I haven’t done these posts in a while. I’ve moved to a more classic look. In other words, I am getting old and the gold-glitzy stuff isn’t going to cut it anymore. I am in a professional setting now so I gotta “look the part”.
I found three little gems on Lookbook. Here are some bloggers who fit my new style.
The last one isn’t really work appropriate but…I like it!
Let me start off by saying that I never watch these awards show in their entirety. I’ve said this countless times in countless posts. Awards are never my thing. It gets long, I get anxious or tired or both. Most of all, I just secretly hate the fact that I am not part of the experience. Well…that’s until Twitter came along. But even then, it gets long and there’s only so much snarky tweets that can get you through four hours.
The host this year was Ellen Degeneres who successfully made the event more than it actually was. There was a selfie, there was pizza and there was Ellen. She’s not a bad host…I’m just a terrible viewer.
Let’s cut to the chase and talk about the dresses that stole the night.
Can I just say that I find this woman ravishing! Well I shall! She is a beautiful women. That dress though…I just didn’t like it. It’s not so much the cut of the dress, it’s the colour. I just find the colour incredibly flashy on her. It doesn’t complement her beautiful rich skin tone at all.
The cut is great, it’s a beautiful and flowy dress but the colour is just awful.
Everything about this dress and Jada is just beautiful. What a beautifully wrapped dress.
Naomi aimed for a classy look. I love her red lipstick.
Amazing! She went for the old hollywood look with her hair. I love everything about this dress.
Simple but chic! Tell me, how did you manage to trip on this dress though?
It’s one of those dresses that doesn’t impose itself on you. It doesn’t have much to it besides the sparkles. It’s a beautiful dress!
This is my second favourite dress. I love a dress that wraps itself on a woman. This one is that dress! Sandra looked amazing.
She stole the whole show. That colour is beautiful. I’m happy she went with something rich and vibrant. Good pick Amy.
She looked like a siren didn’t she? This was a very good look for Charlize Theron. She looked like a mermaid and above all, the dress was completely strapless (although you see a bit of plastic at the top). It was a hit.
And then there was Camila. You see…sometimes you don’t need to show some skin to stand out.
Those were my picks for the night! What about you? Who do you think was the best-dressed?
Getting that perfect, fresh from the salon blowout while at home has always been a struggle. It’s never as shiny or as bouncy, no matter how hard we try. While on the quest to figure out how our talented hairstylists manage to turn our lackluster hair into shampoo ad-worthy locks, we found out some reasons why our at home blowout just isn’t giving us the results we want. Below, eight tips for getting your at home blowout perfect.
Not washing out all of your conditioner: Leaving conditioner in your hair will leave residue that will ultimately weigh down your hair and ruin your blowout.
Using a terrycloth towel to remove excess water: Try using an old t-shirt to remove excess water from your hair. The smoothness and softness of the t-shirt compared the the towel will help minimize frizz, making your hair smoother and silkier.
Full disclosure: I have an oblong face and I find it incredibly painful to contour it. Sometimes, I feel like I look like a horse. Despite what the pins (on pinterest) may say, there are different ways to contour for each face to produce the same results: chiseled cheekbones and a smaller nose.
Here’s how to contour for an oblong face shape. Thanks Maskcara for this amazing post.
You can find contour tips for all faces on her website.
You need to learn how to walk in heels. PERIOD, Wearing heels has a powerful effect on your body. I can’t explain it. It’s like you own and command a room…effortlessly.
When you slap on a nice pair of heels, every time you take a step forward, your hips sway as if to say “hey everyone, I’m worth it!” As someone who wears heels every day, I like how heels straighten my posture and lets me effortlessly sashay from one place to another.
I’m one of the lucky girls who was taught how to walk in heels by the lady herself: my mother. She insisted that practice makes perfect and she was right.
For those who can’t afford “Charm School”, there’s a class just for you.
According to the New York Post, “The hourlong class is a group workshop that teaches women…how to master uneven sidewalks, surprise subway grates and Kryptonite cobblestones that send stiletto-clad ladies flying.” Seriously. At $50 a class, Chu promises to fix common problems he sees women commit such as “falling down into subways,” by encouraging women to do calf and ankle stretches and offering a lesson on the three tenets of good posture: engaged abs, relaxed hips and knees, and straight-back shoulders.
Read more here: http://www.glamour.com/fashion/blogs/dressed/2013/07/want-to-learn-how-to-walk-in-h.html
I must admit, I hated sneaker wedges. I didn’t get it. It’s a sneaker with a wedge? Why would you want both? It can’t be classy since it’s a sneaker but it can’t be casual because there’s a wedge. I couldn’t understand why anyone would want any until I saw a fashionable (and cute might I add) French girl wearing a pair that looked like this:
Why did it work on her? Let’s just say, French women happen to have curves at the right places. Top that with a cute face and a long top and you got yourself a casual outfit. She wore them with jeggings that weren’t too tight-fitting with a nice long top that she topped off with a jean jacket. Kind of like this:
They’re growing on me but my scrawny little legs wouldn’t be able to handle the wedge. Here’s another pair that you sneaker-wedge fans might like.
With the weather being a tad bit rainy and cooler than usual..all I can think about is wearing a shirt and some pants. But good thing for fashion blogs and all the lovely followers that I follow on Pinterest – they keep me inspired.