Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My Halloween Costume

So I have officially decided on my Halloween costume for this year:  Holly Golightly!  I know what you're thinking. "Sam, you're blonde, you're short, and you don't look like a ballet dancer.  How are you going to pull this off?"  To which I respond, "So what?!  It's Halloween.  We all get to pretend to be something we're not."

Truman Capote was a true genius.  Breakfast at Tiffany's has immortalized itself in our hearts, and who couldn't love the carefree Holly?  I know I'm not alone in my love for this movie.  I could watch it again and again and again, and never get tired of it.  I love how Holly is initially presented as an easy-going, freedom-loving young woman, but as the movie progresses we see the depth to her character.  We see her fear of commitment, of being hurt, or living an "ordinary" life.  And let's not forget how Audrey made us idolize the LBD on a completely new level.

The best part about this costume is that I already have most of the pieces- pearls, cat eye sunglasses, LBD, and black pumps.  Plus I get to hold a vintage cigarette holder all night.
I am going to wear a brooch in my hair, similar to the art deco one below.  For the necklace, I plan to clip another brooch around a strand of pearls:

Charm & Chain Art Deco Brooch $195/The Row cat eye acetate sunglasses $445/Fallon Jewelry 3-Strand Pearl Necklace $115/Kenneth Jay Lane Crystal Brooch $209/Black Dress $276/Black Evening Gloves $30/Vintage Cigarette Holder $2/Modcloth Black Pumps $30/

What are you going to be for Halloween?!  Admittedly this is my favorite holiday, and I can't wait for the parties this weekend.  

Happy Tuesday!!


  1. Great idea for a Halloween costume! Love the necklace!


    xo, Christina

  2. Anthro has a LBD right now that would be PERFECT for this....


  3. I hate to admit it, but I have never watched Breakfast at Tiffany's. Maybe I will add that to my list of things to do on my day off today or tomorrow!!


  4. ohh I love it! Great costume - can't wait to see pictures!

  5. I did this for Halloween a couple years ago! NO ONE knew what I was and I couldn't believe it. I thought she was a total icon! Random strangers were asking me who I was supposedto be.

  6. Love it! Can't wait to see pics!

  7. Love it!! Please share with us pics ok?? I have an 80s party....so Madonna it is....have to get on it.....

  8. I love this idea! You're going to look fabulous!

  9. Totally went as Holly two years ago and it was so much fun! One of my favorite costume choices ever.

  10. You're totally going to rock this look! Maybe get a wig? I think the blonde hair would be the only thing in your way but you can definitely work around that one :)

  11. Such a great costume idea! Dressed up as Holly myself one year (a long while back) and it was a lot of fun- especially that long cigarette holder.

  12. Love it!



  13. This was on my idea list for this year, too! Can't wait to see how you look!

    The Glossy Life

  14. Yayyyyy I was Holly GoLightly a few years back! It's such a great costume and you will look great. I wore it in residence at my first year of university and I remember feeling so classy among all the other 'costumes', if you know what I mean. Next time I get dressed up for Halloween (probably not this year sadly) I wanted to be her again, this time either with her tassel earplug and sleeping mask or her cat mask and orange coat.

    I have a post scheduled later this week featuring that costume and a pumpkin I carved of Audrey (obvi my idol) so stay tuned! xoxo

  15. What a great idea! I still have absolutely no idea what I am going to be and time is ticking!!!



  16. awesome!! ;-))


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  17. This is what I'm doing for Halloween! I already bought everything too!

  18. I love this and can't wait to you see you all dolled up!

  19. I'm sure you'll pull it off great! Halloween is so fun because you can be whatever you'd like :)

    xo Olivia
    go for the glam

  20. You will look fab! I'm equally obsessed with halloween. I have narrowed it down to Penny Lane from almost famous or Dorothy from the wizard of Oz. Decisions decisions :)

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style

  21. truly one of the BEST stories/movies of ALL time! and holly golightly is just fabulous...you will look smashing, dahhhling ;) can't wait to see pics! I love halloween & am so excited to dress up this year...my husband and i have been talking about being forrest gump & jenny for years now and we are finally doing it! i am going to be 70s disco jenny (where she is contemplating jumping off the balcony)...so excited!!! XO brynn

  22. I did an Audrey/Holly inspiration round-up as well! So fab that you are actually going to be her =)

  23. So classy. Beats all those slooty costumes out there. It's a nice change.

  24. I went as Holly a couple years ago and it is hands down my favorite costume *EVER*! But I definitely didn't have all the color accessories that you do! It's going to be awesome! This year I sewed pieces of a feather boa around the hem and shoulders of my LBD and I'm going to pile on as much jewelry as I possibly can and call myself a Magpie. Too fun! I adore Halloween!!!

  25. Perfection, dahling! And so much fun to wear....much chicer than a goblin or some other bloody thing.

  26. You can totally pull this off...can't wait to see. Take lots of pictures!!

  27. What a great idea! That will be a really fun costume to wear. You'll have to post pictures after!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  28. oh my gosh...how exciting! Can't wait to see photos of your costume!!


  29. This is a perfect costume and so classy - you can never go wrong with a LBD and a set of pearls. Great choice! And enjoy the parties :)

  30. Omg love! You'll be the perfect Holly GL!

  31. how funny, i am planning on being Holly as well! and I will NOT let my blonde hair stop me! hehe have fun this weekend!


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