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Modern-day LBD | Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn

Black Joseph Ribkoff dress w Turquoise Clutch_1

 

“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.” -A.H.

When the majority of the world thinks of Audrey Hepburn they picture LBDs and all the movies that she starred in. I do, too; however, I also picture her in the role she played as a mother, mentor, and humanitarian.

Growing up, I first came to recognize her as a role model not because of the grace she carried herself with or her movies but because of all the work she did outside of the film studio. First and foremost, I learned how Audrey Hepburn was such a caring individual with a really big heart who always felt the need to give to and help others.

So as much as I credit a lot of my style choices due to having her as a role model, I’d also like to think that she taught me lessons on how to be a generous and loving soul.

-C

 

Dress: Joseph Ribkoff; Shoes: Donald Pliner (currently on sale!); Clutch: Sondra Roberts

Mid-laugh photo shot by Amy Barker Richards

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Summer Style Icons

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All of the lovely ladies above had their own style and yet leaned towards classic shapes.  With high-waisted bikini bottoms and a-line dresses, staples of the 60s, back on trend again, along with gingham and simple aesthetics, it’s best to look towards these icons and their trademark summer looks for style inspiration.

Jane Birkin epitomized the youthful tomboy-ish look while Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly turned toward the classics. And if you’re wanting to go toward a more sultrier style, look no further than Elizabeth Taylor.

 

Who do y’all look to for summer style inspiration?

-C

 

(Check out my People Who Inspire Me board for more!)

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Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn!

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always looked up to Audrey Hepburn. The kindness and just how full her heart was along with her great sense of simple elegance that others spoke of deemed her as not only a fashion idol. Her actions also led her to be an idol for those who wanted to do good in the world and her words inspired others to be kind as well.

Therefore, I only feel it’s right to dedicate a post to her on her birthday. ❤

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Hope y’all are having a wonderful Saturday!

-C

(image 1: fanpop.com; image 2: fanpop.com; image 3: myinspiration.tv)

What to do Wednesdays

What to do…. When it’s ugly weather outside

Introducing: What to do…. Wednesdays

So far, I have only done some random posts that project thoughts that constantly whirr in my head. I would like to switch it up a bit by introducing a “stable” post for every Wednesday called What to do Wednesdays. 

Recently, there has been snow (more like slush) storms that have hit Oregon. This leaves for awful weather to walk twenty minutes in just so you can get to class. Also, apparently those who are prone to allergies, such as myself, end up getting sick due to such ugly weather.

In light of this, I have been thinking of things to do to preoccupy myself while avoiding the weather outside. It is never good to depress yourself even further by doing things that won’t lift your spirits, so do things that make you happy. Things that make me happy are:

  • Chowing down on Girl Scout cookies until I have had enough (Thin Mints=heaven)
  • Skyping with girlfriends whose pretty faces I haven’t seen in forever due to distance
  • Organizing my apartment (potential candidate for OCD)
  • Watching a Classic movie–anything directed by Hitchcock or anything that has Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly in it is preferred
  • Playing some happy music like Sinatra or the Beatles
  • Reading a good book
  • Making some hot Apple Cinnamon tea and muffins
  • Eating a yummy bowl of oatmeal with blueberries in it
  • Pinning so much amazing stuff that I find off the internet

The best thing to remember when the weather gets miserable, is that you don’t have to be as miserable as it. Also, bad weather always provide a good opportunity for having some “me time” 🙂