31 Days of Simplicity: Day 7

For some reason, I have a lot of watches. I’ve bought them over the years for various reasons and occasions. Most of them are cheap (Wal-Mart) and their batteries are dead. And it is high time I got rid of them!

I did keep the two that I wear the most. After all, I only have two wrists.

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Fashion Police: The Oscars 2012

Last night were the Academy Awards. I LOVE watching the Oscars, mostly because I love to see all of the clothes. Last night though, Sarah and I filled out ballots, so that helped make it more interesting too. I just wish they didn’t last so dang long! Anyway, here are my favorite (and a few least favorite) dresses from the night!

Michelle Williams was my FAVORITE! I thought her dress was so precious and she accessorized it perfectly. I’m thinking of getting a new dress for the weddings we’re going to this year and I’m thinking it may need to have that little flair at the hip! I also had her picked for best actress, but you really can’t complain when Meryl wins, right?

I really like Sandra Bullock’s dress, even though this isn’t the most flattering picture of it. I know a lot of people thought it should be more tailored at the top, but I think that’s how it was supposed to look. She does look like she’s had some work done, though. I guess it could just be the way her eye makeup is done.

I’m a big Tina Fey fan, but I don’t usually love what she wears to award shows. This time, I thought she looked spectacular! I loved her dress, hair and earrings! I thought it was all great! I typically think when you’re not a nominee, you should take a step back, and she did but still looked great!

I LOVED Octavia Spencer’s dress! I think the color looked great on her and I thought the shape was super flattering. It was very pretty, but it looked comfortable, too! I also really liked her hair and earrings. The more I think about it, she may be tied with Michelle Williams.

Ooh, but I forgot for a second about Jessica Chastain. Call me biased, but I loved her character in The Help. And I loved the dress and how the gold played off her hair color. And the embroidery was exquisite!

I also know a lot of people weren’t as crazy about Emma Stone’s dress, but I really liked it! She’s adorable and I thought it fit her well and I really liked her hair with it. I probably would have had to pop in some turquoise or some emeralds with it, though.

I usually think Guiliana Rancic looks good, but I was especially impressed with this dress. I really loved all of the beading details on it and how she accessorized it. Although I think her hair should have have some more body to it.

Angelina Jolie always wears the same dang thing. I’d probably like this dress if it didn’t look like every other dress she’s ever worn. Also, why the HECK is she standing like that??

Jennifer Lopez was my least favorite, I think. After looking at her dress more, I think I would have liked it if it hadn’t had sleeves. I don’t like that weird cutout thing and they’re too long, also.

That about covers it!

Some trends I noticed:
Not a lot of color, mostly metallics
Lots of asymmetry with ruffles and one-shoulders
Not a lot of over the top jewelry, fairly understated
For the most part, everyone looked very modern; not a lot of old Hollywood

What were your favorite and least favorites? Any trends I missed??


Pinnable Friday: Football Fashion

Since the other week, I talked about football, this week, I’m talking what to WEAR to the games. Because what you wear is almost as important as winning and losing. Because if you’re going to lose, you better look good doing it.

Snazzy Tags and Bags via Sloan via Pinterest

This is the perfect gameday dress. Cute, stylish, yet classic. This is something you can wear for years and every year, someone will compliment you on it. Because what’s the point of dressing up if someone isn’t going to tell you that you look good?

Page gone :( via Sloan via Pinterest

Apparently I have a thing for horizontal striped skirts. I love, love both of these. If I had to pick, I would probably get the red, but the black would be way more versatile. Also, I prefer the length of the black.

Anne M. Cramer via Sloan via Pinterest

Etsy via Sloan via Pinterest

This top could not be more adorable! Great for the first game, or for a less important game like Coastal Carolina. No offense to the Chantileers, of course.

Anthropologie via Sloan via Pinterest

One of the easiest ways to wear red is through your accessories. Some seasons, red clothes are hard to come by. (Fortunately, they’re popular this season!!) But black and white are always easy to find. So I have stocked up on red jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, etc to snazz up my outfits.

Anthro but page gone :( via Sloan via Pinterest

Dooney and Burke via Sloan via Pinterest

Lantern Dancer via Sloan via Pinterest

Linking up with Stefanie at Paw Prints and Pastry Bags.


The One With Needs vs. Wants

I was on Pinterest the other day (of course!) and I saw something. Something amazing. It looked like something I had seen before, but I couldn’t believe it! There was just no way. So I clicked on the link. And lo and behold, I was right!

J. Crew had reissued their bubble necklace!!

But this time, instead of being in yellow, gray, and turquoise, it was in RED and BLACK!

Obviously, I need want the red.

But seriously, how can I make this a need? Do you think my landlord would understand if I didn’t pay part of my rent for the month? Doubtful.

So Mama, here is item Numero Uno for my Christmas list.

I hope we make it to a bowl game so I can wear it.


Shop Ruche

The other day, I was browsing one of my favorite photography blogs and she mentioned the store Ruche. Now maybe I’m way out of the loop here but I had never heard of it, so I hopped on over to their website to see what all of the fuss was about. And I fell in deep, deep lust! Ruche is “a vintage inspired boutique with a modern touch” and super affordable! Most dresses are under $50 and tops are around $35, which is crazy to me! Here are some of my favorites:

Sooo cute! I can’t wait til I have a paycheck! Haha!


Pinnable Friday: Jewelry Edition

I have a “thing” for jewelry. I get it honest- my mom has a ton of jewelry. The problem is, we both just end up wearing the same thing over and over. (Okay, I promise these Pinnable Fridays aren’t just going to become “How I’m Exactly Like My Mom” posts.)

Anyway, there is some beautiful jewelry on Pinterest. Here is just some of what I’ve pinned.

I ADORE these earrings! And they were only $12! The problem? Gone. Completely sold out. They have them in other colors, but they are sold out also. I love me some turquoise and pearls together!

sold out :( via Blair Hendrick via Pinterest

I LOVE flowers and I think this sweet little hydrangea ring is just perfect.

PatricklrlaJewelry via Amanda Goeglein via Pinterest

When I saw this necklace on the BHLDN site, I just adored it. I thought it was so sweet and cute and just perfect. Like pretty much everything else on that site.

BHLDN via me!

I love the color green in all shapes and forms. Especially in emeralds! They always make me think of the movie Thoroughly Modern Millie and this quote: “Look, sweetums, like I say, while I truly do prefer emeralds, we could have made it on green glass.” (Bonus: my nails are totally painted lavender right now! I love it.)

badminton.tumbler via Anne Doll via Pinterest

I could totally keep going forever and ever, but I won’t. I’ll be back with more jewelry later! And of course, I’m linking up with Stefanie at Paw Prints and Pastry Bags.


I Like Too Much Stuff

I have a problem. (Actually I have several, but we’re just going to focus on this one today.) Every year, as soon as it “warms up,” I freak out and start wearing flip-flops and shorts waaaaaay before it’s actually time. So 2 weekends ago, when it was 50 degrees instead of 15, I went crazy and didn’t wear my long johns OR socks. It was stupid. I was still cold. But in honor of it being almost SIXTY this past weekend, here is some summer stuff I like.

Loving this dress from Express. With lots of wedding stuff going on this spring, I’m thinking it may be a purchase.

I have a skirt similar to this one. I should really get it out and wear it.

I think this top is FABULOUS!! Perfect to wear to the G-Day game!

This is one of my favorite kinds of shirts for the summer. Casual, easy to throw on, but definitely a step up from my white Hanes Ts.

I have some crazy-horrible feet. Small, skinny, the works. I have a really hard time finding shoes. This is probably a good thing, otherwise I would probably own a LOT more pairs. All that to say, my “dressier” black sandals (basically any shoes other than my rainbows) are kinda falling apart. These would totally work for me, except I don’t really like them in the black.

Obsessed with this cardigan. So great for spring.

I would seriously harm someone to own this ring. I. Die.

Since I’m growing my hair out, I’m also looking for some new hairstyles.

Okay, well this took a slight tangent from where I started, so I’m going to stop now. I can’t believe it’s already February!