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
The holiday’s are approaching fast. I only update my lounge/sleep capsule once a year. Previously I did this during the fall season, but this year I’m updating my lounge capsule for the holiday’s instead. The holiday’s are the time of year when I’m traveling and staying with relatives and/or entertaining guests at my home, which places my lounge/sleep capsule on display. This means that it’s the perfect time to update this wardrobe capsule.
I use the fall as my reminder of updating two areas in my wardrobe, jeans and lounge/sleep capsule. I find that jeans and lounge wear items generally go on sale during the “Back to School Sales” at this time of year. This makes it the perfect time to routinely update these items at the same time every year. I previously focused on my jeans, so today, it’s onto the lounge/sleep wear capsule. Above is the updated capsule. The total capsule number is the same as in the past. I have found that a rotation of three is plenty for me. I’ve been debating about going down to two outfits, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Perhaps next year, I will do so.
Tops from the Business/Special Occasion capsule, added to the Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe
Happy New Year! One of my goals in 2015 is to continue to reduce the size of my wardrobe. At the beginning of month 1, I realized that I have many capsules in my wardrobe. And if I want to succeed with The 80/20 Challenge, then I’m going to need to do more than simply purge clothing that I’m not using. I also have to stretch the use of my capsules. By using items in more than one capsule, I can maximize the use of my wardrobe. The less divided into capsules my wardrobe is, the less chance there is for pieces to sit unworn for long periods of time. This reasoning means my least used wardrobe capsules are my latest target for a little closet editing.
My first step for The 80/20 Challenge, is to figure out how much I own, in my entire wardrobe. Until today, the focus of Shopping Brake has been on my most used capsules, which are my shoes, fall/winter, and spring/summer wardrobes. And while these capsules have included my gear and workout wear, they’re not my entire wardrobe. I also have business/special occasion, beach/swim, and lounge/sleep capsules. Today I’m going to take a look at these capsules and how they affect my wardrobe totals.