Monday, December 13, 2010

Time for Me: Part 3 - Clothing and enter to win $100 Visa gift card

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and Olay.

As most of you know, I focus most of my sewing efforts on my children as well as my children’s clothing line.  After posting my “Shawl Collar Sweater Tutorial” I started thinking that I should take some time here and there and make something for myself.

For the last three years, since I have been either pregnant or nursing, I feel like my wardrobe has been all over the place.  I’ve got maternity clothes, just had a baby post-pregnancy clothes, sort of just had a baby post pregnancy clothes, and my “I still feel like I need to lose 5-10lbs after having a baby” clothes (which is where I currently stand).  But whether or not those 5 or 10 pounds is ever going to come off is definitely a mystery.  So in the meantime, I need to make sure I feel great in all of my current clothing.

I find too often that women wait until they reach their ideal body shape or weight before buying clothing that makes them feel good.  Well, that’s pretty silly, isn’t it? What if we never reach that ideal?  We are going to go our whole life in clothes we "so-so" like?   Well, I’m not going to let myself go there.  I’m going to make sure I love all of the pieces in my wardrobe and I think I will add to my current collection with some of these fabulous women’s clothing tutorials.  Who’s with me?

Here are just a handful on my current “to-do” list.


  1. Billy Cardigan by No Big Dill on Luvinthemommyhood
  2. Dress to skirt refashion by Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy
  3. Cape Pattern by Burda Style
  4. Vintage hankie cardigan refashion by Disney from Ruffles and Stuff
  5. Tablecloth skirt by V & Co.
  6. Tank top by Made by Lex


7.  Cardigan refashion by Make It Perfect on U-create
8.  Autumn Ruffle Leaf Tee by Amy from Positively Splendid
9.  Ruffle Shirt by Make It and Love It
10. Shirt to dress refashion by Made by Lex
11. Ruffle Tube Top by Happy Together

So now that I’ve got my skin-care regime down with my Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Moisturizing Lotion with Cooling Hydration, my new make-up and some new wardrobe items, what’s left?  Accessories!  Check back next week when I round-up some fabulous accessories tutorials and a chance to win another $100 Visa gift card!

How do you feel about your wardrobe?  Are you in limbo with your post-pregnancy body?  What fashion sewing tutorials are on your to-do list?

All comments on this post will be entered to win a $100 Vista gift card.  Come on – join the conversation!  And if you have a moment, check out the other 14 awesome bloggers giving away a $100 Visa gift card today as well……enter to win them all!

Rules:
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Sweepstakes ends 5 PM PST on December 20, 2010.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random drawing, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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238 comments:

  1. I think my biggest wardrobe problem is because I am a stay-at -home mom now. I'm pretty much the same size post-pregnancy (with twins, yay me!). But I find it impossible to justify wearing anything other than jeans, sweatpants, etc.

    But now that my girls are a little older (2.5 yo), I've been trying to dress it up a little. Add a cute frilly shirt with jeans. But I definitely need to try harder.

    I wish I could sew. :( Those patterns you posted are adorable. But if the Cottage Mama started offering clothes for mommies, of course, I'd be excited. :)

    dawncwru

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  2. and the official rules link says access denied...

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  3. I have had the Billy Cardigan by No Big Dill in my bookmarks for too long but haven't had time to get it started...maybe when my mom is in town for Christmas!
    I am actually in better shape now then before having kids but my clothing is not. When I was working out of the home I had nice business attire, now I have "these jeans still smell clean" and "sure I wear it as a pajama top but it is also a t-shirt." It is a sad state of affairs.

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  4. I'm not exactly in limbo, but I haven't shed all the baby weight either.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/14322244067004416

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  6. I am totally in limbo. Although my youngest is 14 months old, I still have 10 pounds to loose. I can wear most of my pre-pregnancy clothes, but they don't look great. Besides that, I have a generic mommy look. Never cute and dressy, just jeans and basic tops. I have a hard time venturing from solid colors. My jewelry collection was depleted over Thanksgiving when our house was robbed, so I can't even count on that making an outfit. Ugh.

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  7. Oh my, how an extra 100.00 would come in sooo handy right now. Can't wait for you to start on the women's line. lol.

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  8. The Billy Cardi is on my to-do list as well! Fell in love with it during the Knits vs Sews competition! I am in pregnancy mode, but the early stages where you just look like you are gaining weight, versus preggers. Definitely need a new wardrobe at the moment, pants not fitting well - but not quite mentally ready to set up shop in Destination Maternity...argh. Lol. Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!

    jgerblick@hotmail.com

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  9. oh love that Billy Cardi, I can totally see that on you Lindsay! My wardrobe is in serious despair! Im one of those waiting for my ideal weight, but you are right, I need to stop waiting and start liking what I look like now!

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  10. Awesome opportunity! I'd love to win! I love the Billy Cardi too!

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  11. I absolutely need a wardrobe makeover. I've started to go through my closet to get rid of things I haven't worn in awhile. I have bought a few new things that I like recently. I've avoided getting too much since I am not very happy with my body right now. :( I am hoping for a sewing machine form Santa. I've never sewn before but I have been inspired the past few months. I'd love to try to make something for myself. :o)

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  12. That would be so awesome. I am 9 months post pregnant and slowly getting back to my old self! This one has certainly been the most challenging. He's my third and was 9lbs 3oz!

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  13. My wardrobe definitely needs serious updating...recently moved to a much colder climate than where I was before which is finding me quite chilly in my classic toms and short sleeved shirts with light cardis...that's a problem.

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  14. Great tutorial roundup! I'll definitely be trying some of those AFTER I have this baby that's currently residing in my uterus :) It does take a while to lose those post preggo pounds, and I'm with ya'll, a little something new, even if you're not at your ideal weight yet really does something for your confidence!

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  15. Being a stay at home mom for my 14 month old daughter is wonderful, but it has definitely shrunk the monthly budget and has left no room for luxuries like new clothes etc etc. My problem is that most of my clothes are in need of a few pieces to glam them up and make me feel like a cute mom again, not just a blah mom. Am noticing that a lot of my clothes a darker and solid colors, so I need to find some brighter pieces and print pieces to make outfits pop!

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  16. I'm currently pregnant but will have the post-baby clothes problem again in January. And I stay at home so I feel guilty spending money on nice clothing! Although I need to be better about it because looking nice does make me feel better about my baby body!

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  17. Thanks for sharing those links, great inspiration! I especially love the Ruffle Tube Top and I have some gray knit fabric that just might work for that!

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  18. My wardrobe needs a little spice. I would love to try the skirt tutorial. I haven't made clothing yet and am a bit nervous about trying.

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  19. I am still hoping to shed the baby weight... I haven't bought clothes in ages because of this.

    Thank you,
    Hanneke

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  20. I need to seriously clean out my closet and get rid of all of the clothes that don't fit me right but I am so hesitant to do so because of the whole "what if" thing. (What if I actually lose a bit more weight and those fit again?) I am also a SAHM so, my day-to-day wear is fairly mundane. Sweats or comfy clothes when I'm home and jeans when I run errands. I've always had trouble finding clothes that fit me right. I really need to learn to sew my own but I am finding hard to get the time to do so.

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  21. I love to sew, but since I'm not a tailor, tops rarely fit proper. Skirts are much better, and I love to make them. But, back to the tops. That's what I need! (And changing the mindset that says, "Oh, this is still clean, even if I wore it the past two days...")

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  22. I've been wanting to make some LBB Twirl Skirts for myself.

    rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

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  23. I have been trying to loose that last 5-10 lbs forever it feels!!! I look at my wardrobe and just want to cry!! BUT a $100 GC would help get me some fun things :) Love all the inspirations you have linked to!!!

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  24. I am feeling very blah about my wardrobe lately! I still have 10-15 lbs to lose before I will allow myself to buy any new clothes. Plus, it's just more fun to buy clothes for my kiddos! :)

    renabolt@gmail.com

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  25. Well now that my babe is 16 months my body is stabilizing. I havent made myself anything but Ithink I will for spring and summer. Better start now. NO BIG DILL has an awesome ruffle skirt tut that I realLY WANt tO TRY

    CLOVERATON@COX.NET

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  26. Well, I'm not pregnant and I have never been pregnant, but I also haven't bought any new clothes (other than bermuda shorts on super clearance that I won't be able to wear until summer) since around October and even then it was only one shirt. I've been looking at my sad little wardrobe just dying to buy new clothes. I'm only trying to hold off until Christmas.

    I like your tutorials. To be honest, I hardly ever sew anything for myself. Maybe I should try it out..after Christmas that is. : )
    lannywhAThotmailDOTcom

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  27. I love tutorial #5. I definitely need some more A-line skirts in my life to hide my mummy tummy.

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  28. After being a stay at home mom for a number of years now, I'm just getting ready to go back into the workforce and honestly, I really need to update my whole wardrobe. Basically I have "Mom" clothing and nothing that would be presentable for work. After the holidays, I plan I buying a few pieces to get me started.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/peg42/status/14470882214809601
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  30. I gained way too much weight with my two pregnancies. I also haven't bought or made much of anything new because I want to lose the weight so badly. I just wear the clothes that were loose and are now fitting. I should probably give in and just buy clothes that I like. I just joined a co-op at the gym, though, so I can go even though I have two little ones at home. We'll see how well that goes.
    Thanks so much,
    kally3756(at)yahoo(com)

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  31. I have tried to add a few things that fit post-baby, my pre-baby clothes were mostly all too big. I just wish my clothes were a little less jeans/ sweats and t-shirt.

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  32. My workday wardrobe is pretty simple. I usually go with a cardigan and a pair of dress pants. I love that you can hide so much with a big warm comfy sweater now though!
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  33. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ohstac/status/14489273889726464
    nrdunningATgmailDOTcom

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  34. My wardrobe is too relaxing and sometimes I look like a kid, not my age at all! That's my problem with it.

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  35. My wardrobe consists of jean and t-shirts and now that winter is here, a fleece top thrown over it. It could definitely use some help. There are no fashion sewing tutorials on my list as I don't sew.

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  36. tweet!

    http://twitter.com/5teapea/status/14493488750002177

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  37. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/14493551677153282

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  38. My wardrobe is awful.I have had so many changes in weight, it seems like nothing ever fits right.

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  39. These are great tutorials, and a few that I hadn't seen yet. Thanks for sharing! I love refashioning for myself. I hate buying new while I'm wanting to lose my baby weight ( 3 years later!!) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  40. I like about half of my wardrobe and am ready to upcycle the rest. I like loose fitting shirts, right now & vintage inspired prints/styles & let's not forget the "holy" jeans…My weight has increased, in the past week, due to a medication that I have been put on & I can't wait to stop taking it, so I can feel better about whatever I am wearing, etc.

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  41. I think my wardrobe is always a year behind the time..maybe 2 years
    whit1966@gmail.com

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  42. I hate my wardrobe right now because nothing fits ! I've got to lose the weight ...ugh
    http://icoulduseadeal.com/
    jtrophy at gmail dot com

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  43. wardrobe sucks- lost weight- stuff too big

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  44. http://twitter.com/jtrophy/status/14505674826321921 tweeted jtrophy at gmail dot com
    http://icoulduseadeal.com/

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  45. I have posted the contest on my blog…

    http://www.pikldpink.com/2010/12/100-giveaway-at-cottage-home.html

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  46. I like my wardrobe right now, although I would be happy to lose some more of the pouch. I would really love to start making some pretty headbands.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. My wardrobe is getting a bit classier since I recently took a new job. However, I would like to kick it up a notch...I'm way too tailored and would like to add some fun!

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  48. My wardrobe is suffering this season - it seems that all my sweaters are already looking worn out from last year.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  49. tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/14517007919616000
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  50. Ugh. Definitely in limbo over here. Things are starting to tighten up a little more...thankfully. But, I'm still not fitting into my pre-pregnancy clothes. My wardrobe is sad. The billy cardigan is definitely on my to make list...post-Christmas.

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  51. more than limbo - never lost the pregnancy weight in the first place then diagnosed with cancer which I am fighting now. Just need a break from stress! sewing? not I. had cancer treatment and isolation last few weeks. lucky if I can get into the shower with the lack of energy these days
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  52. We feel okay about our wardrobes. This is the first I learned about the tutorials, we we'll take a look at them. Thanks!

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  53. a tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/benny8484/status/14540470696812544

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  54. I need to go shopping to update my wardrobe!
    I tend to wear the same thing over and over - same style -different color!

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  55. i tweeted about this giveaway

    http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/14553767219298304

    debbiebellows[at]gmail[dot]com

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  56. These are great! I just love tutorials, and the feminine touches are perfect on these.

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  57. I need a new wardrobe. I dont have anything nice.

    I havent been pregnant since 2002, so I dont have any post pregnancy issues.

    If I could sew, I would make my own clothes from patterns.

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  58. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/14561144966479872

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  59. I'm somewhat discontented with my wardrobe right now... at the awkward post nursing, have a few pounds to loose so some of my old clothes fit, some don't stage. Plus, I think my style's changing. I find clothes shopping frustrating because either it doesn't fit right, or I know I can make the same thing for so much less. Now if only I'd find the time to actually make all those clothes...

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  60. My wardrobe is pretty sad, but I need to lose weight, and I don't have the money to buy new clothes anyway, since DH is out of work. I do have lots of fabric, though, so I could make some clothes.

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  61. I love the billy cardigan and the tablecloth skirt! I recently stopped nursing my 14 month old, am still working on losing the baby weight but have lost some, and so I'm in the awkward phase phase where nothing fits! My "I just had a baby" clothes are too big but my normal size clothes at still too snug. Ugh. I hate getting dressed in the morning. Cute clothes like these that fit would make getting dressed so much fun!!

    PS would you please do a tutorial on how to sew knits? They baffle me.

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  62. Just Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/nellybarney/status/14604616809320449

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  63. My clothes right now are in between! i am still nursing my 13 month old but not a lot so i am in between my body going back to its "regular" shape. I feel like my shirts are super saggy and my jeans to, so i am not very happy with that! i think i to need new clothes!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

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  64. My wardrobe feels OK :) I know that sounds weird, but I really don't see a point to make any changes at the moment :P Maybe after I win this gift card, however...

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  65. I just tweeted this giveaway here :D

    http://twitter.com/TimboSquad/status/14605826480144384

    Please feel free to contact me at:

    sales4545 at gmail dot com

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  66. I went down a few sizes in the past year and so my wardrobe is pretty dismal. Hopefully, that will change soon.
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  67. Tweet - http://twitter.com/Dove056/status/14607107705802752
    Dove056 at aol dot com

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  68. I'm unhappy with my wardrobe. I don't have the money or energy for new clothing, but so much no longer fits right. I often feel like I am always wearing the same outfits over and over.
    chainmail (at) iwon (dot) com

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  69. When my youngest is 25 years old,does it still work to say it is 10 lbs of my last baby? Yea for making yourself look great no matter what your shape. Be healthy and happy--life is too short to worry about every lump and bump!

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  70. Would love to win this
    sandrarose99 at yahoo dot com

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  71. Love the ruffle top tut....and LOVE the visa gift card even more!

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  72. I feel kind of eh about my wardrobe. Like you, it's filled with clothes designed to hide the last few pounds.

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  73. I also have the stay at home mom wardrobe problem. No reason to dress up, but with my youngest almost two I am trying to look nicer. I would love to start sewing for me and not just the kids. I think I'll try the Billy Cardigan. It looks fun.

    kristie_keely(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. My wardrobe is hopeless, but I'm trying to build it slowly, with quality pieces, in hopes that someday I'll always look fabulous.

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  75. I need a wardrobe update. I tend to buy inexpensive clothes and they don't last

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  76. I am post pregnancy and pre -retoned. So I am leery of buying anything new, but my pre pregnancy clothes don't fit right. Hopefully this is just a short term thing. Though this is totally worth the struggle for my little sweet one.

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  77. My current wardrobe is kinda boring. All I wear are solids. I also feel like I wear the same things every week.

    I am not post pregnancy, but I have put on a little weight so that makes things more difficult.

    I have only sewed a couple of things. I would love to learn to make more, esp skirts.

    Thanks! Sarah

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  78. i'm not in limbo about my wardrobe, would like to donate it all and start over!! the skirt tutorial will be on my to do list.

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  79. In limbo, definitely. Can't wait for accessories tutorials.

    MCantu1019(at)aol(dot)com

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  80. i'm neutral with my wardrobe. love some of it but not enough of it, but i'm not crafty enough to attempt any sewing projects of my own, though those are cute clothes you've posted

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  81. I used to hate my clothes, but when I got pregnant my friend gave me all her amazing pregnancy clothes and I felt so good about wearing nice things, after I gave birth I started buying this I love and not things everybody else thought I should wear, I love my wardrobe now!

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  82. Right now I'm wearing maternity and as my belly grows the shirts that fit right are becoming fewer and fewer!

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  83. My wardrobe needs a makeover (so does my body). I ebb and flow but find that exercise is always harder for me in the winter--perhaps I should spend half the year in the land down under.

    Your list of inspirations is fabulous--I'm now off to check out several of those links--I particularly want to make the tablecloth skirt. It looks like it might be

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  84. I'm in limbo. I'm wearing the 'I've gained too much' stuff, and will NOT spend money until I've lost some.

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  85. I feel totally *not* happy with my current wardrobe. Just so many of my clothes are completely inaccessible when it comes to nursing, and I'm tired of wearing shirts all looking mildly identical with the same v neckline. So much so that since I'm still on maternity leave, I mostly just stay in my robe and nursing gown all day. My poor poor husband....

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  86. Even almost 10 years later I hate the 'baby bulge'. I have to wear my pants tight on the waist and have 'muffin top' just so they don't fall down my non-existent hips.
    cookiesandclogs[at]gmail[dot]com

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  87. I have a hard time buying clothes that work for casual/weekend and for work.

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  88. I have gained 10 pounds in the past couple of years and am having a hard time finding clothes that I like in my new size.
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  89. Wait...those are all shirts I can MAKE?!?! Thank God I found your site today! Yeah!

    I'm okay with my weight...but my lumpy middle is not so hawt. I don't really know what to do about it other than lose MORE weight, you know?

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  90. WOW! You found some fantastic ideas for clothing - can't believe they're all handmade! I'm back down to post-pregnancy weight (took 3.5 years!) but am left with a fatty belly and no boobs (hey - just being honest, here) so I had to totally re-do the top half of my wardrobe... gingerfreckle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. I feel pretty good about my wardrobe, my son moved back home recently so it forced me to go through everything and think about what I really wear and dont wear

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  92. http://twitter.com/saphyress/status/14869386116468736

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  93. I'm not happy with my body at all. I lost a lot of weight, but I was injured in a car accident (entirely someone else's stupidity at fault, which makes it all the more frustrating) and gained 15 pounds after that. I feel so gross!

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  94. I could use some classic pieces for my wardrobe

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  95. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/14924138330198016
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  96. I have to be comfortable or I can't stand my clothes!!
    Merry Xmas! Thanks!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    janna@feedyourpigblog.com
    www.feedyourpigblog.com

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  97. I have neglected my wardrobe. It hasn't been a priority for a long time and is in serious need of an update.

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  98. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/clc408/status/15030185451585536

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  99. Honestly, I don't think I have a wardrobe. I mean I usually wear jeans and a shirt. I usually can't find anything to fit right, and unlike you -- I don't sew at all. I don't like to shop and so really I go only when I need something, and it usually takes a day to get something acceptable for whatever occassion it might be. I am really in a funk!
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/1prizewinner/status/15091225489055744
    Twitter name @1prizewinner
    1prizewinner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. My wardrobe is rather "blah" It so needs spicing up!

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  102. my wardrobe definitely needs a pick me up!

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  103. Oh my, my wardrobe definitely needs a makeover! I have a lot of casual clothes because my work environment is very casual. Have to get some dressy clothes for weekends and evenings!

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  104. These days going to the mail box is as out as I get. I need some going out clothes for when I do something exotic. Like grocery shop.

    JesDawason@gmail.com

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  105. it's been awhile since I've been pregnant but it happened 7 times so I try to be gentle with myself! but I am ALMOST happy with my body and my wardrobe. I only buy what I LOVE and don't buy too much.

    karen4everblessedATgmailDOTcom

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  106. i haven't been preg in 39 years. And anyone who know me know i am a health nut including an exercise program
    batlorryatgmail.com

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  107. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/15248449385537536
    batlorryatgmail.com

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  108. My biggest problem is the weight I've gained. It's changed how my clothes look and how I feel about myself. Boo!
    I love all your sweet choices! Pretty stuff!

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  109. I don't mind my wardrobe, but I am STILL in limbo with my post-pregnancy body twenty years after I had my child! LOL!
    Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks! ;)
    Best,
    Gloria

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  110. My wardrobe is a problem...I need more clothes that fit in it!

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  111. Tweet...http://twitter.com/shawnmh/status/15261888656965633

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  112. I'm happy in jeans and a sweat shirt.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  113. I actually need a wardrobe make-over - because I moved to Alaska for school, I need clothes that look stylish but still would keep me warm. I need to invest in a nice coat and cardigans and jeans (as most of my jeans don't fit me anymore!)
    mandalarctic at gmail dot com

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  114. My wardrobe is okay but nothing to get to excited about. I could definately use some new things to help give it a lift.

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  115. What lovely inspiration for skirts for me for next spring! Thanks for rounding up the ideas.

    kristiannasharma@yahoo.com

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  116. I wanted to stay home from work today because I couldn't find anything to wear. I need an overhaul!

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  117. I'm a SAH mom so my wardrope consistis of jeans, shorts and shirts. I have a couple of nice outfits for social occasions.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  118. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/15444478806462464

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  119. I feel ok with my wardrobe. Need to work much harder to rid myself of this pooch. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  120. I am so lucky to have a fashionista sister who helps me put all of my outfits together! Thank goodness, because without her, I would be lost!
    paigewiley16 AT gmail DOT com

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  121. Not liking my wardrobe right now, but if I could lose 20 lbs, I would have a whole closet full of clothes that I would love to wear.

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  122. I am not liking my wardrobe now because it is getting a little too snug for my taste and I do not want to go up a size

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  123. How do you feel about your wardrobe? Are you in limbo with your post-pregnancy body? What fashion sewing tutorials are on your to-do list?

    My wardrobe essentially sucks! Like you stated in your post, I am waiting until I hit my ideal weight to buy nice clothes. I had my third baby three months ago and my body just isn't what it used to be. I have a variety of sizes in my closet and many things don't have a mate or match. I struggle to find something to wear each day that 1)fits, 2)matches, 3)doesn't have spit up on it, 4) isn't covered in dog hair. I had already printed out the autumn leaf shirt tutorial and want to do something similar with all the solid color tees I have in my drawers!

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  124. right now i am trying to dress more feminine and wear more dresses that flatter my body. normally i am a "comfy" girl but i am crossing over to the feminine side one piece at a time. now if i would only actually wear those pieces. baby steps right?

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. My wardrobe needs major help!

    leahforlove at aol dot com

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  126. http://twitter.com/#!/leahforlove/status/15726966200082432
    leahforlove at aol dot com

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  127. Love your ideas! I keep visiting your site. Thanks.

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  128. I am SO bored with my wardrobe! Getting close to 40 now, can't wear what I used to!

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  129. What wardrobe? My stretchy pants and t-shirts?! Haha! Baby girl is 5 months old, so yes to needing to lose baby weight! Joining the YMCA soon! Actually dreamed about running...and yes it was a dream and not nightmare 'cause I was skinny! :)

    arlamm2002 at yahoo dot com

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  130. Medications made me gain a lot of weight so my wardrobe is almost non-existent - yoga pants and tee shirts. :(
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. tweet! http://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/15924509311762432
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. My wardrobe problem is that I have pay to shop for Walmart Level wardrobe but what I would love to be able to shop for is what I see some of the celebirties on TV. Plus I sspend most my money on my kids. See I would love to but some of the outfits I see the character fiona wears on "Burn Notice" Because they are so safisticated but I looked up some of the clothes I have seen her wear and they range from $300-$800 an outfit. I will never be able to aford that. What I would love this season is a nice for fitted sweater that compliments my build. After my baby I weighed 173 but now I am down to 139 finally and still dieting:-) My son is now a year old. So I am finally comfortable with my body! It took lots of work! LOL!

    Jeanette Huston
    jeanette_huston@yahoo.com

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  133. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/josephvh1982/status/16187357371826176

    Jeanette Huston
    jeanette_huston@yahoo.com

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  134. I'm really in limbo right now because I'm currently pregnant! honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  135. i definately could get some new clothes i still have alot from being bigger post baby and need somthat are a little smaller
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  136. I am very much in limbo since having my baby 7 mos ago... trying to lose the weight...ugh!

    gina.m.maddox AT gmail.com

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  137. http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/16319396217626624

    tweet!
    gina.m.maddox AT gmail.com

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  138. I like my wardrobe, but think I need to spice it up a bit with some more trends.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

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  139. i like my warderobe, and i love refashioning things! can't wait for the holidays to be over so i can sew again. i love that cape pattern! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  140. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/16365615904198657 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  141. I am not happy with my post pregnancy body, still trying to lose the weight and not happy with my wardrobe choices that i have now
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  142. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/16376722425389056
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  143. I love my wardrobe but am unhappy with a body to big to wear most of it. That's what New Year's resolutions are for I guess.

    pinkcrocodiledesigns@hotmail.com

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  144. Thanks so much for the Shawl Collar Sweater Tutorial! I have got to try this both for myself and for fabulous gifts for several of my friends. This is great! Oh and of course, enter me for the giveaway!

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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  145. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/DchrisG3/status/16402048400494592

    dchrisg3 @ gmail . com

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  146. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    Happy holidays!
    =]

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  147. I don't sew and my clothes are in dire need of updating. That is what I have to say about that. Thanks for doing a great giveaway!

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  148. Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/16475366319198208

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  149. i'm happy with my wardrobe for the most part, but wish i had more time to make it more creative and crafty rather than run of the mill store bought cuteness.

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  150. I started a work out program because I need to lose the baby weight. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

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  151. I actually really love my wardrobe. Its all cargo pants and t-shirts and Birkenstock shoes...so wonderfully comfy. Looks good and feels good and is me!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  152. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/16539424791728128
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

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  153. I don't really care for my clothing. Being a big man, its hard to find stylist clothing in my size. I am often resigned to twill pants and simple shirts that are boring and totally not me.
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  154. my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/16548704320233472
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

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  155. I wear simple stuff jean and tees Im so behind on stuff these days changes so offen! Great giveaway thank you!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  156. Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/16614178420690944
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  157. Because of my petite size my wardrobe is whatever fits. That isn't always so good when working in an office casual business environment but I do my best to look presentable everyday. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  158. I'm not thrilled with my winter wardrobe. I need some more up to date shirts and a few sweaters. I would love to learn to make skirts.

    hafner611{AT}gmail{DOT}com

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  159. I hate my wardrobe, but I refuse to invest in it until I lose some weight and get back to my normal size. I'd love to make more of my own clothes, but I especially don't want to expend the effort if the clothes are going to be two sizes too large soon!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  160. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/16650315730255872

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  161. It's been 7 years since I gave birth last, and I'm still not happy with my body. My clothes are OK, I just don't look my best in them!

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  162. I'm not happy with my wardrobe at the present. Hopefully I can catch some great after-Christmas bargains and replenish my sorry closet. As for my body? No. I'm not happy with it. I need to lose weight, and do it in a healthy way. Sewing tutorials? Realistically, it probably won't happen in the near future. I'm having back surgery in a couple of weeks, and am looking to streamline my housework right now.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  163. Tweeted you!
    http://twitter.com/Ida_Sessions/status/16687540488642560

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  164. my wardrobe is pretty much a college preppy look, it does need some updating

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  165. tweet Latest: http://thecottagehomereviews.blogspot.com/2010/12/time-for-me-part-3-clothing-and-enter.html#comment-form less than 5 seconds ago

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  166. I am a follower of you on Twitter & Tweeted!
    @rhonjerm

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

    The Cottage Home Reviews: Time for Me: Part 3 - Clothing and enter to win $100 http://t.co/vMIjDAM

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  167. “Like” you on Facebook
    Rhonda W-C

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

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  168. I can't stand my wardrobe. It's mostly clothes that I just like to wear around the house. I really need some more dressy clothes now that I'm at my girls' school all the time. Thank you!

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  169. My clothes seem so boring now. Everything is easy to clean and hard to get wrinkled...just not enough time to take care of my clothes. I need to get some hot items!

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  170. My wardrobe is completely boring--old navy tshirts and jeans with boots. I want to get back into wearing skirts with leggings, and funky scarves to complete the look. I just don't know where to start. I adore all these sewing DIY tutorials and am really inspired. Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  171. My wardrobe has skinny clothes that I may never fit into again; fat clothes that are (at last) starting to hang a little loosely; hand-me-downs that I would never buy for myself, but it saves me money; and cute skirts that fit, but I can't wear nice shoes because of problems with my feet. Honestly, the sewing I want to do is mostly costume reproductions from movies, because I'm weird that way.

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  172. Though I don't have a post-pregnancy body I feel like I do. I am not happy with my wardrobe what so ever and I haven't bought a new item is so long because I hate trying on clothes. I have about 5 different sizes of clothes in my closet and that's not great either.
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  173. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/HendyMartin/status/16760985624780800
    hmhenderson AT yahoo DOT com

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  174. My wardrobe consists of a few casual pants and lots of jeans. I don't even have a decent dress I feel comfortable in. I've gained too much weight and haven't had the ambition to lose it.

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  175. Tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/willitara/status/16782687729614848

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  176. Sadly my wardrobe is tragic! I have a 14 year old girl who always needs cool clothing so I'm not first in line or even last usually! I'm not out of shape but I just never spend any money on myself so I have almost nothing :(

    justine417@comcast.net

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  177. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/ShesAnAngel417/status/16785246003396608

    justine417@comcast.net

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  178. my wardrobe is in dire need of updating, i need winter clothes for work, i have a hard time getting dressed each day
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  179. My wardrobe is a little on the sad side -- I own two pairs of jeans and a bunch of tops that don't fit. Money is tight so, shamefully, I am waiting until I lose a bit more weight to replace my wardrobe.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  180. My wardrobe is so outdated.I have started dressing more conservative and miss my youth lol.Thanks!
    V

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  181. My wardrobe is what I call Frumpy, I really need new clothes :)

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  182. My wardrobe is fine - pretty basic with lots of comfortable clothes.

    kg4rmt at arrl dot net

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  183. My of my wardrobe is easy, comfort clothes and jeans. I have a lot of trouble finding dress clothes that I like and that look good on me. I never seem to be able to piece together a decent dress outfit. I'm also horrible about matching colors. When I need an outfit, I drag my sister to the store to give me a hand finding something that looks good on me.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  184. my wardrobe could use an emergency upgrade

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  185. Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/16893182579048448

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  186. Right now I'm frustrated with my wardrobe. I keep losing weight and most of my clothes is now too big on me.

    Dancehottie1621@aol.com

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  187. I am disgusted with my wardrobe it is pitifully lacking any sort of update.

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  188. My wardrobe is great. You know, if I weighed about 25 pounds less, that is. Yeah, the clothes that fit are kinda not great :(

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  189. tweet
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/16917703730139136

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  190. I could really use a new wardrobe. Not happy with mine at the moment. msmith572@yahoo.com

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  191. Tweet: http://twitter.com/samasam/status/16930168836718594

    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  192. Blogged: http://insanityisforthelame.blogspot.com/2010/12/cottage-home-reviews-time-for-me-part-3.html

    msmith572@yahoo.com

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  193. As far as clothes go, I always enjoy finding a good bargain to update my wardrobe.

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