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Small Wardrobe Victories

August 13, 2018

Rockport Gabby

My 1 pair of sandals for summer | Rockport Gabby Lace Up Sandal in Taupe

When you’re a shopaholic who is trying to change your habits and behavior, the end goal of being able to shop smarter may seem years and year away. And this may be true. For someone who has to battle decades of out of control behavior, this change is not going to happen over night.

Setbacks can and do occur as one walks along the path of a life shaping change. That’s why it is so important to set not only a goal for your final destination—stop excessive shopping—but to also set smaller goals along the way. Goal setting allows you to have both a long-term vision, and a short-term destination. Through effective goal setting, you can focus on the things you want to change in smaller bite sized chunks.

One thing that goes hand-in-hand with goal setting, is celebrating small victories for your wardrobe. If you are struggling to measure your success, perhaps some of my goals will jumpstart your thinking.

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Simple Ways to Keep Your Summer Wardrobe Feeling Fresh

July 10, 2018

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Photo by Ethan Robertson on Unsplash

In my area we are almost halfway through the summer season and by now my summer capsule wardrobe is well established. I have my favorite outfit combinations that I sport regularly and there are no wardrobe holes to fill.

But that doesn’t stop the urge to want to add something new.

What does someone do when they want to freshen up their wardrobe, without overhauling it?

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How To Wear Black In The Summer

June 6, 2018

A hallmark of summer collections is color, and lots of it.  The bolder the better.  But sometimes you get the itch to reach for something that is simple, and basic, like black.

In the summer months, sporting all black (or even partially black) outfits often gets a bad rap.  You’ll look like a moody teenager, or, you’ll look like you’re dressing out of season.  But none of this has to be the case.  You can wear black on the hottest days of the year, and still look seasonally appropriate for summer.

How?

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Simple Fix For Distressed Denim

May 23, 2018

Shredded Cutoff Denim Shorts

Distressed denim is the term retailers use to describe jeans with holes or patches to create worn in look.  And right now jeans with scrapes, shreds, and holes are everywhere. But sometimes the placement of the hole is not in a flattering spot on your leg, such as when it is on the front of the jean near your pockets. Other times, the hole is already larger in size and you may not want it to get any bigger. When this happens, I have a simple fix to let you keep sporting your distressed jeans for many days to come.

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Essential Pieces When Working From Home — Summer Edition

May 16, 2018

In this increasing digital world, more and more people are working from home. When you work from home it’s very easy to roll into your home office in your pajamas and slippers and just stay that way all day. But sooner or later, this can get drab and boring.

If you’ve been working from home for a while, then you already know that it takes a lot of discipline to sit down and log in 7 to 8 hours (or more) a day, every single day. You can apply this same discipline by getting into the habit of getting dressed so that you feel energized and more productive.

Since you don’t have to dress up as if you are going into an office, you can select pieces that are still casual, but polished. And bonus, when FedEx, UPS, or that unexpected visitor stops by, or you have to run an errand on your lunch break, you’ll already be stylish and put together.

I’ve outlined a few pieces that are going to be cozy, comfortable, and stylish when logging long hours on your computer at home.

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Trending Now: Kimonos And Mules

May 9, 2018

Kimono

Sole Society Paisley Print Kimono & Chinese Laundry Mule Bootie

In Japanese, the word “kimono” traditionally meant “clothing,” or more accurately, “thing to wear.” But in more recent years, the word kimono has been used to describe a loose robe with wide sleeves that is tied with a sash and is often long in length. The soft, silky material, and loose, flowy fit of a kimono makes this item of clothing a fun alternative to layering with a cardigan, blazer, or jacket when it’s warm outside. In fact, for Summer 2018, the kimono is one of the hottest trending items.

Here are a few of my favorites.

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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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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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What To Consider When Buying Jewelry

November 6, 2017

Jewelry is an easy way to pull a look together.  Bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, you have a wide variety of options that can elevate any outfit.  In addition to what piece of jewelry you want to own, there’s another, even more important consideration to keep in mind—are you going to buy costume jewelry or fine jewelry?

In order to decide which option you want, you have to consider what quality of metal and stones you want your jewelry to have.

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