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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.

Precious

Nifty Notes [No.17]

Today’s Nifty Note: She finally realised that nothing in this store, or any store, was ever going to be as precious as the life she was living right now. Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh light. Each Nifty Note contains an original image — all photographs … Continue reading

punch and pulling power of shopping

Why Nothing Will Ever Feel Like Shopping

I’ve met many women who shop too much by their own estimation who say they want to find something that replaces shopping not only in their behaviour but in the hearts and minds as well. They are looking for the high that shopping brings. They’re seeking to get the sizzle, the spice, the excitement, the … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.38]

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.

Nifty Notes [No.16]

Today’s Nifty Note: Overshopping happens when we try to interrupt the flow – the flow of life, the flow of feelings, and the flow of experiences. Instead of trying to mask, numb, avoid, ignore or disrupt the flow – accept what is simply there, and flow with it. Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you … Continue reading

Junk Clothes

How to Stop Buying Junk Clothes

Imagine that your object of desire is food, and not clothes, shoes and shopping. Here’s the trap many folks who over eat or eat the wrong foods fall into: they know they should eat healthy, unprocessed, natural food, increase their physical activity, get better sleep, drink more water, and lessen their daily stress.  They know … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.37]

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.

Happiness

16 Simple Truths About Happiness

  I have been studying happiness for a while. My motivation for focusing on and exploring happiness was being deeply and seemingly chronically unhappy. It’s hard to admit you’ve been unhappy for an extended period of time, but what that admission allowed me to do was to take a clear step into the landscape of … Continue reading

leopard print skate

Nifty Note [No.15]

Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh light. Today’s Nifty Note: She’d discovered the direct and immediate connection between what you wore and how you felt. And this: Life is too short to wear stuff you don’t love! Each Nifty Note contains an original image — all … Continue reading

Would I buy this again

Would You Buy It Again?

One of the reasons we get so bored with our wardrobes is because they have become filled with items that were once terrific but now aren’t for a variety of reasons (they’ve had their day, they fit a life you are no longer living, they fit a body you no longer have, they fit the … Continue reading

36 - give someone a hug

Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.36]

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.

Conscious Consumption

14 Simple Truths About Conscious Consumption

Conscious shopping is about feeling good about the shopping you do before, during and after every shopping trip you take. Conscious shopping is about making purchasing choices that you feel good about, and that make complete sense on a number of levels: Practical – I need and will use this, this purchase makes sense Financial … Continue reading

Nifty Note [No.14]

Nifty Notes are designed to inspire you to think about your shopping in a fresh light. Today’s Nifty Note: Awareness precedes choice.  She knew that. So it follows that if you want to make a better choice, you need to first turn on the light of awareness. Let there be light! Mondays here on the … Continue reading