Thursday, January 15, 2015

Book Review: Refinery 29: Style Stalking

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Even though I am and always have been what I like to call a self-proclaimed tom boy, I still have a bit of girly girl in me.  I didn't start really getting into fashion until after high school, and even then I still wasn't "Carrie Bradshaw material".  I am STILL learning different ways to style clothing, and that's why I was so excited to review Refinery 29: Style Stalking for Blogging for Books.

If you are someone that really loves fashion and loves learning new tips on pairing outfits, then this is a great book for you.  They cover everything from the basics, how to layer, mixing prints, and how to wear metallics.  I am completely clueless when it comes to mixing prints so that has been one chapter that I really focused on, along with the "1 Piece, 3 Ways" sections.

I will admit that some of the outfit photos featured in the book are pretty ostentatious and would make me wonder about that person's sanity; but the photography is really beautiful.

Refinery 29: Style Stalking is jam-packed with full color photography and not too long-winded in the wording department, so it makes for a very quick and easy read.  I read the whole book in one sitting!

In conclusion, I would have to say, that if you can get past some of the bizarre outfit photos to the actual fashion tips, this book is very good at igniting a creative side into your thinking when it comes to your closet.

**I have received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review; this did not influence my review of this book and all my opinions and thoughts are my own.**


  1. First off, I love the new blog design! So cool. The colors are my favorite. I'm always into "style" books and wardrobe books. This one looks like it's right up my alley

  2. I read and reviewed this book as well! The photos were really great. I'm hoping to try to start incorporating some of their techniques into my personal style!


  3. Julie Tucker-WolekJanuary 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    I will have to check this out!!!

  4. The tips they gave were great, but the photo inspiration was a little strange in some places. Just a little too much for me. lol

  5. It was a good one, but I thought the photo inspiration pics they showed were a little too much for a normal person. The tips were great tho

  6. It was a pretty good one. I'm definitely going to try to keep their tips in mind when planning outfits too

  7. Thanks so much! She really did a great job! I love it! I love fashion and styling books too.

  8. sounds like a cool book - would be great from inspiration for creating more wearable looks :)

  9. I definitely enjoyed reading all of their tips, now I just have to utilize them with my closet.