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This is the Shop Your Wardrobe blog where we talk shopping, consumption, body image, personal style, fashion, shopping your wardrobe, self-care and self-awareness, attitudes and habits, and living your life.

Discount Shopping

7 Simple Truths About Discount Shopping

  It’s a myth that the only people who ever find themselves in shopping (or credit) hot water are those who spend money on big ticket items or luxuries. Here are 7 simple truths about discount shopping. It’s not the dollar amount that you spend that determines how healthy a shopping purchase or expedition is. … Continue reading

Lead an Extraordinary life - sign 1

Nifty Notes [No.1]

Every Monday for the the next 52 weeks, I’m going to share a new and original series with you here. I’m calling them Nifty Notes and each one contains an original image — all photographs taken by me (everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco) — and a thought-provoking, fun and/or quirky message. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

I spent some time here this week - not the happiest of places.

I Am Happiest When [No.40]

I get inspiration from many sources. In a novel I’m reading now, one of the characters, a somewhat world-weary young man, comments to his more ambitious and worldly friend: “We’ve lost our spiritual values.  People are happy to live in a moral and ethical void.  They’ve lost all sense of mystery and gratitude and wonder. They … Continue reading

Forego

“But it only cost….!”

I was out to a ladies lunch not long ago and one of them women there, a vivacious and interesting friend of a friend, was telling us all about a course she’d love to do overseas.  This course was just what she wanted to do to move her career into a new and exciting direction. … Continue reading

22 - pay attention to whats going on around

Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.22]

Weekly inspiration and ideas for living, not spending, your life. Please feel free to share these beautiful, fun and inspirational postcards.  I only ask that you share them in their entirety/without any cropping or editing. You can find them all in Living Your Life.

Strength

4 Simple Truths About Strength

  You don’t have to feel strong to be strong. It’s a paradox but it’s true. I’m sure you can think of some time in your life when you didn’t feel especially strong or courageous, ad yet you behaved in a strong or courageous way. You just did it – despite feeling weak or unprepared … Continue reading

Nifty Notes

Nifty Notes coming next Monday!

There’s a new series coming on the blog, and it’s called Nifty Notes.  Every Monday here on the blog starting next Monday, a new fresh Nifty Note will be posted here in the Attitudes category, to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh new light. The idea to create Nifty Notes came from a … Continue reading

ultimate currency - quote

I Am Happiest When [No.39]

Happiness is the ultimate currency When I started my year-long experiment with happiness, I deliberately didn’t do too much reading about the topic. I didn’t order in dozens of books on happiness (which would only be a small fraction of the books available to be purchased on this topic). And the reason is I didn’t … Continue reading

What kind of life

Working on Willpower

I’m fascinated by willpower.  If you’re a regular here at the Shop Your Wardrobe blog, you will have likely read other articles I’ve written on this topic.  In case you want to catch up on those articles,  here’s some of my favourites: Never Give Up.  Ever. Setting Yourself Up To Succeed The Problem With Willpower Why … Continue reading

21 - write out goals and dreams

Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.21]

Weekly inspiration and ideas for living, not spending, your life. Please feel free to share these beautiful, fun and inspirational postcards.  I only ask that you share them in their entirety/without any cropping or editing. You can find them all in Living Your Life.

Shoes

8 Simple Truths About Shoes

Shoes, glorious shoes! What IS it about shoes? Shoes are far more than functional. At least for many of us, shoes are a form of self-expression, of beauty, of aspiration. We want to be the woman who’s wearing these shoes! Shoe styles communicate. They tell us what era they are from. They tell us something … Continue reading

The late great Robin Williams

I Am Happiest When [No.38]

The death earlier this week by comic genius Robin Williams reminds us of how little we really know about other people’s lives and how they are experiencing them. Here a man presumably who had so much to live for, so much success, so much fame, so much fortune (although reports state he was in dire … Continue reading