Annabelle - posted on 08/06/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )
I am 30, married about 4 months, and have 5 children (combined) ages 16, 14, 12, 11, and 9. And I am in a total fashion rut/state of confusion. I am too young to dress "old" but too old to dress "young". I am a professional administrative assistant in a very casual company so I don't have to dress up for work, but I don't want to look like a slob either. I have teenage daughters and I find that a lot of my clothes resemble theirs and match their styles/trends. I am not single anymore so the low-cut and/or tighter "eye catching" outfits aren't appropriate - in my opinion. I have a college degree and am returning to college this fall to further my education more. I want to dress lifestyle/age appropriate,I don't want to be mistaken for my teenagers friend anymore instead of their parent, I don't want undo attention from the opposite sex, I want to look classy/professional but not old or stuffy. I want to be taken seriously and not looked at like a young mom who is stuck in her 20's and can't let go of her youth. I don't mind my age or my body but I can't seem to find a happy place where clothing is concerned!!