In Life, Style, What I bought, What I read

April 2017: What I bought watched and read

WHAT I READ

Looks of Love

All about outfits and the love that goes into them, or the people (e.g. celebrities) who wore them in times of love. An interesting take on fashion. A nice flip through.

Couture Confessions

I think no one wants to read this book because the cover looks so outdated and terrible, when in fact it is quite modern. I enjoyed reading the author’s posthumous conversation and take on what each designer would have said (taken of course from what they DID say in the papers and media)

The wasp that brainwashed the caterpillar

I thought I would find this boring but the title caught my attention. I’m glad I read it, it was SO interesting, and I learned a lot more about how weird and wackily wonderful the animal world is. Highly recommended if you’re into witty, weird stuff.

THE KINFOLK HOME: INTERIORS FOR SLOW LIVING

A book on rather minimalist interiors. All the people featured or interviewed were designers (interior, furniture etc) of some sort. A nice voyeuristic look into other people’s homes, and I didn’t feel quite as bad having such a blank space as a home.  

I WANT TO BE HER: HOW FRIENDS & FAMILY HAVE HELPED SHAPE MY STYLE

Part memoir, part style talk, I rather liked the book even though Amazon reviews say otherwise. I liked that she made me think about who influenced MY style, and I almost want to write about the people I remember who have done that. It was nice reading about style through someone else’s eyes and how they have arrived at that.


THE NEW FRENCH COUTURE

This would have been better as a coffee table book, if I had a coffee table and if I wanted to cover it in fashion books. It wasn’t great as an e-book. I couldn’t read it. It was too dense, my eyes were glazing over…

PRETTY HONEST

It’s like a British version of Paula of my favourite skincare line Paula’s Choice! I LOVED THIS BOOK. Full of great tips, suggestions, ideas, and the straight truth about skincare, aging, wrinkles, beauty and what to do and what not to do. I really recommend it to anyone who is interested in knowing what matters and what doesn’t for your skin, health & beauty. Like a beauty primer. This would be a great book for any girl or woman of any age who would like a “How-to” guide. I learned a lot from it.

WHAT I TRIED TO READ BUT PASSED ON

Eating Words

I love food books but this one put me to sleep.

WHAT WE SEE WHEN WE READ

The title sounded good but I am not THAT into the language that I could read this. If you are really into reading and books and words, this would be it for you, but it wasn’t an easy read for me. Or maybe I was just too sleep-deprived.

WHAT I BOUGHT

Not so much “bought” as received c/o, would be these Dagne Dover bags with my full review here.

www.savespendsplurge.com/review-giveaway-dagne-dover-classic-tote-13-and-15-midi-tote-charlie-tote-lola-pouch/

As for other things I bought?

Nothing. Didn’t buy a single dang thing.

I am however, selling the Charlie Dagne Dover tote pictured above in Bone Leather with rose gold accents if you are interested! $300 USD + shipping costs to anyone in the world.

I may need new pants though, this is why.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have paid my $600K home in cash (my half was $300K), my $180K casr in cash, worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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