Helpful Books and Resources

Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship With Shopping

I normally don’t like short story compilations.  I find there’s not enough of a through line to keep me interested.  But this book being on a topic I am positively fascinated by — our complicated relationship with shopping — was an exception to my usual rule of avoiding short story compilations. Spent: Exposing our Complicated … Continue reading

The Shoe Queen

An intriguing novel set in 1920s Paris, The Shoe Queen chronicles a fairly tortured and tumultuous period in the life of an English woman of noble birth, Genevieve Shelby King. A self confessed shoe-a-holic, her collection has 523 pairs in it, all lovingly stored in their original boxes and kept in a dedicated shoe room in the … Continue reading

Mind What You Wear

Professor Karen Pine has given us a wonderful gift in her thoughtful short book, Mind What You Wear.  This book draws together psychology and fashion, and references a number of studies that illustrate the impact that clothing has on how we think and what we feel. I’ve been fascinated by fashion (well style, more so than fashion … Continue reading

Living Your Life Stylishly

It’s a great pleasure to share with you today a new e-course from my precious friend and admired colleague, Jo Shiers. Tell us about your new e-course! The e-course has been an absolute labour of love over the past six to nine months. I have created a practical, easy to follow guide for people to … Continue reading

UnShopping: Recovery Solutions from an Ex-Shopaholic

It’s my pleasure today to share a new book with you, by blogger, author and fellow ex-shopaholic Debbie Roes. Tell us about your new book! My book is titled “UnShopping: Recovery Solutions from an Ex-Shopaholic.” It contains the best of my smart shopping solutions from my blog, “Recovering Shopaholic,” categorized into six logical sections related to … Continue reading

The Lost Art of Dress

  This book delighted me. It intrigued me. It kept me up reading long after I should have been lights out. I couldn’t put it down. It was as absorbing as the best mystery thrillers. Dr Linda Przybyszewski not only has one of the most intricate surnames to spell, requiring much concentration to make sure … Continue reading

To Die For – Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?

I recently finished reading Lucy Siegle’s book To Die For.  Lucy is an English writer on topics in the sustainable realm, and she spent quite  few years researching and writing this book. The blurb on the back of the book states that it “peels back the layers of the global wardrobe to reveal the naked … Continue reading

The Secret Lives of Clothes

  I recently finished reading the delightful book  The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean.  It chronicles the hapless Dora who is drawn back to her home town when her grandmother, who raised her, has a stroke. Mimi owns a vintage boutique in town, and has been writing the “secret lives” of her stock.  … Continue reading

How Finished Are You?

  One of Shop Your Wardrobe’s phenomenal faculty is Imogen Lamport.  Imogen is one stylish lady and not only does she know how to pull her own look together, she knows how to show us how to as well. Imogen is the author of a fabulous blog (Inside Out Style) and of four (4) books on everything … Continue reading

Addicted to Shopping

  Addicted to Shopping is a book that I found uplifting in the end, but it had a few bumpy parts as I was reading it.  The author, Karen O’Connor, is an experienced writer – over 40 publications.  She is also a Christian and that theme is woven through her book on nearly every page.  If you are … Continue reading