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    I need a little help. I need to dress more professional and I am on a TIGHT clothing budget! I'm not happy with the way I look in ANYTHING! ( ** Note I have Hypothyroid and I can't lose weight!**) I can't wear heels because I work on my feet and they HURT!!! HELP PLEASE
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    missus smarty pants is supposed to offer good advice. I haven't joined but it seems reasonable. I heard about her via Flylady. I don't remember her site but you could google her.

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    ~I've always thought curvy women looked great in medium tone to dark slacks with pretty tops. You can look professional in flats! And accessorize! Beautiful scarves, jewelry and make-up go a long way.
    I wonder if seeing a Mary Kay consultant would help?
    Goodwill usually has a lot of beautiful work clothes for $5-15 a piece. You only need about 4 bottoms and 8-12 tops. So even with buying accessories you should be able to get a workable wardrobe for around $100.
    Just get 2 bottoms, 4 tops and maybe $20 in accessories to start and then add $10-20 of items to your wardrobe every month.~

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    Here are a few links I found by Googling basic professional wardrobe woman:

    Basic wardrobes can end clutter in the female closet | Unclutterer

    You can ignore the formal gown, I think .

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    Building a Women’s Work Wardrobe Miss Attorney Ma'am

    If basic black isn't good on you, choose navy or gray or brown as your primary color.

    As for shoes, you need a good, supportive, cushioned flat shoe. I've had great luck with zappos.com. Their quality and customer service is wonderful.

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    right now there is a 10 off 25 coupon good for JCP you can print out if you have one near you
    that combined with clearance racks can equal a few nice things !

    the coupon link was posted here within past few days
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona View Post
    Here are a few links I found by Googling basic professional wardrobe woman:

    Basic wardrobes can end clutter in the female closet | Unclutterer

    You can ignore the formal gown, I think .

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    Building a Women’s Work Wardrobe Miss Attorney Ma'am

    If basic black isn't good on you, choose navy or gray or brown as your primary color.

    As for shoes, you need a good, supportive, cushioned flat shoe. I've had great luck with zappos.com. Their quality and customer service is wonderful.
    Wow those site listed so many clothes it was making me nervous thinking about that much clothing. I have a hard time imagining that many or maybe it just looked like lots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimZ View Post
    I need a little help. I need to dress more professional and I am on a TIGHT clothing budget! I'm not happy with the way I look in ANYTHING! ( ** Note I have Hypothyroid and I can't lose weight!**) I can't wear heels because I work on my feet and they HURT!!! HELP PLEASE
    What do they consider more professional?

    Do you need to wear suits or will dress pants/skirts with a button down shirt or sweater set work?
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    maybe you couldd buy an entire lot of professional clothing in your size on ebay??
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    If your pant and skirt length are correct flats are totally apporpiate.Fit is really important if u can not hem yourself this will be an added expense . When I worked in the public I wore black , gray, white with a punch of subtle color like pink, lavender, or red.Walmart George slacks are fantastic if your office is not status conscieous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imagine View Post
    What do they consider more professional?

    Do you need to wear suits or will dress pants/skirts with a button down shirt or sweater set work?
    I work in a Jewelry store.... Does that give ya kinda of an idea (SNOOTY LOL)
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    Kim--
    If you wouldn't be embarassed to share your dress size and whether your height is petite, average or tall, maybe some of us might have a few clothing items to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy5456 View Post
    Kim--
    If you wouldn't be embarassed to share your dress size and whether your height is petite, average or tall, maybe some of us might have a few clothing items to share.
    Nahh.. I'm not embarrased because I know that I am working to get better :-)

    Size 12/14 and I am 5' 7"
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