Golden Globes Best and Worst

Awards season 2015: here we go!

First of all, I have not seen too many movies this year for whatever reason, but I did see The Imitation Game on Christmas day and it is the best. I think it should win every award from now on! I am a full fledged Cumberbitch now!

Now lets talk about clothes. There was a lot of white on the red carpet, and a lot of rather simple dresses. Lots of glamorous mermaid and column silhouettes rather than more fashion forward unique choices. It seemed relatively understated overall, but very elegant. A lot of pretty and sexy dresses, but not many statement fashion pieces. A good steady start to Awards season.

I borrowed all of the images from People.com.

My Best:

Amy Adams

Amy Adams: At first I thought this was a little boring, but frankly it’s quite impeccable. Usually she chooses a bolder color, so I was surprised she went for a pastel blue. The draping and the fit couldn’t be better. If it wasn’t perfect I think it would fall in the realm of bridesmaid dress, but Amy did it right!

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain: She always cracks me up because she seems like such a sweet, understated person during the red carpet interviews, but she really serves up the drama with her dress every single time. Not a groundbreaking silhouette but it’s definitely working for her and I love a metallic!

Anna Kendrick

Anna Kendrick: Anna is a Kate Spade spokesperson, and this gown seems very Kate Spade-ish to me so it makes sense. I like that it’s classic but has some interest with the beading. It works very well for her.

Reese

Reese Witherspoon: This is very plain but I think it’s just done very well. There were several stars that did similar looks, but the metallic kicks it up a notch. I don’t know that Reese is usually this sparkly so I was happy to see her amp it up a little. (The one thing that would have pushed it up one more notch would be some big sapphire statement pieces to add some interest)

My Worst:

Rosamund Pike

Rosamund Pike: The concept of the dress is not terrible. I find it ill-fitting and very unflattering on her. It seems like the straps are two inches too long.

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet: She usually leans towards a retro look (somewhere from 1920’s-1940’s), so this dress does not surprise me for her. I wish it was a little less blah. If the waist was defined with a wide band and it bloused out a little above the natural waist, it might be a little more flattering. With a little nip and a tuck it would be so much better, it’s just too much blousey material.

Taylor Schilling

Taylor Schilling: The dress is not a bad dress, but the whole look seems way too severe and she does not look her best. I think it’s the middle part, strong eye brows, and red lips. It’s a little much.

George Clooney, Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney: Could this be more of a snooze? I think she was trying to be subtle so she wouldn’t steal George’s thunder, but I was very disappointed.

What are your thoughts? Who were your best and worst?

2015 Resolutions

Happy New Year! The best has yet to come!

Alice

Some people think New Year’s Resolutions are corny and unnecessary. Corny as they may be, I think it’s always a good opportunity to audit your life and set a few goals, whether it be in January or any other month of the year.

So here goes:

1. Streamline my wardrobe. Buy fewer clothes, but focus on higher quality, classics with a few statement pieces. Purge clothing that I don’t wear anymore. This is going to be a tough one for me, but I’ve already started:

2. Get a tighter reign on my finances and put some more forethought into my financial planning. I’ve already made a trip to the bank and gave my accounts a big overhaul! (this will be a fun one!)

3. Keeping up with friends new and old. Hopefully visiting (or hosting) old friends I haven’t seen in a while, and making an effort to meet up with local friends on a very regular basis. This sounds basic, but it’s always an area of improvement for me.

4. Focus on really engaging while I’m at work and learning as much as I can recognizing that I’m still in a phase of setting the foundation for my career.

5. And this list would not be complete without a diet related goal. With each year that goes by, I feel like I have a better handle on my eating habits. I’m not quite where I want to be yet, but I hope to continue to make progress in this respect. All the usual stuff: avoid emotional eating, prioritizing protein to stay fuller longer, and restrain myself when it comes to sugar.