Thursday, October 7, 2010

Book Review: Nina Garcia’s Look Book

I was sent a copy of Nina Garcia’s: LOOK BOOK. I am keeping it real as I always do, and I must say that I love this book. I already own her other two, so this one just joined the group. I love that there is a suggestion for almost every occasion that you can think of. She even educates on what to carry in your bag for each occasion, and suggests how to wear your hair. It’s a no brainer for those that hate the idea of outfit planning.

There is a page titled: What to wear to your child's sporting event. The image that was recommended was identical to what I have worn to my sons games. I almost jumped! I wear my glasses like that because of photo taking.I have the short hair. Replace the soccer ball with a football/basketball and its me. Oh, I wear Chuck Taylor Converse with mine. Was someone watching lil ole me?



Jacket: Harajuku Lovers, and Army pants: GAP




Gardening? Tee and Overalls: Gap



These outfits are totally attainable which is what I love. Below is a photo of what to wear on a first date. Jeans, and a cute top? Easy. DSC_0076   This page tells about what to wear on a business trip.

  • choose fabrics that don't wrinkle easily
  • invest in your business style essentials
  • bring layers
  • err on the side of formality when traveling
  • pack at least one day before you leave

DSC_0079 This outfit details what to wear when you want a raise. This is my look. I have always been the one to out dress my boss. She was always a sloppy mess, which I could never understand. Flip flops to the office on a day other than Friday?


If my dates are right. I should be getting me that short cut today.


DSC_0084 A light airy wrap dress for spring. Dress: Banana Republic


DSC_0082 It even tackles Valentines Day!


Hope you enjoyed this review, as much as I did. Great author, and great book for women across the globe getting dressed everyday.




*all book image from Nina Garcia’s Look Book*

Personal Images: Tamara Styles


Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing, what a great insight! I might need to purchase!

Anonymous said...

Wow - I really like the look of this book.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing a review- I need to get this book. ;)

HapiMommy said...

This book looks very interesting. I may have to purchase it. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! I can pretty much pull most outfits together, but sometimes just want something different! Definitely will purchase this and maybe the other two. TFS!

Melanie's Randomness said...

This book looks adorable!!!!! I love the lil drawings!! I'll have to look for it!!

fshnonmymind said...

I usually like my style/fashion books to have pictures of real people or real clothing, but this review has me interested in checking out Nina's book. I like all of the different scenarios and suggestions.

Kelly at I Dream of Decor said...

this book looks amazing! those illustrations are adorable!

avant garde said...

looks like i must pick this one up, the illustrations are super cute. so many books i want really bad right now, need more hours in a day to order and really look through them all, you know? ;)

Montanna Mitchem said...

Tam i like what you did here.. Would you be interested in re posting this on GL? All the grupie chicks could use this knowledge.

1x1000 said...

Huummmm. Perhaps a Christmas gift for my twenty something daughter?

angela's eyes. said...

amazon dot com here I come! thanks for the review!

TamStyles said...

sure montanna..

Sing said...

I enjoyed your review. Looks like a good book to check out. Love the illustrations in the book as well, very cute.

Patina said...

Ohhhhhh, how adorable. thanks for the review. I'm' off to order the book.

Kwana said...

You and Nina are so in sync! i wanna get this book.

Brown Birdy said...

I'm thinking this needs to be done as a GIVEAWAY!!!!! I know I'd love the chance to win it! ;) And then all the rest who don't win can go buy it ;) Which sadly might be me-but sounds super worth it!!!

Sharda said...

you have a cool blog!
you look great in your green jacket;)

Chasing Davies said...

Ah! You are dressed just like her illustration! Good work! :)

Thanks for the thoughts - I've been wondering about this book...I want it!

Meggy @

DrDrama said...

I just got that book today. Thanks for previewing it and I can't wait to look through it myself.

Dhalia said...

I have all her books as well Tam. Glad to see we are both Nina fans. I purchased this one the day it came out.

I so adore the images...

Moni @ CL Journal said...

I have her other two as well, and I will purchase this one. I just purchased Lloyd Boston's second book "The Style Checklist". He, NIna, and Rachel Zoe are a part of my closet bookshelf! I love them! : )

Brooke's Closet said...

This book is the "GOOD BOOK" lol..
Bloggers, get this book, get this book!!!

Red High Heels and Pearls said...

This is such a great book. I am thinking of getting one myself because they are all important after all. Thank you for sharing with us Tam :)