The urge to go and splurge on books often underestimates my power of self-control and my ability to save. I've always relished the moment when you open a book for the first time, in all of its pristine glory. And we all, although rather strangely, cannot resist the smell of a new book.
There are those 'guilty-pleasure' books (mine are those tedious teen romance novels *hangs head in shame*). Then there are those 'make-you-look-intellectual' books (as a history student, this is me
Sali Hughes 'Pretty Honest'
A highly blogged about all encompassing beauty 'how-to' guide. It is the definition of incredible. Everything from identifying your skin type to how to do your makeup on the train. With great product and brand recommendations, and the low-down on everything you could ever want to know about beauty, it's one I would highly recommend for any beauty-obsessor like myself.
Alexa Chung 'It'
Alexa Chung, style icon, at your service. Even if it is for just a matter of 192 pages, most of which are full of polaroids, quotes and doodles. It's a good read, once you get past the shameless name-dropping (er, doesn't everybody know Jagger, Moss and Vogue editor Anna Wintour?). Most certainly on the lighter side of reading, perhaps being more of a decorative coffee-table addition rather than an in depth gossip-filled auto-biography.
'How to Be Parisian'
We all want to be a little bit Parisian right? Perhaps it's not what I expected, written by two of Paris' finest it's one short of a laugh-induced belly-ache. 'Love, style and bad habits', I think I'm starting to conquer what it really means to be trés Parisienne.