Met Gala 2017: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Hello, hello!

It’s been a while.  I’ve been meaning to post more, but you know how it goes.

I guess I’m at least two weeks late, but it’s better late than never!  Met Gala is my second favorite time of year, after The Oscars.  So much fashion.  Sounds like a fun event too.

I was sad that SJP wasn’t there though!  She is my very favorite and always brings the best high fashion, edgy, most unique outfit at the gala.  I guess she was filming her new HBO show, Divorce, and couldn’t make it with scheduling conflicts. Bummer!

I guess we will just dive in. The theme this year was,  “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.” I guess it’s a Japanese designer and label.  I’m not familiar with her designs, but Instyle.com describes her looks as avant-garde.

This is going to be kind of a lazy run down.  I want to get this post out, so I’m just going to show all the pictures of the dresses I liked and not a lot of descriptions ( I know, shame on me).  There were a lot of cool and pretty dresses.

Let’s take a look.  A lot of color and prints, which I like.  I just felt like not many stuck to the theme of avant-garde.  I noticed, from previous Met Gala’s, it seems like only a few of the guests actually stick to the theme.  I guess everyone interprets everything different, but if I ever get invited I’d be so excited to go with the theme.  I did notice some of the girls were doing kind of more edgy makeup, so maybe that’s how they gave a nod to the theme.

 

Only a few of the girls really stuck out to me as following the theme and/or stuck out to me the most:

I love the pants and dress combo, still to this day.  Kudos to Emmy Rossum and Evan Rachel Wood for doing that.

I thought Tracee Ellis Ross was on par with the theme in her structural, Asian inspired dress, although I could never find the designer.

Rihanna actually wore Comme Des Garcons.  It’s not my favorite look, but for the event I think she hit it right on the mark.

Katy Perry in Margiela.  Not my favorite, but still more the avant-garde look.

I actually love Lily Aldriidge in Ralph Lauren. I’m not sure who made the boots, but I noticed Selma Hayek wore the same pair in blue.  That sheer piece of pink tulle across her face really plays to the theme, in my opinion.

 

 

 

What did you think??

 

Who were your best dressed??   Let me know.

 

Spades forever! Stay fabulous!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H

 

*all credit goes to Instyle.com for images and original photographer. *

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The Oscars 2017 Best Dressed

Hey guys!

So what did you think of The Oscars?  I only saw a few of the movies nominated: Zootopia, La La Land, and Hidden Figures.  Sad to say, I ended up not watching the awards show. I don’t have cable. I guess  I missed out this year especially the flub at the end. Oops!

Of course, I did review the dresses the night of.  For me, I wasn’t super impressed.  Of course all the actresses looked stunning and beautiful, but I didn’t have that many “wow” moments in regards to the dresses.  There was a lot of black/dark colors and nothing that super surprised me.

 

However, still some emerged different:

  1. I liked Naomie Harris in Calvin Klein. I love a good white dress moment and the simplicity of this dress is one reason I love CK’s red carpet dresses.  I love the minimalist design.  She looks great.

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2.  Ginnifer Goodwin in Zuhair Murad.  I liked the vibrant color mixed with the dots that were like lace. It gave a vintage vibe. Very her. Also she was great in Zootopia! Glad they won! That movie had a great message.

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3. Jamie Dornan’s wife or partner.  I don’t know her name or who designed the dress. I love the shape of the gown with the long sleeves, cape, and of course the dots!!

 

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4. Busy Philipps. I’m not sure who designed the dress. It looks like Stella McCartney. I love the color, fitted shape, and dots.  Plus her make up and sleek hair with the statement earring makes her look modern.

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5. Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab Couture and Forevermark Diamonds.  This was probably the only dress that wowed me.  She’s worn really fashion forward and unique pieces all award season and I love her style.  She looks like a queen and very chic.

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Honorable mentions (from left to right):

1. Giuliana Rancic in Georges Chakra, Forevermark Diamonds, and Christian Louboutin heels.  Love that powder blue color.  She was one of the only one’s in color. I like the cut and the one shoulder type cape going on.

2. Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo.  I thought she’s looked great all award season, but I didn’t see her at The Globes, I think it was. I like her style.

3. Olivia Culpo in Marchesa. Very 20’s/Gatsby vibe. I like it.

4. Priyanka Chopra in Ralph & Russo.  Very modern and chic. I like the double bracelets. She styled that right without a necklace and her hair down.

 

I was kind of bummed Taraji P Henson wasn’t nominated for Hidden Figures.  That movie is so inspiring, not only for women and/or women of color, but for people beating the odds. I think Henson has a lot of range as an actress. If you’ve seen her in all the different roles she’s played, she really can do a lot and transform into a lot of different roles.  She has major talent.

I thought Henson deserved to be nominated and win best actress more than Emma Stone, but that’s just my opinion. I didn’t think Stone did much acting in La La Land besides her monologue at the end. Otherwise, it didn’t seem like she had that many lines. I’m probably in the minority here though.  To be honest, I didn’t like La La Land as much as I’d thought.  I think it had some cool parts and how they played with time, especially at the end, but otherwise I thought it was way hyped up.  Maybe I need to see it again, but that was my opinion off the first time I saw it.  There’s this musical called Sing Street and I think it’s on Netflix now.  I thought that was better than La La Land.  They were nominated at The Globes for Best Picture, but otherwise only got a few noms at smaller award shows and none at The Oscars.  Look it up though! It has a great soundtrack. The songs are upbeat and fun.

 

So…who were your best dressed??

 

Let me know in the comments below.

 

Thanks for reading!

 

xoxo,

Stay fabulous!

Spades forever!

 

H

 

*All photos and information are from InStyle.Com and all credit belongs to their photographers/sources.*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Gaga Shines at The Super Bowl: Then 2016 & Now 2017

Hey guys!

 

This post is a little past due, but I wanted to talk about Gag a at The Superbowl for some time now. Both last year and this year.

Did you see her half time performance? It was pretty major.

 

But let’s not forget she sang the star spangled banner at last year’s Superbowl 2016. She wore a glittery red Gucci suit.

I LOVED IT. Like I said previously, red glitter is one of my favorite colors. It reminds me of Dorothy’s shoes from The Wizard of Oz. Her shoes were great as well as her makeup. She looks very patriotic and festive.

 

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She even had the blue nails; how perfect!

 

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This year Gag had 3 outfit changes. All 3 were Atelier Versace, which that’s who I originally  guessed  (off some of her previous looks and her relationship with the brand), but then I read somewhere else it was her sister.  Well the sister thing must have been a misprint because I definitely found multiple sources saying Atelier Versace designed her looks.

 

She looked great and fierce. I love the studs, especially on her jacket. She did something similar at The Grammy’s.  I loved her last look like how it was a chic version of a foot ball uniform.

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She looks confident and strong.

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Here’s some other pictures. Her makeup was really cool too.

 

Here’s this years 2017 performance:

 

And last year’s 2016 performance:

 

 

 

What did you think??

 

I’m also super excited because tonight is The Oscar’s.  I can’t wait to see all the fashions.  It’s basically The Super Bowl of Award Shows.

 

Stay tuned!

 

xoxo,

Spades forever!

 

Stay fabulous!

 

H

 

 

 

*All photos are stock photos. Credit goes to original source/photographer.  Video clips are from The NFL on Youtube.*

Grammy Awards 2017 Best Dressed

Hey guys!

 

Sorry I’m a week behind, but here are my best dressed from The Grammy Awards.

Did you watch? I wasn’t able to because I don’t have cable.

I wasn’t too impressed with what I saw on the red carpet. It seemed like there wasn’t a whole lot of musicians who walked it. Anything goes at The Grammy’s really. It’s a more relaxed, fun award show from my understanding. Mostly there is a lot more SKIN showing.

  1. I LOVED Celine Dion in Zuhair Murad. That emerald green color is perfect. I’m wondering if she should have done without the bow in the middle though or took the ring off just because having both seems a bit much.

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2. Taraji P Henson in Marc Jacobs. I thought it was perfect for the night. Short and whimsical. It winks at her roll in Hidden Figures with the space themed.

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3. I loved Beyonce’s red glitter dress by Peter Dundas. Red glitter always makes me think of Dorothy’s glitter shoes in Wizard of Oz.  I didn’t see her walk the carpet though. She looks so ethereal. Dundas also designed her performance dress and wow…what a stunner!

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4. Maren Morris. I’m not sure who she is, but I think she is a new comer. Her dress is by Michael Costello (Project Runway Alum!) and I liked how it was kind of a romper and a dress. Overall a unique look.

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5. Nick Jonas in Balmain. He looks so chic and current. I love his studded jacket. I saw him in concert this past summer and loved it!! I love him. I always have since Jo Bros haha.

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Here’s other looks I thought were pretty, but a few I thought could have used some adjusting. I thought Katy Perry looked great in Tom Ford, but I thought I’d like the dress better if it was shorter and if it didn’t have such a dropped waist. I love her new hair color though; it really suits her. I liked the top of Rihanna’s Armani Prive dress, but thought the bottom was too poofy/looked like it went to a different dress, but at the same time I kind of like how she mixed them like that and it’s so cool and her.  The other dresses I thought were nice, but nothing super special. I did think Katharine McPhee (wearing Thai Nguyen) and Kat Grahm’s styling was super chic and sleek; they both look polished. I did really like Gaga’s studded jacket.  I liked Andra Day’s 60s look dress, but I’m not sure who designed it.

 

 

 

 

 

Who did you like from The Grammy’s??

 

Ready for next week?? It’s the big one…THE OSCARS!!

 

Until next time,

 

xoxo

 

spades forever!

 

H

 

*Most photos are from Instyle.com. The Beyonce one’s are stock photos. All credit goes to original photographer/source.*

 

The SAG Awards 2017 Best Dressed

Hey again!

How are you? Did you watch The SAGS last week? I didn’t even realize they were on and then I heard everyone talking about it; well, mainly the funny faces of Winona Ryder during her cast member’s acceptance speech. Her faces were hilarious though for sure.  There were so many meme’s going around.

In my opinion, a  SAG award (Screen Actor’s Guild) is the best one to win and the most prestigious. Many people think it’s an Oscar, but  at the SAG’s  it’s actors voting for actors. Essentially, your peers are voting for you. I think that says a lot more than a board of directors or whoever votes for the other ones.

So who are your best dressed??

There was a lot to choose from and a lot of good looks. I will get down to trends later, but lately I’m happy with what I’ve been seeing at award shows. It’s more color and print then I’ve seen in a while.

Let’s start with my number 1:

  1. I absolutely LOVED Michelle Dockery in that striped Elie Saab gown. The color, the shape, and of course the stripes. She really stuck out to me.

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2. I also loved Yara Shahidi in Naeem Khan. I didn’t realize she is the oldest daughter on Blackish until I looked her up. I like that show. It’s funny. Again, we see someone wearing stripes (seemed like a big trend for the night) and color. I loved it.

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3. Kirsten Dunst looked great in Christian Dior. I liked her ruffley dress. It was effortless and chic. I’m really a fan of white dresses at award shows. I think hers was a good moment. It was kind of a vintage vibe and looked like it had polka dots (some of my favorite things). Since my post about The Globes, I have seen Hidden Figures. I mean, wow, what a movie. I’m sad that I never learned about it growing up. It’s very inspiring. Not only for women, people of color, but really anyone trying to beat the odds. I loved it.

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4.  Julia Louis Dreyfus always makes my best dressed list. The dresses she picks are so lush and very nice style/quality. I’m not sure if it’s she who picks them out or she has a stylist, but either way she knows what looks best on her.  She got nominated for Veep. I didn’t realize that show was still on. I’ve never  seen it,  but I imagine it’s great. JLD wore Lula Rose to The SAGS. She always picks the column dresses and wearing her hair down. She looks so chic and effortless. I love how she wore gold and black.

 

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5. Last, I loved Cara Buono in Georges Hobeika. I love the tea length and the mix of pink and red. It’s really sweet. I didn’t realize she plays the mom on Stranger Things and I LOVE that show. It’s very good.

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Other trends I saw of the night:

  • Tulle
  • White
  • Suits on Women ( at least 3)
  • Sequins/Metallics (seems to always be popular at award shows)
  • Floral/Prints
  • Stripes (at least 4 dresses)
  • Caped Dresses

 

Here’s some of the other dresses I liked:

 

 

There were a lot of fun looks. I thought Amy Adams looked like a modern day Audrey Hepburn in Brandon Maxwell. Millie Bobby Brown is definitely one to watch. I love her in Stranger Things, but I think she’s going to be a real style star. She wore Armani and I love how she wore a Jennifer Behr headband (that brand was used a lot of Blair’s headbands in Gossip Girl). I loved Kate Hudson’s Dior cape dress; she looked so chic. Janelle Monae had such a fun look in Chanel. Thandie Newton’s dress was so unique by Schiaparelli (again I love black and gold together).  Bryce Dallas Dress The Population dress was only like $300. I love when celebs wear something an everyday woman could afford. I liked the sequins too and color. Everyone on my list and in the photos looked chic. The only thing is I wish Nicole Kidman’s Gucci dress didn’t have the parrots on the shoulders, but I loved that rich emerald green on her and the sequins.

So, who were your best dressed??

I know The Grammy’s are coming up and then The Oscar’s. I will keep my eye out.

Spades forever!

 

Stay fabulous!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

*All Photos are from Instyle.com and credit belongs to original photographer.*

 

 

Golden Globes 2017 Best Dressed

Hello, hello!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now. I wrote my best list the day after The Globes. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually see the show. I don’t have cable. I bet it was good though because Jimmy Fallon hosted. He’s a riot and so talented.

I love award season as there are so many amazing looks.

Let’s get into my best dressed.

  1. Sienna Miller is my number one in Michael Kors Collection. I thought her dress was so sleek and chic. I loved the cut outs. She looked so fresh and modern. I love her simply pony tail too with the black bow. I don’t know what she was in last year, unless she was presenting. I’ve always loved her style. I think she’s so cool and fashion forward. 

     

  2. I LOVED Janelle Monae in Armani. This is definitely something I’d wear and so my style. The polka dots! The tulle! She looked great. I heard she was in Hidden Figures. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard amazing things. 

    3. Millie Bobby Brown in Jenny Packham. I love her. She’s so sweet and I actually have seen Stranger Things. That show is so so good. I’m still working on it though, but Elle (who Brown plays) is my favorite character on the show. I loved her dress. I thought she looked really chic and age appropriate. She looks ethereal. Again, we see someone wearing tulle.

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4. Julia Louid Dreyfus was another one of my best dressed. I always love how she looks. She always dresses really chic and looks polished. The dresses she picks are effortless.  I guess she’s wearing Edition by Georges Chakra. I thought it looked like Tom Ford.

 

 

5. Last, I thought Hailee Steinfeld looked so beautiful. She’s wearing Vera Wang. I wanted to see her in Edge of Seventeen. I hear she was great in it. Again, another trend for the Globes this year: tulle. She’s looks so classic and very much like an Audrey Hepburn. I love the built in necklace.

 

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That’s my top 5 for sure. Who were your picks? I might do a follow up for some of the honorable mentions, but here are some trends I noticed at the Globes this year:

  • Pastel Pink (about 6 or 7 stars wore that color)
  • Floral Print
  • Sheer/Peekaboo dresses
  • Metallics, Glitter
  • Yellow (at least 5 dresses)
  • Women wearing tuxes (at least 3 stars word the trend)
  • Black and White

 

It was good to see so much color and print this year.

 

What do you think?

 

Can’t wait for the SAGS and The Oscars.

 

Stay fabulous!

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

 

*All pictures are stock photos and all credit goes to original source/photographer.*

Top Trends of 2016

Hello, hello!

It’s been too long. Hopefully you are off to a fabulous 2017. I’m going to try to update my blog, but for now, let’s say goodbye to 2016 by talking about the top trends during the year.

  1. Chokers were still big in 2016. I remember wearing ones like this in the 90s when I was in elementary school. They made a come back in 2015 and look like they will be here a while. Everyone from Forever 21, H&M, to Asos is selling them. Talk about a throw back.

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2. Off the shoulder tops/dresses were pretty popular in 2016. You saw them worn on the runways of Milan, to celebrities, to your every day girl.

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Remember Rhianna’s 2016 MET Ball Dress? It was off the shoulder.

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3. Colored hair was still popular in 2016. I think it will be around for a while. Some are doing just streaks of it, some people are dying their whole head, some are doing their roots, some are just doing the underside of the hair. It’s a lot of fun and a way to update your look. I died my hair teal in 2016 and also had purple and teal streaks recently.  I love it. This picture is not me below, although I really like her hair. I think the teal and purple look so good and rich together.

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4. Athleisure was still pretty popular in 2016. Joggers, sneakers, etc. Basically nice athletic wear that can transfer as every day clothes too. I love it. I love joggers too. So comfortable. I think the athleisure trend is effortless and chic.

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4. There’s been a lot of throw back lines like with Adidas, Nike, Champion, and Calvin Kleins (#MyCalvins was a pretty big ad campaign in 2016). I remember a lot of these logos were popular in the 90s.

 

5. Sock Boots were kind of a thing, especially because of Kayne West. Remember his poor models passing out in the heat during NY fashion week? People loved this trend in 2016 (of sock boots, not passing out ha). If they couldn’t afford them, they would put socks over their heels or something to replicate the trend. I’m sure they sold similar versions at H&M or Forever21.

 

6. Pant suits were kind of popular mainly because of Hilary Clinton. It’s a good way to look polished and powerful.

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7. Last, velvet has kind of been making a comeback like in necklaces, fabrics, etc. It’s very 90’s. They also have been making velvet chokers too. Everything seems to be referencing the 90’s lately.

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That’s pretty much all I really noticed for fashion trends in 2016. Did I leave anything out?

 

Let me know in the comments below.

 

Stay fabulous!

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H

 

 

*All photos were found on Google and are stock images. I take no credit. All the credit goes to the photographer/original source.*

Halloween Costumes for the Fashion Girl

Hey guys!

I meant to write this a while ago, but there’s still a week until Halloween so I can squeeze this post in before it’s too late.

Halloween is a fun time of year, but especially for the fashion savvy girl. It can be a time for her to really show her personality. I think for the fashion savvy girl at Halloween, a lot of these items can be found in her closet. It’s everyday items she would wear but stepping it up a bit.

Here are some ideas for the fashion savvy girl to wear at Halloween time.

  1. Of Course I have to start off with the great Coco Chanel. She is the epitome of style and elegance. Wear a bunch of tweed in black and white, or black and white piped anything,  add layers and layers of pearls and you’re good to go. Don’t forget your quilted chain bag to really drive it home.  Optional: cigarette

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Here is me putting my rabbit in a Chanel shopping bag. I actually might be Chanel for Halloween this year.

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2. Any fashion lover dresses up for Audrey Hepburn at least once for Halloween and is forever inspired by her fashion choices daily. Of course the most famous role is, this scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Again wear  LBD, lots of pearls, gloves, and tiara and you’re good. Don’t forget the croissant.

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If you want to be a little more unique, try a different scene from BAT.  Even a different movie. I once saw an Instagram friend dress up as her in the scene when she was in her pajamas and sleeping. I thought it was creative. I think she even made the eye mask. Just get an oversize white shirt, eye mask, and don’t forget Cat.

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My favorite scene is when Holly and “Fred” are doing things they have never done for the day. I love her in her orange coat. I used to own a few coats like that. Very fun. Don’t forget the animal mask to really get it right. If you have a boyfriend or a guy friend who would want to dress up as “Fred Baby,” that would be an awesome couples costume idea.

 

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3. Carrie Bradshaw from SATC. She is definitely the epitome of the fashion “it girl.” There’s so many options for this one. Pick a favorite outfit of hers and replicate it. Of course, the opening scene when she’s in the tutu is the most iconic. I like her with her train luggage too. Really you probably have all of what you need in your closet. Put it on like Carrie would. It would make a great group costume too to get all the girls; have each one of your friends dress up as one of the other characters.

 

 

4. I think this year dressing up as one of the Chanel’s from “Scream Queens” will be really popular. I love that show and especially the fashion. It’s pretty simple. Pick the one you like the best, or it even could be a group costume again, and channel your inner Chanel (haha great pun, no?). They wear a lot of pastels, tulle, light, ethereal kind of clothes. They love faux fur, white.  I like Chanel No. 3 the best. I love her ear muffs. I thought about being her this year.

 

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5. Another really popular costume for the fashion girl is a flapper. I love the 20’s. What a decadent era. You can have a lot of fun with this one. I’ve dresses up as a flapper a few times. It’s my favorite thing to do. Think short dresses, fringe, short hair (you can make it look short by pinning it under), headband across the head with a feather sticking up, pearls pearls pearls, sequins, t-strap heels, etc. Have fun with it.

 

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Here’s some other ideas:

6. Rosie the Riveter: This one is fun. I’ve been her before. Jean overalls or a denimn shirt, red lipstick, and the red scarf with white dots will do the trick.

7. Elle Woods from Legally Blonde: anything pink and don’t forget Bruiser.

8. Any of the girls from Mean Girls or it could be a group costume too. They wear lots of pink too, especially on Wednesdays. Think short, juicy couture, etc.

9. Jenna Lyons of J.Crew: Pull your hair back in a slick low pony, get faux black glasses, wear skinny jeans with stripes and a blazer, or mix prints, like florals with spots, and you will be just like her.

10. Jackie O.: I mean there’s so much you could do with her. To me, the most iconic look is her in that pink Chanel Suit when JFK got shot. It’s my favorite look of hers.

11. Really any of your current favorite fashion icons. Some of mine are Rachel Zoe (think boho, hippie chick, 70s-that’s very her), I love Karl Largerfeld (he only wears black with a hint of white and don’t forget his dark sunglasses and fingerless gloves),  Vicotira Beckham is one of my favorites (she wears a lot of sleek sheath dresses, dark sunglasses, and her Birkin bags), Iris Apfel with her giant eye glasses and layers of necklaces,bracelets and fun printed outfits. Donald Drawbertson from Instagram is popular. I saw some people dress up as him and then his instagram photo…how creative and I love his work.

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12. Fashion icons of the past too: Edie Sedgwick, Brigitte Bardot, it would be fun to be a painting of Andy’s Warhol’s like his Tomato Soup Can. Both Edie and Brigitte liked stripes.

13. Any of your favorite movie or TV character that is fashionably inclined. Blair Waldorf (bows bows and more bows), Cher from Clueless, Ugly Betty,  Margot Helen is a popular one from Royal Tenebaums (fur, dark eyeliner, etc).  I just saw Moonrise Kingdom and I think it would be fun to dress us as Suzy. Great movie and I loved the fashion. Get a long sleeved 60s look dress with the Peter Pan Collar, white knee high socks, and don’t forget her suitcase of books. Mindy from the Mindy Project would be good…lots of colors, prints, etc.

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14. I love dressing up as Minnie Mouse (all about the polk a dots!) or Dorothy (all about those shoes!). I guess this is kind of the same as your favorite fashionable/tv character.

15. A Pantone Color Swatch…especially from the current year. That would be fun. Just get a piece of white tag board and cut a hole in it. This is a bit of a DIY, but I think it would come together easy

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What do you think?

Do any of these ideas interest you?

Let me know what you’re dressing up this year in the comments below.

 

 

Spades forever!

 

Stay fabulous!

 

xoxo,

 

 

H

 

 

 

A List of Bags Every Fashion Lover Owns

Hello, hello headbandits!

Sorry it’s been so long. I’ve been meaning to blog for a while now but can’t seem to find the right words. I haven’t been keeping up on my outfits much anymore either…oops. I don’t use Insta anymore to be honest. It’s too much work. It’s like you have to use an app to get it to fit in picture box and then all the tags. I mainly post outfits to FB now. I will have to try to share some soon.

How’s your summer been? Mine was pretty great. I went to the Oregon Coast and Seattle recently. Fun times. More on that later though.

Crazy how it’s already September, right? We have a little bit of a chill in the air in the Inland Northwest and it gets dark way early now.

Moving right along…

I thought of this post recently and thought it would be fun to share my opinion about it. I’m really a bag/purse kind of girl.

I think there’s definitely a handful of bags that every fashion lover owns that are a staple in their wardrobe and classic pieces.

Most these pictures are from my own personal collection or if not are stock photos found on Google.

In no particular order:

  1. The vintage Coach leather crossbody bags in black or cognac. I have both. The leather is so lush and they really don’t make them like this anymore. These go with everything. They are timeless. Effortless.

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2. The vintage Dooney&Bourkes. Basically the same as the vintage Coach’s. These are timeless bags. IMG_20160903_1940144

 

3. The Birkin or Kelly bag by Hermes. This is one of the most coveted bags for every fashion lover. If she is lucky, she may get one in her life time. They are very expensive. Kris Jenner and Victoria Beckham own one in every color. These bags are iconic and classic.

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For the everyday fashion girl, she probably won’t be able to afford one. What don’t they start at at least 15 grand and up?? It is kind of crazy, but I would love one!

Anyways, companies do of course make Birkin or Kelly style bags which are a lot more affordable. My kate spade (left) and Dooney (right) kind of have that Hermes feel.

You can get the reproductions on Ebay too. I have a pink one. It’s at my parents so I wasn’t able to take the picture.

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4. A classic black or cognac leather bag. The cognac one is by Dooney and Bourke. It was my very first designer bag and I love it. It’s classic and I know I will have it forever. The leather is just incredible and I love the smell. The black one is kate spade. You can see most my bags right now are Dooney or kate spade. That’s my budget right now but I really like their workmanship too and their brands. Every fashion lover has her go to black or cognac leather bag. IMG_20160903_1943016

 

5. A red bag is a must have for every fashion lover to brighten up her wardrobe and have a pop of color. Mine here is of course kate spade. IMG_20160903_1944200

 

6.  A quilted leather chain bag preferably Chanel, but again these come in all different price ranges. Coco made them famous and they are still being made today. I don’t own one yet, but would love to one day. The one on the right is by kate spade. Michael Kors makes versions of them and pretty much every designer too. You can also get them at places like Forever 21 or H&M.

 

 

 

7.   Every fashion lover may try out the “It” bag of the season. They might want to test it out at the fast fashion type places before going for it. Examples are: the clear Chanel bags they had a few years ago, the bucket bags made popular again by Coach a few years back (I have a version from kate spade). Novelty type bags that every line does (mine is a jelly basket bag from kate spade). The backpack bags, etc etc.

Here’s a picture of all my designer bags. I love color so I like to own a bag in every color.

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What would you add to this list??

 

Did I miss any??

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Stay fabulous!

 

Spades forever!

 

xoxo,

 

H

 

Let’s Go Back, Back To The Oscars 2016

Hey hey headbandits!

Sorry for the lame title. It’s a rip on The Laguna Beach opening song by Hilary Duff.

I’ve been meaning to do this post forever and I know the Oscars were forever ago but I  want to catch up.

Did you watch?? I know it was back towards the end of February.

I watched most of it. I thought Chris Rock did great. I wasn’t sure how he’d do or react to some of the stars who wanted to boycott it since not a lot of blacks/diversity were nominated. I guess mainly Jada Pinkett Smith was the person who caused the drama. He surprised me. I thought he’d agree with her but he basically said there’s more important things to complain about regarding black lives/diversity. He called her out too. It was funny like basically saying she was complaining because her husband wasn’t nominated. “Jada said she’s not coming. I was like, ‘isn’t she on a tv show?’ Jada’s gonna boycott the Oscars? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties. I wasn’t invited!”

I don’t have a super long list of best dressed actually. I guess I wasn’t super impressed.

Here’s who I thought were the very best:

I thought Cate Blanchett was hands down the best dress. I loved her Armani dress. It’s one of my favorite colors and the flower details are spot on. I  was surprised she didn’t win best actress for Carl though.

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I absolutely loved Gaga in Brandon Maxwell. The dress over pants is so cool and modern. She looks great.

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Saoirse Ronan looked amazing too in Calvin Klein Collection. I love the sequins and color. I like that she wore her hair down. She looks cool,young,and modern. I thought she would win for Brooklyn but she didn’t. I guess she’s actually from Ireland so she wanted to wear that color of her dress and her earrings were for Ireland too. I think one was white and one was green. It’s good to see her acting again. I didn’t see her in the Lovely Bones but I remember she was nominated when she was younger.

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Here are some other dresses I liked:

  1. Daisy Ridley in Chanel. I’m not even sure who that actress is but I am always a fan of Chanel.
  2. Giuliana Rancic in Georges Chakra. She looks effortless. So simple. I think it would have even looked better with the flower details on the side gone.
  3. Julianne Moore always looks great. I love this Chanel dress.
  4. Margot Robbie in Tom Ford.
  5. Maria Menounous in Christian Siriano. I love the beading and shape. It’s very Gatsby.
  6. Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney. I love the color and simplicity of it.
  7. Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier. She looks young and fresh.

 

 

The only movie I saw that was nominated was Creed. I’d never seen any of those other Stallone movies but it was actually really good. He won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor, which I thought was cool.

I wanted to see Brooklyn and Room. I didn’t get to them yet. Room looks intense though. Brie Larson won best actress for it. She looked so familiar to me the whole time I was watching the show and I couldn’t figure it out. She was in the first 21 Jump Street. I think that’s cool that she won after that.

Actually, I did see Revenant right after the Oscars. I watched it with a friend. It wasn’t my cup of tea. It’s definitely a period piece. It was good just not my favorite kind of movie. I thought it was funny that Leo finally won an Oscar for this movie when he doesn’t really talk in this movie at all. It’s a bunch of grunting and what not. He’s just like, give me the Oscar already. haha! I thought he had better performances but good for him for finally winning one!

I started watching Hateful Eight one night too but it was so boring to me. The exposition was way too long. I think it’s 3 hours long. All of those Tarantino movies seem to have the same theme with bounty hunters and he uses the same actors a lot. I just recently saw Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained and those were really super good. Pulp Fiction blew my mind but again it had some of the same actors/bounty hunter theme. I just couldn’t finish or get into Hateful Eight.

Who did you like at The Oscars??

 

xoxo,

spades forever!

stay fabulous!

 

H

*All of the images I found on Instyle.com