Monday, January 31, 2011

Red Carpet Highs and Lows, and a few OOTD...

It has been a little while since I have posted, and I apologize. One excuse is our excruciatingly slow Internet speed, which will hopefully be fixed within the next few weeks.

I fully admit, that while I did not watch the SAG awards, I of course scoured the pictures this morning to admire the hair, makeup, and *sigh* fashion. Everyone's tastes obviously vary, and I try to not let the pre-assigned "grades" affect my personal choices for best and worst dressed. I will say the gowns this year were stunning, the understated, yet PRICEY bling was to die for, and I was disappointed with quite a lot of the hair. I get the messy, low, 'I want it to look like it took 5 minutes to do this, but really it took 5 hours' look... But I am of the personal opinion that if you are walking the red carpet in a $50,000 gown and a million dollars worth of jewelry, your hair should look perfectly coiffed as well.  (Hey, I never said I wasn't opinionated.)  ;)

I'm going to start with my least favorite looks.... I will try to keep it from getting too photo heavy, but come on, it's the red carpet!  (The following photos are all from Yahoo)


Kara Mara
 Let's just say that I would die to have a figure that I could squeeze into an Herve Leger design. Who knows, someday, maybe I will. But this is just all-over fug. And the headband looks like what I wear on my head after the shower and I am applying my makeup.


Christina Hendricks

As a curvy girl myself, and someone who has always dreamed of being able to pull off fire engine red hair, I am always excited to see what she will be wearing. This L'Wren Scott gown/robe/smoking jacket??? was a major fail. And the goth eyeliner is just too much, even for an eyeliner lover such as myself. Girlfriend can do SO much better.


Jenna Fisher
This one got fairly decent reviews, but I just could not get on board with it. I love Jenna Fisher, but I feel like this Fendi gown is too overwhelming on her, and I would have loved to see something more elegant done with her hair. A little too 'Mother of the Bride' if you will.


Kim Kardashian
I love Marchesa, and I am always looking forward to see how Kim K is going to show off her famous curves. This is just an all over question mark for me... Dress is wearing her, she doesn't even appear to be wearing any makeup, and the hair! Ugh, don't get me started. It's like 30 minutes before the event she looked at her watch and thought 'do I have somewhere to be? oops, better get ready!'.  ;)


Ok, now onto my favorite part... The Best! I have so many looks that I loved, so once again, will try to keep it to my very very favorites. :)


Heather Morris
Quite a few of the 'Glee' girls made my list, but this one tops everyone of the night. It's airy, flowy, dreamy. Makeup is fresh and dewy, hair tied in perfectly. A +++++  LOVE.


Julia Bowen


Jennifer Lawrence

I have always thought to myself that if I were a celebrity I would attempt to break out of the box without going to far over the edge. Which is why I LOVE Julia Bowen's Valentino jumpsuit. And apparently I am digging the loose, straight hair this year.

On another note, I love Jennifer Lawrence's hot pink Oscar de la Renta gown, with the starkly contrasting black accessories. Refreshing on a young up and coming actress. (If you haven't seen Winter's Bone - SEE IT)


Natalie Portman in Azzaro

Hilary Swank in Versace

We all know these ladies are anything but 'usual', but how often is it that I do NOT find them on my best dressed list. Perfection as always.


Mila Kunis
I love everything about this Alexander McQueen gown, the cut, the color... gorgeous. And most importantly, she look comfortable and like she's having FUN!! 


Something I've always wanted to do is dress myself for a red carpet event. So just to give you ladies an idea of what I feel like I would wear, and to give you all a chance to voice your opinion, here you go.... :)


Carolina Herrara - Obsessed with her


Harry Winston Antique Diamond and Emerald Necklace

With emerald accented accessories

Christian Louboutin

Giuseppe Zanotti - Probably these. Simply Divine

Now to just work on that whole 'getting famous' thing.... lol.  ;)

Lastly, A couple OOTD for you....

Lunch and Margaritas on the beach followed by pedicures with a girlfriend:

Dress - BCBG Max Azria
Belt - Guess
Scarf - Target
Cardigan  - AT Loft
Shoes - (Not shown) Nine West flip flops

And out running errands and meeting the girls for coffee: (Sorry, my bed is unmade!!)

Top/Belt/Hat - NY & Co.
Jeans - AT Loft Modern Trouser
Jewelry - Local Boutique

Shoes - Deserve their own pic

Gianni Bini
OK, last pic, I promise!!! I cut some straight across bangs this past weekend. I am my hairstylists worst nightmare, constantly trimming and messing around with my bangs and ends. But as long as I don't do my own color at home, I think she forgives me. Also, something happened to my camera, so the pic is extremely weird looking. hmmmmm, maybe a new camera for Valentine's Day?? ;)

Hope you all have a great day, and I promise there will be another giveaway this week!!!




  1. Hi, I love LOVE your wedge shoe with black/white straps. Can I ask what brand and name of shoe (and possibly where you got it)?

  2. They are by Gianni Bini... I got them at Dillards, I believe they are exclusive to Dillards. If you don't have one near you, you can always visit their website. They fit me exactly tts. :)