Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SAGS Best Dressed | 2017

As awards season progresses, the more excited I become.  I just love seeing how a celebrity's style evolves throughout the season, especially if they're a newcomer.  The red carpet definitely had a lot of highs, and the only real negative was the fact the Ruth Negga wasn't there.  I don't have as many favorite looks this time compared to my Golden Globes post, but I just couldn't find any after party looks.  So, here's my official best dressed for the 2017 SAGS.

She is just killing it with the suit.  And when I look at this one, I just can't help bursting into, "She wore blue velvet..." (although I'm sure everyone else does this too).  The fit is absolute perfection, and it's a completely different shape to the last suit she wore - reinventing the great style.

This was the wow moment for the night.  It's one of those dresses where I'm sure it'll be heavily divided between lovers and haters, but I am definitely a lover.  I've always been a fan of tea length dresses, so of course I was going to like this.  The detailing on this is immaculate, and the asymmetrical sleeve is the perfect last touch.

IMO, Emma Stone just can't do wrong.  I will admit, I loved her Golden Globes gown more, but the design of this is just so unique while still being feminine.  I mean, who else do you know who can pull off a dress that looks like it's partially falling off?

Okay, I cannot find the designer of this dress for the life of me.  If any of you know the designer, please let me know in the comments!  Anyway, I love the combination of the old Hollywood glamour of the dress and the modern, ultra dark lipstick.

Once again, I'm in love with what Claire Foy's wearing.  It's so light and airy, while also being 1960s/70s retro.  It also helps that the dress is two of my favorite colors.

I feel like I haven't seen Kirsten Dunst on a red carpet for a long time, so I was pleasantly surprised seeing her rocking Dior.  The white dress is ethereal, but my favorite aspect of the look is her hair and makeup; the matte red lip and soft waves looked perfect, and I think that red lipstick was very under worn on the red carpet.  Also, I'm so happy to see someone wearing one of Maria Grazia Chiuri's new designs for Dior.

Yara is only 16 years old, but she is out dressing some experienced red carpet dressers.  This Naeem Khan number is fun and colorful, while still being completely age appropriate.  She was even voted best dressed on E!'s Fashion Police!

Who doesn't love a good jumpsuit.  In fact, when I first saw this look I thought it was a longline dress, so I was pleasantly surprised to see it was actually pants.  My mom thought that this look was a bit too casual for the SAGS, but I think her accessories make it awards appropriate.  I'm also a sucker for a good stripe.

Normally menswear can be boring, especially for a red carpet.  Or you have the complete opposite problem where the guy is trying way too hard, and you just end up with a mess.  So when I saw Rami show up in this, I just thought it was one of most memorable menswear looks I had seen in a long time.  I adore the pattern, and the black tie against the black shirt is the perfect finish.  

So what do you think of my best dressed lists?  I'm enjoying writing them, and I think it's a nice break from outfit posts.  Let me know in the comments!  :)

Elizabeth xx

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Carousels and Gardens

Coat - John Lewis | Dress - Target | Blouse - H&M | Boots - Asos | Bag - Clark's

Over the course of only four days in Paris, I managed to take over 900 photos.  I nearly filled my 16GB memory card in my camera as I shot in both RAW and JPEG.  Anyway, taking so many photos  then is making it nearly impossible now to decide on which pictures to post now.  So, if it's alright with you, I'm splitting up my 'outfit' pictures with my sight seeing pictures.  For example, today's post will mainly consist of the outfit I wore on my second day in Paris.  However my next post will focus on the museums I went to that day.
So what did I do on my second day in Paris?  Well, Ash and I started out our day at the Rodin Museum.  That museum has been one of my favorites since first going there in 2014.  Afterwards we headed toward the Louvre but made a quick pitstop at the carousel in the Tuileries Gardens.  When I was a toddler I rode on this same carousel and attempted recreating a photo that was taken of me when I was no more than three; I'm not including the picture now as I made the poor decision to wear a dress, which made it surprisingly difficult to choose a place to sit on the ride.  Ash and I then spent at least three hours in the Louvre (and barely scratched the surface in the Louvre's massive collection), where we saw hundreds of paintings and sculptures.  The two of us then ended our day at Angelina's, the famous hot chocolate restaurant in central Paris.  Ash and I agreed; it was definitely worth the hype (and the 20 minutes we spent queuing out front).
I packed a lot of black for this trip.  Paris is famous for its citizens wearing nothing but black; luckily for me, this wasn't a challenge.  Most of my wardrobe already consists of black.  My troubles came from dressing for the weather.  I know exactly how to dress for a mountain winter, and now I'm confident in dressing for a London winter.  Paris, though?  Even though I have been to this beautiful city a number of times before this trip, it had always been in the summer.  I just wasn't quite sure exactly how cold it would be.  Well, I decided to risk it and pack this dress.  When the time came to wear it, it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it might be.  My original intent was to wear my fishnet tights with this, but I luckily made the wise last minute switch to proper tights and was barely cold.  There were still multiple times where I found my nose to be as red as Rudolph's or that I was constantly putting on my gloves, but as we were inside museums for most of the day it really wasn't too bad.
I hope you enjoyed these Paris pictures; there are many, many more to come!

Elizabeth xx


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bonjour Paris

Coat - John Lewis | Jumper - New Look | Jeans - BDG (Urban Outfitters) | Sneakers - Adidas Superstars | Bag - Clarks

Bonjour!  If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that I spent the last few days in Paris!  It was a bit of a last minute planned trip with one of my friends from the States.  I arrived back in London last week, but was only there for 48 hours before hopping on the Eurostar with my friend, Ash.
These photos were taken on our first night there.  It was my first time back to Paris since 2014, but it was Ash's very first time to Paris.  It was so much fun to show her around the city - it's fun to be a tour guide.  When we arrived it was later in the afternoon; we didn't want to schedule anything in case there were any train delays, so we just decided to walk along the river and see Notre Dame.  We found a small brasserie behind the cathedral where we had crepes and chocolat chaud.  It was surprisingly cold in Paris; I suppose that's what you get for going there in January.  The two of us actually had to go and buy hats because our ears got so cold!
Stay tuned, as I have two more Paris posts lined up.  I took about 900 photos (that's not even including the pictures on my phone), so be prepared for lots and lots of pictures!

Elizabeth xx


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Don't Slip

Jacket - Jennifer Lopez for Kohls | Shirt - Zara | Jeans - BDG from Urban Outfitters | Boots - H&M | Belt - Asos

I find it easy to post in January, and for the longest time I wasn't really sure why.  Finally, I think I've narrowed it down to three reasons:
1) I'm always on break in January
Back when I was high school, this was a bit tougher because I usually had to go back to school on the 2nd or 3rd of January.  But this year and last year, I've had about a month of time off from school.  I have lots of time to take pictures, and luckily, my mom (aka my personal photographer) usually has some time off as well.
2) New Years Resolutions
I think like most bloggers, at the beginning of each year I tell myself that I'm going to post more.  And in January, I'm not bad at this resolution.  Even in February I'm able to keep up pretty well.  It's in March when Midterms hit is when I start lagging.
3) Christmas gifts
The third and final reason I find it easy to post in January is because I almost always get some new clothes for Christmas that I'm excited to show off.  Take these boots for example; I've been drooling over these since, at least, November.  I've been rather obsessed with patent leather lately, so of course I fell in love with these.  When my lovely aunt gave these to me for Christmas, I instantly wanted to shoot them.  But with all of the snow and ice arriving here, I had to wait for the sidewalks to clear (I could just tell that these boots have almost no traction, and that I would surely slip and fall if I wore these while it's icy).  While waiting to shoot these, though, it gave me time to shoot some of my other Christmas gifts, thus adding to the number of posts I was able to do this month.  I was happy to eventually be able to shoots these boots because I've known that I wanted to pair them with this jacket; this faux fur coat has long been a favorite of mine, but I just don't have room to take it back to London with me when I go back next week.  It was a bit odd wearing it in Montana, I felt like I stood out like a sore thumb, but I'm also really happy with how this look turned out.

Well, that's it for now.  Like I said earlier, I go back to London early next week, so this will probably be my last Montana post until I come back in the summer.  I've had a really nice time being back here and being able to visit with friends and family, but I'm also really excited for what this next semester has in store for me.  Be sure to stay tuned, as I have lots of exciting things planned!

Elizabeth xx


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Puff Puff

Coat - H&M | Shirt - Forever 21 | Jeans - BDG from Urban Outfitters | Boots - Monki

What do subzero temperatures mean for dressing?  It means you finally have buy that puffer jacket.  Sure, I actually didn't mind as I think the puffer jacket can look really cool.  But if it's not done right, it can look light you're on your way to the ski lifts.  Luckily I was able to find this cool on on the H&M holiday clearance.  For only $25, it's surprisingly warm.  However, as much as I love oversized clothes, sometimes this feels a bit too big.  I just found it surprising because normally H&M tends to run a bit small.  Looking back, I probably didn't need to size up.
Since I mainly wanted to show off my new coat, I kept the rest of the look very minimal, while also keeping warm.  So, I just stuck to my fave black and white turtleneck (that's unfortunately developing holes - no!!), my black skinny jeans, incredibly warm socks, and boots that actually work well in snow.  Add a touch of lipstick, and you're good to go in the winter.

Elizabeth xx

Monday, January 9, 2017

Golden Globes Best Dressed | 2017

Ah, the Golden Globes.  The first show to kick off awards season.  I love awards season because I love seeing all of the designer gowns that I've been eyeing since they debuted actually being worn out and about.  The Globes' starts off each celebrity's style for the rest of the season, and as it goes on, it's fun to predict what each person might wear.  So here's my list of the best dressed of the night.  I already can't wait for the SAGs to arrive.

Michelle Williams has a contract with Louis Vuitton, so I had a sneaking suspicion that that's who she'd be wearing.  I was watching E!'s red carpet countdown, and stylist Brad Goreski predicted that she would wear a gown by Gucci, and frankly I was surprised that he didn't predict LV; I felt that he should have known about their constant collaborations.  Anyway, I just love the softness of the off-the-shoulders, but the real kicker is the velvet choker; I adore it.  And the fact that it's off center makes it even better.

When I first saw this gown I actually thought it was vintage.  Natalie Portman was nominated for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in the film Jackie; it often seems that stars try to match watch they're wearing to the theme of the film that they're representing.  This empire waist style of dress was popular during the 1960s, so I not only think it's beautifully flatters her pregnant bump, but also honors the time period of the film.

Like Natalie Portman, the gown the Emma chose perfectly represents her film, La La Land.
City of stars
Are you shining just for me?
City of stars
There's so much that I can't see
Just like the movie, this star embellished pink gown took my breath away without being over the top.

There were so many suits that hit to carpet tonight, and as great as each one was, Evan's just stood above the rest.  It fit perfectly and made her look ten feet tall.  It was the perfect mix of masculine and feminine while showing girls dresses aren't a requirement.  

Another LV gown!  Completely different from the last, Ruth's dress looked like liquid metal, and I think fits the metallic trend perfectly.  It reminds me a bit of Gwyneth Paltrow's 2011 Oscar dress, but Ruth always seems to know how to make things her own.  Keep an eye on her this season, as she's definitely the style star to watch.

No wonder I love this gown; Erdem is one of my favorite designers, and I feel just isn't worn enough on the red carpet.  I love the 1930s/1940s feel of this gown as her show, The Crown, partially takes place in the 1940s.  It's an unusual style of dress that I don't think is often seen at awards shows, which is why I love it so much.

I love, love, love the length of this dress.  It fits her so perfectly, and I love that she kept her accessories rather minimal to show off the detailing of the gown (well, except for her many rings, of course).  She's also the first black actress to win in her category since the 1980s, so I'm so incredibly happy for her!

And now we have the runners-up.  I loved these five as well, but they just weren't enough to make it to my official "Best Dressed" list.


Finally the after parties....


There were so many after parties and so many guests, it was had to pick my favorites, but I somehow managed to pick these five.  What I loved about the after parties was how there was a lot more risks with color.  At the awards themselves it seemed like most people wore metallics or neutrals.  Yara Shahidi wore a fun and youthful pink dress and Petra Collins went crazy with the primary colors.  

Who were some of your favorites of the night?  Let me know in the comments below!  I'm so excited for the awards season to come!

Elizabeth xx

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Jacket - Target | Blouse - H&M | Jeans - Topshop | Belt - Asos | Shoes - Public Desire | Purse - Clark's

Happy New Year everyone!  Here I am with my first post of 2017!  I had a wonderful, lowkey Christmas, and a nice family filled New Year's.  I haven't posted much anywhere recently, as I've been enjoying spending time with family while also finishing up some school projects.  I don't go back to London for another week or so, but I had some semester deadlines this week.  I had to ship one project all the way from the US to the UK, and communicate on another project where the group members are located all across the world.  It's been a bit of an exhausting week, but it looks like everything is close to finished now.
I'm still obsessing over these Public Desire flatforms that I got for Christmas and just love wearing them... despite their difficulty of walking in the snow.  I also made the very poor decision of wearing this rather light jacket when it was only 3°F (-16°C).  I even took the jacket off!  What was I thinking?  It really shouldn't be surprising that I might be getting a sore throat when I decide to not a coat in these temperatures.  Luckily, I finally bought myself a puffer jacket (thanks H&M clearance!), so now I can be warm!!

Elizabeth xx 
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