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Duh

October 26th, 2009
10:04 am

Wow, buy cheap t-shirts at Old Navy and Target? That’s genius! Seriously, does this chick get paid for this??

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Pat

October 26th, 2009
10:25 am

Jealously and envy will get you nowhere

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gadyke

October 26th, 2009
11:06 am

Some people don’t actually know this kind of stuff and are shopping clueless…she’s just trying to get basics out there. Give a gal a break!

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Choco6234766

October 26th, 2009
11:30 am

Where can a find a reasonable black and white bed in a bag that doesn’t look old and cheap after you wash it? I have checked Domestications, Overstock.com, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other stores. Any suggestions?

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SRH

October 26th, 2009
6:24 pm

Instead of buying cheaper clothing, it’s better to buy t-shirts and camis on clearance at Ann Taylor or other higher-end store. I was there a couple of weeks ago and bought their t-shirts for $5.88 in the final clearance area. While I would never pay full retail for t-shirts or camis, getting them for the reduced price is great, and their stuff lasts a lot longer than Old Navy.

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FASHIONista

October 26th, 2009
6:41 pm

Chris

October 26th, 2009
8:38 pm

Stop adding ista to everything. It’s stupid.

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Michelle

October 27th, 2009
10:16 am

Harem pants? Not unless you’re Bobby Brown! Open this month’s InStyle magazine, you’ll see them on the DO NOT DO THIS page. They’re unflattering and awful

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amy

October 27th, 2009
11:19 am

i learned the long hard way, don’t bother buying your jersey t’s at cheap stores like Old Navy & Target. all of them somehow manage to both shrink & twist lengthwise & stretch out widthwise after just a few trips through the laundry, and end up an unflattering mess not even fit to paint or work out in. you get what you pay for, quality-wise, and you’ll end up paying it again and again.

American Apparel’s tri-blend track t-shirts hold up the best in my experience, have enough length to cover that muffin-top even after several months’ trips through the laundry, and have a much more comfortable fit.

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amy

October 27th, 2009
11:22 am

i mean REALLY? HAREM PANTS?

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Raul

October 27th, 2009
12:19 pm

Her husband is on the BERT SHOW 99.7. She has connections I’m sure. She’s clueless!!!

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Give the Girl A Break

October 27th, 2009
2:26 pm

The ‘column’ is quite brief. Might we expect more text in the future? And who can I contact for my own AJC column? I’ve got great topics!

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Sandy

October 27th, 2009
2:45 pm

Seriously, all of sound like a bunch of arrogant, jealous snobs, who think you are too good for everybody else.
Obviously if you are too rich or too high class for Target and Old Navy, what are you doing looking for a deal?
Just go buy your clothes at expensive stores and if it does not apply to you, stay out of it.

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Marsha

October 27th, 2009
2:50 pm

Not sure how she got this job, but am pretty sure it has something to do with her husband Jeff being on the Bert Show, which Jeff is obnoxious and thinks he is so funny. I guess she needed and job, so the radio let her come on once a week. She’s never really has any earth shattering deals that I’ve noticed. It’s all about who you know…

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Paige B. Rampaige Designs

October 27th, 2009
3:25 pm

I am proud of you Jessica. I hope you take these comments with a grain of salt- You have worked HARD to get this nice space. Keep up the good work and show these yahoos what you KNOW!

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amy

October 27th, 2009
4:35 pm

Why do all blog commenters have to be haters? With all the stuff on the internet, can’t you just surf to a page that more suits your style? I am looking forward to your contributions, Jessica. There is something for everyone, so know that your information is useful to many!

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Cindy

October 27th, 2009
9:21 pm

People like to hear about deals going on in and around Atlanta and Jessica Shops has a big following so I don’t understand why people have a problem with her having a column or section on ajc.com?? Every newspaper in our country is turning to bloggers for off beat information and deals like this. Do you people need someone with a journalism degree and journalist experience to report on good deals in the city…give me a break!

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Kelley

October 28th, 2009
6:08 am

Can’t we all just get along? It’s a silly little blog about shopping and Atlanta. Is your life really so empty and pathetic that you have to anonymously attack people you have never met on the internet? Really? I’ll pray for all of you.

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JessicaShops

October 30th, 2009
7:03 pm

Yes.. REALLY!! HAREM PANTS. Check out this link.. http://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fts=harem+pants they are so cute. Seen on Fergie, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani- hot! Great for travel too. Not for everyone of course, but nothing really is. Thanks for your feedback.
Happy Shopping!!
–Jessica Shops for Access Atlanta

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Kat

October 31st, 2009
5:21 pm

Thanks for this one Jessica — discounts on quality makeup are hard to find and I’m a diehard Sephora shopper.

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Chief Wiggum

November 23rd, 2009
10:22 pm

I have to LOL about the person that said Jessica “worked HARD” to get this blog. Look at the bottom of the page, the accessAtlanta partner sites. Wouldn’t ya know it? Jessicashops.com is a partner site. SO…did Jessica pretty much buy her way in?

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Sharon

November 30th, 2009
11:12 am

People forget about Amazon.com, but it’s the best. I also like Overstock.com.

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Ameeeeeeeee

November 30th, 2009
1:48 pm

I love Cyber Monday

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Anna

December 2nd, 2009
5:00 pm

Hmm.. wonder why my comment from the other day got deleted? I’m one of this blog’s probably 5 readers…..

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Anna

December 5th, 2009
9:51 am

Cool, I just moved and need lots of candles!

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Jacom

December 23rd, 2009
5:45 pm

I am not a last minute shopper this year but I’d like to share lessons I learn from previous experiences: Make a list of what to buy, use credit card for online shopping, shop at odd hrs, hunt for coupons in sites like http://www.slickdeals.net, and finally compare prices in a major sites like http://www.onewayshopping.com. If you forget everything, just stick to your plan.

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laney

December 23rd, 2009
7:33 pm

Meh. I still have to leave my casa to purchase most of these. I’m extremely lazy and cold weather doesn’t sit well with me. (Why was I born in the midwest?) If you’re interested in giving last minute gift cards, I recommend the website that my work was using for holiday gifting this year — http://Www.giftzip.com .. the website offers eGift cards that can be printed or sent virtually, reducing that carbon footprint in the process. It has over 300 retailers and is free to use. Anything that allows me to do my holiday shopping in my pajamas gets high marks with me. Plus, no shipping hassles :)

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Mike

December 26th, 2009
2:10 pm

Buckhead Life adds the bonus value onto the card, but some places give you a separate card with the extra value on it. Is it tacky to keep that part for yourself? (What if, like Friday’s does, the bonus card is physically attached and you have to snap it off?)

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January 7th, 2010
6:06 am

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Jamie

January 12th, 2010
11:04 am

http://www.giftzip.com is definitely a life saver.

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Megan

January 13th, 2010
8:17 am

I’m liken the colors, but i would want brighter colors..

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Rose K

January 30th, 2010
10:24 am

Are the belts you are showing for young slim girls, or can women 60
+ and a little thick also wear them ? just because we are older doesn’t mean we dont like style, but, dont want to dress as a teen.

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The Modern Gentleman

February 12th, 2010
3:54 pm

H&M does have great deals and a decent selection of items but I do have to say that as far as quality is concerned, H&M doesnt always fit the bill. I am speaking from a menswear point of view, their button downs and blazers can occasionally be prone to tears, loose buttons, and they dont hold up to well after a couple of washes. However, certain t-shirts and accessories are great to buy from H&M. A scarf, or a slim tie or even a hat will do the trick from H&M. Just thought I would throw my opinion out there.

Back To Basics: The Modern Gentleman
http://www.btmgentleman.blogspot.com

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Marianne

February 24th, 2010
12:27 pm

Love H+M. Esp love the way that collection was presented online. Very nice. Creative. ….LOVED that pink dress at the end. Would be able to wear something like that for a few years, maybe longer. Some of the other pieces though are way too original, this season only. My two cents.

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Yobabeee

March 3rd, 2010
6:20 pm

Those skirts are ugly

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dawgmom

March 3rd, 2010
6:56 pm

Mini skirt musts: Do not wear past 25 years old OR 15 pounds overweight!

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member4

March 5th, 2010
6:33 am

Mini skirts are like most other forms of clothing, buy the right one for your body. They look great on most women if done correctly.

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Beg to differ...

March 7th, 2010
12:22 pm

@dawgmom…

Sorry love…but I am 50 this year with a pair of Tina Turner legs and the body to match…and I am still wearing minis…I got it like that…oh well…but I also do not have any facial wrinkles or crows feet either…lol…we may look like Cheetas to some ppl…but black don’t crack.

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Morrigan

March 7th, 2010
12:24 pm

Just because you CAN fit into it doesn’t mean you should! Do not wear if you have wrinkles, stretch marks, or gray hair. Yes, this means you, “hot” soccer moms.

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ATLien

March 7th, 2010
1:36 pm

dawgmom has it right. Anyone over 30 wearing a mini-skirt just looks desperate.

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Nativeson71

March 12th, 2010
2:11 pm

Every pre-teen from Atlanta to Woodstock will have a cone-bra to call her own!

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sigma6

March 12th, 2010
2:55 pm

Are they going to sell his cologne too? Love the fragrance for men!!

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TiffTaff

March 12th, 2010
4:20 pm

who would by a $200 jacket for target. Let’s be real Gaultier clientele shop a traget for toiletries not clothes

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ALLEN

March 23rd, 2010
12:09 pm

My wife loves spanx. She says it also helps her back and that she enjoys her clothes fitting better. I’m going to give it a try!

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the truth

March 23rd, 2010
12:10 pm

I have an idea. How about working out and not eating like a pig. Take the shirt off and it all rolls out. Wow, thats hott.

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Black Girl

March 23rd, 2010
12:12 pm

This is already being done with the Ardyss system. Nothing new here.

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Jim Warren

March 23rd, 2010
12:22 pm

I sure could use some of these. Sarah Blakely, call me if you need a local demonstrator!

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good deal

March 23rd, 2010
12:32 pm

well worth the cost to keep the bode smooth and firm looking at least…

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s

March 23rd, 2010
12:33 pm

FIFTY EIGHT DOLLARS FOR AN UNDERSHIRT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THEY ARE OUT OF THEIR FREAKING MINDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JIMBOB (aka James Robert)

March 23rd, 2010
12:36 pm

So how is this any different from the stuff Under Armor (and others) have been making for years?

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Nick

March 23rd, 2010
12:37 pm

A man girdle? Not sure I’m vain enough to try it.

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Hotlanta

March 23rd, 2010
12:39 pm

First they put a sock in it to fool the ladies not they got a t-shirt to try to hide the 5 month baby they are ready to give birth to.

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SB

March 23rd, 2010
12:56 pm

One word: Gay!!

Men need to work out to get that better look if its this serious!!!

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Joey

March 23rd, 2010
1:07 pm

$58 for a single undershirt? I think I’ll just skip the double cheeseburger and have a salad instead.

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Steve

March 23rd, 2010
1:10 pm

I wouldnt mind getting one of these to hold in my fat gut.

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John

March 23rd, 2010
1:27 pm

How about diet and exercise and get in shape?

Imagine a female’s disappointment when you take your shirt off.

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Al Ciraldo

March 23rd, 2010
1:39 pm

You’re advertising again. Seems kind of sleazy to me.

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Anonymous Big Guy

March 23rd, 2010
2:10 pm

Jessica, I saw these at Neiman’s and decided to try one after hearing Jeff talk about them.

My thoughts…

I like the fact that they’re machine washable. I have an Armani t-shirt that makes me look fantastic, but it’s dry clean only and I don’t like spending $6 every time I want to wear it.

It was comfortable, but warm. The length was good, although it rolled up at the bottom.

The important part, of course, is how it works. I was wearing a shirt that had been a bit snug, and I needed to stand straight and hold in my stomach to make it fit properly. With this on it was easier.

I’m looking forward to hearing what Jeff thinks of his.

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jg

March 23rd, 2010
2:13 pm

Ben Wright

March 23rd, 2010
2:29 pm

About time…Now I won’t have wear my sportsbra.

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bulldog

March 23rd, 2010
2:30 pm

Get one for Jeff and let us know

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Mr. Teacher Man!!

March 23rd, 2010
2:32 pm

I guess that I’ll be the first man to respond. I’m not ashamed to say it, “sign me up!!!”

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Mr. Teacher Man!!

March 23rd, 2010
2:34 pm

On 2nd thought, I just scrolled up and saw the prices!! I guess that I will put that cake down and hit the gym!!!

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Burp Bacharach

March 23rd, 2010
2:43 pm

I prefer the manzier

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Rich

March 23rd, 2010
2:43 pm

Fabulous!!!

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DarkBrown

March 23rd, 2010
2:49 pm

I dated a dude a couple of years ago that wore those UnderArmour compression shirts under everything he wore every day.

This is nothing new.

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Jody

March 23rd, 2010
2:59 pm

You have GOT to be kidding me. Seriously? Seriously?

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Say what?

March 23rd, 2010
3:01 pm

Interesting….

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A22MATIC

March 23rd, 2010
3:03 pm

Come on man?! The world is officially coming to an end… This is pathetic! Eat right, drink water, and work out.

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Philip

March 23rd, 2010
3:05 pm

The same product has been for sale to men under a different brand for at least five years. I bought some a while back. They are ok. I just got tired of sucking it in and started working out.

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antney

March 23rd, 2010
3:23 pm

Spanx but no Spanx!!! At those prices i’ll just join a gym :)

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dood

March 23rd, 2010
3:36 pm

Instead of spending 58 dollars for an undershirt, how about you get to the gym? You can buy a few year’s worth of undershirts for that amount.

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Nail

March 23rd, 2010
3:38 pm

I have found my answerrrrr

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Claudel Washington

March 23rd, 2010
3:40 pm

Hopefully you don’t look like 10 pounds of sh** in a 5 pound bag.

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ozzfest

March 23rd, 2010
3:56 pm

….now available at Neiman Marcus for $139.99 per shirt.and if you need a $479 tie, we got you covered.

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Rich

March 23rd, 2010
5:04 pm

good luck to spanx but that going is to be a tough sell because I can’t see many guys really wanting to drop $60 on an undershirt. seems like they are trying to incorporate what under armor did for athletic wear and translate it to regular clothes. not a bad idea but i know that if any of my friends were caught wearing a spanx undershirt they would get relentless amounts of you know what.

it might play in midtown…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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KJ

March 23rd, 2010
5:28 pm

“you now understand what we women go through to look good”

Wearing a modern-day corset isn’t “looking good”, it’s fraud. You’d be better served shelling out that 60 bucks on 3 months worth of gym memberships; that way you might actually look good in normal clothes.

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LOL!

March 23rd, 2010
6:01 pm

So what……women lie about their shape, breast size, length of eye lashes, hair, nails, height (high heels)……….even PATERNITY!!! LOL! I think it’s about time men were able to deceive women as much as they do us!

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dano

March 23rd, 2010
6:50 pm

Uh, that looks a girdle for fatboys! What happens if you land a babe wearing that thing and then later you take it off….WHOOMP….THERE IT IS!

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Mark S.

March 23rd, 2010
8:28 pm

Sorry, but men realize that if we don’t want to be fat-asses, rather than trying to *buy* something, we just need to instead get up off the couch and do something about it.

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Chase

March 23rd, 2010
11:37 pm

First!

Skeptical at first glance, but could have some benefits. A little pricey for me, but I might try if price drops.

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Wanted to be a Spanx Customer

March 23rd, 2010
11:41 pm

Is the company really so myopic, clueless and out of touch with their target base that they didn’t think to offer Tall sizes?

Many of the men in need of the benefits offered by this new line of shirts are well over 6′2.

In a rotten economy like this, this company is apparently run by uneducated goofballs who should not even be employed.

Idiots.

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Sammy

March 24th, 2010
5:17 am

I’ll wait until a less expensive knock-off comes out. Plus, the founder of Spanx, Sara Blakely, just rubs me the wrong way, so I’m thinking her clothing would, too. She’s rather annoying, plastic, and self-important– everything this brand represents.

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Michael in Alpharetta

March 27th, 2010
2:39 pm

I asked about Spanx for Men about 4 years ago. I think its a brilliant idea to compliment those that work out not as an alternative to working out. Everyone wants to look a little firmer but if you are huge its not going to be a real miracle. I looked several years ago and comparable products are all over $100 so I can’t wait to get one. Who could hate Sara Blakely? Don’t be envious of her success, celebrate her for making everyone look better (if they are willing to pay.)

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Jennifer

March 27th, 2010
9:59 pm

This is the funniest thing I have read all day!

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Joe Zot

March 27th, 2010
10:23 pm

Under Armour has been making such a product for years ,but it’s known as a muscle sculpting undershirt. It’s also less expensive.

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Lynn

March 28th, 2010
12:35 am

Ardyss is better.

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Sound Diva

March 29th, 2010
3:34 pm

Your all are very negative and jealous! Get over it!

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JMS

March 30th, 2010
4:10 pm

It is nice to see her getting her life back together. I hope she continues to do well.

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Matt the Brave

March 30th, 2010
4:43 pm

Ok, for real, did Kohl’s ever really drop her from their advertising? Because I never recall ever not seeing her face plastered everywhere in those stores.

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Sally

March 30th, 2010
4:45 pm

Tia Rose

March 30th, 2010
4:49 pm

I am very happy Brit has gotten herself together… I really am. Inspite what others will say, I am happy for her.

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erika

March 30th, 2010
5:19 pm

its so cute

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mustang100

March 30th, 2010
5:20 pm

PPPPPTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ragged old porno hooker look. The career’s over. Get used to living on the residuals now. Oh, and PLEEEEEEEZZZZZZZ, put on drawers whenever you go out in public.

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TechMom

March 30th, 2010
5:51 pm

I’m not buying anything b/c a celeb endorses it but I do think Candies has some cute, fashionable clothes at reasonable prices and Kohl’s is a lot closer than most department stores or trendy mall stores so you can’t beat the convenience.

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doodoobailey

March 30th, 2010
7:18 pm

I’d still hit it hard and to the left.

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Chief Wiggum

March 30th, 2010
7:33 pm

Welcome back from Crazytown, Britney. Hope your stay is longer this time…LOL. Who would have thought Britney would go from jailbait to a MILF?

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wxwax

March 31st, 2010
11:38 am

I’m glad she arrested her slide before her career was completely shot. Good for her.

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jokurone

March 31st, 2010
11:50 am

yeah, she’s still smokin HOT

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shelbydawkins

March 31st, 2010
12:28 pm

omigod she is a smokin a$$ HOTTAY!

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Paddy

March 31st, 2010
12:32 pm

To answer your 2 questions; Love the look. Won’t buy the candy.

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blake gunley

March 31st, 2010
1:35 pm

well if Kohl’s has no prob w Brittany Spears selling fancy pants ( at least she is wearing them sparing us the OBGYN “Cliff Note Photo Essay” then how could AT&T have any issues with Tiger…

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FAKE!!!!

March 31st, 2010
1:52 pm

Sorry folks, but this is all the result of some very clever editing. I can guarantee that that is not Britney’s body, but that sure is her head. And the weave she is still wearing is photoshopped too. Just look at any pics of her from the last month. She looks like she stuffed herself with icecream and cigarettes and she definitely doesn’t have that kind of skin tone anymore. Not to mention, her boobs are like twice that big. Sorry, but I don’t buy it. She is a skank and a terrible mother. JessicaShops, you have been duped again.

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Fidel

March 31st, 2010
2:03 pm

Gotta say she is hot as ever. Nice to see her back.

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My View

March 31st, 2010
3:06 pm

professionally applied make-up, camera angles/lighting and photo touch-ups can make anyone look good. she’s just white trash that can afford an expensive trailer house. maybe she will pull her’s into the same trailer park as tiger.

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Jackson

March 31st, 2010
3:46 pm

She looks great! So glad to see here getting her life back together — because it wasn’t that long ago that she was a real trainwreck. Anywho, maybe Brit can pass along some helpful hints to Lindsay and Paris.

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nativeson71

March 31st, 2010
3:53 pm

I have never ‘gotten’ what she is all about…but each generation of has their ‘it girl.’

Betty Grable
Marilyn Monroe
Dorris Day
Cher
Madonna
…Brittney?

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CC21

April 1st, 2010
9:39 am

We can hate all we want, but the bottom line is, she’s the one with the mansion, the fame, the fortune (all the good & bad that comes along with it), and the endorsement / record deals. Props to her for pulling herself up out of the blackhole of depression she was in and getting back on track. At least she’s trying, and she’s looking damn good. She’s achieved more than I can say I have – and this is with her being scrutinized by the public eye since she was 16. Talk about pressure.

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Daniel

April 2nd, 2010
9:01 pm

I bought one and returned it to Neiman Marcus already being disappointed. it was too hot, very constricting, and my wife had to help me take it off.

Unless i wear a skin tight dress shirt, there is absolutely no visible difference in my appearance. this is just another marketing gimmick with a very expensive marketing and advertising budget to build buzz. the company should stick to what they know…womens.

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The PeachPost

April 19th, 2010
9:37 am

You can also check out Ross – Dress For Less. In the Atlanta area, you can check the following Ross locations for good plus size selections: Camp Creek, Piedmont Road, Howell Mill and North Dekalb.

Target and also has a nice selection of trendy plus size clothing. For online shopping, try Jessica London, Eshakti and Fashion Bug. Every now and then you can find great budget-friendly suggestions at Nordstroms.

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TW

April 19th, 2010
12:23 pm

Uh, the second model in this article and the 3rd outfit (not on a model) are hardly “plus-sized.” What are they, a size 10??? Puhleeze….

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jen

April 19th, 2010
12:30 pm

That’s it? There was more energy invested in drafting the headline to this article than into finding options.

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Darnisha

April 19th, 2010
12:53 pm

There is a cute store in Kirkwood called Curvysta that is affordable and trendy. The owner Jovanna Reyes is a joy. Here is the website http://www.curvystashop.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y

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Enid

April 19th, 2010
1:31 pm

You should try Stop Staring! clothing…www.stopstaringclothing.com, they have the most amazing dresses and I know that recently they started offering them up to size 3X….the dresses are really flattering and SOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!
Check out their site!

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lovelyliz

April 19th, 2010
2:41 pm

Plus size at Kohl’s and elsewhere tends to be way too boxy.

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JB

April 19th, 2010
3:02 pm

You go girl!!! Welcome back Britt!!!!

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Sheila

April 19th, 2010
3:11 pm

The Avenue is great as well as Zaftique.com. Fashion Bug is also a great place to get trendy plus-sized clothes, but as a plus size myself, I don’t get bogged down with trendy. I find classic styles then keep them “trendy” with accessories or accent pieces.

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Anna

April 19th, 2010
3:59 pm

Belk has several nice lines of women’s sizes. Good sales too.

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Not Going To Use My Usual Name

April 19th, 2010
4:19 pm

In what world is that LONG-SLEEVED dress perfect for spring? Hint: Atlanta is not in that world.

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Glittergirl

April 19th, 2010
7:17 pm

There are 2 plus size boutiques in Atlanta….Curvysta Boutique in Kirkwood Station….1963 Hosea L. Williams Dr. Atlanta, Ga 30317 & Plush Boutique in Castleberry Hill. There is also an excellent plus sized designer in atlanta….JIBRI. http://www.jibrionline.com. The westore is http://www.jibrionline.etsy.com

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Brittan

April 19th, 2010
10:36 pm

Thanks for remembering us curvy girls Jess!! You’re the best :-)

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jd pink

April 19th, 2010
11:28 pm

I have never found any plus size anything in Target. And there was only one model who was a plus size

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neverknew

April 20th, 2010
7:35 am

I was thinking the same thing TW. DOTS Fashions has good plus size clothes and if you sign up on there website they send you coupons like 15.00 off 50.00.

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Rachael M

April 21st, 2010
12:23 am

I have become a huge fan of Plush in 238 Walker St #10 Atlanta, GA 30313 Castleberry Hill they carry Igigi and several other plus size designers. Ultra cute stuff and affordable. http://www.plushboutique.net and you get a discounts sent to your phone no carrying coupons Text “plush” to 69302 for special discounts & events. Very chic boutique for curvy girls.

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Serena

April 24th, 2010
9:19 am

Kudos to the fashion industry for finally realizing that we double digit women have money to spend too. But if you’re going to write an article on plus size clothing options at least use plus sized models. I’m only a size 12 but considered “plus sized” because I’m not in a size zero. it’s so frustrating!!

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Just Saying

April 24th, 2010
9:40 am

I think you Plus ladies need to spend more time in the gym before your man starts to drift

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Mary

April 24th, 2010
10:22 am

I can tell you’re not plus-sized because no large-busted woman would ever recommend a button down shirt for a plus-sized girl!

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Mary

April 24th, 2010
10:26 am

Don’t forget Gymboree’s new lower-priced line Crazy 8 – http://www.crazy8.com – there’s some really cute stuff and at a decent price too.

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The Mom

April 24th, 2010
10:50 am

Ashley Stewart and sometimes (more disappointing lately)Dillards has great options to keep your closet options current. In the vernacular: It’s hard out here for the PPG’s (Pretty Plus Girls ;-)

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Infamous Shopper

April 24th, 2010
12:00 pm

I love to shop…some of the places I shop online are: qristylfrazierdesigns.com, plushboutique.net, igigi.com, curvystashop.com, monifc.com (who have great convertible dresses, they are awesome), and curvaceousboutique.com…Walk in stores: Lane Bryant, Torrid, Rainbow, Avenue,and Dots.

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Infamous Shopper

April 24th, 2010
12:08 pm

@Just Saying….FYI a man will drift no matter what size the the woman may be…If you are a woman are you sure yours isnt already drifting?…If you are a man “How you doing?”

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Peaches

April 24th, 2010
12:15 pm

jd pink try Target.com that have a better selection of plus sizes.

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Hbshep

April 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

just saying. your focus is nice, yet your understanding is shallow. by now you should know the world is comprised of all kinds, big and small. big girls are loved too! JUST SAYING.

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Mary

April 25th, 2010
7:00 pm

@Just Sayin – believe it or not, some men actually like a woman with some meat on their bones. I’d like to lose about 30 pounds but my husband doesn’t want me to! He’s the one who’s always buying me rich foods and who tells me not to lose my hips & booty! Gotta love the Spanish men.

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Katie

April 26th, 2010
9:32 am

Taffy by Lolly38 has great activewear for plus size women! Its affordable and super comfortable. Its only online right now, http://www.lolly38.com/taffy

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SavesALot

April 27th, 2010
4:17 pm

I don’t think I have bought anything at a department store, Target, etc. since I have discovered thrift and consignment stores. You can even find nearly new items at Goodwill. You have to have time to search the racks, but if you do, you can really find great items and very low prices.

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Steph

April 28th, 2010
9:53 pm

I LOVE consignment shops, but if you’re looking for kids items seasonal children’s consignment sales are the way to go!! You can find AMAZING amounts of kids clothes and toys usually nicer than thrift stores, but cheaper than consignment stores. Check it out: http://www.consignmentsalequeen.com

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Jennifer Fraque

May 8th, 2010
12:43 pm

Nice Ideas!! Also check out comparison shopping sites like Onewayshopping.com for a wide range options, including mother’s day gifts. http://www.onewayshopping.com

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The PeachPost

May 10th, 2010
11:55 am

I love this article from Rookie Moms that gives you a complete shopping list for babies.

Article: http://www.rookiemoms.com/shopping-registry/

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angela bailey

May 11th, 2010
8:17 am

My child attends Glen Oaks Elementary School in Fairfield, AL. How can our student participate in the Belk Charity Events.

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8:17 am

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robert Nickell

May 12th, 2010
9:01 am

jessica – what about the new expectant father – he needs a baby shower gift as well. i got a set of daddyscrubs. and loved wearing them.
Robert

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Elizabeth

May 16th, 2010
12:25 am

You might also want to request something that will last well beyond your baby’s childhood – like a personalized astrology report. You can get beautiful BabyStars ones at http://www.itsinthestarsonline.com.

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Katie

May 16th, 2010
5:41 pm

Consignment shops are always more fun than the big box stores. There is always something different and fun to check in local consignment stores.

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Alliso

May 17th, 2010
3:58 pm

This is a great article and I love to go to baby showers and celebrate with the mom-to-be. I found this site a while back, http://www.hipncozy.com and they have the cutest baby items! The items are hand made and original. I absolutely love them! They are always winners when I give them as gifts. I don’t think they have a registry, but you can always mention their items to people if you want them. Or even when you have a friend who is pregnant you can gift something amazing and cute!

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Rebecca (Before & After Babies Consignment)

May 18th, 2010
1:15 pm

I own a kids consignment shop in Lawrenceville, GA. We are here 6 days a week, check out our daily deal at http://www.beforeandafterbabies.com . We sell maternity thru big kid 14/16 clothes, shoes, socks, diaper bags, bibs, bottles, car seats, all baby equipment and so much more. Give us a call 770-676-6772!

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Meg

May 20th, 2010
12:04 pm

we’re using depositagift.com for our baby registry. they offer pre-made lists of all the things you’ll ultimately want. we figure that we won’t need much right away and would prefer to get cash gifts so that we can buy what we need as we figure it all out. this site facilitates that. it’s awesome. i highly recommend it.

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nowayouttahere

May 21st, 2010
2:00 pm

Does it matter? First and besides I need a sink too

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louis vuitton

May 21st, 2010
2:38 pm

Hi, I go on this site daily and love it!!. I love to read anything about handbags or related discussions. I have a quick question. I am torn between two Louis Vuitton handbags. I am interested in the Neverfull MM and the Speedy 35. I am going with the Damier version. I am looking long term and would be interested in everyone’s opinion. I am more traditional than not and I am a stay at home mom. I did purchase a YSL muse bag over Christmas. I got the cranberry color. It really is beautiful. Also, I am 40 years old. I want it to be age appropriate. Thanks so much for any suggestions.

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DW

May 28th, 2010
3:49 pm

Those look horrible!

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Spare My Eyes

June 11th, 2010
2:50 pm

If you wear any size above a size 6 please do not attempt to wear skinny jeans. Not only are you making me look even slimmer but you are cutting off the circulation in your legs. And no one you know is going to tell you the truth about how you look in them when you ask, so allow me, the jeans are not making you look fat, YOU are making you look fat. Notice the body type wearing the jeans in the article illustrations, if that it not you, then stick with flare leg pants.

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Cough it up Tabby

June 11th, 2010
3:42 pm

Sure he needs a pawdicure. He would also like a one hour message and a facial but it doesn’t mean he’ll get it.

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amy

June 11th, 2010
4:13 pm

This sounds like a bargain.
At Petco, they charge $10 to cut my dog’s nails each time I go there.

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LPSFashion

June 14th, 2010
6:06 pm

I came across this post a little late, but thought I would mention a website that is one of my personal favorites – http://www.1-plus.com ; There are 3 different stores on this site, and all cater specifically to plus size women. The company I work for, LivingPlusSize.com, has them on their site and also includes plus size clothing stores for men, kids and teens.

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So Savvy

June 17th, 2010
9:29 pm

I so look forward to attending – getting all of my girls together for this event!! Happy shopping in the city :-)

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Louise (Rhubarb and Custard Children's Consignment

July 2nd, 2010
3:39 pm

I have recently opened a new children’s consignment store in Buckhead. We are called Rhubarb and Custard. We carry a well edited selection of clothing from newborn through ages 16, maternity, equipment, accessories, gifts and lots more. Many items are brand new. Everything from everyday basics to boutique brands and much more besides!

Monday through friday:10am-6pm.
Saturday: 10am-5pm.

3265 Roswell Rd, NE, Atlanta, Ga, 30305.
404 474 9860
Plenty of free parking and great deals to be had!
For more information, find us on Facebook (Rhubarb & Custard) or visit our website: http://www.rhubarbandcustardconsignment.com

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RuthAnn

August 3rd, 2010
5:44 pm

Isn’t Madonna in the same sentence as clothing a contradiction in terms? :)

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NurseRiverBoat

August 4th, 2010
11:44 am

I really am excited about buying some pieces from this new clothing line, as designed by Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes. I like these 2 ladies; they are so nice to not make the price points too high so that most young women can afford to dress in the trendy line and look nice. I am older than the projected consumer target base, but I am the same age as Madonna and I will wear a few pieces that look nice on me and do not make me look as if I’m trying too hard to look younger than my years. I look good and as a reward for my hard work-outs and dieting, I will rock some of Madonna and Lola’s clothing pieces!!! Thanks, Ladies – for all your hard work which leads to lots of fun for all women who are young, or young-at-heart!!!

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Karen

August 5th, 2010
12:53 pm

Where is the link/info for the website you talked about this morning regarding birthday cards?

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renita burwell

August 11th, 2010
2:04 pm

I thought the purpose of uni’s was to make everyone equal. If so, then whats up with this accessorizing BS? If thats necessary then why can’t I wear my own clothes?

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Cheryl

August 11th, 2010
3:04 pm

I’m all for being tech savvy with getting help for Back To School! Never thought I would do this, but this summer I created a Back To School registry for my 8-yr old daughter on MyRegistry.com . I was able to make a wish list for her, and then shop online from all of our fave stores and add all of the items that she needed to her wish list. This actually turned out to be a really great idea and was a big help! I shared the wish list info with my parents, my husband’s parents, my daughter’s godmother and a few other close family members and friends. They all know that we are in a tough financial situation, so it was so heartwarming to see how generous everyone was with contributing to her MyRegistry.com Back To School Wish List! Great way to start off the new school year :)

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Sandra Kingston

August 12th, 2010
9:53 am

Great article with some nice hints. In my opinion everybody should start bartering. It is an “old” system but it works great in our community. Its is free and fun, you should give it a shot. Try yo barter with friends or online,for example http://www.barterquest.com

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Lori Felix

August 12th, 2010
10:48 pm

I have several ideas for swapping kids clothing, selling unwanted electronics, DVD’s, games, books, toys and more. Before the kids go back to school, have them weed out unwanted items and check my blog for resources. You can raise some extra money for back to school items or save for Christmas shopping. I have over 300 ideas at my blog called More With Less Today.

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Ian

August 18th, 2010
1:11 pm

Craigslist is great, but what you need isn’t always up for sale. Using software like NotifyWire to monitor Craigslist and alert you to when new ads are posted for items you need can save a lot of time. I get about 20 alerts a day.

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Peter

August 22nd, 2010
1:16 am

don’t buy something on an impulse – and only buy things when on sale. you can set up price drop alerts at sites like pricedropfinder.com so you are assured of a good deal (only get alerted when price drops to your range)

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iliana

September 3rd, 2010
3:37 pm

i like that costumes i love it

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Mr. Nads

September 5th, 2010
6:20 pm

Does ‘OBLOMA’ ever work

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Mr. Nads

September 5th, 2010
6:20 pm

……………..

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www.computerbackpackandbag.com

September 11th, 2010
1:52 am

that lourdes sure is a pretty girl.

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The Bert Show

September 13th, 2010
3:33 pm

Why don’t you add any fall fashions for us guys?

Jeff D.

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Nancy Wright

September 14th, 2010
12:10 pm

I’d love a good bag for everyday…Lord knows I need one! I’m glad Jessica is out there helping us all!!!

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Michele Caplinger

September 15th, 2010
8:14 am

Pick me! Pick me! ( smile) Michele

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Elena

September 15th, 2010
9:34 am

Only problem with this website is that you have to shop way in advance. A lot of times, what you see and want, is already being rented for the time you need it. Also, if the person before you doesn’t return the garment on time, you won’t get it within your needed time. My opinion: You can actually OWN a dress that’s just beautiful and perfect for you for the same price as renting and returning (hassle) these frocks.

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Delora McCaffrey

September 16th, 2010
9:59 am

Glad I Found you.

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Laura

September 16th, 2010
2:55 pm

LOVE this site! Thanks for finding the designer deals for us – I don’t always have time to browse.

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sonia

October 6th, 2010
1:40 am

Hi bobbie could you please help me natalie wore the beautiful lavender dress for the wedding episode on sep 30 where did she get it my sister is getting married and I would love to wear it please help jut tell me how to get iit mt.

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Rachel

October 11th, 2010
1:22 pm

Of Course, the ones I love are 60 bucks!

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Rachael Joachim

October 12th, 2010
12:51 pm

Oh my..”stepped” it up??!!! About the latest boots??!!! Well, after seeing this, I may just go and try on a pair- although my experience with Payless is the shoes LOOK great, but feel like crap after wearing them for over an hour or so…we’ll see with these boots and find out if they were made for walking…heheheheheee

http://www.paragonfinancial.net

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Renee

November 5th, 2010
11:28 am

From the show we remember how bland these outfits are.

Yawn.

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atlmom

December 16th, 2010
3:15 pm

Or, if you don’t want to go to some random website, Costco has costco brand boots that look like uggs…for $37.

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arlene

December 16th, 2010
5:05 pm

Where are they sold…and in what colors? The price is certainly right!

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Sue

December 17th, 2010
1:56 pm

I had some fake uggs and they were awful. Very uncomfortable and they fell apart. I don’t know what brand these are but I have never bought a fake pair again.

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Sara

December 22nd, 2010
11:49 pm

There is a reason these products are so cheap, the quality is not comparable to well formulated cosmetics. I wish people would understand that they get what they pay for. And giving this cheap makeup to kids or teens for Christmas only starts years of skin problems by clogging their pores with all sorts of terrible ingredients. If you can’t afford proper cosmetics, then use your own natural beauty.

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Coleen

January 13th, 2011
9:15 am

I have tried Assets and it just feels cheap compared to Spanx and it was always riding up making me look even more bulky!! Look into Skineez Skincarewear…i see this company as getting HUGE this year! I have been wearing their leggings, thigh slimmer and v-neck top for a while now and I have seen such an amazing difference in my skin tone and firmness…and no more damn ashy knees and elbows in the winter time!! It has retinol, caffeine, shea butter, vitamins E, apricot kernel oil and a whole host of vitamins and antioxidants that actually work for your skin just by wearing the clothes! AMAZING

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Hi Jessica, Thanks for the support, love and knowing a great deal when you see one! Here is our website: http://www.TheServStore.com AND you can visit our main website: http://www.ServOne.org

Thanks! and see you in the store! Tom

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