Genre: Adult Fiction/Chick Lit
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Source: Received from publicist for honest review
My Review: The Overnight Socialite was fun and witty. Lucy decided to leave her home in Minnesota and move to the big apple to fulfill her dream in becoming a fashion designer. While working for a dress shop she gets the opportunity to attend a fashion show. Unfortunately for her she ends up falling and embarrassing herself in front of everyone there. Now, she is desperately looking to prove to herself and others that she can succeed in this business. Wyatt, a rich and educated bachelor wanted to write a book that indicated females with the right style and attitude can become the most talked about socialite.
One day Lucy catches his eye and she turns into his socialite in training project. The transformation was really fun and I enjoyed seeing Lucy change right before my eyes. Throughout the novel there was tension between the two of them. It was undeniable and very entertaining. The writing flowed well and the New York socialite mentality was spot on. I'm not a huge fan of chick lit books, but Bridie won me over. One negative thing was the ending. It didn't live up to my expectations and I wish Lucy had taken a different path. Overall, a great read with a sassy storyline.
The Socialite Look: How to Dress Like You Have a Trust Fund
By Bridie Clark,
Author of The Overnight Socialite
You know the type: It's raining, or 3 am, or the middle of yoga class and this woman looks crisp, pulled together, ready for her close-up. Her hair is freshly blown-out, her jewelry is tasteful Cartier. Linen wouldn't dream of wrinkling when she wears it. Seeing her, you envision a walk-in closet full of neatly folded Italian cashmere. She must be rich, you think. Her look would be impossible to achieve -- or maintain -- without a trust fund and a lot of free time.
Actually, the "socialite look" -- we're talking Aerin Lauder, not Paris Hilton -- is just a matter of mastering a few basic rules.
2. Before you make a purchase, try to calculate Cost-Per-Wear. A Burberry trench that you'll wear every spring for the rest of your life could be worth a splurge. Likewise you'll always want to wear a great watch, "everyday" jewelry with just the right amount of bling, a simple clutch for evening, a T. Anthony tote that's comfortable but chic. A little black dress is part of every socialite's arsenal -- make sure yours fits perfectly, and you'll wear it all the time.
3. Buy at the right time. Stores need to turn over their inventory to make room for new arrivals, so keep your eye out for sales. There's definitely a right time (usually January) and a wrong time (November) to buy that shearling coat.
4. Buy more than one. Say you find the perfect pair of jeans. The right length, the right wash, the right silhouette from every angle. This is a good moment to splurge by doubling down on an extra pair (and if they're really that fabulous, two). Same goes for all your basics -- white tailored shirts, black ballet flats, socks. This way you'll have a fresh set to rotate in when the original starts to show wear and tear.
5. Never compromise on fit. Who cares if it's cashmere -- if the sweater doesn't fit properly, donate it. Keep your wardrobe as streamlined as possible.
6. Take care of what you have. Even if you're short on "staff," it's worth it to pay close attention to the laundry. Skip bleach -- it will hurt the fibers of your clothing after many washes. Instead, soak whites in hot water using detergent and a bleach alternative, like white vinegar. Be vigilant about separating colors. Your jeans and delicates should never see the inside of a dryer. Lastly, spot-clean items instead of always dry-cleaning -- it'll save you money, and save your clothes the chemical treatment.
7. Never pay retail. Why blow your budget at the mall when there are so many places to buy designer clothing at deep discounts? Gilt.com (become a member by signing up at gilt.com/theovernightsocialite), eBay, and consignment shops are just a few of the spots you'll find marked-down treasures that look like you bought them on . Somebody did.
8. Master a speedy daytime beauty routine. We all need to get out the door quickly sometimes. After your shower, massage a small amount of mousse into the roots of your hair, flip your head and use a flat brush to blow-dry hair into straight, shiny panels. Smear on some tinted moisturizer with SPF, some mascara, and some lipgloss, and you're good to go.
9. To paraphrase , remove one accessory before you walk out the door. Less is more. If you want to look effortlessly elegant, put quality ahead of quantity and keep your look simple.
10. Exercise clothing should be worn solely to exercise. Ok, and back and forth to the gym. Socialites don't allow themselves to lapse into that comfy, sloppy look that can be so tempting on a .
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