shopping-tips

What To Wear For A Long Day Of Shopping

March 26, 2020

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If you’re going out shopping for your spring wardrobe (or any season really) and you know it’s going to be a marathon long shopping session, you’ll want to make sure that you’re dressed for it. Wearing the right (or wrong outfit) can make a huge impact on your shopping experience. Wear the wrong outfit and you’ll end up frustrated, get slowed down when trying things on (or you may not even bother try things on—because it’s just too difficult to do so), and you’ll be forced into overspending and making snap judgments because you just want to be done with it all.

If you wear the right outfit, trying on clothes will be faster, you’ll be more comfortable, and you’ll be able to focus on what you are buying and your shopping goals (and budget).

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5 Steps To Switch Up Your Style

February 27, 2020

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Uncovering your true style increases confidence and makes shopping and getting ready easier, and faster. When you present yourself to the world in a way that you want to be seen—in a manner that is aligned with your true style—everything changes. How you walk. The way you speak. How you hold your posture, the list goes on and on. These changes stem from a place of increased self-confidence. When you think you look good, you feel good, and that feeling manifests in how you interact with the outside world.

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How You’ll Shop In 2020

January 16, 2020

With a new year comes new trends with retail and ecommerce. The emergence of instant gratification and the desire for a shopping experience is changing the way consumers make purchases and in turn changing the face of retail. Below are innovative retail trends that you will see in 2020.

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Fall Trend — Cardigan As A Top

November 1, 2019

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Madewell Colorblock Cardigan

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English Factory Mixed Media Cardigan | Madewell Colorblock Cardigan | 1.State Button Front Cropped Cardigan |

Sometimes the best pieces in your wardrobe, are the ones you can sport in more ways than one. One item that is often a staple in wardrobes, that is not always thought of to wear in more than one way, is a cardigan.

According to wikipedia, cardigans are named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. This piece of clothing is modelled after the knitted wool waistcoat that was supposedly worn by British officers during the war.

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Stylish Updates To A T-Shirt and Jeans

September 10, 2019

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution High Waist Denim | BP V-Neck T-Shirt

A t-shirt and jeans is a simple, classic look that is super comfortable to wear. It’s also very easy to put together, grab two things and your done! But it can sometimes get a bit boring to sport the same look every single day.

Here are a few suggestions to help make your t-shirt and jeans outfits interesting again:

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5 Tips For Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 24, 2019

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Now through August 4th is my favorite sale of the year, the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. At this time of year everywhere I look I see bloggers, fashionistas, and social media influencers talking about their favorite picks from the Anniversary Sale.

Why all the hype?

Each year Nordstrom releases new fall items in the summer at a significantly lower price. Think all of your favorite brands – Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto and more – on sale! This event is the first chance to get a peek at the upcoming trends and styles, and it’s a chance to snatch up something brand new for fall and winter, at a sale price, before the season starts. With this sale, there’s not waiting until the end of the season to pick out a leftover item that you won’t be able to wear for another year.

With so much buzz, and only two short weeks to shop, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype when shopping this type of sale.

Before you do, check out these 5 tips to help keep you from making a poor purchasing decision.

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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!