Friday, September 14, 2007

Review & Giveaway: The Little Black Book of Style

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The Little Black Book of Style
written by: Nina Garcia

My very first impression of this book was . . . Wow! If I were browsing the shelves at the bookstore, this one would definitely catch my eye. The colors and lettering just oozes style.

Being a flight attendant, I found this book especially useful because even though we wear a uniform at work, you should see the way my co-workers dress on our layovers. Sometimes I feel like I'm back in high school trying to keep up with the latest fashions.

This book covers various topics such as the basics that every closet should contain, where fashions come from, what to wear in different situations, and tips and tricks from major fashion icons.

What I think they could have done better was maybe use some actual photos to help illustrate their ideas and suggestions better. The drawings that they do have are great but not very practical.

What I really liked about this book is that not only does it give you basic tips on how to put outfits and accessories together, it also stresses that everyone has their own style. Wearing the current trends is not as important as being comfortable with who you are. Confidence is the most important accessory a woman can wear.

However, the coolest thing about this book is all the quotes scattered throughout. My favorite is:
Fashion can be bought. Style one must posses.
- Edna Woolman Chase

If you'd like a copy of your very own, just leave a comment below before September 16th mentioning one thing you wish you never wore. A random winner will be selected on the 17th. Good luck!

Thank you to Parent Bloggers Network for this great opportunity!

38 comments:

Desert Songbird said...

I wish I had never worn Peter Pan collars. Ugh. I was young and stupid, and those things made me look even younger.

Ick.

Mert said...

Bell bottom pants and blue mascara. Yikes! :D

christine (Everyday Disasters) said...

The Marilyn Monroe sundress (the one she's wearing standing over a subway vent) when I put on 10? 20? lbs. At the time I loved the fantasy that I exuded sex apeal like she did but I don't think I have enough money to buy back all the pictures I look terrible in.

Seabird said...

I wish I had never worn... any of the outfits my mom used to dress me in!! Too many frills, too much pink... aghhhh!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

I wish I never wore leg warmers with my school uniform skirts! :)

Laura said...

Platform shoes, ugh!!! It's a miracle that I didn't fall off and break my ankle.

Mama Zen said...

Anything modeled after Madonna in the 80s! Did I just give away my age?

Sheila said...

I wish I had never worn a coral dress to a friend's wedding rehearsal dinner where all the girls had black dresses on.

MamaLee said...

A burgundy cordoroy jumper that my mother made for me in junior high. I got teased SOOOOO badly!

Thank GOD someone burned that sucka.

XOXO

ablondeblogger said...

Parachute pants. Most definitely!

Pickel said...

Anything and everything fushia/neon/glow in the dark.

Alexia said...

Ummm I was a fashion disaster when I was younger (well...sometimes now too LOL)...I guess my worst would be the lime green shorts with lace on the bottom - yuck!

Hopeful Spirit said...

The list of things I wish I'd never worn is quite lengthy . . .

Let's start with bellbottoms and wrap up with giant 80's shoulder pads, ok? (There was a lot between, though, including stirrup pants. Yeesh.)

Homemom3 said...

Oh I would like to read this one. Like you, I think the cover is very attractive. Hey, I'm still wearing clothes I wish I wouldn't.

Jenmomof4 said...

Gosh, How can I pick just one thing...

* Blue eyeshadow with blue eyeliner

* Jelly shoes

* White shirts with the ribbon tied around the neck in a bow...that along with the plaid pleated skirt. (5th grade)

ZAM said...

I wish I hadn't put fresh flowers around my head on my wedding. They were not positioned well and they looked funny when the pictures came out, like horns. Ugh!

Bebemiqui said...

Definately wish I'd never worn lime green bicycle shorts.

Jnett said...

I wish I hadn't worn bellbottoms when pegged jeans were in. I also wish I hadn't tried to dress like my mom when I was 18 - no wonder I couldn't get a date!

Wendy said...

I wish I hadn't worn my Bongo platform tennis shoes. Wow! What was I thinking?

ikkinlala said...

I wish I hadn't worn pink sweatpants with huge holes in the knees for so long. It looks okay (if somewhat ragged) in pictures of a five year old, but by the time I was ten? Not such a great idea.

Aimee said...

I've seen that book and been curious about it!

The thing I wish I never had worn, those ugly Gunnysack dresses. Of course, I was young and not buying my own clothing yet, but I didn't like them at all!

Jo said...

Jelly shoes and NEON!! I still shiver when I think back on those days.

Rachelle said...

I wish I never wore school socks with my high-heel sandals...even if they killed me, I should have resisted! waaaah! I looked really stupid. And to think I was 18. I wonder what the others thought of me.. scary!

Timeless Treasures Photography said...

I wish I never wore the overalls on Fridays to school when I was younger. Why my mom would make me wear overalls to school every Friday I will never know!!!

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

I wish I never wore thost "preppy" sweaters in the 80's with whales and ducks around the collar.

Lulu said...

I would have to say anything Dayglo---very popular when I was a teen in the 80s. Not a good color on anyone...

Julie said...

I'd have to say that one thing that I really regret are the REALLY big shoulder pads!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

julieahudson[at]hotmail[dot]com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Bell bottom pants.... need I say more.



I blogged this contest too. Thursday Edition of Contests Galore

Meredith said...

Went to a wedding back in 1991. I wore the most hideous black dress that did not flatter my body whatsoever. It had big gold buttons and I know that I wore it with ugly brown pany hose as well. To top it off, I wore bright pink shimmery lipstick and some real BIG hair.

sognatrice said...

Shoulder pads and jelly shoes are good ones, but I'm going to go with the *really* baggy sweaters and sweatshirts (often paired with leggings, of course).

Lizardbreath said...

I wish I'd never worn stirrup pants. Ugh. And those hideous body suits.

Shama-Lama Mama said...

Blue eyeshadow and stirrup pants. sigh...

Ginny said...

Um it is a toss up between stirrup pants & bike shorts, LOL Love the quote your shared, so true!

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I wish I hadn't worn the big flowered dress to my brother's wedding...

Anicz said...

I wish I never went to my sister's ballet class, her classmates would have not played a prank on me and made me wear those pink "tights". I cringe whenever I remember that fateful day... *sob*

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