Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of grace and form. Learning to capture her style is the pinnacle of class and elegance. Here are a few simple steps to achieve your own sense of Audrey Hepburn design. 
1 / Wear what looks good on you. Audrey knew what looked good on her and she stuck to it. Acknowledge your finer points and lesser ones too. Audrey Hepburn loved her tiny waist and wore clothing that cinched and accentuated that feature. Consider the one thing you want to highlight and stick with it. 
2 / Keep it simple. Audrey believed that “less is more” and styled her clothing choices around that motif. Your outfit can become too complicated when you’re considering too many things to wear. Think “elegant simplicity” when putting a look together.
3 / Avoid trends. When your style is established it won’t be strayed by current trends. Maintain a belief in quality when it comes to key pieces in your closet. Stick with the basics and wear fashion pieces that complement them; items such as jewelry and scarves. 
4 / Stay groomed. Audrey’s grooming standards were that she looked simply made up. Maintain your haircut and update it as you age. Keep your nails groomed and your clothing clean. 
5 / Stock up on basics
  • white shirt
  • kitten heels
  • black flats
  • fitted suit
  • little black dress
6 / Wear accessories.
  • scarf
  • dark sunglasses
  • pearls
  • gloves
7 / Maintain good posture. Good posture does wonders for your appearance. Audrey studied ballet and learned to always appear graceful. Carry yourself with grace and good posture and you’ll pull off any look successfully.

Our world is rarely black and white. Some days are great and fly by perfectly, other days it doesn’t and we are forced to struggle. Sometimes they are small and other times large but its an experience we must overcome in order to move on. It’s often hard to see at the time but these struggles help us. They help us grow, become stronger in the face of adversity, improve us as people so we can learn from our mistakes and be better prepared the next time.

Our world is not always black and white but being able to recognize it helps improve all the darkest greys so we can experience lighter skies.

β€œWe all have bad days, but one thing is true; no cloud is so dark that the sun can’t shine through.” -Miranda Kerr
ASOS dress
Ralph Lauren Tote
 Kristin Cavallari heels
Fossil Watch
Crystal bracelet
Triangle bracelet{similar}

Details: J.Crew dress, Jeffrey Campbell Wedges, Belt {similar}, Ralph Lauren Tote

Reading is wonderful. No movie, shopping trip, or makeup in the world could replace a good book. It takes you to places you’ve never been. Opens your mind to new adventures, teaches you things you wouldn’t otherwise learn, transforms you somewhere else, indulging in the delights of a characters experiences or mishaps.

BeforeΒ our trip to Colorado, I took a trip to the library and stocked up on books. Five to be exact. It seemed extreme as I loaded them into the car, half hiding them from AJ so he wouldn’t poke fun, but read them I did; four to be exact. Every morning, venturing out, exploring Colorado country while finding a comfy place to cozy up to one of my books. They went cover to cover, never being put them down, always one neatly tucked under my arm or in my bag, pulling it out when a quiet moment arose.

Within reading a few words on a single page you are transported somewhere new. Your surroundings forgotten, your worries lost. A heaven on earth and one of life’s simplest pleasures; truly magnificent.

When I was about to hit “confirm” on the purchase of this dress my inner Melissa whispered, “don’t do it.” I am a number one pansy when it comes to prints, colors, and textures. Certifiable wimp. My closet is full of black shirts and white cotton tees. You wouldn’t believe it unless you saw it for yourself. My friend didn’t either until she helped me move and hung up all my clothes. “You reeeeeally have no color.”

Well, let me tell you. For those of you out there who don’t like color either there is hope. This dress finally arrived, after a long week of waiting. Out of the bag it came, I shimmied it on, zipped up the back, and glanced in the mirror. I couldn’t believe how it looked and liked it! My perspective on color and pattern changed with the pop of a button.
Asos dress
Franco Sarto heels
Nordstrom crystal bracelets
MAC Ruby Woo lipstick