Add some wow factor to your style at Buy Local event

STYLING IT: Crystal McGregor was styled by Cassandra Fisher, who will be at the Style Me Up event.
STYLING IT: Crystal McGregor was styled by Cassandra Fisher, who will be at the Style Me Up event. Luka Kauzlaric

I AM a brick.

Well that is what body shape I am - broad shoulders, no waist, average tummy and chunky thighs, more affectionately known as a rectangle.

I am not ashamed of being a brick, in fact, since I became aware of my rectangular appearance I now have somewhat of an idea of the types of clothes I should wear and those I should be wary of.

Trackies and t-shirts are still my clothes of choice (luckily for me, I work from home) but when it comes to going out into the real world I can now see how clothes can highlight my assets and hide what's not so good.

Now when I shop for clothes I know what I'm looking for - nipped in jackets, open necklines and asymmetric skirts, clothes that break up the rectangle.

After a shopping trip to test this new knowledge I was surprised to see that it actually works.

Style Me Up! is on this Sunday, May 25 at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre.

Hosted by Gladstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry the event will help all women to learn about their body shape and see what to wear and what not to wear.

A host of local fashion outlets and two fashion stylists will be on hand to share fashion tips and secrets to dressing with style.

The chamber identified through a survey that women's fashion was one of the highest purchases made online or outside of the region.

The event will highlight the range of great women's fashion outlets we have here in the Gladstone region, outlets that support and contribute to our local community and economy.

We also want to empower women with confidence in what they wear.

We all know how great it feels to wear something you love, and the extra confidence makes you look even better.

This is what Style Me Up! is all about. If I haven't convinced you that this is a must-go event yet, perhaps an afternoon of shopping, friends and a few bubbles will get you over the line.

Purchase your tickets now at http://www.stylemeup2014.eventbrite.com or to arrange a table of 10 for your workplace or a group of friends, email us at projects@gcci.com.au for a 10% discount on the tickets.



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