My Wardrobe, Myself

The intersection of clothing, emotions, and life

About the Author

Debbie Roes photo July 2021Hi, I’m Debbie Roes, the author of this blog. I’ve been a personal development writer and blogger since 2010, and I’ve published two books and authored six blogs over the past eleven years. I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology and am a certified life coach. I’ve been fascinated by human nature and behavior since my teens, and I enjoy exploring and writing about these topics.

I feel tremendously blessed to have been able to share my thoughts with readers for the past decade-plus. I’m probably best known for my fourth blog, Recovering Shopaholic, which had the tagline, “Trade your full closet for a full life.” I wrote that blog from 2013 to 2017 to chronicle my journey to shop more responsibly, downsize my wardrobe, and inspire and encourage others to do the same. My two books, UnShopping: Recovery Solutions from an Ex-Shopaholic and End Closet Chaos: Wardrobe Solutions from an Ex-Shopaholic, summarize key strategies I learned over the years for smart shopping and sound wardrobe management.

My follow-on blog, Full Life Reflections, basically picked up where Recovering Shopaholic left off, on navigating life after compulsive shopping. Full Life Reflections, which was active from 2018 through mid-2021, focused on creating a fuller and more fulfilled life, and examined how to overcome the internal and external factors that often prevent us from experiencing serenity and contentment.

This current blog, My Wardrobe, Myself, is the perfect evolution from my previous two blogs and has the tagline, “The intersection of clothing, emotions, and life.” It’s a wardrobe-focused blog that also examines other areas of life from time to time. To learn more about the topics that I explore on My Wardrobe, Myself, please check out the About page.

I live with my wonderful husband of twenty years and our two adorable cats in San Diego, California. Besides my passion for writing, my hobbies and interests include movies, reading, walking by the water, photography, baking, dining out, learning new things, and exploring new areas. I also still enjoy shopping, but it’s no longer my primary interest. I’m gradually learning to put it in its proper place in my life while cultivating my many other interests and passions.