2017 Golden Globes red carpet

The Golden Globes were fantastic last night! La La Land swept every category it was nominated for, Meryl Streep delivered a beautiful speech when accepting the “Lifetime achievement” award, and most of all, every star made a statement on the runway! There were so many amazing looks, but also some eh ones that took my eye.

The guys

Men in tuxes is probably my favorite thing about any fancy occasions, I appreciate the tailoring of a good tux or and love when a guy chooses to go off the standard black route.

From left to right:

Eddie Redmayne-Prada. Eddie is so attractive and putting him in a tux made me melt.

Pharrel Williams-Chanel. This was a really cool and really different look that I think would look weird on anyone besides Pharell.

Donald Glover (Childish Gambino)-Gucci. This tux is so unfortunate, I couldn’t tell if it was silk or corduroy.

Ryan Gosling-Gucci. A white tux can sometimes look a little “waiter” but Ryan looked handsome as hell and added class with the little red flower.

My least favorites

These ladies went for something else and really missed the mark with their looks.

Anna Kendrick-Vionette. At first I loved this dress, the color is beautiful and the skirt flows so gracefully; then I saw the top. I just don’t understand the boob situation, the stlye is so unflattering and odd and the diagonal shoulder strap makes it worse.

Felicity Jones-Gucci. I couldn’t decide if this dress was made for an 8 year old or an 80 year old. Though the colors are nice, the weird lace with the puffy skirt gave off some weird vibes.

Kerrie Washington-Dolce and Gabanna. For a lot of people, this dress was a hit, for me it looked like a craft project. Kerrie’s makeup and styling was beautiful and she looked great in gold, but the weird accessory in the front, the material of the dress, and the sleeves made the dress so complicated and weird.

Zoe Saldana-Gucci. The first thing I thought of when I saw this dress was in Disney’s animated Cinderella, she gets her pink dress destroyed by her evil step sisters. The colors of this dress look great on Zoe, just not together. The tiered skirt and the boy made it super girly and a little immature for her.

The ones I can’t decide on

These ladies had some cool dresses that I liked for some reasons, but for others had me totally confused.

Tracee Ellis Ross-Zuhair Murad. Tracee looked so stunning in this cocktail length dress, but it was something about the proportions that confused me. Her butt looked A+ amazing but her top looked kind of smushed. I totally love the sheer sparkly fabric though and her red lips made her look even cooler.

Carrie Underwood-Iris Serban. The more I look at this dress, the more I like it. The color is so pretty on Carrie and the style really flatters her figure. The whole top of her dress is really exciting but the ruffles with the belt thing, with the structure was a little much for me.

Hailee Steinfeld-Vera Wang. Lavender is my most favorite color ever and doing it with a long flowing skirt makes it 10 times more whimsical. My problem is once again with the top of the dress, my friend cleverly stated it looked like “boob curtains”. I think this dress could have been so much cooler if the top matched the whimsical style of the bottom instead of going weird and sheer.

Drew Barrymore-Lee Harris. When Drew walked out I thought that her dress was covered in really long Q-tips. It was actually really cool crystal thingies, but I didn’t like how everything was placed and the colors made her looked a little washed out and oddly shaped.

The goodies

These ladies KILLED it and looked stunning AF.

Brie Larson-Rodarte. Wearing a red dress on the red carpet risks camoflauge, but Brie looked so stunning in cherrry. Her waist looks so tiny and the cut is so flattering, her sparles and simple styling gives her a timeless vibe.

Gina Rodrigues-Naeem Khan. I loved this dress so much. It reminded me of the 20’s flapper style but more modern because of the length. The deep v and the sparkeles made Gina stand out and look like a diamond.

Issa Rae-Christain Siriano. Issa’s body looked so incredible despite the fact that she was all covered. This further proves that mystery is sexy and she absolutely glowed in white.

Jessica Biel-Ellie Saab. This dress was straight up cool. It was totally original and funky and I loved the cool flowers. I loved that the top was so open and the skirt was fuller but the whole thing looked sexy.

Kristen Wiig-Reem Acra. Kristen looked like a pretty fairy in this dress. The color, lace, and cut is all so flattering and her pixie cut  looks so good. She almost twinned with Michelle Williams, but I think Kristen pulled ahead.

Emma Stone-Valentino. Emma can do no wrong, she is stunning in every way. Her dress was classy and flowy and the stars were straight up cool.

My QUEENS

These two ladies ruled the runway.

Sarah Jessica Parker-Vera Wang. SJP is my queen always and this dress furthered her regal status. She looked elegant, stunning, and everything inbetween.I loved the drama of the sleeves and the skirt and the little belt added the right amount of sparkle. Her hair also looked super cool in the sort of “milk maid fishtail” look.

Lilly Collins-Zuhain Murad. Lilly stuns me with her beauty each time she walks down the red carpet. The dress is so perfect and elegant, I love how modest it is in the front but the back has a nice deep scoop. She looks so incredible with red lipstick and her eyebrows are as always on point.

Tell me your favorite looks of the red carpet!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

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Project Runway season 15!

Project Runway is my most favorite tv show in this whole universe. I become so obsessed with all the designers and am so inspired by all their aesthetics. Season 15 began last Thursday and I am so into it already. The first challenge was unconventional, using the party decorations of the room they were in. It was so so good and I’m incredibly excited for the rest of the season!!

Spoilers!!!

Winner: Erin

Her look was so funky and cool! I’m not really into yellow or fur for that matter, but everything was so balanced and totally brought out her personality like the challenge asked for. Her look wasn’t my favorite of the bunch, but I still think it deserved the win.

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Loser: Ian

This was a total snooze fest to the max. It was so basic and I think the add-on’s made it look like a craft project that anyone could have done. There was no real style to this look and he could have done a lot more even with a simple shift dress. I also think he was deserving of the loose.

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My favorite: Nathalia

So! Many! Textures! I think this look so cool and creative. The silver and white are really sleek and the bold difference between the texture of the dress and the sleeves is so eye catching.

'Project Runway' season 15 premiere recap: Fashion takes center stage

XoXo,

Sarah.A

*none of these pictures are mine*

SoHo Sunday

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of meeting my two best friends in the city for a day of eating and shopping. It was such a blast spending time with them and walking around SoHo which, as many times as I have been to the city, I have never been! Thankfully, it was not super hot this weekend and though it was a little rainy, we managed through with cute umbrellas.

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We started out having brunch at a great place called Balthazar. My friends and I decided to split an omelet with puff pastry, an egg on avocado toast, and some fruit salad.I totally forgot to save my picture of all the food, but here is a picture of my beautiful friend with our egg and pastry. Everything was delicious!

Next we hit up the streets of SoHo for some shopping, stopping in MAC, Marc Jacobs, LF sores, Zara, and TopShop to name a few. I only bought from TopShop, to spare my wallet any permanent damage, but the 2 shirts I bought are super cute!
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Finally, we headed to the main event of our travels; Black Tap. I mentioned it here and it was everything I could have hoped for and more. We waited for about 45 mi, which I think is pretty good seeing as though there are no reservations and were seated at the bar. Together, my friends and I ordered 2 shakes and 2 burgers.We had one called The Cookie and some other one with chocolate and brownies. To go with them we had the “The Californian” and “The steak Au Poivre”.

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I had such an amazing day with my girls and can’t wait for my next city adventure!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

WORK it

Business casual is a standard for dressing people see practically everywhere in the business world. It doesn’t matter where you work, but a professional work place requires professional attire. I used to think that that meant plain black every day all day, talk about a snooze fest. Luckily I was introduced to the fashion forward side of business casual aka blazers, and my opinion on business attire has never been the same.

Some tips for buying a blazer

When getting a blazer it is super important to make sure it is lined, if it isn’t then the blazer will loose its shape quickly, making you look frumpy and a little cheap. Blazers can get kind of expensive, but having one that is quality and will last a long time is totally worth it.

The fabric of your blazer is also super important, go for more natural fabrics like cotton and wool instead of polyester, once again your blazer will last longer and look much more official.

There are plenty of cool patterns and colors you can get when buying a blazer, but since they’re so expensive you want to wear it multiple times a week. Neutrals are the way to go for blazers, plus that gives you more of an opportunity to wear cool pants and loud accessories!

Here are some stylish options I found online!

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Xoxo,

Sarah.A

Prom

For many schools, prom is coming up in May or June. Though this seems like a long ways a way, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into this night for many high schoolers. At my school the junior and senior prom are separate and at junior you wear short dresses while long dresses are worn at senior. Many of my friends have started looking for dresses, and some people started a Facebook group for all the junior girls in the grade to see what others are wearing. I happen to be going to 2 proms, and since a lot of the same people will be at both proms, I have to wear 2 dresses! Shopping for dresses can be a little stressful and expensive, so here are some styles that are really in this year as well as some great places to look.

Brands:

David’s Bridal

Sherri Hill

Jovani

Websites:

Promgirl

Simply Dresses

Rent the runway

Macy’s

For shoes, I’m probably going to wear the same shoes for both and I’m going to stick between 4/5 inches. My date is 5’11 and I’m 5’3 so I could go higher, but I don’t want to be in pain all night.

Nordstrom

Lulu’s

DSW

Payless

Also, as a side note, if you are in need of some glam, check out Mirina collections and use my code sarah20m to get 20% off!

There are so many different styles out there for dresses and shoes, it may take a little while to find one that’s right for you, but I hope this gives you some guidance! Happy shopping!

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

 

The Oscars, best of the red carpet

Leonardo DicCaprio won!!! This years Oscars was obviously amazing for that reason and for the other amazing movies. As usual, the red carpet looked great as well, here are some of my favorite looks.

 

Priyanka Chopra: Zuhair Murad, once again the stereotype of lace being old and dated is irrelevant as this ZM gown is sexy, modern, sleek, and definitely not grandma like.

Olivia Wilde: Valentino, Liv is getting lots of attention for this completely backless and partly frontless dress, yet remains on my best dressed list. The slim pleats on the skirt and armor-like shoulder pads are so fierce and sexy.

Emily Blunt: Prada, the pale pink of this dress was pretty and feminine to go with her fin curls, plus totally flattered her slightly pregnant belly.

Rooney Mara: Givenchy, The lace on this dress was so elegant and sleek, Rooney always looks so cool and her hair is so on point.

Heidi Klum: Marchesa, I loved this look it was light and airy, the colors were gorgeous and reminded me of fairies.

Kate Blanchett: Armani, this was the first dress I saw when turning on my Tv and I immediately fell in love with it. Like Heidi’s, Kate’s dress is whimsical and fair like, though hers steps it up a bit with the plunging neckline and ice blue. The texture on this dress was fantastic and every angle looked amazing.

 

Brie Larson (winner!!) : Gucci, Brie looked so powerful in this emerald blue and she really stood out in the sea of pastel colors.

Alicia Vikander (winner!!) : Louis Vuitton, all I could think of was that Alicia looked like the real life version of Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and she rocked it!

Saoirsi Ronan: Calvin Klein, This dress was so perfect for the red carpet, it has flash and sex appeal while still remaining classy.

Rachel McCadams: August Getty Atelier, In my opinion this was the sexiest dress of the night. The slit was way high and the open back made a daring plunge, however the deep green kept the look from being trashy, upholding Rach’s steller red carpet reputation.

Xoxo,

Sarah.A

 

Mirina Collections

Around December I was contacted by someone from Mirina Collections to be a brand ambassador. I looked up their stuff and immediately fell in love, agreeing to be a Mirina girl. My necklace just came in the mail and I’m so excited to show you!
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The packaging was so cute and the necklace is absolutely stunning. I got the necklace called the “Audriana”.

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This is the outfit I wore it with first, I did really basic colors so people would automatically look at the necklace. I got so many compliments!

If you’re interested in buying one, you can follow this link! The necklaces Mirina Collections make are so stunning, plus they’re hand made.You can use this code: sarah20m to get a 20% off discount! Happy shopping!

Xoxo,

Sarah. A