This week Mirabai of Moving Free with Mirabai is hosting Fashion Flash. The spring weather is making me want to get out and move again and I’m inspired by Mirabai’s exercise DVD’s shot on the beach or in the mountains of Colorado. She makes it look so easy and fun that I actually went out and bought a new pair of running shoes.
The Cheap Date Guide to Style
Like most of us, I started my fashion journey around age 13 when I was allowed for the first time to go shopping with a friend, rather than Mom. And for most of these years, I wanted not so much to stand out as to be appropriate. I’ve pretty much achieved my goal and now feel confident that I will be neither over or underdressed for all occasions. I look fine, but not especially interesting. I’ve been wanting to crank up my style a bit, but not so much that Seth Cohen of Advanceed Style would pick me out of a crowd. When I found a copy of The Cheap Date Guide to Style by Kira Jolliffe and Bay Garnett, I felt I found a source of fashion tips to take me where I wanted to go.
The authors are the founders of a uber hip UK mag called Cheap Date. The book is done in a magazine style of call-outs, photos and boxes that make you smile and nod– “oh that’s how its done”. Cheap Date gets its fashion inspiration from a diverse group of icons including Kate Moss, CHanel, Zac Posen, Jeanne Moreau and Keith Richards.I love the lists in Cheap Date and I think my favorite is the list of five dresses every woman should own:
* relaxed jersey
With sandels in summer and boots plus an over coat in winter, you’re ready for anything.
Other super easy tips for adding a bit of style include scrunching up your sleeves, adding a monogram somewhere, and tipping on a beret . Adding a pair of Ray Bans pulls it all together. Now this is fashion advice I can actually follow.