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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Electric Item of the Day

Looking to make a statement in an electric, neon piece? Look no further than this J. Crew pencil skirt! It comes in blue and pink (and black), as well as several other bright colors in the store itself (I know because I almost bought it in yellow, but I have no patience for long lines). It's highly form flattering for women of all sizes, and bonus: hits the knee. I know-- miracles do happen... in technicolor!
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Fashion Craving

Woah. Baby. I haven't done a fashion craving in a really long time, and that's because I haven't fallen in love with anything in a really long time (Ryan Gosling aside, of course). These Tory Burch wedges have wiggled their way into my heart and now I cannot let them go. Just as Valentine's Day approaches, I have found a new love in my life; 4 inches of patent leather loveliness. I need a life. And a Valentine. And these wedges (in both colors).
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PS for those of you not aware, I write the name above each item I post, which is hyperlinked to the site or web page where you can buy it. So click on the link  below to get these shoes for yourself-- and me too!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Print Item of the Day

OK, don't kill me, because this dress is a bit pricey-- it is on sale though! For those of you who work in a professional setting, you know how important it is to dress for success, and nothing says successful working [modest] woman like this dress from Milly. The print is fun and flirty for fall and winter, but nix the tights and pair with a nude heel for spring! Mission accomplished!

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SAG Awards - Best & Worst Dressed!

Woohoo! It's my best and worst dressed list of the night. I know it's a bit late-- I usually like to get it out the night of the awards so that everyone can see that I don't copy what the papers and fashion experts say the next morning, but alas, I was too tired last night to put up this post, but know that this was done all last night, and not this morning. So here's my rundown for best and worst dressed, and forgive me because I don't know how much you will all agree with me or not; I just felt this was an underwhelming night, so why not have fun with my bests and worsts.
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Let's start with best dressed first: These four ladies had my favorite looks, head to toe, and while there were others on the red carpet who were certainly stellar, these ladies owned the night for me.

Octavia Spencer
Lets leave my love for modesty aside for a moment and just highlight how classy this broad is. She's a woman who knows how to dress for her body, and embodies the "less-is-more" mantra. Big fan!

Jayma Mays
The SAG awards are certainly a more chilled-out night for the actors, and I think Jayma really took that fun and whimsy in the right direction. Plus, sparkles!

Diana Agron
I think this look goes down as my favorite of the night! Everything about it is perfect, from the dress silhouette, to the color, to the hair and make up and jewels. That color on her skin tone is radiant!

Emma Stone
I have to say that this dress initially freaked me out a bit, but not only did it grow on me, but I think sorta-kinda-maybe-a little bit love it. Is it conventional, no; but it is pretty awesome and haute, and very appropriate for the occasion!

Now for the worst dressed: These four ladies failed epically where the other four soared. These dresses were ho-hum and unexciting, and quite frankly, unflattering.

Busy Phillips
This dress makes me cry. They're not happy tears.

Angelina Jolie
This look is quite atrocious. Quite.This dress does nothing for her (said the lowly blogger from New York about the world's most famous celebrity as if her opinion means anything at all).

Rose Byrne
The jumpsuit itself is not half bad but it's WAY more editorial than it is red carpet. Everything is so structured and overdone; if she was going to wear a jumpsuit (yikes! in the first place) she should have softened up the hair and make up in a big way.

Shailene Woodley
Ooh no. I don't agree. Sure, you filmed in Hawaii, so this dress is a great homage to the sand and surf, but I had a Barbie doll with this very same dress. In 1992.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Screen Actor's Guild Awards 2012 - LIGHT!

In contrast to the all black that was all over the carpet, the light whites and neutrals did not fail to represent either. I really feel like this was where most of the women went wrong tonight; so many just fell flat. And yet, many did shine, like Octavia and Katrina! Shine on, ladies!

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Kelly Osbourne

Julianna Margulies

Octavia Spencer

Naya Rivera

Judy Greer

Gretchen Mol

Kristen Wiig

Rose Byrne

Lea Michelle 

Tilda Swinton 

Sarah Hyland

Zoe Saldana 

Viola Davis

Missi Pyle

Angela Kinsey

Katrina Bowden

Lena Heady

Berenice Bejo

Screen Actor's Guild Awards 2012 - BLACK!

Black practically ruled the red carpet tonight, and it's not hard to see why. The silhouettes were sultry and feminine, and the women who wore it looked conifdent and (mostly) sophisticated. Brava on the noir front!

Maria Menounos

Lauren Potter

Ashlee Simpson

Jayma Mays

Melissa Rauch

Amber Riley

Kathy Bates

Jessica Lange

Tina Fey

Melissa McCarthy

Jane Krakowski

Angelina Jolie

Emma Stone

Amber Heard

Archie Panjabi

Mayim Bialik

Heather Morris
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