As I mentioned earlier this week in this gem of a post, I get pitched some pretty ridiculous products to review on this here blog of mine. Well, we're all in luck because for once, this wasn't one of them. Y'all know I "keep it real" and I certainly would not be talking about this if I did not think this was perfect for you bargainistas.
The "No Brainer Wardrobe" is an 80 page ebook writted by Hayley at the blog Tiny Twig and she had me at, "I noticed that my friends were spending a lot of money on clothes and never had anything to wear."
.... uh, me.
In Hayley's words, "The book was designed to to help women learn to love the clothes they have, lose the clothes they hate, and shop for items to fill the gaps."
If 80 pages sounds daunting, don't worry your pretty little faces. It was such an easy read and I'm not exactly what you'd call a book worm. Reality TV addiction anyone? You honestly don't feel like you're reading a book, but instead an article in Cosmo or on one of your favorite blogs (ahem ... mine?).
The first thing The No Brainer Wardrobe tells you to do is discern your style suggesting the use of Pinterest as a tool. Duh, why didn't I think of that? Who isn't addicted to Pinterest these days?
Look at all of your fashion pins and look for patterns. What do you consistently pin over and over again? Below are 10 of my fashion pins and I've already noticed some patterns: cardigans, pink, layers, and ruffles.
The "tough" part comes after you figure out your style preference: purging your closet. EEEP! If you are like me, you hate to get rid of a single thing because you tell yourself, "what if I want to wear that one day?"
Listen up ladies. At this same exact time last year I purged my closet and I can tell you that without a doubt that there is not ONE SINGLE THING that I gave to Goodwill that I have ever given a second thought to. If you don't wear it, get rid of it. It's just taking up space in your closet and cluttering your head when you try to get dressed. The book gives you step-by-step instructions for "deleting" things you feel fat in, that don't fit, make you feel uncomfortable, etc.
After you purge, you get to the fun stuff. Now you build your wardrobe with clothes you feel great in, look great in, will last you and are a great value. She honestly covers it all by teaching you how-to:
- Group your wardrobe into 3 apparel sections. First is the "Essentials", then the "Additions" and finally the "Finishers",
- Shop at a value store (my specialty),
- Figure out your body type and dress for it,
- Dress professionally,
- Make jeans and a t-shirt an outfit,
- Dress your age,
- Shop when you're preggers (she's a mom), etc.
The book is regularly $7.99, but Hayley is offering all of of you bargainistas 50 percent off a copy of The No Brainer Wardrobe. Just enter the code "blonde" at check-out and you, my friends, only pay $4. Cheaper than a cup of Starbucks. You can't beat that. If you order it, I want to know what you think.
That's all folks. Have a fabulous weekend!
Disclaimer: My copy of this ebook was provided to me free of cost, but I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own. As most of you know, the only other product I've ever promoted on my blog was e.l.f. because it is a product I believe very strongly in. I have been contacted by countless companies to review products that I have turned down because I feel very strongly in only reviewing products I feel pertain to my readers and are in line with my bargain philosophy. That will never, ever change!