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Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Some days you just want to walk around in a blanket. On this particular day I did the next best thing and wore my cashmere cape. Super cozy, especially when layered over a tshirt and turtleneck sweater for added warmth!

After a morning of shopping I cuddled up in a nice big chair and read for a while. I've been trying to get back into reading and started off by finishing the 4th book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle.  The final book, titled Inheritance, came out in November 2011 and I got it the day it came out. I made it halfway though and kind of stopped reading (the books are like Lord of the Rings - super detailed!)  This outfit is actually a couple weeks old, so I have since finished the book, and boy does it feel good being done. I started the series in 2006 when they made a movie out of the first book: Eragon.

Top: Vanessa Bruno (Coco's $10 sale), Cape:  b chyll (Roundabout Resale), Jeans: Genetic Denim c/o Piperlime, Boots: Vince Camuto (Marshalls), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family Sale), Necklace: gift

Here is the second edition of Favorite Things, this time it is a non-fashion item!  When I was little my sister got a book called Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave. It quickly became one of our favorite books and we would read it together every.single.night!  It took us hours, which I find really funny now since its not that long. One of the main reasons I love this book now is the illustrations by Kinuko Y. Craft, they are simply amazing!

It is basically a Russian version of Cinderella but with one major difference, there is an evil witch woman in addition to the evil stepmother.  I won't spoil anything by telling you the full story, but here areis a description from the publisher's website:
Sweet, lovely Vasilisa lives with her jealous stepmother and stepsisters on the edge of a dark forest inhabited by the evil witch Baba Yaga. One night the stepmother sends Vasilisa to visit Baba Yaga, an errand from which the gentle girl has little chance of returning alive. 
If you want to read it or just look at the gorgeous pictures you can order it on Amazon. Here are the first few pages, click to enlarge them.

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Decided I should do some posts on what the fashionistas in your life could use for Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate!  Today I'm posting some fashionable books, I haven't read all of them but I've read good things about them!  You can click the image of the book to see more information and to buy them (I was going to post about each of them, but I didn't know what to say about some of them without saying the same stuff over and over)What books would you recommend? I'll add them to the bottom of the post as people mention them!

Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman Shopping for Vintage: The Definitive Guide to Vintage Fashion The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own Nina Garcia's Look Book: What to Wear for Every Occasion Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style (Tim Gunn's Guide to Style) Instyle the New Secrets of Style: Your Complete Guide to Dressing Your Best Every Day Big Book of Fashion Illustration: A Sourcebook of Contemporary Illustration (New Illustration Series) The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business 
Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks The Little Black Book of Style Glamour's Big Book of Dos and Don'ts: Fashion Help for Every Woman
*For InStyle's The New Secrets of Style find the latest issue, I couldn't find it on Amazon, but there should be a newer one because I have a different one from 2010.

Magazine Subscriptions - Okay, so these aren't really books, but here are SOME great fashion magazines you could get as a gift for any fashionable friend.
Marie Claire (1-year auto-renewal) Harper's BAZAAR (1-year auto-renewal) InStyle (1-year auto-renewal) Vogue (1-year) Elle (1-year auto-renewal)Teen Vogue (1-year automatic renewal)Glamour (1-year auto-renewal)

Reader Suggestions:
The Lucky Shopping Manual: Building and Improving Your Wardrobe Piece by PieceThe Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World's Most Famous Fashion Magazine Vogue Model The Cheap Date Guide to Style Lauren Conrad Style Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story Dreaming of Chanel

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