Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Red Carpet Fashion: Oscar 2012 After Parties

As great as the Red Carpet looks are, let's not count out the amazing fashions from all the star-studded After Parties! And since I didn't list any honorable mentions from the arrivals as I usually do, I figured I would show case a few party looks instead! I won't go into as much detail as the awards season picks but here are some fabulous ladies rocking gorgeous gowns & dresses

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Red Carpet Fashion: Academy Awards 2012

First of all - thank you to everyone who followed my live tweets for this year's awards season!! I always have so much fun and really enjoy seeing what everyone else is saying about the red carpet! I also have to give a shoutout to some lovely ladies - Katie & Melanie - who have watched all the season long with me! Now let's talk about all the looks we saw from Sunday's show! Trends were spotted and included whimsical white gowns, dazzling diamond necklaces, sequins galore and pops of pastels. My picks are littered with a few of each so let's get down to it!
Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford and matching cape

Friday, February 24, 2012

Outfit Idea: Casual Chic Weekend Wear

As you have heard before, I am 100% totally obsessed with Pinterest. I can't get enough! There are so many great ideas floating around the internet and I love the idea of keeping everything in one neatly organized place. So far I've actually been able to try out many of the hairstyles, beauty tips and recipes (both healthy and yummy) from my boards.

But my absolute favorite thing that's inspiring me right now is... you guessed it! Fashion! I am so obsessed with seeing how everyday girls are rocking trends and putting their own spin on their unique style. Lately, I've been looking for great casual yet chic outfit ideas for my weekends. Don't get me wrong there's nothing I love more than throwing on my leggings, glittery flats and putting my hair in a top knot. But since my hubby works on most Saturdays, I'm usually spending them going to Starbs, browsing Target and running all my errands I can't do during the week. I'd like to look somewhat cute while doing so but without all the hassle of getting ready. So I found a few looks on Pinterest that I thought would be perfect and came up with two possible outfit ideas for Casual Chic Weekend Wear! And trust me... they're SUPER easy going.
Casual Weekend Wear

Stripes are totally having a moment so why not wear them casually? Try wearing a long sleeve stripe tee or lightweight sweater with lighter skinny jeans and ankle booties. I personally can't stop wearing my Sole Society Heather wedge boots. They're so incredibly comfy because of the wedge heel and they go with literally everything in my closet. Stick to basic accessories like a cross body bag or mirrored aviators and VoilĂ ! You're good to go run that mall errand!

If you want something a tiny bit more sophisticated but still low key enough to grab a few items from the market, look to option 2. Black skinnies pair perfectly with an oversize white button up or an on-trend chambray shirt. This option is from the classic store Woolrich and won't hurt your wallet at $59 bucks. Total combination of easy breezy style and glamour. Choose your comfiest black pumps and a retro pair of cat-eye sunglasses to round out your look. Maybe throw on some bangles or a few layered necklaces. But remember! We want this to be casual and fun.

What do you guys think? Will you be trying out any of these outfits lately? Send me pics - I'd love to feature you on the blog! :) Happy Friday everyone!! xoxo

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Golden Globe Jewelry Trends: Guest Post

I'm so thrilled to share with you guys my latest Guest Post!! Chelsea over at Haute Child in the City asked me to post for her while she is going this next phase in life called Mommyhood! A few weeks ago she and her hubby welcomed a handsome little man named Liam. So when she asked me write something I was so excited to pitch in and help out as she makes this transition. Chelsea and I actually "met" through another blogger, Pursuit of Shoes, but instantly bonded over all things sparkly and the fact that we're both North Carolinians! She lives in my hometown Raleigh and I'm hoping on my next trip home we can actually meet in person! Meanwhile, head over to her site to see a few jewelry trends I discovered during the Golden Globes and, of course, some affordable options for you to try! Happy Thursday! xoxo

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sole Society Has Some Exciting News....

Some exciting news that I received in my inbox this morning from Sole Society!

As most of you know - I'm a HUGE Sole Society fan! Their shoes are usually right on trend, incredibly affordable and super comfortable. Some of you readers have have expressed concerns about joining due to the monthly fee. And I know I've been dinged on quite a few occasions from several sites when I forget to skip at the beginning of the month... Luckily you gals won't have to worry about that anymore! Sole Society is officially doing away with monthly membership fees which means stress free shopping!! So if you haven't signed up yet or have been a bit hesitant to do so - just click here to start! You can always read here or here for a bit more information. Happy shopping lovelies!!

Look Of The Day: Angelina Jolie in Jenny Packham

Angeline Jolie at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival

I don't normally feature Ange on here too often - mostly because I feel she always wears the same black dress over and over again. I do love the idea of taking something and making it your own, but since we're seeing her in the same type of look all the time, I always appreciate when she steps out of the box. So when Angelina showed up to the Berlin Film Festival, my jaw literally dropped when I saw what she was wearing. A gorgeous glittering gunmetal and champagne beaded Jenny Packham gown. I mean, how stunning does she look?? The cut is super feminine yet those silver beads lend the star that hint of signature edge. Long sleeve gowns are having a major moment on the red carpet lately and I'm totally in love. This particular one has a V-neck that shows just the right amount of skin. And because her features are so prominent, I love when she wears her hair loose and down - makes her look a little less... well "frigid" is the term we'll use. Gorgeous cat eye makeup and peach lips round out this total package. I think she looks ridiculously amazing and such a breath of fresh air from her usually black-on-black choices. What do you guys think? Are you loving this different side of Ange as much as I am??

P.S. It's Wednesday!! We're halfway there! :)

image via People

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

President's Weekend [photos]

Ahhhh... a 3 day weekend... Oh how I miss it already! Sorry I've been a little MIA lately... I've been under the weather for over a week now and can't seem to shake this sickness.. so I have a lot of catch up posts coming up in the new couple of weeks! For now I thought I would share a bit of photos from my long weekend!

With the long weekend I finally had the time to try out some recipes from a cookbook my Mom gave me for Christmas! So far we've had several meals from Secrets of a Skinny Chef and I must say I'm extremely impressed and pleased with the results!

Sunday night was "Date Night" at one of our favorite sushi places Bonzai. It's all the way in Calabasas and while we were eating we realized we hadn't been there in almost 2 years! I broke out my new pink colored denim from Old Navy and my Sole Society "Sasha" pumps

I found these GORGEOUS colored flowers while browsing the market yesterday. I had to stop myself from buying a bunch of these bold and bright beauties! Can you believe these are the actual colors? No photo app needed!

I am so obsessed with this little guy!

How was your weekend? Were you lucky enough to have a 3 day break? I hope you rested or enjoyed the time off as much as I did! xoxo!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Currently Inspired By: Emerald Green

Green With Envy

Sorry for the lack of posts - our household has been a bit crazier than normal! But I couldn't resist sharing my latest obsession - Emerald Green! Celebs have been showing up everywhere wearing glittering green gowns, enchanting emerald jewels and color-blocked choices in this fabulous hue. I, for one, am completely obsessed with this trend! And though I've yet to find a shimmering Gwyneth or Zoe "Steal Her Look For Less" option, I have started small:

Zoya "Ivanka" Nail Polish
How perfect is this Zoya glitter green nail polish?! I'm so in love with it! Now on to the perfect glittering column gown... Happy Thursday everyone! xoxo

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sole Society Pick: Callista Asymmetrical Sandal

It's February 1st! Which means I got a slew of emails this morning from all my membership club sites. And while I love them all, I was especially excited when I logged on to Sole Society and found these babies in my closet:
The Callista Asymmetrical Sandal is literally shouting "Spring!" My favorite color out of the 3 is the "Nude" color because it's so universal and will last you throughout the summer and beginning of fall. But those Kelly Green sandals are the perfect bold shade for warmer temps and an outfit pick me up. I'm actually a really big fan of asymmetrical sandals because they're so flattering on your feet. They give them a sleek and elongating finish, which is perfect for anyone especially if you're a shorty like me! This fabulous option would pair nicely with all your flirty skirts, sundresses and skinny jeans - really you can't go wrong. I can't wait to get them! What are you loving this month from Sole Society? I want to know! Happy Wednesday!

all images via Sole Society
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