- Paperback: 156 pages
- Publisher: Confident Leadership Image (November 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615901565
- ISBN-13: 978-0615901565
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Look Good Now and Always: A Do-It-Yourself Style Makeover for Busy Women Paperback – November 12, 2013
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The most valuable chapter to me was Ch 3 which lists your body type and exactly what styles flatter your figure and more importantly which do not. I never realized that being petite I should avoid cropped pants and short jackets! There are so many quick and easy tips that I have applied to my wardrobe. I feel much more confident that I am shopping for flattering pieces and spending my money wisely. After all, I'm on a budget like most of us and I want to make the most of my purchases. I made a copy of the section in Ch 3 that is pertinent to my body type and keep it in my purse when shopping to keep me on track.
Marian's book is lighthearted, fun and easy to read. I read it in 2 days. It's jam packed with valuable information and things that we really need to hear, like the truth about shopping in the junior department and the clearance racks! There are some thought provoking things in her book and a few easy exercises to do.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to stop wasting $ on clothes that are not flattering to you and to learn a few secrets on how to accent your beautiful features.
Problems I have with this book include first, there are absolutely no color photos at all! A serious omission in a style book which talks about color! There are a few rather unclear black and white snapshots inserted next to the text, and that's all. A real problem when you are trying to visualize what a color is like, or what a style would look like on a real person as opposed to a small black and white photo.
Second, the text is really basic and didn't tell me anything I didn't know. I hoped I would learn more about expressing my own style in the clothes I wear. I have worked through the Style Statement book, which is excellent, and have come up with my statement key words, but I wanted concrete help in choosing clothes that would express this look in everyday life. Well, guess what - zilch here! Just a short questionnaire, which again is very basic, and doesn't give any advice or hints at all in how to select clothing that will embody your chosen image words. What good is that?
And as far as Ms Rothschild's color theory goes, she's seriously off base here. She says it's only the color of your hair that counts! And this is nonsense. All your coloring counts - your eyes, your skin and your hair all seen together. You need to find your color type based on all these factors. The Sci-Art system admittedly uses only the skintone as a guide, but this is much more useful than using the hair color, as this book does. You can always change your hair color, and if you have, it isn't a guide at all as to your own basic coloring.Read more ›
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I was much dissappointed because expected that she would write, by recommending many dresses, there will be no difference whether or not they are bought or rented. Read more
Receiving this book as a gift, I was reluctant to read it, thinking that I would know most of the information. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pam Grace
"Look Good Now and Always" is a solid, comprehensive guide for women of all ages, styles, and sizes. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Rebecca Dashevsky
Marian has created an easy to follow, no-fail guide to creating your own style. It's the perfect place to start for anyone who feels stuck in a rut and wants a fresh start. Read morePublished on June 30, 2014 by Mandy Walker
This book appealed to me, my peers, my mother, and even my daughters-in-law. One of them still has it! Read morePublished on April 17, 2014 by roxanne perkins
I am a 27 year old living in Chicago who happened to just stumble upon this book and I am sure glad I did. Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Carly Stenseth
Loved the way this book was set up to help you think about the colors lines and proportions that are inherent to you and how to minimize your less desirable features while... Read morePublished on March 8, 2014 by Marylee
I've known Marion for years. When Marion told me she was getting into this business, I knew she would be fantastic at it. Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by phyllis casey
Practice, actionable advise that helps you get what the title promises. No frou-frou stuff. I especially liked the section on do's and don'ts for your body type. Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by Kim