March Shoe of the Month

25 Mar

With a vacation to Playa del Carmen in my near future (although, it can’t come soon enough), I am on the hunt for the perfect wedge sandal. This pair caught my eye while perusing DSW.com and thought they were worthy of the ‘Shoe of the Month’ title.

Matty's Chesham, wedge, sandal, DSW

 

Matty’s Chesham Wedge Sandal in nude and yellow.

Daydreaming About Beach Wear

19 Mar

It’s March 19th, tomorrow is the first day of Spring and it’s 31 degrees in Chicago…

Obviously, I’m less then thrilled with the weather and am totally over cold temperatures and this gross rain/snow mixture that seems to come once a week. So, to get my mind, and hopefully yours too, off this dreary weather, here is some beach wear to dream about wearing… soon!

Beach Wear

2013 Oscar Red Carpet Favorites

25 Feb

Last night was the biggest night of the year for the red carpet and these ladies stole the show at the 2013 Academy Awards. I loved so many gowns at the Oscars, but my favorites are….

Jessica Chastain, 2013 Academy Awards, Oscars, Red Carpet, Armani Prive

Jessica Chastain wore Armani Prive and looked radiant. My favorite thing about this gown is the diagonal lines of the overlay fabric, it accentuates her curves perfectly. And her red lips are the perfect final touch.

Kerry Wasington, 2013 Academy Awards, Oscars, Red Carpet, Miu Miu

Kerry Washington in Miu Miu was one of my favorites because she looks fantastic in this coral color and the beading on the bodice is just the right amount.

Naomi Watts, 2013 Academy Awards, Oscars, Red Carpet, Armani Prive

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive wowed me. The metallic fabric and the cut out neckline is so stunning and perfect for a nominee. Another win for Armani.

Charlize Theron, 2013 Academy Awards, Oscars, Red Carpet, Dior Haute Couture

Charlize Theron donned a white Dior Haute Couture gown. So many people say white looks too bridal for a red carpet (and I think it’s the hair) but she pulls white off without a ‘bridal’ look. The perfect word to describe Charlize here is statuesque.

Jennifer Garner, 2013 Academy Awards, Oscars, Red Carpet, Gucci

Jennifer Garner wore Gucci at the Oscars and looked beautiful. The front of the gown was very simple, but the back was covered in ruffles and topped with a vertical bow. To make this look even more stunning, Jennifer wore 200 carats of Neil Lane jewelry, which totaled to about $2.5 million!

What did you think of the Oscar’s red carpet?

2013 Golden Globes Runway Vs. Red Carpet

14 Jan

One thing I really love to do after a fabulous red carpet event is to compare the celebrity looks with the runway looks.

Here are last night’s red carpet gowns from the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.

Dior Couture, Golden Globes, Jennifer Lawrence, Runway

On the left is a photo from the Fall 2012 Dior Couture runway show and next to it is Jennifer Lawrence in the gown on the red carpet.

The black belt Jennifer is wearing accentuates the waste and breaks up the long bodice on the gown. The drop waist really elongates the model’s torso, and there really isn’t a waist definition. Jennifer Lawrence gets the points on this one.

Reem Acra, Golden Globes, Red Carpet, Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher looks stunning in Reem Acra on the right with the runway look from the 2013 Resort collection on the left.

This is really a toss up for me. Both looks are elegant, and while the gown fits differently on the two women, both look great!

Giorgio Armani, Golden Globes, Olivia Munn, Red Carpet

The model on the left is wearing Giorgio Armani at the Spring 2013 RTW runway show and Olivia Munn is on the right.

This is definitely a more casual dress option then what we usually look for at the Golden Globes, but I like the way Olivia’s look is dressed up a little more with the Chopard jewels and elegant clutch.

Oscar de la Renta, Golden Globes, Red Carpet, Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, on the right, looks beautiful in a mermaid Oscar de la Renta gown and on the left is the model wearing the gown at the Spring RTW 2013 runway show.

Jessica Alba looks a little more put together than the model, mainly with the hair style. The soft curls work great with the gown’s style, and the Harry Winston jewels are the final touch that make me favor the celebrity look over the runway look.

What looks do you favor? Runway or Red Carpet?

Photos from Style.com

What Inspires You?

6 Jan

From my computer to yours, here is some inspiration to get your week started!

Inspiration

Who Wore it Better

18 Nov

Tonight at the 2012 AMA’s, Nicki Minaj was all dolled up in a brightly hued Monique Lhuillier gown. She looked fantastic, really, but when I watched her walk on stage to receive her award, I felt a little deja vu. Only a few months earlier, on September 23rd at the 2012 Emmy’s, Julie Bowen (from Modern Family) wore the same gown. Take a look below:

I think it’s really interesting that these two women chose to wear the same gown. They seem to have such different personalities and I would never pick them to end up in a battle of ‘Who Wore it Better’. And I can’t believe Nicki’s stylist or assistant didn’t catch this before she walked down the red carpet.

As for who wore it better, I have to say Julie Bowen. Nicki Minaj is rockin the dress with her curves, but it looks a little sloppy on her. Maybe it’s the messy hair, or maybe it’s because the dress needs some major pressing and steaming.

It’s your turn to sound off! Who wore it better: Nicki Minaj or Julie Bowen?

November Shoe(s) of the Month

3 Nov
November Shoe(s) of the Month

Vince camuto flat
nordstrom.com

Aldo
aldoshoes.com
Every month I choose a shoe that stands out to me as the Shoe of the Month. This month I find myself in dire need of some new shoes and I couldn’t choose just one shoe to share.
Here is a look at my November Shoes of the Month (and my shopping list too!)
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