While I love me some Kristen Bell (Andrew and I are convinced we’d be besties with her and Dax if given the chance) I did not stay up and watch the SAG Awards. But I did watch some of the red carpet and reviewed all the looks this morning. I am going to double down on my opinion that given limitations (say, all black like at the Globes) stylists do better. This was a wholly underwhelming show of fashion and I constantly wonder how and why stylists who are paid HUGE money, pick some of these dresses.
Let’s just review some of the good. Kristen Bell was my FAVE in this amazing J.Mendel (whose dresses I always love).
When I posted this outfit I wore last weekend in Atlanta a lot of people commented on how much they liked it (awww shucks guys!) I think this silhouette of an A life skort with a bodysuit and classic heel is really a look that can flatter a lot of body types (tip: if your more petite, go for a shorter skirt but one that is still an A line and if you aren’t psyched about a fitted top, try a button down styled bodysuit instead). Pick a fancier kind of skirt (metallic or floral) for a more formal even or a wool or cotton for daytime. It’s a take-you-anywhere kind of outfit! Also, this look is great with tights and booties when it’s too cold to wear bare legs!
Someone posted on my blog or Instagram the other day asking what I REALLY wore during the messy, dreary, cold months of winter. I laughed, because I had just been scrolling Insta looking at some fashion bloggers frolicking around outside during the “bomb-cyclone” winter storm we had– in heeled boots and SKIRTS. Now, I love looking at unrealistic and inspirational images as much as the next gal, but when it comes down to real life, I try to look as pulled together as possible but while also being comfy and warm with dry feet. So here are some looks that I wear during winter when spending the day with Henry or going to a meeting!
I wear jeans 99.9% of the time. To the office, to meetings, out to dinner. When I’m in mom-mode I want to be comfy and able to play int he snow with my little guy. Every year for the past couple years I’ve bought myself a timeless investment piece as my “Chirstmas bonus” to myself– last year it was my watch, this year it was a Moncler puffer coat. It was stupid expensive, but when I saw it it was the perfect color, last one in my size and I just DID IT. And you know what? Best money I’ve spent in a while! I wear it constantly and it is SO light and so friggin’ warm. That said, this Uniqlo version below is SO great too (plus $99 on sale!) Paired with my fave cashmere tee, the BEST jeans for boots (slim enough at ankle to tuck right into boots and warm but cute boots I can move and am comfy but don’t look like a hot mess!
As I’ve mentioned before, I am WAY too into this whole Prince Harry/ Meghan Markle situation. And you’d better believe that since the day they announced their engagement, I’ve been pondering THE DRESS. So many questions surround this preeminent garment– Who will design it? American or British? What will it look like? Will there be sleeves? A fairytale princess skirt? GAHHHHHH!
So, if I were a betting woman, here’s what I would slap my chips down on:
I sometimes pick what I’m going to wear based on what kind of shoes I feel comfortable in that day. Sometimes I am super jazzed to wear a fancy heel and other times I can’t BEAR to wear anything but a flat. So I thought I’d do a New Years outfit post in partnership with Nordstrom (my favorite place to shop online) based on shoe selection! This year (okay, most years) I fall squarely in the “slippers” category (although mine aren’t this cute). But perhaps you have fancier plans than I (wine + couch + bed before 12) and need some inspo? From velvet flats to lace heels and everything in between…. and today they even have $10 rush delivery available on select items in case you are frantically looking for a Christmas outfit…