Enter The CHICK-tionary, Anna Lefler's new resource guide which includes 450+ words no woman can live without (though I must say I could live without a few of the more crass words/definitions included). To be honest, I'm not totally sure if the book is meant for women or for men, but I think both would enjoy reading it.
In fact, The Maestro and I both had a few laughs by randomly opening it and reading definitions on topics from fashion to relationships and everything in between. He learned a lot and maybe he'll understand all of his girls a bit better now. Plus, did I mention we laughed a lot?
Here is the very first entry in the book:
A-line, adjectiveAnd since I know you're dying to know just what Ms. Lefler has to say about a pencil skirt...
This term describes a skirt, dress, or similar garment whose silhouette flares out from the waist, becoming wider toward the hem and creating a shape that resembles both the letter "A" and a teepee, although, for some reason, the term "teepee-line" never caught on. Fitted at the waist and relaxed everywhere else, the A-line silhouette is both flattering to most figures and comfortable to wear. More importantly, however, the A-line will not divulge your figure flaws no matter how much it is waterboarded, unlike other garments that will happily sell your secrets all over town (see also: pencil skirt).
Pencil Skirt, noun
Named for its straight, slender silhouette, the pencil skirt is a very popular garment with women who appreciate classic, body-skimming style. It's worth noting, however, that unless you're buying the skirt for your twelve-year-old son, you can expect to make a trip to the tailor because, as a rule, women are not shaped like pencils.
This book is full of fun little definitions just like that, which only we girls truly understand. And as much as I love the one pencil skirt that is hanging in my closet, it only gets worn when I am under a specified weight, and since I am currently over that weight, it is gathering dust, because I am never shaped like a pencil. Ever. And I love me some A-line skirts, amen.
The publisher has graciously given me one copy to give away. If you would like to win that copy, leave a comment with your favorite girly word and its definition. Have fun!
And oh! If you want to hear more from Anna Lefler, she has a blog: Life Just Keeps Getting Weirder.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher via TLC Booktours in exchange for this review.