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

Black Book

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!  🙂

Rating:

five-stars

stilettos

Perfume: The Ultimate Accessory

Jo Malone red Roses

“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.” – Christian Dior

I used to be the type of girl who didn’t like perfume.  It’s such a personal thing and  I never found one I could identify with.  My fear with perfume was that I’d choose one that people associated with someone else or that they didn’t like.  I used to know a girl in college who wore the same perfume as my grandma!  It was something that was really hard for me to get past!

My reservations with perfume melted away with my first test of Jo Malone’s Red Roses Cologne.  It actually smells like a gorgeous fresh bouquet of roses.  I have yet to meet anybody that doesn’t like the smell of roses!  Now I’ve become the girl that uses perfume as the ultimate accessory.  One spritz before walking out the door and my look is complete.

“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel