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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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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.17]

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.

Communication

9 Simple Truths About Communication

  I am fascinated by how humans communicate. And how our modes and methods of communication have evolved and changed over time. In my corporate life, I would work with teams and leaders to help them communicate better with one another. The aim was always to improve how people worked together, and communication was, and … Continue reading

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I Am Happiest When [No.34]

Two kinds of unhappy I’ve discovered two kinds of unhappiness.   And it’s an important difference, a substantial difference. The first kind of unhappy is the kind that immobilises you, that knocks you down so you’re not sure you can ever get up, or that there’s really any point to getting up.  This kind of unhappy flattens you. … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.16]

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.

Accessories

11 Simple Truths About Accessories

  Accessories are the difference that make the difference. Accessories have the power to turn an okay outfit into an outstanding one, to from “yeah” to “yeah baby!” Here are 11 simple truths about accessories: Accessories provide interest to your outfit.  Without them, it’s too easy to become bored with your wardrobe. Your outfits, even … Continue reading

A big genuine laugh!

I Am Happiest When [No.33]

Laughter is the best medicine The Readers Digest had a regular feature in their monthly magazine called that – laughter is the best medicine.  As a kid growing up in a mining town in Central Queensland, Australia, I had no idea what that meant. An esteemed publication suggests that comedy is indeed better than medication.  It … Continue reading

Benefits of Shopping - post

The Benefits of Shopping

I’ve been reflecting lately about how much I’ve written and shared about the downsides of shopping too much and all the occasions when, even if it seems like it, shopping isn’t the answer. My own journey through the landscape of shopping is marked by very clear passages where I shopped too much, and I shopped … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.15]

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.

Daily Habits

12 Simple Truths About Daily Habits

  Life is a daily enterprise. Life doesn’t happen to us in decades, weeks or years – it happens moment to moment. Sure, we may look forward or back at periods of our life – our “lost decade” or the “best years” or the “worse weeks”. But life is only ever happening today. Today, this … Continue reading

Out in the most magnificent of nature: the standing stones at Glen Innes

I Am Happiest When [No.32]

Happiness must be one of the most written and talked about topics on the globe.  Perhaps because it is written into the constitution of one of the most powerful countries in the world (along with life and liberty, the pursuit of happiness is considered a la important and an unalienable right as described in the US … Continue reading

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Stop Shopping and Live Your Life [No.14]

Weekly inspiration and ideas for living, not spending, your life. And yes 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.

Advertising

6 Simple Truths About Advertising

  The purpose of advertising, its sole aim, is to convince us to buy something. Advertising has evolved since its inception and is now a multi-billion dollar industry, and employs not only copywriters and designers, but psychologists as well as guerilla and neural marketing specialists. These professionals are experts in understanding human psychology and, in … Continue reading