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4/22/08 3:28 P

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IKWYM, Don. There are a couple of "upscale" thrift shops in Naples that are only a bargain when they're having one of their periodic sales. And even the SA has a "boutique" area where the prices are quite high. There are times when you might as well go to Penney's or Walmart (especially at clearance time) and get new stuff!

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4/22/08 1:03 P

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Our thrift stores are a bit pricey, or maybe it's that my wife has such a great nose for clothes deals that thrift store prices don't seem so hot...lol.

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4/22/08 10:16 A

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In Chicago we have some great thrift shops, so I do check those now and again.

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4/22/08 6:08 A

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Have y'all tried the thrift shops? I always take a day of my vacation in the States to check out Goodwill, SA, etc. Because the summer is so short in Germany, I don't like to spend a lot on things like shorts. I got some great capris when I was last in FL in February - $3 and $5. I wore them while I was there - now I'm waiting for it to get warm enough to wear them here!

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4/19/08 7:29 A

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I thought about altering some blazers that I have but it probably is too much for the cost of the blazers and I have so enjoyed buying new clothes that I will just get things a bit at a time. Summer is going to be tough as I have nothing that will fit and almost everything is going to be huge on me (doesn't that sound wonderful!). So I am ready to start looking. I will just get a few pieces at a time and everything else is going!

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4/18/08 8:40 P

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I have an expensive, knee-length leather coat that I'm going to HATE to give up (I'm wearing it in some of my pics shared here), but I fear paying for alterations is just going to be too outrageous.

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4/18/08 8:36 P

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The good news: I'm finally fitting into the SMALLEST of clothes left over from a brief skinny stint I enjoyed in the early 90's when I had a gastroplasty done. Sadly I wasn't ready to change my lifestyle and regained everything and THEN some!

The bad news (at least for my wallet!): I'm going to have to start buying new clothes! :-)

I have already been giving away LOADS of clothes along the way. Now that I'm as far as I have come, my selection isn't what I'd like it to be. I am way past sick and tired of wearing all those dark, drab colors...I want to brighten my clothes choices with much greater color variation! If only I had a budget that would allow this more quickly...!

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4/18/08 7:46 P

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Frannie, same here. I have some things that are a little baggy but presentable, so I won't get rid of those just yet. But I've been holding onto a blue suit that I keep thinking I'll have altered. Just don't think it's worth the investment. I need to let it go and will be doing that tomorrow!

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The only thing I kept was some shirts and sweaters because I can't afford to replace everything. I intend to get rid of everything.

Frannie
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4/18/08 4:21 P

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If you've lost weight during the past year: Do you have any articles of clothing that you're keeping "in case you gain weight again"? Today would be a great day to get rid of them - pass it on, or donate it to a charity organization. Let's close the door on the past and clear space in the closet for new, better fitting clothes.

And if you're working on losing or on losing more: Do you have an article of clothing "from the good old days" that you'd like to fit into again? Hang it up somewhere where you can see it and let the view motivate you to keep on track!

Michelle

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"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

Go, Firecrackers!




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