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best & worst of the Emmys 2010

What a fun show the Emmys were this year! Say what you will about Jimmy Fallon, but I thought he did a pretty decent job hosting, if only for that fantastic Glee-ful opening number. I was super disappointed not to see LOST walk away with any big awards for its final season – awards shows have a history of rewarding an entire body of work at the end, so I thought there was a possibility of this happening – but I was happy to see so many first-time winners.

As for the fashions, well, they were trend-tastic! And not too many serious mishaps. Well… ok, a few.

But let’s start with trends. I think the biggest one on the 2010 red carpet was…

1-Shoulder Chic

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L–R: Jane Lynch in Ali Rahimi, Emily Deschanel in Max Azria Atelier, Jane Krakowski in Escada, Emily Blunt in Christian Dior.



August 31, 2010 at 2:27 pm 10 comments

gap city flat

I went to two different Gaps tonight to scope out merch that I might be able to use my killer 50% off Groupon on, but I only found one cardigan I really loved; and since you have to use the entire coupon at once (can’t split up your purchases like a gift card), I decided to wait and save it.

That doesn’t mean I left empty-handed, though, especially since they were throwing around 30% off coupons!

So I got this!

“What is it?” you ask? A bag! And what’s inside? Let me show you.


August 26, 2010 at 10:38 pm 17 comments

navy stripes, ahoy!

Hello, readers. It’s been a while! Sorry for the delay; I was home for the holiday weekend visiting with family and friends. But I am back. With a vengeance!

(Just kidding.)

Continuing the nautical trend today (like the Temptations, I, too, can’t help myself) in this absolutely adorable top from ModCloth:

Naut It top by Blue Bird (size M), jeans: American Eagle (size 10).


July 9, 2010 at 10:41 am 5 comments

Chicago PRIDE Fest Fashion

Oh my goodness, I am straight exhausted – no pun intended! – but I wanted to get this post up. Pride was such a great experience. I have a lot of gay friends, and it was just really fun to celebrate the community and be a part of such a huge party all about unity and inclusion. I wish it felt this way every day!

As for my own outfit, please note: it is meant to be ridiculous. Because Pride fashions are largely about being flashy and sassy.

Strapless sun dress: Mossimo – so comfy & cute and in a variety of colors (was also $5.00 cheaper in store when I got mine). I felt very Carrie Bradshaw in this – she wore a lot of those tube top-ish dresses, and the big ol’ flower on my head was also very Carrie. But I enjoyed being ridiculous. And the back of this dress is so fun.


June 27, 2010 at 11:50 pm 2 comments

whale of a tale

What do you think?

Too much?

I threw together this nautical look for bopping around today. I absolutely love the nautical trend, though I hesitate to even call it a trend because it’s so classic. Like the ocean tide, its popularity ebbs and wanes, though right now it seems to be experiencing a surge as anchors and other similarly nautical items fill the racks.


June 26, 2010 at 10:03 pm Leave a comment

icy cool, white hot

Why yes, I did take pictures of today’s outfit while at home yesterday!

This is just a really fun, casual-yet-sophisticated look, I think. But jackets make almost anything more sophisticated if you ask me.


April 12, 2010 at 7:54 am 2 comments

picnic pretty

I’ve got a forecast of 74 & sunny and, with that, picnic plans with friends downtown at Millennium Park after work – already counting down the hours, let me tell you! Our menu is “vaguely fancy European.” Jealous?

All that considered, I mixed brights & neutrals with fun details for today:

Oops! Fanhead! And I cut off the shoes. Don’t worry, they’re below, as usual. Scallop-edged brown skirt with gold emboirdery & beading: Ann Taylor Loft (size 12), turquoise cardigan: Mossimo (size S).


April 1, 2010 at 11:52 am 6 comments

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