September 4, 2010
"Stop me before I shop again!"
“When the clothing budget is tight, when you have to squeeze every dollar and stretch it further, it's time to go on The Shopping Diet. But don't worry! This diet won't deprive you of having a fashionable and up-to-date wardrobe—in fact, you will find exciting ways to look fantastic, make more of the clothes and accessories you already have, and come out ahead with the one thing that's always in style: more money in your wallet!
Whether you're an impulse shopper, whether you shop out of boredom or other emotions, or if "the tough go shopping" has always been your motto, you may feel that you simply have to shop—that there are never enough clothes, or the right clothes, to make you feel complete, confident, and in control. But in tough economic times, there is a better way—a whole new lifestyle of evaluating your true wardrobe needs, making smart choices, and changing your spending habits from the inside out. The results? More time (no more Saturdays spent wandering the mall aimlessly), more space (your closet makeover will turn that priceless piece of real estate into your favorite go-to boutique!), and more cash (or, if you prefer, less credit card debt). Now that's being in control!
Premiere celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch's unique and thought-provoking approach to looking great for less gives you fascinating insights and practical solutions to the very real problem of overspending that affects millions of people.” – The Shopping Diet
As a reformed Shopaholic, I loved this book! I admit that I’ve bought many things in hopes that maybe one day those Diesel heels would be more comfortable, maybe that CK dress on clearance would fit (“If I just lost 5 lbs), a multitude of black tees (but in different styles), etc. If you have ever been here, or are in that spending cycle, stop right now and buy The Shopping Diet.
The Shopping Diet is a book that really everyone that ever shops could benefit from reading. Phillip Bloch teaches you easily what style type you are (don’t worry if you aren’t just one style, I’m not either), how to organize your closet and edit it to make it look like your own boutique, where to shop for amazing deals and much, much more!
I highly recommend this book for everyone wanting help in this area. If you read it and follow Phillip’s plan, you will be glad you gave it a try.
* Thank you to the publisher of The Shopping Diet, Gallery Books for providing me with a review copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.