City Chic: An Urban Girl's Guide to Livin' Large on Less

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2003 - Self-Help - 247 pages
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Urban Girls work hard and play even harder. They have an eye for style that is only slowed by a budgetary bottom line. They live the lifestyles of the not-at-all-rich and the not-just-yet-famous. Soon enough, they will be superstars, oozing savoir-faire. But for now, before they assume the helm of the boardroom table, they still have their secret ways of living the good life.

City Chic is a practical, insiders' primer on how to squeeze the most style out of a small salary, how to creatively cheat at looking chic for cheap. From food and drink to personal maintenance to clothes to home décor, City Chic covers everything an Urban Girl needs to know.
--Big-idea decorating for small spaces
--Financially sound fitness techniques
--Cash-saving culinary tips
--Shopping sales calendars-by day, month and season
--and so much more!

 

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City Chic, 2E: The Modern Girl's Guide to Living Large on Less

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Editor in chief of Budget Travel magazine and the author of Wedding Chic, Willdorf has updated her delightful guide to living well on a dime. Although aimed at women in their twenties and thirties ... Read full review

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User Review  - sweeks1980 - LibraryThing

Like all advice books, this has some hits and misses. While there are some very dubious tips and anecdotes (the author talks about a friend of hers who spent hundreds of dollars on pillows for her ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
home
1
lighten up
3
furnish for less
17
free finds you can pick up on the street
31
final touches with flowers and plants
45
body
59
toning down your fitness budget
61
the only 5 spices you really need
137
entertaining for less
147
wear
159
the urban girls look
163
weeding in your closet
177
behind the seams
185
shop n save
197
style staples
219

snip your hair care budget
77
makeup myths
91
eat drink
107
drink your way into a savings stupor
109
pricesaving pantries
121
satisfy without spending
237
the books
249
the index
251
the author
253
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About the author (2003)

Nina Willdorf is an assistant editor for Worth magazine and currently lives in Manhattan.

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