Fashion & Style

Chic Lit: The Truth About Style, Stacy London

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Last year, I applied for the Style for Hire National Stylist Workshop. In case you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a little info about them:

Style for Hire is a national organization of the best personal stylists, handpicked by Style for Hire, certified by Co-founder Stacy London, from TLC’s, “What Not to Wear”

So, of course, I was thinking “where do I sign up?” Anywho, I was crazy nervous about applying but I did it anyway and got accepted! Woot! I was so excited y’all, I was all:

The workshop hasn’t been held yet, but in the meantime, the folks over at Style for Hire sent me a copy of Stacy’s newest book The Truth About Style to satiate my desire to learn from the pros. #Score

So I read the book, loved the book and decided to write about the book. Because I want you to read it and love it too.

Check out the promo:

From the beginning, Stacy makes it clear what this book will not be about. It’s not a how to wear, or what not to wear, or top ten trends you absolutely must wear. It’s a book about style, not fashion and Stacy quickly makes the distinction between the two. The thing I enjoyed most about this book was that Stacy talks about the connection between your attitude about yourself and your style. This is something that I firmly believe and I work with clients to understand that connection. The way you look affects the way you feel and vice versa.

Stacy tells the style stories of 10 women (including herself) and their struggles with issues like skin issues, weight, getting lost in parenthood and aging; all things that the average woman can relate to. Stacy encourages women to completely accept themselves, whether it be making peace with your body, your lifestyle or your budget. Accept what you have (and don’t have) and create a killer wardrobe around it.

Of course, she wouldn’t be the Stacy London we’ve grown to love without some practical style tips, a little humor and a little bit of sass. I found myself nodding in agreement with so many of the sentiments in this book. If you’ve never purchased a fashion or style book before, start with this one, it’ll be a great addition to your style arsenal.

 

What say you? Have you read The Truth About Style? What did you think? If you haven’t read it, check it out and let me know your thoughts!

*I received this book courtesy of Style for Hire with no expectation of a review or endorsement. I enjoyed the book so much, I wanted to share. This post also contains affiliate links.  All opinions are my own*

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T. Espinoza is CEO at The Style Medic. She's the Diva next door, the girlfriend who always looks Fab but doesn’t spend a bundle. She works with the active, focused Diva who wants to look fly, save time and most of all, save money. T. can help you streamline your wardrobe, maximize your budget and take your style from flat-lined to FABULOUS!

5 Comments

  1. Christine @MomsNCharge

    January 14, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I've never had any interest in purchasing a style book. However, I do like Stacey London and after reading this and watching the video, I'm definitely going to have to check it out! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Christine @MomsNCharge

      January 14, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Aannnnnnnnd…I have to say that I about dropped my laptop after watching that Carlton dance LOL

  2. Drea Renée

    January 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    I love love LOVE Stacey London! I will have to grab a copy of the book. Thanks for sharing and congrats on getting accepted!

  3. Allison

    January 18, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Good for you for picking back up on your reading! And I love the creative way you have incorporated your accountability! #bonus! I would now actually like to read this book, and I have never before even considered any type of style (or fashion) book to add to my library. Since I too have almost a whole shelf of books I too must first get through, I shall add this to my Amazon wish list, lol!

    And maybe let us know what other books you have in que and we might be able to start an online book club of sorts!

  4. Joyce

    January 19, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    I have an aversion to "self help, better yourself" types of books.  But, the information in this book does seem as though it may help me move out of the phase I've experienced lately.  Hopefully, I can gain insight translating my "style" within the reality of body and lifestyle changes.  Going to Amazon right now.  Thank you for the information.

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