Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #4

Property of Pen to Paper

What if a beautiful vintage dress could take you back in time?

Louise Lambert has always dreamed of movie starlets and exquisite gowns and longs for the day when she can fill the closet of her normal suburban home with stylish treasures. But when she receives a mysterious invitation to a vintage fashion sale in the mail, her once painfully average life is magically transformed into a time-travel adventure. 

Suddenly onboard a luxurious cruise ship a hundred years ago, Louise relishes the glamorous life of this opulent era and slips into a life of secrets, drama, and decadence. . . .

Dreamy and imaginative, The Time-Traveling Fashionista features thirty full-color fashion illustrations to show gorgeous dresses and styles throughout history.

First of all, before I start, I must say that this has been published since 2011. However, I have only heard about it since about September. I could technically go out and buy it. However, due to how I was raised, I can't buy a book without first reading it. So I will have to wait to see if I can get it from the library and lurk at any giveaways. On to the post! 

Time machines! Vintage! Opulent era! Cruise ship! And other magnificent things! 

All those things I just exclaimed above? Love them. Well, I've never been on a cruise and don't read cruise books, but it sounds interesting. And no, I have never even seen Titanic. Please don't take away my girl card! (Is that such a thing? Men have their own cards, so I just figured.) 

Basically my first line wrapped it all up. If any of you read my Wishlist Wednesday #2, you would know that I love vintage-y things. I am also a tad obsessed with the thought of time-traveling. Have any of you guys ever watched Quantum Leap? Used to be one of my favorite shows! 

Al and Sam from Quantum Leap

Although I'm not the fashionista in my family (my youngest sister is), I do like fashion. I want to look pretty! But overall, this seems like a great fun and light read. Don't you think?

Now I need to go see if any reruns of Quantum Leap is on. 

What do you think? Have you read this? 


**Realized when I finished this post that I could get an interlibrary loan. YAY! 


  1. what an awesome plot ! love it Our Wow ~ Katie @ Inkk

  2. I love that cover :)! It's so pretty. Great Choice!

    My WW!

    1. It is! Her hair even reminds me of mine :) Thanks!

  3. Wow, sounds interesting! And the cover is very pretty!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

    1. I'm not a big fan of pink, but it did catch my eye :)

      Thank you for coming by!

  4. So interesting, your comment that due to how you were raised, you can't buy a book without reading it first. I've come to that position just in the last couple of years. My book dollars are precious! So now, I read library books, then buy the ones I love. I hope you get your WW book soon!

    My WW

    1. Yes! My mom was always cautious about how inappropriate my books might be and then now it's just more of a caution of whether the book is worth it :) Thank you!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. This book sounds really interesting :)
    I absolutely love this cover! It's beautiful!
    Hope you'll be able to find it in your library :)
    Thanks for checking out My WW
    Samantha @ The Secret Life of a Bookworm

  6. This book sounds so lovely, a really interesting idea! The cover is beautiful too :)
    I hope you get to read it soon :) xxx

    1. It is!

      And thank you :) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I love time travel. And this cover is adorable.

    Thanks for stopping by Book Sojourner

  8. I've never heard of this one before, but the cover is gorgeous!
    Thanks for stopping by:)

  9. Thanks for stopping by and following! I've never heard of this book but it sounds good! I've only read a couple time travel books so I might have to see if my library has this one too!

    New Follower!

    1. It does! I can't wait and I hope you read it too :)

      Thank you and thanks for coming by!

  10. Thanks for stopping by, this book looks beautiful!

  11. I want to read this book too (I mean, TIME TRAVEL and VINTAGE, yes please)! But I don't really buy books without reading them first either, unless they're by one of my favorite authors (like Ally Carter) so I know I'm definitely going to love it! Saw at the end of your post that you could get this book through interlibrary loan, curious to see what you think of it! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    1. I know, best two things to put together! And I'm with you there! I haven't gotten it yet, but I definitely will soon. :)