Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A book for the reading pile: I Heart Your Style

I had a "best day" last week when my sister, S., came to Salt Lake and spent the afternoon with me. We had lunch at our favorite little restaurant in the Avenues, stopped for a cup of fresh-pressed coffee, and shopped our little hearts out at the Gateway. The 2.5 hours we spent in Anthropologie (they were having a sale, ok?) resulted in a few sale items, some glorious candles, and this lovely book!

My sneaky sister bought this, unbeknownst to me, and presented it right before she scooted off to have dinner with her hubby! She truly is a sweetheart, that one.

Anyway, the REST if my best day was spent poring through this fashion tome. Amanda Brooks, the author, has had the most enviable life: she is nouveau riche, was a fashion muse to the designers at Tuleh, was creative director at an Italian accessories designer, and married even richer...While I should scoff at whatever opinions this gal has to offer, after reading I Heart Your Style: How to Define and Refine Your Personal Style, I really like her take on fashion!

She explores the different categories and elements of personal style: classic, bohemian, minimal, high fashion, street, and eclectic. She even breaks down the methods behind cheap chic and investment pieces. Homegirl knows how to bargain and thrift shop! She also follows my own personal calculations of cost-per-wear!

If you are looking for a great coffee table book and you love fashion, get this in your life.


  1. hmmmm i was actually debating on picking that up last week, but i didn't. now maybe i should? anyone who goes with 'cost-per-wear' reasoning (a.k.a. how i often justify my purse-buying addition to my hubby) MUST be a genius.

  2. oops... "addition" = addiction :)


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