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2012 GRAMMYS!

14 Feb

2012 Grammys

The night that every musician and music lover looks forward to! You settle in on the couch, grab a snack and drink, don your favorite band t-shirt, and get ready to see some of the most entertaining, quirky, and moving musical performances of the year. But if you’re like me, and you are, you also cannot wait to see what the guys and gals down at the Grammys are wearing. From crazy weird–to crazy gorgeous, award shows seem to have it all!

Adele

When I see this I think, “Only Adele..” Which is a compliment! No one can quite pull off the vintage flare like her.

I also love that she’s channeling Russian nesting dolls. For the win, Adele.

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Not quite ready to take on such a “big personality” dress? Try these. Same great shape (which flatters a lot of different body types) but not so bright.

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forever21| $27.80

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forever21| $22.80

Taylor Swift hit the red carpet in this ultra classy J. Mendel gown. With the braided low up-do, she’s obviously found her inner goddess.

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Go Greek yourself! But maybe with a more appropriate neckline.

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Charlotte Russe| $34.99

Can YOU spot the lady?

Don’t look too fast, you might miss Janelle Monae!

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While we’re HUGE fan of the blazer/tailored jacket for men and woman alike, (and we’re definitely fans of JT and John) Janelle missed “strong woman” and went straight to matador. Lose the hat and tie, add some big voluptuous curls around that pretty face and this would have been on point. 

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She must have left her cape in the limo. 

However, if you’re digging John M.’s classy jacket, steal the look for yourself!

*Side note: Leave the puffy purple eyes at home. John can keep THAT all to himself.

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forever 21| $29.80

Katy Perry and Ashanti both hit the deck in peek-a-boob cutout dresses.

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While these dresses aren’t awful, both would have been just as beautiful without gaping holes in the chest. Not my favorite look.

However, the color of Katy’s dress is right on point. If you like this “minty-seafoam green” you’re in luck! This color is super trending for spring this year. Pants, shirts, dresses, accessories–you got it.

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Charlotte Russe| $28.99

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forever21| $22.80

*Side note: Add chunky necklace to replicate the flowers around Katy’s neckline

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forever21| $24.80

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forever21| $27.80

Kelly Osbourne looked extra classy in this black Paule Ka gown.

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Needless to say, Kelly has come a long way.

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Good work, Kelly. 

Like Kelly’s look? 

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Charlotte Russe| $29.99

Also comes in mint! Eep!

Lions, and tigers, and Florence–Oh my! 

Florence of Florence + The Machine showed up in this little diddy.

Is it just us, or does she look like she was making a detour on her way to the Emerald City?

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“I’ll get you my pretty! And your little horse too! So shake it out!”

Just kidding, just kidding…in all seriousness the color looks phenomenal on her and the cut is beautiful. It’s just a little much. And the spikes? Not helping.

Don’t worry, Florence, the flying monkeys are not after you. 

Rihanna looked flawless in this gorgeous Alaia gown. I don’t care if you like her music or not, this look is a 10 for her. And her performance of “Stay” with Mikky Ekko?

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While this look is clearly elegant and glamourous, it can be replicated in a casual–but still classy way.

Try these:

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Charlotte Russe: $19.99

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Charlotte Russe: $16.99

Don’t try them together though. Please. 

I have faith…in Faith. 

Faith Hill doesn’t ever look bad, but I never would have expected her to look this on point. This dress is adorable. Also, not really visible in this picture, but Faith not only wore J. Mendel–but she wore braces too!

And her smile is still beautiful.

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Try this:

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Charlotte Russe| $28.99

Although Lisa D’Amato an Riff Raff did not come together to the Grammys, it is rumored that they were both planning on attending the circus afterwards and thought it inconvenient to bring a change of clothes.

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Remember, never lead by celebrity example.

Sometimes they’re the worst to look to when it comes to fashion.

BE YOURSELF. ALWAYS.

-Graci

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4 Nov

When you hear the word fanny pack what do you think?

Let me just take a guess…

We don’t blame you. Fanny packs have had a bad rap since someone decided it made more sense to sling a bag over your shoulder than to strap it around your waist. But let’s take a closer look.

Fanny Pack Pros:

  • Hands free–who hasn’t gotten sick of your purse taking up space where a perfectly good shopping bag could be?
  • Easier on the shoulder–no more red marks on your shoulders!
  • Aaaaaannd that’s all we would think of.

So why are we defending the fanny pack?

Because Rachel Zoe told us so. 

During Mercedes Benz Fall Fashion Week for Spring 2012 something magical happened. Rachel Zoe opened our eyes to the possibilities of fanny packs and made us believe again. Are we running out to get them? Not quite. But I for one have been dreaming of  the hands free life for a while. While visions of levitating purses are a bit far fetched, these new waist bags(I can’t use the phrase “fanny pack” anymore, I just can’t) are definitely something keep on your BOLO list.

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Sharp and classy. We are digging these polished packs. While they haven’t hit the stores yet we’re predicting a surge.

And not just for hipsters. 

BE YOURSELF. ALWAYS.

-Graci

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