A couple of weeks ago I was at Anthropologie looking for a fragrance that Julia from All About the Pretty recommended. I was so disappointed that they didn't have it. But, I ended up picking up another fragrance but I'll have to do a separate post on it. Just know that it smells divine. Anywho, while I was there I spotted this cute little book called "How to Live Like a Lady, Lessons in Life, Manners, and Style".
This book is basically about etiquette, which I'm finding out each day is a lost art form. One of my biggest pet peeves is lack of tact, decorum, etiquette, whatever you want to call it. It's like the old saying "chivalry is dead". Back in the day, girls from privileged families would go to
finishing etiquette school to learn how to act - basically.
Most of us (my self included) did not come from a privileged background but still I was brought up to have certain principles that applied to my gender especially when it came to running a household, for example how to set the table, how to sit properly when wearing a skirt/dress, etc.
Now some people may think that being lady-like is a no-brainer but I beg to differ. None of us were born with the innate ability to know these things, we were taught by our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and the traditions would pass on down from generation to generation. Well, not any more - it seems.
Anyway I'm saying all that to say even if you don't have someone to show you or tell you the proper ways to handle yourself in certain situations, there's a book out there for you. If anything, it makes a great coffee table book. :)