Book Review | Frumpy to Fabulous

Title: Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It: Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style. Revised Edition 2011

Author: Natalie Jobity

My Review:

Natalie Jobity is a professional Image Consultant and president and founder of Élan Image Management. Why do I feel that it’s important to state this in the first line of this review? Because, I want you to know that this woman obviously knows what she’s talking about! I don’t normally gravitate towards self-help books as a general rule of thumb but when the synopsis for this book passed through my e-mail it struck a chord with me. “Stuck in a style rut? Dread shopping? Closet full but still nothing to wear?” I bet that line hits some notes for just about every woman out there. But most of us are trudging through life, wearing whatever we can that fits, ignoring the fact that this color doesn’t look good on you or that style doesn’t flatter your body type. Interested? Keep reading.

This woman covers everything you NEED to know. She starts with the basics – colors. What colors look good with this skin tone and hair color, how to find out what colors look best on you, bring out the color of your eyes with – you guessed it – color! She guides you through body shapes and how to identify what yours is. How does your body shape affect the style and fit of clothes you should be wearing. She also covers personal style, the key pieces of clothing that should be in your wardrobe, self-esteem, accessories and make-up. More importantly, she guides you to accept who you are, as you are. I identified with several of the case-studies she used and I know I’ll be able to use everything I’ve read to improve my wardrobe.

While I can’t afford to shop in boutiques and buy designer labels, all of her advice will be something I will consider the next time I’m standing in a changing room trying on clothes. If you are looking for a style boost and don’t know where to turn, pick up this book and give it a read. You might come out of it looking at your clothing in a whole different way and your style becoming a little more polished at the same time. I love bright color and have several items of clothing that I seldom wear… Well, I might just be digging them out of the bottom of my dresser to take another look at them. Easy and fun to read, Natalie Jobity writes with passion about fashion, drawing on her own experiences and of others to help you embrace your own style to look and feel your best.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Myla is a life-long resident of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is married with two sons. A self-described bookworm, her hobbies also include knitting, painting, photography and music.

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