Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blue As Can Be


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Sweater
Kill City Black Denim
Skinny Suede Belt
Gold Chain
Vintage
Sunglasses
Studded Flats
Thrifted

"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"
-Audrey Hepburn

I thought a little bit of Audrey Hepburn might be a good way to start off the feel of this post. I woke up thinking about her and all the things that she stood by, all the things that she did within her lifetime, and I can't help but feel a little overwhelmed. Not only was she a wonderful actress, singer, and dancer, she had a huge sense of humor, intelligence, and compassion, along with strong determination to do what she was felt was right. She had a love for the arts, which is how most people know her; through her movies and film career. What a lot of people don't know about Audrey Hepburn is all of the work that she did after her Hollywood career. She retired from film at the height of it all and began humanitarian work with children around the world, devoting the last half of her life to this work. She became the UNICEF Ambassador in 1988, only to see her abrupt death in 1993. Her family continued her work after her death and created the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund. If you don't know anything about what she did then I urge you to check out her organization, which you can get to HERE.  She is a huge inspiration for my own work and a lovely reminder for the bigger picture, and why I'm doing what I'm doing.
And with that, I thought I should tie in the whole outfit, so I went for a little bit of Audrey Hepburn infused look. I wanted to do a very simple, classic look, but still keep it a little younger than most of those older styles. I first went with a black pair of pants that I could roll at the ankles (since I knew I was most likely going to be wearing flats) I paired the denim with a simple cropped navy sweater. I rolled the sleeves to go with the rolled pant leg. I added a pair of studded flats, to keep going with that vintage feel. To tie in the studs I added a gold chain, finishing off the look with a messy top bun and some very large Breakfast At Tiffany's sunglasses. 

"Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, there's one at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand, the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others"
-Audrey Hepburn  


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