Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ENDED-Win an Autographed Copy Of "Frumpy to Fabulous:Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style"- Holiday Giveaway









Before I get into the review, I want to say that I HIGHLY recommend "Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style" to women of all ages! It would make an especially great gift for girls in high school and college. I wish that I'd had this advice 15 years ago when I was in high school and college! If you've ever gone shopping and left empty handed either because you were frustrated with the lack of options for your size or you were overwhelmed by all of the clothes, this book is for you. If you have a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear or if you feel like you are stuck in a rut when it comes to your look - this book is definitely for you! You'll find tips on everything from ways to look thinner and taller in 10 minutes to how to shop for the best fitting undergarments within the pages of Frumpy to Fabulous. More importantly, you'll learn how to develop a signature style that enhances your appearance while improving the way others see you and the way you see yourself. In short, this book is an invitation and guide to becoming the highest vision of yourself! With essential information like how to your body type and the designs that are most flattering to you, "Frumpy to Fabulous" is packed with need to know advice. Natalie's writing style is matter of fact and fun at times - it's like getting advice from a best friend - if your best friend was one of the most knowledgeable and experienced image consultants around! 


Natalie Jobity, Author and President of Elan Image Management





About the Author: Natalie Jobity, President of Elan Image Management, and founder of "Mission 1 Million Makeovers" is a sought after image consultant who works with women to help them define and project their unique style and an image that positions them for success in all areas of their life. She has been featured in a variety of publications and on TV as an image expert and speaks on image related topics to groups nationwide. Natalie was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago and resides in the DC metro area.
How This Book Made an Impact on My Life: This book helped me immensely. I have always loved keeping up with the latest in fashion. For years I worked in the retail industry and had access to the best clothing and at a huge discount but even then, I had a difficult time putting together a stylish outfit that looked polished and put together. I would spend hours each morning changing clothes over and over because nothing ever felt of looked right. I had a closet full of expensive, great clothes but I always wound up late for work, looking and feeling unpolished and frumpy. Since becoming a mom, my style situation has worsened - immensely. I am now a single parent and caregiver for my disabled father so I don't have to go to work each day. When I do leave the house, I usually wear something that I wouldn't have worn to take out the garbage six years ago! 
I learned from this book that I am missing many key pieces that are essential for a Wardrobe "Backbone". These 13 pieces allow you to mix and match and add in your own signature, unique style with jewelry and other accessories. After evaluating my closet, I realized that I don't even have a black skirt or a pair of black slacks! I do, however, have way too many pairs of jeans that do not fit. Using the criteria in the book, I was also able purge so many unflattering items from my closet that I'd held onto for years. After making the decision to craft a stylish wardrobe, I realized that I would never need those clothes and I was finally able to let go of a lot of clutter. 
The most important part of "Frumpy to Fabulous", for me, was the section on Image Saboteurs. I had a HUGE revelation. Like many women, for years I've neglected my image and my wardrobe. I said "I'll get new clothes after I lose weight". By doing this, I was really saying that I didn't deserve to look or feel fabulous - or even good - until I was thin. After I read about the image 'saboteurs', I realized that I was not only doing a disservice to myself, I was being a poor role model for my daughter as well. This discovery helped me, finally,  to say "I deserve to look my best now and at all times!" It was also a huge eye opener to pull all the cheap, unflattering items out of my closet and realize that instead of wasting money on those frumpy pieces, I could have put the money towards a few quality items of fantastic clothes! So I made a decision to quit buying clothes that do NOT make me look fabulous. Which reminds me of another priceless bit of advice from this book: Natalie gives us a surefire way to avoid impulse buys. She lists a few questions to ask yourself when making a purchase and using this method is the best way to make sure that you are only purchasing items that will enhance your image and wardrobe. 
I can't stress enough just how much I loved this book. I can't wait to keep practicing the FANTASTIC advice and to watch myself make the gradual transition from Frumpy to Fabulous!

Buy It: Buy your copy of Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It! Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style on Amazon for $18.95 and Kindle for $9.99
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Giveaway Open to U.S. Only, age 18 and up. Giveaway Ends 12/13 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be chosen via random.org Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be chosen.


Winner is MelodieMae - Congratulations!!

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