Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year, New You - Your Turn

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Are you fashionable challenged?  Has fashion become an idol to you?  Where are you on the style spectrum?

I hope that this week's series of looking at Shari Braendal's book Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad: A Style Guide for Every Woman has been encouraging and insightful.  I sure have learned a lot. 

For the past four days you have read questions that I asked Shari during our conversation.  You have held front row seats as I figured out how fashion fits into my life as a stay-at-home mom and as a Christian.

Now it is your turn.  What does "style" look like in your life?

Fashion expert, Shari Braendal is going to answer your personal fashion questions

Want to know what not to wear?  Want to know what face wash is best for your skin type?  Want to know how to minimize your baby belly? 

All you have to do to find answers to these questions and more is to ask!  Simple leave a comment below and Shari will give you personalized fashion advice. 

But there is more!  For every question that you ask, your name will be put into the drawing for Shari's fabric swatches to let you know exactly what to wear with the coloring of your skin. 

Share this giveaway and increase your chances of winning.
Oh ladies, I have been looking forward to this day since Shari let me know about this opportunity.  I am so excited for You!  An occassion like this doesn't happen everyday so ladies don't wait.  Ask away! 

To recap the details:

How to win Shari's fabric swatches:   Leave a comment containing a fashion question for Shari.
Increase your chances of winning by sharing about this giveaway on your blog, Facebook or Twitter accounts, and/or a forum that you belong to.  Leave a separate comment per entry. This giveaway will end Wednesday, January 18th at 11:59 p.m. Be sure to check back on Thursday, January 19th as a post will be made on this blog announcing the randomly chosen winner!

To leave a comment, scroll down and click on the words "___ Comments".  The blank will contain a number.  This is directly below the sharing boxes for Blogger, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  It is directly above the word "Categories". If you leave an anonymous question, please be sure that I can contact you in case you win!

Can't wait to learn with you. 

Thank you to Shari for the opportunity for questions and the swatches for this giveaway.


  1. Shari My question is about shoes. For one I have a heck of a time finding shoes that don't hurt my feet and I don't have a ton of money to buy shoes...well shoes are pretty much not a part of the budget at all for now. So I end up buying one pair of shoes and were them everyday with every outfit. My current pair of shoes are on their second year and look beyond hideous. I just hate to spend the time and money when I feel so clueless as to what to get that will look good with my clothes. Any tips? I know I'm going to have to replace my current pair within this month because they are literally falling apart, ha ha.

  2. okay so another shoe question: can you tell I'm serioulsy shoeclueless. So I have large calfs, calves ?? Anyway I love love love the boot fashions that are coming out and always want a pair of cute boots, however regular boots don't fit me. So that would mean I have to buy boot for wider legs which means more money, not to mention they are so hard to find. So my question is is it even worth it? I'd hate to spend the money on boots that fit me only to have them look awful on my sausage legs. I will look in the mirror and think Hey I look pretty good only to see a photograph that was taken of me and realize Oh My what was I thinking?

  3. How do you dress modestly, fashionable and cute for your husband while still being a mom and needing to not worry about whether clothes get dirty or "messed up"?

  4. Eye Liner - How far across your eye should eye liner go on your bottom lid? How do you apply liner on the top lid? What color do you use on top?

  5. Boots are all the rage. Can anyone wear boots? How do you wear them with jeans?

  6. I attended one of your programs and you told me that I was considered clear. If that is true what color of lipstick and eye liner should I use??????

  7. How do you know how long to have your dress or skirt????

  8. What advise do you have for accessories? I recently got a new job where I am having to dress a lot more professionally and was curious what type of necklaces should be worn with what type of shirts or body shapes. What about bracelets, rings, earrings, etc?

  9. One more question..
    It seems that shrug type shirts are very popular right now. There are many types, lengths and fabrics. Is there anything we should consider based on our body type when looking at these?

  10. My question: I do not enjoy wearing high heel shoes - or even something slightly less than flat! I know it's supposed to make me look thinner or better, but I FEEL like it just makes me taller and "bigger" overall - and they're not even comfortable! How much of a difference does it REALLY make to my wardrobe, and is there a happy medium or do I just need to learn to wear taller shoes?

    Same kind of thing with lipstick... Lipstick makes me feel outdated (who wears lipstick?! lol). I am a redhead with paler skin and freckles.. I do like to do my eyes - eyeliner, shadow, mascara. Do I really need lipstick?

    For the time being, I am a stay at home Mom (I teach part time at a college, but I declined to teach this semester to stay home with my kids!) so I'm just getting used to the idea of dressing up even though I'm at home... I want to do it and do it well and not just feel like it's "one more thing" to do with my 3 and 1 year old running around!

  11. My question is about coats...I feel that coats tend to be big and bulky and I don't like to wear them, however, here in the midwest coats are a must especially in the winter. What do I need to look for when looking at a coat? I am looking for something professional, warm and slimming. I have broad shoulders and am relatively tall. Any suggestions...

  12. How do you know when to tuck a shirt in or leave it out?????

    Mommy of 3

  13. I see that bangs are coming back in. Are we working our way to the "big bangs" look?

  14. Shoes: How do you know whether the outfit you're wearing looks best with heals or flats? I'm 5'8" and feel like I'm towering over everyone when I wear heals, however, with some outfits I think they look best.


  15. What makeup do you suggest for people with super-sensitive skin?

  16. When should your daughter start wearing makeup?????

  17. Scarves are all the thing but I think they make people's necks look short and fat. How do you get away from this?
    Also, how do you choose a scarf? What material?
    Basically, I need Scarf 101!

  18. How do people wear boots with jeans? Seriously how are you to tuck all of that in????
    Also what color of boots are best with jeans?

  19. I love the multi-colored eyeshadow look. Where it is dark and light on the eyelid. How do you apply this?


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