Avoid Impulse Shopping With This One Tip

So, how’s Dry January going? Got that familiar feeling again? Yes, we’ve all been there. You could have sworn there was steam coming from the ATM machine last you used it and your heavily-pregnant credit card is fit to buckle under the weight of a 9.5% APR; yet you still ran around Topshop like a […]

It’s Not Too Late for Dry January

Last weekend I was speaking in Galway at BEO – Ireland’s newest and most dynamic self-care event – about wardrobe wellness. During the Q&A segment, a girl asked me “How do I stop going into Penneys all of the time?” The audience offered a knowing chuckle because the struggle, my friends, is most certainly real. […]

HOW TO MINDFULLY MASTER ONLINE SHOPPING

It’s back to work for most of us tomorrow. That means surfacing from a collective Netflix coma and attempting to look human before 9 am and a feed of mince pies. It’s a scary thought but so is darkening the doors of any retail establishment apart from those that sell milk, paracetamol or something that […]

SWEATER WEATHER

I love cashmere but I loathe its sense of entitlement. Those soft downy hairs that keep us warm in winter and cool in summer demand an expert touch. A bit delicate is our cashmere – which can be a total drag when it comes to wash day. Sure, there’s always a trade-off but does it need to involve a special brush, shampoo, conditioner and moth repellent?

Why Too Much Choice Is Too Much & What to Do About It

When it comes to shopping, choice is a bit like salt. Small doses add flavour; anything more and you’re looking at high blood pressure. Too many options create anxiety and, in turn, weaken our decision muscle. The result? We either snuggle up to the security blanket of stuff or suffer option paralysis –fearful, in both cases, of choosing poorly.

TRUTH BOMBS

I’m a sucker for comfort. I love snuggly things and would quite happily drape myself in a duvet were it socially acceptable to do so. Perhaps this is why I prefer working from home.

Make Holiday Shopping Easier With This One Tip

It’s the season of giving. Wonderful. No, really, it is. There’s just one thing that doesn’t quite live up to the hype – shopping. If you’re anything like me, malls at this time of year are tantamount to the 7 th circle of hell.

EVERYDAY EFFORTLESS

It is my pleasure to announce a special partnership between The Happy Closet and Irish brand Theo + George. Anchored in the premise of effortless living; the brand espouses, and lives up to, its values around minimalism, premium quality, sustainability and durability. Reliable wardrobe staples that wearers can get mileage out of combined with stylish, thoughtful yet functional touches.

Retail Therapy

Shopping. It’s fun, isn’t it? Or is it? Be honest