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
There’s one sale that many people, myself included, wait for all year—the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. In fact, I haven’t come across a single US fashion blog that isn’t talking about the Anniversary Sale.
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.
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?
According to the summer solstice the official first day of summer for 2017 is June 21. But for me, it’s the first day of June that signals the start of the season—the “wear my summer capsule wardrobe” season. During the next 3 months I’ll pull from this capsule wardrobe for my daily outfits. But before I can start sporting my summer capsule wardrobe first I have to assemble it. I’m going to prep my wardrobe by following the same 5-steps I used for my spring capsule wardrobe in this post. Here’s an overview of how I’ll work through this process:
Part One I’ll review, edit, and shop my closet for my summer capsule wardrobe
Part Two I’ll write my shopping list and go shopping for my summer capsule wardrobe
Part Three I’ll review what’s in this capsule wardrobe and pre-plan how to wear some of the new things I’ve added to my summer capsule wardrobe
With only 1 month left of spring I’ve already started reviewing this year’s Spring Capsule Wardrobe. In my last post I began my Spring Capsule Wardrobe Check-In and discussed what was and wasn’t working over the past 2 months.
As long-time readers of Shopping Brake already know, I’m a big fan of crunching numbers. Today I’m going to review exactly what’s inside my 2017 Spring Capsule Wardrobe, as well as what the total cost of this wardrobe is.