For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
I love Audrey.
Yesterday, for my last-minute impromptu Fashion Friday post, I mentioned that I was considering buying the Uniform Project LBD- little black dress. So cute, with its little Peter Pan collar; I felt like I’d be channeling a little Audrey every time I put it on. I went searching for a picture of her in a similar dress.
Along the way I found a few other dresses that I feel also evoke the lovely lady, the style icon that puts all other style icons to shame. And I wanted to share, because they’re all so lovely and I’m really just in a very Audrey mood at the moment.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress;
dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Audrey was impeccable.
I love this dress, the Oh La La, at Shabby Apple. I love Shabby Apple in general, for window-shopping anyway. I haven’t yet taken the plunge to purchasing. Vintage inspired and you can search by body type, MY KIND OF SITE. They’re currently running a sale on most items, 20% off of most items with code Summer20. OH LA LA.
This one, La Tour Eiffel, would probably suit me better. I don’t really wear red.
Yes, I’m cowardly, but I’m also practical.
Don’t buy clothes you like to look at, buy what you’ll wear.
They remind me of this outfit. The shirt was recently sold at auction, how I wish I was made of money, to own some of Audrey’s clothes!
I came across a fantastic “green vintage” site called Zuburbia. Green because it’s vintage, right? Oh no! SO MUCH MORE.
- Eco-dry cleaning and laundering with eco-detergents
- Free carbon neutral ground shipping
- Ten trees planted with every order
- 1% for the Planet member
- Recycled packaging materials
- 20% of all fur and reptile sales donated to animal activist charities
AND with each item purchased they will:
- Plant ten trees in Haiti
- Provide a child with clean drinking water for one year
- Provide lunch to four hungry children
Zuburbia is seriously awesome, why can’t every company operate this way?
At Zuburbia my friend Danielle liked this “cupcake dress” in tulle:
Too “pretty” for me, I can’t pull that off. Plus it’s white and I’m known for dribbling my drinks down my chin. But it does have that Audrey feel:
(That dress also sold at auction. Can you imagine owning that piece of fashion history?)
This was the dress that I was immediately drawn to.
At first I thought it was because it reminded me of Audrey:
Hmmm. Maybe not. Maybe it reminds me more of me, circa 1994:
Yeah… I’ll admit to channeling a little Audrey now and then.
Yes? No? Somewhere I have photos of the back of that dress.
Here’s the thing. I am socially inept. I have a slight stutter that resurfaces when I am nervous. When I need to go somewhere fancy, or somewhere where I don’t know anyone, I tend to dress in character. Often Audrey, sometimes that other wonderful Hepburn, Katherine. It makes me, ironically, less self-conscious, my speech more fluid. Am I the only one who does this?
Next week I go to BlogHer in New York City, the big convention for women bloggers. If you’re there and you see an Asian chick dressed as a Hepburn, it’s probably me, and I’m probably dying inside. Be gentle.
Who inspires you to be more like your best self?
I believe in pink.
I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot.
I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.