2017 Golden Globes: Best and Worst Dressed

I’m back from hibernation, because it’s the beginning of awards season! Starting with the Golden Globes tonight, as always there were some great outfits, and some that left me scratching my head. There was a real range of trends this year because there were a lot of romantic, flowy, flowery gowns, but then also really simple, well structured dresses as well. There were even several pants suits on the women this year! Lots of really pretty outfits and people out there!

As usual, all the pics are from People.com.


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As always, Reese Witherspoon is doing it, and doing it, and doing it well. This dress is so simple, but so flawless. Yellow was big on the carpet, and she chose a great shade with a great bodice. It’s fashionable, flattering, and on point!

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Pink seemed to be a big trend on the red carpet this week, and I love the cool detail on the bodice of Carrie Underwood‘s dress. It’s great because it’s both fashion forward and really flattering for her. And PS- she has abs for days!

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This is everything! I love that Lily Collins went all the way with this. It’s all the good stuff in one dress and she makes it work. I always think it’s fun when someone goes with a ballgown, but they don’t usually have this much fabulous details. It’s just awesome.

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YASSSS! Felicity Huffman is giving me so much Jane Fonda with this look and I love it! Sparkle, jumpsuit, what else do you need?

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I’m not always in love with Mandy Moore because she maintains kind of a retro, romantic vibe on the red carpet. This dress, however, is a great nod to some retro trends, but done in a really chic, flattering way. It’s quite simple but quite perfect.


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This is a weird one from Jessica Biel. There’s a lot a random going here, and I’m sure it’s supposed to be high fashion, but it’s just not that cute.

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This dress on SJP seems both over whelming and under whelming to me. I expect better from you SJP. Her eyes always look a little alien when she goes with heavy liner. The hair also isn’t helping anything.

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This dress seems like it’s supposed to be drapey and glam, but it just seems like such a mess to me. It also seems like Anna Chlumsky did not put a lot of thought in the entire look. It’s just kind of, meh for me.

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First, let the record show, I think she looks very good. Second, I think Bri Larson could have easily worn this to her high school prom and fit right in. It fits like a dream but it’s just not that fabulous.

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Keri Russell, let’s be honest, do you have a permit to wear animal print. She looks like she’s in a little over her head in this dress. This is a lot. Dial it back sweetie, stay in your lane.


Who were your faves?

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 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?

Beginning of Awards Season!

So as you probably know, last night was the Golden Globes. Last year I saw almost every movie that was nominated, but this year I’m kind of out of the loop, and I’ve only seen a couple. And even though I’m a regular TV watcher, apparently none of my shows are award worthy. So let’s put the actual awards aside and talk fashion.

I was a little surprised with the fashion this year. I felt like the mid-range big famous actresses were kind of boring and predictable. But as I flipped through the red carpet pictures, the real stunners were a lot of younger actresses that I don’t recognize, plus the older women have really gotten it together. No more are the women north of 60 wearing boring mother-of-the-bride-esque frocks, they had some real stunners this year!

Here are a few actresses/dresses that stood out to me. (I got all the pics from the People.com gallery of arrivals)

The Best:

Elisabeth Moss: Sometimes Elisabeth Moss makes some questionable fashion choices, but I think this one is a perfect combination of interesting, flattering, and fashionable.


Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren: I think this is pretty self explanatory.


Kate Beckinsale: Oh, hello movie star! I know head to toe metallic is done quite often, but I think this is a worthy version. It might not be high fashion but I think Kate knows what she’s doing here.


Margot Robbie: This is apparently the girl in Wolf of Wall Street. I had to look her up because I haven’t seen that movie. I think this dress is the perfect balance of fashion, sex appeal, bling, and a flattering silhouette. Well done! (but I’m not sure about the shoes…)


The Worst:

Sandra Bullock: Really Sandra? You can do better than this. She’s been doing so well in her recent press junkets for her movies, but this shiny color blocking with the hi-low hem is just too many trends in one dress. This reminds me a little of when the fairies had a fight over Sleeping Beauty’s dress color.


Kaley Cuoco Sweeting: I think this dress is just kind of blah. I bet the print and the colors look better in person, but it just comes across pretty muddy to me. Kaley is always a free spirit on the red carpet, I guess this is what happens.


Zooey Deschanel: I might get some flack for this, but while I like the idea of this dress, I’m not a fan of wearing such a pale color dress with porcelain skin. I think it really washes her out. I get her whole retro aesthetic, but between the color and the cut of the sleeves and the skirt, it’s not working for me.


Lena Dunham in Zac Posen: I don’t think it’s particularly flattering either in color or shape, and I feel like this silhouette/fabric has been done so many times. It’s a big step forward for her, but not interesting.


What are your thoughts?