If you know me at all, you know I’m just crazy about Tiffany’s! So when I found out there is a new line of wedding dresses all inspired by Audrey Hepburn as the fabulous Holly Golightly, I was beyond excited! The Bridal Collection was created by Reem Arca for Spring of 2018. The beautiful gowns come in both white and black, paying tribute to Holly’s classic black gowns from the film.
Happy Saturday, everyone!
I can’t believe how fast October has gone by! Halloween is a week away! Throughout my Halloween adventures, I’ve found that the last minute ones were always the best. While these plans can be fun & exciting, it can be difficult to come up with an awesome spur-of-the-moment costume. A few of my last minute costumes included a baby (pig tales, footie pajamas, stuffed animal), and a mouse (hair tied like mouse ears, all black, eyeliner whiskers). “I’m a mouse, duh!” But seriously, these were great costumes that got me a lot of compliments.
I came up with a few more ideas as well:
- Minnie Mouse
- Holly Golightly
- Mary Poppins
- Mean Girls
These costumes can be put together with minimal shopping additions. Most of these things are probably already in your closet, so putting the outfit together should be a snap!
Comment below with your last minute costume ideas & stories!
After countless times of watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s, I’ve always wondered about where Holly got her morning breakfast before gazing into the Tiffany’s window.
I knew it started with an “S,” at least the bag gave that much away. But while browsing eBay for Audrey Hepburn dolls, I saw that there was a close up of her bag & coffee, with a name!
This question had always bugged me. I mean, where would eclectic & fashionable Holly get her morning pick-me-up at 6 AM? To finally have an answer, I felt closure (Okay, I’m a little dramatic. But this had always bugged me. Plus, wouldn’t other Holly Golightly lovers wonder this??).
So I did a little bit of research about Schrafft’s. What made this place acceptable for Holly to dine?
Schrafft’s was a chain of high-volume moderately priced New York restaurants connected to the Schrafft’s food and candy business of Boston. They offered large, pleasant dining rooms “in the better areas” which often attracted ladies who were in these areas for shopping. Schrafft’s restaurants had a lot of women lunch customers and it was said this was because they felt safe there, where, until later years, there were no standing bars. Schrafft’s was in fact one of the first restaurants to allow unescorted women on a routine basis (Holly, anyone?). The dining rooms, which had tablecloths at dinner time, and later had separate standing bar areas, were supplemented by fountain service lunch counters, separate rooms in which were displayed for sale Schrafft’s branded candy and ice cream, and various items such as cellophane-wrapped gift baskets of fruit, candies, etc., and stuffed toys.
“Everyone wore hats and handmade suits. And if you were a lady, it was safe to sit at the soda fountain and drink gin from a teacup (Source).”
Despite the famous shot, Hepburn didn’t care much for a Danish treat. According to a 1960 New York Times report, “Miss Hepburn, it developed, had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s.”
Apparently this was a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, as well as some dessert! Sadly, Schrafft’s is no longer in business. Though, it’s almost for the best in a way. Nostalgia & remembrance of a better time make me glad that Schrafft’s can only be found in pictures. And, of course, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Holly Golightly is one of my favorite female movie characters. Strong, independent, & of course fashionable. Her care-free style & easy, yet beautiful, outfits are a true inspiration to me as a fashionista. In many ways, Holly has a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe takes a minimalist approach to your closet-in essence, you have between thirty to fifty pieces of clothing that can be interchanged to created numerous outfits. The pieces tend to be classics, such as a trench coat or basic dress. When I heard about the idea of a capsule wardrobe I thought, “Never gonna happen.” Then I thought of the wardrobe that Holly has in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. While I don’t think her wardrobe was minimal by choice (hello, the girl loved Tiffany’s!), she had one anyway.
If you pay attention to what she wears throughout the film, she actually re-wears a few of her outfits. Many times she just changed a few accessories or her shoes. While I personally can’t even think about having a capsule wardrobe (I’m more of a closet hoarder like Carrie from Sex And The City), I do understand the reasons & benefits. Looking at Holly’s pieces, she has a beautiful selection of outfits. They are versatile, offering mixable outfit options. Pops of color help her stand out in a crowd, & unique accessories take her from plain to glam! I simply adore Holly’s wardrobe, & I think most of the pieces she wears could be easily incorporated into anyone’s wardrobe today!
- Sandals-The big sister of flip-flops, sandals add a little more glam to an outfit!
- Swim Suit-Go for a style that makes you feel confident!
- Sunglasses-A necessities to keep your eyes shaded, though you can take a tip from Holly Golightly & wear them as a fashion statement!
- Magazines-Leisure reading is total beach protocol!
- Anchors-Reminds you that the sea is never too far, & to always stay grounded!
- Nail Polish-A pedicure is in order if you are showing your toes this spring. Go for bright, cheerful colors. This one by Essie called “Where’s My Chauffer?” is just darling!
- Makeup Bag-While full-on makeup at the beach or pool isn’t necessary, having a few key items for touch ups will be a life saver!
- Tote Bag-The use? To carry all your goodies, of course! This Kate Spade bag is so chic!
Leave a comment with your favorite Spring Break must haves!