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Her blog has really inspired me to think of new ways to reduce clothing expenses. I have shopped in thrift and consignment stores for years But I would pass on clothes that didn't fit me perfectly. And I have given away many pieces of clothes that I could have 'refashioned'.

I did a lot of shopping at a local thrift store when my children were small. I even bought a bedroom set that lasted me 30 years and still in such good shape that I gave it away when I moved last year.
Twenty five years ago I went back to work after my girls entered junior high. I went to Marshalls and bought a black skirt which became a staple in my closet. I wore the skirt with a jacket some days, with a blouse some days and with a sweater on other days. I wore that skirt until the lining shredded. It was the best investment I ever made.
I believe the fabric was gabardine. Not sure if people are wearing skirts these days but a good pair of slacks would do the trick.
Classic styles work best and so do classic colors. Being a former New Yorker who worked in the city itself I wore a lot of black, white, khaki and cream colors. Mix and match was the order of the day back then and I imagine it still is but depends on where you work. I worked in a bank so we had to dress conservatively.
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