Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The No Brainer Wardrobe (a giveaway)



My pal Hayley developed & wrote a very, very useful series on her blog last October. I told you a little bit about it a few months ago. Well, since then, her idea has blown up & she wrote an e-book from her continued thoughts/ideas on the topic of a building a wardrobe with less fuss. It is popular. You've probably heard of it- The No Brainer Wardrobe. I bought my copy a few weeks ago, when it first came out, but just got around to reading it last week. It was quick & easy to read, but definitely made a mark.








As I was putting away my laundry a few days ago, I was reminded of Hayley's advice to get rid of the things you don't wear- you'll have that much less to dig through each morning when you're choosing your outfit for the day. Over the weekend I did a little bit of shopping & tried to make informed decisions. I bought a new pair of jeans & definitely took a risk. I decided to go with a pair of skinny jeans, which was terrifying, but the thought of just buying another pair of frumpy jeans like the Mandie of 2011 would made me sad. (this is a whole other lifetime of stories though)


So, encouraged by this post by my lovely pal Melissa, I bought the skinnies knowing I could let them out a smidge if I thought I'd feel more comfortable that way. I also bought 2 more of a dress that I already owned that was on major sale on Target's website in different colors than what I already have. I purchased a sweater that I already own in a different color. (If nothing else in my life is consistent, my ability to own the same piece of clothing in every color imaginable is, in fact, consistent.)


I'm working on a new me. Not just the outside, though, to be honest, that's the part that I'm most anxious for. But I'm working on balance- not overworking myself to the point of never doing homey-things, etc. The No Brainer Wardrobe may be a book about creating a wardrobe with less fuss, but it's sort of kick-started a way of thinking for me too, that I hope will carry over to many areas of my life.

With all that said, I'd love to offer up a giveaway! Hayley has generously offered to give one copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe to one of my readers, & in addition, I'd love to offer a stylish clutch similar to the one I shared last week. For your chance to win, please leave a comment below stating the outfit or piece of clothing you feel most comfortable in, or as Hayley describes in the book, your go-to outfit. If you'd like additional entries, please offer a tweet or update your facebook status with this or something similar:


Enter to win a copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe from @thetinytwig & a stylish clutch from @moxiemandie at http://moxiemandie.com!


then please leave a comment for each entry. This giveaway will close on Friday, 01/27/12 & the winner will be notified by email and announced here on Monday.

I have not been compensated for this review & giveaway- I purchased my own copy and the copy being given away has been provided by Hayley Morgan, author of The No Brainer Wardrobe. All thoughts are my own.


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55 comments:

  1. Hi, Mandie :)
    you are a smart girl. i have already been going in this direction- i love it. i have been building my wardrobe in grays and blacks/ jersey knit, leggings, long shirts/short dresses, cute sweaters, etc on top. i feel lots more confident and i even like straightening my closet. i would love to read the book and of course, have another mandie clutch. :) love you

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  2. my wardrobe and closet are definitely in need of an overhaul. the outfit i'm most comfortable in tend to be gray or black tops with jeggings and boots. it sounds kind of boring but i try to liven it a bit with a fancier necklace. :)

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  3. oh just tweeted about it too. would love to win one of your clutches! https://twitter.com/#!/babypenguin13/status/161817674450612224

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  4. My go to is jeans and v neck t-shirt... but I've been trying to branch out :)

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  5. My go-to outfit is jeans and a sweatshirt, which is unfortunate because I have to look professional for my job. Blah. I would love to win that ebook!

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  6. lovely post mandie. my go to is a comfy dress, leggings, and my boots or chucks. easy peasy. cute enough to wear to work, yet casual enough for happy hour after work! miss you!

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  7. Tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/heres2handyandy/status/161836194718679040

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  8. thanks for the giveaway! my go to outfit is a plain tshirt, fitted jeans, flat shoes and a fun scarf.

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  9. Oh fun site. Just found it. My go-to outfit is blue jeans and a simple shirt.

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  10. What a great giveaway! My go-to outfit for work is a black skirt and bright sweater, tights and wedges. My go-to outfit for the weekends is definitely jeans and tee and uggs in the winter, flip-flops in the summer :). Oh and by the way, skinny jeans scare me to death, but I just bought my first pair too. Terrifying.

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  11. My go-to outfit includes a plain fitted tee, relaxed jeans, cardigan and flats. I have so many colors of the same tees and cardigans!

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  12. My go-to out fit is curvy straight jeans from the gap and a blue sweater-shirt.

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  13. I Tweeted-
    https://twitter.com/#!/Heathymom/status/161884965376770048

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  14. I'm a dark blue jean, button down, belt and cardi girl ;)

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  15. I'd love to give my wardrobe a complete makeover! My go-to outfit is a pair of tight jeans, black shirt, open cardigan and black boots.

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  16. this winter i'm in love with my orange cable knit sweater, dark wash boot-cut jeans and snow boots, paired up with simple gold hoops and a gold leaf necklace. i love it and it's perfect for about anywhere.

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  17. My go to outfit is skinny jeans, tall boots, a cute tank and comfy cardigan. Cute and functional, since I am still nursing my 3 month old baby girl!

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  18. my nice green shorts and brown canvas TOMS! :)

    thanks for the giveaway! I love thetinytwig.

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  19. I tweeted!

    https://twitter.com/#!/basicallyjulie/status/161891252521025536

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  20. go to outfit? i go for my skinnies, a tank and cardigan. in fact, in the warmer months? i live in this outfit. currently? i'm rockin' said outfit with a deep vneck tee instead of the tank. i'm in such a fashion rut!

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  21. Love Hayley's blog and advice, would love to win her book!
    My go-to outfit is usually jeans, a colored or patterned tee, a cardigan, and a scarf. Now that I'm pregnant, I'm having to search for other ideas, as I'm starting to outgrow my standards!

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  22. i feel most comfortable in my jeggings!! i can dress them up with a tunic and boots... or dress them down with an oversized sweater.

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  23. tweeted!!

    https://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/161921265479860225

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  24. i seriously live in my cape. it is the most comfortable, best thing ever invented.

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  25. My "go to" outfit is a pair of stretchy jeans that are comfy, but look great with heals and my favorite tank and cardigan with my purple bead necklace from India :)

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  26. I love my skinny jeans. They are definitely my "go to" with a pair of tall boots and a sweater.

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  27. I really think I need to read this...I really enjoyed her series, and I've been feeling so blah about my clothes lately. I have one pair of jeans that I really like at the moment. ;) & if I don't win, I think I'll just have to spend the $8 & get it myself!

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  28. My favorite/most comfortable outfit is a tunic length top over jeans and heals. It elongates me and hides all my trouble spots {i.e. performance thighs, or as I affectionately call them: my tree trunks :D}

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  29. I have a really cute skinny belt that I'm in love with right now! I am trying to wear all the things in my closet--I might have to buy it if I don't win!

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  30. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/seek_first/status/162541549379522561

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  31. Is it wrong to say I feel most comfortable in my pajamas? Because I do. :) But if we're talking about clothes I wear in public, it would be my gray slacks with my rose-colored flyaway cardigan

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  32. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/mrsmount/status/162605361029853185

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  33. I wear my "mommy uniform"

    Tank top, cardigan, jeans or yoga pants. Every. single. day.
    AND almost all of my clothes are maternity. Seriously. The tank tops go to my knees.

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  34. I love this giveaway!!

    My go-to outfit is dark jeans, a sweater, cute flats and lots of bracelets!

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  35. I love to wear comfortable skirts because they distract from my large hips, haha ;)

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  36. My go-to outfit is a pair of dark jeans, brown knee-high boots, and a white fitted tee with a scarf or pop-of-color necklace. I feel most comfortable in solid colors, but the scarf or jewelry jazz it up a bit!

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  37. Sounds like an awesome book!! I have a few go-to outfits but one is a super cute purple shirt with small black stripes and a big fun turquoise belt and big chunky earrings and skinny jeans with cute boots!

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  38. I love skinny jeans and boots!!

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  39. I love anything with stripes + my skinny jeans!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Hi, my favorite go-to outfit my leopard print shirt with crowl neckline, black jersey knit yoga jacket and black pants. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. my most comfortable outfit is when i am wearing jeans and flats and a fancy top!

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