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October 17, 2007

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Julianne

I just want to add, in case the STF movement is misunderstood, that I do advocate proper nutrition and exercise. I'm not talking about devouring twinkies and french fries whenever you get the hankering and shopping for clothes that flatter your growing figure. It's about admitting and embracing our age and our motherhood, both of which have a significant impact on our figures.

melinda

My name is Melinda and I join you in this movement! I want jeans that do not show my underwear! Those things are called underwear for a reason and they are meant to stay under wear (where) no one can see them! I am with you on the tshirts! They do nothing for my midsection.

Bianca

LOL I guess I am with you! I am sure Melinda knows all to well I have underwear showing issues (so sorry Melinda LOL)

Angie

I was having a self pity party via phone to one of my friends last week.....
You see, reality kicked in when I put on my jeans and was horrified to see not only a muffin top but a camel toe. She was kind enough to tell me that larger women who wear tight fitting clothing are said to have a mooseknuckle ::gasp::
Signed your muffin topped mooseknuckled friend :(

::mental note to self, share camel toe video with J::

Marti

Thank you for bringing this horrible reality to my attention as I sit right now in a very tight (once flattering) Old Navy t-shirt. It will be hard...but I am joining the movement!

PS - Does anyone know where to find well-priced, attractive casual clothing for a 30+ mom?? I'm convinced there's a gap in the fashion industry!

New Diva on the Blog

Where does this stylish yet appropriate clothing exist I ask you?!

Jacquelyn

As the inspiration for the STF movement, I feel the need to weigh in on this issue. After examining my wardrobe, I realized that my closet was full of Gap, Old Navy, and Target clothes...all of which would be more appropriate for my 16-year-old neice. I wear jeans those show my underwear when I bend over and shirts that conform to every roll I have. I have one pair of jeans that are so low-rise and ill-fitting that I don't even have to unzip them to remove them--which means I am constantly hoisting them up to try and conceal the muffin-top. As much as I want to be young and cute, I'm just not, and no style of clothing is going to mask that. My new store of choice is Ann Taylor Loft. Sure it's more expensive, so I will just have to go with quality instead of volume.

SarahK

Ahhhh ha ha ha. I miss you guys. JACQUELYN!! WASSUP???

I too would like to join in, although I'm kind of in a holding pattern due to losing weight. BUT! I bought a pair of jeans at Target the other day? And they were? REGULAR WAISTED! They hide that muffin top like nothing else and they're not Mom Jeans!

Moving Mama

Yes - Yes - Yes - I'm in!!! I made this same realization about a year ago (also at age 32 - what's up with that?!)....I can't wear the "stuff" they market to 20 year olds.

I'm 5'9 so any shirt made at Old Navy is not even a possibility because I also have a very long torso. Hence - I would always have a muffin top with those low rise pants...But alas, I have adored the long tunic trend that has come into vogue.

Seems Jacquelyn is on my wave-length. I shop a lot at Ann Taylor Loft. They have GREAT sales. And, GASP, it's age appropriate for me. I can't believe I just said that!

toni

ROFLOL! I've finally settled into a casual style I can live with (at least that's what I call it and I can only hope others don't call it frump.)

Just you wait. The challenge only continues. I'm 10 years ahead of you (with a 10 month old; SOMEthing's gotta keep me young) and it only gets tougher.

Now, when I have to pimp out my walker, I'll know I've reached the point of no return.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Katb

I recommend Walmart unless you are against things "Made in China" or other places. But, they have stylish outfits that don't hurt the wallet. I also lately have found some great outfits at Khols (sp?). I love J.Jill & Chico, but can't afford them right now, maybe one day. I personally have a hard time fitting my body into Target's clothes?? Not sure why?? Oh, JCPenny's is a great store for me!! I love the Worthington brand.

I need a jean that isn't too tight and my bulge hangs out, one that accents my body, but it comfy- did I say comfy, OMGoodness!! lol

Katb

I spend more on shoes than my clothes!!

About 2 years ago I went through all my clothes I was "Saving for the Fantasy" world and took them to my consignment store and or donated them. I got rid of some really nice pieces- I say pieces- I am coming from a teacher's point of view, think holidays!! LOL

I will not part w/ my cool jacket my hubby got for me one Christmas, it is so Vintage/Hippie, it is a Medium, and I plan to wear it again, ONE DAY!!!

I have parted w/ the "party College outfits" from The Limited- so surely that will count???

Leanne

Yep, I drive across the border and do the 'cross border thing' at Ann Taylor too. But speaking from experience, don't be discouraged when you slip once in a while and rebuy the clothes from your youth. It will happen! I've done it. I've looked well, funny. Okay, hideous. I think we need a 12 step program.

Andrea Pitcher

Several friends of mine took all their beloved tshirts and cut the graphics into square blocks to be put into a quilt. A memory quilt of all jeans & shirts & high school rock crushes. What a fun quilt to wrap up in for TV watching or to take out for picnics and outdoor games. A conversation starter and a way to honor all the time & love you've had in those clothes - without having to keep wedging your body into them! Enjoy

Julianne

Welcome Melinda! I'll be monitoring your wardrobe from now on ;)

Julianne

Sorry Bianca. Membership denied. I've seen you in a bikini!

Julianne

Angie-

got the CT video. Cracked me up!

Julianne

Marti-

I'm not sure if you're allowed in or not. Haven't seen you in a while but I'm pretty sure you're a certified hot mama!

Ann Taylor. It's the only way to go.

Julianne

New Diva-

Ann Taylor. I agree with Jacquelyn.

Julianne

Jacquelyn-

i can relate to the jeans that you don't need to unzip or unbutton to pull up and down. ALL of my low-rise jeans are like that. why is it that it's taken us 5 years to have this epiphany when it's been staring us in the face for so long?

Julianne

Sarah K-

Good to hear from you! Congrats on the weight loss! Awesome. Send some of those vibes my way.

Julianne

Leanne-

Long tunics! Nice. I'm going to have to give those a try. My body might reject them though as I am so used to T-shirts.

Julianne

Toni-

I laughed at the mere mention of pimping out a walker! Kudos to you for being comfortable with your wardrobe.

Julianne

Katb-

Sounds like you are well ahead of the curve in the movement. Kudos.

Julianne

Leanne-

A twelve step program is an excellent idea. Now all we need is a clever name (and a strategy).

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