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What’s Your Shopping Style?

Find Out Your Shopping M.O... Happy day, reader dearest! I hope your week has been full of only the most pleasant of surprises... If you are holiday shopping, I pray it has been going smoothly! Do you find shopping to be a pleasure or a chore? Contrary to popular belief/memes, not all women love shopping,… Continue reading What’s Your Shopping Style?

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Budget Blessers

And a very happy day to you, dear reader! Everyone I meet seems to want to save money. I get it. I do, too! I have better things to do with my money than buy "stuff." So in that vein, who couldn't use a reminder of some Budget Blessers? I say reminding, because like the… Continue reading Budget Blessers

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What’s Your Spending Style?

Happy day, dear reader! When I meet new clients, we do a personality assessment, a lifestyle analysis, and a values exercise. And we talk about their budget. Even after learning so much about them, a new facet emerges when we get into the closet... Where I learn about his or her spending personality. What's a… Continue reading What’s Your Spending Style?

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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Happy day to you, fabulous reader! Alert: This post unleashes my financial responsibility geek. (Which many find to be an oxymoron combined with style blogger!) When I am getting to know a client, one of the questions I ask is about their clothing or wardrobe budget. I don't ask this to be nosy, or to… Continue reading Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?

Many people with whom I speak are under a false impression. They think that I want them to spend lots of money on their wardrobes. Nothing can be further from the truth! I am all about a budget, and being responsible with your finances. More years ago than I would like to admit, I heard… Continue reading What’s Your Wardrobe Budget?

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Back to School Shopping? Shop Your Wardrobe First!

What is it about all the back to school shopping ads that makes me want to pick up my purse, and head to the stores with a list? Years of early training sets habits that are hard to break. Back-to-school used to be the second largest driver for clothing retail, right up there with Christmas.… Continue reading Back to School Shopping? Shop Your Wardrobe First!

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What is Personal Shopping?

It's Not Retail Therapy I enjoy personal shopping with my clients. It's not that I love shopping per se, but I see shopping as a puzzle to be solved, and a way to try out new ideas. You have holes or gaps in your wardrobe puzzle, and my job is to help you find the… Continue reading What is Personal Shopping?