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post #41 of 207
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Originally Posted by newbymom05 View Post
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.
Sounds like an interesting book
post #42 of 207
I sometimes dress like that. But she looks very generic.
post #43 of 207
My current style is jogging pants, various colors. Matched with a buttom up shirt, either long or short sleeve & most of the time it is a mans shirt. Under that I have started wearing either a white or colored man's sleevless t shirt in place of a bra. Most of the time no socks and ratty high tops.

As a alternate I have 3 pair green camo pants (2 of which were my dad's) & 1 pair desert camo pants.

Right now I dont have any jeans that fit. My waist is bigger than my hips so if I get the pants to fit my waist they are saggy if they fit my but I cant fasten them around my huge tummy.

I honestly dont care how awful my clothes look cause nothing would look good on me anyway because of my extra weight I am carrying around right now.
post #44 of 207
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Originally Posted by Kleine Hexe View Post
How do you like the Burts Bees colored lip stuff? I've thought about getting some.
I live for this stuff. It is almost the only "lipstick" that I have used for a couple of years now. I don't typically wear makeup and when I slash some of this on before walking out the door, I feel like I look "put together" all of a sudden.
Many times people have told me that.
"You look great, what's different?"
"Ummmm. I'm wearing some lip gloss. "
post #45 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.
I get this, but I think it depends on your lifestyle. DS and I don't actually "stay home" very much. We're always at the musuem, the park, the store, the library (for storytime or for general book-getting), music class, moms group... on the rare day where we're home all or most of the day, I dress a lot more casual than every other normal go-out day.

For example, yesterday we went to the mall play area for a playgroup at 10, stayed there till 11:30, then did a little shopping. Got home at noon, DS napped and at 1:30 we went to a hospital moms group. Stayed there till 3, then came home and played. DH got home at 5:30, then we went out for dinner then home for bedtime. That's my life, so I may dress up a little more (though not like the blog lady) than the more stay-at-home types.

Once nursing is done, be it in 6 months or 3 years, I can see wearing dresses sometimes, because they look good and are EASY.
post #46 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, 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.
Yep, I've seen plenty of mommies dressed like that in those areas. I'm on the other side of the bridge and there are some areas like that here too...

I have jeans, pants, nice capris. I have black slip on loafers, slip on tennis shoes, and plenty of sandals.

Then, I have 2 sets of shirts, well 3
  1. Shirts that can get ruined with the kids, cleaning, going to the beach, etc. (I get $2 gap shirts at a local outlet store and I wear 'em till they die!)
  2. Button down fitted shirts for outings, bible study, play groups, etc.
  3. NICE shirts for going out, church, meeting girlfriends.
And yes, I have a few black dresses to pop on at anytime should I need to look presentable.

I always wear lipstick and eye liner. I only wear fancy costume jewelry for going out. Otherwise I wear diamond studs every day. Makes almost any outfit look nice

What surprises my friends are where I find my clothes. You would think some of my outfits were from Cache or Int'l Plaza.... but I get them realllly cheap so if they get ruined, no harm no foul.

Most days I'm in jeans and a nice tshirt.
post #47 of 207
I wanted to add that a la FlyLady, it does make me feel better when I take a few extra minutes getting dressed in the morning. I have a brighter outlook and am treated differently than when I look like a harried mom in sweats with stringy hair (mmmm, my look some Mondays!)
post #48 of 207
I have a white cat. So black is out for me! And I have a laundry problem, so anything that wrinkles easily is also out.

I mostly wear flared jeans and long sleeved t shirts these days. I spend a lot of my time lying around nursing babies to sleep, so heavy tops or anything that's not comfy is out for me.
post #49 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.

Nor do i , although admitedlly I have seen some fellow Sem. heights moms quite dressed up, I will not join that category. LOL. I am lucky if my clothes fit properly and don't have stains.
post #50 of 207
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I wanted to add that a la FlyLady, it does make me feel better when I take a few extra minutes getting dressed in the morning. I have a brighter outlook and am treated differently than when I look like a harried mom in sweats with stringy hair (mmmm, my look some Mondays!)
yes! people treat me much much better if i am dressed wnicely. and tend to ignore me if i dress like i did when i was younger (ala punk rock girl) there is a huge huge difference in peoples perception of you (general you) if you dress nice. ftr i dotn mean just in suits or whatever. i mean nicely.
post #51 of 207
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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.
I'm so glad you and others have said this! I took a look at that blog, and I just couldn't believe it.

While I'll never judge anyone for what they wear, and I think this woman has nice style sense, I just know that that type of style is not for me for everyday.

There are so many reasons I just couldn't dress that way - one, affordability, but, two, it's just not practical (for me).

I'm all for looking stylish, but I just don't want to feel constricted by clothing, or spend too much on clothes.

I'm a SAHM - I don't need to look like a super model everyday, but I can pull it together if I need to...and that is good enough for now.
post #52 of 207
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Originally Posted by ian'smommaya View Post
yes! people treat me much much better if i am dressed wnicely. and tend to ignore me if i dress like i did when i was younger (ala punk rock girl) there is a huge huge difference in peoples perception of you (general you) if you dress nice. ftr i dotn mean just in suits or whatever. i mean nicely.
I've definitely noticed this as well. I get a lot more male attention (positive attention) if I make an effort to dress nicely. However, I have always felt that I'm the same person no matter how I happen to look that day. Clothes have never been that important, but I do appreciate style. I just think it has a place in life, and it's not even one of the more important things (to me).
post #53 of 207
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Yep, I've seen plenty of mommies dressed like that in those areas.
Seriously? Wow. Just wow. I don't know any SAHMs who dress like that. I mean, I don't even know many working moms who dress like that!
post #54 of 207
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I am wearing sweat pants and DH's tee. My day will be spent doing laundry and cleaning. Boys have colds so we're not going anywhere. Today, I will not be wearing anything other than sweats.
post #55 of 207
Not to hijack this thread -

but it is awesome to see so many Tampa Bay Mommies on here! We need our own thread in FYT

I do not live in a shi-shi area, but live close to one. I do not spend a lot of money on my clothes, but do like to look nice.

However, I do not wear Aldo heels to Publix.... nor would I ever!
post #56 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.
Well, I think it depends on why you are dressing up while staying at home. Are you dressing up for you? Do you enjoy dressing up and it makes you feel good? Then I say, fine, good for you!

But if you're dressing up to hide desperation or feelings of inadequacy or to cover another emotion without really dressing the emotion, then I think that is desperate and sad...and I hope things get better, but I don't think clothing is going to be the fix.

We are who we are no matter what kind of clothes we have on. We're all naked underneath, you know.
post #57 of 207
I like dressing in many colors and/or textures as a form of self expression. I guess that is a pathetic expression of the artist in me but that's about all I can fit in sometimes, ya know? It helps me to feel I am still me as well as the "mom me." Sure, I usually have food slime down one shoulder and toddler snot on my leg but I still feel better out of pajamas, at least for a while. Between 11-5ish that is. At the first hint of darkness, it's jammie time.

On a depressing note, my multiple C section scar gets too sore for wearing non pajama-type things for any length of time. But my dd loves me in jammies so that makes it nicer. She always coos and says something like "Oooo mammy, you're so softy and nice" and then she climbs up on me - so I shop for the old pjs with her in mind. Dh still has ideas about lacey black things but he's just going to have to get over it. Cold, itchy, uncomfortable, etc etc - HE can wear that stuff. A warm cozy wife is a happier hornier one I say! (tmi, i know, but funny I think!)
post #58 of 207
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Originally Posted by Mom2Joseph View Post

I do not spend a lot of money on my clothes, but do like to look nice.


Goodwill has awesome clothes sometimes. And then I can afford the "nicer" brands. I love thrift stores!
post #59 of 207
Jeans and t-shirt for me, hardly ever anything fancier. And sweaters these days of course... too cold here for much else!!
post #60 of 207
If I am staying home mostly well..I stay in my pj's.

If I am out and about. It's usually a denim skirt and a t-shirt or blouse. I use to wear alot of roomy dresses but nursing has cut it to skirts and tops.
I do like gypsy type skirts. I feel less constricted in a skirt.
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