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post #21 of 207
I like the look of some of her clothes and might pair some of those tops with jeans, but by and large they still look to "nice" for me. The clothes look tailored and like they need to be pressed which I don't have time for and I'd also be irritated if they got messed up. And heels? I can barely deal with heels when I go to a wedding. They are cute but I don't know how women walk around in them all day. I didn't even before I had kids.
post #22 of 207
LOL! Sorry but that is too funny. I looked at those pictures and was like, RIGHT!!

I would love to dress like that. Reminds me of Anne Taylor my fav. store, that I do not have the money to shop in. But I would love to be so cute, but at this point with a babe and toddler, it's sooo unrealistic. I agree with a pp that said, that doesn't look like toilet cleaning clothes. Or blueberry and oatmeal clothes, or finger painting clothes..etc etc.

One day I truly hope to be a hip and cute mama that has a reason to even dress like that. Right now, stretch pants are my staple. When I leave the house it's jeans and a top. I do what I can to look decent once I leave the house.
Oh and it doesn't help that I'm still in that weird in b/n phase with my clothes. Post pregnancy, but not quite in my reg. clothes,kwim?
post #23 of 207
I wore clothes a lot like hers when I was working full time. I still have and fit into some of them, which I wear occasionally. I'll put the tops with jeans, or wear them out to dinner or something. Overall, she looks more dressy than SAHM's in my area.

As a SAHM, I like to look nice but also need it to be practical. Today I'm wearing well-fitting dark boot cut jeans (Ann Taylor Loft), a long sleeve purple top (nicer than a t-shirt) from Target and socks. When we go to playgroup later I'll put on black high heeled boots that I got on sale from DSW. I sometimes wear casual skirts with tights (like a jean skirt, black turtleneck, black tights, and black shoes).

I used to always wear a ponytail, but now I wear my hair down. I also wear about 2 minutes worth of makeup (natural eye shadow, mascara, underey conceler, powder, and lip gloss). I keep extra mascara, powder, lip gloss, and tissues in my diaper bag so I can put it on in the car if needed, since DS will sit peacefully in the carseat before we leave even on the days where he won't let me put him down inside.

I just feel better when I like how I look. I am unhappy wearing sneakers or sweats out of the house, so I don't. I don't care what others wear - it's about what makes you feel good.
post #24 of 207
I'm not usually that fancy, but at the same time, I don't do the whole jogging pants/sweatshirt/tshirt sort of thing either. I try to keep my clothes easy to wash, comfy, stylish and affordable. Though I'm finding with super cheap clothes it's harder to get the stains out. :'S
post #25 of 207
I've been thinking about this thread, and how funny that when I saw those pix I was like, "Eh, good for her" but when I saw pix on the Decluttering forum of people's clean and organized homes I was drooling w/ envy and inspiration! So I'm off today to go shopping...for organizational items...wearing stretch pants and sneaks, lol.
post #26 of 207
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Originally Posted by jewelysmommy View Post
here we have davis island and hyde park, i have totally seen moms there dress like that,
Yeah, it's Hyde Park and Davis Island. Money lives there. So of course the women will be dressed fancier. I definately do not live in a place like Hyde Park.
post #27 of 207
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Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
I've been thinking about this thread, and how funny that when I saw those pix I was like, "Eh, good for her" but when I saw pix on the Decluttering forum of people's clean and organized homes I was drooling w/ envy and inspiration! So I'm off today to go shopping...for organizational items...wearing stretch pants and sneaks, lol.
A clean home makes me feel great. Doesn't happen much.
post #28 of 207
I am a classic jean and tee girl. I LOVE my jeans! If it is cold I do seaters. I do ahve 3 button up shirts that I do wear and 2 black pants but those are my :good" clothes not tobe worn all the time! LOL My idea of dressing up s seriously black pants and a cute top. =) I wish we had the money for those outfits!
post #29 of 207
ha! jeans are pretty much the peak of "pulled-together" in my wardrobe. i try not to wear sweats/yoga pants out of the house, kind of like i tried not to wear jeans to work back in the day.

for me, it's mostly about fit - i feel better in clothes that fit me well. and i feel really dressed up if i put in some earrings! makeup has never happened and probably never will. oh, and i try to brush my hair before putting it up in a tight bun so ds doesn't pull it all out!
post #30 of 207
I know that blog, but deleted it out of my favorites because what she wears is SO not my style! Much too classic for me, she looks like a secretary. And I remember reading in one of the entries that she changed clothes two or three times a day for specific ocassions (and not because of stains from sticky little baby/toddler hands!) and that is also definitely not me.
I wear jeans and shirts/sweater mostly, but I have several styles and colors. My most recent purchase (three of four months ago, how recent is that, lol) is a pair of black "skinny jeans" because I tried them on and (much to my surprise) really felt it looked good on me! I think if it's your personal style and you feel comfortable in heels and a Calvin Klein dress as a SAHM, more power to you, but it doesn't work for my activities and personal taste.
post #31 of 207
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So where are the fashion blogs of the "non-secretary" sahms? Where are the blogs of moms in jeans and tees?
post #32 of 207
I dont know. There is something desperate about dressing up to stay home and play with kids and cook dinner. I am usually in yoga pants or jeans, and t-shirts. Decent ones, but still. I do try to blow out my hair every day and wear simple jewelry.
post #33 of 207
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Originally Posted by MommytoTwo View Post
I dont know. There is something desperate about dressing up to stay home and play with kids and cook dinner. I am usually in yoga pants or jeans, and t-shirts. Decent ones, but still. I do try to blow out my hair every day and wear simple jewelry.
Yeah, it sounds like something out of The Feminine Mystique. There's enough pressure out there to be a SuperMom of the new millenium raising SuperKids w/o having to worry about your appearance as well.
post #34 of 207
i dress in what i like. skirts tights shirt sweater mary janes or engineer boots.

here are a couple of photos. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7874209@N03/
this is pretty much everyday wear. i do not dress like the blogger but i dont wear jeans. or pant (not for religious reasons. i just dont like the fit. at all.)
post #35 of 207
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Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
Yeah, it's Hyde Park and Davis Island. Money lives there. So of course the women will be dressed fancier. I definately do not live in a place like Hyde Park.
I gotta say that even when I was cleaning pools in those areas I didn't see many moms dressed like that. A few did when they were running errands and came into the pool store, but most still wore nice jeans & a top, IIRC. I *NEVER* saw anone in a black dress like that. One mom came in regularly wearing a dress, but it was more casual (still nice, though). I saw lots of capri pants. . . .

I think the PP who mentioned the word "desperate" was on to something. I mean, just the fact that she blogs about her (boring) wardrobe says "desperate" too. I'm thinking the blog author is more an exception than anything. JMO.
post #36 of 207
Today I am wearing a fitted Gap t shirt, jeans, Boston Birks, and a cardi over it. Some bracelets, earrings and some Burt's Bees colored lip stuff.
Positively stylin'.
post #37 of 207
That clothing is way to woman looking for me Im 20, i even use shortalls overalls with sandals and a short sleeve shirt underneath.
I use this kind of dresses, ihave different colors of that style of dress, also this
Tons of jeans, capris, sleeveless and short sleeve shirts, converse shoes, hats...
mm i can pass as a 16 year old at times, love that feeling

btw: i just posted examples of what kind of dresses i use i dont buy in those shops
post #38 of 207
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I showed DH the pics in her blog without telling him anything about it. I then asked him what he thought she does. He said, "Secretary"


I wonder what she would have thought about my pink tank top I wore today. Not pastel pink but bright pink. Gasp...something not black, white, or tan!
post #39 of 207
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Originally Posted by TattooedMama View Post
Today I am wearing a fitted Gap t shirt, jeans, Boston Birks, and a cardi over it. Some bracelets, earrings and some Burt's Bees colored lip stuff.
Positively stylin'.
How do you like the Burts Bees colored lip stuff? I've thought about getting some.

I wore khaki Hanna Andersson beach pants (bought on clearance), bright pink Ann Taylor tank top (from ebay for $3), and a white sweater cardigan from Talbots (DH used to work there and we got a discount) with brown ballet flats (from Marshalls for $5).

Yesterday, I remained in my pjs all day.
post #40 of 207
i was wearing t's and tanks from old navy and jeans from late high school. thats all i had....recently though i have realized that i am not liking the way i look both physically and wadrobally...(lol). i am sprucing up my warbrobe and will be doing so from NY&CO and lands end. ny&co CONSTANTLY has sales and coupons. their end of the year clearance sale was Buy one get one free EVERYTHING and there was an online code for $25 off $50...so i got 3 pairs of COMFY but very sylish dress pants for $13 each. normally $40 each. i LOVE these pants! they are stretchy black pants and look great. of course lands end does free returns/exchanges FOREVER literally..doesn't matter if the clothes are worn or torn or whatever...they'll return/refund. so the kids are being slowly turned to that and i will have more shirts from them soon (i don't like their pants). so yes in a short word. i am dressing up nicer. maybe not the brands from the blog but i am getting comments on how nice i look and i feel better too. now when i am at home for the whole day i will just put on whatever cause i will be cleaning but if for any reason i am leaving the house i try to look nice
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