It seems like my thrift shopping habits have influenced my book shopping as well. I found this book at Big Lots for $3. Yes, Big Lots, my American followers – the last place you expect to find a book. If you have watched ABC’s Extreme Makeover, you would be familiar with the author: Sam Saboura. I was excited to learn more about him and his style tips. The book targets the consumer vs. the style professional but I found it to be quite informative as a novice style addict. It covers body types, must have basics, accessories, dressing for the workplace and topics such as closet clean out, tailoring and efficient shopping.
My favorite part of the book are little sections called “Real Style Secret”. For example, he talks about the ideal length for jeans – three-quarters of an inch above the bottom of the shoe heel. It is always safer to buy them a little longer since there is a good chance they would shrink after the first wash. Also, do you know what the best time of day is to shop for shoes? As our feet expand and swell through the day, he recommends that we shoe shop midday, when our feet are in mid stage.
Speaking of shoes, for today’s outfit I chose Gianni Bini nautical theme shoes (similar here).
High-waisted skirt – Bebe
Stripe shirt – Guess