Dare you to have Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Open on a grey morning,  on an empty New York street. A yellow cab slowly approaches, then stops outside a not-yet-open store. Out steps a beautiful woman wearing a black dress, her hair swept up, black sunglasses perched on her nose and pearls around her neck. Henry Mancini’s ‘Moon River’ swells as her satin-gloved fingers reach into a paper bag, pulling out a takeaway coffee and a pastry. The cinematic classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, has commenced.

There’s something so sophisticated, so understatedly cool, so elegantly classic, as well as something so gloriously theatrical, about seeing a woman in a black dress by day.

I know that I’d love a slice of that bobbing around in one of my otherwise mundane weekdays. Wouldn’t you?

That’s why this week, I dare you to wear your little black dress – like Audrey Hepburn did in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – for just one day. It’s gotta be the first thing you get dressed into that morning, and the last thing you take off that night.

Here’s some Aud-spiration to get you going:

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Dare of the Week: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The rules:
  • Dress inspired by Audrey Hepburn in her iconic scene outside of Tiffany from the movie ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ – think black dress, dark sunnies, an up-do, a sprinkle of pearls or sparkle, and if you’re really game, top with a tiara! Quiet confidence essential.
  • Wear your outfit for one day, from when you get dressed in the morning till you brush your teeth before bed at night.
  • Share your photo, and your experience from the day. Tweet @FoxinFlats using #BreakfastAtTiffanysDare, post pics on our Facebook, add to the Comments section below, or Instagram it.

Why do The Breakfast at Tiffany’s Dare?

As Audrey advised “Always be the leading lady in your own life.” It’s easy to put others first as we muddle our way through the day-to-day juggling work, home, partners, children, family and friends. This Style Dare is a little reminder that you are the central character in your life. And that character should be damn fabulous!

And before you think it’s just too hard (and I start to flap my wings and call you “Chicken”) take a look at these ladies I snapped on the streets and in the playgrounds wearing their little black dresses. Just add up-do and a touch of pearl and they’re in!



So whether you’ll be having breakfast at Tiffany’s, or Kate’s or Lisa’s, whether you live in a house with just one cat like Holly Golightly, or you live in a house filled with people, this week, I dare you to get your Breakfast at Tiffany’s look going on. Pastries and coffee optional.


Are you in? Or are you ‘Chicken’?

baby hanger1 Dare you to wear Red Lipstick every day for a week!



Missed out on the fabulous Style Dares we’ve run in the past? It’s not too late to try them. Click here, browse away and select a challenge that’ll take you out of your style comfort zone. Five bucks says you’ll be happy you did!

x Andrea

  • I think a month ago I wouldn’t have been up for this at all – but after Frocktober I know I can wear a LBD to the park (or anywhere). Can’t wait to dig my pearls out too 🙂

    • FoxInFlats

      Awesome! Well done on Frocktober – such a fabulous cause. x

  • Melinda @ Shop Me Chic

    Ooh, I am SO in!

    Off to change my outfit for today… 🙂 x

    • FoxInFlats

      Quick draw McGraw – great work Melinda! x

  • I’m in…tomorrow (oh the perils of having to pack your bag the night before)! Such a fabulous dare, foxy one. You’ll have us all feeling like glamorous movie stars! xx

    • FoxInFlats

      Oh can’t wait to see your take on this Sonia. x

  • Its crazy – I don’t think I even own a LBD! I will have to consider an investment purchase for this dare 🙂

    • FoxInFlats

      Dude! Cray Cray!!! Think of it as a work expense 😉

  • shoppegirls

    I am in love a style dare especially if Audrey is involved. I own a few LBD. Now which one to choose.

    • FoxInFlats

      You could of course go slightly nuts and stretch it to a whole week. Double Dare you! x

  • For the first time I’m in! I can manage one day in a LBD 😉

    • FoxInFlats

      Awesome Laney! Yeah I thought a week in a LBD may be too much for all. can;t wait to see your pic x

  • DI @ Max The Unicorn

    I don’t have a LBD! In fact, I haven’t worn a dress in so long. These dare posts are inspiring though 🙂

    • FoxInFlats

      Di…we need to rectify this dress thing. It’s nice to feel swishy sometimes! xxx

  • It’s a little cold to just wear my LBD here in Japan, but count me in with some leggings and a cardi!

    • FoxInFlats

      Audrey would be pleased 😉 x

  • Squeeeeeeee! I’m wearing a LBD today! I shall wear another though, just for you! x

    • FoxInFlats

      Double whammy! Thankyou, thankyou Lauren 😉

  • Ok, I’m in! Will do it tomorrow 🙂

    • FoxInFlats


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  • Cheryl from BusinessChic

    Nice one, Andrea but then I do have a wee bias 😉

    • FoxInFlats

      Yes, you rule on this one!

  • I completed this dare today. I really did find it challenging, but I stuck to it and now you can’t call me chicken 😉


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