Why Audrey Hepburn Stuns in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

July 20th // 2 Comments

One of the most beautiful movies to come from the 1960’s, Audrey Hepburn stars as a dreaming girl who lives life in a frivolous, yet down to earth manner in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Here are the top reasons that her character, Holly Golightly, is easily on the top of my list for most amazing fictional characters ever!

She Eats What She Wants

All too often we see women feeling pressured into eating the “diet foods”…not Holly! She eats what she wants when she wants it! Eating donuts and coffee first thing in the morning? OK!

She Dresses in Style

For a woman to be expected to keep up her appearance isn’t as required today as it was back in the 60’s. A woman who chooses to value herself and show that outwardly by taking the time to style herself is a confident forward thinking woman in my mind.

She Decorates in New Ways

There has never been a film with a bathtub couch before Audrey Hepburn debuted this gorgeous piece of furniture in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Why not take a chance – go with what YOU like!

She Doesn’t Always Play By the Rules

Yea, she legitimately stole these crazy animal masks… that, by the way, I wouldn’t condone stealing…. but still! She shows us that playing by the rules is limiting and even suppressive at times. Break out of the box and do something different. It’ll inspire feelings of confidence, inspiration, and general happiness for sure!

She Knows How to Be Friends with Everybody

…Well except her landlord, but that’s his fault – not hers! Holly is the life of a party, there’s no doubt about it! She is always sure to see all her friends, even if just for a moment! She showers them with love and gratitude.

She Never Stops Dreaming

Even while she may not be able to afford the luxury of Tiffany’s, she never gives up on her dream! And when she comes close to fulfilling her dreams, she appreciates every little step along the way.

She Never Underestimates the Power of Red Lipstick

Even when everything around you feels like it’s crumbling down, flip open your mirror, uncap your lipstick, and pucker up because everything is going to be all right. It’s psychologically proven that the color red ignites emotions of confidence and a “make it happen” attitude.

She Rocks the Timeless Monochromatic Trend

While our style calendar may be experiencing a rebirth of this trend, Audrey Hepburn knew how to rock this look long before it graced any catwalk. Take it from the pro – pair your girly separates in black and white for a flawless look.

What do you think – does she win in your mind? Let me know your thoughts on this super classy lady in the comments below!

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Stylish Celeb BFF’s

July 19th // Comment Here

Who doesn’t love a bunch of beautiful celebrities who have true friendships on and off the red carpet? They’re just like us – while we may not have as fancy of friends as they do – in a big group there’s always that one girl who gets you and makes everything more fun!

The girl you can totally make eyes at and know what she’s thinking, the one you’d totally share a tent with while on a camping adventure…Yea, I’m talking about your absolute best friend! Let’s celebrate all these beautiful girls and their amazing friendships by counting it down:

 Alexa Chung & Poppy Delevingne

After meeting over 10 years ago at an early model casting, these two became fast friends. Between sharing shoots, writing for the same magazine, and skinny-dipping in Cannes after downing some whiskey, these two are true friends who stick by each other’s side and build one another up continually. Such pretty faces with big loving hearts for one another!

Cressida Bonas & Princess Beatrice

While Cressida and Prince Harry may not be boyfriend-girlfriend any more, that doesn’t stop Princess Beatrice from furthering their friendship. There’s a great amount of loyalty that goes into their friendship even through the break up. To see Princess Beatrice still reaching out is such a wonderful and thoughtful thing a true friend would do!

Kristen Stewart & Riley Keough

Despite not carrying the royal title, Riley Keough is The King’s granddaughter. The King being Elvis of course! Bonding over their shared personal style, music taste, and nearly identical hairstyles, it’s great to see that Kristen Stewart can actually smile after all!

Taylor Swift, Kate Bosworth & Karlie Kloss

Taylor Swift can easily be called Hollywood’s most popular girlfriend due to the fact that she genuinely cares about her friends and has so very many of them. The difference between Taylor’s friendships and other Hollywood stars is that she remembers when she was ‘a normal person’ outside of Hollywood and applies the same principles of loyalty, honesty, and true friendship to each of her relationships!

Vanessa Hudgens & Selena Gomez

Since their time on the Disney Channel, these two have been long-time friends. They’re absolutely adorable together, especially knowing that they were both Disney child-stars. Being able to see that connection stick through the years is so great!

Courtney Cox & Jennifer Aniston

It’s absolutely no surprise that these two ended up becoming such close “Friends” after staring opposite each other in the hit TV show all through the 90’s. To see their friendship blossom as their careers propelled forward after their first stint together is incredible! Such beauties!

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Trend Alert: Wide Leg Pants

July 18th // Comment Here

Fresh spring turned into a hot summer season faster than we could imagine! Breezy and comfortable is what every woman mainly looks for now! But you don’t want to wear a dress everyday, right? And shorts seem way too casual and perhaps not suitable for every occasion? This is why designers brought back this strong feminine and powerful piece of clothing to the catwalks this season – wide leg trousers!

The trend became fashionable in the 1960′s and 1970′s, but originated from the time between The World Wars when women had to work and focused on wearing more comfortable, easier to make and cheaper clothing. This year the trend is making the grand return to the fashion scene. It’s an excellent summer season style. Loose cut and breathable fabric not only gives a breezy feeling, but is also flattering in the sunlight and summer wind! The key elements to look for when choosing this easy and relaxed style are the cut and the fabric that should follow the curves of your body, the mood of the outfit and latest trends from the catwalks.

Here is a simple guide of how to wear versatile and fabulous wide leg trousers with my best styling tips included:

1. High-Waisted

There is no more simple way to look chic and casual at the same time like when wearing simple black and white colors together! Try wide leg trousers that bring out your feminine side and simple top to add the elegant summer touch to your outfit! And finish with shoes and a bag that add the final mood of the look!

2. Cropped

A simple and elegant way to wear wide leg cropped trousers this summer is to pair your favorite neutral pant with other various colors of the neutral family. Pairing high heels shows you purposely wanted the pants to be cropped to show off your cool kicks! You’ll look smart yet casual for any occasion!

3. Modern Minimalist

 

With graphic prints, neon colors, simple black, metallic and leather, you can add a bit of a modern touch to this already trendy style! I personally love this look worn by Margaret Zhang! Metallic tiptoe high heels, wide leg pleated trousers, turtle neck crop top, graphic cardigan and neon colored small bag – this is a fabulous outfit!

4. Inspired By Men’s Fashion

Wide leg trousers originated from the time between World War I and II when men were away at war and women had to take over all the responsibilities at home. This is also the time when Coco Chanel was young and growing as a designer, already influencing with her love for strong and independent woman! Pick out boyfriend tops and chunky watches to create a menswear inspired outfit.

So how will you rock this flowing trend? Tell me your style ideas below and if you’d wear any of these style inspirations?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Casual Fashion Remix: Slouchy Tees

July 18th // Comment Here

Let me guess, you’re used to wearing your favorite slouchy tee shirt with some old blue jeans that fit just right…but you’re starting to get tired of it, right? New shoes can do a lot, but sometimes the only way to really amp up and outfit is to switch things up with your jeans. Playing with new textures, prints, or even trying on a skirt for a change can have a profound impact on how you feel about your go-to outfit!

Printed Neutrals

If you’re easy going, then you’re probably close friends with the slouchy tee by now. To elevate your go-to jeans and tee outfit, try on a printed pair of pants for size. Sticking to a basic neutral of gray and cream, you can easily amp up your style with the addition of a fitted pant. Cropped capris or boyfriend fitted pants work well for this warmer season. However if you choose a longer pair of trousers, you can easily roll the legs up for summer and keep them long for fall – now that’s a smart buy!

Dressed Up

A colorful maxi skirt is my secret weapon for fabulous transitional style that works all summer long! Whether you’re going on a dinner and movie date, a family picnic, or to the beach, these long skirts work well for any occasion. It’s all about pairing casual basics that keep you cool and comfortable in the heat, while still allowing for movement if you’re on the go! If you mix a colorful skirt in a silky or chiffon fabric with a jersey slouchy tee you can easily transition it to a fancier ensemble with the addition of sparkling jewels and wedge sandals – even throw on a blazer if you’re going out at night!

Girlfriend / Boyfriend

Try out the menswear for girls trendy by pairing your oversized tee (possibly stolen…I mean borrowed, out of your guy’s tee shirt drawer) with some boyfriend fitted jeans. If you go for a look that plays on the oversized style of the pants and top and pair it with absolutely girly accents like classic heels and a tailored blazer, you’ll have a look that is absolutely casual but still has the element of being pulled together. Don’t go crazy on the colors and try to stick to the basics with cream, black, gray, and navy for a truly casual glam look. And don’t forget to layer a statement necklace too!

Hopefully these ideas have given you some inspiration to dig through your closet and find new pairing for your favorite slouchy tee! Let me know what you think of these styles and how you’d like to try this trend!

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Who Wore It Better?

July 17th // 1 Comment

Celebrities are always showing up on the red carpet wearing fabulous gowns by the top designers, but what happens when two A-listers end up at the same party wearing the same exact dress? It’s too late to change and half the time they don’t even notice it until PEOPLE Magazine prints it in their weekly offerings of tabloid exploitations. Showing up to the same party shouldn’t be that big of a deal if they accessorize in different styles, right? You be the style judge of these girls who accidentally wore the same dress!

Personally, I think it’s totally fine for two people to show up wearing the same design – granted they style it up with accessories differently. What do you think? Share with me your picks in the comments below!

 

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