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#31 of 41 Old 01-12-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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i love the plain t shirts at old navy, and they usually have a bunch on clearance for like $5, and theyre only like $10 full price. also im overseas, and i love the fact that they have $5 shipping

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I just wanted to post that I find skirts and jumpers (and even some dresses) to be practical, comfortable, durable, and forgiving. This is probably obvious, but denim is a really practical/durable fabric. I have one elastic-waist long flowy denim skirt that I practically live in; it can go many days without washing if I'm careful and it goes "with" everything. I don't wear shirts that need tucking in; mostly I have loose long-sleeve t-shirts and a couple of sweaters that I rotate. I also have two "perfect" shirt dresses dresses that are very similar, old Eddie Bauer style with long sleeves, slightly high (loose) waist, and just long enough for my taste - one is denim, one is corduroy. In the summer I also wear simple dresses, often no-sleeved and usually cotton knit (PRINT so the stains won't show, LOL).

I'd suggest either solid-color skirts/jumpers and print shirts, or print skirts (like long flowy hippie skirts maybe?) and solid-color shirts and sweaters.

I think I got every skirt and nearly every shirt I currently wear at a thrift shop, Sally Ann, goodwill, or as a hand-me-down. I kind of accumulated them - as I found things I liked, I got rid of things I didn't like.

I'm pretty self-conscious about my shape and this works for me. Nothing tight at the waist and nothing tight on the wallet! LOL.

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I am 6 mos pp and totally hear you on the nothing looking good anymore. It's not really more weight, it's like a new shape after two kids! I am also purging my closet - I'm having no problem getting rid of things but don't have the $$ right now to replace them with simple, functional, and basic pieces.

My dream is to chuck every single item in my closet and buy a few tops and bottoms from Eileen Fisher: http://www.eileenfisher.com/scripts/...90000001044050

I strive for that kind of style & sensibility with what I have now.

Although I did leave the house today with my pj bottoms under a short jean skirt.
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In the Lands End catalog or at Sears.


Lands end will show you say 5 pieces and make a ton of outfits out of them. Easy!



If you buy from the catalog at Sears, the shipping is free. Their customer service is wonderful too!




www.landsend.com
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My dream is to chuck every single item in my closet and buy a few tops and bottoms from Eileen Fisher: http://www.eileenfisher.com/scripts/...90000001044050

I strive for that kind of style & sensibility with what I have now.

I hear you on this one, $ won't allow me to purchase Eileen but I too try for the look. I also like the look of Sundance Catalog and J Jill
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holy smokes! sundance has organic tees on sale for 14.99 to 19.99! and they're really gorgeous...
just wanted to share....
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I like the clothes at American Apparel -- it's easy to get versatile pieces that are good for layering...
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I'm subbing... while I have a good simple summer wardrobe, I'm totally lost in the winter. Somehow it seems harder for warm clothes to look good nowadays (requires better tailoring & material I guess), and then I end up either looking frumpy or juggling styles... and as I've figured out, it's having multiple different styles which leads to non-simple wardrobes.
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Am I missing something? I went to the Sundance site but can't find the sale tees. BTW, though, J.Jill has some great sale buys -- long sleeve tees for 9.99.
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The Sundance sale tees are in the section named Outlet. Then you have to look in shirts.

They are nice. But I am NOT buying anything new this year (i just must keep repeating that to myself and thinking aboutsaving money and downsizing).
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I'm subbing... while I have a good simple summer wardrobe, I'm totally lost in the winter. Somehow it seems harder for warm clothes to look good nowadays (requires better tailoring & material I guess), and then I end up either looking frumpy or juggling styles... and as I've figured out, it's having multiple different styles which leads to non-simple wardrobes.
i've managed a bit of a winter wardrobe with a couple nice sweaters (BP at Nordies has some fashon savvy stuff at kiddie prices)... although, living in the southwest, i dont need much.
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