Monday, January 31, 2011

Look For Less -

I took three looks from the top looks of the day on lookbook and re-created them into affordable looks to try!

Look One

Look Two :

Look Three :

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Fashion Recap

Julia Stiles in Monique Lhuillier
This had to be my favorite dress from last night. Julia Stiles looked gorgeous in this ombre gown and her hair and makeup pulled the look together.

Mila Kunis in Alexander McQueen
I think Mila was glowing in this abstract floral gown. I'm not so sure about that belt, but it defines her waist perfectly. 

Diana Agron in Vintage Chanel
The midnight blue color looked gorgeous on Diana and I love the simple shape but the way it hit her on her legs just didn't look right to me.

Lea Michelle in Oscar de la Renta  
Lea looked stunning in this white sparkly gown and her makeup worked so well with it. Her jewelry was simple and her hair was cut at just the right length to show off her dress. Lovely!

Hailee Steinfield in Prada
 Okay, I've had a battle with this dress. I like it but I don't. It looks lovely on her but I absolutely do not like that lowered skirt.

Jayma Mays in Jenny Packham 
This peachy color and the sheath shape looked so gorgeous on her. She showed off the right amount of leg with the thigh high slit.

Giuliana Rancic in Ema Savahl
Last night when I was looking for these pictures, I found many comments on one website saying how people thought she was annoying, extremely skinny, and how this gown makes her look shapeless. I think this dress was so radiant on her, I think it might tie for second place (with Mila Kunis' McQueen gown). I love how it tiers down and makes her look like she's glowing.

Jennifer Lawrence in Oscar de la Renta
Channeling the bright color trend for the summer, Jennifer Lawrence wore this hot pink number and rocked it. I like the complicated straps on her shoulders and the velvet (I'm pretty sure it's velvet) bow on the waist pulls the look together.

Winona Ryder in Alberta Ferretti  
While I liked the dress, I couldn't stop looking at her eyes because she just looked crazy! (Here are some examples: 1, 2, 3) Her makeup was too intense for this dress so maybe that's why she wanted her eyes to look bigger.

Angie Harmon in Monique Lhuillier
This is a dress that had a lot of controversy last night, it's a dress you can either love or hate. I think it works well on her, the color; the feathers; the shape.
Kim Kardashian in Marchesa
I love the color of this dress and I usually love Marchesa's gown designs, but this just looked unfinished and messy. The lace was just too close together and kind of just random. The rest of her look looked fabulous, though!

Ladies of Hot In Cleveland 
I looked everywhere and could not find the designers of these dresses, so if anyone could tell me that would be great. Anyway, Valerie Bertenelli looks amazing for 50 in the red strapless gown; Wendie Malick is 60 (who would've guessed!) and she looks absolutely stunning in the midnight blue gown; Jane Leeves is the youngest of the three (she's 49) and she looked so youthful but elegant in the sparkly light to dark gown.

Lauren Velez
Again, I looked everywhere for the designer of this dress and I could not find who it was, so if anyone could tell me, that would be great. This dress is on my worst dressed of the night. The two different fabrics on the dress just doesn't look right, the way it hits her does not flatter her at all, and her makeup was just too much and made her look old. The dress just kind of looks like a little kid's "dress up" dress. 


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fashion Icon - Edie Sedgwick

Even with the many takes and how to get her look 's on the internet, I decided to still go on with my desire to make this post. I watched Factory Girl for the first time last week (I know, I know!), even though it came out 5 years ago, and I fell in love with the wardrobe Sienna Miller had to portray Edie Sedgwick. Before watching this, I knew a lot about the real Edie Sedgwick's style but I didn't realize how much of her style still lives on, even 40 years after her death.

When she was discovered by Andy Warhol, she had a style never seen before and that style continued with her until her death. She is known for her huge chandelier earrings, black tights, shirts worn as dresses, big eyelashes, and black eyeliner.

Edie Sedgwick's wardrobe basics:
(Even though these are all pretty expensive, I'll link them anyway)

Outfits Inspired by Edie Sedgwick:

(Note: I put two coats on here because the leopard one is well over $100, so I used an alternative for a tighter budget)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Links for the Week of January 28th, 2011

If you're still in high school, here are some Prom Looks for 2011 -- even if you're not going to prom, it's fun to look at them; they're so gorgeous!

WTF of the week - T-Pain got a Facebook 'Like' button tattoo

An adorable hairstyle to try: a knotted ponytail as seen from the Michael Kors Spring 2011 runway

Was one of your New Year's resolutions to lead a more positive life or to become more positive? Well here is a to-do list for you!

Stylelist brings you Kate Middleton vs. Princess Diana: Who Is More Stylish?

To coincide with the 1970's look for spring, CollegeFashion did a piece on 1970's beauty looks to try

Kind-of-Splurge of the week: If you're a fan of The Breakfast Club or just like wearing cool screen print t-shirts, you should check out this 'Anthony Shirt' (as in Anthony Michael Hall in a scene from The Breakfast Club)

Speaking of t-shirts, 'Springfield Still Life" is a really interesting t-shirt concept!

fashiongrunge did a piece on Zoe Kravitz (daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet); her style is amazing!

If you've been following this blog for sometime, you know I love DIY things so when I stumbled across this DIY article about re-making shirts from the Urban Renewal line from Urban Outfitters, it made me want to do it! Except I wouldn't pay crazy amounts of money for a t-shirt I'm just going to cut up and sew, I'd go to Goodwill or Salvation Army and buy oversized t-shirts.


Thursday, January 27, 2011


The Look For Less - Under $100

Over on Elle girl I found a Street-Style Look for less that wasn't quite "less"; who (with limited funds) would spend $68 on a skirt? And even if a quality jacket costs you more money, the red jacket probably won't go with many things in your wardrobe (then again, I guess you could wear it with anything, depending on the color). So here is my own version of the Street-Style look.

The look inspired the "look for less" from:

(Total comes out to be $80.78)

I also found another look over at Stylelist inspired by Rashida Jones that some items weren't too budget friendly. 
The Look Inspired by Rashida Jones:

(Total comes out to be $95.24)


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Mixing Prints

Ever been afraid to mix prints? Well here is a fool proof way to look like you didn't get dressed blind.

A couple important things to keep in mind when you're mixing prints is, one: keep within the same color pallet and two: if you have an item that is a small print, mix it with an item with a bigger print.

Stripes and Floral :
Stripes and Lace

Stripes and Leopard print :