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Chutz
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   Posted 12/9/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Koffee Klatch is a gathering of people who visit while enjoying 'Koffee'?..lol Or whatever beverage you prefer. Today it's spiced cider for me...sugar free~ If you are new to the forums or have just never joined in...please do. We'd love to have your comments and thoughts on the topics each day, or on the days you find them interesting to you. Sooo....

Is it comfort or fashion that rules your choice in clothing?? I was bundled up today to go outside in the 17* weather. It have on a heavy coat with a thick hood pulled over my head. When at the beach in winter I bundle in two coats with an outer one that acts like a wind breaker. Then on go the farm boots...those rubber kind that stop just below the knee. A scarf around the neck and mittens to match that a special friend made for me. Then I'm set for whatever the weather throws my way. Beautiful???...I'm sure I look like giant size kid in a snow suit and boots but personally I don't much care. I'm more interested in comfort and keeping warm. But other people find how they look to be more important. Which kind are you? A fashion bug or a comfort kind of person?

Chutz

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Blessedx8
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   Posted 12/9/2009 11:52 PM (GMT -7)   
150% a comfort person. That being said, I try to dress semi-"cute".....characters on my PJ bottoms...which is ALL that I wear unless I'm leaving the house. I wear a t-shirt and PJ bottoms most of the time. I LOVE Target for that kind of stuff. I HATE wearing a bra (TMI? confused ) but I do, for modesty reasons, having six sons, and I really can't get away w/out wearing one (again, TMI?, sorry if so!!!). If I'm going out, it's loose jeans and a t-shirt. The most "dressed-up" I get is for church; and, even for that, I wear loose fitting dark jeans/black jeans/white jeans; flats; and a shirt w/ a light-weight cardigan...something like that. Point is - my body is absolutely miserable in so many ways if I'm dressed with clothing that "restricts" my body.


What about make-up? Do you ladies wear make-up, too? On most days, even my worst days, I try to at least put on a dab of foundation or powder and some lipstick. Most days, I even try to put on some mascara, etc. I have VERY fair skin... and, due to my health, I look super washed out on most days. Some days, I just don't have the energy to put it on, though.

Anyway, curious to hear what you'll have to say. I think comfort will win out for the most part. What do you think?? idea

--Tina

melliflious
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   Posted 12/10/2009 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
It is the oddest thing for me. Up even through late high school I was a huge tomboy, wore jeans and big sweatshirt or basketball shorts and t-shirts. Then I started traveling abroad, especially to France. Now I really only wear my basketball shorts and t-shirts to bed, and I don't leave the house without make-up. Tina, it sounds like we're in the same boat, I'm super pale too, so at the bare minimum that means foundation and concealer, mascara, and my burts bees pomegranate chapstick (it is nice when I buy foundation, just have to go to the one furthest on the left!).

It started as trying to blend in with French women when I lived there (but lets be honest, I have Norwegian heritage and look the part, nobody is going to mistake me for a Frenchwoman anytime soon), but I figured out that I look pretty decent if I actually try. Right now though, my mom and I are arguing over shoes. She wanted to buy me some for my birthday/Christmas, but because it was a slip on the ice that started all this, she refuses to buy me anything without super traction on the bottom. Unfortunately, I have yet to find cute shoes that meet that standard :) And I'll admit, as much as they may kill my feet, I'm a sucker for a good pair of high heels. I'm curious about guys though, any super fashion guys out there, or do most of you put comfort first?

Jenna
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Treatment: PT, Tens Unit, Oxycodone, Diazepan, Hydrocodone-APAP, Tramadol, Voltaren/Duac gel

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PAlady
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   Posted 12/10/2009 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   
This is interesting. For me, it's definitely comfort! Especially since I've put on an extra 20 lbs. since my back surgery. And along with the GERD issues go instruction for nothing restrictive around the waist, especially after eating. That just gave me an even better excuse!

Now I usually put on jeans or somethng comparable when running errands and such, but tonight in preparation for REAL winter hitting I was doing a couple of last minute things outside with the house, so I had on some sweatpants, and decided to run to the store to stock up before the snow hit. So it was in black sweatpants, white socks with Land's End loafers (with thick, non-skid bottoms!) that I ran to the store. Fortunately, my coat covered the sweatshirt, but as I was pulling out a cart in the lobby I swear a woman I didn't know (I live in a small town so it's always iffy if I'll run into people I know, tho' mostly I don't care anyore!) gave me a top to bottom once over with this disapproving look. Geesh! She was only in jeans - just a notch up from my black sweats! LOL Oh, well, I was warm and in safe shos so I would't slip.

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 12/10/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
comfort! always comfort!

tmjpain
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   Posted 12/10/2009 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Comfort for me too!!! Always have. Not comfortable in high heels at all. Haven't been wearing making up for a year and a half.

straydog
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   Posted 12/10/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I am all for comfort these days. I buy a brand of pj's by Karen Neuburger that is just awesome. If a lady sleeps in a pair of these she will buy no other. I managed to obtain somewhere in the neighbood of a little over 200 pair. I had way too many nights of being out of my gourd on oral meds (this was long before my pump) and I did shopping sprees online. Yes, some of these pj's are duplicates. lol I have 6 large plastic tubs of these pj's with tags still attached to them. In this blur I also discovered a clothing line called Sport Savvy and pretty much did the same thing. I have some sets that are indentical. But the clothes are so comfy, most of mine are 3 piece sets with hoodies to match. I wear these year round. These look great on and I always feel ok wearing them anywhere. I am a loafer fan and have multiple pairs sad but true. But, the good news on that is my  daughter & d-inlaw come shop at my house when they shoes or pj's. or some sport clothes. Its cheap for them at least. Both gilrs got together though and did an intervention when they discovered my stash of pj's, lol. Its a joke now. Every day it looked like Chrsitmas with the postman and the UPS guy. Got on a first name basis w/some of them.
 
My dress up is blue jeans and loafers. I always buy jeans wth a touch of spandex lol. Press them and they look great on. I like to layer t-shirts and have found Old Navy to have some really soft ones.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


PAlady
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   Posted 12/10/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
Can I come shop at your house, too?????

PaLady

straydog
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   Posted 12/11/2009 3:30 AM (GMT -7)   
My two year late night shopping sprees really got out of hand in the pj and shoe dept, lol. But, you know I just don't handle oral meds well and for sure pain pills. I really got wacked out there for awhile. Every day was like Christmas there for awhile. If I order anything now my husband almost panics, lol.
 

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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