Outfit: Modern Audrey


As my black and white movie recommendations will attest, I grew up watching more old films more than modern ones. So, I liked Audrey Hepburn from a young age before I knew that liking Audrey was a "thing." I was always a bit surprised in college when friends had Breakfast At Tiffany's posters on their walls since that was one of my least favorite Hepburn films and even more surprised when I learnt that some of those ladies hadn't even seen the film. Today her image and her words are remembered as often as her films and the former is probably the most enduring on those ubiquitous posters. Liking Audrey Hepburn has become so commonplace it's pretty much cliche; something you almost don't want to admit to for fear of seeming "basic." But I still do like her; I admire her character and the amazing things she did with her life and fame--and I simply like her style. Half of the pleasure of watching her films is seeing what is wearing and the natural elegance she adds to even the simplest attire. I find a lot of inspiration in her films (my favorites being Charade, How To Steal A Million, and Funny Face). My outfit today feels like something she would have worn in Funny Face--half beatnik, half (forced) ladylike from her new modeling contract. That film is such a visual treat for any fashion fan with winks to real people in the fashion industry and more beautiful costumes than you can count. My biggest departure from her classic style is probably all of the marigold yellow and quirky cat faces on my trench coat, but I'm neither a beatnik nor model and this is a quiet town not Paris...




Today I'm also wearing two of my favorite rings from my collaboration with Mejuri. They're beautiful rings designed to bring elegance to the everyday--chic and well-made, but not so fancy you can only wear them on special occasions. And I'm giving away both of these rings, so check my blog again shortly for details on how to win them.

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14 comments:

  1. I have to admit I have not- nor ever will- be a cat person, BUT I love the little kitties on your coat!

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  2. That's such a gorgeous outfit! I love the colours!
    And no one should be scared of seeming "basic", there's nothing wrong with it. Society constantly shames anyone who likes anything so just be yourself and don't be scared of saying what you like.

    Marta - www.aroundcolours.blogspot.com

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  3. This outfit couldn't be more perfect. SO much LOVE! <3

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  4. Love your scarf! Beautiful outfit as always. I love your style and the locations where you take your photos! Also in love with the braided sand ring!

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  5. You're definitely channeling Audrey in these photos! I love the cat embroidery on that coat and I'm always a sucker for a cute gingham skirt!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  6. Audrey Hepburn is forever a classic and she was so, so beautiful!!! ♥ Audrey Hepburn movies are my favorite movies. hands down. (and add in a cary grant or a greogry peck? oh, swoon!) Have you seen Wait Until Dark? I think Charade is still better, but I think it may rival How To Steal A Million (ahh who am I kidding?? it's way too hard to decide!!) If you have (or will) I really, really want to know what you thought!

    Love the outfit!!!
    lottie

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  7. Your trench coat is so amazing! I am obsessed with this whole look!!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  8. Love the pops of mustard yellow with the black and white. My favorite Audrey films are Charade and Sabrina. She's such an icon.

    http://clossest.blogspot.com/

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  9. Love this outfit and my favorite piece of Meiji jewelry is the lotus earrings!

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  10. I've never liked Breakfast at Tiffany's much either- glad to see I'm not alone in that opinion. How to Steal a Million is my Audrey Hepburn favorite.

    This outfit is perfect.

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  11. @Lottie, I think Wait Until Dark might be a better, more dramatic film than Charade (and certainly shows Audrey's range as an actress), but I really like her more playful films and am a sucker for good costume in a film as well! Charade has just everything--great twists, great clothes, witty dialogue, Cary Grant :p And How To Steal A Million is sillier, but again so fun!

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  12. Love this outfit, especially that trench, so cute! Also, the colour are always so beautiful in your posts :)

    Rachael xx.
    theteacozykitchen.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Yes! Finally someone who likes Audrey Hepburn while disliking Breakfast at Tiffany's! For me nothing tops Roman Holiday.

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