Unlock Your Style is here

Nikki Parkinson My Book 52 Comments

Today is the day.

Today is the day that Unlock Your Style launches.

If you head into a book store today – or in Big W, Kmart or Target – it should be there (for online options, see here for a list of retailers).

My book.

I’m so incredibly grateful that you – my lovely Styling You community – has supported me each step of the way.

Unlock Your Style started here on the blog as a series.

The series started because not a day goes by when I get an email or message from a beautiful woman who is looking for some direction in helping find her style.

She may have temporarily lost it, she may just want to ramp up what she already has going on. Either way, she is looking for a road map to finding her confidence again.

Unlock Your Style aims to help.

The book will take you through a step-by-step process to unlocking your style.

I start with our mindset. It’s not about dressing for a certain age. It’s not about waiting for the next 5kg. It’s about feeling good right now. Today.

I share my style stories – perms, scrunchies and taffeta frocks are very much up for discussion.

And I give you concrete advice and help on how to edit your wardrobe so it works for you, how to shop for clothes that you’ll actually wear and feel fabulous in and how to gain that all-important change-room confidence with every purchase.

On the beauty front, I dish out my skincare, makeup and hair tips – all with a busy woman in mind. We don’t have time for fuss but we want to feel pretty damn good.

Unlock Your Style is not about bombarding you with so-called style rules. It’s about helping you feel confident in your style choices – because when you feel confidence in those choices you can face whatever that throws at you.

This is a book for a girlfriend, a sister, your mum – any woman in your life who is looking for a boost.

Unlock Your Style by Nikki Parkinson

Inside Unlock Your Style

The forum

Now, I’m not going to leave you hanging when you do finish reading the book.

I’m excited to announce that the UYS free membership area and forum is now open.

The forum is somewhere you can come and chat – ask a question – get help from me or other members of the Styling You community.

Join in on a topic that’s already in place. Or start your own.

The tone of the forum will very much be one of support. It’s a judgement-free zone.

I want every woman to be supported in their style choices. Please join in here.

You can register with your real name or keep it secret squirrel if you like – up to you.

I can promise you virtual champagnes, lots of fashionable fun and plenty of laughs.

Events

Thanks so much to all who have booked to come to one of my events. I’ve just added a “save the date” for Melbourne. If you’re yet to book in for tonight’s Sydney event or next week’s Maroochydore, Noosa and Brisbane events, hop to it to avoid missing out.

I’m very excited to announce that NIVEA Australia has come on board as a sponsor. This sponsorship will help me get around to more parts of Australia. I’m very grateful for NIVEA’s support. 

If you know a bookstore in your area that regularly hosts events, email me nikki@stylingyou.com.au and we’ll make it happen.

Sydney

TONIGHT! Tuesday, July 29, 6.30pm: Berkelouw Books, Paddington. Book here

Thursday, July 31, 1pm and 6pm: The Future of Retail, Level 30, Westfield Shopping Centre, Sydney CBD. Book here.

Sunshine Coast

Wednesday, August 6, 5.30pm: Hello Harry, Ocean St, Maroochydore. Book here.

Thursday, August 7, 12noon: Berardo’s, Hastings St, Noosa. Book here.

Brisbane

Friday, August 8, 6pm: The Studio, Level 1, Queensland State Library. Book here.

Wednesday, August 20, 5.45pm: Black Cat Books, Paddington. Book here.

Melbourne

Wednesday, August 13, 6pm: CBD location. Save the date!

Win with #UYS

Every week for four weeks, I’m going to be giving away an Uberkate Unlock Your Style necklace.

Entering is simple. If you’ve bought the book, photograph it and share it on Facebook or Instagram. Make sure you tag @stylingyou into the photo and use the #unlockyourstyle and #uys hashtags.

The most creative image each week will win a necklace.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Win an Uberkate Unlock Your Style pendant

Thank-you

From the bottom of my shoe-robe, I thank each and every one of you. The fact that you rock up here every day or every week still blows my mind.

Without you there would be no book. You are my inspiration and my motivation to keep doing what I do.

I’m incredibly humbled. Thanks a bunch.

PS. For a label breakdown of each of the outfits and garments featured in Unlock Your Style, visit here.

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  • grace44

    No problems, it is good to support local independent bookshops.

  • Congratulations Nikki. Your hard work and dedication to your passion has paid off. I’m so happy for you xx

  • Boda

    Congratulations Nikki!!! Love your work!!! August 13th cleared in my calendar…bring it on!!!

  • Miss 17 and I are very much looking forward to your event at the Qld State Library next Friday night! xxx

  • OMG – I may be able to make the Friday August 8th Brisbane event!!! Just checking on details of family commitments. We’re about to head off for our usual Maroochydore tour. Congrats Nikki, you’ve done such a fantastic job with your blog. A book is a hard slog, and you’ve done it really well. xx

    • Oh that is VERY exciting Kirsty. Would love to meet you xx Enjoy Maroochydore – I’m up there next week too.

  • Congratulations Nikki! What an amazing achievement, you’re such an inspiration! All the best for all the events, I really hope to make it to the Melbourne one. x

  • I feel as proud of you as though I’m your mama, Nikki! X

  • CONGRATS! So proud of you and excited for you. Can’t wait to toast you with a champers when you get to Adelaide. x

  • KathyA

    Congratulations Nikki so happy for you, have been following you for a couple of years & so great to see this evolving for you. Cheers, Kathy

  • grace44

    Went to local shopping centre today and couldn’t find the new book at Target, Big W or Dymocks. My partner had a look at a different Target but couldn’t find it either. Finally found the new book by calling a local independent bookshop. It is looking good so far.

  • merliyn

    dear nikki, … just went into your face book page and it looks sooo pretty with the flowers and the lettering the rest will be a piece of cake for you! <3 lovely! m:)X

  • Housewife in Heels

    Yay for you Nikki! Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy x

  • Alex

    CONGRATULATIONS NIKKI! Soo exciting. I wish I could have been able to be there tonight for a champagne or three. x

  • Reen

    Congratulations Nikki, wishing you all the best!

  • Chon1203

    Congratulations!!!!

  • Pauline

    Congratulations Nikki! Fantastic achievement, can’t wait to get my copy.

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    A big congratulations Nikki! I look forward to buying my own copy 😀 xxx

  • Janelle@awhitefarm

    Well done you clever hardworking gorgeous lady!! Enjoy :)) xx

  • sydneyshopgirl

    Congrats, Nikki!!!!! Can’t wait to read.

    SSG xxx

  • Cwooka

    Congratulations Nikki! I will be purchasing your book this week, can’t wait to read it 🙂

  • Teal

    Congratulations Nikki! Ironically enough, the thing that is holding me back from going to the book launch is that I have nothing suitable to wear!!

  • Congratulations Nikki! What a wonderful achievment!

  • Linda Jenkins

    Congratulations Nikki – I have put so many of your ideas in place over the time I have been reading your blog – will grab the book today !

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    Congratulations Nikki I am loving your book I’m savouring it!I have one chapter left:) but it is the sort of book I will go back and re read again and again! I have The morning show on record as I have to go out.
    the forums will be fantastic,your book will be a best seller in no time and I love the no hard and fast rules approach….thank you Nikki for writing it..enjoy the limelight you deserve it Xx

  • Off to Big W later to pick it up 🙂 CONGRATULATIONS! So excited for you x A

  • chile_chicken

    Yay, I just ordered my copy from Mighty Ape. I am so happy that you can get this book in New Zealand and I absolutely cannot wait to read it. Lauren from SAHM I am.

  • Congratulations! I’m off to Big W this morning to get me a copy!! X

  • Helen Morley

    I had pre ordered the kindle edition from Amazon. I am sitting in bed reading it as it has just been delivered to my ipad – looks great Nikki, congrats!

  • Woo Hoo! Looking forward to purchasing! Congratulations lovely lady V x

  • angie

    Yay! So looking forward to getting my hands on the book. Congrats Nikki!

  • Huge congratulations to you Nikki. You deserve every success and are such an inspiration. Well done you!!! xxx

  • HootinTootin

    Looking forward to meeting you tonight 🙂

  • merliyn

    GO NIKKI! congratulations! … WINNING!
    have an ab fab day! … she even posts on the day of her book launch … top of the class!
    you always impress me with your organizational skills … the other side of moi! lol m:)X

  • Cheekie

    Best wishes
    Onwards
    Yay for Melbourne date!

  • Kathryn

    Woohoo! Congratulations and have the best day Nikki! Heading to KMart before work this morning for my copy! x