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This fashion recap focuses on three red dresses of the Emmy’s.  Part 1 was some of the quirkier dresses – oh so many ruffles!

I love Nina’s dress.   I like the color – you will see a few more red dresses, red was a very popular color this year – and I like the tight fit, it flatters her.

In comparison to Nina’s strapless stunner, Kate Winslet‘s red dress looks rather boring.

Nina still beats the other two red dresses, even Lea Michele.  I usually like Lea’s red carpet style.  Let’s compare this to her red carpet dress last year.  Which do you like better?

Which was your favorite red dress?  Take the poll and comment.

The Fashionista


I’m not a big fan of award shows, they go on too late and the only awards that I care about always get given out at 12 am.  But I do like the red carpet shows, and usually I catch the fashion recap on Yahoo! the next day.  So here are the best and worst of the Emmy fashion, in my opinion.  Part two is coming tomorrow, with a bunch of red dresses.

All pictures are from

I like this dress, especially the pop of silver.  Though is it me or is Paula Abdul leaning to the left?  She’s not standing “straight up.”  I’m sorry, that was cheesy.

I usually like Gywneth Paltrow’s sense of style.  A bit boring, and I wish she would do something about her hair, but nice.  This, however, is rather horrible.

Oh, that quirky Heidi Klum.    I have seen this dress on both best and worst dressed lists.  Personally, I like the dress.  What do you think?  Take the poll below!

Heather Morris is gorgeous, we all know this.  But what was she thinking with this outfit?!  The neckline is too low, the dress too ruffled, and the hair…too poofy.  Is this a hit or a miss?  Vote in the poll!

Jayma Mays is just so…cute!  I like this dress, I don’t think that it deserves the D it got on the Yahoo! fashion report card.

Be sure to check this blog tomorrow for part 2 of the Emmy fashion recap!

The Fashionista

Since I usually post about things that are under $50, I figured I would do a post about things that are over $50.

Some popular high end brands include:

  • Coach
  • Burberry
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Gucci
  • Dolce and Gabbana
  • Max Azria (and BCBG Max Azria)
  • Miu Miu

High end stuff usually comes with a bit of prestige.  People will notice things like a Coach bag or a pair of Miu Miu flats.  Your whole outfit doesn’t have to scream “$$$!” but a statement piece will get their attention.  A powerful outfit (especially if it coordinates with said statement piece) will keep their attention.

Now be warned that my Polyvore set is going to contain some very high dollar items.  This is an unrealistic post for me, but what the heck?!  I feel like it.

High End Fashion Aug 2011
The Fashionista

As promised (and a tad bit late) here is my post on Beachy Style.

There are many places you can go on the beach.  I will explore the style elements of each.

  1. The Boardwalk.  On the boardwalk, you can wear pretty much anything, as long as you keep it casual.  No heels, please, unless you want to get stuck and fall.  Most popular were short-shorts.  I only saw three rompers, though those three girls rocked it.
  2. The Beach.  Your bathing suit, sunglasses, sunscreen and a cute cover-up.  In terms of cover-ups, you can wear shorts or a sundress.
  3. Restaurant: Casual.  Wear a sundress (no bathing suit under it this time) or a floral shirt.  Pair the floral shirt with denim to keep it casual, but then accessorize with some gladiators (love gladiators!) and sparkly nails.
  4. Restaurant: Fancy.  Fancy dress or a skirt.  Accessorize!  Put on makeup.  Most of the other times on the beach you don’t want to wear makeup because of the heat, it would melt and run off.  Ew!

Basically, beach style is pretty care free because, well, you’re at the beach!  You shouldn’t be worrying about your outfit.  But if you have to, use the tips above.  Enjoy your vacation!  Or, if you’re not on vacation, take the tips and just imagine you’re at the beach 🙂

Beachy Style 2011


The Fashionista

Now we’re in the heat of the summer and I welcome that.  Bring on color, short-shorts and floral print.  A post about beachy style will be coming soon!  But first, lets talk 4th fashion.

BBQ: Red, white and blue of course! A red and white striped shirt with some navy blue shorts would be perfect. If you’re feeling stylish, try a blue floral skirt with a navy blue tank top.

Fireworks: They’re at night, so you want to bring a blanket and a cardigan.  Also, avoid white in case of grass stains.  Perhaps go for something with a bit of sparkle that would catch the light of the fireworks.

Pool Party: Wear a sundress over your bathing suit.  Pop on some gladiators and some Sally Hansen or Sephora by OPI nail strips.

July 4th 2011 Fashion


Happy Fourth of July!

The Fashionista

Hey.  I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much, but life has just been a little crazy lately.

I’ve spied some trends that I think are notable.

First, nail art.  I am a huge fan of this, and there are many products to help you do your own nails instead of shelling out big dollars at a salon.  OPI Shatter nail polish is super trendy.  You paint a color (any, but bright ones like pink and white work best) on your nails like usual, and then paint the shatter over it.  Watch as the nail polish shatters or cracks.  It dries matte, but if you want a shine you can paint a clear coat over top.  OPI shatter collection is available on Amazon and in some beauty stores.  Visit for more details and to find a location near you.

Second, floral.  Floral is pretty easy to wear.  Pair it with some gladiator sandals and a bright nail color, and you’re set.

Third, color blocking.  Take a bunch of bold colors and throw them together in an outfit.  For a better idea of what it is, look at the Polyvore set below.  Tie it together with a solid color belt or shoes.

June 2011 Trends
The Fashionista

Tis the season for prom.  The date, the shoes, the flowers and…the dress.  Obviously, the dress is the most important part, especially for fashionistas.  There’s even a new website out were you can rent a dress and accessories for the big day (

The top 3 Prom dress trends:

  1. Prints (animal, abstract)
  2. Spray tan (don’t follow this trend)
  3. Paying too much for a dress you’ll wear once (don’t follow this one either)

Take this short quiz to decide which dress is right for you.

1. Which 2010 trend was your fave?

a)      Plaid

b)      Ruffles

c)      Floral

d)     Military style

2. Day to day, your style is closest to…

a)      Trendy

b)      Floaty

c)      Girly

d)     Tomboy

3. If you get dressed up, you wear…

a)      A skirt and a polo shirt, with matching nail art.

b)      A dress, something pink and lacy.

c)      A dress, long and ruffled.

d)     Pantsuit.

If you scored:

A’s: You should wear a printed dress.  That’s the latest trend, so that’s you!

B’s: You should wear a ruffled dress.  Short would probably be best, in a bright color.

C’s: You should wear a long floral dress.  Accessorize with some flowers in your hair and flats.

D’s: You should wear a short, one shouldered dress.  Do your hair in a braid if it’s long, or curl it if it’s short.

Prom dresses 2011

Enjoy your prom!

The Fashionista

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