It’s been almost a week since I’ve posted on the blog and I’m at a loss of words for what to say… The honest truth is that I had some personal stuff going on (ALL OK now, I promise!) and I couldn’t get myself to announce the cover until all the stars were aligned and my heart was in the right place. So here goes nothin’!
As many of you know, I have been working on the Penny Chic style book for two years now with my mom (aka the PC photographer) and publisher, Little Brown & Company. You’ve seen us put our blood, sweat, and tears in this book on Instagram and the blog…shooting over 10,000 photos, styling over 50 affordable outfits on “real girl” models (and myself) that were either purchased, recycled, or DIY’ed (the book includes 15 step-by-step fashion projects!). This is a SOUP TO NUTS style guide, filled with entirely NEW CONTENT about how to GET THE LOOK that represents YOU & and your style, without overspending…and sometimes without even spending a single penny!
The book comes out September 2nd (you can pre-order now!), but we finally nailed down the cover, and of course I wanted to make sure you were the FIRST TO KNOW what it looks like! We shot 10-15 different outfits over the course of the past year, before we finally decided on the winner. Choosing the final cover photo, though, was a whole process on it’s own…
Ironically enough, this was the VERY FIRST look we shot for the book on April 17th of last year…my birthday! I spotted the LC Lauren Conrad dress at Kohls over a year ago and just knew it had Penny Chic written all over it. No matter how many outfits I styled over the past 12 months, I couldn’t recreate this moment without sporting some polka dots, a print that has been Penny Chic’s mascot since it’s inception (remember my old blog design 3 years ago?).
So there it is, my dear Pennies! Aside from the mini photo of me on the lower right corner of the cover, the outfits in this book have never been seen before, but more than anything else, they’re totally fun & wearable, and coincide with TONS of tips and styling strategies that will literally change your life.
Hope you like what you see so far, but trust me, there is SO MUCH more to look forward to and my mom and I couldn’t be more proud of the 192-page masterpiece we created! To pre-order the book, visit either Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Indiebound. In true PC fashion, the book is already being pre-offered at a discount for my readers.
Please share any questions you have and I will be happy to answer them! I can’t wait for you guys to see the book in real life and share the same sense of pride, knowing you were a part of this process from the beginning, and it was only thanks to your support that such an opportunity could even take place.
Love you all! And I promise, this will be the last time I ever take a mini hiatus