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Old 12-06-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I absolutely cannot stand to see people in their sleepwear out in public. Just can't. I know I live in the Land of Ultimate Casualness (northwest) but seeing people at their worst is NOT something I'm able to get used to.
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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Maybe it is where I live, but in my medium sized Midwestern city I have noticed a style of clothing with younger people. It seems it has become fashionable to wear slippers and pajamas everywhere, or pajamas and Ugg boots.

I don't dress fancy, nor am I old (30s), but it takes the same amount of time to put on pants and a shirt.

Anyway, I don't really care. Well, other than looking at pretty girls who don't dress like cr*p, which is more difficult in my land of frumpiness.

Just an observation.

Well. I am deciding I kind of like this trend.

Why?

Because I am a woman in my mid-40s. The other day I ran an errand in dark-wash jeans, a simple grey cashmere sweater, and some basic black boots. I had my hair combed into a slick pony tail and had moisturizer and a smear of tinted lip balm. Verrrry casual. Quite comfy.

Damnnnnn if I didn't look better than half of the teenagers and 20-somethings in the store.

I mean, really, if the younger ladies want to clomp around in baggy pjs and greasy hair....well, more power to them!

Y'all are making us older women look mighty damn fine.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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Well. I am deciding I kind of like this trend.

Why?

Because I am a woman in my mid-40s. The other day I ran an errand in dark-wash jeans, a simple grey cashmere sweater, and some basic black boots. I had my hair combed into a slick pony tail and had moisturizer and a smear of tinted lip balm. Verrrry casual. Quite comfy.

Damnnnnn if I didn't look better than half of the teenagers and 20-somethings in the store.

I mean, really, if the younger ladies want to clomp around in baggy pjs and greasy hair....well, more power to them!

Y'all are making us older women look mighty damn fine.
Yep, I agree. It doesn't take much to look nice.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Back in Melbourne.....home of road rage and aggression
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Well. I am deciding I kind of like this trend.

Why?

Because I am a woman in my mid-40s. The other day I ran an errand in dark-wash jeans, a simple grey cashmere sweater, and some basic black boots. I had my hair combed into a slick pony tail and had moisturizer and a smear of tinted lip balm. Verrrry casual. Quite comfy.

Damnnnnn if I didn't look better than half of the teenagers and 20-somethings in the store.

I mean, really, if the younger ladies want to clomp around in baggy pjs and greasy hair....well, more power to them!

Y'all are making us older women look mighty damn fine.
You know, plaidmom, I never thought of it like that! By jinx you've got it! I will now remember to be thankful every time I see one of these unkempt urchins out and about.

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Old 12-08-2010, 05:36 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Well. I am deciding I kind of like this trend.

Why?

Because I am a woman in my mid-40s. The other day I ran an errand in dark-wash jeans, a simple grey cashmere sweater, and some basic black boots. I had my hair combed into a slick pony tail and had moisturizer and a smear of tinted lip balm. Verrrry casual. Quite comfy.

Damnnnnn if I didn't look better than half of the teenagers and 20-somethings in the store.

I mean, really, if the younger ladies want to clomp around in baggy pjs and greasy hair....well, more power to them!

Y'all are making us older women look mighty damn fine.
Hahaha ... this is true!
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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Relax, sis. Like I said earlier, this is the Fashion and Beauty forum--where people get to comment on beauty and fashion.

Again, I'm certainly older than you and am willing to chalk my opinions up to my age. But the way you dress tells other people how you feel, not only about yourself, but about them and the occasion as well. Otherwise, we'd all wear flour sacks all the time.

As for flip-flops at a funeral, to me, a funeral is a somber occasion and I think the clothes one wears should acknowledge that. Your clothes should say that you recognize that this is a very important, often heart-wrenching, event for the people involved. Flip-flops say that you consider this just another little thing you have to do today. Surely your toes can go without air for an hour or so while you pay your respects to someone's loved one?
I am not too young myself. Just turned 35.

I refuse to read that much into what people have on. If a family member of mine were to die and someone showed up in swimwear I would just be happy that they were there to pay respect.

This idea of dressing for the occasion is outdated. If I want to wear bike shorts and crop top jacket to a wedding, I will. No one is going to stop me. They should be glad that I decided to even show up.
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Old 12-08-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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I am not too young myself. Just turned 35.

I refuse to read that much into what people have on. If a family member of mine were to die and someone showed up in swimwear I would just be happy that they were there to pay respect.

This idea of dressing for the occasion is outdated. If I want to wear bike shorts and crop top jacket to a wedding, I will. No one is going to stop me. They should be glad that I decided to even show up.
There's just not a lot I can add to this.
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I absolutely cannot stand to see people in their sleepwear out in public. Just can't. I know I live in the Land of Ultimate Casualness (northwest) but seeing people at their worst is NOT something I'm able to get used to.
Don't go to the airport, then. I know people want to be comfortable when they fly, but it's possible to do that without wearing your bathrobe in public.
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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This idea of dressing for the occasion is outdated. If I want to wear bike shorts and crop top jacket to a wedding, I will.
Talk about outdated! This isn't the 80's! lol
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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I am in Wal-Mart trying to get items for my household, not a modeling contract. As long as I am not at risk of being charged with public indecency, what is the problem?


There is no public health hazard with wearing bed clothes anywhere. With the number of people who walk around with unwashed hands, underwear that hasn't been changed in days, and just general body secretions, me wearing my bed clothes should be the least of anyone's worries!


I have worn flip-flops to weddings, graduations, and baptisms. What's the problem? It's not like I'm throwing my feet in people's faces. I just like to have my toes air out.


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the way you dress tells other people how you feel, not only about yourself, but about them and the occasion as well. Otherwise, we'd all wear flour sacks all the time.

As for flip-flops at a funeral, to me, a funeral is a somber occasion and I think the clothes one wears should acknowledge that. Your clothes should say that you recognize that this is a very important, often heart-wrenching, event for the people involved. Flip-flops say that you consider this just another little thing you have to do today. Surely your toes can go without air for an hour or so while you pay your respects to someone's loved one?

THIS^^. Exactly.
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