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Style on a Shoestring: Develop Your Cents of Style and Look Like a Million Without Spending a Fortune: Develop Your Cents of Style and Look Like a Million Without Spending a Fortune

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  94 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Bag the bargains and glam it up--go from frumpy to fabulous style without wounding your wallet!

Everyone knows a woman who turns heads with her captivating style. Her clothes fit her body perfectly, her use of color is compelling, her shoes are to die for, and her accessories make her whole outfit pop with panache. Is she a fashion-industry insider? A millionaire? If she's
ebook, 240 pages
Published March 15th 2009 by McGraw-Hill (first published 2009)
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My wardrobe is slim pickin's on the best of days. The horrible part about being 5'9" and recently losing over 40lbs is that I officially have nothing to wear and I hate shopping for new stuff because it is so hard to get a good fit on my frame. Since I've been on leave, I've kept to casual basics and I have lots of jeans and hoodies to get me by. Unfortunately, my impending return to work in May has me shaking in my boots (well, not really - my boots ARE actually work appropriate). As I am plott ...more
This book is a straight forward look at fashion and how to shop.
She covers some of the basics of timeless fashion. She explains how to make sure garments fit well. She explains the difference between designer and budget clothing. She gives a calendar of when to buy what sort of item and where to find good bargains. She even goes over cleaning out your closet. Overall it was a good book.
I enjoyed this little gem. While I am not planning to overthrow my wardrobe for the sophisticated wardrobe she writes about, I will take some ideas. Here's one: richer looking colors (darker colors, but not black) look better and well, richer, on us. I looked into my closet and all I see is pastels (pinks and blues) and lots of black. She recommends not wearing black (at least not as a top) and not buying pale, paste colors. I am always drawn to them. And then I think of people I know with great ...more
Fashion books without pictures to help illustrate concepts are normal something that I avoid. However, I was in a hurry and picked this book up as part of a large stack from the library. I am so glad that I did. There are some great tips, many of which I hadn't heard before. The duct tape bra tip alone is worth reading this book. The only thing that I really had a hard time with was the way in which the author kept referring to breast as "boobies." It was ridiculous. As a grown woman trying to g ...more
Lisa White
Although there are some very useful pointers in this book, I found that the author was very rigid in her view of what constituted a stylish outfit. Rather than directing a woman to develop her own unique style, I felt there was a "my way or the highway" feel to achieving a style. It was too cookie cutter for me. With that said, there was good information to be gleaned between the rants: the importance of support wear and the timing of sales. That was worth the Kindle price!
My sister gave this to me, I think to drop subtle hints. That being said, I read it and enjoyed it. First off, it was nice to learn that I follow about 75% of her suggestions; my main problems being accessories (shoes, jewelry, bags, etc). Second, just the general tips on how to get the best jeans and making sure a button shirt fit are great. You know a shirt doesn't fit you well, but now you can understand why! Anyhow, I enjoyed it. If anything it motivated me enhance my wardrobe.
Andy Paige is clearly an expert on clothing, therefore she has written this wonderful book. The most appealing point of reading this book is the mark-down-calendar dates! Some examples would be buying boots in January, Winter white in february, luggage in april, and oh so much more. I agree that there was a lack in editing, although that made the book seem oh so much more interesting to read. She gives the basics for what every woman should know. Really :D
I've read a million of these, but I found this one quite accessible and illustrative of the kind of 'style' I like best. It probably won't suit everyone, but I loved it.
I don't know why I'm persisting with these style books...possibly been watching too much of TLc's What not to wear. I think I got tricked into buying this, didn't read too much in detail- I just did a search for Clinton Kelly and this was the first pop-up but it's by another author. Totally my fault. Anyway there are some useful tidbits on color coordination, accessorizing etc. but still not worth it. Note to self: no more style guides!
3.75 stars. There is a lot of useful information on how clothes should fit from the point of view from someone who actually sews. I like how she makes the reader feel good about what they have, no matter what age they are or size they are. I found some good tips on when to buy what and when.

In a nutshell: This is how to look great with what your mamma gave ya without having to go into debt or sell crack.
Did this have an editor? The writing was distractingly bad at times. Lists of rules are not that fun or appealing (e.g., "you have to wear lipstick"), but there were some interesting/useful parts, like what times of year certain things tend to go on sale. A decent "take it with a grain of salt" book for ideas and useful bits of information.
I've been dipping my toe into the fashion blog world and decided to read a book on the subject of style. Easy read that I almost finished while waiting at the Dr's office.
Plenty of useful advice for the fashion clueless, though as with any advice you need to sift through the obvious and the comments that doe not apply to you.
This book was pretty funny and informative. I busted out laughing several times while reading it.
May 23, 2012 Linda rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who wants to look fabulous for less
How to look great. Tips on what colors to wear.
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