17 Nov 2018
It feels weird to call Emily Ratajkowski a celebrity because I’m not quite sure how to define that word these days. Instead, I’ve just been referring to her as an influencer or in some ways a feminist icon for 2018. Over the years, Ratajkowski has gotten a rep and been reduced to some less than ideal adjectives and for what? Mostly because of a pretty face, but she’s so much more than that.
Emily has acted in movies, sure. She also launched her swimwear line late last year: Inamorata. This year, we caught her protesting and getting arrested over Brett Kavanaugh, which is amazing in itself. She became a wife in 2018 and then took home the Revolve award for Woman of the Year. Now, she’s building out her fashion empire with a lingerie brand, M/RATA, and all of us are wondering if purchasing one of those pieces will allow us to look as good as her in them!
There aren’t too many details that have been released yet, but we do know the brand will be ready to launch November 22nd. Above is a teaser of what’s to come from the line.
16 Nov 2018
Who: Kacey Musgraves
Wearing: Custom Versace
Where: 2018 Country Music Awards
15 Nov 2018
For Love and Lemons Marquee Maxi Dress – $270
Every year, holiday party season always comes up so fast! I’m excited this year to have a true holiday party with my current company and the opportunity to dress up. As soon as I discovered the date, I was off to the races. There are actually so many options this holiday season that I’m swooning over, but the trouble with every year is that I have in my mind what I already want. The hard part of that is that it often times is hard to find where that exists. Since I hold onto that dream of a dress for so long, I often don’t find it and find myself stressing last minute.
This year’s party will be on a Friday – a first for me! It’s also unfortunately the first year where Mandi and I won’t be getting ready together. I’ll be using my new favorite startup Glamsquad for hair and makeup though which I can’t say enough good things about. Lastly, I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind for what I want to wear, but I’m not quite ready to share that yet. What I do know is that I want to stay away from lace if I can and sleeves because we did that last year. If things don’t work out for me, at least I’ve got a post to fall back on.
To get into the spirit of creating this post, I just looked at last years post and am surprised at how much my tastes have changed in the last year. Since my party is earlier, I wanted to start this post early.We’re also going to release it earlier than any other year prior. Enjoy!
Temperley London Mosaico Dress – $1,295
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13 Nov 2018
Doesn’t it seem like the Royal Wedding was ages ago? I still remember it clearly like it was yesterday. Waking up at 2-3AM to see Meghan Markle gliding into her wedding ceremony like the angel that she is. I was at lunch when I learned that Stella McCartney had designed her stunning wedding reception dress. Imagine how shocked I was that McCartney hadn’t even had a bridal collection before because it seemed like she was a natural for it. Today, the designer announced that she was launching a full bridal collection. We’ve got pictures and our favorites.
13 Nov 2018
Who: Lili Reinhart
Where: 2018 Glamour Women of the Year Awards
11 Nov 2018
Who: Ezra Miller
Wearing: Moncler x Pierpaolo Piccioli
Where: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald World Premiere
10 Nov 2018
The models had a chance to “dress down” or rather put a little bit more clothes on for the pink carpet after the show.
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10 Nov 2018
Every year, I post about the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and those that read my post seem divided. Others, like me, are fascinated by the entire thing. There’s a few things to look forward to: the themes, the performances, the Fantasy Bra. Then there are those that are strongly against the show. They don’t believe in what it stands for, that it cuts down women, sexualizes them, makes others feel bad about themselves. I understand this point of view, of course. There’s a part of me though that understands that the women in these shows have worked hard for their bodies and that not everyone that is super thin has an unhealthy relationship with food.
I wanted to try and better understand this from a different side this year especially being someone that has had an issue with food. I follow a few of the models on Instagram: Taylor Hill, Kelsey Merritt, and Jasmine Tookes. The training that they do in preparation for these shows and the audition is year round. It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon. I started working out more regularly this year by going to CorePower and don’t worry, I’m not going to become a fitness blogger by any means, but this shit ain’t easy. I’ll go to these classes, but there are probably a cumulative five minutes at least where I give up on my mat.
For myself, I have a lot of admiration and respect for models. My pet peeve is when people comment on their personal social media telling them to eat a burger. You don’t know them and it’s none of your business what they eat. Maybe I’m offended for them because I’ve had this told to me. It’s hard enough for me to make a decision about what to eat every day and how I’m going to eat, but now I have to consider what I eat so that it makes other people happy? Do you see how crazy that sounds? Let’s let people live and accept this show for what it is no matter what it may mean to each individual watching.
Getting off my soapbox slowly now… here are my favorite looks from this year. The show will change networks and air on ABC on December 2nd.
UPDATE: Executive Ed Razek made inappropriate comments this week directed at the transgender community and we don’t stand by it. He has since apologized, but we won’t forget. That being said this post has nothing to do with him at all and more on the models as people and individuals.
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02 Nov 2018
Anthropologie Lavinia Fleece Pullover – $128
I have your sweater needs covered. At the start of fall, all I wanted was a sweater refresh for my closet. After a full calendar year of wearing sweaters, I’ve found that sometimes they just don’t fit the way you want them to. They can start to pill. They may become stretched out. Maybe that trendy sweater you purchased wasn’t a good idea and that trend is so far gone it doesn’t make sense to put it on anymore. Whatever the case, each season provides you with plenty of options. I got a little lost in Anthropologie’s website recently and while I didn’t make any purchases, myself, I definitely found a few picks that I would snag. Here are my picks for sweaters and then a little extra. Up next? Our favorite, we’re getting a head start this year on holiday party wear because mine is actually early December!
Anthropologie Marigold Ruffled Kimono – $118
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