Saturday, 21 January 2012

The Holly Golightly Lifestyle

This guide to the lifestyle of the one and only, Holly Golightly contains everything you need to  dress, live and think like Holly herself!

Tortoiseshell sunglasses, over the elbow black gloves, kitten heels, pearls, diamonds and tiaras are among the vast collection of Holly Golightly's accessories. Always elegant and tasteful, Holly's accessories are bold and go with almost anything. I have two pairs of tortoiseshell, wayfarer style sunglasses myself which I adore and they are still, a very popular style of sunglasses. One of them, a vintage pair found in the back of my grandmother's drawer, which has probably been sitting in there for the last 50 odd years, is the most similar to Holly's as the frames are larger and oversized. This just goes to show that Holly's accessories are absolutely timeless.

Holly Golightly Accessories

Salvatore Ferragamo kitten heels
$276 -

Black leather tote
$1,245 -

Marco Bicego diamond stud earrings
$3,530 -

Miu Miu pearl necklace
$695 -


Jon Richard hair accessory
£18 -

Sportmax long black glove
$139 -

Bright, bold and beautiful are words that come to mind when describing Holly's wardrobe. I adore how she has minimal pieces of clothing, yet they are all of a very high quality and are classic, stand out pieces. Her staple piece, the little black dress, is safe, yet always elegant and classy. Even though we can't all have the original Givenchy number worn in the movie, there are many out there that look just as good. Avoid buying unnecessary, cheap items of clothing that will fall apart over time and aim to save for higher quality, timeless, gorgeous pieces to achieve the Holly Golightly wardrobe. 

Holly Golightly Clothing

John Lewis black bow dress
£65 -
Dorothy Perkins loose dress
$17 -
Dorothy Perkins sleeveless dress
$89 -
Phase Eight cowlneck sweater
£49 -
Cotton jacket
$779 -
Burberry coat
$1,495 -
√Čtoile Isabel Marant tweed skirt
€225 -
Rag & bone skinny leg jeans
$165 -
Anniel leather ballerina flat
€55 -
Hobbs low heel shoes
£119 -

Who else would have a sofa made out of a bath, keep there phone in a suitcase, ballet flats in there fridge and have a cat named cat? Only Holly Golightly could have an apartment filled with such absurdities! Original and unique, Holly's apartment is minimal yet contains extraordinary decor and furniture. When going for the Holly Golightly look in your apartment, I recommend searching through old thrift stores and vintage shops to find truly unique and individual pieces. 

Holly Golightly Apartment

Paul & Joe Eye Color Primer
185 SEK -
$125 -
French Furniture - French Mirrors
£129 -
Regency Pink Fabric Cushion
£25 -

• Keep extra perfume and lipstick in your mailbox for last minute touch ups
• Beat the 'mean reds' with a trip to Tiffanys
• Steal things from the five and dime ($2 shop) occasionally, to keep your hand in
• Keep track of the ten richest men under 50 in your area
• Marry for money
• Remember people don't belong to people
•Always look fabulous
•Don't read important letters without your lipstick
•Be independent
• Spend some alone time
•Don't worry about insignificant details
•Speak with a sophisticated accent
•Don't accept drinks from disapproving men

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