SAG trends, misses, and some superlatives

There were a few ladies at the SAGs whose dresses missed the mark, but weren't the worst, some silvery trends, and a couple who deserved their own superlative (YHL does it, so its gotta be cool right? ;)).
Let's start with the trend of the night - silver.

Octavia looking regal in the cool hue

Naya looking lovely

Lea Michele.... thats just alot of leg for me....
The Superlatives:
Most Likely to be confused with a Harry Potter Professor 

Most Improved from the Globes!

See what a hot mess Jessica was at the Globes? So much better at the SAGs
Personal Best - Ashlee Simpson. I have never seen this girl look this good!

And those who just didn't quite hit it on the mark for me, but weren't the worst of the worst:
Zoe Saldana... its shiny.

Michelle Williams, cute as a button, but something is just off.

I just dont know.... Pretty, but drab?

Sofia, Sofia - you don't need any pleating on the girls...

What do you think?

SAG Awards Best Dressed

The SAGs were last night, so I was of course camped out in front of my in-law's TV with my computer watching all of the red-carpet glamor! I figured I would start off a gloomy Monday with some of the best dressed of the night:

Naya Rivera - she was kind of a shocker for me, because I am not usually crazy about her red-carpet looks, but she looks fantastic here!

Angela Kinsley - Looking ethereal in white

Ariel Winter - this girl is one to watch for the future. She always looks so cute, so age-appropriate, and so fashion-forward. Love it!

Emily Blunt. LOVE the color!

Emma Stone - back on top in McQueen.

Jayma Mays. Nice to see her looking a little sassy in sparkles!

Julie Bowen - I feel like this dress looked better moving than it does in photos. It was super sexy from the back too!

Kaley Cucao - LOVE this dress. From the color to the skirt to the hair, I love it. I think she looks like a big bowl of sherbet and I could just eat her up she's so cute!

Kelly Osborne. Hunny you got the body, now go do something with that stupid gray hair!

Kyra Sedgwick - va va va voom!

Melissa McCarthy. She looked so freaking pretty. I just wish her dress had a little color and wasn't black.

When it rains...

It pours. 

I don’t know who came up with the saying, but gosh I certainly feel like they hit it right on the money. This month has been a very, very rainy month for me. 

It started off with the leak in the wall, the moldy carpet, the construction. I felt like I couldn’t get a break.
Everything was a mess for a solid 2 weeks, and we are just now putting it all back together, but I am very happy to report that the wall is repaired, the plumbing is fixed, and the carpet has been cleaned – all at no expense to us. 

Then came the new storm. 

I have recently been seeing a new chiropractor for my chronic migraines (no I don’t have a brain tumor – just in case anyone was worried). Anyway, we are starting to figure out the cause behind them and this sparked a lot of my own research. This research led me back to my mom and her cancer. Now, if you have known me for any length of time or have been a reader for awhile, you know that my mom passed away from cervical cancer 15 years ago. The cause of her cancer was a drug given to her mother during her pregnancy called DES. This drug has had devastating and deadly consequences; my mom is one of only 740 women in the USA who had her particular type of cancer, caused by nothing other than this drug. Other effects include other types of reproductive cancers, infertility, and malformed reproductive organs for both men and women who were exposed to this drug in-utero. 

Well, they are now coming out with new (very new) studies about the 3rd generation (that’d be me) effects of DES exposure. Not many of the studies are conclusive because the sample sizes are small, and one of them is on mice, but the results aren’t reassuring to say the least. It appears that the 3rd generation daughters (and sons) may be genetically pre-disposed to any number of reproductive cancers (although not the type my mom had), infertility, and at a higher risk for miscarriages.

I have also been taking a medication that has the potential to increase this risk for nearly 10 years. 

As you may imagine, I was a ball of nerves, anger, tears, and terror for a couple days after learning about all of this. Plus, the internet can be an evil thing when it comes to health-related research.   

I am in a much better state of mind today. I have a game plan now, which includes stopping some medication, seeing a new gynecologist, a new diet, and learning all that I can about any additional screening I may need to do. I have also been toying with the idea of contacting one of the DES Action Groups to see about being a part of some of their 3rd generation research.  

I also keep going back to this verse:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard you hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4: 6-7
What a beautiful promise. 

And then there is also the wisdom of the great Dolly Parton:

Hey, I take inspiration where ever I can get it. 
I am truly thankful that I have an amazing and supportive family, and most importantly a loving, sweet, supportive husband who holds me when I cry, makes me laugh when I am mad, and lets me have my crazies. I do not know what the future may hold for me, but I know that I will be loved through it all.

Golden Globes: Worst Dressed

Well, let's kick of Friday right by calling out those celebrities with more money than they know what to do with who can't pick out a pretty or flattering dress or hire a stylist who actually knows what they are doing. (I am feeling a little saucy today - can you tell?)
Without further ado: Golden Globes Wost Dressed:
Connie Briton. I think she was just waaaaay under dressed for this event. Plus her hair looks like she just rolled out of bed.

Nicole Kidman. *sigh* That body, oh that body is phenomenal. The dress's cut and fit - perfection. Then someone bedazzeld it and it was this horrific grey. So close, Nicole... so close.

Sharon Osborne decided to wear her old drapes a la Scarlett Ohara.

Diana Aragon. Lazer cut swans. 'nuff said
Lea Michele - she's giving up acting for figure skating. Didn't you know?

Freida Pinto in a crepe paper sack.

Naya Rivera.  I got nothing. That's just awful

Jessica Biel. Newly engaged so she decided to channel The Corpse Bride.

Julianna Marguelis. BLECH. That dress was SO unflattering and this woman really is gorgeous.

Jessica Chastin. May be the best new actress in town, but this was a major dud.

Madonna. Disco ball meets trash bag meets 1992 accessories. And, her boobs were smushed. 

Meryl Streep (acting goddess) she wears some variation of this outfit and hair to every. single. red. carpet. event.

What are you thoughts on the worst of the Globes? Looking forward to the rest of awards season? I am!!

Grand Dames and Lack-luster Looks

This Golden Globes post is dedicated to these women who look fabulous for their age and whom I hope to age half as gracefully as - I present the Grand Dames of Hollywood.
Jane Fonda

Glenn Close

Helen Mirren
And now, onto those dresses that were pretty, but not breath-taking and questionable. These are the looks that less than impressed or just downright confused me.
Tilda Swinton. We get it, you are weird. But, I like the look, in a weird way.

Angie. Her boobs seemed distressed. :) I think everything about this, despite the soft color was too severe for me.

Emily Deschanel. Why the sleeve? 

Emma Stone. (this one hurts my heart a little, since I love her so. much.) Why the eagle belt? Whyyyyyy?

Jessica Alba. Pretty, but I am bored.

Jodi Foster - looking good for Jodi Foster. But again, bored.

Julianne Moore. She looks spectacular from the waist up. I don't understand why her dress does that extra flare-thing at her hips. So unnecessary.

Kelly Osborne. Loved that dress.... just hate her hair, and that its wrinkled.

Mila Kunis. You can do so much better.

Natalie Portman. It's just off.

Salma Hayek. This was described as a Wonder Woman dress. She's so beautiful though....

Sarah Michelle Gellar. Now, I like it. I think it is really sweet that she let her 3 year old daughter pick out her dress. I like that it is fun and different from everything else on the red carpet. I was very close to putting her on my best dressed list.

What do you think?
Worst looks to come tomorrow!!