Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Winning Style: Fashion for Dummies by Jill Martin Giveaway!

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You may recognize Jill Martin from her fashion segments on The Today Show.   She’s one of my favorite contributors there, and now I’m happy to own her complete style guide in Fashion For Dummies.  This paperback is a must-have for every woman.  It’s just over 300 pages and about a solid inch thick – packed with tips, tricks and advice for finding your own personal style.

In this book, you’ll discover what looks good on you – from color to style and fit – and so much more.  If you’re into detail, you can learn about how fabrics are made and the different types of fibers that may be used in a particular material.  But if you just want to get down to the nitty gritty, you can skip over to the section all about what to wear to a black tie event.  It just shows the broad spectrum of information provided in this book. 

I love this brief video which demonstrates several ways to transform a scarf.  Like Jill says, it’s more than an accessory for your neck.

 
If you enjoyed this video, you will love Fashion For Dummies.  Throughout the book, Jill shares favorite resources and products to make fashion work.  There are several full color illustrations that will give even the fashion novice some solid schooling.  I love the fact that there is a detailed index in the back so that I can quickly and easily find the advice specific to my question.001
 
As I said before, this guide is packed with information, so it’s impossible to tell you everything that’s inside.  One of my favorite tips has to do with over-accessorizing.  It’s not easy to tell if you’ve gone overboard.  I really like Jill’s tip on page 270, which instructs you to put on all of your baubles with your back turned to the mirror.  Turn around to see yourself.  Whatever you notice first is the piece that you should remove.  Isn’t that genious?!
 
There are so many pointers, but I don’t want to spill all of her secrets!  The books sells for only $24.99.  That’s a bargain price considering the hundreds of dollars I invested in bad fashion choices!

Fashion For Dummies

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One of my readers will receive a copy of Fashion for Dummies!
(US Only - Ends 10/21)

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No compensation was received for this post.  The sponsor provided a product sample for the review, and is offering one gift card to a lucky reader. Contest is open to anyone age 18 and older who lives in the US or Canada and closes at Midnight EST on October 21st.  One main entry per person. 
The winner will be selected using Random.org. See giveaway rules before entering. GOOD LUCK!

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