Casual Yet Chic: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

This year marked the 55th anniversary of the theatrical release of Breakfast At Tiffany’s. It’s my favorite live-action film.  Based on the Truman Capote short story, Audrey Hepburn (my favorite actress and one of my style influences) portrayed the iconic version of Holly Golightly.

I don’t know what it is, but I just love the whole plot of the story.  We meet a carefree New York transplant, adored by many.  But at the end, we realize that Holly’s flawed like everyone, and just trying to make it.  Who wouldn’t want a Paul Varjak? The Henry Mancini score, especially Moon River – swoon-worthy. The final scene when he calls her out… gahh! So good.  Playing hookie and going to Tiffany’s?  How perfect is that? That dream-like sequence when they took off their masks and kissed? Amazing…  (Can’t you tell I’m a sucker for a love story?)


This movie became a landmark in popular fashion/aethestics. The color scheme of aqua/”Tiffany” blue, with black and white = my fave! Let’s consider some of the pieces that were brought to life by Givenchy:

1. Black sheath dress, 2. a solid pair of sunglasses, 3. oversized sweater, 4. trenchcoat, 5. simple jewerly (pearls), 6. ballet flats,  7. Slim fit pants.

I’m sure we all have one or two of these pieces in our wardrobe. Thankfully with these classics, you find these items at most stores that you shop at.

This blog has a lovely breakdown of Holly’s looks.

Remember the tassel earplugs Holly wore when she met Paul?  My friend Corey made tassel earrings and shows you  how your can sport your own on her blog – check it out!

Oh! OPI has a new line in celebration of the movie.  I might have to stop by a store and pick up a few shades.

I think everyone has a little bit of Holly in them. What is your favorite part of the Tiffany franchise/legacy? The movie or the actual story? The fashion? The romanticism of NYC? Let me know!

Have a great week. 🙂


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