Oscars Round-Up

March 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Celebrity Gossip by Meli

As I mentioned on my personal Facebook page yesterday, it’s kind of pathetic how happy red carpets make me. I don’t know if it’s the glitz and glam or the chance to see all my favorites in one spot, but I look forward to awards season the way others look forward to the Olympics or major sports games. Although the show itself can drag at times (Ellen did a great job this year – I loved the pizza party!), the red carpet never disappoints.

These were 6 of my favorite gowns of the night (although there were quite a few stunners): Olivia Wilde. Despite being pregnant, this woman looks FABULOUS. Her dress would have been gorgeous on anyone, not just for those growing another human being, which I appreciate (unlike Kerry Washington’s). Add the little touches like the bow neck and white stripe, and it just made it that much more special. Anne Hathaway. Slinky, elegant and just edgy enough. Although everyone finds her annoying, I still adore this girl, her style and talent. Naomi Watts. There was just something so feminine and classic about this white beauty. Together with the beautiful diamond necklace and killer clutch, it was flawless – much like Ms. Naomi. Idina Menzel. Sure, you can consider this one a little safe, but I adored the shade of deep forest green against Idina’s complexion and dark tresses (although I would have preferred her hair in an updo) and how it hugged her figure. And those diamonds! Perfect. Kristin Chenoweth. She looked like an Oscar statue! It was metallic, structured, graphic and completely appropriate for the event. Charlize Theron. The ultimate goddess. I loved the illusion straps, the silhouette and the slightly gothic train. It was just one of those dresses that stops you in your tracks.

Who were your favorites of the night?

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

February 14th, 2013 | Posted in Celebrity Gossip by Meli

Happy Valentines Day, readers!!!! Hope it’s every bit as full of love as every other day because you should never wait for a Hallmark holiday to express your love & gratitude for all the special people in your life!

Golden Globes: Best & Worst

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in Celebrity Gossip, Fashion by Meli

Welcome to awards season! Honestly, nothing gives me a thrill like live red carpet coverage. So much so that I took some time off of studying to totally indulge with wine (and laptop) in hand. I’m happy to say that there were definitely some stand outs, but unfortunately, there were a lot of wah wah moments as well. But you win some and you lose some, right?

Above are some of my highlights from the evening (l to r); Emily Blunt‘s gold sparkler // Lucy Liu‘s floral princess gown // Jessica Alba‘s coral mermaid // Michelle Dockery‘s gold & white slinky number.

But my absolute favorite of the night was…

Julianne Hough in a stunningly glittery and princess-like Monique Lhuillier. I know this dress isn’t for everyone, but I couldn’t love it more. It was so magical and festive (glitter! pouf!) – while still bringing in some edgy elements like her rockin’ hair (can someone please do this for me???) and tough accessories. I absolutely love the pairing and think it was perfect for the Golden Globes’ party-like atmosphere. Do you guys agree?

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Magical Moments Monday

May 14th, 2012 | Posted in Celebrity Gossip, Fashion, Music, Personal by Meli

x. seeing this setlist from a recent Garbage show.
x. lots of girl time!
x. big ideas, big things!
x. great time with the whole family <3
x. Anne Hathaway’s cute little ‘do.
x. Bush tickets purchased for Ritz Ybor!
x. Killing our yearly bee infestation like a boss.
x. Having a blast at The Limited event!
x. A Pinterest hair tutorial actually working (see pic below)!

Magical Moments Monday!

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Celebrity Gossip, Personal by Meli

x. This video of our dear friends’ trip to visit us a few weeks ago.
x. Lining up a few blogger events – one this week!
x. Hair therapy.
x. Playoff hockey.
x. ‘cation with the girls.
x. Karaoke to Oasis’ Wonderwall.
x. Hookah/champagne/dancing all in one night=happiness.
x. Lunch dates with the hubs.
x. Exciting future plans!

I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to take on a new week!
Make this Monday magical!