2014 SAG Awards…The Best of the Red Carpet!

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Well, another award show has taken place, the SAG Awards! Just incase anyone is curious what SAG stands for, it means Screen Actors Guild! I didn’t know for the longest…so it’s ok if you didn’t! Any who, the SAG Awards took place Saturday and without the slightest bit of hesitation, I can say that….I was thoroughly DISAPPOINTED with the fashion! Lots of fashion mishaps. So many that I don’t think I even need to mention them. I know…that sounds harsh, but I thought it would better to focus on the GOOD! So in my opinion, here’s the Best of the Red Carpet at the 2014 SAG Awards!

2014 SAG Awards Fashion

Amy Adams

Amy Adams- Antonio Berardi      Source: Getty/Kevin Mazur

I just adore Amy Adams in this royal blue Antonio Berardi gown. I particularly love the neckline and the slashed cap sleeve. These two combined elements add a very unique aesethic to the dress. Oh, and I love the belt!

 Hannah SimoneHannah-Simone-Marchesa     Source: Getty/Steve Granitz

Ok, so this is probably my MOST FAVORITE dress of the night! Marchesa knows how to make a killer red carpet gown!  But I must say…Hannah Simone (from New Girl) is just sooo stinking gorgeous. She could wear a pillow case and still look amazing!

Isla FisherIsla Fisher- Oscar de la RentaSource: Getty/Ethan Miller

Isla Fisher decided to do a little “Old Hollywood Glam” in a beautiful silvery champagne dress by Oscar de la Renta. Very simple and absolutely stunning…the perfect look for any red carpet event!

Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner- Max MaraSource: Getty/Ethan Miller

Yet another simple dress that looks absolutely stunning! Jennifer is wearing a midnight blue dress by Max Mara with a patent leather belt at the waist. Strapless sooo works for Jennifer! She has great shoulders and biceps and the strapless neckline highlights both.

Malin Akerman

Malin Akerman

Source: Getty/Dimitrois Kambouris

A very different dress, but I love it! I’m a sucker for mixing black, brown and other neutrals together! Also, I’m convinced that only Malin could pull of this dress…it just fits her personality.

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery-J. Mendel

Source: Getty/Steve Granitz

This beauty was created by J. Mendel. Not fond of how it looks on Michelle, but I do love the dress!

Sofie Vergara
Sofia Vergara- Donna Karan

And last, but not least…Sofia in a beautiful strapless gown by Donna Karen. Her skin against this gunmetal colored, liquid beading gown is just wonderful. Her hair looks amazing and I love the matching statement necklace! Sofia is another one of those actresses who could wear a pillow case and still look amazing!

Source: Getty/Steve Granitz

And that’s my round up! Stay tuned for more red carpet awesomeness.

SJP and Her New Shoe Collection!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

I’m a HUGE Sarah Jessica Parker fan! What’s not to love about her? She loves fashion and the New York City Ballet…just like me! ha. Well, she has finally shared details about her new shoe line in conjunction with Manolo Blahnik. The shoes will hit the floors at Nordstrom sometime soon for about $200-$500 a pop! And that’s relatively affordable for great quality shoes…so I’ll definitely be saving up my pennies to snag a pair! Here’s a little lookize at what SJP has created:

Video Credit: The Coveteur

Get The Look Thursdays: Hollywood Glamour

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

One of my most favorite holidays of the year is New Year’s Eve! It is one of the few holidays that you can wear gobs of sparkles and it be completely ok! ha. After styling a super cute look for New Year’s Eve and planning a fancy smancy soiree, Jason and I came down with the stomach flu (along with everyone else in the Mid-Ohio Valley) and had to cancel the party. As you could imagine, I was pretty bummed. Mainly because I could not wear my new sequined skirt…but then I remembered my lovely blog readers. I figured I could at least share the look with you guys! So here it is….Hollywood Glamour aka Candace’s New Year’s 2014 outfit.

Hollywood Glamour

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Warby Parker Introduces The Palm Canyon Collection!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

So, I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love retailers that go the extra mile to cultivate both a convenient and memorable experience for their customers. As someone who thoroughly enjoys shopping, I really appreciate the places that make me feel comfortable and valued. And I am proud to say Warby Parker is one of those unique places!  While living in New York and exploring the Highline one Saturday after brunch, I remember stumbling across this beautifully decorated store. Attracted by the creative name, I walked in to discover that it was an eyewear boutique. Absolute WANDERLUST.

Well, today they released their newest collection…Palm Canyon. The Palm Canyon Collection is…stunningly chic, refreshing and bold! Perfect for Spring. Here’s a little excerpt from Warby Parker’s media release about the collection…I think it best describes the concept and inspiration behind this spectacular collection.

With the Palm Canyon Collection, we’ve refreshed some of our best-loved frames – Winston, Duckworth, Preston, and Wheeler – in a Palm Springs palette of mesquite, acacia, ironwood, and sand. Each frame features a hand-mixed acetate inset at the end piece, with patterns inspired by Color Field painters and midcentury minimalist.

Designing and constructing the patterns required a technique that took over a year to perfect, and each pair is distinguished with a unique contrast detail created by melding sheets of woodwork-inspired acetate & tortoise acetate together. No two pairs are alike.” 

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Pretty awesome, huh? The frames are now available for $145 online at www.warbyparker.com and at Warby Parker stores (See WP Locations HERE).

In the near future I will be doing a little styling with some frames from Warby Parker for Get The Look Thursdays. Compliments of their wonderful Home Try-On program! I cannot wait to share the pictures with you! But in the meantime skip on over to www.warbyparker.com and shop around. You won’t regret it : )

Golden Globes Fashion Favs!

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Award season is OFFICIALLY upon us…People’s Choice Awards last week and now the Golden Globes! Such an exciting time of the year. I must say, I LOVED the variety in style and color…FASHION WONDERLUST. Here’s a recap of my Golden Globes Fashion Favs.


Nupita Nyong’oLupita- RL

1st place for the most wonderful color dress of the evening goes to Nupita. She looked stunning in this lush red dress by Ralph Lauren! 5 stars.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift2nd place for me goes to Taylor! She actually looks like an adult in this Carolina Herrera evening gown. No sparkles, which is EXTREMELY UNCOMMON for TayTay. Also, the black bust adds a nice touch of contrast.

Maria MenounosMaria Men.

3rd place is Maria Menounos. I absolutely love this bubble gum by Max Azria Atelier. I also love the neutral makeup and sleeked back ponytail…great choices to compliment such a bold gown!

Julie BowenJulie Bowen

And 4th…Julie of Modern Family in Carolina Herrera! This dress reminds me of a Kay Unger dress that I own. Anywho, the colors are RICH, but I think what I love most about this gown is the shape of the cap sleeves and the trumpet flare. Very feminine.

The Classic Neutrals

Kerry WashingtonKerry- Balenciaga

1st up is the lovely Kerrry Washington in Balenciaga! In my book Kerry Washington can do no wrong! I just love her style. Ahhh…

Paula PuttonPaula Patton

2nd place…Paula! Lots of people really hated this dress, but I’m kinda feeling it. I love the fact that she took a risk. The cascading ruffles are absolutely stunning. 

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer3rd place is Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture! Jennifer is kinda quirky, so I am not at all surprised that she selected something that wasn’t well received by everyone! She’s a unique individual who could careless about what everyone thinks.

Darkly Stunning

Sofie VergaraSofia- Zac Posen

1st – Zac Posen, you are a genius! Sofie looks absolutely beautiful in this sweetheart ball gown. The shape, the pleats, the statement necklace…it just works!

Amber HeardAmber Heard

Amber Heard comes in 2nd place! The midnight blue Versace gown and the dark eye makeup just screams “Award Season Fashion!” And oh yes, she is working that high split…yaaassss!

Emma RobertsEmma Roberts

And last, but not least, in 3rd place is Emma in a custom Lavin’s techno matte mermaid gown! The look is very similar to Sofie’s, yet different. I am particularly fond of the chandelier earrings and the hair being gently swept off of the face. She looks very regal!

Photo Sources: E News/PopSugar

And’s that’s my Golden Globes Fashion round up! What are your thoughts? I would love to know, so please share in the comment box below.