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Book Review: When Life Give You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger...

Enjoy my book review of Lauren Weisberger's When Life Gives You Lululemons...Yes, I of course included my favorite parts of the book, my favorite quotes from The Devil Wears Prada and just for fun- my favorite Lululemon pieces. Cheers!



What book: When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger,

A Devil Wears Prada Novel


Arrive in a Devil Wears Prada state of mind. A glamorous world where Manolo Blahniks are clicking on marble. Demi Lovato's Confident roars. Ariana Grande ponies are flipping front row at a Tom Ford fashion show.


This novel gives us a glimpse into the next chapter for Emily Charlton...(played by the gorgeous Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada film). We all remember when she was hospitalized after the devastating scarf mishap... And worse still, she was sidelined from the ever coveted Paris Fashion Week & replaced by Andy Sachs (A girl WHO EATS CARBS for GOODNESS SAKE!)...


(Yes, whenever I'm too slow at something around our house, my husband usually snaps "You're Not Going to Paris!" It's rude.)



Our lead girl, Emily Charlton is a force to be reckoned with. The muscle behind the MET Gala and all things Miranda Priestly. The story picks up post RUNWAY Magazine days with her in LA at a NYE party with her husband...unfazed by utter chaos, utterly confident and fiercely ready for her next job as a PR PRO & Stylist to the stars. One phone call and she's off to NYC to handle a celebrity crisis in a way only she can...


Add two dynamite babes to the cast--Karolina and Miriam--they drank drama for

breakfast, "munched Xanax like gumballs" and had each other's back from suburbia savviness to social scandal and all the way back to Saks for a date night DVF dress try on moment...


Quotes from The Devil Wears Prada


Levi is thrilled that I channel my inner Miranda Priestly & remark to him in the mornings...."Is there a reason my coffee isn't here yet? Have you died?" --Miranda Priestly

(Of course it's not as cute as he was probably up late the night before taking care of sick people. No matter, I'll say it to my dear Fig, Figgie on my way to making coffee myself, ha!)





"You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos!"

Emily Charlton



"By all means move at a glacial pace; you know how that thrills me."

Miranda Priestly



"Do you have a prior commitment? Some hideous skirt convention?"

Emily Charlton




The Best Parts of the Book:

When Life Give You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger


We were catfished into a bit on self-love and body acceptance... I didn't even see that one coming. "And just like that..." (In Carrie Bradshaw's voice)... while reading a whole chapter about women feeling pressured to go under the knife for post baby tummy tucks (and quite beyond) under the pretense of hernia repair... I remembered... we're all beautifully designed just. as. we. are. And we're all free to audition for the girl band... (sings "Simply the Best" by Tina Turner and also the Schitt's Creek version).


Since Taylor Swift pulled this on us when she stocked her Lover album with breakup songs and her Reputation album with love songs (pause to let that sink in)... we recognize the tactic. Kudos Lauren Weisberger, you Taylor Swifted us. Hard.



The Best Parts of the Book:

When Life Give You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger


Girl gang. These women have one another's backs. They trust one another with their worst. They assume the best and "they don't care about that he said she said"... Their conversations will remind you of one with your sister or best friend. The kind of conversation where your sister says wearing full coverage underwear with your thong bodysuit top is ridiculous.....but you love them anyway and shoot back that their fitted tee is traumatizing the barista... ha! (PS this is my current fav bodysuit that everyone should own)


I'm not making a case for the morality of any of the characters. Honestly, I'm not in that business. It is always strange when we, as readers, can't decide if we're rooting for characters or just enjoying learning their stories as they unfold and entwine in compelling ways...This book absolutely made me laugh out loud... the writing is gritty and authentic.


The most intriguing part came when the youngest, most underestimated woman proved more cunning than even, our Emily (who would probably steal your CHLOE purse then help you look for it). This young gal didn't accept deceit in her life and handled the situation before her latte cooled. A quick nod to the spirit of a determined young woman. Don't mess with her.




Justice. But make it fashion.



That's All.



xo,



Courtney

A Cheeky Girl


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My Favorite Lululemon Pieces...


After the necessary reluctance, I have embraced Biker Shorts and these are without a doubt the most comfortable! I have them in black too. They are worth every penny. Plus, this tank top is my go "Gym" but actually going to Target to get a latte look. I wear both of these pieces in a Lululemon size 8...

This bra and leggings set is what yoga dreams are made of! THIS high neck sports bra is just my favorite-so comfortable and cute. And everyone needs a pair of THESE Align pants by Lulu, grab a pair or two to rock a workout or to read a good book at home... I wear both of these pieces in a Lululemon size 8...



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