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post #1 of 207
Thread Starter 
I've been wondering ever since seeing the thread about clothes and fashion in TAO. Someone posted a blog by a sahm and she posts pics and descriptions of her daily outfits.



She has expensive clothes and we can't afford that. I do buy some of that stuff if I can find it cheap. However, I just do not put on a Calvin Klein dress with Nine West pumps to go to the grocery store or to teach a Kindy class. My outfit for that would be jeans and a tee with converse or clogs.

How about you? What are your daily outfits like? Maybe we should start a thread where we all post pics daily of what we are wearing.
post #2 of 207
I would love to dress like that on a daily basis, but it doesn't look like clothing to scrub the toilet in IMO. I'm usually in yoga pants and a t-shirt.
post #3 of 207
Most of that clothing looks quite simple but is still stylish. I actually dont do black and white though being quite pale myself. However I am not sure how I would describe my style in dress! I mostly wear jeans and nice tops. But nothing too nice. Casual enoughto be accepted at a restaurant but nothing nice enough if that restaurant is 5 star lol... And I really only do skirts in the summer and even then its mostly frilly/flowerly dirty hippy kinda skirts hehe
A lot of that clothing looks office/secretary type of clothing to me no offence! lol Not really appropriate for playdought and finger paints! hehe
post #4 of 207
On a normal day I am wearing jeans (sometimes slacks) and a nice shirt. I try to wear some earrings or a necklace just to feel pulled together. About once or twice a week I am in sweats, my husband's tee shirt and slippers. I wear make-up everyday, but that's just because my skin looks uneven and it annoys me everytime I look in the mirror.

If I am sick or I have been up all night with a sick baby then I usually just stay in my p.j.'s all day.
post #5 of 207
Yeah, no I could never ever look like the mom in that blog. I'm almost always in jeans or khakis, a sweater or t-shirt and that's it. I dress for comfort and with an almost 2 yo and a 4 yo with me it's just not realistic to dress in clothing much fancier than that.
post #6 of 207
Just about everything she mentioned I wear and have. Today is a cooking day so I'm in a plain blue fitted tee and my favorite jeans. The little black dress, the button down cotton shirt, the slacks.....all of it, in my closet and worn often.

Just not to do the mom part.
post #7 of 207
She dresses nicer than I did when I had a career. Of course I was a special ed preschool teacher so even then my days were full of playdough, fingerpaint, and yes... poop.

I wear a lot of workout gear these days. If I'm looking to dress it up its kahki's and a nice top.

I could never dress like that! My days are on the floor. Pumps and a skirt on the floor... hahaha!

I would dress like that to be super nice... like to a wedding or a special dinner. Actually, now that I think about it, I don't even own pumps any more. Or sling backs.

YIKES! She doesn't have young kids does she? I wonder what she wore when she was up to here eyeballs in spit up and dirty diapers!
post #8 of 207
I'm thinking this is either a very social SAHM or one that doesn't have kids under 5. I dress up like that (to a degree) if I'm meeting w/ a moms group, but certainly not to hang around the house or go to the grocery store! In fact, the last time I walked out to get the mail wearing a pencil skirt and fitted tee the neighbor asked me if I had gone back to work, lol.

Some people have a lot of their identity wrapped up in their appearance, and I can see why to them looking cute 24/7 would be worth the effort. I'm all about the comfort, myself.
post #9 of 207
I do have most of the pieces she mentioned in her blog as staples, aside from the black dress. Even if I did have a basic black dress, I wouldn't be wearing it for a "normal" day. I live in a largely agricultural center, you just don't see women wearing that unless they are going to work or some kind of function. But I do have lots of button up shirts from my career days that I like to pair w/jeans for a casual yet pulled together look. Right now, dressing is becoming more of a challenge w/my ever growing baby bump but most days, I opt for jeans or khakis and a nice tee or button up shirt w/a cami underneath. If it's a day where I know we'll be hanging around the house for the most part, I'll more than likely just wear yoga pants and a tee.
post #10 of 207
I go in phases. I love to be dressed up, but fashion is definitely not my #1 concern these days. I'll go a few days dressed up, dress or dress pants, heels, dressy sweater/top, then a few days inbetween (like today), chinos & turtleneck, and sometimes I run around in track pants and a sweater/t-shirt all day. I LOVE all of the stores she mentioned and before the kids they were my go to stores, but we definitely don't have the income for me to shop there all the time anymore.
post #11 of 207
I love to dress up, and used do all the time before having the DD's, I do not now. I wear jeans mostly, some skirts, fitted tees, nice but practical shoes (mary janes, clogs), with a nice sweater. DH gave me a nice silver necklace recently that I always wear now, a pair of earrings a few times a week. I do wear make up but not a bunch.


I very rarely wear anything that needs to be ironed now, I just don't have the time and a child always wrinkles it anyway. Maybe when all my children are beyond wiping their gritty little hands on me, I'll wear button down shirts and slacks again, but you will never find me in heels.
post #12 of 207
I have jeans that I wear with sleeveless shirts
2 identical hawaiian dresses in different prints that are sleeveless and smocked on top
2 identical short hawaiian dresses in different prints that tie at the back waist
2 pairs of capris that have babydoll spaghetti strap tops to match
a pair of capris and a tee shirt
several pairs of flip flops
one sort of dressy dress and 'real' shoes
and a whole bunch of stuff in the closet that I never wear
post #13 of 207
I wear soft-pants and tee shirts (fitted for a woman) or tank tops at home & jeans and the same tee shirts while out. Flip flops or converse are my go to shoes.

I would be very uncomfortable in anything in that woman's blog. Heck, I find loose jeans too constrictive. If I'm playing with the kids at all I need to be able to bend and bounce & crawl, etc.
If I'm being messy I may throw on a retroey apron

From that woman's blog:
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Style For the Stay at Home Mom
Stay At Home Moms should be able to express their style, individual flair and creativity while maintaining a wardrobe that supports the rewarding (and messy) job of raising kids!
Hmmmmm. . .How exactly does a calvin kleine dress support the "messy job of raising kids"? (no offense to those of you who do)
I wonder what she thinks of *my* individual style. Probably not much .
post #14 of 207
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LilyGrace View Post
Just about everything she mentioned I wear and have. Today is a cooking day so I'm in a plain blue fitted tee and my favorite jeans. The little black dress, the button down cotton shirt, the slacks.....all of it, in my closet and worn often.

Just not to do the mom part.
Cooking day? Do you do once a month cooking? I've always flirted with that idea.

So if you don't wear those clothes for "the mom part" what do you wear? And what are the non-mom parts?



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Originally Posted by MommaCrystal View Post
YIKES! She doesn't have young kids does she? I wonder what she wore when she was up to here eyeballs in spit up and dirty diapers!
I think her youngest is 5 and in Kindy.


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Originally Posted by Peony View Post

I very rarely wear anything that needs to be ironed now, I just don't have the time and a child always wrinkles it anyway.
This is me. I do not have the time to iron. Plus I hate to iron especially when I know it will be wrinkled from my kids within minutes.
post #15 of 207
Daily pics? Uh, no thanks!

It looks like an interesting site and I've bookmarked it to read later. I watch TV shows like What Not to Wear and I like to put in effort -- sometimes.

I'm sure I'd be more gorgeous if I dressed up spent time on my hair and wore makeup every day. Grooming is not something I particularly enjoy spending time on.

I wear jeans, khakis or cords, t-shirts or tops. I've been trying to find cuter tops, cheap sweaters and I have a sweat jacket and a couple collared shirts that look good w/o ironing. Then socks and slide on loafers.

I normally don't wear makeup, maybe mascara and lipstick, and I don't wear my diamond wedding ring or a watch. I keep it very... lazy.

My excuse is that I get *very dirty* every day with food, etc. If my baby wants to be picked up and he has dirty hands, I get dirty too.

I like to look good and I like to shop, but it's not my area of priority. But for moms who do put in the effort -- good for them! I'm sometimes very envious.

My wardrobe is pretty small (which I like) and I try to get a lot of use out of my clothes. I also live where it's cold. So I like to wear pants (and avoid leg shaving) and warmth is important. I see the blog author lives in CA, where it's probably more important to be fashionable and dresses, etc. are easier to wear.
post #16 of 207
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Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
Cooking day? Do you do once a month cooking? I've always flirted with that idea.
Oh, no, not like that. I meant, today was a cooking day with the 4yo I watch. I wear something comfortable that doesn't show the stains when I'm bending over helping him cut strawberries and bananas, stirring the orange juice mixture...I tend to plan my attire around the day's events. Tomorrow is a 'snow' day: insta grow snow, lots of spoons to mound up the mixture..but it's also a craft day in our history book for the 8yo, so I'll probably be in jeans and a light sweater.

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So if you don't wear those clothes for "the mom part" what do you wear? And what are the non-mom parts?
Mainly jeans and slacks, sometimes a pair of shorts (very rarely), the plain tees, sweaters, and blouses. Nothing with ties (too easy to untie accidentally) or bobbles or stuff that hangs off. That's for when I go out with adults, same with the skirts and dresses. During the day I'm too busy to make sure I look okay so I make sure I wear what looks flattering no matter what - fitted tees with cute jeans, empire waisted shirts every once in a while, classic styles.

It's now 3:30 and the orange juice soaked shirt has been replaced by a cotton button up work shirt. The jeans are still presentable, thank goodness, the dark color hiding the mud from the wheel chair, the dog hair, and the smears of banana/paint/crayon...and who knows what else. 4yo is home, mine are outside playing, I can relax and feel clean again. Sort of. At least feel like I don't mind someone dropping in.
post #17 of 207
Thread Starter 
I think where one lives plays a role some. Around here no one dresses like that sahm in the blog. So if I did I would stick out like a sore thumb and get looks of looks from other sahms.
post #18 of 207
Lately I wear leggings, tank top undershirt, a cheap ($3-$15) nice skirt, and either a nice t-shirt or a sweater. No makeup, I hate the stuff. I feel put together enough and nobody would call me disheveled, but I put no effort into it.
post #19 of 207
In the winter : it's jeans or yoga pants, simple long sleeve shirt or chunky sweater, and sneakers or ugg boots.

In the summer it's barefoot or flip flops, boardshorts, and a tanktop. Usually with a bathingsuit underneath. I live right near the beach so it's what everyone wears. I hate to get dressed up, I especially loathe high heels! Yuck!
post #20 of 207
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Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
I think where one lives plays a role some. Around here no one dresses like that sahm in the blog. So if I did I would stick out like a sore thumb and get looks of looks from other sahms.
here we have davis island and hyde park, i have totally seen moms there dress like that, and i wouldn't put it past my sister when she has kids. But i think she will wise up a bit when she has kids. But in my section, not so much.

until recently i wore very old shirts that looked like crap and ill fitting pants. Now i have been giving a bunch of clothes that don't fit my sisters and friends anymore and i have some nicer shirts and jeans that fit. sometimes wear shorts and skirts. Usualy always with a fitted tee. I want some converse again, but for now i have a pair of osiris shoes and some falling apart doc marten mary janes, brown.
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