Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oscar Fashion

Oh my goodness! HELLO! I've missed you all and this little piece of the blog world. 

And what better reason to rejoin than to chat about the Oscars?!?

I've seen a list or two of what others deemed "Best Dressed," but I have my own take on it... here it goes:

Simple and classic: Jennifer Aniston in Valentino

Business in front/party in back {in a GOOD way}: Jennifer Garner in Gucci

Beautifully beaded: Sandra Bullock in Elie Saab

Fabulous and a little bit fluffy: Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta 

Makes me want to get all dressed up! Looking for more awards round-ups? Check them out here!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pluck It!

Yep. That's what I do when I see an occasional not my natural hair color hair. Ya catch my drift? Greyyyyyy. UGH! I know, I know! I'm going to have to deal with it sometime. It runs in the fam. I was just hoping to be some miracle head of hair and stayed chestnut/mahogany/dark forever!

I mentioned that I was upon a couple of crazy weeks of work and life lately and I don't think that's helping the hair-on-my-head situation. Yes, I'm being a little sensitive. I found probably a total of 5 grey hairs, but when your natural color is nearly black and those pesky surprises show up like sore thumbs, you start to worry with strand 1. 

So, aside from me just dropping in to say 'hi' {I was already going through withdrawals not chatting with you fabulous people after one day!}, I'm asking for your opinion... What do ya think?

Stick to plucking or take the plunge to the dark dye-side?

Found this pic and really kinda loving the lighter locks:


Who would have thought I would be drawing hair inspiration from a girl who once played Michelle Tanner? Oh Full House... how you used to be a favorite!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Grammy Gorgeousness

So awards season just keeps on coming! And I love it!

The Grammy's are the "anything goes" show when it comes to what the stars wear... some choices are a bit too out there for my taste! But don't let that statement fool you... there were some amazing dresses among the crowd. Like so:

Red HOT Rihanna

Rihanna is always gorgeous and this red Azzedine Alaïa dress is to.die.for! She was the talk of the night for other reasons as well {cough cough Chris Brown}, but her dress stole the show.

Cut-out Kelly

Kelly Osbourne doesn't usually make the cut {pun intended!} for best dressed for me, but this cut out dress by Paule Ka is a winner in my book. 

Solange Knowles Knows COLOR!:

Hello 2013 Pantone Color of the Year EMERALD! Solange Knowles rocks this color!!! I love the simple shape of this dress. It lets the amazing color speak for itself!

Allison Williams of 'Girls' Goes Glam


This Girl showed up in a Kaufman Franco number that was encrusted in black diamonds. Talk about making an entrance! Gorgeous. 

And although these dresses were b-e-a-u-tiful to look at, there were two gentlemen of the evening that caught my eye that I'd rather be looking at...

Gosh! Watching the Grammy's makes me want to go to every upcoming concert possible! 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Bitches Get Stuff Done

Ya. I would totally support this campaign. But in all honesty, I posted this today for inspiration... I need to get stuff done. And it might just take being a b-word to do it. Whoa, Sir Crazy Busy! I'm ready for you to check yourself out of my life. Please and thank you.

On the bright side? It's Friday. And I am going to at least try and enjoy some of it before I start holding my breath and waiting for the next two weeks of work whirlwind take over! If I'm a little sparse here in the blog world for a bit, it's not you, it's me... wait - that's the wrong line... ha. Seriously though, I'm going to try and keep a little bit of sanity and this blog is where I keep it real, but if I'm gone a day here or there, you've been warned! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Industrial Chic Strikes Again!

So I think industrial kitchen chairs are actually finding me now, rather than the other way around! I've already talked about the look here and here, but if I were to pull the trigger on incorporating them into my imaginary home today, I think I'd have to go for red!

Like so:

Censational Girl
Don't you just love the mix of the industrial chairs with the rustic farmhouse-like table? I think the pop of red is the perfect compliment to the worn-wood look.

Apartment Therapy
Well these chairs aren't necessarily industrial, but they are a great red! And those black french doors... LOVE.

Design Sponge
So much goodness in this picture! Love the aqua-teal wall color with the red chairs... Turquoise and Red have always been a fav color combo or mine, and this is a pretty lovely version. The table is also really interesting - from the shape, to the natural texture, to the industrial green legs. Also loving the rug. What am I not loving in this picture? That cra-cra-crazy chandelier. Eeeeek. Please exit stage left, crazy legs.

But like I said, versions of industrial chairs keep finding me! Don't know how they got my name or address, but Home Decorators Collection mysteriously sent me a random catalog the other day. What was in it? 

Tomato Red Industrial Chairs. Go figure. For indoors or out! Double bonus!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Splurge or Save: Valentine Edition

So I did a quick round-up of some cute top options for your Valentine celebrations, but what about adding a cute pair of earrings to your holiday rotation? 

splurge / save

I like both of these so much, I'd keep wearing them well past Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Make a Statement

You guys! First of all, sorry I was a no-show here on the blog yesterday... I'm on the road and fully intended to get my post up, but lots of unexpected craziness crept up! I won't go into the long {gross} story, but let's just say I've never been happier to see a standard-issue clean Marriott hotel than I was late last night!

Anywho, let's chat about something way more fun... shall we?

It's no secret that I love jewelry! Always have! One of my favorite trends right now is statement necklaces. There is seriously something for everyone... like so:

Boho: Anything goes! This is a great way to incorporate multiple pieces... old and new!

Glam: This is a statement for sure! A look once reserved for black-tie and formal events, these pieces can now go for a casual ladies-who-lunch look, too.

Classic: Pearls have always been a staple in a lady's wardrobe, but now is the time to throw on the strand you inherited from your grandmother with the set you just got this season.

Colorful: These bubble necklaces truly have found there way into 9 out of 10 girls' closets this season, but I'm still loving them! Thanks J.Crew!

I'll be back tomorrow with a bit more jewelry inspiration and more ideas on what to wear for Valentine's Day! Who would have thought I'd be in such a festive mood for such a blah {at least for single-gal me :) } holiday?

Friday, February 1, 2013

A Friday Reminder

Be Brave image source

I feel myself launching into something great... Must remind myself to be brave!