Archives for March 2016

March 2016 “Grab Bag” of Useful Links

It’s almost the end of the month, so it’s time for another installment of my “grab bag” of useful links (see previous editions here). Included below are links to articles I think you’ll enjoy on the subjects of shopping and shopping psychology, wardrobe management, style, and personal development.  I’m also sharing a few previous “Recovering Shopaholic” posts that you may have missed the first time around (or may choose to revisit now).  This “grab bag” of useful links presents the perfect … [Read more...]

Lessons from My Outfit Journal – Re-Working a Problematic Look

As longtime readers of this blog know, I have been maintaining an outfit journal since summer 2014.  In this journal, I write down what I wore, where I wore it, my feelings about the outfit, and what I could change in order to improve the look.  I also rate all of my outfits on a scale of 1-10, and I’ve noticed that my percentage of “9” and “10” ensembles have steadily increased over the months that I’ve been keeping my journal.  It only takes a few moments each day, but the benefits have been … [Read more...]

What Caused Your Compulsive Shopping Problem?

I have written several posts on the reasons why people shop too much and I’ve also explored my own personal motivations for overshopping. Here are links to some of these posts for those who are didn’t see them the first time around or may wish to read them again: The Reasons We Shop Too Much Why Do You Overshop? What Triggers You to Shop? On Social Exclusion and Compulsive Buying Shopping for Acceptance The Things Shopping Won’t Fix On Loneliness – Some Thoughts and … [Read more...]

A Simple Tool to Help with the Keep or Purge Decision Process

Do you have things in your closet that you can’t decide whether to keep or purge?   Most of us have at least a few such items and sometimes we’ve been on the fence about them for months or even years.   Perhaps you’ve already tried the “first impression test” and still feel stuck, but you’re not ready to undertake a full KonMari Process just yet.   In today’s post, I’m going to share a quick and easy method to help you finally get off the fence and make a decision about those “maybe” … [Read more...]

Cutting Costs on Children’s Clothing

The following is a guest post from Carlynn Adeline.  As a mom of two girls, Carlynn is well aware of how expensive children’s clothing can be.  After the birth of her second daughter, she decided to make a change to improve family finances by making use of hand-me-downs and following her own advice as laid out in this article.  Carlynn hopes that she can help others keep family household spending down. Recovering from a shopping addiction is an impressive feat that is easier said than done. … [Read more...]

February 2016 Accountability Update

March is well under way, so it’s time for my February accountability update.  For those who are new to the blog, these monthly reports are where I share what came into and left my closet, what I wore, and how I did with my shopping budget and item limit.  Sharing what I bought, what I culled, and how much I spent helps me to stay honest and on track with my wardrobe and shopping goals. Although I did a full post on this topic not long ago, I’m also going to update you on how I’m doing with my … [Read more...]

Photography Interlude – Beach Birds

It’s been a while since I have posted a “photography interlude,” but I haven’t stopped taking photos.  I just got busy on the blog with closing out 2015 and getting 2016 under way with a lot of posts for each of these topics.   But now that we’re into March, I thought it was high time to share some more of my photographs with you. Some Background on These Posts... For those who are new to the blog, let me give a bit of background on these “photography interlude” posts.  For years, shopping was … [Read more...]