Dressing Like The Stars: Emmys 2016 Edition

Whether you are going to the Emmy Awards or your friend Emmy’s wedding, we all want to look and feel fabulous when we go to a special event. Awards shows are a great source for style inspiration. While you might not be able to score your own Christian Siriano like Nicey Nash (one of my favorite looks of the evening), you don’t need to wear couture to feel like a Hollywood star. Here are some of the most note-worthy dresses of the 2016 Emmy Awards alongside similar dresses that embrace the same trends. Any one of these choices will get you voted best-dressed, even if it’s just at your cousin’s bar mitzvah. 

One of the biggest surprises this year was how many people wore yellow. It is such a fun and refreshing, but elegant color. Both BCBG's Danielle and Ruffle Gowns are equally sunny and stylish. 

White dresses after Labor Day? Why yes! Nicey Nash's Christian Siriano dress was one of my favorite looks of the evening. This white sweetheart neckline dress by MISHA COLLECTION captures your curves like couture, while the white high neckline of KEEPSAKE'S Clockwork Dress is a more causal take on the awards show favorite.

Cutouts were everywhere on the red carpet. Copy the look with this white one-sleeve dress from MISGUIDED or jaw-dropping black stunner from MICHELLE MASON.

Floral appliques and overlays were very unique to the Emmys this year. It's a beautiful trend that will hopefully continue through awards season. This ALICE + OLIVIA Tamera Tea Length Dress is a great take on the trend you can wear year round.  LUSH'S fit and flare dress is a totally different style and combines several trends we saw at the Emmys, overlays and the colors nude and red.

Is it a coincidence that some of the most glam dresses and carpets are the same color? I don't think so. Red automatically kicks everything up a level. Check out this plunging neckline dress by ABS and the still sexy, but slightly more appropriate keyhole dress by AIDAN MATTOX. 

 

 

All red carpet pictures are courtesy of Getty.

I'm Saying It Now: Linen Pants Are The Sweatpants of Summer

I've been traveling around NYC and the Hamptons for the past two weeks. Two planes, four busses and many Uber rides later, I’m so happy to be home again. All of this schlepping has been quite exhausting and while comfort in fashion has never really been a priority for me, it was on this trip. I realized this when I was packing up the night before the final leg of my East Coast adventure, while I was choosing what to wear on the Hampton Luxury Liner back to the city. If you've never heard of the Luxury Liner and think it sounds like a fancy way to travel to Manhattan, let me clear things up. It's a slightly upgraded bus with wi-fi and leather seats. Their definition of luxury and mine (and probably yours) are slightly different. At the end of the day, luxury or not, busses generally aren't the most comfortable or chic way to travel, but that doesn't mean that what you wear can't be. 

A chronic over packer, I searched through my suitcase to find something I really wanted to wear. I have beautiful, blue linen pants I bought in Italy approximately 100 years ago. It’s embarrassing to say, I’ve brought them on so many trips and they never end up leaving my suitcase. Finally, my Italian linen pants were going to have their day. Salut! Paired with a long grey almost tunic-length cotton tank, I found the perfect travel outfit. Almost luxurious…

At least by Hampton Luxury Liner standards (as opposed to red carpet, hotel pool or lazy brunch standards), I felt really put together. I could live in linen pants. 

I so meme this!

I so meme this!

Just an FYI, after this borderline life-changing fashion revelation, a quick Google search showed I am not the first person to have this thought. I'm pretty sure (no pun intended) Hey Pretty Thing first had the idea in 2010. So, when you’re finished reading this and checking out my favorite linen pants  (and perhaps even treating yourself to a pair or two, just click on the images to shop), take a look at her site.