shopping-tips

Get Ready For Summer With The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

May 31, 2019

Shop the sale now for the best items for your summer wardrobe.

If you’re a Nordstrom lover like me, then one sale that gets you really excited is the Half Yearly Sale, which is going on now until June 2. The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is a chance to grab deals on thousands of items for your summer wardrobe. During the retailer’s Half Yearly Sale, prices are up to 50% off (most are 40%) on cute dresses, trendy sandals, fun swimwear, and gorgeous accessories, everything you need to get your summer wardrobe in tip top shape for the upcoming season.

I like to shop sales for two things, big discounts on high priced items (especially designer pieces) and stocking up on basics.

Here are my favorite’s from this year’s Half Yearly Sale:

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Yellow—The Color Of Spring and Summer

May 17, 2019

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Add yellow to your spring and summer wardrobes

Light and sunny, yellow is a pleasant color that can brighten a rainy spring day, and radiate energy and excitement when it’s hot in the summer. In many asian countries as well as China, yellow is seen a the color of happiness, wisdom, and harmony. The most highly visible of all colors, yellow is often used for pedestrian crossings. Don’t believe me, on the the next rainy or cloudy day, compare white and yellow crossings, and you’ll see how much easier it is to see the yellow ones.

Safety, happiness, enlightenment, optimism, with all of the positive meanings behind this luminous color, consider adding a little yellow to your spring and summer wardrobes this season.

Here’re 3 ways to add a little yellow to both your spring and summer wardrobes.

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Shopping Brake Is In The News, Again!

May 16, 2019

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I’m pleased to announce that the book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love  recently received a 5-star review from Readers’ Favorite.

Read the full review here!

Thank you to Readers’ Favorite for featuring Shopping Brake!

January No Spend Challenge — Final Check-In and Recap

March 13, 2019

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Image by kinkate from Pixabay 

Back in January I embarked on a no spend challenge. For the entire month of January, I tried to only shop for the essentials and nothing else. Except for one mishap early in the challenge (the first week, ack!), I’ve been able to stick to the challenge rules all the way until now. That’s 5 1/2 weeks longer than I originally planned to do the challenge!

I’d say that this challenge was a complete success.

I enjoy participating in wardrobe and spending challenges for multiple reasons.

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The Habits That Break A Shopping Ban

February 8, 2019

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A few things to think about when you’re participating in a no shopping challenge.

Imposing a shopping ban is a popular endeavor, especially if you’re struggling with shopping too often and owing too many clothes that you do not wear. Participating in a period of “no shopping” may even enable you to change your shopping mindset.

However, no shopping challenges can be fraught with obstacles that interfere with your success. I’ve participated in numerous shopping challenges over the years, and today I’m going to discuss some of the factors that I’ve noticed can wreak havoc with a person’s non-shopping goals, and how to overcome them.

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January No Spend Challenge

January 2, 2019

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Now that the holiday season is over and the new year is here, January is the perfect time to embark on a no-spend challenge. By allowing yourself to take a break from shopping and spending, you give both your wallet and your impulse drives a chance to reset themselves. Not shopping for one month forces you to use what you have, instead of focusing on what you want to buy.

The rules for a no-spend challenge are very simple. For one month (a mere 31-days for the month of January) you simply don’t buy anything that isn’t necessary for you to live.

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Merry Shop-mas Or Merry Christ-mas?

December 21, 2018

“Unique gift ideas.”

“Personalized gift ideas.”

“Thoughtful gift ideas.”

With Christmas only a few days away, both stores and bloggers are pushing their last minute gift ideas with a feverish passion.

In turn, the pressure to buy the perfect gift can send one’s stress levels skyrocketing to the top.

Especially if you’re a last minute shopper.

The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas is an old one. Depending on whom you ask, you may hear that is first began with pagan rituals held during the winter, or during the winter solstice in ancient Rome, or from the the Christianity custom associated with the day of Jesus’s birth.

Regardless of why you exchange gifts during the holiday season, it’s important to remember one thing above all else.

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One Top For 3 Types Of Holiday Parties

December 5, 2018

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The holiday season is the perfect time of year for dressing up in something a little extra special. Three of the most common holiday parties I attend during the holiday season are for work, for friends, and for family, and each party has its own dress code.

While 3 different holiday parties is a great excuse to buy 3 different holiday outfits, I prefer to stretch my dollar further and buy only ONE top that I remix 3 different ways.

Shine, sparkle, and lace are all stylish options that look festive for the holiday season and can be remixed into different outfits. Here’s the 1 top I’m planning to style 3 different ways for the holidays.

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Holiday Shopping Tips To Keep You On Budget

November 23, 2018

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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is often considered the start of the Christmas shopping season. It can be easy to become overwhelmed, with what to buy, when the stores are shouting “sale, sale, sale” everyday from now til December 25.

Here are a few tips to help keep you focused and on budget when shopping this holiday season:

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Stop Impulse Shopping Fast — 4 Questions To Ask Yourself, Before You Buy

October 25, 2018

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Making unplanned purchases—impulse shopping—is one of the areas that a shopaholic struggles to contain every single day. It’s also the apple in the eye of business owners and marketers.

Impulse buying is an important sales driver of businesses and they spend a lot of time and money to make sure consumers that enter their brick and mortar stores, or online websites, do exactly that. Free shipping, sales and promotions, well designed websites, and mobile optimization are all methods employed to encourage consumers to buy something.

With so many methods carefully crafted to get you to buy, buy, buy, how do you stop yourself from making an impulse purchase when you are in the heat of the moment?

Here are 4 questions to ask yourself:

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