I'm currently embroiled in a serious clothes crisis. Nothing I have, seems right, except perhaps one pair of jeans, which are, in fact a little low. This means I have to wear long tops, which aren't very flattering.
I seem to be stuck somewhere between two looks, the slummy mummy uniform of jeans, a top and boots, and some kind of crazy boho look of long skirts, with hoodie tops, and of course, boots. Trouble is I don't like either look, and just can't understand what look I should be going for, as a sort of practical day to day outfit, which is also cool, and makes me look my age, not older, or like I'm trying to be younger.
Even with unlimited funds, which I definitely don't have then still can't work out what to wear. Think a nautical look, like navy jumpers and white trousers, with Converse might be good. Trouble is have no navy jumpers and only white trousers are a bit tight, plus always manage to get coffee/red food on them as soon as they're on.
What to do next? Suspect it might involve spending a whole afternoon with all clothes, and ruthlessly getting rid of ones too small (am definitely not a size 14 or even 12 at the moment, and getting rid of smart work clothes. Pin striped trousers and playgroups don't mix.
Then will have nothing left in wardrobe, and can ruthlessly have one or two outfits that I will live in. Remember my stay at home mummy friend L telling me her husband approached her one day and asked her if her combats were her favourite trousers, as she'd been washing and wearing them for five straight days. She said she then realised they were her only everyday trousers that she could stand.
She went shopping the next week.