Shopbop sale: Spotlight on fashionable books

As the “Thrift Eye” moniker implies, I love finding a good deal. And if you didn’t know, I have this thing for books ;) So when I found out that Shopbop was having a sale, I thought I’d share this opportunity to get &  give the gift of books for the holidays! Enter GOBIG15 at checkout to get a nice slice off your final amount.

Here are some of my favorite books they have, of which I wouldn’t mind showing off on my bookshelf at home!

Big Book of Chic, fashionable booksShop Your Closet, fashionable booksVogue & The Met Museum of Art’s Costume, fashionable booksLove Style Life, fashionable booksAlexander McQueen, fashionable booksThe Dress, fashionable booksModels of Influence, fashionable booksMario Testino, fashionable booksThe Fashion Book, fashionable books

You have until November 30th to take advantage of this sale! Forget Black Friday!
Shopbop Sale

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EDIT: Giveaway closed and winner will be notified shortly via Instagram!
Happy Halloween, time for another book giveaway!!

Working in a world surrounded by books, I am frequently given and come across all types of books – more than I would ever want. I typicall give them away to friends and family, and now I’m giving them away to you! Once a month, I will give away a new or gently used book that I love, to a new home.

This time I’m giving away a new copy of Justina Blakeney’s The New Bohemians, a book to inspire you at home! Last time I had the giveaway running on here and on Instagram, this time I am attempting to just have it on Instagram to see how it goes. Click on the image below to enter!

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The giveaway is pretty simple, and it will be over next week! Don’t miss this chance, but if you do – I’ll have another one too :)

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**Thank you for observing/entering – the winner has been selected and notified. But in a little less than a month from this date, I’ll be having another book giveaway! Stay tuned -e**

It has been a very long time since I have done a literary related post and I thought the best way to do it would be by paying it forward to you all! Working in a world surrounded by books, I am frequently given and come across all types of books – more than I would ever want. I give them away to friends and family, and now I’m giving them away to you! Once a month, I will give away a new or gently used book that I love to a new home. This time, I’m giving away a copy of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr – which currently has spent 69 weeks on the NYT bestsellers list!! Enter below on Instagram!

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And the fine print – at the moment, this is only open to US residents. Winner will be selected randomly at the end of 9/16/15, and will be asked to privately provide mailing address that will only be used to ship book. The prize is neither transferable nor exchangeable, and cannot be exchanged for money or money’s worth. Instagram not your thing? You can enter in the Rafflecopter entry below by leaving a comment about the last book you read.

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Don’t want to wait? Get yourself a copy HERE :)

I look forward to continue these giveways – I have all kinds of great types of books to share!!

A literary take on fashion part 28

If you’re new to this books into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

It’s been quite a few months since I’ve done a books post! And while I’ve read lots of books in between, it’s hard to think of one that will translate well into a collage. It works best with characters that are described very vividly by authors, this is translated particularly well with juvenile books! Good thing I love tween/teen fiction!

Nudged after seeing A Little Princess film for the billionth time, I realized I should finally read it! Since I loved the Secret Garden, I knew A Little Princess would not disappoint either. Sarah Crewe grows up in India with her beloved father, spoiled by his riches, but unaware of her special lifestyle or circumstances until her father has to leave for war and she’s put in a girls school with the terrible Miss Minchin. There, she’s ridiculed for her intelligence by many, but Sarah is unfazed and continues to live lavishly but also humbly, making friends with unexpected characters. In a sad twist of fate, her papa dies, and all their money lost in the diamond mines. Sarah is left with no one, and nothing to her name after Miss Minchin takes everything away – that is, except her doll and a dress she quickly grows out of. Sarah gets to stay at the school as a charity case, where Miss Minchin more or less tortures her everyday and the only solace Sarah finds is making up stories, being friends with a rat, and continuing to believe that all girls (including her) are princesses. It was a great, and timeless story.

A little princess

Coraline by Neil Gaiman, was one of those books that seemed to get stuck in my to-read list. When I finally read it last year, I was pleasantly surprised by the adorably dark story. Coraline is in a slump after moving to a new flat – her parents are distracted and aren’t giving her the attention she needs/wants. So she begins to poke around her new home and meeting the odd fellows living upstairs and downstairs. Some of which are curating a circus of mice, others that talk to themselves. She’s given a stone with a hole and doesn’t know what to do with it. But when she suspects the neighborhood cat is more than a cat, things start getting weird. She finds a door that leads to nowhere in her home, but at night that door opens into another dimension in which there’s a bizarro mother and father that treat her much better – the only caveat is that they have buttons for eyes. Coraline quickly learns things aren’t what they seem and has to fight to get back what she had before. It’s the perfectly untypical kid story, no fairy tales, no princesses here!


Have you read either of these books before? If not, you must!

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