Sarah Palin has said she has stopped wearing clothes from the controversial $150,000 (£97,000) wardrobe bought for her by the Republican National Committee.
By Tom Leonard in New York Last Updated: 3:55PM GMT 27 Oct 2008
To ram home the point, she even talked her audience through her outfit and accessories, mentioning earrings that were a gift from her husband's Yup'ik Eskimo mother and "a $35 wedding ring from Hawaii that I bought myself".
By the time she had got to an evening event in Asheville, North Carolina, she was dressing in jeans.
"This whole thing with the wardrobe, I try to just ignore it because it's so ridiculous," she said on Sunday.
Ellen Arvold, who runs Out of the Closet, Mrs Palin's favourite store in Anchorage, told CBS News she had been wearing similar clothes on the campaign trail to those she bought in her shop.