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Jackie C.

Sparkly! I like the look!

 

Hugs!

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Sally Stone

Yesterday, was errand day, but because it so cold, I decided to add opaque tights to my outfit.  I have always thought the combination of tights, footwear and skirt, all black, is a smart look.  The green sweater added a splash of color to the outfit.  The skirt is from JC Penny, the sweater from Macy’s and the booties from the new Payless.  I think I purchased the heavy tights from Target, but don’t remember for sure.  Anyway, this is the outfit I wore yesterday while I was out and about. 

 

 

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You look fabulous, the whole thing works. I love the necklace choice too.

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ElizabethStar

Looking good Sally. Giving more outfit ideas. Love that necklace. 

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I was very lazy today. Mondays are hard for me because I haven't shaved in 2 days getting ready for electrolysis so I struggle to put any effort in.  It's a comfort day, let the hair air dry, no makeup etc.  I love these jeans and sweater though.  The sweater is from The Loft and the Jeans are DKNY I found at a thrift shop. They have sequins down the sides so a bit of fun there.  Shoes are a champagne sparkly colored pair of sketchers. I really should of at least put a necklace on but meh.......

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Sally Stone

Bri, you look great and I love those sparklies on your jeans.

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Loving the pictures...the descriptions without pictures too.  I also like it when the boys chime in.

 

I got the boots I ordered from Macy's...love them!  I went outside like this.  Boy mode and girl mode are drifting ever closer.20210125_144744-01.thumb.jpeg.36d99955dc5efac1d3e484db824aaa7a.jpeg

 

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@Ann W Love both your new boots and the coat! Nice shopping!😋

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Vanessa Michelle

Dang girls! Y'all are high class, rockin' DKNY, Macy's etc. 😲. Nice! Lookin' great, all of you! ❤️

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Vanessa Michelle

@Chloé ReiYes!! Love the trans colors!! Those are also my fav colors coincidentally! ⚧️

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Sally Stone

Ann, I love your new boots and the coat, real nice!

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Thank you ladies. 😊  That coat was a lucky break.  I was walking into Goodwill just as an employee was putting it out.  I never paid 20 bucks for anything there before, but it was really sweet, and still new with tags from Nordstrom Rack on it.  I've had some really good luck at that store lately.

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ElizabethStar

Got this VS hoodie from a friend. You can't really see them but it's has sequin angel wings on the back. Super high waisted jeans from Shein, boots and tank are Target's Universal Thread brand.

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@ElizabethStar I like this look! How do you find the quality of clothes from Shein? I've been tempted because I see cute stuff and the prices are great, but I've been reluctant to buy because I haven't heard anyone's experience other than reading online reviews.

 

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~Audrey.

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Day 2 of comfort/casual/I just can't be bothered to make myself up. lol. I love this T-shirt.  The skinny jeans are "not your daughters jeans". Both I got from Unique Thrift shop.   Shoes are the sketchers walking shoe in sparkle champagne.  The best I could do to "accessorize" was this pearlescent stone wrap bracelet.  

I promise to put more effort in tomorrow ;)

@Chloé Reiway to represent!

@ElizabethStarlooking great and comfortable!

@Ann W What a great find.  I LOVE thrift store shopping and that coat is amazing and looks so good on you.

 

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ElizabethStar

@Audreyi have a couple of fiends that buy clothes from them. I just into it expecting everything to be odd sized and cheaply made. I don’t expect to get much wear out of their stuff. Mainly buying to fill gaps and figure out styles I look good in and like before spending real money. Reading the size chart for every item was a bit of a pain. Their jeans seem to run large and the tops small. 

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Teri Anne

Y'all look fabulous and raise the bar awfully  high.

I need to go shopping and find some new outfits so I can post a pic LOLOL

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15 hours ago, Bri2020 said:

I promise to put more effort in tomorrow ;)

You look great @Bri2020. This is very nice outfit. There’s few to impress during covid anyways. You present fabulous as the rest of you ladies here do.

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13 hours ago, Susan R said:

You look great @Bri2020. This is very nice outfit. There’s few to impress during covid anyways. You present fabulous as the rest of you ladies here do.

Thank you Susan. 😊  I do have to dress nice though, these pics are from my spa/massage clinic where I play receptionist lately so I'm the public face of the company everyday.  However, our clients tend to be pretty low key.  and.....I put in even less effort today. hahaha. there will be no pic as evidence today.

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Teri Anne

Was just about to go shopping and it started snowing so I just stayed home.

Really need to buy a decent camera my phone is not cutting it for pics.

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      In my personal experience, when a tech realizes she's wearing a skirt and is therefore unable to modestly, for example, crawl under desks to attend to cables, she grabs a male co-worker and makes him do it. This method probably won't work for you in the field, so you'll need to pack a male co-worker (or at least someone wearing pants) in your truck for deployment as needed.   I suppose you could also wear leggings, boy-shorts or other appropriate garments under your skirt. That would mean you vacuum-packed a co-worker for nothing though.   Hugs!
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      I'm a retired sheet metal worker of 40+ years. A skirt just wouldn't do. What do you do when you have to climb up a ladder?
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      This is a great thread. My self doubt came from the fact that I had tried so hard to be a cis male. What a great bloke I was. Bought my first house at 24, married at 25, four children. Worked hard, played hard. Petrol-head and sex addict. We even made adult movies in my 20's!   It was all lies, and I was hiding from the truth. The self doubt was always am I mad? What happens when someone finds out?  later it became am I too old to do something about it?   I can pretty much mirror Jackie C's timeline. Thank god World of Warcraft had bald female orcs!
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