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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I’m exploring happiness, and how we can allow ourselves to be happier, more often. Every weekend I’m sharing a short post on I Am Happiest When (click here to read No.1). From the ordinary to the unusual, I’m going to connect with the times, things, people and experiences that make me happiest. This is part … Continue reading
Style rules are meant to be broken, and some of the best dressed women in the world, certainly some of the most interestingly and authentically dressed women in the world, dress to the beat of their own drum. They don’t follow a formula. They don’t dress according to a dogma. They break all kinds of style … Continue reading
One of my favourite methods of shopping mindfully is to use what I call the Art Gallery method. This is a simple shopping strategy where you pretend you are in an art gallery instead of a store, and you treat the items in the store as though they were objects of art in an art … Continue reading
I’ve become fascinated with happiness. What makes us happy? Why don’t we allow ourselves to be happier? I’ve created a new category on the blog, Happy, as a place to explore what makes me happy, and more about happiness in general. I believe that part of the puzzle of what has caused some of us … Continue reading
I confess I never really considered there to be too much of a connection between shopping and spirituality. And then I came across an article on spiritual practices for shopping and it got me to thinking that maybe there is a connection after all. In researching this blog post, I looked up the definition of … Continue reading
People let us down. Things don’t happen the way we wanted them to. Events get cancelled, not enough people turn up, a friend cancels or does something we didn’t expect and don’t like. Our boss offers the promotion to someone else, our business falters, our partner lets us down. We end up with less of what … Continue reading
I’m intrigued by personal style. On this blog, there are many articles and videos about personal style and signature style. But how do you obtain a style? We know it can’t be purchased in a store, so where do you find it? I’ve met many women who stumble on this very issue. They want to be … Continue reading
I had the enormous pleasure and privilege of working with a client recently, a heart-centred entrepreneur, who is in the process of updating her website and having her professional photograph taken as part of the site’s renovation. We talked for quite a while about this photo session, which she has been dreading. When we started exploring … Continue reading
This is an intriguing concept I learned from my friend and colleague Pam Fox Rollin from IdeaShape. She asks: what happens when you’re here? Pam encourages us to consider what comes with us when we walk into a room – what does our presence evoke, catalyse, cause? She also asks us to consider our personal qualities … Continue reading
A popular wardrobe management and shopping strategy is the “one in – one out” strategy. This approach requires that for every new item you bring into your wardrobe, one item (usually the requirement is that it is in that same category) must leave your wardrobe. So if you buy a new jacket, a jacket in … Continue reading
If you’d love to develop your own signature style, something I’d encourage you to do (and you can learn more about my own signature style, and that of my friend and colleague Imogen Lamport, here), then this video takes you through a short process you can use to explore and develop your very own signature style.