Golden Globes: Best & Worst

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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Golden Globes

I get so excited when it’s award season!
It’s just so exciting and glamorous.

Unfortunately, this year I had to watch the Golden Globes under the covers trying to endure intense body aches and one killer sore throat. Yep, I picked up a fun virus. But that didn’t stop me from listing out my best and worst dressed on the carpet.

& here they are;

Sofia Vergara, Nicole Ritchie, Nicole Kidman, Kelly Osbourne and Emma Stone actually looked like they were going to a glamorous event. Unfortunately, the rest of the big stars seemed to be attending something more along the lines of their senior prom. Am I right? Definitely was not blown away with the fashions (was that a Jessica McClintock Natalie Portman was rocking? Seriously).

Sorry ladies. Unfortunately, voluminous gowns seemed to have made a very ill-fitting comeback last night (Sarah Michelle Gellar blue paint disaster and Piper Perabou‘s nude cupcake number), along with gowns that wanted to compete with actresses over attention (the beautiful Dianna Agron managed to take a backseat to her overly intricate laser cut swan [?!?!] dress). You may be thinking, “Well where does Claire Danes fit in?” Although her dress was really beautiful from the back, I just cannot get behind this white/black contrast trend. It is so matronly! Made me totally miss her little neon pink ensemble from last year’s show.

What did all you pretties think?


ps; wait until you see what I have in store for all of you tomorrow!

Golden Globes Fashion Recap

I am embarrassed to say that I forgot that the Golden Globes were yesterday! I woke up from a very much needed nap at 6pm, and freaked out when I saw my Twitter stream! The red carpet was in full effect and I was clueless – thankfully, my hubs got on it and hit the record button on our DVR. Crisis averted.

I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed with this year’s dresses. They just generally fell flat for me. But there were a choice few that really peaked my interest. In regards to the awards, I am so proud of David Fincher, Trent Reznor and the rest of the cast and crew of The Social Network. So very well deserved. I also teared up for Chris Colfer, of Glee, who won best supporting actor in a series, especially after he dedicated the award to the anti-bullying movement. Class act, that one.

But back to the gowns! Wondering who made my best and worst list? Well, wonder no longer…here it is!

Glee’s Dianna Agron, Easy A’s Emma Stone, Black Swan’s Natalie Portman, Temple Grandin’s Claire Danes, Mad Men’s January Jones, Black Swan’s Mila Kunis and Covert Affair’s Piper Perabo all made my best of list.

Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson, Tron’s Olivia Wilde, Blue Valentine’s Michelle Williams and The King’s Speech’s Helena Bonham Carter, unfortunately did not.

I wish I could have gone into more detail as to why I loved and hated each outfit, but I sat back and enjoyed the show with no laptop in hand (only wine), so before I knew it, it was past my bedtime. I’d love to discuss with all of you in comments though – do you all agree, disagree or have more gowns to add to either list? Let me know!

Golden Globes

Sorry I’m so late to the game, everyone, but I had one hell of a Monday!
Thankfully, I had the day off from work but the higher powers that be decided it would be best if I didn’t take it as a day of rest.

My Mustang crapped out on me as I was leaving the gym for my usual cardio workout. Turns out I needed a new battery and I was lucky my brother-in-law also had the day off and was able to help me. The ‘Stang is open for business once more!

Anywho, that would be why I was so absent from the Internets, but I really wanted to post about the Globes!


– I was so happy that Michael C. Hall won for his category. Not only was it an amazing season for Dexter, but it had to feel great for him after battling cancer. It really broke my heart to see him in that little black beanie. I love my little serial killer!
Ricky Gervais did a great job hosting. He really cracked me up. So inappropriate. So right.
– How annoying was Chloe Sevigny? I couldn’t stand how she continuously complained about her dress the entire night. First to NBC about the rain ruining her gown and then to that poor man that helped her up to the stage after he stepped on and ripped it. It’s a freaking dress, honey. Probably one you don’t even own so shut your trap.
Julia Roberts was tanked from the moment she got out of her limo. Excellence.
– Is Avatar really that good?
Drew Barrymore‘s acceptance speech was adorable.
– I love this man.

But now on to what’s really important: the gowns!
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