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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.

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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

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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

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3 Ways to Make It Stop

Last week I asked When does it stop? referring to the constant thinking and planning and searching and strategizing and rationalizing and justifying that goes through the shopaholics mind as she stays on the treadmill of buying more and more. This week I’d like to share some ways you can make it stop.  Nobody’s life is … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.20]

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.

Perfectionism

8 Simple Truths About Perfectionism

  Being perfect isn’t possible. No matter how hard you try, how much time you put in, how much sweat and blood pours from your brow with the exertion of it all, being perfect and creating a perfect result is not possible 99.9% of the time for the majority of us mere mortals. You can … Continue reading

With the stylish and expressive Rachael, an alumni of the My Year Without Clothes Shopping program

I Am Happiest When [No.37]

I’ve stopped trying to improve myself The self improvement industry is humungous.  It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, spreading its tentacles into every corner of the globe.  There’s even a new religion based on the idea and central principle of never-ending self improvement. I myself have been a big user of the self improvement industry.  I’ve spent more … Continue reading

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When Does It Stop?

This post was inspired by a comment made by Renee on my friend Debbie Roes excellent blog, Recovering Shopaholic.  In a post about redefining your style, and the definite downside that can come with that if you have a tendency toward shopping too much, Renee commented with this stop-in-your-path insightful comment and question: “So here’s … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.19]

Weekly inspiration and ideas for living, not spending, your life. You are very welcome 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.

Luxuries

8 Simple Truths About Luxuries

  According to dictionary.com a luxury is A refinement of living rather than a necessity An indulgence… in addition to those necessary A pleasure out of the ordinary A foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence These lead me to these 8 simple truths about luxuries Luxuries are, by definition, not necessary. We can live without … Continue reading