in all honesty, after reading amanda brooks' first chapter, i can hardly say that i have any real classic pieces. my necessity is comfortability + casual. strong emphasis on casual. but as a girl woman no longer in her, to put it delicately, younger days, having more sneakers and boots than heels, more oversized tees than blouses, i must be reformed to some degree. this will be my biggest hurdle.
i received this book for my birthday from the originative last year, but i was in the process of moving so it got stored away in a box. i finally got a chance over the weekend to actually read the first chapter and skim
through the rest after being intrigued from what i had read so far.
i could not have read this at a better moment.
i found my closet in a state of crisis several weeks ago. one could possibly mistaken it for a boy's wardrobe save maybe the three skirts that i have. i have been buying mostly for comfort (and making sure comfort looks good) but i had nothing to dress up a pair of khakis. i had to make a rule for myself that if i dominated in tom i would have to off center it with some girl and vice-versa.
a signature is like a rule, but it's more permanent and noticeable. it is a part of your look so constant that it defines you, makes you stand out, and becomes part of your fashion identity. ---amanda brooks, i love your style, p26
this book is all about discovering your personal style and how to take staple items and make it your own. i thought i would spend the next few posts blogging about this book, and my new purchases i will be making over the next six months to build up a strong wardrobe that i will hopefully never have to get rid of.