‘Fashion’ Category

20 January 2014

Golden Globes Fashion Recap (very late)

By: Jessica B.

Eeek yes this is a week late but, things have been a little crazy IRL. But not in a bad way (shockingly).

So the Golden Globes were last week and I had red wine, smores and pizza ready to go. It’s like treat yo self, award ceremony style.

You guys know me well enough to know I love award shows so let’s dive in! (Photos can be found at Mashable, The Wrap and Gossip Center).

My Favorites

Lupita Nyong’o – FLAWLESS from head to toe. Stunning shade of red, perfect fit and perfect minimalist jewelry. Amazing.

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Margot Robbie – First, I’ve seen her naked in Wolf of Wall Street so I feel like since we’re intimate buddies, she gets a pass. Plus I love the jewels on the dress

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Cate Blanchett – Always taking risks and the frothy, light nature of the dress just was stunning

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Olivia Wilde – Kerry needs to take note because this is pregnancy awards wear done right

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Julianna Margulies – Love the simple gold detail on this dress. Plus she made fun of Seacrest for bitching about the 50 degree weather in LA. Love you girl!

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Needs Improvement

Kerry Washington – Drab, boring and the worst half-vest. Olivia Pope would be disappointed (and wearing opera length gloves)

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Jennifer Lawrence – I still want to be her BFF but this is just boring. I could recreate it with a sheet and two large black bands and/or bungee cords

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Zoe Saldana – Just because a designer calls and says this dress is for you, doesn’t mean you should wear it. Also, to quote Gloria, “it’s like the scraps from a sale bin.” Truth

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Lena Dunham – Great color, bad fit and her boobs are begging to be flopping around like they do on Girls. Just..no

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Paula Patton – This is just too easy. But, I can’t decide if it’s a gill or a sperm. Both are valid options. That said, she’s still married to Robin Thicke so maybe that thing is a “fuck you” to all of us

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Honorable fashion high fives go to Emma Watson in pants and Julia Roberts making menswear meets red carpet.

And, Amy and Tina yet again killed it. Too bad that out of a 3 hour show (okay, 2 hours 15 minutes with commercials), Amy and Tina were ONLY on for 16 minutes. Such a waste!

Anyhow, hope you guys enjoyed the show too.

 

 

 

 

14 January 2013

Golden Globes Fashion Recap!

By: Jessica B.

Oh boy it’s my favorite time of year! It’s Award Season!!!!!

And we kicked off this magical time with my favorite of them all, The Golden Globes. Yes, you get TV, movies, people overindulging in champagne and lots of hilarity.

The Oscars may be the Super Bowl of award shows but this is a pretty solid playoff.

And despite getting a little out of control with Tina and Amy’s drinking game on a school night (bad idea), I have to say, I was just a little “whelmed” with the female fashion last night. I hope some people step it up for the Oscars.

But as always, the men were delightful :)

I also really loved Amy and Tina. Seriously, can I get a girls night out with those two??

Let’s get this going and leave your picks for best/worst dressed too!

Favorite Looks

Claire Danes

Marian Cotillard

Amy Poehler

Zosia Mamet

Connie Britton

Olivia Munn

Not So Favorite Looks

Jessica Chastain

Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Alba

Amy Adams

Taylor Swift

Those are my picks, counting down to the Oscars!

How was everyone’s weekend too?

16 January 2012

Golden Globes fashion recap!

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Fashion

Yes! It’s awards season! And I’m back to share my best/worst dressed picks for the Golden Globes, which is like a playoff game for the Oscars.

Overall, there were a lot of great looks last night (I had a hard time narrowing them down!) but in many cases, an overuse of fabric (cough, Sarah Michelle Gellar).

So let’s take a look.

Favorite Looks

Julianne Moore – Simple, age-appropriate and nicely styled

Frieda Pinto – Dress was better on TV but the color and her necklace were divine

Michelle Williams – A little matronly but love the detail and headband

Shailene Woodley – Bad posture but the dress was really delicate and feminine. Gorgeous.

Charlize Theron – Wasn’t a huge fan at first but the way she accessorized it won me over

Claire Danes – The webbed detail on the back was fab and it matched perfectly with the red lip

Needs Improvement (aka the “see me” note you dread from the teacher)

Lea Michele – It’s like a bad Cher/Bob Mackie revival. No thank you

Jessica Biel – Based on this, I’m now worried about what she’ll wear to her wedding.

Kelly Osborne – Dowdy dress + gray hair = not flattering

Rooney Mara – She is so gorgeous but this dress isn’t the good kind of edgy

Natalie Portman -The random “sail” hanging off her hip is not flattering

Piper Perabo – This isn’t a bad picture but the pale color plus full skirt just did not work. At all

For the men, I can never go wrong with a man in a tux. And of course, George, Jake and even orange Rob Lowe looked so handsome. I’ll even give Matt LeBlanc a nod for wearing a midnight blue suit. Very dashing.

And way for photobombing to become very mainstream. Let’s just say, I’d love to sit at the Modern Family or Fey/Poehler table any day. Those look like fun tables to spend an evening at (with champagne).

Did you watch last night? What looks did you love?

03 January 2012

Forcing myself out of a style rut

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Fashion, Random

Living in the city makes me very aware of how I look. Most of the time, I plan out what I’m going to wear, how to accessorize it and what is an “appropriate” outfit for where I’m going.

But then there are those ruts where it all goes to hell and you barely put forth the effort to shower.

Recently, after some personal life stuff, I found myself in this rut. I could barely get myself out of bed, let alone think about how I looked. I went to work for two days barely showered, hair a mess, glasses on and outfits that looked like I was either a) color blind or b) dressed myself in the dark.

And I felt awful too, for multiple reasons.

Then, on day three, when I still wanted to hide, I forced myself to try.

And it was as simple as putting/forcing my contacts in, putting on a dress and slapping some make up on my face.

And when I looked in the mirror, I saw a spark of the old me and felt like part of the cardigan of sadness was coming off.

So for NYE, when I was going to be just with the girls, I decided to put some effort in to it, just for me.

That included: date bra, scented lotion (I only wear this on dates too), freshly shaved legs, mani/pedi done and full face, eye and lip make up.

Only my friends saw this but I didn’t care. I felt great and thought I looked great.

So that’s my plan now, keep myself from backsliding in to this wardrobe rut and keep trying because if you’re looking good, you’re feeling good. And even if you’re not feeling 100% great, do the best you can.

Do you get dressed up sometimes just for you?

17 October 2011

Detour to Debbie Downer land

By: Jessica B.

Happy Monday everyone!

I consider myself to be a pretty optimistic lady. I’m “glass half full” all the time, but lately I’ve been a bit more of a Debbie Downer.

Okay, maybe not THAT bad, but maybe a little bit of a Wallowing Winnie.

Here’s what’s brought this on:

  • Pink eye. Woke up Thursday morning with it and have never had it before. Now I can’t wear eye makeup or contacts for a week. I’m really not digging for sympathy here, but this has taken a blow to my self esteem. I know I need to be au natural in the eyes but I feel embarrassed to have people see me. It’s tough
  • Elevator. My building elevator has been out for more than five weeks and no one is telling us when it will be fixed. I hope my legs are like steel when it is fixed

But, I’m working through this little turn of bad karma and balancing out the negative with positives, such as:

  • Working out. Even after a long day, I’m forcing myself to go and feeling better after. Great stress reliever
  • Costume planning. Over the next two weekends, I have theme parties that I’m attending and I’ve been really scouring for some fun stuff for my costumes. I love a project :)
  • Red lipstick. I never wear it but in prep for these parties, I treated myself to some, since that’s some of the only makeup I can wear right now. After sampling a few on Saturday, I found one that suits me and seeing my red lips in the store mirrors did make me smile

So that’s why I’ve been a little slow in posting lately. Once I get over this Debbie Downer/Wallowing Winnie hump, I will be back to being me, and being a little more regular in posts.

How is everyone else??