Why I love Chic Simple Books and Kim Johnson Gross
I have only been blogging for about two months and so many amazing things have happened to me in that short time. I have connected with so many of you and have learned so much knowledge that I never would have thought I would understand – HTML, how to optimize photos, and what an f-stop is. But last week, I had the best surprise.
I am still hyperventilating I am so excited. In one of my first blogging posts – Finding Potential In Your Closet, I mentioned Kim Johnson Gross along with Jeff Stone, the creators of the Chic Simple series of guides to modern-day living that I just love.
They are not high fashion or celebrity driven books, but offer real life style solutions for everyday dressing for all major and minor events in your life.
I have studied them almost until I had them memorized. I still use them as a reference when I need some wardrobe and/or accessory help. If you are not familiar with them, just think of the way InStyle Magazine has pages where the clothes are laid out on a white background, placed as you would wear them. That presentation method we can thank Kim, Jeff Stone and Chic Simple for.
Well, last week when I opened my e-mail I saw not one, but two emails from Kim Johnson Gross in my Inbox. I thought, “oh, it must be from Amazon about her new book that I pre-ordered”. So I clicked thinking that would be what I would find, but it wasn’t, They were notes from Kim herself, telling me how she found my blog because my post was listed with her name in a search engine.
She is my style icon and she likes my blog!!! I had to re-read them a second time before I went running through the house to find my husband, laptop in hand – exclaiming, you are not going to believe this…
Without the Internet, the extent of social media, and my blog I would have never been able to connect with her or any of you. Kim is coming to Philadelphia for a book signing in April, so I will get to meet her in person.
Her new book is: What to Wear For The Rest Of Your Life.
Now I wonder, if I create a post about how I love Ina Garten…. hmmm