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Spring Style Concept + a Special Announcement!

Hello, darlings - and welcome back from my brief hiatus! It's occurred to me we haven't seen each other since last Saturday's quiz (comment below if you enjoyed it + want more quizzes here at the Chick Lit Kitchen!), so I thought I'd pop in and make a brief post before the weekend rolls around.

Today I'm going to share with you my most recent style cravings, a little concept I'm calling Garden Party Goddess: it's equal parts Daisy Buchanan (we've just finished reading the Great Gatsby - post-worthy or no? Comment and let me know!), Audrey Hepburn, and 1950s housewife, a la Bryce Dallas Howard in the Help...oh, and speaking of which, check out these epic costume sketches!

But, let's get back to Audrey for a moment...the moment you've all been waiting for, in fact! A few of my more loyal readers may remember the Thirty Day Challenge I've been promising for weeks now, and tonight is the night! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to announce the arrival of the ever-so-exciting Thirty Day Live Like Audrey Challenge, coming to you every day for thirty days beginning Friday, March 20th. Live Like Audrey was, of course, inspired by my idol, the late great Audrey Hepburn - but also by the books What Would Audrey Do? by Pamela Keogh and the Little Pink Book of Elegance


Beginning next Friday, you'll receive a daily challenge designed to help you exude the grace, class, and kindheartedness for which Audrey Hepburn was so famous. The challenges will come in three categories - Look, Live, & Love - so you'll get ten from each over the course of our thirty days together! Some of the challenges will appear here on the blog per usual, but others will be exclusively found on my Twitter and Instagram accounts, so be sure to follow me to get your full dosage of Audrey.

Live Like Audrey isn't about trying to be Audrey Hepburn, or even to emulate her, really - after all, that wouldn't be very Audrey of us, now would it? Audrey never would have tried to be anyone but herself. Rather, what this challenge is about is returning to the times of Jackie and Marilyn, acting like a (modern!) lady in the 21st century.

If you have ever felt like...
  • A time-traveling 1950s housewife
  • A displaced Frenchwoman
  • Or an Audrey in a Katherine world
Then Live Like Audrey is certainly right for you!

So, start following the hashtag #LiveLikeAudrey on Instagram and Twitter (and be sure to share your challenges along the way!). Now, without further ado...

How to Be a Garden Party Goddess:
Sip tea in white gloves ~ Visit used bookstores in your fanciest dress ~ Always say please and thank you ~ Write love letters on embossed note cards ~ Wrap your lingerie in tissue paper ~ Pair oversized sunglasses with teacup Keds ~ Accessorize simply, preferably with Tiffany ~ Wear eau de toilette, not body spray ~ When in doubt, choose pearls ~ Travel with hatboxes and hard luggage ~ Tie a silk scarf to the handle of your tote bag ~ Greet people by kissing them on both cheeks ~ Lounge around the house in your pink satin kimono, nothing else ~ Practice skin care religiously ~ Eat bonbons and truffles filled with caramel and raspberry creme ~ Never forget where you came from, or your smile

Until Sassy Saturday, mis amis!  XOXO, Haley

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