Affordable Fashion Blog | Walking in Memphis in High Heels : Workwear Wednesday - How to Get away with Wearing Leggings to Work & Look Fab + $100 SPANX Giveaway!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Workwear Wednesday - How to Get away with Wearing Leggings to Work & Look Fab + $100 SPANX Giveaway!!

wear leggings for work
Leggings c/o // Top // Vest (similar) c/o // Pumps // Beanie // Watch // Bag c/o

This past week I was in Dallas for work.  When I'm traveling I absolutely love to be comfortable, but that's hard to do when you have meetings that start immediately and you know you won't have time to check into your hotel room or change before heading to your first meeting.  That calls for pieces that are travel friendly but still work appropriate.  Cue the leggings.  SPANX sent me these pretty velvet leggings a couple of months ago, and I've been wearing them almost nonstop.  I've been wearing them to work, to run errands, to the park, and even going out at night. 

These leggings are so versatile, but it can be tricky to pull off some leggings in an office, right?  My trick is to wear a dressier pair of leggings.  I'm sure that sounds like an oxymoron, but this velvet pair is the perfect pair of dressy leggings.  Pair them with a longer tunic sweater or dress shirt, a vest, heels and a nice satchel.  I think adding the pumps, vest and satchel help to keep the look dressy.  The structure and length of the vest really help to take the outfit up a notch and keep it from looking too casual.  And that's how you pull off leggings for work!  Something I do far too often.  ☺  I'm so glad I finally gave SPANX a try for the first time a couple of months ago  because, oh my goodness, they are amazing!  They hold me in so well and are so slimming!  I'm so excited to be teaming up with Spanx today to give away $100 to one lucky reader.  To enter the giveaway, just use the widget below.  What pair of leggings would you choose from SPANX if you won?  P.S. I'm also giving away $100 to Vera Bradley over on instagram so make sure you enter to win that here while you're at it!

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163 comments:

  1. Amazing look! I love your shoes x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

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  2. id get these http://www.spanx.com/leggings/faux-leather-black-leggings-38-ms2437black

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  3. I can always use a good bra--so that'd probably be my choice!!
    I love your outfit, Laura!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. I'm so impressed with Vera Bradley lately! LOVE the texture and subtle print on that satchel. And I've been seeing the Spanx leggings all season and it's soon tempting! I think I need them.

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  5. I love this look for work! Such a great way to add leggings into your work wardrobe!

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  6. I love spanx! Would love some leggings!

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  7. I would choose some active leggings such as the Active Compression Very Black Pant.

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  8. Active Compression Midnight Sky Knee Pant

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  9. I would love the Thinstincts Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

    (Rosie A)

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  10. I would love the Thinstincts Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

    (Rosie A)

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  11. I love shapewear and wear it almost daily to get smooth lines. I would get the Shape My Day slip for a wedding that I have to attend in a couple of months

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  12. I would choose the Faux Leather Black Leggings. I love them!! :)

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  13. I would love to get a good coverage bra , like the Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra :) Crossing fingers!!!

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  14. I love SPANX shapewear and hosiery and had no idea that they also made bras. I think I'd probably try one of those!

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  15. I would love to get the faux leather black leggings!!!

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  16. Look AT me seamless leggings in charcoal

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  17. Active Compression Very Black Pant would be perfect for the gym!

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  18. I would love the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra

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  19. I love how the velvet really glams up the leggings! So cute! And I'm a huge fan of Spanx leggings.
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  20. I think I would select the SPANX Lounge-Hooray Bralette. It looks so comfortable!

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  21. If I had to pick a pair of leggings, Look At Me Now Charcoal Heather Seamless Leggings, but i would really like the shapewear, i need to update my closet.

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  22. Spanx leggings are SUCH a game changer! I have the faux leather ones and love them so much. Love these velvet one...perfect for the winter.

    xoxo,
    Kim
    Champagneista

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  23. I've been searching for a good slip so I would get the Thinstincts™ Convertible Slip! It looks perfect!

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  24. I've been looking for a great pair of velvet leggings, I'd totally go for those!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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  25. I would choose casual and active leggings.

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  26. I've been wanting a pair of their more dressy leggings for a while now. I would love the Ponte pair (the tuxedo velvet Ponte pair that I loved is saying not found...) But this pair is similar- and still stylish and cool-
    http://www.spanx.com/leggings/moto-ponte-very-black-leggings-38-msfl2115
    the cropped faux leather leggings are a other option.
    Thanks for the chance! I can't wear these to work but they're totally my weekend style!

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  27. Slim Cognito® Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I would like to try the black leggings!! Thanks!!

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  29. I would like the Active Compression Black Knee Pant!

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  30. I would choose the active leggings!

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  31. I would give it to my wife and let her choose.

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  32. I would get the nudest unlined bra. I am always looking for a comfortable bra and this looks great.

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  33. I would get the In & Out Cami if I won.

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  34. I love the Active Compression Midnight Sky Pant!

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  35. I would probably get a bra

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  36. I need some new Spanx! I would probably get the Haute Contour High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short!

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  37. I would get the Thinstincts™ Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

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  38. I would purchase a Bra-llelujah! Full Coverage Bra if I won! I love Spanx!

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  39. Faux Leather Gunmetal Leggings!!!

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  40. http://www.spanx.com/shapewear/bodysuits/skinny-britches-open-bust-mid-thigh-bodysuit-38-1909?1689=9609

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  41. I've actually been wanting to try out their workout pants but I'm curious about their bras too.

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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  42. I would get the SPANX Every·Wear Hem Slit Very Black Leggings if I won!

    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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  43. I would love to get the Ankle Jean-ish Black Leggings.

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  44. So pretty! I love how you dressed up the leggings, you can't even tell! Wearing leggings to work is one of my favorite things to do haha :)

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  45. I'm not sure exactly, but I'd probably get something like the Slim Cognito® High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short.

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  46. I would get a bra! :)

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  47. I have been dying to try the faux leather leggings from Spanx. I would definitely get those!

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  48. I would get The Base Bodysuit Tank in both black and nude! It would be perfect under anything.

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  49. I would love to try their bras! :)

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  50. I would Get a couple of Shape My Day Open-Bust Camisoles

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  51. I would choose a Shape My Day High Waisted Mid Thigh Short

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  52. Definitely some leggings and shorts! Since you said velvet, yes please!! 😍

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  53. I would get the Faux Leather Leggings in black as I need to branch out a little! Thanks for the chance!

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  54. SPANX Thinstincts High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short shapewear

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  55. SPANX makes some of my favorite leggings!! Loving this style and making them work-wear ready!

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  56. Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra

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  57. I love the Active Compression Very Black Pant
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  58. I could always use a new bra! Lol. But their leggings look amazing! ��

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  59. Shape My Day High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short would be my choice. Nice shapewear!\

    ellen beck

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  60. Leggings, a girl can never have too many pairs!

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  61. I would order a pair of the Floating Lines Footless Tights

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  62. Either faux leather leggings or compression pants for working out.

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  63. I'm really digging the active compression midnight sky tights!

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  64. I am all about the Spanx leggings and you styled them so nicely here! They are so comfy and such great quality. Loving these velvet ones - I would totally love to get these or the leather look ones!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  65. I would get the active compression midnight sky knee pant if I won.

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  66. I've been wanting some spanx leggings! I would get the look at me now ones!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  67. I'd love to get the Active Compression Midnight Sky Pant. They are so pretty!

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  68. I could certainly use the Boostie-Yay!® Cami.

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  69. Great look! Love those velvet leggings!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  70. Shape My Day Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit. Ah!! I love this!!

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  71. I would get the Cropped Look At Me Now Very Black Seamless Leggings.

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  72. That bag is reeeeally gorgeous! Loving the velvet leggings too!

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  73. I'd buy a Thinstincts bodysuit for my wedding in March!

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  74. I would choose the Active Compression Black Cropped Le.ggings

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  75. If I won I would buy Active Compression Lapis Night Pant.

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  76. I WOULD CHOSE THE Boostie-Yay!® Cami :)

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  77. I would get a pair of active compression workout leggings.

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  78. I would love the Lounge-Hooray! Romper

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  79. I'd pick the Every·Wear Mesh Contour Black Leggings; love the versatility!

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  80. I would get the Slim Cognito Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit.

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  81. Id love the Active Compression Very Black Pant. they look so comfy

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  82. Yes if i win i will buy Spanx bra good luck everyone and me

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  83. I am waiting on a pair of the faux leather to arrive! Heading to Vegas next week and was thinking they would make a perfect item to take along.

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  84. I would definitely get the faux leather spanx leggings! They've been on my wish list for a while:)

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  85. I would pick the Active Compression Black Knee Pant.

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  86. I would choose the leggings. Looks awesome on you.

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  87. I would definately choose the Moto Ponte Very Black Leggings. They look really comfortable!

    Love3570@aol.com

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  88. I would buy the Lounge-Hooray! Bralette.

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  89. Probably the active compression leggings.

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  90. https://www.instagram.com/tannawings/ instagram follow


    ellen beck

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  91. Active Compression Lapis Night Pant!

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  92. You look amazing. I'd choose the leggings you are wearing!

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  93. I would get the Jean-ish Twilight Rinse Leggings

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  94. I've heard such great things about these leggings and the velvet ones look fabulous!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  95. I would try one of their in & out tanks.

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  96. Those leggings, everyday!!! They look so cute and comfortable!!

    Xo Makayla
    @ www.fashionablykay.com

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  97. Great giveaway. I'd want to get some panties. After baby, I'm in need. :)

    Andrea @ mommainflipflops.com

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  98. My wife would like the like the Reversible Tights.

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  99. I would get the Higher Power Short and the Thinstincts™ High-Waisted Mid-Thigh Short.

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  100. I LOVE Spanx!! Those velvet leggings are gorgeous!

    xx Mollie

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  101. I'd love to try the leggings!

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  102. I would choose the Look At Me Now Charcoal Heather Seamless Leggings!

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  103. I love the leggings but also the slips. Maybe I'd get some panties.

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  104. I would choose a Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra. I am in serious need of new, pretty bras!

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  105. I love how you styled your leggings. And velvet is everywhere now. I've read so many great reviews about spanx and would love to try them. I think I would get the Jean-ish Twilight Rinse Ankle Leggings or I'm the black. Thanks so much.

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  106. I would get the SPANX Pillow Cup Signature Push-Up Plunge Bra.

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  107. If I won I would get the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra because ive been wanting to try it out and maybe the In&Out Tank
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  108. I would love to get the Pillow Cup Signature Full Coverage Bra. I need something that offers good support and no lines in the back. I have had plenty of bras that start to poke me over time but this new technology sounds awesome.

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  109. I like the essential steel leggings.

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  110. I'd get a pair of leggings. I love them

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  111. I like the Active Compression Black Cropped Leggings, for the gym! And some cute socks to go with.

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  112. Love the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra

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  113. I want to get the undie-tectable underwear. Looks great!

    diana c

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  114. I think I'd get some faux leather leggings

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  115. i would choose the pillow Cup Signature Wireless Bra.

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  116. I would pick the Thinstincts Convertible slip for my son's upcoming wedding.

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  117. I would choose the Spanx Power Short in Plus Size for my daughter. She loves these!!

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  118. I'd get some of the Leg Sheers hosiery

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  119. I think I just fell in love with the way those velvet Spanx leggings look! Thanks for the chance :)

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  120. I would probably try one of the open bust body suits. Not sure which cut yet though.

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  121. I would go Active Compression Very Black Pant!

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  122. I would go Active Compression Very Black Pant!

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  123. On core mid high shorts is what I would order and have wanted for a long time!

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  124. I would try an active compression pant

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  125. I'd choose the Perforated Girl Shorts.

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  126. I would buy the Bra-vo Breezy Back-Smoothing Underwire Bra.
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  127. Looking amazing as usual girl!😍😍

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  128. I would love a pair of these exact leggings for work ��

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  129. If I won I would choose the In&Out Tank.

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  130. I'd purchase the Mama Tights. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. http://www.spanx.com/leggings/look-at-me-now-navy-tread-seamless-leggings-38-msfl3515navytreadprint I LOVE THESE!

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  132. I would go with the Luxe Leg Aloe Tights and the Look At Me Now Desert Camo Cropped Seamless Leggings. skater425irish1913 at gmail (dot) com

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  133. I would purchase Active Compression Midnight sky leggings.

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  134. I would get a good bra!

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  135. I desperately need another pair of leggings. I'd get the Active Compression Very Black Pant.

    wimbley73@aol.com

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  136. I would choose the Bra-llelujah!® Full Coverage Bra with Uplifting Wink Patch...I think!!!

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  137. I think I would get one of those almost-whole-body-open-bust things to hold everything from being jiggly! :D

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  138. I would choose the buy the Active Compression Very Black Pant!

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  139. I would choose leggings.

    http://www.spanx.com/leggings/look-at-me-now-very-black-seamless-leggings-38-msfl3515veryblack
    http://www.spanx.com/leggings/jean-ish-twilight-rinse-leggings-38-ms20048
    http://www.spanx.com/leggings/essential-very-black-leggings-38-msfl1415veryblack

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  140. I like the higher power short.

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  141. I would get the Lounge-Hooray Bodysuit.

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  142. I'd choose a Pillow Cup Signature Plunge Bra.

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  143. I like the The SB Sweep Cami Slip. I need one so badly. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  144. I would love to have the Pillow Cup Signature Full Coverage Bra

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  145. I love the Every·Wear Mesh Side Stripe Very Black Leggings and the Active Compression Midnight Sky Pant! Thanks for the chance to win this giftcard!

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  146. Thinstincts Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Bodysuit!!!!

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