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Am I mutton?

(52 Posts)
gettingonabit Sat 19-Oct-13 16:34:29

Just been to a 12 year old's party. One of the girls, admittedly one of the bigger ones, was dressed pretty much exactly like me!

I'm no spring chicken but thought I looked pretty hot in my skinnies, biker boots, long vest and circle scarf. Plus slouchy cardi. Now I'm wondering if I should get myself a blue rinsed perm and one of those motorised scooter things instead.

Anyone else have this dilemma?

whenim64 Sat 19-Oct-13 16:39:29

Yes, you should get a blue rinse! It would differentiate you from the children grin

Lona Sat 19-Oct-13 16:41:46

It's the kids who were wearing the wrong clothes! grin

Flowerofthewest Sat 19-Oct-13 16:43:41

Stick with it, I'm sure you looked and felt fabulous

LizG Sat 19-Oct-13 17:00:13

I agree with Flower I bet you looked amazing.

Eloethan Sat 19-Oct-13 17:01:17

If you feel good, why bother what anyone else thinks?

annodomini Sat 19-Oct-13 17:41:38

Cool! Don't change!

KatyK Sat 19-Oct-13 18:12:19

NO don't change. If someone suggests that I am mutton I say well mutton dressed as lamb is better than mutton dressed as mutton

Atqui Sat 19-Oct-13 18:33:12

I usually ask my daughters if I am worried about the mutton effect, and they are very fact they persuaded me to buy skinny jeans!!

Atqui Sat 19-Oct-13 18:33:38

But what is a circle scarf

Iam64 Sat 19-Oct-13 18:47:34

same here, I was morphing into dangerous territory in M&S at about 55, when my 24 year old daughter took me in hand. She is a loss to the world of personal shopping. I'm now back to dressings as I did when younger - being retired helps of course as I only have to please myself, not a work environment.

vegasmags Sat 19-Oct-13 19:52:51

You are all making me feel very guilty. I am afraid I am turning into mutton dressed as scrag end. I am now sliding into my winter wardrobe of jogging trousers (Matalan men's - fiver a pop) and old T shirts topped with the inevitable fleece. As the weather turns colder I will add thermal undies. Foot wear - comfy and built to accommodate orthopaedic insoles. I do have some trendier outfits for when I go out - but not many, if I'm honest. Oh dear, I fear I have Let Myself Go. shock

Nelliemoser Sat 19-Oct-13 20:00:47

I think I have been like this since I was born. Courtesy of my mother!

Humbertbear Sat 19-Oct-13 20:16:48

If you have developed a look and feel comfortable then go with it. We are the generation who didn't have to dress like our mothers when we were teenagers and don't have to look our grandmothers now. I went through a 'grown up' phase in my forties when I always wore suits for work and regret it now. I'll only change my look if my daughter tells me to and so far she, and my grand daughter, are both happy.

Tegan Sat 19-Oct-13 21:02:18

vegas; you sound just like me [even down to the insoles!]. I never, ever thought I would wear a fleece but now I live in them. And, when it's cold I wear a Newcastle United hat indoors.

absent Sat 19-Oct-13 21:08:32

Of course, we are all mutton but we don't have to dress as mutton – or lamb, for that matter. It sounds to me gettingonabit that you have your own very stylish way of doing things, so I shouldn't worry. smile

NannaAnna Sat 19-Oct-13 21:13:30

gettingonabit that sounds like a pretty modern classic look to me, and one that you can't go wrong with. So what is a 12 year old doing wearing it?
I'd have been inclined to ask her why she was dressing like a mature woman ;)

vegasmags Sat 19-Oct-13 21:14:51

tegan - I realised I'd hit rock bottom when I asked myself 'Can I possibly nip to the shops dressed like this?' and always came up with the answer 'Yes.'

Tegan Sat 19-Oct-13 21:24:03

I think it all started when I found it took me longer and longer to look decent and, excluding special occasions there just weren't enough hours in the day. And I found that, when I wore make up I got fed up of having to take it off before I went to bed. Although I'd often fall asleep with it on. In my youth I felt that make up looked better the next morning but that didn't work as I aged. But I also agree with the OP in that there isn't really a fashion for young and old any more. I mean, isn't it great that we can wear clothes of any length and not just mini skirts [never had the legs for those] or 'maxi' skirts. And the Asian influence of floaty scarves is just wonderful as is the Scandinavian influence of woolly ones [thank you, The Killing and the Bridge].

Faye Sat 19-Oct-13 22:17:16

My favourite jeans are my straight leg jeans which I like to wear with ballet type shoes, a long top and usually a cardigan. I love cardigans and have a few, short sleeved, 3/4 sleeved, bright coloured, navy, ribbed and bulky. smile

Your outfit sounds okay to me getting, the casual look for women. It can look more mature and classy for older women or trendy for younger.

ninathenana Sat 19-Oct-13 22:34:45

Oh to have the figure for "skinnys".
I do wear trousers in winter but only when it's cold enough to cover up in a long coat grin I don't possess a fleece or joggers.

Your outfit sounds fine.

hebrideanlady Sat 19-Oct-13 22:35:44

I starved myself for my DD wedding in March. I then went to Derby, as we have no clothes shops where I live, when I see real shops, not online, I am like a kid in a sweetshop, I bought many pairs of skinny jeans and every thing else I could fit In cases, now 6moths on I am struggling to get them on. Must try harder

Mishap Sat 19-Oct-13 23:16:20

I like mutton!

Flowerofthewest Sat 19-Oct-13 23:16:56

Will race you hebrideanlady, I am determined to be more slender by July next year. Need to be to climb Crogary (a promise I made to myself the year I found I had to have a kidney removed) must get fitter and slimmer to do it next year. You can come and we will have a picnic at the top grin wink

hebrideanlady Sat 19-Oct-13 23:19:36

I shall bring the smoked salmon pate grin