spring-capsule

Spring Into Colored Pants

April 19, 2018

Island blue chinos

Gap Girlfriend Twill Island Blue Chinos

One of the hallmarks of spring is the awakening of color.  Blooming flowers, budding trees, grass becoming green again, Mother Nature always puts on a dazzling display of color during spring.

If you sport lots of neutrals with your pants, why not try mixing up your look with some color instead? Pastels are softer colors, known for their soothing vibe and lack of strong contrast.  Plus, pastels are always quite abundant in spring collections.  If you’ve never tried colored pants before, spring is the perfect time to dip your toe into a little color with pastel pants.

Here are some pants I’ve recently tried from the spring collections.

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3 Ways To Dress For Spring When You Don’t Like Floral Prints

April 2, 2018

dot print pant

BR Sloan Skinny Dot Print Pant

Daffodils, crocus, and tulips are typically some of the earliest spring flowers to bloom. Every year, spring fashion gives a nod to mother nature with floral prints. Pastel, retro, vibrant, regardless of the color, floral prints and spring are synonymous with spring fashion.

But if you aren’t a fan of floral prints, here are 3 ways to dress like spring, with nary a flower in sight.

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Tips To Wear White Jeans For Spring

March 18, 2018

White jeans on a snowy spring day.

White jeans are one of my favorite spring staples. They make every outfit look fresh, crisp, and they really do go with everything. While white jeans can be worn year round, I start sporting mine regularly in the spring and continue to do so all through the summer months. That makes spring collections the perfect time to shop for white jeans.

When shopping for white jeans, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Reversible Clothing — Less Pieces, More Outfits

February 28, 2018

Mix and match. Flip and Reverse. Reversible clothing allows you to get more bang for your fashion buck. You can own fewer clothes in your closet and pack less stuff when you travel without sacrificing your styling options. Comfortable. Practical. Travel-Friendly. I recently stumbled across reversible clothing at White House Black Market* and now I’m hooked!

Here are a few pieces that have caught my eye.

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Dressing For A Cold Spring

February 23, 2018

Mint suit

WHBM Mint Trophy Jacket |WHBM White Single Pleat Shell TopWHBM Mint Comfort Stretch Pant | WHBM Vanilla Snake Embossed Pumps | WHBM Mint Colorblock Tote

With spring weather right around the corner and the spring collections available now in stores, it’s time to start prepping for a wardrobe transition. The spring weather in my area is often cold, wet, and rainy, which brings with it a unique set of challenges. These are my favorite 4 tips for dressing for a cold (and rainy) spring.

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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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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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Enter To Win A Free Copy of Shopping Brake — The Book

November 9, 2017

I’m excited to announce that you can enter to win a free paperback copy of my book, Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love.  To enter simply click on the Goodreads Book Giveaway below, and good luck!

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Shopping Brake by Lisa Deerwood

Shopping Brake

by Lisa Deerwood

Giveaway ends November 27, 2017.

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3 Tricks For Busy Women To Get Dressed Fast

October 16, 2017

Sometimes you just don’t know what to wear.

Some days you have to get out the door in a hurry. Those are the mornings when I reach for one of my grab and go outfits. Grab and go (also called fast fall back) outfits are those outfits that I’ve put together in advance. I typically plan at least a few outfits when I set up my capsule wardrobe at the start of each season. But what if I don’t want to wear any of my re-planned outfits and I’m getting dressed in a hurry?

Here are 3 ways I get ready fast, without reaching for one of my grab and go looks.

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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!