Friday, January 31, 2014

A Little Party...

I'm off on a mini-trip with a few of my best ladies to celebrate my birthday! Good 'ol weekend away... CANNOT WAIT!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Great Gatsby, Leonardo DiCaprio, party, birthday

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom

I suppose this isn't REALLY wisdom, but some words from William Shakespeare that I wanted to share. This quote was on one of my birthday cards. So simple, and so beautiful.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It's that time of year again... BIRTHDAY TIME!

Well, it's official - I am one year older!

This evening I am going out for a delicious meal at my favourite Italian restaurant with my parents. This past weekend we did a party with my whole family (my Gramma and I both have January birthdays so we do a combo party) - and this weekend my girlfriends are whisking me away for a weekend celebration! It's all pretty good if I do say so myself... :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

2014 Grammy Fashion

Last night was the Grammy Awards! Last night was also The Bachelor Wedding of Sean and Catherine... and I must admit I am a Bachelor fan so that's what I was watching last night! When the wedding was over I did tune into the Grammy's for a short while and actually only saw some of the oldest musicians around performing. Seemed, strange. I'm glad to hear that Beyonce and Jay-Z opened the show though - there was some modern musicians on stage!

I also of course checked out the red carpet. There were not as many "wild" outfits as one might expect - it was almost boring on the red carpet. But 3 stunners really stood out! 2 gorgeous gold gowns and a stunning red:

I am normally not a fan of that type of neckline/cut of the dress Chrissy Teigen is wearing, but she is pulling it off! Maybe a dress only she can pull off, I am in love with it. Miranda Lambert - first of all looks the best I've ever seen her - is wearing the most gorgeous gown that just accentuates everything she's got! Finally, Taylor Swift is wearing a dress that to me is super eye-catching, and a beautiful silhouette. 

Who was your fave last night?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Questions Every Twentysomething Asks Themselves

Happy, life, girlI came across an article yesterday on Marie Claire's website titled 23 Questions Every Twentysomething Asks Herself Once. As a twentysomething girl (sadly for not much longer!) I was laughing and relating to a few of the things on this list. Here are my faves (the questions and Marie Claire's answers):

Should I get rid of my cable to be more productive? You could, but you will just end up binge watching Scandal on Netflix or at a friend's house. Don't fight it.

Can I cut out carbs for good, forever? Go ahead. Try it. “Would you like some bread for the table, ma'am?” Yeah, I thought so.

Am I lactose intolerant? Nope, you probably just ate a full-sized log of goat cheese and expected to feel awesome afterwards.

Is my best female friend going to be more successful/happier/better off than me? Mine once told me: "Someday soon I’m going to be pushing a stroller around Brooklyn, and I really want you to be doing that at the same time, but it won't happen if you keep being so picky!" I did not take it well.

Is Cup o’ Soup a food group? No. Okay, and am I going to get scurvy if I subsist entirely on Cup o’ Soup? Probably.

Am I too old for this party? Is the floor sticky? You just answered your own question.

Should I get bangs? Just kidding, we never stop asking ourselves this question. Ancient womankind asked it on cave walls with crude finger-paintings of bang styles.

Should I date a guy who is still in college? I think there's a way to apply my sticky-floor theory from 2 questions ago to boys.

Am I ready for a dog? If you are, for the love of God, get a rescue. 
Does this crop-top make me look like I'm trying to be Rihanna? Haha, kind of. Should I return it? No, keep it!
Am I going to change my mind about Team Angel or Team Spike now that I am watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer as a grown-ass woman? Do not even; I have feelings on top of feelings on top of more feelings about this, like a dangerously-sloping layer cake of feelings. 
Should I be online dating? If you can own it without shame, absolutely. Those people who do it and then say they met their boyfriend through "mutual friends" need to get off my lawn.

Happy Thursday!

Note: that picture has nothing to do with anything - it just made me smile.

Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 SAG Awards Fashion

This weekend was the SAG Awards! I like this show because it's all actors and all about the acting. No fillers with best sound or best make up. There was some AWESOME fashion but with all the choices I was able to quickly narrow it down to a few of favourites. 

Amy Adams and Anna Gunn looked beautiful in blue! 

Amy Adams, SAG Awards, red carpet, fashionAnna Gunn, SAG Awards, red carpet, fashion
 Also some glamour via Isla Fisher and Katrina Bowden. LOVE these dresses, not to mention the styling and hair!

Isla Fisher, SAG Awards, red carpet, fashionKatrina Bowden, SAG Awards, red carpet, fashion
 Who do you think was best dressed from the awards?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

2014 Oscar Challenge

Bright and early this morning the Oscar nominations were announced, and at that I am pleased to announce I will be embarking on my 2nd annual Oscar challenge! Same as last year, what I will be trying to do is to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture before the awards show and throw in my two cents on who I think should win. I had a lot of fun doing it although I didn't QUITE see them all.

This year I am already in good shape having seen 3 of the 9 - and the show isn't until March 2nd so I've got plenty of time! The nominees for Best Picture are:

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So far with the ones I've seen I would be more than happy with Captain Phillips or Her winning. Both EXCELLENT movies. I feel like I'm going to stand alone when I say I don't think American Hustle should win. It won the Golden Globe and I just don't think it was deserving, especially in the company the other films. Anyway, more on specific reviews later...

Have you seen any or most? Any strong opinions or hunches so far?

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Last Night's Golden Globe (Fashion) Winners

Last night was the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. This time I actually watched ALL of the red carpet coverage and ALL of the awards show! I've got to say, I will give credit to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler but this show felt modern and really really funny. They've given it some much needed spunk for sure!
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Golden Globes, awards show

With the actual awards I was quite happy with the winners. Jennifer Lawrence was INCREDIBLE in American Hustle. Amy Adams was great as well. As far as the gentleman winners, I realize I NEED to see Dallas Buyers Club. I think the only thing I was a little sad about was that American Hustle won the best Motion Picture award. Although the ladies were fabulous in it, I didn't think that movie was all it had been cracked up to be. It felt long, dry, and drawn out at times - not something you would necessarily expect from a critically acclaimed flick with that cast. In my limited exposure to the nominees I would have given it to Her. THAT was a beautiful perfect movie in my opinion... but more on that in a later post. 

As for the fashion - I was so pleasantly surprised! SO MANY dresses to choose from. I was definitely impressed and found the task of picking a fave difficult. 

My top picks are newbie Margot Robbie in this absolutely stunning Gucci dress with beautiful emerald shoes to coordinate, and host Amy Poehler (doing a quick red carpet circuit before hitting up the stage) in a simple but interesting black gown. I would gladly wear either!

Margot Robbie, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards showAmy Poehler, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards show

 Runners up with stunning looks that are worth mentioning and showing off: the colourful gowns of Lupita Nyong'o and Louise Roe, and metallic beauties Kate Beckinsale and Kate Mara.

Lupita Nyong'o, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards showLouise Roe, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards show
Kate Beckinsale, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards showKate Mara, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards show
 And can we please take a moment to admire the beautifully dressed pregnant celebs Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde? STUNNING! 

Kerry Washington, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards showOlivia Wilde, Golden Globes, fashion, red carpet, awards show

Who's on your best dressed list from last night?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Is there such a thing...?

A little something I saw this morning that made me laugh...

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It's the very look I used to get when I told people I had a shoe room, haha!

Happy Tuesday to all! If you happen to be in a place with a lot of winter weather I hope you are safe, happy and warm. It's a little crazy out there!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Look Back at 2013... it was awesome!

Happy New Year again! I hope your celebrations were a blast whatever you did. I had definitely had fun. It was a good party but I don't think it has quite hit me yet though that it is now 2014...

On NYE I noticed a lot of people making collage videos of their year using Flipagram. I thought that it was a super cool idea so I went ahead and made one for my year! I absolutely love it - I used a lot of photos so the transition is pretty quick but man, it is jammed packed with a lot of awesome memories. It's been a good good year.