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
It’s one of my favorite times of the year—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale—and in my last post I began my Fall Capsule Wardrobe Prep (Part 1). Last time I put together an action plan for shopping the sale. This plan focused on becoming familiar with the merchandise that is currently on sale, plugging up any wardrobe holes, and ensuring that the pieces that I buy will help me to create outfits.
It’s time to check-in on my 2017 Spring Capsule Wardrobe.
My area gets roughly 3 months of spring weather—March, April, and May. With 2 months under my belt since my Spring And Summer Capsule Wardrobe Prep (Part 3), I thought it would be a good time to check-in on how my Spring Capsule Wardrobe is doing thus far this season. Here’s what’s working, and what isn’t:
In the last couple of posts I’ve been working on updating my Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobe. It’s time for Part Three, where I’ll review what I purchased and how I am planning to wear some of the new things I’ve added to my Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobe.
Part Three: Purchase Review and Wardrobe Planning.
(This is part two of a three-part series. For part one, click here.)
February 20, 2017
I’m almost ready to start getting some of these!
In my last post I began prepping my spring and summer capsule wardrobes. Now that I’ve organized what I already own for these two capsule wardrobes, it’s time for me to think about what I am going to go out and buy.
Part Two-Write my shopping list.
Before I can shop, first I have to create a list. I prepared my shopping list with these 3 steps:
With the arrival of spring merchandise in the stores, I really want to go shopping. But before I do I’m going to prep my wardrobe for the arrival of new additions by following the 5-steps outlined above. This process will be a 3-part series:
Part One I’ll review, edit, and shop my closet for my Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobes.
Part Two I’ll write my shopping list and go shopping for my Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobes.
Part Three I’ll review what I purchased and how I am planning to wear some of the new things I’ve added to my Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobes.
The holiday’s are approaching fast bringing with it one of my favorite things about this time of year, the opportunity to get dressed up. My special occasion capsule is one of my least used capsules in my wardrobe. In fact, it’s used so little I’m purging it!
Why on earth would someone do this right before the holiday’s arrive?
During my favorite sale, I fell in love with the green plaid boots on the left. I went back and forth, undecided on purchasing them. They weren’t on my shopping list, and I had already picked up a pair of short boots during the sale. BUT….they were super cute and they were on sale!
Right before the sale ended, I snatched them up. After all, they were from a brand (Sorel) I already knew, they were a wedge heel (ie comfy for my fussy feet) and did I mention the most important point of all—they were on sale!
Encouraged by DH’s recent T-shirt purge, I decided to tackle one of the clothing areas that has managed to climb up in number on me lately, jeans. I sport my jeans daily, making this a challenging area for me during a closet edit.
As someone with a pear shape body, athletic build, and short in height, bottoms are always a headache for me to shop for. In fact, I am often so aggravated when shopping for any type of bottom, I eliminated dresses and skirt from my closet a long time ago, and I rarely sport shorts. I only own 3 pairs of shorts and I haven’t worn them since going on holiday in May. Even in our current 90-100F temperatures, you will typically find me in jeans. My general tendency to run cold in air conditioned settings, combined with the fit challenges due to my body type, means that bottoms are just as hard for me to purge, as they are to shop for.