Here we go! We’ve been working hard during summer months, and now we’re glad to welcome you back from holidays with our brand-new book, “101 Ways to Look Expensive on a Budget” – a manual that, as the title promises, will allow you to become the most sophisticated version of yourself with the help of lots of inexpensive hints and tricks.
(and it’s already No.1 on Amazon.com in “New releases in Style and Clothing”! Thank you, my chic friends!!!)
As I frequently point out in my posts, looking expensive and glamorous is not a matter of money. Neither is looking expensive a matter of time. Time and money alone could, in fact, totally backfire. If you have lots of time (and money) to spend, but no plan at all, you can easily wind up with tons of useless stuff that’s just adding clutter to your closet—which is just the opposite of chic.
Looking expensive and sophisticated while still remaining on-budget is a skill, and—like any other skill—it can be learned.
I’ve learned this from personal experience as, for many years, I was lucky enough to have my self-run architectural office based in one of the most ancient buildings in the middle of the historic center of Florence. The palace still belongs to the same aristocratic family that had the place built more than five centuries ago, and during the time I spent there, I had the opportunity to meet stylish women from all over the world, including some of the heirs of the most ancient and noble families in the whole of Europe. I also got to know some of them. Some became close friends of mine, others were simple acquaintances. But all of them left their positive imprint and were truly inspiring in the deepest way.
I must admit that, at the beginning, class, allure, and, in general, a sophisticated presence appeared to me as ideals quite difficult to pull off. Little by little, though, I began getting accustomed to that new, exclusive world – turning my appearance, attitude, and manners toward a more refined mind-set.
I could understand what real style is—as expressed not only by clothes but also by allure, poise, and behavior.
I learned to spot the main tricks to dressing stylishly while still keeping to a budget. And I found out that, surprisingly enough, this is an essential feature for most European blue-blooded ladies, as, even if they live in the most beautiful frescoed rooms in the world, most of them do not always have incredible amount of cash in their pockets—the main part of their income being used to maintain and restore their properties and to pay the huge amount of real estate taxes.
Taking inspiration from my “inspiring ladies”, I learned the most effective tricks to make the most of yourself, no matter where you’re born or what your budget may be – and in this book, I’ll share with you all the tips and hints that I learned.
You will learn the most effective “luxury skills” to
(1) pick out stunning-looking but inexpensive items that will make you look pure luxe
(2) pick out top-quality, exclusive pieces without paying a fortune for them
(3) get sensational-looking grooming without spending a high amount, and
(4) develop mood, poise, and behavior in tune with the luxurious-looking lady you are going to be.
You’ll learn the cheats not only to make use of inexpensive items that look just great but also to pick out what flatters your figure—as, when it comes to looking expensive, picking out the design most suitable to your body shape is essential.
You’ll learn, also, to acquire attitude and manners that make a woman unmistakably high class.
Your newly achieved mood will soon become part of your personality—even if you are not rich, or classy, or sophisticated by birth.
And you’ll soon be amazed at how much better you will feel not only in your clothes but also in your relationships, both personal and professional.
Not only will you reach your goals, you will feel fulfilled in many aspects of your life, and more self-confident as well. You will soon achieve outstanding results that will infuse your whole style—and lifestyle.
And you will soon become the beautiful, charming, and sophisticated lady of your dreams.