Books to Read this Summer

Summer is the best time to catch up on our reading list that seemed to grow and grow throughout the year. With our newly found leisure time we can’t wait to dive into these books. After reading these books, you’re going to feel inspired, motivated, and ready to take on the world! Have you read any of these books? If so, let us know what you think!

#Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso

The founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, shares her story of being anything but a typical CEO. #Girlboss is an inspiring read for those seeking their path to success.

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Lean Dunham accounts her journey through Hollywood, life, and most prominently love.

Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht, also known as @DKNY PR GIRL, shares her story with The Devil Wears Prada-like moments included. She shares advice, inspiration, and “real talk” to those who are looking to leave their mark.

Nice is Just a Place in France by The Betches

A humorous guide on how to “get your way” from the creators of Betches Love This. Their half harsh and half true life lessons are sure to get everyone laughing and feeling empowered.

The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg is one of the most influential women of the 21st century filling the role of fashion designer, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother. She shares her journey to the woman she wanted to be starting with the timeless wrap dress, through her battle with cancer, and her “greatest creation”, her children.

How to Be Parisian Where Ever You Are by Anne Berest

Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas give an honest look at what it means to be a French woman today. They focus on how they dress, entertain, love, and attempt to behave themsleves wile admiting to being romantic, unpredictable, self-centered snobs. This book includes everything you need to transform into a modern French girl including recipes and a black book of the best places to go in France.

Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington, the creative director of Vogue, was fashion’s number one back stage girl until her debut in The September Issue. Her remarkable story and outlook on life give great insight to the fashion industry and the ladder to success.

It by Alexa Chung 

Alexa Chung has quickly become a fashion icon though her unique style and lingering presence. This collection of her personal writings, drawings, and photographs touch on her thoughts of life, love, fashion, and music.

Champagne Supernovas by Maureen Callahan

The 1950s had rock ‘n’ roll and the 1990s had fashion. Maureen Callahan tells the story of 1990s fashion through the life and influences of Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, and Alexander McQueen.

Living in Style by Rachel Zoe

Dressing some of the most powerful and well known people in the world, is just one of Rachel Zoe’s jobs. She has recently added mother of two to her list of chic titles and shares her secretes to a successful and stylish lifestyle.

Taylor Thompson
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Taylor is a recent graduat of The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Communication. During her time at The University of Oklahoma she was a proud member of Delta Delta Delta and served on the university’s Panhellenic Association. She shares her style and life in Dallas on her personal blog at A Pearl Kind of Girl.