10 Best Dressed at the Oscars

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Who watched the Oscars this past Sunday?? I certainly did, it’s the biggest night in Hollywood! It’s like my version of the Super Bowl! I’m gonna be honest though, I was a little concerned as to how they were gonna pull it off without a host. It seems almost impossible to have a big awards show without a host, whether they’re super famous or not as famous. However, I was surprised. It turned out to be very entertaining, and not very controversial as far as I’m concerned!

My favorite parts of the night were Adam Lambert and Queen paying tribute to Bohemian Rhapsody, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performing “Shallows”, Keegan-Michael Key descending from the ceiling like Mary Poppins, John Mulaney and Awkwafina awkwardly but hilariously presenting together, and Regina King’s beautiful speech. But honestly, nothing beats watching celebrities glam in up on the red carpet in beautiful fashion statements! It’s so exciting to see who’s wearing what and how well they can pull it off. I’m pleased to say I was very impressed this year. It was hard to choose only ten favorite looks for this blog post, there were so many that I really liked!

With that being said, here is my list of top ten best dressed at the Oscars!

1.) Constance Wu

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I’m OBSESSED with that dress! Not many people can pull off a bright yellow, but Constance sure can! I’m totally getting Belle vibes, which I’m all for 💛

Designed By: Versace

2.) Laura Harrier

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This is very simple yet elegant all at once. I love the light blue shade, as well as the sparkly embroidery and jewelry. I also like her hot pink nails and blue eyeshadow. Laura looked absolutely gorgeous! 

Designed By: Louis Vuitton

3.) Jennifer Hudson

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I’m a sucker red dresses. It’s my favorite color and there’s many different red gowns that are stunning, especially this one worn by Jennifer Hudson. I love the ruffle sash and how one arm has a long sleeve and the other is strapless, it’s so unique and chic. She slays, both on the red carpet and on stage with her dynamite voice! 

Designed By: ELIE SAAB

4.) Brie Larson

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Brie’s silver dress and platinum blonde locks make a perfect style combo. Seeing her in this sparkly gown just makes me even more excited to see Captain Marvel in less than two weeks … this woman is a warrior in the Marvel Cinematic Universe AND the fashion industry!!

Designed By: Celine

5.) Regina King

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Not only did she give a beautiful acceptance speech (God certainly is good all the time 🙌🏻), but she looked stunningly beautiful in her white dress! I love the graceful train of the dress that flows perfectly, as well as the matching white pumps. This actually reminds me of a white prom dress I wore junior year to my prom, which is why it definitely makes my list for top favorite looks!

Designed By: Oscar de la Renta

6.) Ashley Graham

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Ashley Graham is one of my role models, so obviously I had to include her. It’s not even just her kindness and strong attitude that I love about her, but also her amazing fashion sense. This look is so timeless and elegant. The long black mermaid dress makes her look so glamorous, and even more with the beautiful diamond choker necklace fit for a queen because Ashley is always a killer queen!

Designed By: Zac Posen

7.) Jennifer Lopez

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I just have to ask … how is this woman almost fifty-years old? She looks like she could be in her early thirties! She’s one of the few people of her age that can pull off this ravishing, chic dress. I’m not gonna lie though, it looks very heavy and uncomfortable despite how stunning it is. It also looks like a disco ball, perfect for a 70s party! 😂

Designed By: Tom Ford

8.) Julia Roberts

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I’m OBSESSED with that hot pink goddess dress! It’s one of my favorite colors, and I just love the sexiness and elegance, as well as the matching sandal heels. Vivian Ward would definitely approve of this look. Julia will forever be a style icon! 

Designed By: ELIE SAAB

9.) Tina Fey

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The royal blue and flowing bottom are by far the best features of this outfit. That’s all I have to say, other than that she looks gorgeous AF. Period. I’d also be happy to sign a petition for her, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph to host the Oscars next year together. How amazing would that be? Just wanting them present one award together was perfection!

Designed By: Vera Wang

10.) Leititia Wright

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Some say this look is a tad boring. It may be my least favorite on this list, but I still think it’s very graceful and demure. I like the neutral colors, it makes the dress look timeless but not too old-fashioned. Plus, the leaf embroidery gives off a playful, youthful vibe in a way. Leitita looked so beautiful as always!

Designed By: Christian Dior

Who did you think made the best fashion statement at the 2019 Oscars? Comment down below and share!

10 Best Dressed at the Grammys

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Hollywood awards season is still in full swing. In less than two weeks is the biggest movie awards night of the year (aka the Oscars), and this past Sunday was the biggest music awards night of the year … the Grammys!

I’m gonna be real honest with y’all, I didn’t watch the Grammys. I didn’t even watch the live stream of the red carpet on E! News. I know, how absurd of me! I’m just not as excited about the Grammys as am about the Oscars or Golden Globes. I’m more familiar with movie actors/actresses than I am with music artists. However, that didn’t stop me from looking online and seeing what the celebs were showing off on the red carpet. I gotta say, I was very impressed! From Miley Cyrus’s chic pantsuit by Mugler to Anna Kendrick’s sweet and sassy Roaring Twenties dress by Ralph & Russo, I didn’t find myself disappointed one bit! Although I’m a little bummed Carrie Underwood didn’t attend the ceremony because she always has the most glamorous red carpet outfits. But hey, you can’t always get what you want. Plus, I’m thrilled that she finally had her beautiful baby boy Jacob and is taking time off for family. God bless her and the Underwood-Fisher fam!

Anyways, here are my top ten favorite red carpet looks from the Grammys!

1.) Lauren Daigle

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2.) Miley Cyrus

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3.) Lady Gaga

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4.) Kelsea Ballerini

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5.) Nina Dobrev

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6.) Tori Hall

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7.) Camila Cabello

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8.) Alessia Cara

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9.) Anna Kendrick

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10.) Alicia Keys

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What was your favorite red carpet look from the Grammys? Comment down below and share!

Friday Favorites (Fall Edition)

Thank goodness it's finally Friday!

This week sure flew by! But of course, there was enough time to round up a few favorites of mine from the past few days and now is the perfect time to share with y'all. So before I kick off the weekend, I want to show you some finds that made this week more inspirational and happy, and I hope they are a great start to your weekend! 

And in honor of the first official day of autumn in two days, I’m sharing all of my so-far fall favorites. It’s finally fall, y’all!

Favorite Scented Candle: "Flannel"

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You know I'm a sucker for fall scented candles. Although I wish I had a full extra coupons when I made this purchase rather than buy it at full price, I do not regret it one bit. I love this candle, probably my favorite fall candle that I've ever owned! It's so cozy and warms the room with the scents of fresh bergamot and heirloom mahogany. It reminds me of crisp autumn air, or a freshly washed flannel! 

Where To Buy: Bath & Body Works

Favorite Sweater: Raglan Sleeve Pullover

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You guys, this sweater is AMAZING! The texture is so cozy and it's so stylish, absolutely perfect for autumn! I decided to try it on out of curiousity while shopping at the mall and immediately fell in love right away. I was like, "I have to get this", and so I did. I'm going to post a fashion blog about it very soon, so stay tuned to read more about it!

Where To Buy: Altar'd State

Favorite Book: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone

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The entire Harry Potter series overall, including the movies, call out autumn thanks to the magic and wizardry. It especially speaks the spooky season when Harry and his friends start at Hogwarts in September and the Halloween feast a few chapters later (even the part with the troll creeping into the castle). And once you're finished with the book, you can read all the other books in the series from there! 

Favorite Hand Wash: “Pumpkin Cupcake”  

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Bath & Body Works just happens to have some of the best scented soaps and lotion during the fall! I’m obsessing over this pumpkin cupcake scented hand wash at the moment. I smells so sweet and pure. I recently visited my grandparents in Lima and they had this in their bathroom. I think I used it at least five-ten times, and some of those times weren’t even for after going to the bathroom!

Where To Buy: Bath & Body Works

Favorite Song: “Old Shoes” by Adam Barnes

I don’t know why exactly, but this song reminds me of autumn for some reason. Probably because it’s smooth, peaceful, and something you would play while taking a walk in the crisp chill atmoshpere.

(P.S. I have no ownership rights to these pictures and video.)

Friday Favorites (Week of August 27th)

Thank goodness it's finally Friday!

This week sure flew by! But of course, there was enough time to round up a few favorites of mine from the past few days and now is the perfect time to share with y'all. So before I kick off the weekend, I want to show you some finds that made this week more inspirational and happy, and I hope they are a great start to your weekend! 

Favorite Notebook: Marble Journal with Gold Foil

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This is one of my new notebooks for this semester. I love the marble print and the petite size, so I couldn’t resist buying it when I saw it. I’ve already taken so many notes in it for my classes! 

Where To Buy: Target

Favorite Book: "The Light Within Me" by Ainsley Earhardt

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I just finished reading this and I now consider Ainsley as a role model of mine. We have a lot in common, and her strong faith in Jesus is what makes her story so inspiring. I highly recommend reading this! 

Favorite Shoes: Hot Pink Open-Toe Block Heel Mules

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Mules are trending big time right now. I'm all for these hot pink block heels, they're so chic and adorable! It’s perfect for the remaining weeks of summer, especially for any Labor Day parties this weekend! 

Where To Buy: Gap

Favorite Art Exhibit: “Infinity Mirrors”

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A few weeks ago, me and girlfriends from work went to the “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit by Yayoi Kusama at the Cleveland Museum of Art. It was so amazing. What’s even more amazing is that it took the artist about 70-80 years to create! How crazy?! If you want to check it out and get that cool reflecting mirror selfie with all the lights like the one above, the exhibit is running till September 30. So book your ticket ahead of time and go before it’s too late! 

Favorite Song: "Everybody's Lonely" by Jukebox the Ghost

It’s funny because the meaning of this song sounds kind of depressing if you listen to the lyrics carefully. But it’s so upbeat and catchy that it puts me in a good mood. Ironic, isn’t it?

(P.S. I have no ownership rights to these pictures and video except for #4.)