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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Svelte in Style is now available!

 Svelte in Style: How to Look and Feel Great While Losing Weight is NOW available! We’ve been telling you about this exciting new e-book which we’ve spent the last year creating for women on a weight loss journey or those about to start on one.  We’re thrilled to tell you this e-book is now available – […]

Svelte in Style coming soon!

 Svelte in Style: How to Look and Feel Great While Losing Weight is on the way! This new e-book was created for women already on a weight loss journey or those about to start on one.  It’s your secret weapon on your weight loss journey and it’s for practical women who know losing weight isn’t […]

How to Look and Feel Great While Losing Weight – new e book coming soon!

 Are you on a weight loss journey, or about to start one? If you are, this new e-book is for you. Svelte in Style: How to Look and Feel Great While Losing Weight is your secret weapon to assist you as you lose weight. Svelte in Style: How to Look and Feel Great While […]

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 […]