Although some of the sections in this book are rather outdated, I love the ideas in this one (even though not all the specifics translate to the year 2014). Long time readers of this blog will find many of the points she makes familiar. The first one I tried to drive home just a couple days ago in my post regarding the importance of a well-rounded wardrobe:
"But you must take the time and trouble to shop around for the ideal accessory and the perfect dress in a number of different stores and not be satisfied to dash out one Saturday afternoon at the height of the rush hour to buy the first article you lay your hands on." (pg. 18)
"No woman has ever lacked elegance because of an excess of simplicity but always because of an accumulation of elaborate details or of ensembles that are badly co-ordinated or ill-adapted to the hour and the occasion." (pgs. 18-19)
Dariaux, Genevieve Antoine. A Guide to Elegance. New York: William Morrow, 2003. Print.