Oscars Red Carpet 2019

While I LOVE movies, this mama doesn’t get out much with three littles to actually see many of them these days…So while I watched and loved the Awards as always…it’s time for my annual Red Carpet fashion round up!

Pinks and ruffles definitely rocked the Red Carpet this year, and I have to say…seeing all this color is really getting me excited for Spring. Here were some of my favs from last night.

Kacey Musgraves wearing Giambattista Valli. Okay, I was DYING over this dress ya’ll. If you rememberĀ my wedding dress back in 2011, you know how much I love tulle, and pink tulle!? Yes please! I’m especially loving the neckline, the cinched waist, and the multiple tiers. Almost like a regal ballerina.

 

Gemma Chan wearing Valentino couture. I just LOVED this dress, and the fact that this dress has a POCKET just took it up a notch for me as well. Also a fan of the high neckline. She is slaying this dress.

 

KiKi Layne weating Atelier Versace. This sleek light pink number really complements her skin tone and I love the back ruffle detail to give it some flare. Looking super chic.

 

Pretty sure Helen Mirren always looks classy in whatever she wears, but I loved this fun vibrant dress with layers of color. Made by Schiaparelli Haute Couture.

 

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Angela Basset in Reem Acra. A little prom-like for me, but she pulls it off.

 

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet wearing Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi). RIP. Also, someone I know pointed out that he is wearing a SCRUNCHI on this wrist! Haha!

 

Amy Adams never disappoints on the Red Carpet. Last night she rocked Atelier Versace.

 

Another beauty who always rocks the Red Carpet with style and grace. Emma Stone wearing Louis Vuitton. Loving those shoulders!

 

J. Lo. always glows. Last night with A. Rod, both wearing Tom Ford.

 

Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen. Still DYING over her performance with Bradley Cooper and the chemistry they shared. I NEED to see this movie ASAP.

 

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Bradley Cooper wearing Tom Ford and rocking the runway with his mama, Gloria Campano, and his girl, Irina Shayk. But again…DID YOU SEE THE CHEMISTRY WITH HIM AND LADY GAGA?! Just sayin’.

 

Okay, I had to share Billy Porter, as I believe this was the BIGGEST statement piece on the Red Carpet last night. Half tuxedo, half ball gown, this stunning Christian Siriano design completely caught my attention. What a beautiful collaboration of masculinity and femininity, playing with the gender binary and such a bold choice. Bravo!

 

Jennifer Hudson looking vivacious in this stunning Elie Saab gown.

 

And lastly, I wanted to share this ray of sunshine, Constance Wu, in Atelier Versace. She made the Carpet bright, and has me totally wishing for warmer weather here on the East Coast!

Big congrats to all the winners and nominees. I pretty much still need to see all of the movies. Got some work to do! Haha. What movie should I start with?

Okay, you guys, I want to hear YOUR favorites on the Red Carpet from last night!

Let me know below!

Make it a great week everyone!

XO,

Gina

Favorite Book Round Up

Okay, you guys. I know I have been promising a BOOK post to you, and it’s FINALLY HEREEEEE!!!!! I’m so excited about this post. I’ve pretty much been a book nerd my entire life, and ain’t embarrassed to say it. I LOVE to read. I had a few periods during my life, namely high school and college, where I had SO much reading to do that I stopped doing any for fun…and more recently I have made reading a priority again.

I try to read at least ONE personal development book per month as an entrepreneur running this blog and my health + fitness business, and I simultaneously read another book for fun and to keep my creativity wheels spinning.

It’s been a long time coming, so I have a lot of books to share with you today in a few categories. I will be more mindful about sharing my books in the future, and I have decided to create a Highlight Reel over on my Instagram Page with books I’m reading as well as a group hashtag #popcornbookclub so we can all share our favorites together. Any time you find a book you love, you can post it on IG with this hashtag, and hopefully we will all end up with some amazing recommendations!

Okay without further ado…

I will start with my fav personal development reads in no particular order:

  1. The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy
  2. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
  3. No Excuses!: The Power of Self Discipline by Brian Tracy
  4. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
  5. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  6. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  7. Balancing in Heels: My Journey to Health, Happiness, and Making it All Work by Kristin Cavallari
  8. The Go Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg
  9. The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks Than Others Do in 12 Months by Brian P. Moran, Michael Lennington, and Tom Pile
  10. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman
  11. The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
  12. Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Finding Your Message, Building a Tribe, and Changing the World by Russell Brunson
  13. 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
  14. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell
  15. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon
  16. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferazzi
  17. Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life: Before 8AM
  18. The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein
  19. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Live an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero
  20. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero
  21. Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy by Emily Ley
  22. Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
  23. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
  24. Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media by Brittany Hennesy
  25. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALS Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
  26. Currently Reading — Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

 

Other Non-Fiction or Memoir:

  1. Discovering the Healer Within: Use Chakras & Intuition to Clear Negative Energy & Release Pain by Anysia Marcell Kiel
  2. Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition by Lily Nichols
  3. The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
  4. A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
  5. The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

 

Fiction: Mostly thrillers these days, but there are a few others in the mix as well and I included some from years back as this is my first list:

  1. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  2. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
  3. The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
  4. Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
  5. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  6. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  7. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  8. The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
  9. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  10. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
  11. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  12. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  13. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
  14. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  15. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
  16. The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somaly Mam
  17. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  18. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  19. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  20. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
  21. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  22. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  23. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  24. Currently Reading: An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

Okay, now I know that’s a lot of books! But for my first list, I wanted to be thorough! I plan to check back in with you all once a year with an update of my yearly reads, and my goal is to finish 26 this year, so hopefully next year’s list will be about half as long as this one! LOL. Please please feel free to post in the comments any recommendations you have for your favorite reads! I love adding to my Goodreads list! (Even though my list is already a million miles long!)

Again, I will also be posting over on Instagram throughout the year, so please feel free to check in there in the meantime!

Happy Reading!

XO,

Gina