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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

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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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Memorial Day Sales — The Perfect Time

May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Sale Signs

Memorial Day Sales At JCrew, Target, and Macy’s.

Memorial Day Sales come at the perfect time of year—the beginning of the summer season.  If you’ve been following me on Instagram then you already know that I really enjoy shopping the Memorial Day Sales.  I sport my summer capsule wardrobe for 3 months, starting June 1, which makes the timing for Memorial Day sales perfect for me.  If I wait until Fourth of July, when seasonal merchandise gets the clearance sale treatment, I’ll already be halfway through the summer season.  And besides, by mid-summer, I’m already starting to think about upcoming back-to-school sales and my fall capsule wardrobe.

While I enjoy shopping during this holiday weekend, I don’t want to spend the entire weekend visiting the stores.  To ensure that my shopping sessions are short and fast I follow these 3 steps:

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Easter Outfits

April 10, 2017

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Floral Print Dress | Light Pink Lace Dress

Floral Print Blazer | Floral Print Jeans | Blush Blazer | Blush Mules |Blush Trousers

Next Sunday is Easter Sunday in the United States which brings with it 1 very important question—what are you going to where for Easter?  As with any holiday you have 2 options: “going all in” or “a gentle touch.”

Sporting a new dress on Easter Sunday is the classic outfit for this holiday.  While any style and pattern of dress will do, the most common Easter dresses are typically floral prints or pastel colors.  If you’re interested in “going all in” for Easter Sunday, a dress is the perfect choice.

But what if you’re like me?  I’m not a dress gal, at all.  In fact, my current wardrobe doesn’t have even one-single-dress.  So what’s a gal like me to do for an Easter Sunday outfit?

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St. Patrick’s Day Outfit

March 17, 2017

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Today is St. Patrick’s Day in the US and if you are thinking about dressing for the holiday today you have 2 options; “going all in” or “a gentle touch.”  The 2 outfits on the top are examples of “going all in.”  The first outfit is the ultimate example of “going all in” when dressing for a holiday because it’s a costume!  The fun top in outfit #2 is another strong nod to the holiday.  The 2 outfits on the bottom are examples of “a gentle touch.”  Both outfits have colors that align to the holiday, without the bold patterns and prints of the first 2 options.

How do you pick which outfit to wear?

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Valentine’s Day Outfit: Going All In

January 23, 2017

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This t-shirt is a lovely option for Valentine’s Day, isn’t it?  Or is it?

The first holiday of the new year is one of my favorite’s—Valentine’s Day!  Of course, the stores have moved full steam ahead and the shelves are currently filled with lots of sweet treats, stuffed animals, a bunch of sparkle, and of course lots of shine.  And I want in.  As a lover of both the upcoming holiday and clothes in general, what’s the best way for me to acknowledge the holiday?  Why with something new, of course!  But the question is, what should I buy?

I have 2 options for a Valentine’s day outfit.  Today I’m going to cover option #1—going all in.

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Post-Holiday Workout

January 9, 2017

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Left: For Winter; Right: For Spring

At the beginning of every new year companies flood the marketplace with advertisements on—diet plans, nutrition plans, exercise videos, gym memberships, etc.  Regardless of how, the end goal is the same, to help someone reach their weight loss goals.

Well I say this year, why not turn that focus onto your wardrobe too.

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