The weekend is finally here! I’ve been recuperating from a minor surgery (all four wisdom teeth were removed on Wednesday- good riddance!) and while sipping on soups and apple sauce, I came upon this story about Holly Golightly’s party pad in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. One of Audrey Hepburn’s most memorable and celebrated roles, Holly Golightly embodied the quintessential It Girl, hosting the most unbelievable parties at this chic brownstone on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Holly Golightly and Hollywood aside, can you imagine the non-fictional fetes hosted there? Well, if you’d like to throw your own parties there, the brownstone’s yours for a mere $5.85 million.
Victoria Beckham Dresses; Photo Credit: Manycolor.com
I just read a wonderful article by Amy Tara Koch on Huffingtonpost.com outlining the rules of eternal style. Titled “How to Look Rich on the Cheap,” (keeping in mind that cheap is relative), what the article really teaches is how to choose pieces that are classic, chic and tasteful. I don’t agree with everything Koch suggests (such as “Rich people don’t wear [nail] color. EVER. “- that’s just not true and certain nail colors are tasteful) but for the most part, she is spot on.
I also appreciate Koch taking time to include shopping suggestions. Need to find that must have item on her list? No problem, an array of sensible shops are provided such as Bluefly, Zara, Overstock.com and Ebay.
Finally, I agree with Koch that proper grooming is essential to classic style. Facials and mani/pedis can, and should, be a regular part of one’s style routine. What good is wearing a beautiful cocktail ring if your nails look awful?
For comprehensive style tips, check out the entire article on Huff Post Style here.