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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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Accessorize With BRIGHTS

6 Nov

Wanna have some fun?

We all know how it is to put together a super cute outfit that ends up looking a little blah because of all its earthy tones. If you’re like me you wear a lot of black, navy, grey, white, brown, and other muted earthy tones –and that’s probably because it’s just the majority of what’s in your closet. Now, instead of going on a 500$ shopping spree and buying all new bright clothes (which is great if you can afford it, but most of us cannot), or waiting 6 months to accumulate new bright articles of clothing with each new shopping trip, you can do something even better (and cheaper)! Just add bright accessories!

Spoiler Alert: It’s SIMPLE to take your outfit from drab to fab just by adding bright accessories (and faster and cheaper as well!).

Bright accessories just add that extra POP you’re looking for, and it’s just one of those simple stylist secrets to looking amazing.

Here are some of the many ways for bright colors to show up in your outfit:

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Adding bright earrings, necklaces, and rings to any number of outfits to give it a new spin.

.:Head gear:.

The bandana is probably one of my new favorite things. It’s perfect for a bad hair day, or for just adding some extra color and flair to an every day look.

Note: Taylor Swift’s hat makes her look pop so much more than Taylor Momsen’s!

Here’s another bandana look that I love. Hair down or up, it’s a win every time.

Bright hats just have this ability to turn one outfit into something completely different in 3 seconds.

.:Purses:.

Bright purses are just another simple way to add color to your outfit. Purses are in GRAND supply at Plato’s Closet. Hit it up ladies.

.:The art of shoes:.

Check out these runway examples!

Shoes are an art, in my opinion. They come in so many styles and colors. Visit the nearest Goodwill or Plato’s and you’ll find so many amazing pairs of shoes for very little $. Also, they will be more one of a kind since they are probably not sold in stores any more!

.:Belts:.

GREAT NEWS! I went to Goodwill last week and bought 4 belts for 8$. Also, all the old retro colored belts are in there just hanging out since your mom’s friends finally got rid of them. You should stop in.

.:Scarves:.

It’s Fall ladies! A scarf can be both useful and adorable! Walmart has brightly colored scarves for 5$, and they’re sold in abundance at resale shops for very little $.

Lastly….

The simplest and cheapest trick of all? Nails and makeup!

Just adding bright fingernail polish or bright lipstick can absolutely add another element to a boring outfit. Graci and I have fallen in LOVE with red lipstick, and bright nail polish is also high on our list of favorites. Have fun with these ladies. It’s a fast, classy, and adorable way to give your look that extra little oomph.

Be yourself, always.

Skye

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