Book Review: The Little Black Book of Style By Nina Garcia

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Holy Smokes.  The Little Black Book of Style is one of my favorite “Style Guides” that I’ve read so far.  It really makes you think about your style, where you are going with it, and what’s important.  I love that it’s not just wear this or that.  Nina Garcia talks about confidence and inspiration as well.  In all honesty, this book made me go through my closet and get rid of a lot of clothes that straight up don’t fit or are out of style but for some reason I had a hard time parting with.  Those things were just taking up space and now I can actually see what I have!

The illustrations are also really fun and it’s chalk full of fashion quotes.  I personally love reading fashion quotes.  They’re inspiring and often hysterical.  This book is an absolute must-read and a great gift idea for the fashionistas in your life.  And if you’re ever planning on going through your closet, read this first!  🙂




Book Review: That Extra Half an Inch By Victoria Beckham

That extra half an inch by Victoria Beckham

When I saw this book (at the Goodwill!) I knew I had to have it.  I actually didn’t even open it before I bought it so I was expecting a biography of sorts.  I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be a style guide!  Score!!  I’m a huge Victoria Beckham fan.  She has that classic effortless style that I love.  So her guide, That Extra Half an Inch, was a fun book for me to read!  She actually does give a lot of great style tips throughout and it’s really well illustrated.  There are a lot of photos of Victoria too, which is fun for fans like me.  She has a great cheeky writing style that lends some humor to the text.  It was written in 2006 so some of the “Where to Buy” sections are a bit outdated and doesn’t include some of the newer popular designers.  Otherwise the style advice is still very relevant.  A must read for all fans of Victoria’s style.

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Book Review: This Little Piggy Went to Prada

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This little book of nursery rhymes with a designer name twist are about as silly as they come… in a good way!  It’s perfect for those fashionistas with little fashionistas in training for a fun bedtime alternative.  The book does have the original nursery rhymes in the back too.  It’s nice because it had really been awhile since I last heard them so some of the “Prada” ones I was a tad confused at first!  The watercolor art in the book is also really beautiful and quite fun.  In honor of all these delicious rhymes… I’ve written a haiku for you! Hey, that rhymed!

I needed a new pair of shoes

So, of course, I needed those Choos

I went to the bank

but my statement was blank

So I started to sing the blues

Book Review: The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Devil Wears Prada

Even though this book has been out for quite some time and I’d already seen the movie, I decided to try the phrase “Don’t judge a book by it’s movie” and actually read the book!  Shocking, I know!  With the sequel coming out, it seemed as good of a time as ever to read this one.  However, in this case, the movie really is so much better than the book.  The main character, Andrea Sachs, comes off as a whiny recent college grad that thinks she’s too good to put in the grunt work.  Miranda Priestly is a great villain always keeping Andrea on her toes ready to pounce (in Jimmy Choos!) at any moment for any demand.  The book’s tone was just too “poor me” for me to really enjoy it.  I doubt I’ll pick up the latest sequel Revenge Wears Prada now.  I’ll just wait for the movie…

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Book Review: The Little Dictionary of Fashion By Christian Dior

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I love to read.  Especially books that ooze fashion!  I picked this one up on a whim and I’m really glad I did!  It’s exactly what it says: a dictionary of fashion terms through the eyes of Christian Dior.  He does give some good tips on how to wear items specific to your body type and you can definitely visualize his rules in his own couture line.  There are a few comical lines, though probably true, made me laugh.  One in particular, “I would not advise anyone to wear big jewels and expensive furs before marriage,” really got me giggling.  Overall this is a cute book and would make an excellent gift for any of the fashionistas in your life.  Enjoy!

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