Dallas Shaw’s The Way She Wears It: Book Review + A Giveaway

I’m so excited for today’s post – a peek inside Dallas Shaw’s gorgeous new book, The Way She Wears It: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Revealing Your Personal Style. Best of all, though – I have three copies to give away! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget at the end of the post – it’s super easy and you’re definitely going to want this book.

Dallas Shaw’s The Way She Wears It is introduced as a style guide from the ultimate fashion insider. While Dallas is just that, the thing that truly made me love this book is the fact that it feels as if you’re talking to a friend – but your coolest, most effortlessly stylish friend.

Dallas’s credentials are impressive – as a creative in the fashion industry, she’s been imparting her unique eye for style to some of the biggest brands in the biz for years. As she explains in the book, Dallas spends her days surrounded by some of the most artistic, creative, and stylish people in the fashion industry, providing them with creative direction, project management, fashion illustration, visual consultations and more. Her client roster is crazy impressive – she counts Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman and Serena and Lily among her current and past clients (to name just a few). She’s created custom artwork for such brands as Carolina Herrera, AERIN, and DKNY to publicize store openings, new products and more. Her artwork makes this book a pleasure to read, and provides all of the visual inspiration you would want in a style book. The Way She Wears It is a style guide and a workbook, with fill-in-the-blank pages that pose questions to guide the reader towards their own personal style. The book is broken up by season, with guidance for mixing prints in spring, packing for sunny destinations in summer, mixing masculine + feminine in fall, and staying warm and stylish in winter. She also touches on the more personal topics that come into play when discussing personal style, such as feeling confident in your own skin and getting comfortable taking risks with your look. There’s advice and inspiration for taking care of your clothes properly, decluttering your closet, organizing and displaying jewelry, and more. Dallas teaches you how to get a beach wave, rock a red lip, and have a “monochromatic moment,” while also encouraging readers to break fashion rules and trust their own taste. 

The Way She Wears It is fun reading with a lot of useful advice, stylish inspiration, and visual eye candy – I’ve read a lot of style books, and this is definitely a new favorite. So I’m super excited to be able to give a copy away to three readers. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below and feel free to share with your friends – good luck!
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  1. Jessie says: April 17, 2017

    Looks like a terrific book! Fingers crossed…

  2. Monica says: April 17, 2017

    This book looks so fun and beautiful! You know I love a good coffee table book–especially when the content is great, too 🙂

  3. Latanya says: April 17, 2017

    decluttering sounds good to me

  4. Olga says: April 17, 2017

    What a great approach to personal style. Love the illustrations!

  5. anne says: April 17, 2017

    Sounds like a great book! Fingers crossed!

  6. Sarah says: April 17, 2017

    Looks so cute- too funny because I have that Roses Diptyque and the same Stila lip gloss that she shows!

  7. Erica says: April 17, 2017

    This book is on my wish list!

  8. Lauren says: April 17, 2017

    This is already on my wishlist. I’m interested to read more about defining personal style – those elements that are “me” as I’m going through a bit of a ‘rebranding’ phase after a job change.

  9. Karen says: April 17, 2017

    Love the colors of the book cover too – would look great on any shelf 🙂

  10. Dragana says: April 17, 2017

    I love her illustrations!!!

  11. April says: April 17, 2017

    I’m interested to learn more how to dress professionally while still injecting a sense of personal style in what I am wearing … not looking too masculine (I hate suits) or too uniform.

  12. Hollis Lineberger says: April 17, 2017

    What a cute book! I really love the illustrations, too 🙂

  13. Dorothy says: April 17, 2017

    Cant wait to read this!

  14. Rhiannon says: April 17, 2017

    As an artist and storyteller, I am so fascinated by fashion. I love finding new ways to express myself and learning things about different kinds of art! 🙂 Thank you for giving us this giveaway- I’m very excited for this book!

  15. Jess Zimlich says: April 17, 2017

    I’ve been thinking a lot about my personal style lately and would love to get her take on defining it 🙂

  16. Charlotte says: April 17, 2017

    I’m am always interested in seeing other people’s style and how they would put certain things together. I love being inspired!

  17. Samantha says: April 17, 2017

    I’d love to add this book to my collection!!

  18. Caitlin Elliott says: April 17, 2017

    This book would be so helpful to hone in on my personal style. I always struggle trying to pair different pieces together and knowing what works best. Thank you for taking the time to put together this giveaway!

  19. Kayla says: April 17, 2017

    This book is so pretty! I think I am the most excited to read about taking risks with your look.

  20. Cindy Shaw says: April 17, 2017

    Oh how exciting! Looks fantastic!

  21. Anjerika says: April 18, 2017

    This looks like the ultimate coffee table book! Definitely excited to see all the gorgeous fashion illustrations + visuals!

  22. Christina S says: April 18, 2017

    Such a cute book! The spring section looked particularly pretty!

  23. darla says: April 18, 2017

    the illustrations and advice look really good. I saw a preview of the “Become a hat person” section on Amazon, that looks really good.

  24. Patricia C says: April 18, 2017

    This book looks really pretty. Love your posts and your photography! Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. Eliana Sarrou says: April 18, 2017

    Looks like a great book!

  26. Diana Pearl says: April 18, 2017

    Looks like such a great book, I loved hearing your description in your Insta Stories yesterday! Want to read Dallas’s style tips.

  27. Allison Shook says: April 18, 2017

    This book looks amazing! And it was so great to hear about it in your Instagram Stories yesterday 🙂

  28. Elissa says: April 18, 2017

    Love the aesthetic of this book! Would be the perfect addition to my life and bookshelf 🙂

  29. Natasa Milisav says: April 18, 2017

    I have been eyeing this book for a few weeks now! I would love to check out all of the illustrations, as well as get inspiration for my upcoming blog from the personal style guide questions.

  30. alicia says: April 18, 2017

    I love reading fashion books. The tips in this seem classic. Would be great addition to a collection

  31. HilLesha says: April 18, 2017

    I love style books, so I’m looking forward to reading everything!

  32. Bianca B says: April 19, 2017

    This book looks beautiful!! Definitely need to pick this book up!

  33. Ana says: April 19, 2017

    This book looks so beautiful and so much fun! I can’t wait to read it!!!

  34. Kathy D says: April 19, 2017

    would love to see illustrations

  35. Meghan K says: April 19, 2017

    I’m most excited for fashion tips!

  36. Elizabeth Brooks says: April 19, 2017

    I love the illustrations

  37. Shelly VanDyne says: April 19, 2017

    Very Interesting Book!

  38. tracee says: April 20, 2017

    the confidence 101 section sounds good to me. You can pull almost anything off if your sure of yourself.

  39. Meghan says: April 20, 2017

    The colors are so pretty

  40. Kirsten says: April 20, 2017

    Looks like a great read!

  41. Angelica Dimeo says: April 20, 2017

    I love the pictures and the book looks like a fun read

  42. Elyse K. says: April 20, 2017

    I’m excited to check out all of the beautiful illustrations. *fingers crossed*

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