CFDA Awards 2013

The CFDA Awards…One of fashion’s biggest nights, so of course the attendees did not disappoint when it came to their attire. I don’t think there was anything that I hated, so I’m not even going to do a worsts on this one. There were a few that weren’t my favorite, but most of these outfits were pretty amazing.

Adriana Lima: Beautiful as always…legs for days.

Adriana Lima CDFA

Candice Swanepoel: ditto to what I just said about Adriana. Candice Swanepoel CFDA

Elizabeth and Mary-Kate Olsen: Not a huge fan of Elizabeth’s big sheet looking outfit…but I love Mary-Kate’s ruffled look. They both look beautiful though.Elizabeth and Mary-Kate Olsen CFDA

Sofia Vergara: Great color on her, but a very familiar shape.Sofia Vergara CFDA

Jourdan Dunn: Only certain people could pull this off…she’s one of them.

Jourdan Dunn CFDA

Karolina Kurkova: She should never hide her legs…ever.Karolina Kurkova CFDA

Jessica Chastain: Classy and simple.Jessica Chastain CFDA

Joan Smalls: Another simple and classic evening dress…she could wear jeans and a tee and it’d be ok.Joan Smalls CFDAKate Mara: I just think she is darling. Not my favorite dress, but I think she made it cute with simple hair and a cute necklace.Kate Mara CFDA

Nicole Richie: The only thing I don’t love about this is that I wish her hair was a little softer and more Hollywood glamour with this amazing dress. Nicole Richie CFDA2

Linda Evangelista: I really like how dramatic this is and her makeup is gorg.Linda Evangelista CFDA

Lily Aldridge: I LOVE this dress…Not loving the shoes…they make her feet look too big. Nothing about her can be considered big.Lily Aldridge CFDA

Rose Byrne: I am slightly disappointed with this, but I think it could have been 5 times better if she had put her hair up.Rose Byrne CFDA

Hailee Steinfeld: This is probably the only outfit I would have put on a worst dressed…It looks a little prairie to me. It’s just too long, not a great print, and her hair isn’t helping the polygamy vibe Hailee Steinfeld CFDA

Rooney Mara: This would have been on my favorites, but something about the shoes is throwing me off…I LOVE the dress. It’s completely her.Rooney Mara CFDA

Jessica Hart: I should hate this…but I don’t completely. I obviously wish the top didn’t have the cutouts because it looks like a monokini swim suit, but I do really like the skirt, and she looks like she’s glowing. She’s so pretty.Jessica Hart CFDA

Miranda Kerr: This is the cutest dress. I love her in this.Miranda Kerr CFDA

Ashley Madekwe: I wanted to put this on my favorites so bad, but I just don’t like the shoes!!! I wish she had done a cute strappy sandal or even a heavy sandal. I just don’t like the bright white, but I love the shape and color of the dress.Ashley Madekwe CFDA

My Favorites!

I figured I would just do a favorites section for this Awards posts since I didn’t have any ‘worst dressed’. Let me know your thoughts! Of course all of the VS Angels looked fab, but I had to mix it up a little, so here are the people who rocked my socks off.

Jessica Stam: I love how funky and fun this is. The lucite shoes and peplum are very on trend. She just looks like she’s having a lot of fun!Jessica Stam CFDA2

Alessandra Ambrosio: At first glance you might think this is boring, but the fit is so amazing, and I think she looks incredibly gorgeous.Alessandra Ambrosio CFDA

Olivia Palermo: Very Gatsby…This is fabulous. At first I didn’t like the shoes, but they grew on me.Olivia Palermo CFDA

Hilary Rhoda: Black and White is a huge trend this year and I love the twisting of the two colors. Simple shoes and a red lip. Perfect.Hilary Rhoda CFDA

Erin Wasson: She can pull off any trend I see her in. I am obsessed with the see-through cut-out look of this dress. This dress is so crisp and clean. It’s gorgeous. I love that that is how her hair and make-up is also. Amazing.Erin Wasson CFDA

Kerry Washington: I LOVE this color on her. Way to make her stand out. She literally can do no wrong this year. She looks fantastic. Kerry Washington CFDA

10 Fall MUST-HAVE Trends! and 5 extras

In honor of NY Fashion Week here is your ultimate guide to this years fall fashion trends! Sometimes it’s tricky to figure out how to wear the trends or to really figure out what they even are, but here are some ideas for styling and pieces to help you out with outfit ideas! I LOVE fall fashion! Probably the most out of any season. There are so many fun ways to wear things and so many fun pieces to add…scarfs, pumps, boots, jewelry, coats, gloves, hats! You can layer and end up wearing multiple outfits all in one! I just think it’s the most fun; plus it’s not freezing yet, so you don’t give up and just want to wear sweats and uggs all day yet. 

Here are 10 of the top trends according to People SylewWatch Magazine, mixed with some of my favorite items and my take on the trend. Plus I added some celebs wearing the trend, in case you want to copy their style too.

What do you think will be your favorite trend this year? I’m still debating, but at the current moment I’m loving the shift dresses and dome bags…we’ll see how it turns out when I actually start picking out my fall wardrobe! 

1. Hunter Green

MICHAEL Michael Kors ‘Tristan’ Large Shoulder Tote Handbag

RACHEL Rachel Roy ‘Bennet’ Dress

Alice & Olivia ‘Larimore’ Pumps

3.1 Phillip Lim Textured-Leather Skirt

Rooney Mara in two different examples of Hunter Green Louis Vuitton

2. Ankle-Strap Heels

Marc Fisher ‘Kileylee’ Pointy Toe Pump

L.A.M.B. ‘Dotty’ Pump

B Brian Atwood ‘Mokada’ Heels

Emma Stone sporting the point-toe ankle strap look…The point toe is also part of the updated look for fall!

3. Military Details

Smythe ‘Double Breasted Boucle’ Coat

Jason Wu ‘Silk Matelasse Quilted Sheath’ Dress

Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham

4. Trumpet Hems

Anthropologie ‘Dotty’ Trumpet Skirt

Sachin + Babi ‘Venus’ Dress

Ashley Madekwe in Herve Leger.

5. Dome Bags

L.A.M.B. ‘Tolman’ Bowler

Tory Burch ‘Robinson Dome’ Satchel

Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Leather Dome Satchel

Rosie-Huntington Whiteley with a Burberry Dome Bag

6. Brocade

Vivienne Westwood ‘Brocade Tulip’ Mini Skirt

Red Valentino ‘Brocade’ Coat

Theia ‘Brocade’ Dress

Jennifer Lawrence wearing a brocade front panel Prabal Gurung Dress and Jimmy Choo heels.

7. Jeweled Necklaces

Cara ‘Multi Stone’ Statement Necklace

Shourouk ‘The Gilda Bib’

Ginnifer Goodwin wearing a bright jeweled necklace and matching makeup.

8. Shift Dresses

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Leah’ Dress

Tibi ‘Printed Eyelet Shift’ Dress

Collective Concepts ‘Miami’ Shift Dress

Olivia Palermo shows off a fabulous mustarded colored shift. (Mustard is my favorite right now!)

9. Voluminous Coats

Ann Taylor ‘Bubble Tweed Topper’ Coat

Diane von Furstenburg ‘Laurel’ Jacket

Hilary Swank looks amazing in this “voluminous” coat!

10. Patent Leather

Sam Edelman ‘Danielle’ Pump

Tory Burch ‘Darlene’ Coat

Valentino ‘Nougat and Aragon’ Patent Leather Peep Toe Pumps

Claire Danes in patent leather Lanvin dress

Here are 5 more extra trends that you should think about trying this fall! You will probably be seeing these around also, so they’re good to know about and 5 more ways to have fun with your wardrobe!

11. Gold

Maje ‘Orleans’ Top

Malin Akerman in DVF!

12. Faux Fur

Rachel Zoe ‘Gloria’ Leather Jacket

Rachel Zoe wearing a fun faux fur vest!

13. Paisley

A.L.C. ‘Racci’ Blouse

Nicole Richie uses a lot of paisley in her designs for Winter Kate (her brand).

14. Loafer Pumps

Edmundo Castillo ‘Chad Tuxedo Sleeper’ Pumps

Katie Holmes looks perfect in her loafer pumps!

15. Animal Motifs

Lauren Moshi ‘Jet Zebra’ Sweatshirt

Kate Bosworth in a Burberry sweater (and skirt and shoes)…some people think this is super weird, but I totally love it! 

I hope you have fun sorting through your favorite styles and mixing it into your own wardrobe! That’s always my favorite part of every new season! 

Happy shopping!

*ideas from People StyleWatch Magazine

Style Watch – Ashley Madekwe

You probably know Ashley from the new ABC drama, Revenge (highly recommend by the way!), but her sense of style has put her on the map on the red carpet, as well as just her everyday wear. She rarely has a bad outfit, as you will be able to tell by this post. I love her style! She just appeared on Fashion Police, and was actually praised by Joan Rivers…what?!? She is polished, but fun, and she knows what works for her body type. So here is an introduction to Ashley Madekwe, for those of you that have yet to discover this cutie!