February 27, 2017

Oscars 2017

If you didn't watch the Oscars last night, please tell me you have at
least heard about the dramatic ending. Such an epic fail. 

But let's focus on the red carpet...

I loved how Voila Davis and Ginnifer Goodwin both stepped out in bold red.

Brie Larson's bold black velvet gown was breathtaking and seems to 
be an emerging trend for fall (velvet - Busy Phillips also wore the trend). 
I love the unexpected ruffle and interested hemline. I was a big fan of this one. 

Janelle Monae is never one to fly under the radar and killed it in this over the top 
detailed black and white gown. I might have preferred it without the side panels, but 
it's the kind of look we've come to expect from her and I look forward to seeing what 
she's wearing. A true statement maker. 

White was a huge trend last night. From Priyanka Chopra in this structured
column gown from Ralph & Russo to Naomie Harris (who sadly I had never heard
of) but my goodness, she is absolutely stunning. I love the simple sequins in
such an interesting cut. Chrissy Teigen is also one who never disappoints and
looked oh-so-pretty in this white goddess gown. One of my favorite white gowns 
was worn by Darby Stanchfield (Abby for my Scandal watchers). Such a 
different dress that was truly breathtaking. 

Then there were the girls in gold. Winner Emma Stone looked age-appropriate
in this sleek flapper-inspired gown that was pretty, but it didn't make me swoon. 
Nicole Kidman also looked understated and like the true movie star she is, like
meh, this is my 15th Oscars, I'm going to be comfortable. She looks effortless as
per usual, it's really not fair. Jessica Biel also looked completed stunning in this
detailed gold, sequined gown with a bold accessory. I loved it. But did you see
her after party dress? I can't decide which one I love more. 

My two favorites were like breaths of fresh air when they appeared. First, 
my girl, Giuliana Rancic stunned in this periwinkle gown with an added cape. 
Nobody else on the carpet had on a similar color so it stood out in the best way. 
Truly truly stunning. (Speaking of fresh colors, Demi Lovato showed up to the 
after-parties in this beautiful lavender gown that makes my heart skip a beat. 
So pretty).

And then there was the princess of the night, Hailee Steinfeld (also in 
Ralph & Russo). The back was just as interesting as the front, it had so many
interested details, and the airiness of it was just etherial. I want to borrow
this one and just twirl and prance around a castle. It's true princess perfection. 
Her outfit change was also well worth it donning another Ralph & Russo gown
this one a more sleek column gown with a dramatic train. 

February 24, 2017


Spring, apparently, has arrived two months early! While I'm not
complaining, I would give anything for one more good snow. If not, 
let's go ahead and move on to the 70 degree weather. These dreary days
of 50s and 60s are killing me. Anyone with me? 

So one of the biggest questions I've been debating is do I get the bag
everyone is raving about right now or not? It's not super expensive, but 
completely impractical for this cross body loyal. Fashion over function, 
or wait until there's a hybrid of the two? I die for the shape of this bag, 
though. It's really that good. 

bag: Cult Gaia (smaller version available here)

February 23, 2017


When I saw this photo of Jourdan Dunn in Michael Kors, I saw
an illustration waiting to happen. Love the asymmetrical cut of 
the sweater with the slouchy trousers. All in all, I'd give it a 10. 
A perfect look for the current transitional weather. 

February 22, 2017

Neon Lilac

When the latest J.Crew catalogue arrived in the mail the other
day, this top caught my attention. Bell sleeves are proving to have 
true staying power. They were a huge trend for fall, but they're not
going anywhere. It's something to invest in now... you won't regret
it later. 

top: J.Crew (also available here)  |  jeans: J.Crew  |  bag: Rebecca Minkoff  |  
shoes: Schutz

February 21, 2017

Queen of Hearts

NYFW kind of came and went before my eyes. I was lightly
paying attention but still have yet to pour through the images 
for next season. One that caught my eye was J.Crew, this look
specifically. They always seem to capture the overall trends for
the next season, so it's kind of a one-stop destination for inspiration.

Off the shoulder: still a thing. A flirty and feminine skirt: always a do.
Pair all of the above with a strappy shoe in a fun color and you get this...


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