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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

Thank you for supporting the Shopping Brake Family!

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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Work Travel Capsule For Summer

(This is a photo heavy post.)

June 22, 2017

If you’re following me on Instagram then you already know that I recently went on a 5 day, 4 night trip by plane for work.  As a seasoned traveler I rarely use more than 1 checked bag for a business trip, even when it requires multiple outfit changes throughout the day.  Here’s what I packed for 4 days of meetings require a business professional dress code (bring on the suits) and outfits for squeezing in a little sightseeing in between meetings (bring on the jeans!)  I’ll discuss how I put together my work travel capsule.

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Packing For A Beach Getaway—Part Two

(This is a photo heavy post).

May 11, 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

In my last post I talked about what I packed in my checked bag for a beach vacation.  In this post I’ll show you what I wore on the plane, what went inside my carry-on bag, and what my pre-planned outfits were for this trip.

Since I naturally run cold and I was traveling between 50F and 80F weather my travel outfit was all about layers.

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Packing For A Beach Getaway—Part One

(This is a photo heavy post.)

May 8, 2017

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Spring Break, Easter Break, Memorial Day, Summer Vacations, Fourth of July, and more, the traveling season in the US is already here.  Before I could enjoy the view above, first I had pack what I wanted to bring.  Here is what I packed for a 5-day, 4-night beach getaway (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) by plane using 1 checked bag and 1 carry-on bag.

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Packing For A Long Weekend

February 5, 2015

Wore on the plane.

Outfit for the plane.

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.

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Just One Little Souvenir (Week 44)

September 7, 2014

That's a lot of souvenirs!

That’s a lot of souvenirs for ONE carry-on bag.

One of the events that sparks me to shop is—traveling.  One of the many joys of traveling is getting to shop at places I can’t find at home.  And I’ve always made it a point to do just that while on vacation. Unfortunately, as with most shopping habits, a little isn’t bad, but a lot can quickly wreck havoc when one is trying to decrease the number of possessions.

On a recent holiday I traveled to 9 states in 8 days with only 1 carry-on bag. Even though I did not purchase one item for each state I visited I still managed to pick up the same number of items as the number of states traveled, nine!  And that was with the limitation of knowing I had only one carry-on bag for the return flight.

It can be helpful to reflect on the reasons why for a purchase, donation or return, so here we go:

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Packing for a Holiday by Car

August 28, 2014

Everything went into this bag.

Everything fit inside this carry-on bag.

The summer season will soon be over, but not before I squeezed in one more holiday.  I’ve previously packed for both a shorter trip by car and a longer trip by air.  This time I packed for a long trip that was half car (on the way there) and half air (to return home).  Before I detail what I packed, you need to know a few facts about this trip.

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Five Favorite Tips for Packing

May 13, 2014

I don't leave home without these.

I don’t travel without these in my bag.

It’s the start of travel season in the US and I recently discussed what I packed for both a longer and a shorter holiday.  These are a few packing tips I’ve gathered over time, focusing on plane travel, when one wants to pack as little as possible due to checked luggage fees.  And for even more great packing tips, check out Debbie’s tips over at Recovering Shopaholic!

Now onto my 5 favorite tips for when I pack:

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