So I read more than one book at once, do you guys do that? In addition to my novel, I am also reading a GEM of a book by Winona Dimeo-Ediger (AKA Daddy Likey).
“Closet Confidential (Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way)” is a style guide. Normally I am not a style guide kind of girl. I feel pretty confident that I know what I am doing. But I will read them if they offer more than just style advise. I’ve read “That Extra Half an Inch” by Victoria Beckham because, well, OK, because it was written by Posh Spice. And I picked this one up because who doesn’t love Daddy Likey?
“Closet Confidential” is great for even those of you who, like myself, already know everything. It is insightful, it is funny and it is packed with personality. My favorite chapter so far has been Chapter Six, which is devoted to handbags and which opens by explaining that “A purse, more than any other accessory or item of clothing, is laden with deep emotional and personal implications”. Girl. PREACH. And also, can I get an Amen? The chapter goes on to include a limerick about the dangers of over-sized clutches*, a look at the “Superlatives section of the Handbag High Yearbook”, and a rant about the wrongs of backpacks.
This is not your typical style guide ladies. This is a must read. Fashion 101 and plenty of wicked good humor.
Loving this outfit. I feel so skinny! I love the combo of the ankle zippers and the platform shoe.
I have had my first lazy shaver injury of the year. I wanted to wear these shoes, and I shaved just the bit of leg from about mid calf down to ankle (I know we have talked about this before, but for those of you who are new, I am the laziest leg shaver ever. I shave only what shows, period.) And because I forget how bad an idea it is every single Spring, I dry shaved it. It feels like I went over my legs with a cheese grater, I swear my legs are on FIRE. Lesson learned. For this Spring, anyway.
* In fact, I wanted to carry one today in honor of Winona, but she’s right, they are ridiculous. It is a gorgeous GAP oversized black leather clutch. It’s too big to carry at nightclubs and yet too small for me to make it work for day.
And P.S., I pay for most of the things I review. I review them because I think someone might be interested. If I ever get something for free, or get paid to write a review, I will totally let you know.
Book, Closet Confidential (Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way) by Winona Dimeo-Ediger
Denim Leggings, Target
Sandals, Me Too via Nordstrom Rack
Bag, Nordstrom Rack
Earrings, self made
Big beaded necklace, vintage , gift from Mikal, refashioned by me
Key necklace, made by me