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Shopping Brake — The Book Is Now Available As A Paperback

August 18, 2017

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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

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Now Available For Your Kindle — Shopping Brake — The Book

July 28, 2017

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Shopping Brake — The Book now available on Kindle!

I’m excited to announce a new addition to the Shopping Brake Family today!

The book Shopping Brake: Proven tips to stop shopping wrong, and start shopping right for a wardrobe you love is now available for your Kindle.  This is a self-help book for 2 types of people: those trying to overcome a shopping addiction and those who wish to improve their wardrobe.  In this comprehensive how-to guide I provide real-world advice about everything related to overshopping and managing a wardrobe, including:

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5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017 — For Men

June 15, 2017

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In honor of Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, June 18, here’s my 5 hot trends for summer 2017 —for men.  If you are stuck on what to get the special man in your life, to both 2 and 4 legged children, maybe this list will give you some gift ideas.

Shopping Brake’s 5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017 — For Men

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10 Essentials For A Casual Summer Wardrobe

May 25, 2017

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One of the best things about when the season’s change is that I get to create a new capsule wardrobe.  To begin my capsule wardrobe, I always like to include a core group of pieces, they are the items that my wardrobe can’t function without.  Here’s my personal list of 10 items I must have in my casual summer capsule wardrobe, along with the reason why I’ve picked each item.

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5 Hot Trends For Summer 2017

May 22, 2017

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The summer season is approaching fast, which means it’s time to assemble my summer capsule wardrobe.  But before I write my shopping list, first I want to know what the fashion trends are for 2017.  I’ve come across a few trend lists during my searching

The last link asks a very good question—would I really wear these trends?  Well, it really depends on the trend itself.  With multiple Summer Trend lists and Summer Must Have’s to consider, the first thing I like to do is create my personal list of my favorite trends for the season.  For Summer 2017, 5 trends have not only caught my eye, but have also been added to my summer capsule wardrobe:

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Top 10 Must Have’s For A Casual Spring Wardrobe

March 27, 2017

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My top 10 must have’s for a casual spring capsule wardrobe.

What do you do when you want to update your capsule wardrobe but you don’t like any of the latest trends?  Easy.  Ignore them all and make your own!  To help you with assembling your spring wardrobe, here’s my personal list of Top 10 Must Have’s for a Casual Spring Wardrobe, along with the reason why I’ve picked each item.

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5 Hot Trends for Spring 2017

March 20, 2017

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It might be snowing in my area but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about spring.  And I’m not alone, I’ve come across multiple trend lists for Spring 2017:

As someone who adores fashion, I’m always interested in learning about the latest trends.  Trend lists are often created based off of 2 sources, what was shown during runway collections and what celebrities are wearing at recent events.  While I find this information interesting, the suggestions are not always practical.  Which begs the question;

How does someone incorporate the trends for Spring 2017 (or any fashion season) into a real life wardrobe, and not a wardrobe designed for runways and promotional events?

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Casual Wardrobe Top Ten List

November 13, 2014

A big thanks to Mo (whose blog is here) for her comment on this post regarding top ten lists for sparking the idea about what would be included in a casual top ten list.  Too often, top ten lists focus on the items that may work well for a formal business environment.  But what about those of us who work in a casual setting, or, work from home?  Or what if you are just not a dress and skirt kind of gal?

I do work outside the home but am fortunate to currently be in an environment that is pretty casual for the dress code (no logos or sweats but jeans are ok).  And I am a jeans and trousers kind of gal.  My wardrobe could not function without these 10 core items.

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Top Ten Lists-Helpful or Hurtful?

November 6, 2014

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One thing that always sparked me to shop was top 10 lists.  I would review these lists and run out to purchase everything I was missing so that my wardrobe would then be “complete.”  And guess what.  It never was.  I’d then search out more wardrobe management advice, run across a new top ten list and begin my search all over again.

I’ve spent the past year trying to reduce my shopping and manage my wardrobe, without using a top 10 list as a guide.  I don’t own all of the items on this latest top ten list, and I survived the year just fine with my wardrobe anyway.  Crazy, right?

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