Promo: Style me pregnant

Promo: Style me pregnant

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Hey Pregos…Be one of the first 100 mama-to-bes to upload your photo to our Facebook page with our new guide in hand and author/stylist Katie Rice Jones will personally style you pregnant.  

It is easy to enter! Simply…

  1. Be pregnant
  2. Buy guide
  3. Take photo
  4. Upload photo

Gift with Purchase details

Katie Rice Jones will connect with you via Facebook private message and provide you free, customized maternity styling advice (a $450 value).

That’s it.

Questions?…Contact FD&D

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Birth announcement

Birth announcement

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After a long, hard labor, I am proud to announce the birth of my first book,  Fashion Dues & Duen’ts; a Stylist’s Guide to Fashionably Embracing Your Baby Bump (Know Act Be Books, 2014).

About the Guide

As a longtime fashion stylist, I thought I knew everything about dressing stylishly. That was before I got pregnant. My first pregnancy really threw me for a fashion loop until I came to realize that my personal style didn’t have to change along with my physique. Whew!

Conceived from this reality comes my newest project Fashion Dues & Duen’ts; a Stylist’s Guide to Fashionably Embracing Your Baby Bump (Know Act Be Books, 2014). It’s a cheeky how-to style guide for pregnancy that assists you, the mom-to-be reader, through your nine months, in style, by offering the fashion dues (dos) and duen’ts (don’ts) on where to shop, what to wear, how to wear, and how much to spend. Between its covers you will…

  • Learn how to carry cute 
  • Tweak your maternity clothes from  f a t t e r i n g to flattering
  • Categorize your personal style
  • Single-out the maternity wear posers in your closet
  • Diminish the dreaded baby bump tag-alongs with the right maternity shapewear
  • Get the scoop on the tried, tested, & approved maternity must-dues
  • Avoid a personal style pregnant pause

Benefit from the dressing tricks I have gleaned from my two pregnancies along with the styling secrets and shopping tips I provide for my pregnant clients. Fashion Dues & Duen’ts makes “showing” with style easy by offering you the simple style tools needed to ultimately become your own bump stylist.

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About Me

KRJAuthorKatie Rice Jones is an on-air fashion expert and fashion stylist, who has appeared on over 400 television segments presenting style solutions, makeovers, trend updates and celebrity commentary to viewers. Some of her channel appearances include: E! Entertainment, Style Network, Travel Channel, USA Network, HGTV, and FOX Reality TV. Katie has written for Pregnancy magazine, MomLogic.com, MarinMommies.com, and littlelane.com and has been a frequent style/celebrity commentator for In Touch Weekly magazine, StrollerTraffic.com, CNN.com, RadarOline.com, and SheKnows.com. She is also the Lifestyle Editor-at-large for the PacificSun.com. For more about the guide, mom fashion, and Katie Rice Jones visit FashionDues.com.
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Pouring over the proof

Pouring over the proof

Book News: FD&D is beyond excited to announce that we just got our proof (“galley” in industry-speak).  This means  Fashion Dues & Duen’ts; a Stylist Guide to Fashionably Embracing Your Baby Bump (Know Act Be Books) will be hitting Amazon.com November 2014. We will keep you posted on its release and any book events/press.

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Does this bump make me look fat?

Does this bump make me look fat?

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I just hate it when I hear a pregnant client say she looks “fat?” Honestly, that drives me nuts. So let me be clear from the very start, it’s NOT the state of pregnancy that makes you look fat, it’s the state of your fattering clothes. Slip on a top, after you’ve graduated from the Baby Thick phase (4 months and beyond), with a voluminous silhouette or large-scaled pattern, and I guarantee you’ll look as big as a house.

While you are not in complete control of how big your belly is going to get, you can manage the size of your appearance with flattering clothes. Don’t let the wrong clothing
 make you 
look and 
feel bigger
 than you
 actually are. To steer clear from bump fattering fashion consider the following clothing details before you buy or wear a particular garment:

THE STYLELINE
Designs should project a vertical line rather than horizontal line.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

THE CUT
Cut should be fitted or slim instead of roomy or voluminous – accentuating the bump rather than hiding it can produce a more streamlined look.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

THE SIZE
The right size (and fit type) can make you appear smaller while wearing clothes that appear “outgrown” cast a bigger you.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

THE CONSTRUCTION
Styling should highlight the bump not hide it. Look for pieces that are color blocked, shirred, ruched, cinched, or wrapped.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

THE MATERIAL
Fabrics containing stretch are comfortable, size adaptive without changing the look of the garment and have smoothing powers that are super flattering. On the contrary puffy quilted fabrics and heavy knit sweaters pile on the poundage.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

THE COLOR
Dark and deep colors reduce body fullness while light and bright colors as well as metallics visually expand girth.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

THE PATTERN
Small-scaled floral patterns help distract, diagonal lines narrow, halftones work to diminish larger body parts while vertical stripes elongate the bumped body. Conversely, large-scaled and geometric prints as well as horizontal patterns expand.

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F a t t e r i n g

Flattering

So the next time a tiresome pregnant friend complains about looking fat, while wearing the latest baby doll dress, suggest she changes into something more fitting and saves up her moaning and groaning for labor.
…For definitions to the Pregnese found this piece, check-out FD&D’s DUE-wiki

 

Partially excerpted: Fashion Dues & Duen’ts; a Stylist’s Guide to Fashionably Embracing Your Baby Bump (Know Act Be Books, 2014).

 

 

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