'd go classic - don't try and out-fashionista her, you'll be doomed to failure. Do you have a good pair of flat boots? I'd agree with the leggings with tunic or short dress over, a chunky cardigan over the top, a biiiig scarf, and if it's not raining, sunglasses to perch on your head. Bit of statement jewellery if you've got any (I have a couple of enormous bangles which I love, and a really cool necklace with a bird in flight pedant - all from Accesorize, so they don't need to be expensive).

cherryblossoms Thu 17-Sep-09 14:08:12

How fashionista? Edgy fashionista or WAG-type person?

I'd start by suggesting that you roll up your jeans, sort of 50s stylee, unless you have a v. fashionable pair. I have noticed that people are doing this and I have copied it. It's weird, but it sort of up-dates them with zero effort.

Lulubee Thu 17-Sep-09 14:09:01

Knee length boots, black tights, skirt and trench, with white top underneath.

BitOfFun Thu 17-Sep-09 14:10:10

Do you couple that with a knotted handkerchief on your head, cherry? Sounds lovely wink

Feelingforty Thu 17-Sep-09 14:13:57

thanks for the helpful comments. I'm a bit nervous, because although we've not seen each other for 4 years (due to a fallout), we've been friends for over 20 years.

I was thinking the trench/skirt/boots/combo. I'd feel like me, I just didn't want to feel frumpy in that - thanks Lulubee

(ps..in a small voice...I'm not really earth motherish)

cherryblossoms Thu 17-Sep-09 14:14:31

cheeky! @ BoF

As a matter of fact I have a v. cute fake Chanel jacket (from M and S) and I wore that, the jeans, T-shirt and converse to meet MY fashionista mate the other day (and she is scarey fashionista! ex-fashion editor scarey) and was commended!

So nyyeerrr. Though I think Lulubee's advice is the one to go with.

chattermouse Thu 17-Sep-09 16:01:55

I say go with the denim skirt, a white shirt, a tank top, trench and flat boots. Classic and timeless. Maybe a funky bangle or necklace to dress it up a bit. Enjoy! grin

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