Archives for October 2015

October 2015 “Grab Bag” of Useful Links

Thanks to all those who offered more suggestions for “shopping support structures” to help encourage mindful and wise shopping.   We’ve accumulated such a wealth of ideas that I’m sure you’ll find a few tips that will work for you if you take the time to read the post and the comments.   There’s still time to add your suggestions to the mix if you have not already done so. It’s coming up on the end of October, so it’s time for me to share my latest “grab bag” of useful links (see previous … [Read more...]

How Shopping Support Structures Can Help Us Shop More Wisely

I was apprehensive about posting my most recent accountability update, as I definitely purchased far too many new clothes during August and September.  However, the comments I received on that post were very supportive, encouraging, and helpful.   Although I could use many of these comments as launching pads for new blog posts, there was one in particular that stood out for me. Wise Words from Ellie… A commenter named Ellie wrote the following: “How can you start using your analytical … [Read more...]

Cool Weather Wardrobe Planning – Part Two

In my last post, I outlined a six step process for planning and putting together a seasonal wardrobe.   The first four steps of this process should be done before you ever set foot in any brick-and-mortar shop or enter an e-commerce store.  If you take the time to do some planning before buying anything new, you’ll have a much better chance of making the right choices and being happy with what you purchase.   In addition, your wardrobe will be more workable for your actual lifestyle rather than … [Read more...]

Cool Weather Wardrobe Planning 2015 – Part One

Within the next couple of weeks, the cool weather season is going to start for me.   I know that many of you have been pulling out your warmer clothes for weeks now, but the seasons are a bit “off” where I live.  Our summers don’t typically start until sometime in July and they generally last until late October or early November.   As such, I don’t even think much about my cool weather wardrobe until right about now.  I say “cool” instead of cold because anyone who has ever been to San Diego … [Read more...]

August and September 2015 Accountability Update

This is the post I have been dreading writing, which is part of why I have put it off for so long.   As you will soon see, I shopped far too much during August and September – mostly during August – and bought a lot of new things, too many.   Fortunately, the dust settled from my shopping “binge” weeks ago, but I now have to re-live it all here in this post.  This isn’t an easy post for me to write, yet I have committed to being accountable here on the blog and I will honor that … [Read more...]

October “Love It, Wear It” Challenge (LIWI) Update

It’s been a long time since my last LIWI update, but I have continued to do the challenge in the interim.  As the months have gone on, I keep learning more and more about my wardrobe, my personal style, and myself.  Today’s update is going to be less picture heavy than previous installments, but there will still be quite a few statistics for those who like that sort of thing. An Overview of LIWI Before I dive into my update, here’s a quick reminder of what LIWI is about (read more here).  … [Read more...]

Travel Packing Debrief – September 2015 Tahoe Trip

I recently returned from a ten day trip to Lake Tahoe (see my photos here).  It was originally supposed to be a week-long vacation, but I extended my stay for three additional days.   I don’t travel very often and always struggle with what to pack.   Since I have been doing so much refinement of my wardrobe and style over the past year, I wondered how that might affect my packing prowess.   In today’s post, I look at what I brought to Tahoe with me, whether or not my packing served me well, and … [Read more...]