Every Monday evening I am the group leader for a bunch of ladies in a recovery group called "Celebrate Recovery". They are recovering from all sorts of things, substance abuse, physical abuse, eating disorders, depression to mention a few. They are wonderful ladies, they just need a new way of thinking about how to handle life's difficulties. Sometimes they are going into the work force for the first time in years and worry about clothing. They always tell me how nice I dress and when I tell them how little I pay for my clothing, they get excited that they can dress nicely on a tiny budget. This is one of my work outfits for about $15.
My jacket collar was a bit askew.
Jacket and matching shell $2.50
necklace from a $5.00 grab bag of jewelry from the Time Bomb
Monet bracelet $1.00
Jade earrings gifted
kitten pumps $6.00
The skirt has tiny pink and green flowers pattern. It is a Fashion Bug skirt and I used to work there, I know that this skirt probably sold for about $24 new.
If the ladies have a very tight budget, I send them to our church clothes closet where they can "shop" for free. I tell them there is no reason not to look nice even if you have only the tiniest clothing budget. I have seen how something as simple as an attractive outfit, a hairdo and some makeup changes a woman's outlook totally! I believe women are much happier and healthier when we dress for ourselves and feel good about how we look.