Saturday, March 28, 2015

I'm celebrating Spring and learning how to style...

My crabapple tree is blooming
Imagine waking up every morning knowing EXACTLY what you're going to wear that day, walking into a closet full of mix and match on-trend pieces that you love. No more wandering around the mall not knowing what to buy. That was me, for sure!

Now all the work is done for you!

If this sounds like a dream come true, then I can help that dream become a reality.

You love looking cute and put together, right? But sometimes you're not sure what to buy or how to pair it up. Maybe you're stuck in yoga pants or out of style, poor fitting clothes but aren't sure where to start to rebuild your wardrobe. That's were I was when I found the Style Challenges. Now I have more confidence when I go shopping and when I dress each morning. That's why I'm so excited to share this with you!

My friend and personal stylist Alison Lumbatis, the creator of Get Your Pretty On has just opened registration for her latest GYPO Style Challenge. The GYPO Style Challenge is a wildly popular virtual styling program where you get a shopping list of the latest seasonal trends along with 21 days of outfit combinations created from the list. You can pull items you already have in your closet or buy new. It's fun now to go shopping!

Here's a sample day from last year's Spring Challenge.

How cute is that? And so easy. I load screen shots of the daily outfits into my PhotoStream, then I can access them from my mobile devices. You can learn more here

Alison is passionate about helping other women get out of a style rut and feel pretty again. She offers affordable, accessible style programs to help women regain confidence and feel great about how they look.

The GYPO Style Challenge also includes a vibrant and extremely active Facebook community where women swap shopping and style tips and encourage and support each other. Most participants agree this is the best part of the challenge. It's so fun to check the Facebook group in the morning and see how all your 'friends' have styled the pieces they've gathered for the challenge. I've met stylin' ladies from all over the US, Canada and Europe!

If this sounds like fun to you, you can check it out here.

It's great fun! Take it from me, I just signed up and this will be my fifth style challenge. (I started with the Fall Challenge, then did the Work Wear Challenge, the Wardrobe Basics Challenge and the Winter/Holiday Challenge.)

Try it, it's so much fun… Christy

P.S. I only ever recommend programs and products I truly believe in! Click here to see all of the details and exactly what’s included.

Here are photos from before and after I found the style challenges.
New Year's Eve 2013.

St. Patrick's Day (lots of green jewelry), 2015 and 40 lbs. lighter. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ladies, interested in style and how to put together great outfits? How about your man?

I've participated in four style challenges by Alison Lumbatis and they have been well worth the minimal price. And a whole lot of fun. I have turned my wardrobe around. I have fewer pieces but more outfit options. The Spring Challenge is coming up soon! But meanwhile, maybe your man could use some style guidance. Here's a style challenge just for men, but you may have to be the one to participate for him...  …Christy
From Alison:
"Could your guy’s wardrobe use a little help?  I’m willing to guess the answer is yes, and I’d also bet that he’s not a huge fan of shopping. Most men aren’t. Fortunately, the Menswear Basics Boot Camp will make both of you happy by providing a shopping list of the pieces he needs to create the outfits you’ll love!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Fiction University: At-Home Workshop: Revise Your Novel in 31 Days

This looks like a good opportunity to revise your novel within a community of like-minded writers. Check it out. I'm going to do it.

Fiction University: At-Home Workshop: Revise Your Novel in 31 Days: By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy
As I was gearing up to start revisions on my NaNo novel, it occurred to me that I probably wasn't the only one with a draft ready to revise. I thought it would be fun to dedicate March to all the writers out there with a novel (NaNo or otherwise) who are also ready for revisions, but who might need a little guidance and motivation to get through it. A play-at-home game if you will, and I’ll be playing along myself, taking my draft through the same process. I invite everyone looking for a fun way to revise to join me.