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Thursday Thrifty Throwdown: Indulge Yourself Challenge #3

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Ah, it is Thursday again...how I love Thursdays! Time for Indulge Yourself Challenge #3. Can you guess what it is? We've been talking about clothes all week. Sadly, I can't tell you all to go and buy that $150 cashmere sweater, but what I can do is suggest something that will help you decide what to splurge on: advice from the professionals, the people who, as part of their daily work, tell people what to wear and what not to wear.

A few years ago, I wrote an article on getting my closet made over by some professional restylists (I adore my FairyGodModels Beckie and Martina!) and I have to tell you, their professional, trained eyes saw my clothes and me in a specific way, a way I never would have been able to do on my own. It was invaluable...and we can all treat ourselves to that via some great books on building that wardrobe and finding your style.

So for this Indulge Yourself Challenge #3, I have some awesome reads that you should go get and treat yourself to a makeover!

Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style) by Tim Gunn. I've mentioned many times my love for Tim Gunn. Mentor from Project Runway and all around fashion genius. Not only does he give hints on how to "make it work" with clothes you have, he offers amazing insight into how to examine your life and your body to achieve your ideal look.

Dress Your Best: The Complete Guide to Finding the Style That's Right for Your Body by Clinton Kelly and Stacy London. Yes, the guy-gal duo from TLC's What Not To Wear give their advice on everything fashion-y. Practical know-how you can apply to your body, how to embrace your flaws (we all have them!), and what to remember when you are shopping are in this fabulous book.   

The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by Piece by Andrea Linett and Kim France. From the gurus that give us all ideas every month in Lucky Magazine, this guide breaks down specifics of the classic must-haves for your wardrobe (for every budget) and how to get double-duty use of items you already may own. 

Do you read fashion books? How about fashion magazines? Tell us your favorite makeover shows!

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by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Madelaine
by Bronze Member on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I love In Style magazine

TheBabyFactory4
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 1:52 PM
Not really into any of that stuff. I wear what I like
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MamaMandee
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I dont but maybe I should, thanks for the suggestions! 

Kmakksmom
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I read all sorts of books and magazines.  There have been a few fashion related books and magazines grouped in with everything I've read.

momkaribg
by on Apr. 19, 2012 at 8:31 PM
I don't really read fashion books just magazines.
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yvonne37
by Yvonne on Apr. 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM

 I will be looking for these :)  I love reading.

I love project runway and say yes to the dress.  I like looking at magazines about fashion too :)

PrissyT
by Tracy on Apr. 20, 2012 at 7:57 AM
I buy home fashion mags sometimes not so much anything else
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mommyprice09
by Ashley on Apr. 20, 2012 at 8:27 AM

ill have to check these out thanks

suziejax
by Suzie on Apr. 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM

not really but I love the fashion section of Womens world mag

momto3isme
by Dawn on Apr. 26, 2012 at 8:31 AM
I used to watch what not to wear. I like looking at magazines but don't dress to trendy.
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