About two years ago, I won a BIG contest. The prize was an all-expenses-paid trip to Santa Monica and a $1,000 shopping spree with a wardrobe consultant. My husband and I flew with our baby and stayed at a swanky hotel, dined on fine cuisine, and I had my hair done at a ritzy Beverly Hills salon where I was served bubbly champagne while the stylist worked his magic.
The whole experience was fun, but the best part was having a wardrobe consultant while I shopped. I literally just got to wait in the dressing room while the consultant brought clothes in my size that she thought would look good. Then, I tried them on and she'd hum and haw and ooh and ahh...just like on What Not to Wear! For the most part, I thought her advice was spot-on for my body type (hooray for pencil skirts, bootcut/flare pants, fitted tops, high heels, and vertical stripes!).
All I have to say is celebrities have it made in this area. It's so great to have an honest voice and a fresh opinion while you shop. But not all of us can afford such services. So, what's a girl to do?
Well, for starters, you can take a peek at the Wardrobe 911 blog from time to time for fashion inspiration and advice. Secondly, you might want to pick up a Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box, a little kit with "cards that easily show you how to dress and develop the perfect wardrobe for your body type." Each kit contains:
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 Monday, October 13 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #3 MaryBeth. Congratulations!
Please enter me into the contest. Thanks!
I really need this.
This would be wonderful to win. I'm clothing & make-up challenged & this would help my self-esteem so much.
I could really use this thanks
I would love to win, I just had twins. I took the quiz and i'm an hourglass. Please enter me :)
My husband is a teacher and I’m a SAHM, so it’s been years since I’ve bought myself clothes that weren’t from a clearance rack.
I would love to win this thanks for the chance
Great and please enter me !
This would be a great fun for a girls night out!
Thanks for the contest!
i'd love to use this! i need serious help in the style department.
What a great giveaway. Sounds like you had a great trip. Thanks :)
Sounds like you had a great trp! You are so lucky!
Id love to win this conest. Thanks!
I could use this prize because I am due for a fashion update
I would love to win a recipe box.
I so desperately need this!
This is a good idea
I've been watching "What Not to Wear" for years now and always wanted to get some style help without being on TV! This would be great, esp after babe #3! :)
PLEASE COUNT ME IN ON THIS AWESOME GIVEAWAY :)
I want to really win this for my girlfriend!
This is a GREAT idea! My mom is ALWAYS telling me I dress to frumpy and am not as big as I think I am. The other day while i was in the dressing room of a store she handed me a size six and I just laughed at her....but tried them on anyway...and they FIT!!!! She says I've lost all the style I had after I had my son, and she's right because I see myself so different now! I could definately use some help!
This would be very awesome to win!
My clothes are in need for this!
I hope I get lucky and win
Wow this is cool and different!!
I could use all the help I could get with my wardrobe!
WooHoo! Love that show & would love to have that cool experience!
This would be awesome! Thanks!
I am the tragic stay-at-home-mom and wife. I was small in college, and after I had my baby (1 year ago) I am still trying to get down to my old weight. Everyday I look at the clothes in my closet and WISH that I could fit into them. So, my solution ... I still were maternity clothes ... it's so sad. I am not huge, so these clothes just look rediculous on me ... making me look short and stumpy. HELP please!!!
What a great idea! I need this. Especially after a baby.
This would be amazing, and a great confidence booster for me.
This would be great to me. I always have issues putting outfits together and I really want to build a wardrobe of great basics.
I would LOVE to win this, thanks!
I envy your win! I'd love to benefit from the wisdom of these cards!
Awesome prize. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
I visit that site all the time and love it! I would absolutely love one of their recipe boxes then I wouldn't have to covet it anymore.
Nice prize. Count me in.
This is great because if I buy on sale or not it is going with my body type . Count me in
That is so cool!
kelli at pfrog dot net
This would be fabulous. I have a beautiful one year old daughter who has changed my life in so many ways. Sadly she also got my waist line.(such a small price to pay for such a wonderful little person). Although, I would love to know what clothes flatter my new found figure. This sounds like a great product thanks so much for the giveaway.
Oooooh, I love that show. I have so wanted someone to put me on that show, my closet is a wreck with clothes I bought 15 years ago when me and my husband went on our first vacation together as a dating couple - worst part is I'm still wearing them. How sad. So this kit would definately help me to not look so much like a dumpy mom and more of a woman.
Working mom of two boys we would love this thanks so much!
ohh how I'd love & do need this!!
I'm a sahm mom to two young boys (18 months & 2 months) & my hubby is a seminary student. I'd love to have something to help me dress non-maternity, lol :)
My sister is a huge fan of that show and recently got promoted at work and is trying to dress better-I'd give this to her.
Boy, do I need wardrobe help...
Oh this is great! I have lost 45 lbs so far .. have a million more to go but with the weight loss I am more confused then ever on what to wear.. ect.
cloudspassby78 (at) yahoo (dot) com
I COULD USE ALL OF THE TIPS I CAN GET.
What a great product - this would help me a lot
Breadwinner lost job...no clothes ....need help!
I took my youngest daughter to her first day of school and the teacher asked me if I was her grandma. I am only 33. I seriously need help.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time someone has mistaken me for my daughter's grandma.
WOW that sounds like something I need. I am looking for a job and really don't know what to wear. Thanks for the chance.
Im a lounge pants and t-shirt kinda girl, yes I should own stock in American Eagle Outfitters. I really need this, you can tell Im a stay at home mama!
our girls keep telling I need to dress younger (?) I'm guessing I must dress like a granny or something?
My daughter keeps saying I should be on "What Not To Wear", which tells you why I could really use this prize.
I have seriously been wanting to nominate myself for "What Not To Wear", but I would settle for this! haha
How fun that must have been for you. Your pics look great!
this body can use all the help it can get
My wonderful but disabled wife of more than 38 years would just love this prize.
Thanks for this great contest and prize!
If anyone's wardrobe needs a rescue 911 it's mine. Please enter me to win. Thanks.
Please count me in on this one. I could use some advise on my wardrobe sometimes. I think I really need to just let some things go and update on fashion. Thanks for the giveaway!
count me in.
very cool count me in please
Oh, I need this! Thanks!
this is great, thanks
I recently joined Weight Watchers and have lost 10 pounds (45 more to go!). I know I'll need an entirely new wardrobe, and I am absolutely terrible at choosing clothing that looks good on me. I could really use some help!
love it ~ thanks
Sounds like a clever product. As long as I don't have to post my measurments here- I'm in!
What a nice idea, sounds good to me.
Nice prize. Count me in.
would love to win this.
want to win this
I've dreamed of a consultant like that! (Although I'd never be brave enough to go on what not to wear - not even for the $5000 shopping spree!) This seems a great way to get some sound advice though. Thank you for the chance to win!
This would be great for this stay at home mom. My wardrobe only has tshirts and jeans
we could use it
I have been working from home for the last five years. My wardrobe consists of warmups. I really need to become a little more classy.
I could definitely use this. I need new, fresh ideas on what is right for me to wear.
This is a very neat idea. :)
I really could use this.
I want to win this.
What a great idea.
totally awesome hope to win
What a cool idea. I'm not always very good at "what's hot" and "what's not". I love your "What Not to Wear" photo shoot. That would be so fun! Thanks for all the fun girlie giveaway! SOOO glad you're back. :)
I would love to try this
Oh, I could so use some help in this department. :) Thanks,
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com
what can i say,my clothes are bronding.Am from ms that should say it all.
this would be great i could really use something like this especially knowing i need to get new clothes since i lost over 100lbs this would help alot seeing i was never small and really have no clue to putting together small stylish clothes
This would be wonderful. . .MKW
I could really use this thanks
I so desparatly need help with my body type...
What a fantastic prize you won. I wish I had a friend or somebody that could help me out some more with my wardrobe. Mind you I'm still loosing weight after my 3rd child was born so I need to wait some more before I go shopping anyway. Thanks for this giveaway!
The past few days I've been going through my closet trying to figure out what to wear now that it's getting colder. I'm in Minnesota so I'm starting to get out my sweaters that have been boxed up. My closet is desperate need of updating so this would be the perfect thing to make sure I pick the right wardrobe pieces!
I would absolutely appreciate this, as I've started some work for a publishing co recently and I'm needing to figure out a more "professional" wardrobe than my at-home "jeans and t-shirt" writing uniform. LOL. I loved reading about the trip you won...lucky you!
Oh I could *so* use this.
Congrats on winning that contest! That must have been absolutely amazing. I keep saying that I want to be featured on What Not To Wear. I would LOVE to have that help getting a new wardrobe--not the mention the 5000 dollars!
I took the quiz and even though I guessed at the measurements I think I am a trrangle - especially since nursing has left me with an A-- chest size and too much weight in my tummy. I really need to get that weight off.
I could use some hints with clothes because I always wear the same thing - jeans and a tee shirt.
What I would've given for this when I sprouted hips way back when. I would've saved a lot of money on clothing that wasn't right for my body type and my poor husband from the dreaded question, "Does this (insert clothing item here) look good on me?"
I'd love this, what a great prize. I took the quiz & learned that I am a triangle. I never knew that, thanks for the great resource!
Hi, this prize is right on time. I am endeavoring to open a daycare and I would love to have the Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box to help me pick out a wardrobe that will make me look professional and lovely at the same time. I am short, 4' 11" to be exact and I am still carrying baby weight plus some. Sooo, needless to say I have been having a hard time picking out clothes. I no longer try them on and often when I get home they are too big or too tight. I would like for shopping to be fun again. Plus hubby and I are trying to lose weight. ;)
That trip sounds awesome. Would love for someone to do my hair and makeup and make me look great.
Glad to see you are back online and healthy.
As a single mother with two children, I do not have the time or resources to buy anything other than clearance. Thanks for the opportunity!
How fun to win a big prize like that! And fabulous you go to take your family along!
I'd love to win a Wardrobe 911 Recipe Box!
Hi Mama - thanks for the 911 link. You and I are at the same stage of our pregnancies ( although I think my tummy's bigger since I'm having #5) -- I look forward to seeing what you wear this winter.
Wow, Stephanie! That is the coolest! I've often wished I could get a fabulous prize like that, without having to be humiliated on national t.v! That is a really cool story! :)
Wow....what an awesome experience you had! They did a fantastic job! : )
I have no time to buy clothes and I have no idea what to do with what's there. It would be so nice to know what the essential are for my body type!
How funny! I won a big gift card to Saks and I went to the store and felt like I had NO IDEA which clothing looks right on my body type. I did not buy myself anything. My teenage daughter did not get my body type so she can pretty much wear anything and looks great. This sounds really cool. And I loved hearing about your win/trip. You deserved the sweet blessing!!!
Would love to have this--the only issue I face is that I wear non-synthetic clothing, so that cuts down my options.
Lucky you! Very cool. Your hair is gorgeous!
I could really use this. I lost 40 lbs. a couple years ago and could really use this to pin down what style looks the best on me. Thanks!
I've always wanted to go on one of those shows! As embarrassing as they might be, I'd love the money to get a wardrobe that fits me properly (rather than the three different sizes I have in my closet) for both my size and body type. Which I can't even name...I'll have to take that quiz. Anyway, I'd love this since I doubt they'll ever come to whisk me away to New York! Thanks! :)
I would love to win this... I've been telling my DH that I wish they would come and wisk me off to What Not to Wear even though it would be embarrasing for everyone in the free world to look/laugh at my current wardrobe! I did try to figure out my body type and the 911 system was unable to determine based on my measurements, hum?!?
I am currently working on losing weight baby weight & weight gained from a very stressful business endeavor we took on for two plus years and would LOVE this Wardrobe 911 recipe box. I've been in plus clothes for some time now and will not know the best way to dress myself once I drop all this weight! :) I'm excited as I'm on a great road to being healthy! I can't wait to go shopping for a new wardrobe and could REALLY use the tips! Thank you, this is a great give-away.
My husband is a grad student and I'm a SAHM, so it's been years since I've bought myself clothes that weren't from a clearance rack. But he'll graduate and get a job in a couple of months, and I'm going shopping! I'd love to win this prize just in time to put it to good use.