Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad

Shari Braendel has written an amazing book to encourage Christian women to dress well in order to feel better about themselves and embrace the body that God has given them.

A true fashionista, she felt called by God to bring the message to believing women that God wants them to look and feel beautiful. This has led her to become a speaker around the country putting on What to Wear conferences to inspire and encourage women of all ages and sizes.She's also running a contest for some amazing prizes including a consultation with Shari!, just go here to sign up by Aug. 28. You can also visit others spots on her blog tour by going here.

Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad by Shari Braendel is a thoroughly enjoyable and positively encouraging book for Christian women. I've dropped over thirty pounds in the last year, and so I've been making over my wardrobe. I've also been spending a lot of time trying to figure out what looks best on me, so Shari's book was truly a Godsend for me. She breaks it down from body type to coloring to face shape to help readers figure out what clothes are flattering and what clothes must be avoided at all costs. I learned that I'm doing well to stick with the solid colors I usually do, but the muted tones I've been buying don't do anything for me. I've also been planning to get highlights all summer, but according to the book, I am the one coloring that should avoid them at all costs! I'm so glad that I procrastinated. The book is a lot of fun to read. My teenage daughter and I took turns looking through it and figuring out where we fit. We also discovered that we are both wearing the wrong bra size! Braendel is always encouraging and uplifting; she genuinely wants readers to feel how beautiful they are and to embrace it. I learned a lot of new ideas, including the 16 point rule, and this book has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf.

Thank you to Zondervan for providing me with a copy of this book for review!