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Halloween In My Closet : Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Did you wait until the very, very, very last minute to decide to get dressed for Halloween? Great! I do that all the time. Whatever you do, don’t cut holes in your sheets and be a ghost, sheets are expensive! Well for some of you getting ready for Halloween right as we speak, I have the NEVER FAIL costume for you. Here is one that is just a spin off of my 60’s Housewife costume…all you need is a little black dress, pearls, sunglasses, a takeaway coffee cup and paper bag. Bonus points if you have opera gloves and a tiara. Here is the last minute segment of Halloween in My Closet Series

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

When I asked you what you wanted to see… Hoopy Chick suggested a 1960′s starlet, and where I could be a generic starlet, I decided to go with one of the few icons with my coloring (they all seem to be blond!!) Besides I was probably looking for another excuse to put my hair up in a beehive! Strangely enough, I have never ever done an Audrey costume, and I resisted watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s until about five years ago. Am I the only person who thinks Holly Golightly is massively desperate and sad? Actually, that makes me love the movie even more. If it were just a soppy movie with a beautiful Audrey, I would probably hate the movie. Kind of like how I love Martha Stewart ever since she went to prison (and I’m just waiting for her to come out of the closet…then she’ll be my hero!)

However, before I digress into a whole slew of things that are supposed to be merely fluff but have secret dark side to them… the Audrey costume is probably one of those which you can pull off without much effort. I must be feeling the paper bags here, because it’s the second time it’s appeared as a prop, only there’s no croissant in it…

bat2If you’re still looking for costumes, don’t try to put something together at the costume shop… I have a bunch of costumes you can do with things you probably already own!

Holly Golightly, Beetlejuice, Wholesome Schoolgirl, Sailor, Can-Can Girl, Circus Ringleader, 60’s Housewife, Natasha from Bullwinkle & Friends, Cat Lady, Superhero and a Retro Flight Attendant.

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  1. WendyB

    LOL at “sheets are expensive.” Yes, don’t be like Charlie Brown and wind up with lots of holes in your sheets. You look fabulous. I especially like the hair.
    .-= WendyB´s last blog ..L’Chaim =-.

  2. Ashe Mischief

    Sheets ARE expensive! Also, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is very desperate and sad…the book is even moreso, which is probably why it’s so good. (Now I want to read it; I have no idea if I still have it or not, or where it’d be packed if I did….)
    .-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..IFB Presents: Links a la Mode =-.

  3. Roman

    Wow – leaves me speechless. Next time you come to Berlin don’t forget to bring this outfit for some real highlight at our Fashion Week!

  4. Jeanne

    Wonderful! Your hair is awesome! I also love the tiara — everyone needs one.

    My out-of-the-closet costume for today was a ballerina — black leotard, pink dance tights, black ruffly tutu skirt. I have another costume for tonight, but how could I resist wearing a full ballerina outfit to ballet class?

  5. Poochie

    Good ideas. That is why a tiara in any size is such a necessary accessory. So many ways you can wear them (in addition to day to day wear, of course). We went as a medieval couple but that is because we are huge nerds and bought outfits at a Renn Festival a few years ago. Now I know what I have to be for the rest of my life.

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    jennine

    ❤ wendy…omg i’m like an old lady! or maybe i just spend too much on sheets…. still saving up for 600thread count!
    ❤cath…thanks my dear! though i miss the greek pattern cups you can only get in new york…
    ❤ ashe.. i’m so glad you think so… i felt like an ass one day when everyone at lunch was saying how they wanted to be like holly golightly… i was like… what? did you SEE the movie? READ the book? do you know anything?
    ❤roman…hahah do you think they’ll allow me in the photo pit like that?
    ❤jeanne…YES! we must all have tiaras! just for you know…hanging around the house…
    ❤sandra…haha you can do better! i know it!
    ❤poochie, i can only imagine you in a tiara at the office! or maybe on the city council! amazing! and i love how you have a renaisance costume, that’s the best!

  7. Ashe Mischief

    LOL. It’s true… I think there are aspects of her I do like or would like to be like (her unending optimism and independence), but she’s definitely a complex character… and I don’t think you really, definitely know how dark her past is when you read the book…. I think so many girls watch it when they’re young though (myself included), and it’s just romantic & she’s just eccentric and beautiful….
    .-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..IFB Presents: Links a la Mode =-.

  8. Crisis in Denim

    I love that you’ve updated the look with the Starbucks cup! Otherwise, I seriously would never have known this was shot now. A subtle detail, and the look is gorgeous.

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    jennine

    ❤ashe..ooh eccentric and beauty go a long way with impressionable young women! but yeah, i should read the book!
    ❤crisis, haha god bless starbucks
    ❤aja, it absolutely works!
    ❤miss glitzy…halloween costumes can be fun, they just take practice, and i have a lot of years of that!
    ❤ashe…ooooh i love xmen!
    ❤sher…i LOVE beehives, must wear them more often!
    ❤market…hahah i can totally see that! you need a vintage leopard print coat!
    ❤unocosa…thanks 50′s 60s are my favorites…

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  12. Lea

    It’s such an iconic look and you pull it off well. Whenever i wear my LBD i always wear a beehive – trying to be Audrey in day to day situations!

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