And just like that, the red carpet is rolled up! So many great looks from this year's Oscars. No one looked truly horrible besides poor Liza Minnelli- but at least she's fun! Overall my favorites were in the neutral, pastel, or metallic categories, but I had to throw in one HOT red dress! My "best dressed" for the 2014 Academy Awards below!
As expected, Lupita Nyong'o was best dressed and looked like Cinderella in Prada.
Another princess look: Cate Blanchett in Armani. This is a love or hate look. I love it.
Giving off that old Hollywood glam, Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace looked so perfect for the occasion.
People can hate on Kim K all they want, but I think she is drop dead gorgeous in this Celia Kritharioti gown.
Ellen may have commanded the stage, but Portia De Rossi ruled the red carpet in Naeem Khan.
Looking just like a little Oscar herself, Kristin Chenoweth glittered in gold Cavalli.
It's a lot of look, but I adore Jenna Dewan-Tatum in this Reem Acra. Talk about a hot mama!
I don't know about you, but between this month's weather, mercury in retrograde (TG- it's ending) and other general life crappiness, I'm in a skull kind of mood. Apparently, Aria feels the same way. Break-ups will do that to you! Did anyone else feel strangely satisfied watching her absolutely demolish Ezra's apartment this week on PLL, btw? I digress. Luckily for me (and you!) we can have her skull sweater, too! Because breaking up is hard enough to do without worrying about your outfit.
Aria (Lucy Hale) in 360 Skull Cashmere Jack D Pullover
Winter blues got ya down? Join the club! Check out some cheap thrills to help brighten this endless season! All items layer-able now, and can stand alone when spring (eventually) comes.
J Crew Factory Short-Sleeve Stripe Necklace Sweater - 30% off, no code needed.
Banana Republic Sloan-Fit Rugby Stripe Slim Ankle Pant- 40% off until midnight tonight w/ code BRCLUE40
I've recently been taking more interest in astrology and my sign, despite the fact that I find my horoscope to be wrong most days. That being said, Mercury goes into retrograde today, which if you're into astrology you already know- it normally isn't good. You can read more about what it means here. So, whether you believe in the stars, or think it's a bunch of crap, it's worth a little extra thought in your communications regardless. And with any event, I like to acknowledge it with shopping! I'm pretty sure this sweatshirt will help me communicate my feelings until the end of the month, don't you think?
I've often said that I take all life lessons from reality TV, and this season of Vanderpump Rules is a prime example. If you've seen the show you know that the final episodes were insane, and we've all been left waiting to see what happens at the reunion. In the meantime, I'm stalking Stassi's awesome dress from the finale episode. If you're going to turn all of your friends against your former BFF and your former BF there is no better way to do it than in a tight dress with a slit up to your thigh. Stassi proving once again that she's the Queen B at SUR (well besides Lisa, duh!).
Stassi in Topshop
Actual Dress: Topshop Slit Front Maxi- Out of Stock
Similar look: Line & Dot Deep Slit Maxi Dress
Similar Look: 1015 slit fitted maxi dress
I am not only a fashion fiend, avid reality TV watcher, and television producer, but also... single! A "most eligible" single, in fact, according to Providence Monthly. It is February, after all- the month of love, and I, along with some other fab singles are featured in this month's issue! We had such a blast at the shoot, and since the magazine hit shelves, I've been getting a lot of questions about my dress. I have to admit, this may be my favorite dress I've ever worn- and the best news is, you can wear it too! Why? Because I rented it! I've written about my love of "Rent the Runway" before, and this dress just proves the amazing quality of their inventory. This is the "Red Lace Dahlia Dress" by Nha Khanh. Retail you'd pay just under $600 for this perfectly flirty, but totally appropriate dress. Rental price is only $100. If you've read my blog before, you probably already know about RTR's fantastic customer service, and the optional 2nd size dress (lifesaver!). One of the best features, though, is the real women reviews that other renters post to help you really determine the fit of all the dresses on the site. Read my dress review here- it's perfect for Valentine's Day! And speaking of Valentine's Day, join myself and some other singles for a tweet party this Sunday! Get all the details here and chat along!
It's no secret I've never been the biggest Taylor Swift fan. As G.B. would say, I'm sure she's crying in her private jet. But, I'm woman enough to admit that despite my general distaste for the country crooner, she looked stunning at last night's Grammy Awards. Best dressed for sure. My runners-up were Chrissy Teigen, who looked absolutely flawless, and Katy Perry. Katy Perry's fresh off the runway Valentino may not be everyone's favorite, but I think it hit just the right note for the occasion (see what I did there?).
Taylor Swift in Gucci
Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson with husband John Legend in Gucci
Katy Perry in Valentino. The dress just walked down the runway last week in Valentino's spring/summer 2014 Haute Couture collection. Check it out here!
The liars are back- hooray! It's been a long couple of "A" free months. BTW- how creepy is Ezra now? This week's episode had most wondering ab what's up w/ Caleb (is anyone watching Ravenswood??), but I was wondering about Spencer's trench cape. Stuck in the middle of winter, I'm daydreaming about spring fashion already, and that jacket made me feel like walking in a field full of daisies...or something.
Spencer in Karen Millen Tailored Cape Trench
Happy awards season! Time to do my favorite thing: silently judge, then offer my opinion when nobody asked for it! And last night's red carpet did not disappoint! The sewage spill should have been a sign to us all of what was to come! I havn't seen so many bad dresses since my junior prom! There were a few shining stars in the bunch, but overall it was hard to even pick the worst dressed because there were so many! Some of my faves are below, but keep scrolling for the far more entertaining worsts from the red carpet!
Best- Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad
Best- Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Roberto Cavalli
Best- Leslie Mann in Dolce & Gabbana
Best- Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein
Best- Cate Blanchett in Armani
Best- Margot Robbie in Gucci
Worst- Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung
Worst- Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana
Worst- Heidi Klum in Marchesa
Worst- Lena Dunham in Zac Posen
Worst- Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung
Worst- Drew Barrymore in Monique Lhuillier
Worst- Ariel, I mean, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior. Image via MTV. Actually, I didn't think it was that bad until I started seeing the comparisons- check more out here.
I found myself waking up today with the winter blues. Have you felt it? No more holiday glitz, 0 degree temps, and everywhere you turn someone is coughing into their elbow (guilty!). Gross. Not to mention a post-holiday empty bank account- it's enough to make a girl hibernate until spring! But, what fun would that be? It's time to brave the most depressing time of the year and get back on track! When headed out into the elements the best way to arm yourself is with layers. I've noticed the chicest of all layers is the fur vest. Whether faux or fancy, it's nearly impossible to go wrong when topping off your look with a luxe little layer. As demonstrated in my last post by my friend Lilly, or in the pic below with my favorite vest, not only do you add on the warmth, but also depth and, if I do say so myself, sophistication. Now that's a winter pick-me-up.
My favorite vest!