Academy Awards 2011: Best Dressed

February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

Anyone watch the Oscars last night? I used to live and breathe award shows, especially the red carpet part. It smelled very nice, thanks for asking. I’ve long given up such a boring hobby, but because two of my favorite actors ever- James Franco and Anne Hathaway were hosting and because some of my favorites were up for awards, I tuned in!

Verdict: So-so. Francaway can do no wrong in my mind, but they could’ve done better. The best part of the entire night was hands down the Harry Potter-Toy Story-Social Network-Twilight Autotune short. Hilarious! These ladies stole my heart on the red carpet:

{Amy Adams in L’Wren Scott}

She is so classy. I love the silhouette of this gown, the color, the sparkles, everything! And I’m also really jealous of how she got back to uber-skinnyness after having a baby just weeks ago. I do love how she paired the blue with the emeralds and her beautiful smile, of course!

{Michelle Williams in Haute Couture Chanel}

When I think of classic, ethereal, soft beauty, I always think of Michelle Williams. Her choices are always traditional, but edgy and quirky at the same time. I love what a simple statement this gown puts out there for her– she is one of the most underrated stars out there.

{Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani Prive}

Reese Witherspoon is the quintessential All-American movie star. Everyone loves her. She is sweet, funny, upbeat. Her fashion choices never disappoint. This is one of her safer picks, but the silhouette and simplicity is gorgeous. Every time I look at her in this dress, I think of the scene in Confessions of a Shopaholic where Becky Bloomwood is wearing a very similar dress and gets mistaken for a waitress. I however doubt that Reese had any problems with such a misunderstanding.

{Natalie Portman in Rodarte}

Ah, there’s my girl crush. That color is absolutely ravishing on her. She is positively glowing! Everything about this dress on her is perfection and I am beyond excited that she won Best Actress.

{Mila Kunis in Elie Saab}

Speechless. She is so stunning- the dress is flawless, her makeup is amazing. Mila won best dressed in my book!

It has been a busy couple of weeks for me, but I will be back with meaningless chatter in no time 🙂



Caroline’s Favorite Things {2}

February 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s that time of the year again.

You know what I’m talking about. The colorful boxes. The little girls in green vests. The staggering amount of money willingly given. Apparently they cost different in various states– California, please please please please be cheaper.

In my life, there are two seasons. Girl Scouts Cookies season and the other season. The not-so-great season. Thankfully, they’re back! I’m so happy I could cry. Or I could reach over and stuff some cookies in my mouth. Samoas (or Caramel DeLites as they call them these days) are my favorites by a long run, but I also appreciate some Shortbreads.

What’s your favorite?


Wintry Days

February 8, 2011 § 1 Comment

You know that feeling when you are so cold that you can’t numb your fingers and your heart feels like it’s on standstill and your hair practically turns into a nest of icicles and your lips turn blue? Yeah, I don’t either. Except for that one time in Chicago.

But just in case I ever do, I’d want to be well prepared to look cute while I’m at it:

I’ve heard great things about Hunter wellies and Hunter thermal socks. They look clunky by themselves, but look tres chic with leggings and/or skinny jeans and keep you warm at the same time. I’d want them in dark brown because as much as I’d welcome the warmth, I’d hardly want to look like a firefighter on a mission. Not that a firefighter on a mission would look anything less than tres chic.

I’m a trend snob. I think I’m too cool for trends. And then fast-forward two months and I’m all over a trend. So fickle of me, I know. I did turn my nose up at the phenomenon known as circle scarves or infinity scarves because they look like uncomfortable and awkward. But my friend showed me up and came to school lookin’ like she just walked off the runway at NY Fashion Week and I ate my words right there. Apparently these get a bit pricey those (this one is on Etsy for 32  bucks), so it’s a good thing that my mom is going to knit me one. Or is it?

Long sweater cardigans have been looking particularly wonderful lately as well. It’s chic and it just looks cozier than coats and jackets. The chunkier, looser, and prettier the better- and belted up too!

Non-chapped, smooth, non-icky lips are a must in such extreme weather, too. This one’s my favorite.

A personal trick of mine when I’m freezing in my 59degree Houston climate and can’t be bothered to put on anything cuter than sweats is to crank up the hair straightener and straighten the heck out of my hair and then warm my hands on my steaming hair. What’s a bit of sacrifice for a lot of warmth?

Or we could all just throw our hands up and decide to walk around wearing belted Snuggies if all else fails.


Year of the Rabbit

February 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am so amused.

There is a 60% chance for 1-3 inches of snow tomorrow and school got called off. Oh, the perks of living in south Texas 🙂 It was quite endearing to witness all of the students immediately perking up at the news of a snow day– there hasn’t been an official snow day here in more than twelve years.

Oh and– Happy Chinese New Year!

Yesterday, my mommy made dumplings in celebration. I don’t appreciate meat as much as I should, so she made me ones with shrimp and celery filling. Today, after my dad finally came home (he’s been stranded in Kansas for three days), we kicked it up a notch and went to a Chinese buffet. I still smell like grease and fried rice.

All this down-home business would not cut it in Asia right now. I should definitely add “experience Lunar New Years” in Asia onto my bucket list because apparently they take out the big guns out east. I would love to experience all the lanterns and redness and family and red envelopes!

It’s been a dead couple days, so hopefully these posts will get more interesting soon once the snow rejuvenates me. May your year be filled with good fortune, good health, and happiness!


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