shopping-tips

3 Great Trends For Spring That Will Last

February 6, 2018

Classic styles help ground a wardrobe, and the trendy pieces keep your look current and prevent wardrobe boredom. But how bold to go with a trend is a personal choice. Some woman go all in, and can rock a loud, bold, extremely trendy item that looks like it walked right off the runway and works perfectly for 1 season only. Other woman, like myself, are more comfortable giving a gentle nod to trends by picking pieces that will last beyond 1 season. With that in mind here are 3 spring trends that immediately caught my eye and will work both this year, and beyond.

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The Simple Trick To Making Boots More Comfortable

January 18, 2018

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Nothing beats a good pair of socks. Socks keep your feet warm and comfortable. And during the winter months, your socks can do something else, save your feet when you insist on owning cute-but-not-comfortable shoes, or in the case of wintertime—boots. Boots are typically one of the highest priced items in a wardrobe, and that’s why when you buy a pair of boots and they aren’t comfortable, it can be a difficult decision to get rid of them.

But all of that can change, with a simple switch of what type of socks you pair with your winter boots.

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Steps To Dress Warm In Winter, Without The Bulk

January 10, 2018

BP Plaid Cape / Cashmere Fringe Wrap / Reversible Fringe Ruana / Fringe Ruana / Cashmere Ruffle Wrap

Living in a Northern climate, at this time of year the daily temperature in my area can run cold—very cold. How cold? Last week our daily high was 0F, and with the wind chill it was -10F. With those types of temperatures the easy solution of simply cranking up the heat isn’t always going to work. Heating systems are often inefficient, leaving a second floor boiling hot while struggling to warm up a cold a first floor. Forced hot air can also dry out your eyes and nasal passages. When the weather grows cold, you can take a few steps to dress warm so that you don’t have to raise the heat and burn out your furnace. But dressing warm doesn’t mean you have to look like a marshmallow, especially when indoors wearing a down coat or parka isn’t really comfortable.

Here are my favorite steps to staying warm indoors, without the bulk.

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5 Fashion Resolutions To Make In 2018

January 3, 2018

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Resolutions don’t have to be something that you make at the start of the new year and then it falls by the wayside in a month. Instead, pick a resolution that can have a positive impact on your wardrobe so that you can enjoy it for the entire year.

Get out of a wardrobe rut and inject a little fun into your personal style with one of these 5 fashion resolutions to make in 2018.

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Shopping Brake Is In The News!

December 22, 2017

I can’t think of a better Christmas Gift than to see Shopping Brake in the news! The book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love was featured in the Community Magazine December 2017 Colts Neck / Holmdel / Lincroft Edition!

It’s the perfect gift, to discover that my book is helping people to conquer their shopping addiction, one book at a time.

Read the full article below!

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Get Ready For The New Year With New Glasses

December 21, 2017

With only a few weeks left in 2017, now is a great time to consider if you need a new pair of glasses. Especially if you have an FSA with some money left in it. If you’re not familiar with the phrase “FSA”, an FSA is also known as a Flexible Spending Account, which is a program that allows workers in the US to set aside money (before taxes) for specific health care expenses. If you’re unsure whether or not you have an FSA, please check with your employer or insurance company.

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5 Tips To Help Shopaholics Survive Shopping For The Holiday’s

December 4, 2017

Gift box

It’s time to go shopping for the holiday’s!

Sales, targeted marketing, and “special offers.” The passing of Black Friday begins the official start of the holiday shopping season. From now until Christmas, and truthfully even a bit after Christmas, the stores will be filled with sales, “special offers,” and targeted marketing, all with one goal in mind, to get you to buy. After all, one of the traditions of the holiday’s is exchanging presents!

For most people, the gift they decide to give to others is something that they have bought, not something that they have made. Clothes, beauty products, electronics, jewelry, when you’re surrounded by one “good deal” after another, and even non-shopaholic’s are shopping more than usual, it can be very difficult to reign in the shopping beast.

Here are a few tips to help you stay on track while shopping during the holiday’s:

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

November 24, 2017

black friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

For many people shopping on Black Friday has become a once a year event. It’s a time to snag some great deals, while spending time with a close friend or family member. With so many deals, and so little time, it can get easy to become overwhelmed, or simply miss out on something special.

To get the most out of your shopping time, here are 5 tips.

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Trending Now: Velvet

November 16, 2017

velvet blazer

My new velvet blazer from White House Black Market.

One fabric that I see year after year in both fall and winter collections is velvet. This timeless fabric consists of densely woven, raised fibers that are soft to the touch.  Velvet garments are costly to produce. Two fabrics of same thickness are woven together, then cut apart and rolled onto separate rolls before using. The laborious manufacturing process and high price tag is why velvet was often associated with nobility.  Another form of velvet that typically pops up in fall and winter collections is corduroy, which is a raised form of velvet.

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