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SAG Awards- where all my obsessions come together

The SAG Awards mean a little bit more to me than the average person. Because I follow EVERY show, just check my DVR if you don’t believe me. I have at least five unwatched shows on there right now and it’s stressing me out! From everyone’s favorites like Homeland, Game of Thrones and Mad Men, to even the not so great shows like Vampire Diaries (sorry TVD lovers but you know it’s true).

So seeing the actors off screen is always startling to me. Like what, you don’t actually look like your character in real life and you’re not actually dating your co-star?! My on screen romance obsession shattered.

Alas, here is my interpretation of best dressed and worst dressed, and I’ll tell you why.

Kerry Washington, or Olivia Pope from the show Scandal, in Prada.

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This honestly upset me. On the show, the Pope is dressed like a chic powerful, hell bringing, goddess. Wearing well tailored suits, trousers, blazers, trench coats and always paired with the perfect classiest heels. Always draped in clean lines, figure flattering shapes, and colors that compliment her gorgeous skin tone. She really just should have stolen something from the Scandal wardrobe, that wardrobe designer is on point.

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The skirt is too short for her height. It’s cutting her ankles off at an awkward spot making her upper and lower body disproportionate. And the skirts too tight around he waste. The whole crop top thing should not be happening on the red carpet. The only thing I do like about this look is the color of the crop top against her skin tone.

Best dressed goes to Michelle Dockery, or Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey, wearing J. Mendel.

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My, my Lady Mary! On the show were used to seeing her dressed conservative so this was quite a shock, but a good one. Her dress is the perfect blend of masculine and feminine with the tuxedo style top and A-line high slit skirt. The black and white color blocking is totally on trend right now and looks great against her pale complexion. The neckline is deep and daring but in a classy way. She’s showing just enough skin. Her bold rep lip is just the right pop of color to complete the look.

XX- Eder

Photos from Huffington Post

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You’re not getting fat, they’re in European sizes.

Luckily for me, but not for my bank account, Zara is a jump, skip and a hop away from Columbia, and has now become one of my favorite places to shop in the city.

I like Zara because every week they have new merchandise in the store and their styles are always clean, classic and sharp. Not to mention us Americans are getting a little insight on how people might be dressing it Europe. Zara, is an Italian based fashion house and has made its way to becoming one of the largest international fashion companies.

I think I’ve had my eye on them more lately since I will be graduating in a few weeks and a lot of their outfits are chic business appropriate. I have already purchased a blazer and slacks from them to wear out on interviews or to my new potential job!

I created a look book (sorta) of what I would wear to my hypothetical job.

The best thing about Zara though is their prices! Everything I’ve picked is under $250… including the jackets!

                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                                            


                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                             


Big girl money, big girl shoes

The first thing I’d buy with my first ‘big girl’ pay check… 

come to mamma 

Christian Louboutin

 

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In case anyone reading this wants to give me a job….


This is how my boyfriend should dress… oh wait I don’t have one.

Behind every well dressed man is a women, or he’s gay.

Guys have it easy. That whole roll out of bed, floppy hair, dirty t-shirt look is sexy right now. Shockingly it cost a lot of money to look cheap these days. Gaping holes in jeans and worn out vintage cotton tops tend to be more expensive because the fabrics were chosen more carefully and there was some sort of design idea thrown in there somewhere…So guys, if you’re reading this, take a hint. It’s not that hard!


Hair Envy… we all have it.


My new obsession of the moment

Finding a good online boutique is like hitting the jackpot, well I think that I’ve struck gold. After spending over an hour on Esther, an Australian clothing website, I think I can say I am OBSESSED. But why? Why is it that fashion fanatics love shopping online and wasting away precious hours of the day scrolling through dresses and blouses?

Well, the obvious answer would be boredom. The second would probably be laziness, since you could shop from your bed in your underwear and no one would ever know! -not that I’ve ever done that.

But I honestly think obsessing over an online boutique can bring you culture. The boutique I am currently obsessed with is not in the U.S. and probably wont ever be. *tear* They’re an Australian based clothing line started by a young women named Talita Estelle, who has great style and decided one day to share it. A contributing factor to the difference between Australian styles and American is that they don’t really have a winter, so their clothes don’t get heavy, dark and boring. The second reason is that America is always one step behind in the world of fashion, this gives online shoppers the opportunity to get on track with the rest of the world.

But I truly love their styles, patterns and designs. They’re unique and flattering. I think what popped out to me most was their color pallet. They seem to choose a color theme each time they upload new items and the colors are always skin tone flattering and neutral making them easy to pair with existing apparel. Oh and they make up hilarious names for their clothing, like ‘finders keepers tiny dancer.’

Lastly I would like to say I found this website over a year ago and now they’re insanely popular… called it!

Photos from the Esther site.


Tavi is Home

Tavi Gevinson was traveling around the US promoting her book, The Rookie Yearbbok One, but now she is home! Home to Tavi is Oak Park Il.. And tonight Tavi is going to talk about her journey and her new book at Unity Temple in Oak Park tonight at 7.

I, of course will be there. Being as this post is on my fashion blog and that’s how she started. This morning I was talking to my grandma about Tavi and everything she’s accomplished. My gram said, “It’s funny how some things just take off,” and that’s exactly what happened to Tavi’s blog.

It’s crazy how many writers are out there blogging about fashion, and of course everyone thinks they’re an expert. Truth is I admire the 16 year old. She knows what she talking about, designers send her samples, and she’s been invited to New York Fashion Week multiples times. The dream of a fashion blogger.

Here’s a link to her blog, which she now has 50 people writing for and over 100,000 hits A DAY.

http://www.thestylerookie.com/

 

Tavi at her home in Oak Park

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The British Are Coming

Topshop has become an obsession with over two million likes on facebook and a huge store location on the magnificent mile. Now they are teaming up with one of the biggest, most popular stores in the country, Nordstroms.

The Topshop and Topman departments at Nordstroms will have mannequins, visual merchandising and store fixtures from the UK.

Not only will they include Topshop and Topmans best looks but they will have an exclusive line only sold at Nordstroms.

The Nordstroms in Oak Brook will be the only store in Illinois that will open a Topshop department. Looks like we’re going to see a lot more hipsters in the suburbs.  

 


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