Marie Claire’s Outfit 911 – A Review and Giveaway

on April 25 | in Fashion, Giveaways | by | with 21 Comments

Marie Claire Outfit 911 Book Review

Update: And the winner is… Jessica A! Congratulations and we will email you shortly to get you set up with the giveaway. This contest is now closed to further entries. Thanks so much to everyone that entered.

Previous: I’ve teamed up with Marie Claire to offer one lucky reader a very fashionable book, Marie Claire Outfit 911: Fabulous Fixes for Every Fashion Emergency by Joyce Corrigan, contributing editor at Marie Claire. They also offered me a copy so that I may share my thoughts about the book with you all. First up, my review.

Review – Marie Claire Outfit 911

This how-to book is a fun read with tons of tips and tricks on avoiding a fashion emergency, and the bright red cover looks great on my coffee table. This dress for success guide will make sure that you are not the one over or under-dressed at your next event. From parties to job interviews, you’ll get advice from some of the world’s most respected fashion gurus including Tim Gunn, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia, and Donna Karan.

While this book is a great read because the tips are on point, the images they chose to illustrate their points are much more runway than realway. Based on the pics, I’m not so sure that the New Yorkers that wrote this book can relate to us “not so big city girls”. If I lived in New York, I could {maybe} imagine wearing some of the high-fashion apparel they showcase. Another problem that I had with the book, again with the images, is that there seemed to be a “contradiction” at times between the images and the tips {see images below from the Job Interview chapter}.

Marie Claire Outfit 911 Book Review

The book is full of amazing Deal Breakers and Deal Makers. For the job interview, avoid cleavage and peep-toe shoes. Great advice!

Marie Claire Outfit 911 Book Review

Peep-toe shoes, including some weird thong boots (and fur boots with a fur purse???).

Marie Claire Outfit 911 Book Review

Mega cleavage?!?!

So, stick with the great tips, and ignore the pics, and you’ll really enjoy this book lol. I give it 5 stars on content and 2 stars on images, which I could probably ignore if they weren’t SO “off”, for lack of a better word!

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US residence only please. Contest ends 11:59 pm PST May 2nd and a winner will be chosen at random on May 3rd.

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