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10 books to add to your style inspiration library

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(I originally shared this list as a guest post on Librarian for Life and Style a few years ago.)

What is your personal style? I am constantly exploring what that question means to me — how to find inspiration, be different, be myself, stay frugal, be age- and shape-appropriate, decide if I care about age- or shape-appropriateness. Beyond the question of What do I wear today? is the joy in an aimless exploration of my own style potential. Here are some of my favorite books for that kind of daydreaming. 1. The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style: How to Wear Iconic Looks and Make Them Your Own Though The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style is seven years old, I feel the styles are iconic enough to remain inspirational for many more years. When I first bought this, I labeled myself California Casual and Bohemian, but now I’m feeling a little Arty Slick and Posh Eclectic. Though it’s not important to find a mold and cram yourself into it, this guide is nice for identifying what style categor…

What I learned about self care from my husband

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This essay I wrote for Parents.com in December has been shared 1,800 times!

My Husband Running Makes Me Rage & Here is What I Do About It I spent plenty of time feeling bitter about how easy it is for my husband to take time away from our kids to relax, and then I decided to borrow his secrets for self-care.