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BLAZER HELP NOW PLEASE -- I found a few more and some shoes

post #1 of 43
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I should really be getting rid of these, shouldn't I? I have a bunch of nice Talbots khakis (I don't know what they are made of off hand, but not 100% cotton -- they are dressier than that) that I have in the basement and haven't worn in 5 years because they are work clothes (I teach). I'm torn between tossing them because I know they are out of style and keeping them because then I won't have to buy them if I teach again. I'm not worried about being stylish, but I don't want to be overly outdated either.

Should they go in the donation bag???
post #2 of 43
5 years? let the pants go...
post #3 of 43
Pleated pants with tapered legs should not be worn in public by anyone........
and I am CERTAINLY not a fashionista.

Note I am currently wearing a pair of Merona jeans that are a size too big (post preg still losing weight) and a stained gap long sleeve tshirt. So I'm not being some kind of stinky fashion snob....but honestly, those simply aren't flattering.

Liz
post #4 of 43
Donate 'em!
post #5 of 43
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Originally Posted by dachshundqueen View Post
Pleated pants with tapered legs should not be worn in public by anyone........

I'm not being some kind of stinky fashion snob....but honestly, those simply aren't flattering.
Agreed! Donate them

If you teach again treat yourself to a new pair of flat front straight leg trousers - you can probably find some at a thrift store if you have them in your area. They'll be much more flattering and you won't regret it
post #6 of 43
oh please please DONATE them!
post #7 of 43
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Should they go in the donation bag???
Yes. Yes they should.

post #8 of 43
Eeeek! Please get rid of them! No one looks good in a pair of pants with tapered legs and a pleated front. Pick up a nice pair of straight legged, flat front trousers (on sale or at your local thrift store) and don't look back.
post #9 of 43
I'm a former teacher and I have been slowly tossing a LOT of frumpy teacher clothes, including a couple of pairs of pants like the ones you're talking about! Toss 'em. When/if you go back to work, don't you deserve some cute new post-new-mom clothes? That's my thinking, anyway.
post #10 of 43
Yes! Say good bye! (Where is the "toss it out" smiley?)
post #11 of 43
Burn them.
post #12 of 43
Thread Starter 
Okay, they are out of here today.

I'm just so cheap I don't want to have to replace them. I do have some plain front, straight leg pants, but only 2 pairs. I'll even get rid of some of the dresses and shirts I don't love. Thank you all for your bluntness.
post #13 of 43
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22 pairs of pants ready to go. Some were painful because they were wool or linen and really expensive.

What kinds of blazers should I be getting rid of?
post #14 of 43
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Originally Posted by sarasprings View Post
22 pairs of pants ready to go.
Yay for you!
post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by sarasprings View Post
22 pairs of pants ready to go. Some were painful because they were wool or linen and really expensive.
Try not to think about how expensive things are when donating them. Instead focus on how nice it will be to have the extra room in your closet and how thrilled someone else will be finding them at the thrift store. I remember my aunt going to Goodwill and finding an amazing wool blazer that was the perfect size, fit and color for her when she was really broke and needed a blazer for work. Imagine how great it will be to know you are putting those items back into the community where they will get used rather than take up extra closet space.
post #16 of 43
just FYI....I asked my 13yo dniece , pants with pleats and tapered legs , what doyou do with them??
her answer...


burn them.
post #17 of 43
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Originally Posted by sarasprings View Post

What kinds of blazers should I be getting rid of?


i dont 'think' women wear blazers anymore... mainly little jacket type things now...
post #18 of 43
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Originally Posted by sarasprings View Post
22 pairs of pants ready to go. Some were painful because they were wool or linen and really expensive.

What kinds of blazers should I be getting rid of?
Any that are not very simple. Any that do not look cute with a pair of jeans. Any with big shoulder pads.
post #19 of 43
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Originally Posted by 1growingsprout View Post
i dont 'think' women wear blazers anymore... mainly little jacket type things now...
I think you're on to something--my local consignment store won't take them. It's a shame IMO because I don't want to wear a little jacket--I want something nice and long to cover those bulges!!!
post #20 of 43
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I'm going to have a peek at those blazers soon. I know I don't have any with shoulder pads. What about ones that are fitted (sort of like pantsuit type)? I have a couple little jacket ones. Hmmm. If you can all stick with me, I may have to take some pictures.
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