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
I’ve made it to the final step to prepare my fall capsule wardrobe. In my last post I reviewed everything I bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I picked up lots of goodies during the sale, but alas, one store was not enough to complete my fall capsule wardrobe. Today I’m going to:
Review the additional pieces that I bought for my fall capsule wardrobe
Explain what I do with hold items (as well as how many I keep on hold and for how long)
Crunch the numbers to see how many items I’m going to start with when I begin using this capsule
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.
In my last post I began my Summer Capsule Wardrobe Check-In and discussed what was and wasn’t working over the past month. As long-time readers of Shopping Brake already know, I’m a big fan of crunching numbers and analyzing everything. Today I’m going to review exactly what’s inside my 2017 Summer Capsule Wardrobe as well as what the total cost of this wardrobe is.
It’s been 1 month since I assembled my Summer Capsule Wardrobe. With only 2 months to go until the seasons in my area change again (they change roughly every 3 months) this the perfect time to check-in on how my Summer Capsule Wardrobe is doing thus far this season. This wardrobe hit a few speed bumps over the past month, but now it’s functioning nicely. Here’s what happened.
Back in April I announced that for 2017 a lot of change was on the horizon for Shopping Brake. Today I’m excited to announce something new for you to try—a lifestyle challenge. Before I explain the challenge rules, first a little backstory as to why I created a lifestyle challenge when Shopping Brake has always been focused on shopping, fashion, and wardrobes.
It was summer time last year when I was driving home from work and my car pulled up alongside a red convertible sports car at a traffic light. As I sat at the red light I couldn’t help but eyeball the car next to me. After all, it was almost impossible to ignore this car alongside mine. You see, this wasn’t just any red convertible sports car, it was a red Lamborghini Aventador Spyder convertible sports car.
Now while I may not be a huge lover of cars (I’d rather go shopping for clothes than automobiles), I can still appreciate a nice looking car when I see one. Then I looked at the person driving it. Can you guess what my first thought was once I realized that it was an elderly man and not a young adult driving that car?
While I was shopping for my Spring and Summer capsule wardrobe I found an opportunity to update my Business Capsule wardrobe too. When I wrote my shopping list (in this post) I had 4 items I wanted to add to my Business Capsule wardrobe (1 new outfit consisting of three pieces and 1 blouse to pair with my current trousers). I came close to this goal and added the 5 items at the top of this post.
DH has the kind of closet that I can only dream about. As a minimalist, his closet rods and shelves have all of the room to store the things that he needs, without everything squeezed and squished together. Yet despite his small wardrobe, every year there is one item that creeps up in number, until the stacks are ready to fall over. It’s the clothing item every man owns too much of—T-shirts!
I’ve been traveling again, this time for a long weekend to a warmer state. This trip was by plane, 4 days, 3 nights. I selected a color palette of: Black, Blue, Grey and White. By keeping the color palette mostly neutrals, I can mix and match easily if needed. In this post I’ll show you what I wore and what I packed.