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LILLITH32
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The best problem ever, and I need some good advice.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I have a problem. It's called, lack of clothing. The brand new jeans I got three weeks ago can be taken off without unbuttoning them, and threaten to slide down my behind when I move. I tried size 8 pants at the mall today, and realized... I'm not size 8. I'm size 6. Wow. It feels great to be able to say that, but therein lies my problem... I was a size 8 only three weeks ago. I am deathly afraid of buying new clothing just to have to buy new ones in a few weeks. I don't have enough money for that! I was thinking of getting my old pants tailored, but most of them are not worth the money. So, the question is... What should I do for a new wardrobe? I am currently job hunting, and need to look decent without breaking the bank. Any advice, Spark folks?
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  • v JULIEPIZZ
    So proud of you! You can make leggings work in place of jeans...these are about $8. I say try a Good Will near a wealthy community...if you put in the time -you can get amazing deals!
    1047 days ago
  • v KAMINEKO
    Woohoo! That's awesome, even if a bit problematic. Do you have consignment/Plato's Closet (or Clothes Mentor)/Good Will near by? I've been going there lately for some of my "transition" pieces.If you do't mind spending time on the hunt, there are some good deals.

    Aside from that, maybe washing the jeans in hot water and drying on high heat will shrink them some?

    Congratulations!
    1049 days ago
  • v MISSUSRIVERRAT
    Maybe you could shrink the jeans in the dryer?
    1049 days ago
  • v SNOW_LEOPARD_74
    I agree with Tiger_Lily.... get a couple interviewing outfits and use a belt or safety pins or something to make do with what you have until you are done losing weight or at least until you are settling into the size you want to be. For the non-interviews, maybe buy a couple essential and versatile items at a thrift store.

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    1049 days ago
  • v TIGER_LILY_613
    LOL emoticon This is an awesome problem to have. Congratulations on getting to size 6 ! emoticon What about tailoring (or buying) one or two outfits specifically for job interviews, and getting a belt for the rest ?
    1049 days ago
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