Shop Your Wardrobe Blog

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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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.30]

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.

Working Wardrobes

9 Simple Truths About Working Wardrobes

  I never thought about my wardrobe as being ‘working’ or otherwise before I started my year without clothes shopping late 2009. Since then, my focus has become very clear that a working wardrobe is what one’s wardrobe should be – it should work. Many women report wearing 10 – 30% of their wardrobes. The … Continue reading

Nifty Notes [No.8]

All Nifty Notes (Mondays here on the blog) contain an original image — all photographs taken by me (everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco) — and a thought-provoking, fun and/or quirky message.  To inspire you to think about your shopping in a new and fresh light. Nifty Note #8 Feel free to share these original … Continue reading

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I Am Happiest When [No.47]

The Power of No I’ve always known there is great power in saying no.  That sometimes we get our best YES’s when we have said NO to something, or someone. But there’s a big difference between knowing something, and doing it. I’ve often found it difficult to say no.  It has somehow felt combative or … Continue reading

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How Big Is Your Wardrobe?

US photographer Yassine El Mansouri created a fascinating project about people and their clothing.  He invited people to bring into his studio the contents of their entire wardrobes, and to photograph them surrounded by their clothing.   For some photos, he had to use a multi-storey crane to get far enough away from the subject, lying on the floor … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.29]

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.

Self Care

12 Simple Truths About Self Care

  Self-care is something I never truly understood for many years. I had no notion of how critical daily self-care is, as a ritual, a habit. And I couldn’t engage in self-care because I was being far too self-critical instead. What I now know about self-care: Self-care is the opposite of self-criticism. You are doing … Continue reading

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Nifty Notes [No.7]

All Nifty Notes (Mondays here on the blog) contain an original image — all photographs taken by me (everywhere from Sydney to San Francisco) — and a thought-provoking, fun and/or quirky message.  To inspire you to think about your shopping in a new and fresh light. Nifty Note #7 Feel free to share these original … Continue reading

What direction you face determines your view

I Am Happiest When [No.46]

I am looking toward happy It’s an amazing thing about perspective.  The direction in which you look makes all the difference to what you see.  As blindingly obvious as this is when you see it written down, it can be excruciatingly difficult to put into practice, if it’s greater happiness you wish to experience. Depending … Continue reading

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Shop Less And Live More

Launching today! I’m so excited to share with you my latest project and range of products.  What an incredibly creative and productive time I’ve had in bringing this idea to life over the last few months! The Project: Shop Less And Live More My new project is all about living, not spending, your life, and … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.28]

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

Shopping

10 Simple Truths About Shopping

I’ve learned a lot about shopping since I started focusing on it 5 years ago. Before that, it was always a part of my life, I just didn’t put any conscious thought or energy into understanding it, or my relationship to it. Here’s 10 things I’ve learned about shopping: Shopping fuels our economy. This is why … Continue reading