Cheap Chic by Caterine Milinaire and Carol Troy

Sheila Chairvolotti

2 Stars

August 21, 2015

Let me preface this review by saying that I am not the intended audience for this book. In the foreword by Tim Gunn quotes the authors saying, We figure that anyone who's sharp enough to buy this book isn't sitting around spending huge amounts of time 'saving money' with homey handiworks when they could be out making the money to save them the time." Honestly, had I read this before requesting this book for review I would have passed it by. So for me, a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, raising kids and animals. . .doing what we can to live frugally. . .yup, this book is not for me. 

Okay, well I requested it and promised a review, so here goes! This is as reprint of a book that is very fashion-y. It is a great historical guide through fashions up to and including the '70's. It showcases famous and random individuals' own styles and highlights how to have a style like those. It also gives styles in different countries/industries/hobbies that can inspire day-to-day fashion. 

The cover is bright and colorful, the interior pages are filled with black and white photos and line drawings.

All in all, it's not a book for me. If you are a fashion lover you may find it interesting, but for me, give me my blue jeans and white t-shirt and I'm all set. 

I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.