Living in Los Angeles, I don’t normally get to see the drastic change from a cold winter to a warm spring. This particular winter has been a bizarre one though (hello, climate change!) with lots and lots of rain in LA resulting in much colder (and wetter) weather than you’d imagine for our usually year-round sunny city. I have noticed a return to warmer – and dryer – weather recently and hopefully it stays that way. LA people are just not cut out for the cold/rain – luckily I grew up in Florida so it doesn’t bother me.
The change in season brought more than just warmer weather and more sun, it also means a change in in our makeup and wardrobe. It’s time to put away those big winter coats and boots and time to start breaking out floral prints and pastels!
Keep reading for my Top 10 Spring Essentials in beauty and fashion!
I think this is the earliest I’ve ever put up a Best Dressed list! Yay – go me!! I really haven’t been feeling very well all week (meaning no annual Oscars viewing party with friends for me) so it’s been a bit difficult doing, well, anything but seeing as how I’m leaving in 2 days to go to AUSTRALIA (!!!), I really wanted to push myself to get this post up ASAP.
Anyway…the Oscars were this past Sunday and despite being majorly sick in bed, I was still able to watch (and tweet) the broadcast in real time! And what an Oscars it was! Of course, there was that infamous Best Picture snafu we’ve all heard about by now… Despite that, overall, I thought it was a really good show and that Jimmy Kimmel did a great job hosting.
La La Land was one of my Top 5 Films of the year but I was glad to see one of my other favorites, Hacksaw Ridge, getting some love and taking home 2 awards. I’m usually pretty spot on with my Oscars predictions each year but this year with 18 out of 24, I was a bit off. Some winners threw me for a loop (i.e. Suicide Squad) and others (Fantastic Beasts, Hacksaw Ridge, Arrival) I was genuinely happy to be wrong about.
But this post is about FASHION so let’s talk about that. There were some real stunners on the red carpet. I miss my flowy gowns of awards shows past, but it’s definitely interesting to see how fashion evolves over the years. The biggest color trends I saw were lots of metallics (especially gold), black, white, and red. There were also lots of long sleeves, high slits, high necklines, low plunging necklines, capes, and velvet!
Who worked these trends the best? Keep reading for my Oscars Best Dressed List!
Also be sure to check out my red carpet posts from past years.
Having spent most of my life in Florida, I haven’t really experienced a “true” winter complete with snow, ice, cold, and SNOW (did I say that twice?). Still, I always looked forward to “chilly” nights and getting to see my own breath in the air. I loved turning on the heat in the house, bundling up in blankets, and drinking hot beverages. I now live in Los Angeles and while the winters here are not much cooler than Florida, they are at least a lot less humid. This winter, however, I’ve been pretty excited by the unprecedented amount of rain in LA and the drop in temperatures (I’m talking low 40s). There’s still no snow but it’s “cold” enough that it actually feels like winter – at least for LA.
Today, I’m sharing with you my Top 10 Winter Essentials! Whether you live somewhere with just “chilly” weather or you’re currently snowed in your house, these things should all make your winter a little cozier.
Awards season is in full swing and you know what that means! It’s time for my annual red carpet Best Dressed lists! We’re starting things off with last Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony where La La Land received a totally deserved record-breaking 7 wins! Seriously, if you haven’t seen this movie yet…Go. See. It. As for the fashion (because that’s what this post is about), I was really feeling a lot of the looks this year! There were more plunging necklines than I’ve ever seen at one show, but they were done very tastefully and different so it never seemed like we were seeing the same thing over and over again. Other trends we saw were lots of sparkle, metallics, and the color yellow.
Keep reading to see my top 10 Best Dressed Golden Globes picks!
Also be sure to check out my red carpet posts from past years.
I know Black Friday can be pretty overwhelming trying to keep up with all the amazing sales out there. To help you out, I’ve rounded up all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for geeks and cosplayers I could find in to one post.
I did my best to keep everything up to date and I’ll continue to add as I find more awesome deals!
Tip: For extra savings, be sure to use Ebates.com (referral link)! Sign up is FREE and many stores are doing DOUBLE cash back! So on top of whatever savings you’re already getting, you can get up to another 15% off!
UPDATED 11/28 4:14AM
Yesterday I shared my favorite Anime, Disney, and Doctor Who inspired geek dresses. Today, I’m bringing you a few more with pieces inspired by some of my favorite fandoms Marvel, Harry Potter, and Star Wars.
Be sure to check out yesterday’s Part One post!
I love how diverse geek fashion has developed for women these past years. We now have so many ways to represent our fandoms and to do so in whatever our unique clothing style might be. Do you like to keep things casual with tank and skater dresses? Check. Do you want something classy and sophisticated with a touch of lace? Check. How about something just subtly geeky? Check. What about something full on geeky and/or could almost be considered cosplay? Check.
It really is a great time to be a geek lady!
Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite geek DRESSES. As a little girl, I was lucky to find a fitted women’s geek tee – oh, how I would’ve gone crazy for a pretty geek dress like these!
There were so many wonderful dresses, I decided to do a Part Two to this post which will be up tomorrow.
Yes, I’m doing a Fall Essentials post in November! Some of you might think I’m a bit late for a post like this…shouldn’t I have had it up in September or October the latest? Probably >.<
However, living in Los Angeles, it hasn’t felt anything like fall up until this month. I could’ve faked it earlier with a candle and something pumpkin, but I’ve been longing for that cooler weather that would finally allow me to break out the flannel and scarves! Well, now that that weather has come, I am living in a fall wonderland and I don’t want it to end (and knowing LA, most of our winter will probably feel like fall and I’m okay with that)!
So in the spirit of finally celebrating fall, I rounded up a list of my top 10 fall essentials. All these things either remind me of fall or make fall just that much better!
Romper: Wish | Cami: Forever 21 | Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target| Purse: Wish |
Necklace: Brandy Melville | Tiara: Walmart
Today I’m sharing with you what I wore for my birthday dinner earlier this month! Read on for more details!
Top: American Eagle | Shorts: Forever 21 | Bag: FashionIt | Necklace: Brandy Melville
Okay, I know it’s now fall, but when you live in Los Angeles with it’s year round warm/hot weather, it can still feel like summer until November and even then… Just this past weekend the highs were still in the 90s! Crazy, right? I mean, I grew up in Florida so maybe not that crazy to me but still! Give me that sweater weather already! Until then, read on to check out my last “summer” outfit of 2016.