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Old 01-17-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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Location: Balmy Minnesota
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Height: 5'7"

Default Fashion Help Needed!

I admit it - I'm a fashion nightmare.

Growing up, we were desperately poor and I was happy to have any hand-me-downs provided. So "clean and least-worn" became the height of fashion. And living in a small, rural midwest town, it wasn't an issue.

Then came the years of being a stay-at-home mom, and "clean" was still high priority. Not too many nights on the town. And trust me - it wasn't Desperate Housewives!

So here I am in my 40s, kinda overweight, and dressing like my grandmother (I'm wearing her sweater as I type). Most of the fashions seem suited for teens & 20-somethings. How do I find fashionable, age-appropriate clothes?

How do I even learn the right style for me? I love the show "What Not To Wear", but frankly that's not me. I work in a business-casual environment and am NOT a city girl. Non-fussy, no dry clean, natural fibers. I guess I'm more the classic/natural style, but it looks really frumpy on an overweight gal.

Recommendations? Thanks for your help!

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