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 remember¬†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

Oscar Favs 2016

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Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive

Well, I may not have made it to the movie theatre once to see any of this year’s Oscar nominations…when you have a new baby, everything is on Netflix! I will have to add all of these films to my queue. However, I did have time to catch most of the Oscars including the Red Carpet. Cate Blanchett has my absolute favorite look of the night. I think she looks incredibly stunning! Below are the rest of my favorites from the night in no particular order.

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Julianne Moore in Chanel

 

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Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell

 

Maria Menuounos

Maria Menounos in Christian Siriano

 

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts in Armani Prive

 

Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

 

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams in August Getty Atelier

 

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

 

Saorise Ronan

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein

 

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara in Marchesa

Which Red Carpet look is your favorite? Or do you have a different favorite look that did not make this list? Please share! ūüôā

We had a great family weekend with a nice brunch in the city followed by some adventures in Central Park. It was a beautiful day and such a nice little tease for spring! Busy busy week ahead prepping for our upcoming trips to Maryland this weekend for Luca’s Baptism and our cruise to the Caribbean the following weekend. Lots to do before we leave!

Today starts block 3 of P90X3 for me, and I’m super excited to be 2/3 of the way through the program. Although slightly sad that it’s coming to an end this month, because I am really enjoying it!

Make it a great week everyone! And Happy LEAP Year!

XO,

Gina

{6} Lately…

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Lately I’ve been…

reading¬† Still reading Book 5 in the Harry Potter series…I can’t seem to stop falling asleep on the subway lately, which is cutting into my reading time.

writing  Been taking lots of notes in my photography class.  Weird to be using a notebook and a pen again.

listening¬† Of course the Maryland girl has to listen to a little country every now and then. ¬†This song is a bit of a morbid love ballad by The Band Perry, and I can’t get enough of it. ¬†Check out “Better Dig Two.”

thinking¬† About my spiritual self. ¬†It seems this is the time of year that I tend to look inside my soul. ¬†Today is Ash Wednesday (if you didn’t already notice from the photo above), which is the start of the Lenten season. ¬†It makes me think about what I can do to be a better person, and what I can do to help others.

smelling  Citrus tea that my boss has been brewing daily in the office.

watching¬† Still on my “Race to the Oscars,” and I have seen all but two films now that have been nominated for Best Picture! ¬†I have to say, there has not been one that I have disliked so far. ¬†Last night was Lincoln to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday. ¬†It was a fantastic film, and I have a feeling it just might take gold at the Oscar’s.

wishing  My butt buddie, Erin, a speedy recovery as she is undergoing Lasik eye surgery today.  Love you Munchkin!

hoping¬† For warmer weather on the horizon. ¬†I’m pretty much done with cold and snow. ¬†Unfortunately, I do not think I am going to get my wish just yet…

wearing ¬†My “Hi” “Bye” heart sweater with leggings and combat boots.

loving  The genius behind Oreo during the Super Bowl a couple weeks ago.  Did anyone see that Twitter ad during the blackout?  Pure genius.

laughing ¬†At my husband and neighbors this past weekend as they attempted to invent a live version of “Frogger” with this Makey Makey invention kit. ¬†Just picture a grown man with 4 children jumping up and down around the room Dance Dance Revolution style while listening to techno music.

wanting  The doctors to come to a diagnosis for my Uncle, so he can start getting the treatment he probably needs.  He has been at Hopkins for awhile now undergoing tons of tests.  Love you Uncle Johnny.

needing ¬†Rest. ¬†It’s been a busy couple of weeks. ¬†While I love keeping myself busy most of the time, I am looking forward to a little downtime at some point.

feeling  Optimistic.  I will leave it at that.

craving¬† This shade of MAC lipstick – Rebel¬†– Did you know MAC recycles? ¬†If you return 6 empty MAC products, you can get a free lipstick! ¬†I think I just may…yay!

clicking  I have been click click clicking away on my camera since I started my photography class a couple weeks ago.  So far, I have already learned a lot, and I am looking forward to learning even more.

What have you been up to lately?

Love,

Gina

***I was inspired by Tina of Like Ordinary Life to create this post, and she was inspired by Lauren of siddathornton, who started The Sunday Currently.

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Accessorize Me {Flair Accessories Series #1}

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Here is the first outfit post for my Flair Accessories series. ¬†I started off with a simple business casual look — colored button down, black denim skinny jeans, black pumps. ¬†Simple right? ¬†What brings this look to the next level is the accessories. ¬†A little leopard print belt and gloves take this look up a notch as well as the vintage sunglasses. ¬†And lastly, the fabulous flair that was added to complete the look. ¬†Take note of the purple pop to my ears and the chain bling around my neck. ¬†I also added this fun cage style ring. ¬†Without the accessories, the look would honestly be quite boring in my opinion. ¬†Accessorizing is a key element to my getting ready process and can turn a look from “nice” to “amaze” in a matter of seconds. ¬†Definitely check out Carly’s amazing store online. ¬†I guarantee you will find a piece of flair you adore!

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Photos by: Zack Notes

Coat: ASOS / Button Down: StyleMint / Pants: ZARA / Belt: J. Crew Рsimilar / Shoes: Cynthia Rowley / Sunglasses: Vintage / Gloves: Dorothy Perkins / Necklace, Earrings, Ring: Flair Accessories / Lip: Lancome Red Haute

It’s a busy week here with work conferences, clients in town, movie nights, meetings, photography class, photography homework, etc. ¬†Hopefully I can find some time to fit some sleep in there. ¬†Right now I’m just whirling on through.

I saw Argo over the weekend and Beasts of the Southern Wild last night, which are two more Oscar nominated films to check off my list.  Both were absolutely amazing.  Beasts was especially impressive coming from a first time director, and that little girl was such an amazing actress.  I would recommend both films though!

In other news, how was everyone’s Super Bowl? ¬†I really didn’t have a team to rally behind (since my beloved Redskins did not make it), but being from Maryland, I must say I have a lot of happy friends this week!

Hope everyone has a Happy Hump Day!

XO,

Gina

Currently Trending: Chunky Knit Sweaters

Currently Trending: Chunky Knit Sweaters
In this freezing cold weather, it’s time to bundle up. ¬†Keep warm with one of these adorable chunky knit sweaters this winter. ¬†Which one is your fav?
1.  Heart Sweater :  River Island
2.  Mustard Sweater:  Romwe
3.  Gray Cape:  Rachel Comey via La Garconne
4.  Peter Pan Collar Mint:  New Look
5.  Navy Love Sweater:  Dorothy Perkins
6.  Snowflake Sweater:  House of Fraser
7.  Anchor Sweater:  Wallis
8.  Kitty Cat Sweater:  Wallis
9.  Green Cable Sweater:  Romwe
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Home sick for the third day in a row.  Starting to get a little stir crazy up in here.  Hoping to get out of the house tomorrow since we are supposed to see our next Oscar Nominated film set.  I have to make a choice between Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty.  Any thoughts?
Have a great day all.
XO,
Gina

{5} Lately…

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My friend Meg and me over the weekend at OxCart Tavern in my ‘hood.

Lately I’ve been…

reading¬† Onto Book 5 of the Harry Potter series. ¬†Making my way…

writing  Some e-mails to folks in the advertising community.

listening¬† Another hit from one of my favorite collaborators, David Guetta and Sia. Check out “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces).”

thinking¬† That is it very frigid out there!!! ¬†Brr…hat, gloves, and a scarf are a must in this weather.

smelling¬† Yankee Candle “Soft Blanket.” ¬†My new favorite scent.

watching¬†¬†My boss and I are currently partaking in a “Race to the Oscars.” ¬†Our goal is to watch all of the films nominated for Best Picture before the big event. ¬†So far, I have seen two out of nine.

wishing¬† That I hadn’t caught this cold over the weekend. ¬†I spent my entire day off yesterday sick on the couch. ¬†Hence my lack of a blog post yesterday. ¬†Today, I am still sick and working from home.

hoping¬† That we can plan another girl’s weekend soon, because that one was SO MUCH FUN! ¬†(minus the whole catching a cold from my cousin part)

wearing  Pajamas.

loving¬† Michelle Obama’s Inauguration outfit. ¬†Way to go Thom Brown.

laughing ¬†At this hilarious video “How to Dance When You’re High on Life.”¬†¬†It totally reminds me of all my favorite guy friends when we go to Dewey Beach. ¬†Thanks to my friend Trey for sharing this.

wanting  To be able to breathe out of my nose.  

needing  To get a lot of work done from home today, because we have a client coming into town tomorrow.

feeling ¬†Extremely tired. ¬†No matter how much sleep I get, I can’t seem to get enough. ¬†Also, feeling very stuffy.

craving This Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C.

clicking  I was featured on another leg wear website called Fashion Legwear for my ivory polka dot tights.  I was included with a group of bloggers for best leg wear of the week.  Scroll down about halfway, and you will find my pic.

What have you been up to lately?

Love,

Gina

***I was inspired by Tina of Like Ordinary Life to create this post, and she was inspired by Lauren of siddathornton, who started The Sunday Currently.

 

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A Bright New Year

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The bright color contrast between this sweater and necklace just make me happy!  I was also very excited to sport my new Michael Kors watch for the first time as well as my spike bracelet.  Thanks Mom/Dad and hubby for the Christmas presents!  The gold nail polish is left over from the festivities of the New Year, but I think it may end up being a favorite this winter.

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Photos by: Zack Notes

Sweater: GAP Рsimilar here and here / Pants: ZARA / Shoes: Nine West Рpretty alternative / Bubble Necklace: Cheerfully Charmed Рsimilar / Rose Gold Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom / Bow Bracelet: BaubleBar / Spike Bracelet: ASOS / Nails: Essie Metallics Good as Gold

Happy Thursday everyone!  Did anyone happen to catch the 2013 Oscar Nominees this morning?  ParaNorman has been nominated for best animated feature.  YAY!  My company represents the studio who produced the film in the commercial world, so we are very excited over here today.

Speaking of the movies, I have been spending a lot of time there lately.  First, I saw This is 40, which although I think  was lacking in plot, made up for that fact by being extremely funny.  I donned this get-up over the weekend to head to the theatre to see another Oscar Nominated film, Les Miserables.  Of course, you know already how much I adored this film.  Lastly, I attended a special screening on Monday hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute called Cutie and the Boxer.  A lovely documentary about a Japenese artist couple.  The couple has both passion for their work as well as each other.  The dynamic between the two artists was just hilarious and adorable all at the same time.  The film will be premiering at Sundance this year.

What movies have you seen lately, and what are you faves?

XO,

Gina

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