First of all, can I just say how DARLING Taylor Swift is? I’m taking a much-needed daytime TV break (I do NOT watch daytime TV, but this was a special occasion) to watch her CD release party on Ellen, and think she is just cute as a button. If I could pick anyone on earth I’d like to look like, I think she would be it! She is just precious.
What Would Jackie Do? I know most of you probably have this on your bookshelf already… It’s a great read to bring yourself into the correct mindset- that of a true lady.
Tim Gunn’s Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style. We all love the TG, this much is obvi. Guru Gunn takes you through a painful closet inventory as well… However, I think his recommendations on items every girl should own should be written into the Women’s Code of Closets (if such a thing existed). I love how he uses catchy phrases such as “soul-stirring”, and combines his trademark snark to realm of a woman’s wardrobe. Let’s just say his candid talk on the subject of ditching clothes, particularly the ones that may not fit you anymore was a bit of an eye-opener for me… (I think you ALL know what I’m talking about, ladies.. Those Sevens from senior year of college that you only fit into because your entire diet consisted of jugs of iced vanilla coffee during your cram weeks before graduation? Oh, wait… was that just me? Hmm.) No matter- this book should be on every well-dressed bookshelf, in my humble opinion.
Effortless Style is a sassier version of TG’s beloved book, but I think it deserves credit on its own. I especially love her tips on travel wardrobe. There are some things that are a little out of my realm here, but overall it’s a great read and something I refer to often.
My final installment for today is A Guide To Elegance. This book was originally written in 1964, but I believe SO much of it transcends era and can be used today. It’s the ultimate guide to the proper ladylike ensemble. If you’re not into the traditional rules of dress (‘alligator should only be worn with a casual ensemble’… ha!) it’s at least a very fun read to take you back to the Art of Dressing in the Mad Men era… my favorite!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour through some of Lulu’s Personal Library. I ask you, dear readers, what amazing books are currently missing from my shelf? Tell my your favorites!