Own too many clothes, yet never have anything to wear?
Unable to walk out of a store without buying something?
Struggle every day getting dressed?
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 is the right choice for you.
Overall this challenge went really well. It was a great reminder of just how versatile a wardrobe basic can be, especially something as simple as a plain white t-shirt. But before I review the outfits, a few of observations first.
Have you ever grabbed a white t-shirt and jeans, then wondered how to wear them?
I’m kicking off the fall season with a new wardrobe challenge—The Wardrobe Basics Challenge — The White T-Shirt. I enjoy wardrobe challenges because they keep my wardrobe feeling fresh and new, while also making sure that I “think outside the box” of my standard outfit formulas.
A white t-shirt is often cited as being one of the most versatile pieces of clothing to own. This challenge puts that theory to the test. Is a white t-shirt really as versatile as the experts say? And more importantly, is a white t-shirt really versatile for my personal wardrobe? Just because the experts say it’s good, doesn’t always mean that the item in question is the right choice for me.
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
Items on the left are new additions, items on the right are to be purged.
I’ve just completed Week 8 of The DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement. There was no check in for weeks 5 or 6, because I had no changes to either my working wardrobe or the boutique. However, for week 8 I’m back to shopping and adjusting both my working closet and the boutique. Sticking to the rules of the challenge for every item going into my wardrobe, double the amount is removed. That’s a tall order for someone who typically struggles to let go of their clothes.
I’ve just completed Week 5 of The DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement. This past week I tackled why the boutique has been on my mind. While I added 5 items to my working closet, I did manage to purge 10 from the boutique. Of course, once I get started with a closet purge, I usually keep going. After removing 10 items from the “2 for 1” purge during the week, I set my sights on another category within the boutique—Jeans. For the past 5 weeks, I’ve managed just fine with 7 pairs of jeans, yet I still have 6 jeans sitting in the boutique.
DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement working wardrobe after week 3.
I’ve just completed Week 3 of The DH Closet Challenge Part II-Wardrobe Refinement. During last week’s recap, I mentioned that my plan for Week 3 was to remix everything I already have in the working closet and to not add anything from the boutique. But life doesn’t always like a plan, and I was given a curve ball—spending my vacation in a climate much colder than my own. This meant I had to add yet MORE items to my working wardrobe.