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Saturday, February 2, 2008

it's fashion week!!!

ok, spring fashion is hot right now. the florals, the chunky necklaces, the bright & bold colors and the sheer fabrics are taking over my thoughts. but, fashion week for the fall season kicked off yesterday, and i am sitting here writing with anticipation of the designs that will become the "it" looks for fall'08.

i would love to see great strong classic pieces like jackie o inspired looks, bold cold-weather country (think russia) frocks, luxurious fbrics like velvet and cashmere. fall is my favorite time of year. coats, scarves, boots and hats are so fun to accessorize with....

ok, enough fantisizing--we will soon find out all the "buzz" from fashion week. until then, may i suggest some reading to pass the time?

of course, fashion and lifestyle magazines are great resources for the fabulous girl, but sometimes it's great to get yourself wrapped up in a great read. i am currently reading retail therapy: life lessons learned while shopping by amanda ford. isn't that just the title to get you to say "hmmm..."?

i received this book in the mail last week, and i must say, i am really enjoying it. short chapters are written by ms. ford in a comfortable style that teaches the reader the lessons in life that can be learned not only from shopping, but not shopping. chapters include "The Best Trends to Follow Are the Ones You Set Yourself," "We Never Know How Things Will Turn Out," "Be Thankful for What You Have," and "Some Places We Have to Go To Alone." this book has been a pleasure to read. i find myself nodding my head in aggreement to her stories, including one where she finds herself on the hunt for a pair of shoes she finds she must have after the salesperson tells her that her size is out of stock. i laughed out loud at the phenomenon that is always being able to find clothes to buy when you don't have extra money to spend, but the reverse, searching high and low for simple peices (a crisp white button down shirt, a little black dress, etc.), when you do. all in all, a great read.

so, with this recommendation, i challenge you: find a fabulous book to cozy up with this weekend. whether it be about lifestyle, fashion, make-up, mystery or non-fiction, it is always a fabulous thing to curl up with a great book.

here's a list of my personal favorites you should check out:

Just Try It On
by susan redstone

Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want by bridgette raes

Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous by esther blum

Confessions of a Prayer Wimp by mary pierce

Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl by debra ollivier

Allure: Confessions of a Beauty Editor by linda wells

Addicted to Shopping and Other Issues Women Have with Money by karen o'conner