Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s
“For all her chic thinness, she had an almost breakfast-cereal air of health, a soap and lemon cleanness, a rough pink darkening in the cheeks.”
I know you’ve almost all seen the fabulous movie adaptation of this novella, but I’m betting not a terribly large number of people have read the book. I am here to encourage you to enter the seedy of world of the real Holly Golightly. Published in 1958, it was quite shocking to the public at the time. The story, as you may know, is about a Holly who is a prostitute and socialite living in Manhattan. This gal, unlike the other women I have been writing about weekly, is not really what I would call an inspiration. She is cuts herself emotionally off from everyone, makes rash decisions, treats people who loved her like dirt, does not take responsibility for anything, gets involved on the wrong side of the law and never realizes the good things she has in her life until she’s thrown them away. Not really what I would call a winner. But Holly is definitely a charmer, and she does posses some endearing qualities. She preaches wildly romantic notions that make you just want to throw away all the things you own and roam the world looking for adventure at every turn. However, whether you like Holly or not this novella is definitely worth the read, Mr. Capote’s writing does not disappoint.
Today’s Guest Post is by Molly of still being [molly]! This lil girl is fabulous! I love her style and well her…swagger. She’s just so fun and cool! I am thrilled she’s here today to give us her festival style tips!
You guys! I am SO SO SO excited to be guest posting on Roxie’s awesome blog today!I have been reading her blog for a while, so I hope that I can do her freaking sweet blog some justice. :) The theme for today’s post is “What’s your music festival style?” Well, I LOVE going to concerts. Music festivals and outdoor concerts are one of my FAVORITE things about summer, so I was so pumped to put together a look for this theme.
I have a few DOs and DONTs for what to wear to an outdoor concert: DON’Ts of Outdoor Concert / Music Festival Fashion:
DOs of Outdoor Concert / Music Festival Fashion:
I snagged this top from Kohl’s a couple months ago for only $9 and it’s perfect for an outdoor concert cause it’s SUPER lightweight. And I love the open or “cold” shoulders. :) Also, my rainbow flip flops are kind of my favorite things in the world. For real. These babies are like 10+ years old and I still love them.
To trend-ify your outfit, throw on a statement necklace or arm party… don’t do BOTH cause you don’t want to overwhelm the outfit. :)
I wanna thank Roxie for letting me guest post here today! She is AWESOME. I blog over at still being [molly] - so come stop by and say hi! :)
[Outfit Deets: Shirt: Kohl’s, Shorts: JCrew Factory , Bubble Necklace: JCrew via eBay, Flip Flops: Rainbows, Bag: Target (old), Sunnies: Dollar General]
xoxo, all for now :)
Our 4th wedding anniversary is coming up this week so I’ve had wedding attire on my mind. I love going to weddings, I think they are just a feast for the eyes: the cake, the dress, the flowers and all the guests. But dressing for a wedding can be so stressful; my tip is to read the invitation carefully or just ask the couple. There is nothing worse than being way under dressed for a wedding or going to a conservative wedding with a non conservative neckline. My recommendation is to always pack a cardi in your car just in case and never ever wear a white dress, no matter how cool the bride says she is with it. Even if you look great in white people will assume you are being disrespectful.
Dress- The Gap (similar-ish)
Shoes- Payless (similar-ish)
Accessories- Gifted and Thrifted
My biggest style tip is to take a cue from U.K. style and wear something fabulous on your head. How many occasions do you have to wear a huge hair piece? I’m betting not that many, so take advantage.
Are you guys attending some weddings this summer? Do you enjoy the fashion parade or does all the potential for mishaps stress you out?
Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
“Forgive me, but being a guy is so easy. A little Kiehl’s, a little Bumble and Bumble, a peacoat, and Chuck Taylors and you’re hot.”
We (mostly) all know and love Mindy as her character Kelley on The Office (US), but in her book you can get to know the real Mindy through a series of shorts essays on her life and some of her observations like “Why Do Men Put Their Shoes on Slowly?”. Mindy is of course charming and hilarious, by mid way through the book you wish she was your best friend. At the beginning of the book Mindy write mostly about her average childhood. She discusses the politics of girl friend groups and what it’s like being the chubby girl, all things I find very rateable and comforting to read. Mindy is up front about her flaws and owns them, like her addiction to sweets, her difficulty with style and her inability to let someone else win an argument. Even though she talks about how angry she gets and her many embarrassing moments, she works hard and perseveres to land herself a writing, producing, directing and acting position on one of the most popular comedies today. There is no veneer on Mindy; she is the perfect example of how you can be flawed and fabulous.
Today’s Guest Post is by Giovanna of Olive and An Arrow! I adore this gal, she is so upbeat and fun! Her style is full of color and brilliant prints! I couldn’t be happier that she’s here today to talk about her festival style!
Hey there lovelies! I’m Giovanna from the blog Olive and an Arrow! I’m extremely excited to be guest blogging for Roxie while she is away! Roxie asked me to post on what I would wear to a summer music festival! What better way to celebrate summer than with some awesome outdoor music and festivities!
I chose this look because I feel it embodies the laidback vibe you want to achieve at an outdoor concert. The top is airy and you get the benefit of wearing shorts while still looking put together! Flats or wedges go with the look and you know you’ll always be comfortable and ready for anything! Which is key—when you’re rocking out to some great music!
Thanks again to Roxie for letting me guest post while she is away! Feel free to stop by my blog and say hello!