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#31 of 42 Old 05-15-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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I usually wear comfy skirts and t-shirts and accesorize with pretty jewelry.

I just got Gap t-shirts and they are sooooooo nice. Really thick and they keep their shape. http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=17082&vid=1&pid=751165

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We're not supposed to wash our pants after each wearing?

 

I know some folks will wear them 2x before washing... I just feel gross enough after a day in jeans that I figure I need washed and so do they.

Plus, I like the way they fit after they've been washed and have dried - they're a big snugger.

 

I am not surprised to find that I am the cause of my own jeans destruction.


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I don't wash jeans every time I wear them -  as long as they look clean, I wear them again.  The bottom of the legs do start looking dirty after a few wears, or on a muddy day, and I wash them then.

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Oh yeah dude, don't wash so much. I wash mine after they've stretched out too much or get stained, maybe 3-5 wears. I buy them on the tighter side so that they fit best on the second or third wear. But I will say there is something magical about my J Brand jeans. They hold their shape for longer than my others and fade less. Last year I got some Madewell jeans as a gift ($98), and in 6 months of light wear they have faded so much I never wear them anymore. So yes, I'd say there is probably a big difference between the 75-100 range and the $150-180 range. BUT I've never actually paid that much. I would go to Anthro or Nordstrom and try on a bunch to find your brand and size, then stalk sales online. IME sizing is very consistent within a high end brand, so I know I'm a 26 in J Brands regardless of style. Anthro clothing, generally speaking, goes on sale for 40-50% off, which is how I got $180 Earnest Sewns for $99. So you can probably find a brand like AG, J Brand, ES, Joe's (although Joe's stretch out way, way too much) in your price range.



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I am an expert sales stalker.  I also go thrifting.  People are frequently impressed by my ability to pull labels out of the rack without looking - oh, yeah, I'll brag on that.

I found the most GORGEOUS leopard print dress, Nordstrom (brand escapes my mind off hand), tags still on it, $4, the last time I really went in and got down to business.

 

So - don't wash the jeans so much.  It's so difficult for me not to wash things.  But I"m glad for the advice! 
 


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Totally can relate - I go to the second hand stores and can spot an Anthro brand from three racks away! No time these days for thrifting...maybe again when DS is a bit older and less of a tornado of destruction.



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Totally can relate - I go to the second hand stores and can spot an Anthro brand from three racks away! No time these days for thrifting...maybe again when DS is a bit older and less of a tornado of destruction.

LOL! Me too! But with toddler in tow, it just becomes a very stressful, speedy, unrelaxing experience. Boo!

 

I don't wash my jeans too often either. They happen to fit fine for one or two wears, but after that they could use a wash. My Joe's stretch out so big that I don't think I will ever buy that brand again. I have a dh who hates baggy bum nono02.gif

 

I am currently 27 weeks pregnant, and cannot wait to get back into my regular clothes again!


 

 

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In the winter I usually wear jeans and a v-neck sweater or t-shirt and cardigan.   I have a few button up shirts but for some reason I hate wearing them.

In the summer I tend to go for knee length casual (like khaki or denim) skirts. I find in knee length I can do most things, am fairly comfy but it covers the spiders veins on my thighs. innocent.gif I have 2 pairs of shorts if I am doing something where a skirt wouldn't work. I do a mix of tanks/tees and some nicer (than t-shirt) but casual tops.  Like this: http://www.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=34611&vid=1&pid=134992

 

I mostly look for clearance deals when we go to the shopping area that's an hour away.  I would love to thrift more but it seems to take dedication and with little ones in tow that doesn't work well.  That and I don't live in a town with fashion sense.  People have to own good clothes to donate them and they don't do that here.  irked.gif

 

(That being said I am sitting here at nearly 3 pm in yoga pants and free softball t-shirt.  I don't feel well today and am in a bad mood but I need to change for a family gathering.)


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I do the hippy look ... hemp pants with a nursing tank top and wrap top, At night I switch the wrap top for a thermal henley. I rarely wear other things during the week. I have a few variations of this kind of thing.

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MY ADVICE!!!

 

Buy a wicked cool hat-mine are fedoras

Some super big jackie o glasses

A ton of scarves

DONE

 

Seriously I live in

jeans or tights

plain tees/long sleeve tight low cut shirts w easy access to the boobs for babe,

Short dress/long shirts over tights

maxi dresses...which are my fave

 

Fall its tights w a dress/shirt. If im going out I throw on my knee high riding boots and a cute scarf. Hat if needed-usually its my gpas old fedora joy.gif

Spring/summer its a maxi dress w flip flops throw on a hat and sunglasses.

 

Around the house I always have on a cute apron..seriously ALWAYS. With pockets for my cell and baby's soothiethumb.gif


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MY ADVICE!!!

 

Buy a wicked cool hat-mine are fedoras

Some super big jackie o glasses

A ton of scarves

DONE

 

Seriously I live in

jeans or tights

plain tees/long sleeve tight low cut shirts w easy access to the boobs for babe,

Short dress/long shirts over tights

maxi dresses...which are my fave

 

Fall its tights w a dress/shirt. If im going out I throw on my knee high riding boots and a cute scarf. Hat if needed-usually its my gpas old fedora joy.gif

Spring/summer its a maxi dress w flip flops throw on a hat and sunglasses.

 

Around the house I always have on a cute apron..seriously ALWAYS. With pockets for my cell and baby's soothiethumb.gif

Aprons are seriously underrated!  Everyone should have a couple.  thumb.gif

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I love Maxi Dresses for summer. They are comfy and easy to BF in, and a necklace and a pair of sandals makes them cute for going out the house. I call it my "chic moomoo". lol.

I have always been a jeans and t-shirt/tanktop girl, so not much has changed there. I like loose sweaters/hoodies in the fall/winter. Being able to easily BF in whatever I'm wearing is a big thing for me.

For me, the biggest thing that helps me not feel frumpy is not what I wear so much as my hair/face. A quick shower and neat ponytail (my son pulls my hair if I leave it down), and some lip gloss and mascara make me feel like a woman again. :)
 


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