Dressing Like The Stars: Grammys 2017 Edition

The Grammys are generally one of the most interesting nights for awards show fashion because we always expect artists to take risks and shock us. It’s fair to say that every risk with the exception of one really paid off last night. Overall, the red carpet felt more like a runway. With so much high fashion, the vibe was more like the Oscars than the Grammys. Think old Hollywood and less old time rock and roll. Here are some of my favorite looks from the event and similar styles more appropriate for those who give concerts in the smallest of venues, like their showers.

Adele

Adele was a green goddess in Givenchy. You'll want to say hello to these green dresses from 3.1 Phillip Lim and Ali & Jay

Jennifer Lopez

Purple has been the stand out color this awards season and Jennifer Lopez's Ralph and Russo dress was my personal favorite look of the night. Nasty Gal and Boo Hoo have stylistically similar dresses, both of which are affordable, no matter what block you're from.

Charli XCX

Charli XCX rocked the red carpet in Vivienne Westwood. Rock your own event in these ravishing dresses by Faviana and Nicole Miller.

Keltie Knight

Keltie Knight has never looked more stunning. Her Burberry dress shines bright. Consider her style your guide in this dress by Missguided or Amanda Uprichard

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum was anything but plain in Phillip Plein. Shine bright like a super model in a short silver dress from Carla G. or ASOS (plus size). 

Soundz

Styled by Ali Levine, Soundz aka the guy who produces Justin Bieber's music, took over the red carpet in a custom burgundy suit from Klein, Epstein and Parker (not to be confused with a law firm of the same name). If you don't have Bieber money (or Bieber girls, or that cool haircut), cover Soundz' style with a tuxedo jacket and pants from ASOS.

Tinashe

Tinashe had lots of panache in Alexander Wang. Cut out and copy her look with Halston Heritage's Hi Lo Crepe Dress .

Margaret Cho

The Fashion Police's Margaret Cho looked anything but lame in a lamé pantsuit. Go for the gold in this blazer from Sinéquanone.

 

Seasonal FOMO, Wardrobe Anxiety and Getting #OOTD Ready With My Favorite Jewelry From Sterling Forever

One thing I love about Los Angeles is that it’s warm and sunny all year round. This means I can sip coffee on my terrace almost every morning, hike on Thanksgiving, and sit out at the pool pretty much whenever I want. While I can’t say I don’t love the semi-eternal summer of this city, I have a little bit of FOMO when I see pictures of people in their Fall coats and boots. That’s just not going to happen for me, so transitioning to a seasonal wardrobe can be a bit of a challenge. While I’ll rarely look truly Fall, I do what I can by choosing darker clothes, rotating long sleeves back into my repertoire and incorporating new accessories into my ensembles.

One of my favorite accessory brands is Sterling Forever, which I recently discovered through my friend, Ali Levine, who is a celebrity stylist. She designs and curates her own collection for SF.  They have high quality, but affordable pieces (and bonus, there are always promo codes). The styles are always on trend for the season, but you’ll still want to wear them for years to come.

Great accessories do more than just complete an outfit. At least for me, they prevent me from overthinking what I’m wearing and changing approximately 400 times before I leave the house. All I need to do is coordinate an SF bracelet or necklace to the first (okay, maybe second) thing I put on and then I’m #OOTD ready.

Here are my four favorite SF pieces for fall along with how I incorporate them into my wardrobe.

I can’t get enough of this black Layered Bar Bracelet. One feature I love is the toggle clasp. Obviously, it’s beautiful, but it also makes it possible to put on the bracelet without having to ask for help. Have you ever screamed in frustration trying to put on a bracelet when there is no one around to assist? Okay, maybe that’s just me. The toggle makes the entire thing so not an ordeal and just a one-person operation. It also helps the bracelet stay secure, so you don’t have to experience that nagging anxiety about your jewelry falling off. This can be a huge problem among bracelet-wearers. I really think more bracelets in this world need toggle clasps. Designers, are you listening?

I love coordinating my bracelet with a casual dress like the one I’m wearing here or even jeans and a t-shirt. It would really compliment a pair of black leather boots or booties.

I am borderline obsessed with this gold and pink suede tassel necklace. Such a versatile piece, it’s like having at least three necklaces in one because there are so many ways to tie it. The rich-colored suede and gold are warm and sophisticated for fall. If you’re not a pink person, it’s also available in navy, aqua, cream, grey and black. I get so many compliments whenever I wear it, I might have to buy another color. Even my dog, Lulu insisted on borrowing it from me. Who wore it better?

And yes, I know I’m wearing a summer caftan in this picture, but I’m at a pool, are you expecting me to wear cashmere? Hey, at least it’s long sleeved.

Ali told me I had to get this Cobalt Mosaic Necklace. When a celeb stylist gives you advice, you listen. And I am glad I did. The epitome of a statement necklace, it really stands out. I usually wear it with a blue top, but it would also look fab with a freshly ironed white button-down shirt, making the ensemble a little more fun and slightly less conservative. 

Summer Hostess Gifts

It's August and summer is going at full-throttle right now. I was away for nearly the entire month of July and as awesome as it was, I'm so happy to be home. I have lots of parties, events and BBQs coming up. Most of the time, if I'm going to someone's home, I bring some sort of vice like alcohol or dessert (I’m truly a dessert enthusiast). But if it’s been a while, I like to bring a hostess gift. Since I'm currently looking for two hostess gifts, I thought I'd share my search with you (#mutitasking). Here are some of my favorites.

Oh, and if you're one of the people I'm bringing a hostess gift to, can you please pretend you didn't read this and act really surprised? 

 
 

Ali Levine X Sterling Forever

If you read my interview with celebrity stylist Ali Levine, you probably want to check out her collaboration with Sterling Forever. She has a variety of pieces from classic to trendy. It's also very affordable and you can use code Ali20 for 20% off. 

Here are my five favorite pieces from her collection. 

 

COBALT MOSAIC LONG TASSEL NECKLACE    This is my favorite piece from Ali's collection. It's the easiest way ever to dress up a sophisticated tank and jeans.

COBALT MOSAIC LONG TASSEL NECKLACE

This is my favorite piece from Ali's collection. It's the easiest way ever to dress up a sophisticated tank and jeans.

FUCHSIA LEAF STATEMENT NECKLACE    You can never be too happy or have too many statement necklaces. This really stands out with a white button down. 

FUCHSIA LEAF STATEMENT NECKLACE

You can never be too happy or have too many statement necklaces. This really stands out with a white button down. 

ROMAN NUMERAL SILVER BANGLE BRACELET      Everyone needs a classic silver bangle. 

ROMAN NUMERAL SILVER BANGLE BRACELET 

Everyone needs a classic silver bangle. 

DRUZY 3 STONE WRAP RING    Everything Ali designs is so unique and bold. This ring really reflects who she is.

DRUZY 3 STONE WRAP RING

Everything Ali designs is so unique and bold. This ring really reflects who she is.

SILVER TONE ELEPHANT RING     Elephants are said to bring good luck, so make this your lucky ring!

SILVER TONE ELEPHANT RING

Elephants are said to bring good luck, so make this your lucky ring!