I’m slowly but surely building up quite the fashion library these days and I’ve turned a great deal of attention lately to books that inspire me as much with their words as they do with their pictures. My latest find is from the Paris based Australian illustrator Kerrie Hess and it’s called Shoe String Chic. If all you did was flip through the book you’d find yourself drifting into another world entirely as her drawings take your mind away from reality. Her words, on the other hand, are both witty and extremely helpful! There are 101 tips for helping you live a chic-ful life without busting the bank. I won’t ruin the book for you but I couldn’t resist sharing a few choice pics. I’m keeping this book on my desk from now on for inspiration when the fashion goose needs a pick-me-up!