Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globes 2015

I'm going to try really hard to get back into this blogging thing but don't be too hard on me if it's slow going.

I had such a fun time watching the Golden Globes last night with a new group of friends. We enjoyed critiquing the dresses and just about everything else. I thought Tina and Amy's opening monologue got off to a slow start but their joke about George and Amal really hit the mark. I made a ballot and took a few risks on my favorites and tried to play it safe on the rest. Turns out I'm halfway decent at predicting the movie categories but downright awful at the television ones. I couldn't be happier about the success for Jane the Virgin and its star, Gina Rodriguez. She deserves every good thing that is coming her way. If you haven't already stated watching it, you must!

Now, on to the gowns!

Yellow was a big trend last night.  Leslie Mann, Naomi Watts, and Jenna Dewan Tatum all chose strapless yellow gowns.  Jenna's is my favorite of the bunch, and I love her hair and makeup. 

There were other colorful dresses last night, too.  Gwyneth Paltrow missed the red carpet, but I loved seeing her fun pink dress as a presenter. Amy Adams' ice blue gown made her eyes look unreal! And the details on Allison Williams' dress are so fun.  

This dress isn't my favorite, but I had to include it because, Gina!

Katherine Heigl looked better than she has in ages. Are you watching her new show? I love it.

Only Emma Stone could rock a jumpsuit on the red carpet!

Reese Witherspoon and Diane Kruger both wore silvery sheaths, but don't ask me to choose one because I can't.

And now, my Top 5 dresses of the evening:

Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Anna Faris (+ Chris Pratt), Miss Golden Globes Greer Grammer, and Ellie Kemper had the dresses that I couldn't stop thinking about.

Which were your favorites?

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Academy Awards 2014

You know I look forward to this day all year but I can honestly say this was the best Oscars in a long time.  Ellen just killed it and I laughed so hard.  I was also moved by many of the acceptance speeches and the montages were especially great.  Those are my favorite, by the way.  Anyone know if you can watch those online somewhere?  That would be awesome. 

We did an Oscar ballot, as usual, and this time I tried really hard to vote for who I thought would win, instead of who I wanted to win.  I actually got all the major categories correct! Still couldn't beat my dad, though, who got 18 right.  18!

Decision time. I always want to vote for who I love but I never win that way.

6 for 6 in the major categories. I got 15 overall, I think. 

Here are my highlights:

 ---Matthew McConaughey. I am so impressed with this dude.  I'll admit, I was not a fan of his one note acting style and always present accent but I have since grown to admire his zest for life and passion for great parts.  I loved his acceptance speech for all its rambly, cheesy bits. 

--Lupita Nyong'o. First of all, can we talk about how gorgeous and stunningly luminous she is? Unreal.  But seriously, this girl is talented and smart, gracious and lovely, and refreshingly grateful for the good fortune that has come her way.

--Ellen's bits. Especially this one. 

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It delighted me to no end to see these movie stars having fun and being goofy.  I live for this stuff.  Also Lupita's brother is the cutest ever.  I think I would be fine if Ellen, Tina, Amy, and Jimmy just hosted everything forever and ever.

 --Idina Menzel singing "Let It Go." Even thought the song and the movie is awesome, it bugs me that people know her as the voice of Elsa from Frozen and not from Wicked or Rent.  I mean, she's Elphaba, come on! I can't believe I missed the John Travolta debacle.  I think I was consulting my ballot or something because I had no idea what the fuss was all about.  Totally loving all the memes and name generators now. 

--Pink and her ruby red dress.  She sang beautifully and I am so glad to know that she can still sing on the ground and not only while hanging upside down.

And now, the gowns.  Cause really, that's what you came to see, right?

Emma Watson
I love the metallic bodice and relaxed feel.  
The red lip is a great pop of color and the accessories are fun and young.

Jennifer Garner.
The dress is fun and different and looks amazing on her.
Her makeup and hair also look great. 

Jennifer Lawrence
This color is so stunning on her and the shape is fun and unexpected.
I love her haircut, but not styled like this.  It's too old. 

Portia De Rossi
I love the laser cut detailing and the halter shape.  

Sandra Bullock
This color is so beautiful and I love how glamorous the whole look is.
I wish her hair was less stiff but overall it looks good.

Kate Hudson
This look is killer. She looks like a million bucks.
Her hair and makeup are spot on and I love the draping in the back 

These ladies are my top two and I really can't choose.  And way to go, Entertainment Weekly, for both calling the awards and predicting the exact shade of dresses.

Cate Blanchett
The color and delicate beading is just exquisite. 
Her hair and  makeup are gorgeous and I would just add a darker lip color.
Lupita Nyong'o
She really stole the show with this stunning gown.
The color is fresh and vibrant and her minimal accessories are just right.
 [smart choice forgoing a necklace!]

What did you think? Did you enjoy the show? What was your favorite dress?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

golden globes 2014

my top ten best dressed:

julianna margulies
my very favorite look of the night.  
so unexpected and so gorgeous.

kate beckinsale
does she ever not look amazing? 
i loved the shape and texture of this dress. 

 olivia wilde
on anyone else this would be a disaster, 
but she is pulling. it. off.

michelle dockery
such a cool shape and design.

 elisabeth moss
the color and beading are awesome and i like 
the cutout at the bottom.  plus, great shoes!

Lupita Nyong'o
the perfect shade of red and a cape? sold.

margot robbie
this dress looked stunning on tv. 
and dang, it fit her like a glove! 

emilia clarke
it's hard to tell from the picture, 
but this fabric is so cool!

 emma roberts
 so old school glam with a great neckline.  
the touch of turquoise was a good choice.

mila kunis
loved the metallic bodice and the flowy skirt.
and her makeup is always amazing!

what did you think? did i miss one of your favorites? 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall wish list

While I'm on day three of the worst cold ever, I thought I'd take a break from laying on the couch to catch up on the blog.  First up? My Fall wish list.

Everyone loves a plaid shirt in fall, right? Well this one has a polka dot lining!

The ultimate military style jacket. I've found a way to wear this with every outfit and my only complaint is that it doesn't have a hood.  I was really impressed with H&M's jackets and coats last year and they have a great selection once again. Good quality for a decent price.

I bought ankle boots from old navy last year
and they are surprisingly comfortable.
Check out this season's version

Cashmere Bathrobe is my new favorite nail polish.
It's a beautiful charcoal with the most subtle glitter.
 It kind of looks like a night sky.  

I love the colors in this skirt  and the fact that I can wear it with tights and boots.

This tunic has great details: ruched sleeves,
exposed zipper on the back, and contrast stitching. 

 shirt // jacket // boots // nail polish // skirt // tunic //