Wednesday, July 14, 2010

What to Wear (not!)

My daughter and I have a standing "date" on Friday nights -- around 9 we crawl into my bed, her with juice, me with fermented juice, and watch "What not to Wear" I am sure I will win no Mommy awards for sharing this "knowledge" with my seven year old - but we have a great time talking and laughing about the before and after pictures. One night the before shots showed the girl in a turtleneck and blazer -- I love turtlenecks and have been known to wear them with a blazer. Anna says, "hey she looks like you" and I laughed until Stacey says, "That is 10 years out of date!" We laughed -- then I sulked. Really? I can't wear turtlenecks anymore?? (Ok I know not now but I live in Michigan so it can turn cold any day now). 

But it leaves me asking...just what is a 45 year old, mom of three, working mom suppose to wear? I don't want to dress like my kids or their friends (God forbid) but I am so not ready to turn to elastic waist polyester pants and applique sweaters (no offense sisters). Any ideas? Where should I shop? I think if I had the money I would launch a line for women like me -- I know there is a need because I have this convo a lot with my friends. I need something that fits my body as it is today (read: no low-rise, low cut, tight fitting) but is still stylish. Kohls is trying with the Dana Buchanan line but I am afraid they miss the mark -- just how much zebra print can one woman own?

I look forward to your help!


  1. I'm not sure what the answer is, but I am right there with you! As a 48 year-old mother of 7 and 5 year-old girls, I know I can't be the cutest little mamma in the class, but I do NOT want to look like their grandma either. Let's help each other out and send ideas whenever they present themselves to us. Right now, I like the Dress Barn and Christopher and Banks. We will figure this thing out together! Time to go pick sweet corn before it rains! YIKES!

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  3. So, I wear way too many solid colors to make Stacey and Clinton very happy with my wardrobe. I don't know what we are all supposed to wear either. I just want something that will allow me to bend over without scaring everyone behind me;)

  4. That gave me a good laugh, especially the polyester pants and applique sweaters! You're blogging has definitely taken off a lot better than mine, I haven't made it past day 1 so I need to get busy!