By Rachel Bertsche
What lady hasn’t visible photos of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyoncé and needed she had their outfits, their abs, their probably faultless lives? For Rachel Bertsche, those celebrities are the epitome of perfection—self-assured and without problems cool. but in recent years, among juggling her occupation, her marriage, and her dream of changing into a mom, Bertsche feels whatever yet positioned together.
In Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood position models—while sticking to a budget—to see in the event that they quite carry the keys to happiness. whereas attempting to free up the stars’ secrets and techniques, from Sarah Jessica Parker’s cloth wardrobe to Julia Roberts’s feel of calm to—maybe one day—Jessica Alba’s stylish being pregnant, Bertsche learns necessary classes. A toned physique doesn’t come effortless or reasonable, averting social media can do wonders to your peace of brain, and self belief is the main to pulling off any outfit. yet can she immerse herself within the A-list way of life and nonetheless remain precise to herself? and should her pursuit of perfection quite bring about happiness?
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