As for the so called confrontation:
Look, I'm easy. You're all trying to help but I can't throw down that much hard cash for an outfit. I'm not offended and I'm not that reactionary.
I'm definitely using the advice here to see what kind of things I should buy and maybe have altered and what stuff I should pass on. The links with suggestions I use to keep in mind styles I should look out for.
I'm honestly not offended. I have no problem with anyone here and I'm grateful for all the help.
Happy thanksgiving you lot!