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Eight Must Have Books for the Fashionable Reader

As children we often exhibit behavioral tendencies that we sometimes carry with us throughout our lives. Take a second and think back to when you were a child. Got it? Great. Now was there anything that you used to do that you maybe still do today as an adult? Here's what I have:

I used to go through three or four different outfits in a day - not because my clothes got messy or dirty - I simply enjoyed changing my outfit multiple times a day.

Sorry mom for all the extra laundry you had to do when I was a kid.

This is something that I still do today. On an average day I'll probably change my outfit three to four times a day. (BTW I now do my own laundry)

For most of my life I've been incredibly invested my own sense of personal style and fashion, mostly influenced by classic style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. In fact, the most expensive book that I own is a book entirely of dress sketches by Hubert de Givenchy that he designed for Audrey Hepburn.
When I was in High School I had aspirations to attend Parsons' fashion design program - but alas I went to a state university and studied Art History and English. So what better way to combine my love of clothes with my passion for reading than compiling a book list of some of my favorites?

Here they are in no particular order:

1. Tales From the Back Row, Amy Odell - How far are you willing to go in the name of fashion? Amy Odell's memoir offers hilarious insight to the world of fashion bloggers, and an industry in which one will go incredible lengths in the name of fashion.

2. The Dressmaker, Kate Alcott - An aspring dressmaker looking for opportunity in America by way of crossing the Atlantic on the Titanic. This is for those of you who like a little historical fiction with your fashion.

3. The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger - One woman's experience in the fashion industry as an assistant to the most horrible boss in the world. You probably saw the movie, but I say read the book. It's better.

4. Where's Karl?, Stacey Caldwell - The Man, the Mystery, the Legend - look for Karl Lagerfeld throughout the pages of this fun book. I'd probably keep this on the coffee table for when you're bored and sick of looking at Facebook.

5. The Sartorialist X, Scott Schuman - This is a beautiful book by one of my favorite street style photographers. Check it out - his photos are fabulous.

6. All In Good Taste, Kate Spade - I am a huge fan of Kate Spade even though her stuff has become pretty commercialized. It's still cute and quirky. Her guide to entertaining is a cute as her designs.

7. Lipstick Jungle, Candace Bushnell - From the woman who brought us Sex and the City - Lipstick Jungle is about three women with high profile careers in New York. This has been around for a while, and it's good chicklit for sure.

8. Chasing Harry Winston, Lauren Weisberger - Three best friends all chasing down that illusive diamond engagement ring and finding love where they least expect it. This one is a great beach read.

Do you have any fashionable favorites? Share them, I'd love to read them!

P.S. Lauren Weisberger has a new book coming out in July called The Singles Game. Preorder it here.


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