Can I do it? No new clothes/bathing suits?

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#41
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Originally posted by Gathina
You could, but why? Nobody is going to notice on the cruise if you have on new clothes or not. If you have things you like, are fashioanble, and clean/neat why buy more..a waste IMO.
Never a waste! My clothes are given away to my girlfriend's nonprofit charity. She says I'm their most favorite donator!
#42
Miami, Palm Beach, and Ironshores, Jamaica
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Why give it away if you can still wear it? It'll be new to everyone else that doesn't know you. I mean, if your clothes are well made, they fit, and are fashionable, neat, and clean..why buy more you probably don't need? Seriously..do you need 45 pairs of flip flops or 22 black dresses?


Originally posted by mousey
Never a waste! My clothes are given away to my girlfriend's nonprofit charity. She says I'm their most favorite donator!
#43
Chicago
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Joined Dec 2006
I'm soooo weak! I ordered these two dresses. I LOVE the bright colors this season, and I saw a lemon colored dress where I really liked the style, but not the quality. I ordered these two dresses. One will go back. They are both available on Zappos, but I had to order the one with the flutter sleeve from Amazon because Zappos didn't have my size.

Well, shoot, I just got a Mac, and I can't figure out how to copy and paste! Right click and control C don't seem to work on a Mac!
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#44
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Nice Chigirl! I am so loving the colors this season also, for some reason the yellow, coral, turquoise and magenta are just calling me from all angles. I never thought about Zappos for clothing... hmm... Can't wait to see the pictures!
#45
Chicago
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I originally saw it at Nordstrom.com, but they didn't have my size either, so I googled it.
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#46
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Joined Aug 2009
I need some suggestions... I have this top and am trying to figure out if it will make the cruise. I could do black pants or skirt, but I'm thinking of a color... what do you think?

#47
Chicago
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Joined Dec 2006
I think color on the bottom is tricky. I think this top would look great with white pants, though.
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#48
Miami, Palm Beach, and Ironshores, Jamaica
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Agreed..a well made pair of white dressy pants and black strappy sandles

Originally posted by Chigirlcruzin
I think color on the bottom is tricky. I think this top would look great with white pants, though.
#50
Chicago
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Joined Dec 2006
Well one of the yellow dresses went back. It was cute, but did nothing for my body. I have a 24" waist that I like to show off...this dress made me look straight up and down, and a belt just didn't look right.

While grocery shopping, the Marshalls next door had the other dress in the window. I went in to see if it was cheaper than Amazon. It was, but they didn't have my size. They did have another yellow dress. It's a little more casual, but it looked great and was only $40. I'm supposed to get the other one on Monday...we'll see how they compare. I don't want two yellow dresses.
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#51
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Joined Aug 2009
Hey Ms Chi, sounds like a productive day! I received the cutest pair of strappy sandals today... pure icing on a really crazy week. Psst... Lord & Taylor is having a sale this weekend too...
#52
Ontario
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Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by Chigirlcruzin

While grocery shopping, the Marshalls next door had the other dress in the window. I went in to see if it was cheaper than Amazon. It was, but they didn't have my size. They did have another yellow dress. It's a little more casual, but it looked great and was only $40. I'm supposed to get the other one on Monday...we'll see how they compare. I don't want two yellow dresses.
The "While grocery shopping" made me smile. Two Saturdays ago I went to do my groceries and also came back with two new sun dresses.
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#53
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by Cancun01
The "While grocery shopping" made me smile. Two Saturdays ago I went to do my groceries and also came back with two new sun dresses.
I usually never shop Marshalls/TJ Maxx because they usually don't have much in 0/2. The yellow dress in the window caught my eye, tho.
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#54
Hubbard, OH USA
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I have way too many cruise clothes. Some things I only wear on a cruise. After my daughter moved out, I took over her closet for my "cruise wardrobe". Whenever I go shopping, I am always looking for "cruise wear". I love to bring lots of little tops to wear with my pants. I never know what mood I will be in to match my clothes with, lol.
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#55
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Joined Dec 2006
I got the second dress today, but it was red, not yellow. I should get the second red one at the end of the week lol. I LOVE this dress. Shows off my athletic figure perfectly. And it looks great with my nude Badgley Mischka peep toes...way better than the strappy silver heels.
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#56
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I think about this post everytime I purchase something I want but don't need for this cruise!
Over the past few weeks I've bought two AMAZING pairs of wedges:



2 floppy sun hats, skirts, tank tops, etc!
Idk what it is about wearing new clothes while on vacation but I personally love it.
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#57
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by LEXIpoo
I think about this post everytime I purchase something I want but don't need for this cruise!
Over the past few weeks I've bought two AMAZING pairs of wedges:



2 floppy sun hats, skirts, tank tops, etc!
Idk what it is about wearing new clothes while on vacation but I personally love it.
Too be young again, with balance. I wouldn't mind seeing these in action to get a better viewpoint, but I know you'll look great.

I found a poppy suit, that I know I won't wear together, but with other pieces... not cruisewear... but spring colors have me happy!
#58
Chicago
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by LEXIpoo
I think about this post everytime I purchase something I want but don't need for this cruise!
Over the past few weeks I've bought two AMAZING pairs of wedges:



2 floppy sun hats, skirts, tank tops, etc!
Idk what it is about wearing new clothes while on vacation but I personally love it.
Great shoes. I have very muscular calves, so that type of shoe doesn't work for me, but I do like them.

My friend keeps texting pics of the stuff she's buying for the cruise lol. She's bought 4 bikinis. I finally gave in and bought one last night...I had a Victoria's Secret gift card, so it only cost me $3.

Part of my problem is that it's my JOB to shop. I am in stores all the time; everything from Walmart and dollar stores to Nieman Marcus and Louis Vuitton. I see lots of cool stuff all the time. Same thing with websites...I'm always scouring other retailers' web sites. Plus my job causes me to travel internationally, so I see lots of cool stuff there, too!
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#60
Chicago
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by DivasDare
Chi... where can I apply?
Lol. I was a buyer for several years. I moved into a sourcing role where part of my responsibility is to feed the buyers trend info. And, my company does very little in terms of clothing, but you get a lot of trend info from clothing stores.
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