I dream of having a stylist come to my house, pull every single item of clothing I own out of my small closet, and be brutally honest about whether I should keep the stuff, or pack it all up and send it on its way. I dream about having that same stylist (who is very nice, by the way, and doesn’t make me cry, or feel ashamed of my aging body that bore 4 children) then take me to a store with just enough choices to let me feel like I have options, but not too many choices to overwhelm me, and gently teaches me how to pick the right clothes that look good, are comfortable and will survive my daily life of sticky hands, spilled coffee, splashed dish detergent and that inevitable acrylic paint that somehow always ends up on my pants. I’d like to blame my kids for my clothing not lasting longer then a day, but let’s be honest, I’m a hot mess.
So, back to my dream world. My stylist, would also have the ability to custom make me a few items of clothing that no one else had. This would be my favorite part. It would be like my 8th grade graduation dress scenario all over again..except that my mother wouldn’t be picking out the fabric, and the pattern, and making me wear nylons….come to think of it…it would *actually* be a whole lot better.
So while I’m waiting for my stylist/seamstress miracle worker to show up, I’ll just keep flipping through Lotta Jansdotter’s book Everyday Style, and keep dreaming. I’d love to give you a chance to do the same! This month we have picked 4 amazing books to read for book club:
- Playing with Surface Design by Courtney Cerruti
- The Making of a Rag Doll by Jess Brown
- Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter
- The 4 hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
We are giving away The Making of a Rag Doll, Playing with Surface Design, and Everyday Style to a lucky reader this month! Leave a comment below telling about your favorite item of everyday clothing by July 30th, and we will pick one winner and ship you these dreamy books to check out!
The contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner Jen!