• 4 Pieces to Build a Modern Audrey Hepburn Look

    Looking to update your wardrobe and create that classic look that lasts? Buy some pieces that have the ability to enhance your wardrobe and extend it. Start with these four pieces, and you’re on your way to creating a wardrobe that can expand easily. By adding solid pants and skirts, a simple LBD, solid colored tops, sweaters, and a variety of shoes, you’ll use this suggestion as your starting point and go from there. Starting with some basics will inspire you to look for more pieces that can go beyond just one season. Here are my picks for starting that Audrey Hepburn-inspired wardrobe for our times. Trench Coat by London…

  • Fifty Shades of…Shades

    Fifty Shades of Shades No. I don’t own fifty pairs of shades, nor have I read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I do own about six pairs of sunglasses. I just wanted to entice you with that title to get your attention and share some information on why you should protect your eyes from the sun. ♥ As I’ve aged, I’ve become a little self-conscious about my eyes. My friends may tell you I’m a little obsessed with it (and they are probably right). Keeping your eyes looking as youthful as possible is important to feeling good about yourself, however, I am firmly grounded. I know I can’t beat Mother…

  • Tiffany’s: Nothing Very Bad Can Happen To You There

    * * * Tiffany’s: the world’s most glamorous jewelry store, thanks in part to Audrey Hepburn’s role as Holly in Truman Capote’s film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Holly: You know those days when you get the mean reds? Paul: The mean reds, you mean like the blues? Holly: No. The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling? Paul: Sure. Holly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab…

  • Fashion Friday: WWAD (What Would Audrey Do?)

    Glitter. Have you noticed it? It’s ominpresent right now. Everywhere you look, there’s glitter. Glitter on the face, glitter on the nails, glitter on shoes and purses, on belts and jeans. Glitter is in. Jump on the bandwagon, ladies, if you want to be trendy. Or not. When you get ready to dive into the latest craze–zebra prints, skinny jeans, string bikinis, platform shoes, or feathers attached to your hair or worn as earrings–stop and pause. Ask yourself: What Would Audrey Do? Yes, that’s right, Audrey Hepburn. She may no longer be with us, but her style lessons will last forever. Now, before you get excited, hear me clearly: I’m…

  • The Mistake I Made

    I made the mistake of showing “Roman Holiday” this week to my feature writing class. Now I’m in trouble. It’s not because it’s not an appropriate film to show students before they read Taras Grecoe’s super creative travel piece by the same name from National Geographic Traveler; it’s not because I think they can’t relate; and it’s not because it’s an outdated film. It’s still relevant today. If it weren’t, I wouldn’t have had a student pass me in the hallway afterwards and say, “I love that movie! It’s so cute!” Cute, for sure. We’ve got dashing Gregory Peck as Joe Bradley and stunning Audrey Hepburn as Princess Ann. We’ve…