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.

The Size on Clothing Labels

5 Simple Truths About The Size on Clothing Labels

  I’ve met many women who assign a significant meaning to the size or number on their clothing labels. The bigger the number, the worse they feel. One woman I know refused to purchase a jacket she wanted and would wear because the only size that fit her had “16” in the label. No matter … Continue reading

Nifty Notes [No.3]

Another Nifty Note, containing 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 #3 Feel free to share these original Nifty Notes.  I only ask … Continue reading

The joy of spending time reading a quality magazine!

I Am Happiest When [No.42]

We’ve become impoverished There are many ways to be and become impoverished.  Financial impoverishment is often the most visible and unignorable.  But you can become impoverished when it comes to your wellbeing, when it comes to your time, when it comes to your sense of loving life. Too many of us are stressed, harassed and … Continue reading

Precious life

Your Precious Life

Sometimes an event happens that makes you stop and rethink everything you ever knew and everything you believe to be true.  The terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York on September 11 2001 were such a global event. Anyone who has seen the images of that dreadful morning will never forget them.  Nearly … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.24]

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.

Enoughness

8 Simple Truths About Enoughness

This is a topic I have grappled with a lot over the last 5 years. I’ve learned a lot about enoughness during that time. Here are 8 simple truths about enoughness. We each get to choose what is enough for us, in every area of our lives. Your enoughness point may be different to mine. Or we … Continue reading

Nifty Notes [No.2]

I’ve started a new series here on the blog, called Nifty Notes. Every Monday for the next 52 weeks, you’ll find a new Nifty Note, containing 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 they inspire you to think … Continue reading

At the Wild Lettuce Café in Kingaroy

I Am Happiest When [No.41]

Write your own map At some point on any journey, you have to put the map down.  You have to get off the bus.  You have to stop doing the things that other people suggest and recommend.  You have to stop orienting yourself on others ideas and opinions. And you have to find your own … Continue reading

Self worth

Stop Shopping, Stupid!

Sometimes you read an article written by someone you respect, who is a respected and established expert, and who puts their thoughts together so eloquently, that it truly makes you stop in your tracks. One such article is by Australian author, thought leader and educator, Clive Hamilton in a new and fabulous magazine called womankind.  … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.23]

Weekly inspiration and ideas for living, not spending, your life. Yes you can 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.

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