The Shopping Diet

The Shopping Diet

Spend Less and Get More

"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.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439110263 | 
  • August 2010
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Admit You’re an Overshopper


It’s hard to resist buying compulsively when the world is one big Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of clothes, shoes, and sparkling accessories. Now more than ever, it’s not okay to carelessly throw a random pair of sunglasses or another bottle of perfume into your cart just because they’re there and they sparkle and you love them . . . or you at least love the packaging.

We all have access to shopping twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For anyone with a penchant for overshopping, temptation is constantly calling in the form of shiny window displays, the... see more

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Posted by Gail Gonzales

In June of 2013, I relocated from Southern California to Manhattan and promptly had to get serious about my fall and winter wardrobe. For the past twelve years I’ve been living the SoCal life. Translation: I didn’t have any cold weather clothing....

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Phillip Bloch
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Phillip Bloch

The premier fashion stylist to the stars, Phillip Bloch works with Hollywood’s A-list, including such celebrity clients as John Travolta, Sandra Bullock, Faye Dunaway, Selma Hayek, and Jada Pinkett Smith. A regular commentator on TV and contributor to publications like Vanity Fair, Vogue, InStyle, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Detour, and ABC.com (as a pop culture guru), Phillip’s unique combination of expertise and humor has made him one of the most sought-after and outspoken stylists in Hollywood. And his momentum just keeps getting stronger! He’s co-hosted VH1's Glam God, partnered with Hush Puppies on their new “Guest Designer Series” collection of shoes, and has an upcoming licensing deal with DSW and Tanger Outlet.

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