Have you had your say? Yesterday I looked at a multitude of dresses from the Golden Globes on Sunday. At the end of the post, I asked you to cast three votes each for dresses to be used as inspiration for Anthro head-to-toe stylings. So, have you had your say? Have you voted? If not, please vote below! A big thank you to those of you who already voted, and also an advance thank you to all of the rest of you! Thanks!
And how’s everyone’s week going? I apologize that I’ve been and will continue to be a bit busy, but I hope to keep up with my postings! Did any of you partake in today’s sale? I can’t wait to hear!
Okay, guys….what did you think of the Golden Globes?! I should clarify – I mean fashion wise (although if you want to comment on winners or losers, as the case may be, I’d still love to hear!)! We’re going to do a run through of many of the dresses, and along the way, I’ll give my take. After my take, I’ll include a poll for you to vote about whether you love the dress, hate it, or just think it’s “meh.” Please vote! It’ll be fun for all of us to see the results!
Yes, Angelina does look good – pretty darn good, actually. One of the trends last night definitely was this emerald colored green, so that’s worth noting. Overall though, is it absolutely spectacular? I don’t think so (please keep in mind I’m being picky though!). On a side note, did anyone catch during the show when the camera was on her and then she retouched her lip gloss?! A bit embarrassing, huh?!
Newly single Scarlett probably could have done much better. Granted, I don’t think this is the best and most flattering picture, but still. I don’t like her hair here, but in other shots I saw I kind of liked it. The dress, again in other shots, was just okay. Not a disaster, but not great.
Oh, Eva. Yes, it’s pretty. The back is nice. But it always seems to me like she could do better! Maybe I’m just being way to hard on her…what do you think? Again, it’s not bad, but I just am thinking of the possibilities with her! She does look good though (newly single!)!
When I first saw this, I was like, “What is she doing? What’ with the cape?! A bit grandma-ish!” I’ll admit the dress and cape combo grew on me, but only slightly.
This is certainly a lot of dress, but it has a nice vibe to it. I’m not totally in love, but it’s still nice. And she also looks really comfortable in it, which is important, but often an overlooked aspect. I don’t think she looks as good though as she did in this red carpet appearance:
No. N..n..n..no! This dress doesn’t even look pleasing to the eye! It’s as if it’s two separate dress ideas combined! The huge, oversized sleeve resembled a sling to me…
First things first…Halle has an amazing body. But this dress? For the Golden Globes? I don’t think so! It’s more Grammys in my opinion, and anyway, I don’t even think it’s as flattering as it should be (look where the skirt hits her thigh!). Can you imagine her in a perfectly fitted but somewhat slinky full length gown?! Perfection!
Well, this isn’t a train wreck. But somehow I think she was aiming for better than that.
Lea is definitely one to be on the fashion watch list, so naturally, I’m a bit disappointed. Again, she’s far from being on the worst dressed list, but meh…
Honestly, I’m not loving her with bangs. The dress, too, is just okay. A major ‘meh’ for me.
Okay…where do I even start?! Oh my….now this is a train wreck. As if the hair wasn’t bad enough, she paired this crazy dress (the mesh sort of resembles her hair, huh?!) with it. And if that wasn’t bad enough, she wore two different (and ugly) shoes! The shoes alone look like a confused Christmas…
One word….boring. Carrie could definitely do so much better. Even just switching out the matchy-matchy bag would have done wonders!
I love Michelle’s quirky yet adorable style most of the time, but this?! No! The straps have potential, but the rest? And it just seems to add pounds to her, don’t you think?!
I was worried when I saw Sofia sitting down…it was just a lot of cleavage. However, upon seeing the red carpet shots, I actually think it’s quite nice. A bit shiny for my taste, but nice.
This is another girl that I think could do so much better. I’m not a fan of the shade of pink or the sparkly bands. The whole bodice could have worked, but I don’t think it worked in reality. Is it just me or does this dress not really seem like her (of course I don’t know her, but something just seems off…)?
I was definitely looking forward to see what Natalie chose to wear…and I was a bit disappointed. I think I’ll remember the top of this dress…but not because I like it. I think something form-fitting to show off her baby bump (tiny as it may be at this point) would have been a lot more daring. And on a side note, was her acceptance speech not a bit awkward?!
No! Heidi, you should know better! This could be a simply gorgeous dress for a dinner on a tropical island, but for the Golden Globes?! What was she thinking?!
Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer. No, no, no! Besides adding pounds to her, this dress is just wrong (what’s with the crumb catcher-esque top?!)! The hair, too, is completely wrong. She needs help…
This is pretty, yes, but it does something funny to her…it doesn’t really elongate her as any good dress should. It’s a bit safe, don’t ya think? Worst dressed? No way! Best dressed? Nope!
This is intriguing. In some photos, the color did not work for her at all, but in others it’s okay. The silhouette though is so simple that it’s daring. And I kind of like that about it…
I feel like I’ve seen something similar to this on Kyra…I want something original! However, she does look good…not best dressed worthy though.
I cannot find a good picture of the back of this dress, and I also don’t think this is the best picture of the dress, but let me just say that I really loved this dress. It was simplistic, age-appropriate, modern yet classic, and simply stunning. The back of the dress was backless. The absolute best dressed? Probably not…I’ll save my pick for that title until a little later one!
Between the blue dress, blue earrings, and blue makeup, it’s a bit blue overload. She does look happy and healthy though!
Nicole does look beautiful (although, what’s with the thing on her shoulder?!). However, I want to see her take a risk…I bet she could carry it off!
The most positive things I can say about this are a) she’s unique and sticks to her own style and b) she caught on to the simplistic trend! However, nooo! No, no, no! Tilda, this doesn’t work! To be honest, it’s kind of bizarre.
This is pretty…it has nice texture and picks up on the green trend of the night. However, is it simply stunning? Simply original? Simply lust worthy? No.
Let me start by saying that this is a lot better than what Leighton’s worn recently, but still. It’s not horrible, but perfection? Far from it? Something about it is sort of Star Wars-esque. Is that just me?!
Yes, this picks up on the green trend…but something about the cut is just plain awkward!
This is definitely a nice dress. But am I swooning? Nope.
Being a young star, Sarah could have way more fun and be a lot more risky! This just isn’t cutting it for me!
While I’m not in love with this, I do have to admit she looks good and that the dress fits her beautifully (which is oh so important!)!
Sure this isn’t an in-your-face type of dress, but that’s okay, right?! It’s simple and elegant, and Dianna looks beautiful!
This is pretty enough. Best dressed? No. But well dressed? Yes.
This dress is certainly worth talking about…I’m guessing it’s somewhat controversial. The top certainly is daring. I’m glad she took a risk. But with the fringe bottom, it may be a bit too much. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it.
Is this the best Amy has ever looked? Certainly not. But does she look bad? Certainly no. You can definitely tell the similarities between this dress and the dress Blake Lively wore that I talked about here - they’re both Marchesa.
Personally, I’m not a fan of this. It’s definitely not worst-dressed worthy, but it’s just not my cup of tea!
Tina Fey, Tina Fey, Tina Fey. She usually needs help when it comes to her red carpet dressing. She needed it here, once again. The top broadens her shoulders too much…and the dress just isn’t working for me. Her worst though? No.
This is extremely age appropriate (she’s 14)…and I really like it! The back was really pretty too! Yay for a young one getting it right!
This was age appropriate, but still very modern with the original sleeves. Melissa looked great on stage as the sequins looked like the perfect sea of movement.
I appreciate where Jayma was going with this, but I don’t think it worked out quite as well as she would have hoped. It’s not horrible though, and her hair and makeup is beautiful.
This is definitely a bit safe, but I can appreciate and beauty and simplicity of the dress.
This looked old…and not in the good, vintage kind of old way. Really, it looks like a bad 70s-80s remake.
And oh, there are so many more dresses to go through! However, I fear the post would become too long…so, in the comments, please mention any other dresses you think we must touch on – the good or the bad. However, I did save one dress for last…
Anne looked simply stunning! Her flawless body was showcased perfectly, and the backless back was to die for! I adore this look! It’s definitely a strong possibility for best dressed!
And now, I need you to vote three last times (one poll though). Please vote for three ladies’ dresses to be used for inspiration in an Anthro head-to-toe styling! Again, you can choose three women’s dresses!
Also, in the comments please dish on any other tidbits about the Globes you find interesting…I want to hear!
Hey! Do you know what tonight is?! The Golden Globes – aka: tons of fashion critiquing! In the next few days I’ll be doing something similar to what I did for the Emmys last season (posts: here, here, and here). That means I’ll be doing a few stylings inspired by a few celebrities’ gowns. I’ll also let you vote on numerous looks, letting me know whether you loathe or lust them. Finally, I’ll let you vote for a couple of gowns to be used as inspiration for some more stylings. Sounds good?! I hope so! Ohh…how I just love award shows!
But…in anticipation of the show, let’s look at two inspired stylings! Imagine you’re dressing up for a little Golden Globe party (granted, Anthro doesn’t carry gowns, so it’s not quite so extravagant). Shall we have a look?
And finally, a little other tidbit of celebrity fashion talk. Yesterday I was watching my recorded episode of Fashion Police, and this look on the left really intrigued me (I couldn’t get a good picture of the look except for this one which includes another dress – just ignore it, although the top of it is beautiful!):
Blake Lively wore this purple Marchesa dress with turquoise jewlery…and granted, while I don’t think the look was total perfection, it sure is beautiful and even more so, intriguing. I love the idea of pairing a totally different color of jewelry with an already colored dress or outfit, for that matter. Kelly Osborne, one of the “judges” on Fashion Police commented that she would have liked to see coral jewelry in place of the turquoise…I think this, too, would have been beautiful! I’m wondering if we’ll pick up on any more of this possible trend tonight?! What do you think?! And are you excited for tonight (duh!)?
Can you do something for me? It may seem a bit weird, but bear with me. I do have a method to my madness!
Visualize a box. A gorgeous little box. Make sure it has a slit on top of it. Picture it? Now, get some beautiful stationary. On the stationary: Write a suggestion for something/someone/some place (etc) to be used as inspiration in an Anthro head-to-toe styling. Be as specific or as abstract as you like. Leave as many suggestions as you want. Be as creative as you want or don’t want to be. Have fun with it. Drop your suggestions in the box.
Got it? Basically, I’m going to ask you to do the above, but because we have this thing called the world-wide web acting as a barrier between you and me, in place of the gorgeous little suggestion box and stationary (wasn’t that fun to imagine!?), I ask you to simply leave a comment.
The purpose of this, you ask? I want you to get a say in a future styling. Maybe you have some gorgeous inspirations, but you don’t quite know how to translate them to an outfit. Or, maybe you just want to see what I come up with. Also, I honestly just can’t wait to hear about your inspirations…hearing about what inspires other people can definitely spark ideas in me! And again, I want to emphasize that your inspiration(s) can be (nearly) anything! Hopefully this will be fun for you as well!
Get writing on that beautiful piece of stationary, otherwise known as the comment box! I want to hear from you – yes, you!! Thanks! (I’m excited!)
I know I’ve mentioned my adoration for Sloan Photographers before…well anyway, I was looking at a new post they have up on their blog, and much to my surprise and excitement, I spotted (it’s not unusual that their clients wear Anthro though – but it’s a wedding!)! More specifically, the whole bridal party is donning the Drifting By Dress (cream color)! Seriously! You have got to check it out. Click here.
EDIT: I should add that their site sometimes takes a bit to load and even seems to freeze up…however, give it some time and it should be worth it!
Have you ever talked to shoes as if they were human because they’re just that darn cute?! Well, maybe you have, maybe you haven’t (hey – I never said whether I had!)…but regardless, I think we all can admit Anthro is carrying some gorgeous shoes right now. Shall we have a look?!
Bands & Buckles Flats – $128 – Are you even prepared for the gorgeous-ness of these?! The buckles are cute enough, but then add the exposed zipper in back?! Ah! Love! On sale, I’ll have to consider these (because I don’t need them per se, but I need them!).
Cross-Continent Sneakers (blue, but also come in coral, gray, and yellow) – $98 – I need your help with these…I can’t decide whether I love them or hate them! I keep switching back and forth. Maybe it’s a matter of styling. Their price, as far as for Anthro, is not bad either! What do you think?
Slices of Night Booties – $378 – These are cute…but I’m not totally in love with them. However, I had to mention them because they remind me of these shoes (you have to look at the close up of the shoes on the Anthro website)!
What shoes are you currently in love with? What shoes do you just want to squeal, “You’re cuties!!!”? Do tell!
On a chilly, snowy day like today (for me anyway), bundling up sure sounds like a good idea…especially if it means a sweater skirt (bundling up, after all, can be fashionable!)! Anyway, today’s styling request is from Sara. She asked I style the Hellebore Sweater Skirt.
Sara said that she loved the catalog shot of the skirt, but the Polynya Corset Top that was shown with the skirt just wouldn’t work for her body type. She said she’d love to do something similar though.
Now I’ll be totally honest here: I’m not sure exactly how long the skirt is. From the product photo, it appears to be a rather long, slightly below the knees type skirt. However, from the catalog shot it looks a lot shorter than what I imagined and leaning towards a pencil skirt (a little less a-line). I’m going to guess it is slightly longer on most people than it appears on the model, but if I’m wrong, forgive me! I’m sorry that I can’t be more clued into the fit of this one!
But back to the request: Shall I delve into some head-to-toe stylings?!
Tuck this top into the skirt and layer on the belt around the waistband of the skirt. Add the tights, shoes, and ring and you’ve got all the finishing touches you need! The look is romantic, vintage-like, and so pretty. If Anthro carried this top in purple, it would be a great way to get the essence of the catalog shot. Alas, they do not, but this ivory color is still beautiful.
Now this a whole different direction to go with the skirt. By adding this modern, but not too modern, striped shirt, you get a totally different effect from the last outfit. Add the gray tights, shoes, and purple cuff – which totally pops (and references the inspiration of the catalog shot) – and it’s a complete look. You could either tuck this shirt in or leave it out…tucking it in would be a more polished look, but it’s up to you. For a more casual take, consider leaving the shirt untucked and swapping out the heels for some flats.
I know, I know…this look would take some confidence to pull off! The key is making it look vintage, but not like your grandmother’s clothing. The fun necklace and shoes help to modernize the look, as well as the texture of the tights. To tell you the truth, I would have gone with a slightly darker shade of gray on the shoes, but these still work.
And now, shall I go to some other downright fabulous pieces that I think would work beautifully?! Let’s go for it!:
Olle Cowlneck (moss) – $88 – This, too, might seem crazy. However, if you tuck it in or add a simple but gorgeous belt to it and keep the rest of the look simple, it could be perfect!
Opaque Tights (purple) – $12.50 – This would be a great way to get in the purple from the catalog shot! You could do a look similar to the first or second head-to-toe look but instead add the pop of purple. Again, just keep it fairly simple throughout the rest of the look.
Another idea for incorporating purple would be to find a simple purple cardigan. Then, you would just need a simple top to go underneath. The skirt would really stand out but still look put together.
The key when styling this skirt truly is to embrace the vintage feel, but just make sure you don’t go overboard! Additionally, my go-to color suggestions are gray, brown, ivory, and purple (not just because the catalog shot incorporated this color, but also because purple and yellow are complementary colors).
I hope Sara has found this post helpful! She truly has a gorgeous skirt to work off of! Which of these looks do you like best?
How are everyone’s weeks going?! I hope they’re going well!
If you’re looking for a way to end your (probably stressful) Monday, I’ve got you covered…with a styling request! SK asked me the other day for help with her Rochelle Blouse.
Although the blouse is no longer available, I talked about it when it was quite a few times (for example, I found a sighting of it on HGTV here, and told you about my catalog lust for it here). I never got a chance to get my hands on it…so you could say I’m a little bit jealous that SK has it. But it’s okay. I’ll just try my best to help her make it look fabulous (just to be clear, my jealousy is in a totally friendly way!)!
Back to the request: SK says she has a professional job, but the only way she’s worn this blouse is with jeans (which I bet looks great…that’s how it was worn in the catalog). We’ll try to remedy that! Also, she’s 5 foot 2 inches tall and is slender.
A patterned skirt could also definitely work, but at the moment I don’t see any at Anthro that I think would be suitable. The key would be a very subtle pattern. If pattern play seems intimidating, try playing with textures instead (the second jean skirt has some nice texture down the center, for example). You can also leave pattern play for the tights and just do a simple pencil skirt.
A great pair of wide legged trousers would also be great. They would help lengthen SK’s legs, as is always a great thing to do, especially for the petites out there like SK and myself! Although these pants aren’t petite, the overall style is nice, and unfortunately, Anthro doesn’t currently carry any petite wide legged trousers.
Just as another side note, I should mention that pleats, such as the ones on these pants, sometimes work and sometimes don’t work. You really just have to try them on and determine that for yourself, along with analyzing the fit of the rest of the pants.
A great deal of the beauty in the Rochelle Blouse is the top of the sleeves, so it would be sort of sad to cover them up. However, the rest of the blouse still is beautiful, so in trying to get as many different looks out of it as possible, I think it’s okay. Wearing a great jacket (open, not closed) with it would be a great styling option. Check out a few nice options:
This is a simple yet put together look that is sure to impress. The lighter shoes are a nice compliment to the gold jewelry. You could always dress this look down a bit for a more casual weekend look if you wanted, too. Another option would be to put a skinny belt around the waistband on the shirt to give the top a slightly different look.
This ultra sophisticated look reminds me a bit of the catalog shot featuring the Rochelle Blouse, but it’s definitely more work appropriate. The total look feels modern, but not like the wearer is trying to hard…and isn’t that the goal?!
I absolutely adore these tailored skinny jeans that could totally be work appropriate (hopefully they would be for SK…if not, they could still work on the weekends!). Paired with the jacket, ring, and shoes, this look, once again, is thoroughly modern, but still classic.
There you have it! I hope I’ve helped SK and all of you who have the Rochelle Blouse (or a blouse similar to it!). One thing I noticed at Anthro while doing this request is that Anthro is really in need of some more tights selection…a few weeks ago there was so much more selection! Actually, all of their stock is seeming a bit low, so hopefully that means lots of new arrivals are in store for us in the coming weeks!
Time for anther styling request! Laura, of Anthro Closet Chaos, emailed me this time. She’s in the process of creating an awesome outfit composed of Anthro’s Sevilla Heels (originally $385, she got them for a mere $142!!!!), Falling In Love Vest (originally $118, she got it for $45!!), and the Water Edge Skirt. The deals Laura got on two of these pieces are just amazing…so don’t you think the total outfit should be too?! Here’s the three pieces in pictures:
Looking good, huh?! Laura requested that I suggest some tops that could work under the vest. She is thinking, color wise, something lavender or light gray. She worries white wouldn’t suit her and would be too predictable, and that black would create an imbalance in the look. Also, she doesn’t want anything with too much warmth. Laura did have one idea….but one that she would have to wait for a sale to snatch up. She loves the Winged Blouson, but at $228, she and I can both agree that the price is too high.
So, what to do? I’m going to try to find some affordable options!
In order to try to find the best array of options, I headed over to Mod Cloth, too (inspired by our duel yesterday!).
Roam the Sky Top – $32.99 – This is cropped, but if, when worn with the outfit Laura has come up with so far, this was unnoticeable, it could work. I know Laura also didn’t really want black, but I think black with a print could work. After all, to balance out the black on top, you could add a more colorful necklace.
Recipe Searching Top - $44.99 – Again, with the right simple accessory(s), this could be the perfect minimalist look.
Wooh! Hope Laura will be able to find a top out of these options she likes – or at least be sparked with an idea! Now, I’ll show the head-to-toe styling of just a couple of the options.
Falling In Love Vest, Linnea Blouse, Water Edge Skirt, Sevilla Heels, Fortune-Teller Ring (bronze; $88)
The subtle and soft pattern of the shirt add just a bit of interest, but still showcase the vest and shoes, as well as allowing the skirt to not be competed with. The ring is the perfect finishing touch!
Falling In Love Vest, Aubergine Dream Top (Mod Cloth), Water Edge Skirt, Sevilla Heels, Labrador Lode Necklace ($80)
You will find, as is illustrated here, that any look Laura comes up with will not require a ton of jewelry. This is because all of the other pieces have enough voice to speak (if that makes sense). In this particular case, the necklace with a touch of purple completes the outfit!
There you have it! I wish Laura luck in completing her outfit, and I can’t wait to see it! But – we’re not done yet! Laura also had a few other questions in her request.
The first of those other requests was the question of what else she could pair with her vest, skirt, or heels. I’ll start with the heels. I think pairing them with a great pair of jeans could also be great…the heels would really pop! They could also look great with Laura’s Peppercorn Dress that she owns already:
They could possibly also work with the Scarf Scene Dress, which Laura also already owns:
Really, after looking through Laura’s virtual closet, I’m convinced they could go with a lot of what Laura owns! And, again, there are so many items I think would go with the skirt, and vest!
Laura mentioned that she’s in need of a brown coat, but isn’t so sure whether to buy it due to the reviews. Well, in my opinion, I think she should go for it! It’s lovely and the sale price is great. Honestly, I think it has Laura’s name written on it. And have you seen the beautiful catalog shot of it?!
Well, there you have it! Once again, I wish Laura best of luck!
Which top do you like best to pair with Laura’s base of an outfit? And which styled look do you like best (I tried to create poll, but something is wrong with the system and no matter what I tried, it won’t let me create one – sorry!)?
I told you about my initial love for the Le Soir Magnique Coathere, then asked you for alternative suggestions here, and reviewed your suggestions here. Well, guess what. The wonderful Laura, of Anthro Closet Chaos, pointed out to me that the coat is now on sale! Somehow, I had missed this news myself. And the new price, down from $298? $149.95! That’s nearly fifty percent off! Sounds great, huh?!
Well…maybe it turns out it is. Problem is, the size zero is sold out! According to the reviews, the size zero may have worked…but very likely it could have been much too big, so there’s no way a size two would work. So, I could email customer service and see if there’s any size zeros left within stores. But would it be worth it? Do you think $150 is still too much for it (I think it’s probably reasonable…but then again, I don’t need it, but definitely want it!)? And then, I’m also left wondering whether, provided customer service finds a size zero, I should go for it. You see, I’m headed off to New York City in a few weeks, and I really want save up for those NYC Anthro stores. Then again, what’s the harm in ordering it and then returning it if it just isn’t “love” in person? Hmmm….
Readers, do you have any advice? I’d really appreciate any you can give! Thanks in advance!