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Oscar Run-Down: The Good, the Bad and the Snarky

Oscar fashion was mostly hits, with a few serious misses.  And speaking of misses, was Anne Hathaway so flipping annoying last night or what?  You know it’s bad when you start putting her on mute a mere 10 minutes into the show. 

On to the fashion of the night — it was the night of metallics! 

My votes for best dressed at the Oscars:

Although she’s not getting a ton of press (because I don’t think she’s “Hollywood cool”), I thought Mandy Moore looked stunning last night.  When she stepped onto the red carpet, I didn’t even recognize her.  Loved her in this Monique Lhuillier dress!  This picture does not do her justice — she was breathtaking.

Let me preface by saying that I am NOT a Gwyenth Paltrow fan, and think she is a b*itchy mean girl, but she looked amazing in this liquid platinum-esque Calvin Klein creation.  Hair and make-up were flawless. 

Again, I am not a huge Hilary Swank fan, but I thought she killed it in this Gucci dress.  I liked the elegant playfulness of the dress and that it fit Hil like a glove.   

On to the snark.  My votes for the most disappointing fashion last night:

Reese, Reese, Reese.  This is THE MOST BORING DRESS in the world.  I could find the same thing on the rack at any Dillard’s during prom season.  I can’t believe Armani Prive would even make such a non-fashion-forward frock.  Shame shame all around.

Ok, I can’t even get past the hair.  Scarlett Johansson‘s hair looked like a huge rat’s nest.  Even my husband made a comment when she was presenting, “Who let her go out there with her hair looking like that?”  And the Dolce & Gabbana dress was MEH – the color blended right into the red carpet and there was some rumblings on the pre-show that the back was sheer and her tushy was out there for the world to see.  Again, I couldn’t even get past her hair.  Gross.

And my vote for the worst dressed of the night, Oprah.  OMG, that boobage was downright SCARY.  I had to shield my eyes as she was presenting.  The top part of her Zac Posen dress was so tight, it looked like it may bust wide open (pun intended) at any moment.  And, yes I am going there, but she looks like she may be turning to tater tots, mac and cheese and Godiva for comfort upon the so-so launch of OWN.

Care to agree or disagree?  Who were your most and least faves of the night?

 {All images courtesy of Style.com}

Random Things That I am Liking Right Now

Below are a hodge podge of items that I am loving at the moment with no regard to order (or price tag in some cases):


I.DIE.  Bananas.  OTT.  {Insert favorite Rachel Zoe saying here.This coat ($298) from Anthropologie is perfection.


I love these greek key accent tables ($179) from Acacia.  I think they would also look great with a coat or two of white or navy blue paint.


I can’t stop looking at this family room featured in Cookie Magazine this month.  I absolutely love the symmetry and the dual living spaces created in the same room.  Somehow, the “wood cabin look” works without being to country or campy.  The contemporary drawings above the hearth are beautiful and understated.  Love.


I would love to gentley place one of these beauties on my desk and stare all day.  At $625 a pop, I guess gazing at the Maine Cottage website will have to suffice.


The best affordable jean of the season — Gap’s Long and Lean ($59.50).  I love the higher-waisted, trouser feel of these jeans, and the long inseam options.  They are so comfy too.


Aren’t these tables from Unica Home ($263) museum-worthy?  I would love to use two or three of these jaw-droppers in front of a couch or love seat as a cocktail table.  Simply divine.


I think this table lamp ($69) would look great in a home office or study.  I would love a pair sitting on either end of a console in a hallway too.  Who knew that it was from Pottery Barn Kids?  Kids prices for fab lighting, nice!

So, what’s striking your fancy lately?

Hip or Skip?

Today is the first post in a recurring interactive series, “Hip or Skip?”, which allows you to VOTE on whether you think that a look is HIP or one that you would SKIP.  Fun, right?  🙂

Check out the poll below and vote!  Once you have voted, you can see the results.  Also, if you have more to say on the topic, please leave a comment!  Here goes:

The J. Crew Textured Jersey Ribboned Collier Tee ($49.50):





What do you think???


So, I plan on living in Cardi Coats this Fall.

Each are $20 at Old Navy right now.  At that price, retail restraint is simply impossible…..

cardi[Sweater Knit Swing Coat (O.N. had a ton of different colors and sizes in the store)]

cardi1[Belted Shawl Cardi Coat]

cardi2[Cable Knit Sweater Coat]

cardi3[Cropped Sweater-Knit Swing Coat]

As I tried all of them on, I found myself muttering, “I die” and “This is buh-nanas.”  Too much Rachel Zoe Project for me?  Never!

Your Very Own Rachel Zoe — I Die!

Just a quick post to share with you my new (to me) fave blog….

Looking for a personal stylist, a la Rachel Zoe? (and who’s not?!) 


Except with a whole lot less drama, clothes with smaller price tags and zero commission (versus the $6,000+/day that RZ charges!)? 

Look no further!  Introducing Jill from The Good Life for Less:


Jill is genius at putting together outfits for real life, busy people, who don’t want to spend a fortune, but want to build a functional and chic wardrobe.  I am loving her new “Back to Basics” series, complete with a video!

A few of my fave finds by Jill:


Sweater Knit Swing Coat, Old Navy (from this GLFL post)



Madden Tall Boot, Fossil (from this GLFL post)


Ruffle Ruched Top, Charlotte Russe (from the GLFL Style Book)

Go check out her blog!  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Buh-nanas!