The No Brainer Wardrobe (and a Giveaway!)

I hate to shop.

I love having shopped–I enjoy wearing cute clothes, and having a closet full of lovely clothes that fit–but I hate the actual shopping!

That’s why I’m always looking for tips and tricks to help me get my clothing shopping done as quickly as possible so I can get on with the things I really enjoy in life.

Can you see why an ebook called The No Brainer Wardrobe appealed to me?  Hayley Morgan’s new ebook promises to help women “learn to love the clothes they have, lose the clothes they hate, and shop for items to fill the gaps.”

I need help with all 3 of those areas, so I bought my own copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe a few weeks ago–and then I tore through it in one sitting!

Hayley’s aim is to walk you through the steps of putting together a small wardrobe that really works (she calls it a capsule wardrobe), and it’s full of step-by-step directions and action items so that I can make my good intentions become my reality!  I loved her specific instructions for shopping thrift stores, value stores (like Old Navy), dressing while you’re pregnant, and transforming jeans and a t-shirt into a bona fide outfit.

And get this: Hayley questions the wisdom of investing in the little black dress if you’re budget-conscious.  (Read her explanation before you cry Sacrilege!  I’ve thought about how this tip applies to my own lifestyle, and I’m inclined to agree.)

There are two ways to tackle this book: you could read it and reform your wardrobe in a weekend, or you can implement Hayley’s suggestions bit-by-bit.  I’m taking the latter approach, and at Hayley’s prodding, I’m pinning away to my Style Board on Pinterest and making plans to create my own Look Book in the near future.

And acting on Hayley’s advice, I finally bought myself some skinny jeans at Old Navy.  I thought I hated Old Navy denim, but The No Brainer Wardrobe recommended Old Navy’s skinnies, so I thought I’d at least go try them on.  Well, I love my new skinnies, and they cost me half of what I expected to pay!

Hayley has one copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe to give away to one lucky reader.

Or…you can go ahead and buy The No Brainer Wardrobe now:  the first ten readers who use the coupon code Darcy will get The No Brainer Wardrobe for 50% off the regular price of $7.99!

Here’s How To Enter:
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UPDATE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  The winner is comment #45, amyrobynne@.  Check your email!

This promotion is open until Thursday, February 9, at 10:00 pm EST and is limited to US residents, 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen randomly and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize. This post will be updated with the beginning of the winner’s email addresses.

Disclosure: I bought my copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe with my own funds.  All opinions are my own.  The giveaway copy is provided by the author.

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Comments

  1. Janna says

    … because I surely could use help building a wardrobe without employing the extensive use of my brain

  2. Amanda says

    I could certainly use this lovely book! My husband would love it if I put all of my fashion ideas to good use, but I am always too scared to try anything new. I’ll bet this would help!

  3. Jennifer says

    I’ve been working on simplifying my wardrobe, and I bet this would help me finish the job!

  4. says

    I hate shopping and don’t have much money to spend on it anyway. And I recently lost a bunch of weight and have been trying to mix and match stuff to make good outfits… I could definitely use this book right now!

  5. Linda says

    I hate shopping…and God gave me three girls who LOVE shopping. Ah, the ironies of life! I’ll take all the help I can get.

  6. Leslie Hosterman says

    I hate shopping (but love having shopped). Have not purchased new clothes for myself since before my son was born (almost three years ago)!! I don’t know where to start. Please help!

  7. says

    I really enjoyed Hayley’s 31 Days series on this very topic. Good to know about the Old Navy skinnies…I’ve been on the hunt for a comfortable pair. I’ve heard good things about the ones at LOFT, too.

  8. says

    I loved Shari Braendel’s Good Girls Don’t Have To Dress Bad, but it was a little fashionista-ish for my practical, simplified style. I’d love to check this out!

  9. KT says

    I’m becoming a new mom at the end of the month or so and as my regular wardrobe replaces my maternity wardrobe once again I’d love some help making sure everything I keep in my closet really works.

  10. Kelley says

    I could definitely use this kind of advice! And I’m crazy about getting a plan and checking things off a list — sounds like a method that would work for me. :)

  11. Elizabeth says

    Old Navy jeans are the best… especially for a girl like me who hates to wear jeans… I appreciate the comfy stretch! & they’re skinnies are aaaalways long enough for my 5’10″ frame… which is much appreciated! hahaha

    would loooove to win a copy of No Brainer – I’ve only heard so many great things about it!

  12. Courtney Sperlazza says

    I could use this…I can’t match an outfit to save my life! I’m doomed to jeans + white tee.

  13. Kate says

    I’d love a copy! I’m about to graduate from grad school and am figuring out what fashion looks like for me off campus.

  14. ESheen says

    I definitely don’t want to become a frumpy mom, but of course time, money, and… time are all issues for me! I would love this!

  15. says

    Oh this sounds GREAT…plus anything that will get rid of stuff in my closet, I’m all for that..besides, I don’t like spending a whole lot of time thinking about what I”m going to wear. Thanks for hosting the giveaway :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

    p.s. I’m going to take a look at your “Life Lessons from Green Gables” series…that is my favorite book series, movies, tv series…ever ;) :)

  16. Jane Mulde says

    desperately need a wardrobe overhaul! the book would come in handy for ideas and inspiration. thanks!

  17. Karianna says

    I’ve shared and tweeted! Winning this book would be fun just to overhaul my wardrobe but If I don’t win… I’ll be buying for sure!

  18. says

    After 2 pregnancies in the past 2 years, I definitely have a change in my body and my lifestyle that necessitate a new wardrobe. Only I have limited funds and no clue where to begin. The book sounds amazing!

  19. Rebecca says

    I could certainly use this book, both to help me go through the things I need to get rid of and to put together a good wardrobe. I need the help!

  20. Trish says

    I completely agree about ON skinny jeans! I have a pair of sweethearts for winter (longer and tighter for under boots) and a pair of divas (for wearing flats).

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