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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.

Nifty Notes [No.13]

All Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh light. Every Monday here on the blog, each Nifty Note contains an original image — all photographs taken by me (everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco) — and a thought-provoking, fun and/or quirky message. Nifty Note #13 If sharing … Continue reading

I am in a different world to the one I inhabited 12 months ago.

I Am Happiest When [No.52]

Wow what a year this has been, this year of choosing happy.  I remember standing in my mother’s kitchen 51 weeks and 5 days ago, caught in an internal anguish I could barely articulate, and didn’t really want to admit to, just wanting the pain to be over. Just wanting to feel better about my … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.34]

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.

Money

7 Simple Truths About Money

Ah, money. Even just the sight of it can interrupt our nervous system, can’t it? Perhaps your heart is beating faster, or your palms are starting to become clammy, just looking at the word money. Here’s 7 simple truths about money: Money – the concept and the reality – is a part of all of … Continue reading

Nifty Notes [No.12]

All Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh light. Every Monday here on the blog, each Nifty Note contains an original image — all photographs taken by me (everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco) — and a thought-provoking, fun and/or quirky message. Nifty Note # 12 If … Continue reading

Jill - Bay Bridge 2

I Am Happiest When [No.51]

I recently had an opportunity to test how this “thoughts in-thoughts out” process can work when it’s truly tested.  Sure, when things are going well, it’s easy to see how we can let our thoughts drift away without over-managing them so they are always positive.  When skies are sunny it’s easy to rest in the … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.33]

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.

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12 Simple Truths About Getting Older

Have you noticed the growing anti-aging movement? I have, and it worries me. Getting older is a natural part of life. It’s normal, expected, and an important part of this great journey we call life. Getting older doesn’t have to mean getting worse. The anti-aging movement seems to presuppose this is the case, which is … Continue reading

Nifty Notes [No.11]

All Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh light. Every Monday here on the blog, each Nifty Note contains an original image — all photographs taken by me (everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco) — and a thought-provoking, fun and/or quirky message. Nifty Note #11 If sharing … Continue reading

Friends I love to be around (and my very best friend, my husband Dan)

I Am Happiest When [No.50]

Some people make us feel great about ourselves when we’re around them.  And others make us feel like we’re wasting our lives, are wrong or off or unappealing in some important way, or just rub us up the wrong way. Such is the nature of life on this planet.  Not everybody is going to be … Continue reading

The Shoe Queen - book cover

The Shoe Queen

An intriguing novel set in 1920s Paris, The Shoe Queen chronicles a fairly tortured and tumultuous period in the life of an English woman of noble birth, Genevieve Shelby King. A self confessed shoe-a-holic, her collection has 523 pairs in it, all lovingly stored in their original boxes and kept in a dedicated shoe room in the … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.32]

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.