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 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
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.
Emmy shmemmy! It's time to talk red carpet fashion! Overall, I thought the night was pretty tame- dare I say...boring?? But, there were a few dresses that, IMHO, knocked it out of the park. Watch the clip below to see me, mom blogger Audrey McClelland and Personal Stylist Jill Marinelli talk about some of our faves and flops from the night on The Rhode Show. Scroll down further to see some others I loved- but didn't have time to talk about! Which dresses were your favorite?
Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein
Kaley Cuoco in Vera Wang
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Monique Lhuillier
Maria Menounos in Zac Posen
Julie Bowen also in Zac Posen
Traditionally, I'm more a fan of Hannah's style on PLL, but since she's been in sweats crying all season, Aria's been having some standout pieces. Her leather cutout dress caught my eye this week. Yes, leather is still hugely hanging around for fall, and this very inexpensive dress is a great way to get on the trend train courtesy of, who else, Nordstrom. I've been writing way too much ab Nordy's lately, but for the record, they do not endorse me in anyway, I just really love them. So much so, that my bank called me about some suspicious transactions on my account with them. Of course, I called back and told them that, no, those purchases are all me. Oops.
Aria on Pretty Little Liars in Leith "Gloss" Cutout Dress
If somebody were to ask me "what is your perfect day?", I would say "shopping, while sipping cocktails and spotting celebrities." Amazingly, this is exactly what I did over the weekend. And this wasn't just any shopping...this was designer discount shopping! Heaven. So what am I talking about? OCRF's celeb-studded Super Saturday event. Hosts Kelly Ripa, Donna Karan and InStyle rolled out the red carpet for us commoners and celebs alike for the 16th annual fundraising event in the Hamptons. Everyone from Nicky Hilton and Lisa Rinna to Issac Mizrahi were there perusing booths of discounted clothing, beauty products, home goods and more- all benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Being a savvy (read: cheap) shopper, I was in my glory as prices were slashed as the day went on. My major score? A DVF dress that I ended up getting for $50! Like, what? A fab and fashionable time was had by all!
Hitching a free ride with the folks from Top Shelf Clothes
Fashionable friends- getting our shop on