While this originally was intended to be a recap of last night’s most stunning red carpet looks, there are countless other websites you can see just that. Instead, here were my personal favorite moments of the night. Gwyneth in Calvin Klein Collection, Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino…on the arm of Valentino himself, and Amy Adams sparkling in L’Wren Scott (although the stunning Cartier necklace competed a bit too much with the dress). The night was mostly sweet except for a few confused red carpet looks (I’ll leave the scolding up to E!) To me, these ladies were completely Oscar-appropriate. Shimmer, shine, sparkle…more than any other award show, the Oscars it the time to do it up and go all out with the glamour. Personally, I thought the best fashion moments happened not on the red carpet, but on the stage, where Anne shut-it-down (as her stylist Rachel Zoe would say) in some of the best ensembles of the night-my favorites being the custom made glittering Brian Atwoods and a fresh off the runway Oscar de la Renta fringe dress. What were your favorites from last night?
It’s been an unusually long week and the weekend can’t come soon enough. I’m looking forward to weekend plans of a long overdue girls night out and celebrating a friends leap year birthday a bit early. All through elementary school, I had 2 kids in my class who were leap year babies-both were born on February 29th. I’ve always been such a fan of my own birthday that I remember thinking what a bummer it would be to only celebrate on your actual birthday once every 4 years! Here are a few things that made my week a little brighter.
*an early birthday present from a co-worker (super cute Juicy headband adorned with vintage looking rhinestones) who was so excited about it she couldn’t wait the extra 9 days until my actual birthday to give it to me.
Thanks to everyone’s favorite mass retailer, Target, many designer names have become household names. I remember finding and buying the Behnaz Sarafpour dress below years ago when it first came out-I couldn’t believe a dress like this was available at the same place I buy my toothpaste and laundry detergent. On March 13th, they will be re-releasing some of their most popular pieces from each of the collections-online and in stores. Every item will be under $50, and only available until April 10th. Exactly 34 pieces are being re-released, a few of my favorites are below. Set your alarms super early on the 13th if you hope to snag a piece, as if you’ve tried before, you know people can get a little nuts around well priced designer anything.
After trekking around NYC in heels for a few too many hours, my feet have found comfort in flats (and the occasional Uggs…I confess) every day since. I’ve been slowly adding more dress-up worthy flats to my collection lately, and find that any of these could easily take on a heel in the style department. Not to say I’m giving up on my 4 inchers-no, never. There are plenty of occasions when only a heel will do. But who needs consistent high-heeled pain when these pretty flats are out there?
1. tory burch, glitter reva flat, $235
2. mia parisian, natural multi snake, $69
3. juicy couture, aubrey flat, $89.99
4. kate spade, accent, $285
5. banana republic, marble sequin ballet flat, $69.99
6. coach, honey flat, $158