Modern Girl, Trend Expert and 'Job Genius' Jane Buckingham Shares new Tips and Secrets! (Book Review)
Modern Girl, Trend Expert and 'Job Genius' Jane Buckingham shares new tips and secrets!
With information on entertaining, etiquette, housekeeping, basic home repair, decorating, sex, and beauty, The Modern Girl's Guide to Life became a sensational bestseller as young women everywhere discovered this indispensable book covered everything they should know . . . but might not. Now, in this revised edition of the classic, style maven Jane Buckingham reveals more of the helpful tips and secrets that get passed down from generation to generation, but that many of us have somehow missed.
Full of practical, definitive advice on the basics—the day-to-day necessities like finding a bra that fits, balancing a checkbook, making a decent cup of coffee, and hemming a pair of pants—The Modern Girl's Guide to Life, Revised Edition includes new topics such as:
- Social Media 101: where you should and shouldn't be online
- Online dating: should you, shouldn't you, and how you can find the right guy
- Sexting: dos and don'ts
- Online flash sales: Are you really saving?
- Tips and tricks for eating organic, shopping at farmers' markets, and juicing safely
- Updated recipes, including vegan and gluten-free
- How to find the exercise you won't skip out on doing
- Interview etiquette: everything from what to wear to what to say
- Updated financial section
- . . . and more!
A lot has changed over the past decade, and leave it to Jane to keep us Modern Girls up-to-date! See below for Jane’s then vs. now favorites & look back at how far the Modern Girl has come.
Remember when? Jane looks back at how far the Modern Girl has come!
( Nostalgia at its best!)
Low-fat diets ~ clean eating
Peanut butter ~ almond butter
Grocery stores ~ farmer’s markets
Cosmopolitan ~ Moscow mule
Flower bouquets ~ Succulents
Burning CDs ~ Streaming playlists
Blockbuster ~ Netflix
Taxi ~ Uber
Scrapbooking ~ Pinterest
Coupon cutting ~ Tweet deals
Aerobics class ~ Barre class
Climbing the corporate ladder ~ Living the freelance life
Postcards ~ Instagram
Off the runway ~ Rent the runway
French tips ~ Nail stickers/nail art
Self-tanner ~ Contouring
AOL ~ Gmail
DSL ~ Mobile
Palm pilots ~ Smartphones
Toy dogs ~ Rescue dogs
Sex and the City ~ Girls
Paris Hilton ~ Kim Kardashian
The Newlyweds ~ Duck Dynasty
Britney Spears ~ Taylor Swift
Noami Campbell ~ Karlie Kloss
Penciled brows ~ Power brows
Juicy Couture ~ Lululemon
Diaries ~ Tumblr
The Rachel ~ The Lobb
Covering everything from parties to porn, interviewing to Instagramming, crockpot cooking to cosmetics, and all that’s in-between, The Modern Girl’s Guide to Life doesn’t try to tell you how to be perfect. It simply tells you the stuff you need to know, but no one thinks to tell you—like how your shape wear can get uncomfortably hot unless it contains cotton (good to know before you find yourself sweating away your blowout at the company holiday party).
My thoughts: I am seriously excited about this book. I NEED THIS BOOK! I have it on my night stand and I read little snippets of it every night before I go to sleep. It is very entertaining and I love it! I am looking forward to learning many things so that I can be in~the~loop with all of this stuff. Next to the Bible, Modern Girl is going to be my new guide for life!
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.