French Capsule Challenge

The Cost Of A Fall Capsule Wardrobe

November 15, 2018

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A capsule wardrobe is when you take a select portion of your wardrobe and wear only those pieces for a specific length of time. For myself, my daily outfits are picked out from a seasonal capsule wardrobe and, since I live in a four season state, I sport my capsule wardrobe for 3 months before switching to a new capsule wardrobe.

Our fall season this year has included a wide range of temperatures, daytime highs have been has warm as ~70F and as cool as 32F. With such dramatic swings in temperatures, I’ve had to be careful to ensure that my fall capsule wardrobe included pieces that would work well for both cool and warm days.

Here’s everything included in my fall capsule wardrobe for 2018:

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Shopping Brake Is In The News!

December 22, 2017

I can’t think of a better Christmas Gift than to see Shopping Brake in the news! The book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love was featured in the Community Magazine December 2017 Colts Neck / Holmdel / Lincroft Edition!

It’s the perfect gift, to discover that my book is helping people to conquer their shopping addiction, one book at a time.

Read the full article below!

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Enter To Win A Free Copy of Shopping Brake — The Book

November 9, 2017

I’m excited to announce that you can enter to win a free paperback copy of my book, Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love.  To enter simply click on the Goodreads Book Giveaway below, and good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Shopping Brake by Lisa Deerwood

Shopping Brake

by Lisa Deerwood

Giveaway ends November 27, 2017.

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at Goodreads.

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Shopping Brake — The Book Is Now Available As A Paperback

August 18, 2017

Shopping Brake Book

Now available as a paperback!

Today I’m excited to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available as a paperback!

If you have ever done any of the following:

  • Stood in front of your closet and said “I have nothing to wear”
  • Bought something and then tried to hide it because you felt guilty
  • Found clothes in your closet with the tags still on
  • Looked for tips on editing and organizing your closet
  • Struggled to figure out what your personal style is
  • Become bored with your current wardrobe

This book is for you!

Filled with shopping tips, closet organization advice, and insights into the mindset of a shopaholic, Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love will provide you with the tools that you need to own a wardrobe that you love.

Check out the Kindle version to read the entire introduction, as well as preview a few additional random pages.  Or grab a print version from any of the following retailers: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Createspace

Thank you for supporting the Shopping Brake Family!

Now Available For Your Kindle — Shopping Brake — The Book

July 28, 2017

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Shopping Brake — The Book now available on Kindle!

I’m excited to announce a new addition to the Shopping Brake Family today!

The book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available for your Kindle.  This is a self-help book for 2 types of people: those trying to overcome a shopping addiction and those who wish to improve their wardrobe.  In this comprehensive how-to guide I provide real-world advice about everything related to overshopping and managing a wardrobe, including:

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The Cost Of A Capsule Wardrobe (Week 46)

September 21, 2014

 

Newly refreshed spring/summer wardrobe.

Newly refreshed spring/summer capsule wardrobe.

I’ve had a few reader questions recently regarding the cost of a capsule wardrobe.  I don’t think there is any one answer to this question.  One’s personal budget and preferences for materials will always influence the cost of a wardrobe.  But as long time readers of Shopping Brake know, one thing that I really enjoy to do, is to crunch some numbers!

Today, I’m going to review the costs of my current spring/summer and fall/winter capsule wardrobes.  I’m also going to include the cost of my current Fall French Capsule Challenge wardrobe.  Since I’ve been tracking the Cost Per Wear (CPW) of my wardrobe for a few years now, I have the purchase price for everything currently in my wardrobe, including the boutique.

(For today’s purposes I’m going to include the total cost of the wardrobe and the cost by categories.  If you are interested in an item by item cost breakdown for one or all of these wardrobes, let me know in the comments section and I’ll write a new post taking a closer look at the wardrobe you are interested in.)

Now onto the number crunching!

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Fall French Capsule Challenge Update

September 18, 2014

Right now I'm craving more of the bootcut style jean on the right, than the skinny jeans on the left.

Right now I’m craving more of the bootcut style jean on the right, than the skinny jeans on the left.

I’ve just completed my second week of the Fall French Capsule Challenge.  And as usual, I have a few observations.

  1. Preferences change with the seasons
  2. A small wardrobe requires discipline

Here’s a closer look at each observation.

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For Effortless Mornings, Go French

September 11, 2014

Two favorite outfits of the first week, both with brown and white.

Two favorite outfits of the first week, both with brown and white.

I’ve just completed my first week of The French Capsule Challenge for fall.  And once again, I already have a few of observations after only one week of dressing with this capsule:

  1. Brown is my new favorite core color
  2. Too many solids are boring
  3. Mornings are faster with less

Here’s a closer look at each observation.

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French In The Fall

September 4, 2014

The French Capsule Challenge Wardrobe.

The French Capsule Challenge Wardrobe for fall.

The French Capsule Challenge is back, this time for fall.  Fall is always a challenging time of year to dress for because the weather will often bounce around quite a bit throughout the day.  I’m itching for fall clothing but some days the weather is still warm (85F or higher) and the nights grow cooler (55F or lower).  This means a very versatile wardrobe with layers to allow for adjustments throughout the day.

Inspiration:

I am once again inspired by the numerous posts  about ‘Parisian or French Chic wardrobes.’  Last time I was inspired by some links of French wardrobes to use fewer colors for an outfit.

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