Stylish Best Dressed: 2011 Academy Awards

Last night marked the 83rd annual Academy Awards, or better known for any award show obsessed individual , the Superbowl of award shows! This is my favorite award show because this is just the biggest of any awards show and all the celebs take the fashion to the highest level possible! I worked last night, but raced home just in time to catch the ending of the red carpet and the start of the awards! How hilarious are James Franco and Anne Hathaway!? I think they would make a great couple! haha! Of course the fashion didn't disappoint one bit and ever celebrity showed us that they can take fashion to an entirely new level! I had the hardest time picking a best dressed but I managed to choose a few of my favorites! If you have read my other award show recaps, you know that red, coral, and sequins have been top picks this season! The Academy Awards proved to be no different! Here are my picks! Who are yours?
Sandra Bullock looking BEAUTIFUL in this red Vera Wang gown
Natalie Portman was stunning in this Rodarte purple gown, Great choice!
At first I wasn't loving this Calvin Klein dress but when I took a second look I realized Gwyneth really wears it well!
Hello sparkle Amy Adams! She is stunning in this L'Wren Scott gown!
LOVE the purple Elie Saab on Mila Kunis!
I was obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence's hot pink gown at the SAG awards and this red Calvin Klein gown is TO DIE FOR!
Jennifer Hudson, is hands down my best dressed pick for the evening! She killed it at the Golden Globes and SAG awards and she nailed it with this orange Versace gown!
all photos credit Pop Sugar
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Milan Fashion Week Recap

With school really being the number one thing on my mind, I haven't gotten to share my favorite looks from Milan Fashion Week, which is where the long list of my favorite designers begin! From the masculine yet feminine looks over at Moschino to glamour at Prada, Milan is kicking it up a notch, making Paris having a lot to live up to! Here are some of my favorite looks from my Milan! What are your favorites?
Very outrageous but very Prada!
Here is the pops of red again over at Moschino!
YAY for Chanel Iman and knee high boots at Blumarine
Updated color block trend Fendi?
Gorgeous gold metallic at MaxMara
Funky prints over at D&G
all photos credit: Style.com
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Sale: Red Carpet Glam from Gilt Group

If you are a Pop Culture junkie like me than you are just as excited for Oscars this weekend as I am! This is probably my all time favorite award show because the stars take fashion to an entirely new level. While I can't join in all the glitz and glam, one of my favorite sites, Gilt Group, is allowing me to dress like a Hollywood Starlet with their Red Carpet Glam sale starting 2/25 at 10 AM MT. You can make your own red carpet appearance in everything from gorgeous gowns to stunning jewelry! Who wouldn't want to wear these amazing pieces, even if you are just going to dinner! Well this sale is definitely something I will be visiting and I can't wait to get my hands on some of these to die for items! If you aren't a member of Gilt Group, step on it, this site is as addicting as any social media site! You will go crazy over the great deals you can receive on everything fashionable! You can join right here, so there is so excuses, its free and TOTALLY worth it!
Have a stylish weekend everyone!
Until next time... Live Stylishly

Thanks Shae over at Bollare PR for sharing this sale with me!

Stylish Review: Misikko Hana Professional Flat Iron

Being the beauty junkie that I am when John from Misikko contacted me asking me to review one of his Hair Straighteners, the Hana Professional, I was more than excited! I am all for trying to newest and hottest flat irons! I have gone through many flat irons and for the last year I have been using my Chi and have been somewhat pleased with it, but I always wanted more. Well I think I have found it! The Hana professional is pretty much amazing!

From the get-go I noticed it was lightweight and it warmed up within a minute, which I LOVE! Of course the pink color was another positive aspect! As I began to straighten my hair, it instantly took away any frizz and static that I had in my hair and I will say that this straightener is definitely my go to beauty tool! What I love even more is that's it only $120 which is really reasonable for a straightener, which I believe is an investment! Misikko also sells blow dryers, the T3 Blow Dryer, and other hair and beauty products! I can't wait to continue to use this awesome beauty tool! Check out some photos of my first time using the hana professional!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Girl of the Month: Vanessa Hudgens

Can you believe there is only 6 days left of February? Each month is going by faster and faster, its crazy! Well before February is over I of course had to announce my pick for February's stylish girl of the month! As I was going back through magazines, other blogger's posts, and movies that were released and I came to the conclusion that Vanessa Hudgens is the most obvious pick! While I will admit I am no high school musical fan and really didn't know much about her until recently, I have come to find that she is quite the fashionista! Recently she sat front row at Tibi's Fall 2011 collection in New York she is starring in a new film called Beastly and has two upcoming movies,Vanessa is definitely a force to be reckoned with! While she may be "single" now after her 5 year relationship with Zac Efron ended, she is definitely a true stylelista! Here are some reasons why she gets February's SGOTM honor!
Vanessa wearing Alice + Olivia at New York Fashion Week
Here is Vanessa before Tibi's fashion show wearing all Tibi
Even on her days off, she is as fashionable as ever! Her style reminds me of mine a lot, very California laid back!
Here she is in a silver body con dress by Pleasure Doing Business at her 22nd birthday celebration
Vanessa is wearing another Tibi dress this time in a gorgeous light blue!

Stylish London Fashion Week Recap

While I was celebrating my wonderful dad's birthday this weekend, London Fashion Week was happening and from the looks of it, it wasn't one bit disappointing. From Mulberry to Matthew Williamson to Burberry and Vivienne Westwood, the fashions in London were even more amazing than I expected! Here are some of my favorite looks!
OBSESSED with those brown boots at Mulberry!
LOVE the prints at Matthew Williamson
hello to animal prints by Vivienne Westwood Red Label
YAY for knee high boots! Thanks Temperley London
It's official. my new favorite color is orange! Burberry nailed it!
What are your favorite looks??
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish Surprise Visit to Houston

So this weekend I flew back home to Houston to surprise my dad for his big 5-0! He had no idea I was even coming into town, and when he walked in the door on Friday as I was sitting at the counter, he was shocked, which made my trip a success! I had an amazing time spending the weekend with my loved ones and celebrating my amazing dad such an monumnetal birthday! I of course documented the entire thing and wanted to share the stylish memories I made! I even had time to do a little shopping and was surprise myself with a new macbook pro (somebody must have been reading my recent blog post!) While I was only home for a few days, I made it the best 3 days ever and can't wait to spend almost 2 weeks at the end of March! Check out some pictures from my weekend! How was your weekend stylelistas?

 best friend made it just in time for the celebration :)
Happy Birthday Daddy!
 By far the coolest birthday cake ever! This is a replica of the actual truck that my dad spent years restoring
Dress: Free People, Belt: Free People Boots: Steve Madden Necklace: BP Nordstrom
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Beauty Trends at NYFW

With New York Fashion Week fresh on our minds and London, Milan, Paris just beginning the fashion was incredible but so was the beauty! Every fashion week I get excited to see what the up and coming beauty trends are going to be, mainly because I am obsessed with nail polish, but you already know that! At this year's fall 2011 collections the beauty was almost as spectacular as the fashion. I have a think for strong eyes and I was excited to see that on the runway along with something not too familiar but orange lips. I loved the messy hair and middle parts! (who would have thought that would actually come back?) Check out some of the most memorable beauty looks from various runway shows!
Fashionista.com calls this Vena Cava look the "walk of shame" LOVE
Now this is a look that I can see myself emulating! Jason Wu did up the eyes and actually painted slabs of 
gold paint on the back of the model's hair! LOVE THE NAILS!
Holy Snooki poof! Peter Som went all poof with the hair and natural with the makeup!
This is my favorite look so far! Rag and Bone's makeup artist Gucci Westman went for a cool look with lots of purples (my fav color) and then the model's hair was done in messy braids! LOVE THIS LOOK!
all photos credit fashionista.com

I LOVE all these beauty looks at NYFW and can't wait to see what London, Milan, and Paris will bring! 
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish New York Fashion Week Recap

I can't believe that New York Fashion Week is over, this week went by fast mainly due to the incredible collections that were shown. Luckily, we don't have to be too sad, because London Fashion Week starts today and one can only imagine how incredible the fashions will be, its only going to get better from here on. But before I get too ahead of myself, I wanted to share my favorite looks from the final shows of NYFW! I loved the frequent appearance of reds, velvet, sheer, and lace! Definitely can't wait for fall so I can embrace these trends!
Metallic Gold seen at Alice + Olivia
Now that is my kind of of one shoulder dress Halston
YAY for animal prints at Marc by Marc Jacobs
HOLY ROYAL BLUE Rachel Roy! Love this color!
This pink beanie and sweater dress from Tibi is a must have!
Lots of black and sheer over at Michael Kors
all photos credit Fashionista.com and Style.com

Have a stylish weekend! Until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Laptop Cases

I have been eyeing a new Macbook Pro for months now, and while I probably won't get one until graduation, I have settled on finding the cutest laptop case for my current computer. I realized yesterday that I have had the same case for almost 3 years, and when my friend told me her new Marc by Marc case, I knew I needed to start searching for my new case! There are so many great options out there I can't decide! Here are my top picks, what do you think?
Laptop Cases
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Pretty Nylon" Computer Case $78
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Printed" Laptop Case $80
3. Coach "Poppy Print" Laptop Case $88
4. Cath Kidston Laptop Sleeve $45 
5. Kate Spade "Keyboard" Laptop Sleeve $60

Until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Clothing Line: Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad

Yesterday, as I was catching up on my emails, I came across this email with news of Lauren Conrad's new clothing line Paper Crown and it's look book! I got sooo excited, I have been hearing about this line for months and couldn't wait to get a look at what Lauren has been working on so hard the last year! As always, Lauren didn't seem to disappoint me at all, the line is amazing! I can totally see myself wearing every piece as they are fun and flirty just like Lauren! While there is no word of a price point or where the line will be sold, I can't wait to get my hands on some of the pieces! Check out her look book via Fashionista.com
If you glance at this, the model is spitting image of Lauren!
LOVEE this look!
I am obsessed with these leather shorts!
 LOVE the high waisted leather skirt!
Casual yet chic!

Check out the entire look book here!
Until next time... Live Stylishly

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