And I Said What About Breakfast at Tiffany's

Friday, March 16, 2018


In high school, my creativity was just about as low as it is right now. During Spirit Week, we had "character day" in which we were supposed to dress like one of our favorite characters. Now, Spirit Week wasn't my favorite, but getting out of wearing my uniform for a full week was, so I scrambled to try to figure out a character I could be for the day so I didn't have to wear scratchy uniforms but also so I didn't have to go out and spend a ridiculous amount of money on a costume that I was never going to wear again. I ended up being Audrey Hepburn from a scene in Breakfast At Tiffany's and nobody knew who I was. Really, it wasn't surprising, as I'm sure not many high-schoolers in Buffalo suburbs were big enough fans of the movie to know that I wasn't just wearing a grey sweatshirt with jeans and a pair of flats and wasn't trying to recreate the outfit from the scene where Holly Golightly sings "Moon River" on the fire escape outside of her apartment. Should've gone for the black dress and pearls, huh...

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I've been idolizing this specific outfit from Breakfast At Tiffany's since I first saw it, sometime early in my high school years. The look is so simple, but so, so very Audrey and it just makes me feel chic. Well, I should say that this is my first time wearing this full ensemble together, which is a shame.

Finding a sweater identical to the one worn in movies became a mission for years. Any time I'd find one, the price was outrageous or it was out of stock or something was causing me to not be able to have the one item in my closet that I wanted more than anything else in the world. The moment I saw this Max Mara sweater hanging up in the back of the consignment shop, I think the heavens opened and angels might have been singing. Who's to know what happened that day, but all I know is that I waited patiently for it to get priced and snatched it before it could even hit the floor, I needed it that bad.

Is it identical? No, of course not, but somehow it's even better. I actually wear this sweater a lot, especially during the spring because of its three-quarter length sleeves and light cashmere fabric. It looks especially cute with a pair of lightwash raw hem jeans and a pair of tan and black captoe shoes that I got from Zara that look quite a bit like the iconic Chanel pairs. But that's not what today's look is about, is it?


All you really need for this look is a pair of black cigarette pants (really, these are vital for any Audrey look, aren't they? That's why Piazza Sempione has a pair of cigarette trousers called the Audrey), a mockneck sweater in a tan color, and a pair of black shoes. Also, for extra measure, you could also have a pair of sunglasses with semi-opaque lenses, which she does wear for part of the scene.

Despite the fact that yesterday's look on the blog was a crazy mix of prints, it's fun to put on something simple every once in a while. And who else did simple yet stylish fashion like Audrey did?


Sweater: Max Mara (via Cleveland Consignment Shoppe)
Pants: J. Crew (via Cleveland Consignment Shoppe)
Shoes: Celine (you guessed it...via Cleveland Consignment Shoppe)
Sunglasses: Miu Miu

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