My favorite "strictly fashion" blog is the Wardrobe 911 Style Blog. Teresa Morisco, the blog's author is a certified image consultant through the Association of Image Consultants International and holds a B.S. in International Marketing with a minor in Art History. She is also the founder and Chief Stylist of Wardrobe 911.
Here's a bit more about her: "From appearance to business protocols to public speaking, Teresa knows what it takes to project your best self both socially and professionally. Before founding Wardrobe 911 in 2005, Teresa enjoyed over 15 successful years in fashion and brand marketing for companies such as Visa, Wells Fargo, Intuit, Levi Strauss and her own women's clothing boutique."
Needless to say, Teresa knows her stuff.
I appreciate her blog because her posts are short and include photos of complete outfits, including accessories and shoes. For example, you can ascertain how to travel stylishly with young kids or what kind of skirts look best with flats or what to wear at a child's sporting event. Although I don't always agree with every single recommendation she has on her site (for example, I think the Tsubo Rhea shoes she featured on a recent post are simply atrocious, but maybe that's just me...), I do love her sense of style and her blog style. Wardrobe 911 is a fun place to stop in for fashion inspiration and advice. Best of all, YOU can ask Teresa a style question by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and she just might feature your question on her site.
Teresa recently came out with a new product called the Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box ("the cards that show you how to dress for your body type") that I thought you might be interested in. Essentially, the recipe box is like an image consultant in a box. It's like taking Teresa with you shopping (how cool would that be?). Well, maybe it's not exactly like that, but the kit does contain "a mini Wardrobe Guide and 38 wardrobe recipe cards that show you how to dress and develop your perfect wardrobe for your perfect look." You can take a quick quiz to determine your body type and then order the corresponding box (Inverted Triangle, Rectangle, Hourglass, and Triangle).
I reviewed the Hourglass kit and was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box. Each card features great photos (like what you see on the Wardrobe 911 blog) and gives recommendations for tops, pants, skirts & dresses, and accessories. Then, you'll find outfit suggestions for everything from "running errands" to "hanging out at home" to "casual dinner." Plus, there are blank cards where you can make a shopping list and outline your favorite outfits. There's even a card that features "recipes for disaster" (apparently, hourglass types aren't supposed to wear empire waist tops, skinny jeans, or boxy cropped jackets - phew! you won't find any of those items in my closet!).
Teresa also offers personal style consultations and is available to speak at a variety of events. Wardrobe 911 is based in San Francisco, but Teresa can come to you or you can work together by phone through a virtual style consultation. If you're looking for a great gift, you can also purchase a Wardrobe 911 gift certificate for a friend or your mom (great Mother's Day idea, by the way...).
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box for her body type. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Saturday, May 17 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, May 18. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #30 MB. Congratulations!