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Before I get into the evenings best and worst fashions, let me first say I love Justin Timberlake and want to have his baby. *lets out fan girl scream*
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way (calms down, adjusts wig), let’s get back to why I’ve gathered you all here today: to discuss who looked great and make fun of those who didn’t. I love this part!
While the show itself was a complete snoozefest (save a few performances by Justin Timberlake, Miguel, and Mumford & Sons), I was really excited about the fashions we saw on the red carpet. Especially on the part of stars like Kelly Roland, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry, who chose to disregard the “no skin” memo and put their breast curvatures proudly on display. Frankly, I don’t know why CBS would issue such a statement in the first place. Part of the allure of “Rock n’ Roll” is a need to break the rules, so for the network to try and harness that makes no sense. Not to mention, the memo came out just a week before the show, when most stars already had their gowns picked out. Really CBS, get your life in order.
Cleavage aside, the evening looked like a grand black and white ball with stars like Beyonce, LL Cool J and Carrie Underwood donning classic looks with lots of glamor. There were of course a few misses, such as Adele, who looked more like a giant drape than a Grammy nominee. I could have made that gown with an old dress pattern and the couch cushions from my therapists office, after which I would really need professional help because the fact that Armani could make such an abomination makes me sad. *cries into a handkerchief*
Now that I’m hopelessly depressed, lets pick this post back up with my favorite of the evening, Miss Katy Perry. It’s kind of hit or miss with her, as she either looks amazing, or like a life-size Bratz doll that fell into a cotton candy machine, but this particular look is perfection. The gorgeous mint green Gucci dress looked amazing against her black hair, and the jewel detail made an otherwise plain look worthy of the red carpet. The dress fit her like a glove, hugging all her ample curves in just the right places. I’m willing to bet she melted quite a few popsicles in that ensemble!
Carrie Underwood is what Taylor Swift could be if she would shut up about her exes and focus on singing in the right key. Between her amazing performance and this red carpet look, Carrie hit all the right notes last night. This elegant Roberto Cavalli gown looked stunning on the blonde beauty, as did the mere 381 carat diamond necklace she accessorized with. It’s a good thing I wasn’t there or her security guards would have had to tackle me as I tried to snatch it off her neck. Hey man, don’t judge me. I could buy a small island with that thing!
Dishonorable mention- I love Florence Welch, but can anyone please tell me why she showed up looking like Natasha Henstridge in Species? The real kicker here is this gown was custom made for her by Roberto Cavalli, the same man who dressed the exquisite Carrie Underwood. They can’t all be winners, I get it, but this is just a little too “Gaga Chic” for me.
And because I can’t end this post without addressing a little celebrity gossip, how funny was Chris Brown’s face when he lost to Frank Ocean mere weeks after beating him to the point where his Grammy debut was in jeopardy? It was so hilarious I almost forgot about Adele’s doyley mumu. Almost…
Before you wonder if I went a little overboard with the fall shoe shopping, allow me to answer your question. Yes, yes I did. And I’m not even a little bit sorry. For in a world of wrong, shoes are often times the only things that are right. Especially when it’s a pair so studded boots or brown suede wedges.
Now, before I get into the haul, let me first explain what I look for in a shoe. Height is usually the first thing I consider as I am short (barely 5’4) and rely on the extra height to elongate my frame. I also look for comfort, as I have a wide foot and find that many shoes tend to pinch, thus making me walk in an unattractive, chicken-headed fashion. When it comes to boots, I also look for extra room in the calf since I also have larger calves. Yes, I won the genetic lottery there, didn’t I?
While these issues make it slightly harder to find shoes, it’s never impossible. I just have to look a little harder. Here are my finds for fall – all are affordable, all are comfortable and of course, all are fabulous!
Shoes mentioned in this video:
Mossimo Peyton Wedge Shoes – Black and Cognac
Get it: Target
Fergie by Fergalicious Dreamer Wedge – Taupe
Get it: OffBroadway
Bucco O’Delia Wedge Sneakers – Black
Get it: Hautelook
Charles by Charles David Luna Wedge – Black
Get it: Hautelook
Bucco Voleta Boots – Black
Get it: Hautelook
Mossimo Kylin Ankle Boot – Black
Get it: Target
Over the past month I’ve amassed quite a collection of fabulous fall boots, but so far these Bucco Odelia Wedge Sneakers are the crown jewel. I scored these for $38 (reg. $64) on Hautelook and was delighted to find they are even lovelier in person than I could have ever imagined.
A three-inch wedge heel, stud detailing and adjustable straps make these easily the coolest looking pair of shoes I own. And don’t even get me started on the compliments. I wore them for the first time today and got tons of questions from girls wanting to know where they could find a pair of their own.
Because the straps are adjustable, these are the perfect boots for people like me who have wider feet and therefore can’t wear narrow shoes. I also love how the fabric has a distressed leather feel, making them an edgy way to step into Autumn.
I la-la-looooove the way these look from behind! I really hate when I buy shoes with some kind of adornment (studs, rhinestones etc…) and they only go around the front leaving the back looking plain and boring. These are fabulous from all angles – just like me! (haha!)
I should probably also mention the most important detail – and that is how comfortable these are. The insoles are well-cushioned and offer a decent amount of arch support, making them easy to walk in. I wore them for over 9 hours today and my feet didn’t hurt one bit. They’re so amazing I hope Hautelook features them again so I can get them in other colors ♥
In my last installment of fall fabulousness I covered bath, body and home fragrance products, so naturally the next step was to stock up on fashion, accessories and beauty goods. I would like to say this is the end of my fall shopping, but I would be lying as I went to Target right after filming and walked out with 4 fall shirts and a pair of boots. My people, I’m sick. I need help. If Dr. Drew ever decides to create a rehab show for shop-a-holics, I’ll be the first one cast I’m sure. Until then, I’ll keep making hauls!
Products mentioned in this haul:
Fergalicious by Fergie Dreamer Wedge – Taupe
Get it: OffBroadway Shoes
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara
Get it: Ulta, Target, Drugstores
L’Oreal Voluminous Power Volume 24 Hour Mascara
Get it: Ulta, Target, Drugstores
Benefit They’re Real Beyond Mascara
Get it: Ulta, Sephora
OPI Germany Collection – Deutsch You Want Me Baby?
Get it: Ulta
Too Faced 3-way Lash Lining Tool
Get it: Ulta, toofaced.com
LipFusion XL Advanced Lip Plumping Therapy
Get it: Ulta
All clothes mentioned in this video were purchased at Target
I’ve been looking for the perfect metallic tote for ages and my search finally came to an end when I found this gold Betsey Johnson piece on Hautelook. It has everything I look for in a bag – it’s metallic, detailed and big enough to fit all my crap. Originally priced at $248, most discount online retailers are selling it for about $165, so I was thrilled to find it for – get this – $110.
The gold metallic hue of this bag is glamorous, while the gold chain straps are a modern twist on a very 90s style. The back zipper detail is what makes this tote truly amazing, however. The two interlinked chains connecting the zippers make for a unique look I’ve never seen on a bag before. I can’t say I’m surprised though; one of the reasons I love Betsey Johnson pieces so much is her style is fun and one of a kind.
I love how the quilting is obvious, yet delicate. This gives a quilted look that’s not too severely 90s. And yes, there is such thing as severely 90s. I’ve seen a lot of quilted bags around lately that look so 90s they may as well come with a neon slap bracelet and a Color Me Badd tape.
When I pay good money for a Betsey Johnson bag, I wanna KNOW I have a Betsey Johnson bag. Which is why I love the details throughout, such as the nameplates and the heart charm adorning the inner zipper. They add a nice touch, plus I love that she makes a bag so fabulous she’s proud to stamp her name all over it.
In perhaps the least shocking revelation ever, I just so happen to have tons of accessories to match my new bag. It goes perfectly with my Urban Decay Midnight Cowgirl makeup bag and looks amazing paired with my new Bucco wedges. I’m not too worried about everything matching, however. Something this flashy is best paired with dark denim and a basic black tea, or even white jeans and a sexy black top. Oooooh, or a little black dress. Ok, I need to go shop my closet for tomorrow’s outfit…