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Sewing kit with scissors for minor repairs

Iron-on seam tape to fix fallen hems

Vision board (a bulletin board with images of people and outfits that inspire you)

Cameras: Both Polaroid (for taping pictures of shoes to the outsides of their boxes) and digital (so you can see how an outfit really looks from different angles)

An honest friend to take the pictures and offer her opinion

A steamer (instead of an iron) to remove wrinkles in a pinch and save money on dry cleaning

Garbage bags, for sorting and donating unwanted items

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