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ON THE GRIND: PLUS SIZE WORKWEAR (and a $100 Giveaway!)

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Power dress? Check!

As a woman who works an 8-to-5, I'm always on the lookout for great, statement making pieces that work for the office! I actually had no idea that Kohl's carried plus sizes until they reached out and asked me to check out their Rock & Republic and Jennifer Lopez lines, and honestly, I'm really glad I did! 

I love the graphic pattern on this dress. It's described as "ikat" on the website but it feels almost like a modern animal print to me (but maybe I'm just weird). It's a statement-making pattern for sure, but the silhouette is conservative enough for most corporate environments. Who says workwear has to be boring?!

[ :: Jennifer Lopez Collection dress and Apt 9 blazer c/o Kohl's :: Enzo Angiolini heels (similar) :: ]
[ :: Prada saffiano lux small tote :: ]

From March 25th to April 1st, Kohl's is having their March Misses Fashion Sale, so check it out for some great deals and score $10 off a $50 purchase in store & online, just grab your pass here!

[ :: GIVEAWAY DETAILS :: ]

To help you guys score an even sweeter deal, I'm giving away a $100 Kohl's gift card to one reader! Just comment on this post with what you would buy, and your email address or twitter handle so I can contact you if you win! Easy!
*Open to US residents and ends on 3/30/15!

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[ :: Jennifer Lopez Collection dress and Apt 9 blazer c/o Kohl's :: Enzo Angiolini heels (similar) :: ]
[ :: Prada saffiano lux small tote :: ]




This post was sponsored by Kohl's. All statements and opinions are my own!
XO ALLISON

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139 comments:

  1. I would buy sports bras. Thanks!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. What a pretty printed dress and such a unique pattern. I didn't know they did plus size because when I still lived in the US it was rare to find plus sizes. It's good they are now.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  3. I would buy a lot of spring dresses for myself as in the one your wearing. I also I would buy my daughter some spring outfits from the toddler section. Kohls has the best deal on toddler clothings and mix and match I love the local store 2 mins from my house..

    Email: kayla175884@hotmail.com
    Twitter: ibkaylahoney

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  5. Hey, I'm not here for the giveaway since there's no Kohl's in my country but I just want to say that it's always great to see some office-appropriate plus size style featured! I follow so many PS bloggers and yeah, it's cool to see their beach wear, gowns, crop tops, cut-out skirts, all-white outfits etc. However, as a career lady, I'm in office wear five days a week and can use more inspiration for my ordinary life. Thanks for being one of the few who posts outfits to wear to a traditional office job.

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  6. I would buy some lovely spring tops and that dress, I just love it, for my upcoming cruise!!!!

    Email: Amanda.m.baker214@gmail.com

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  7. I love that blazer! I definitely need some new layering pieces! Email: awarrensford@gmail.com

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  8. Look diva superpoderosa, rs. Tรก linda Allison! Bjsss.
    http://dibobis.blogspot.com.br/

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  9. I would definitely buy some post baby clothes...love that outfit! email: erinadil@aol.com

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  10. That dress you're wearing for a babyshower!
    mela27@msn.com

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  11. LOVE the ikat dress (and I agree it looks like an animal print which i love). Kohls is always a great go to for me. I need some new work pencil skirts so i will have to check out the JLo line to see what they have.

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  12. I would buy some summer dresses and sandals

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  13. I neeeeeeed that blazer!! And the pumps! Swoon!!

    @momofambition

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  14. I'm in desperate need of a new bra and some workout pants.
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  15. I'm loving the colors and pattern on this: Jennifer Lopez Floral Surplice Maxi Dress - Women's Plus Size. I would get that dress. connsean@yahoo.com

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  16. I would buy workout capris for the warmer weather and a new sports bra or two.
    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  17. Cute outfit! I would look for a nice new pair of jeans for spring, a nice professional dress (like this one), and a new satchel for everyday use.

    Twitter: @tres_stimulante

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  18. I would buy some summer clothes and shoes! My email is cctdmt@gmail.com

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  19. Kohl's has definitely been one of my favorite places to shop lately. I've been everywhere from straight sizes, plus sizes, and cusp sizes, and Kohl's has always had something to suit my needs.
    If I won the giveaway, I'd by myself some cute workout gear and some skirts -- my wardrobe is HURTING for them right now!

    sam2979 [at] gmail [dot] come

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  20. Not going to lie, I'd probably snap up that JLo dress, too, as I love all things ikat (though I see the deconstructed abstract animal print you see, too). I'd also get a sheath dress (maybe the Dana Buchman colorblock) and a fit and flare or two since you can never have too many. With the right accessories and layering, those dresses could take me from the office to brunch out with friends and family. Love your necklace by the way! So elegant.

    And I second what Andrea said above, it's great to see inspired office wear here.

    @Mgtei

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  21. I would for sure buy some spring tops! I am so tall that pants do not fit me, but tops and maybe some skirts do!

    nstew777@aol.com

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  22. i am in dire need of a handbag! mine is totally falling apart

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  23. Jeans, plenty of jeans. Maybe some tees, can never go wrong with tees.

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  24. Jeans, plenty of jeans. Maybe some tees, can never go wrong with tees.

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  25. I would buy some clothing for interviews.

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  26. Dress and blazer. Beautiful. I'd love it if you kept sharing office fashions. As a new plus sizer, I'm having a hard time dressing my body and seeing that you can be plus size and still fashionable. Thank you! CME1976@aol.com

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  27. I love this outfit! I would totally buy it. Who knew they had these in plus sizes.

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  28. I would buy a dress for Easter (I like the JLo ikat dress and the JLo zebra print, but it's sold out in my size). My twitter is @tbysky. :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  29. I really love the keyhole maxi dress!! It would be perfect for vacation!
    skyejaden at gmail dot com

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  30. I would buy a blazer and a cute top.

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  31. I'd buy bras, sport bras, and leggings. @spunksgurl

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  32. I would buy push up bras!!! :D I would love to win. Here is my email :

    perezashley60@hotmail.com

    xoxo

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  33. I would like to get blazers and dresses for Spring.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  34. I love your style and could really benefit from winning this giveaway. I love shopping at kohls and need clothes to fit my new {plus} size. I would use the gift to buy Blazers, nice tops, slacks, and dresses that could double as work appropriate and cute enough for after work also.
    My email address is sweetandria21@gmail.com

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  35. Cute outfit! Definitely great fit work. With $100 I would definitely get some stuff for the house. Kohl's have nice deals on beddings, towels, etc.

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  36. I would buy something from Lauren Conrads line or blazers!! They've got great blazers!
    Ln82187@gmail.com

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  37. I would get a couple new bras :)
    elise(dot)burkhead(at)yahoo.com

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  38. Hi! I am a new mom and a hairstylist so I am in desperate need of cute work attire! Not to mention, I ADORE Kohls. :)
    jessica.rjones93@gmail.com

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  39. Hi...hi....hello...I would love buy me new underwear! Old ones got holes in them ;-) lol

    Vinceamaya@gmail.com

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  40. I love the entire outfit!!! Very ravishing!! I would by several outfits go weat to the Bahamas to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.

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  41. Absolutely fabulous dress! You look great!
    Scarlettohair@hotmail.com

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  42. I live for Kohls. Love their dresses
    angie1981love@gmail.com

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  43. Love the whole outfit looks beautiful on you. I would buy the whole look.
    kristingupton@yahoo.com

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  44. Gorgeous! I love the look, especially the beautiful drape of the jacket! I just had a baby and am in need of beautiful pieces for work, but also just going out! I love skirts and suit jackets in particular! My name is Dana, email danablanks@aol.com.

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  45. I would buy a dress just like the one you are wearing. It looks great on you!! My email is thisisliferemix@gmail.com

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  46. I would buy tops or shorts if I win. I love your look. You look so sophisticated and put together.

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  47. Adorable outfit! I would buy a dress and some snazzy heels. :D hehe.

    floridalass96@gmail.com

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  48. Love your outfit.

    Email: yolanda.rodriguez.79@gmail.com

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  49. I will have to check Kohls out again!
    heather.r.roy@gmail.com

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  50. I would buy the Chaps Gored Dress - Petite to wear this Spring!
    I love shopping at Kohl's!

    janet3rdgrade (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  52. Great giveaway! I would buy lots and lots of dresses! My email is mcmuniz95 at gmail dot com

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  53. Such a chic look. Love it!
    I would buy an outfit for an upcoming job interview.(*crossing fingers)
    :)
    My email is :lozornio60@gmail.com

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  54. I didn't even know Kohls had plus size clothes. I would love to check it out! I would buy some tops and some work flats. Twitter: ToastieDK

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  55. Love the outfit! would buy work clothes to look as chic as you do in this outfit. Love it! alliah610@aol.com

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  56. Love your outfit! With a Kohl's gift certificate, I would buy a MAXI SUNDRESS that I can pair with a cardi for casual, or a jacket for work, or by itself for summer. I'd also buy a pair of STRAPPY HEELED SANDALS. My email is sujathapuppala28@yahoo.com. Thanks :)

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  57. I love the blazer! I could use another blazer that is stylish and fits well! @Gold_Bikini

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  58. The blazer. But the dress is cute too. Would love them both for a business convention coming up.

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  59. I love her jeans so I would stock up on those! Thanks for the chance.

    -Jenny
    babblingsofamommy@gmail.com

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  60. I would buy new shirts and blouses.
    cbythesea5@gmail dot com

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  61. I would buy a new sports bra. Thank You.
    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  62. I would buy shapewear.

    Reilag@gmail.com

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  64. I have been longing for a jumpsuit so I would probably get this one http://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1886066/dana-buchman-printed-jumpsuit-womens.jsp meghanmalicoat@gmail.com

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  65. I would buy some t-shirts.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  66. I would revamp my mom wardrobe! My son is almost 1 and I'm still wearing maternity tanks.

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  67. I would buy clothing with a professional look. I have a job interview in two days. Hopefully, I will get the job, but then I will need to update my professional wardrobe.

    alisonhearts at gmail dot com

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  68. I would definitely purchase a shorts and skirts for the spring and summer - shaunie
    twitter.com/sandyhills25

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  69. I would buy jeans and tees, my summer favorites!

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  70. I would buy new summer sandals uclangel422 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I am in the process of redoing my room so I am dying to get a new comforter and new decor things. Hellokaty1409 @aol.com

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  73. I love your outfit! I would love to get a new spring/summer dress! denisekonkel@gmail.com

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  74. I love your outfit! I would love to get a new spring/summer dress! denisekonkel@gmail.com

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  75. Love your outfit ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    aracrazy@hotmail.com

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  76. I would buy some new running shoes=)
    -Nicki J.
    nickijoseph91@gmail.com

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  77. I would love to buy a nice summer dress with this gift card, Kohl's is my favorite place for the best deals!

    Nicole.ddziedzic at gmail dot com

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  78. I would purchase a wrap dress, a wedge sandle and a statement necklace.

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  79. Spring is coming and I want to be color coordinated and fancy on the track...so gym clothes for me!!!
    Twitter handle is @beeyoutaful if I win. ;-)

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  80. I would buy some new bras that I need so much and a nice pair of yoga pants!

    email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I'm headed to New Orleans in May and definitely need some cute Spring dresses!

    @sarabinspired

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  82. So elegant ! You look awesome ...

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  83. Glad to see Kohl's paying attention to plus sizes. Just wish they had a better in-store selection! Especially in career clothing... I would love to find some blazers and tops there, in bright colors - my wardrobe has become a mass of black and gray, and needs some spicing up!

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  84. Where is your necklace from?

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  85. I would actually purchase some shirts and blouses and capris for the summer if I won

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  86. Over the years I have collected ikat textiles from Java, Indonesia. They are amazing handmade woven cottons that can take a month to finish. I love this black and white print imitation of the weave. It looks smart and professional. Love the coordinating jacket. Really nice.

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  87. I would buy the Jennifer Lopez Pointelle Fit & Flare Dress.
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  88. I will definitely need new spring blouses!
    twitter: sewstupid

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  89. I will be graduating college with a degree in healthcare administration in three months! For the past 7 years I have wore scrub sets to work! I literally do not own one piece of office attire. With all the extra expenses ( tuition!) ...the Kohls gift card will help me start aquiring my office basics( skirts, dresses, blazers) ect:) Adding office attire to my current wardrobe would increase my confidence (GREATLY) when searching for employment in my new career field!
    Daynadoll187@gmail.com
    Daynadoll187@gmail.com

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  90. I love kohls, I would buy several maxi skirts for the Summer.
    jed927@yahoo.com

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  91. Such a great look on you pretty girl! I love that you keep everything very stylish but very professional still. I really love the cuffed denim boyfriend shorts with the shirred dolman shirt! So cute for Spring!

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  92. Thank you for celebrating Asian American curviness on your blog! Please know that is is appreciated. I am an early career scholar so affordability, style, fit, and comfort are important to me. I'm a fan of Kohl's. When I shop I try to look for pieces that transition well between the classroom, the office, and conferences, too. Your advice on this blog helps me with that. If I had a chance to pick some lovely clothes that do triple the work I'd go for this look: the Studio One Solid Sheath Dress in olive green that has great little embellishments on the shoulder, the Easy Street Havana Wedge sandals in black nude patent ( bold,low wedge, works all day!), and the Dana Buchman Solid open-front shrug ( it looks like a blazer but has the comfort of a shrug). emilyhue1@gmail.com

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  93. I would buy new athletic sneakers so I can get out there and start exercising more with the nicer temperatures outside.
    green-butterflies@hotmail dot com

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  94. I want the Chaps Chain-Link Faux-Wrap Dress
    myfoxypup(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. I would like to get dresses for spring.
    soapstarr01 at aol dot com

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  96. I would buy a great spring jacket and shoes.
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  97. I'd take my daughter shopping! With the prices at Kohl's she can get quite a few items for spring.
    bingomamanorma at gmail dot com

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  98. I'd probably buy shoes! Or work clothes. Oooor maybe kitchen stuff. :D

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  99. I would buy a new swimsuit for summer! :)
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  100. I would get new jeans (flagler1965 at gmail dot com

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  102. Spring jackets and sports gear

    julimi at aol dot com

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  103. I would love some new sandals for spring. jenannhayden@yahoo.com

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  104. I could use some new workout gear.

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  105. I could use some new workout gear.
    jillmchale13@Gmail.com

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  106. I would definitely go for skirts and athletic gear!

    mijulin at cox dot net

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  107. I would buy new exercise clothing b/c that's what I need most right now! @laroyal06 on twitter :D

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  108. Love this combo on you!

    Hmm I vowed to add more color to my life this year so I'd buy a fun dress one shoes in daring colors! brandymanderson at gmail

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  109. I would totally get a great pair of boyfriend jeans and a new colorful handbag

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  110. soory, forgot my contact info! @runitbymom on twitter

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  111. I just saw a preview of the upcoming Milly for Kohl's DesigNation collab that is coming out in April (it's good!) so I would use the Kohl's gc on that!!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole
    kimpcole{at}att{dot}net

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  112. I would buy some cute shirts for Spring.

    Twitter: PaintThsPiggies
    email:ebdaun@gmail.com

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  113. I would love the gift card I am in dire need of clothing. See last month marked my goal of 40lbs lost!! I changed my life entirely by stopping eating certain foods, as well as giving up soda...wahhhh!! I walk 2 miles every morning and do 30mins of cardio every evening. Now there are plenty of great side effect to weight loss. The #1 being the wonderful self confidence, from completing such a monumental goal. I have been carrying that baby weight for years! Back down to 155 yipee!! The one bad side effect is that none of my clothes fit me any more!! Wahhh!! I'm happy about the shopping of course, but my wallet is not!! This gift card would be a great start, to a new fitting wardrobe. I'll be crossing my fingers!!

    simplystargazers@gmail.com

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  114. I've been wanting the Lauren Conrad scalloped flats! Fingers crossed! You look beautiful! My twitter is @asequinaffair

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  115. I would buy a new pair of shoes!
    holliister at gmail dot com

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  116. I would love to get some business casual outfits

    pruamthong(at)aol(dot)com

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  117. I'm thinking about a pantsuit. @mronhubbard

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  118. I would buy me some new dresses I have lost weight and I don't have anything to wear

    lmurley2014@yahoo.com

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  119. I would buy a few much needed tops and a new handbag!
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  120. I would buy some much needed workout clothes
    shanna.elizabeth1 at gmail dot com

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  121. I absolutely love the J Lo collection at Kohls, and that dress you're wearing is gorgeous, so that would definitely be on my list! kateandoli@gmail.com

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  122. I would get my husband and children some new clothes. jjerrica@yahoo.com

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  123. I'm going to Texas in a month to visit my niece so I'd buy a sundress and some tank tops because it's going to be hot down there! leah{ @ }leahvoice (DOT) (com)

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  124. I would get some new running shoes! @atboldbright

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