Something Borrowed

10 Best Dressed Women at the Golden Globes

I love sitting and watching awards shows where the world’s most famous celebrities walk down the red carpet, showcasing their amazing dresses and hair.  I can’t even begin to imagine how much time goes into getting ready for one of these shows.  As someone who loves fashion, I certainly appreciate the time and energy they put into being ‘Red Carpet Ready,’ but I appreciate it from the comfort of my couch…in my pajamas…with a glass of wine.

I have my top 10 fashion picks from the Golden Globes:

1.  Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture

I really, really love this dress.  The ombre is perfect, and then when it is paired with sequins and feathers, you couldn’t ask for a more fabulous combo.  Julianne Moore looked absolutely stunning, AND she got Eric Wilson’s vote for best dressed!

Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture.

2.  Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

I love Reese Witherspoon.  Ever since she starred in Legally Blonde as the legendary Elle Woods, she has been at the top of my list of favorite actresses.  I have yet to see a movie with her in it that I didn’t like.  Sure, there were some that made me sad (i.e. Water for Elephants) but her ability to portray characters is flawless.  Speaking of flawless, can we talk about this dress?  The silver goes perfectly with her classic blond hair, creating a timeless look that is perfect for the Red Carpet.

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein.

3.  Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney in Dior

Hearts broke around the world when George Clooney got married, but I have to say, she is definitely a match for him.  I can’t even be sad that the 53-year-old is no longer a bachelor.  She is absolutely stunning.

Amal Clooney in Dior and Harry Winston jewels.

4.  Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

I’m not usually one to say that showing a lot of skin looks good, but J. Lo has knocked it out of the park.  She looks incredible, without it being too much.  If someone had described this dress/ensemble to me, I probably would have winced a little bit, but she pulls it off very gracefully.  I also have to make a comment about her shoes.  I’m pretty much obsessed with them.  This style of shoe is definitely on the top of my list for trends of 2015, and I like hers even more because they have some sparkle to them!

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad with Stuart Weitzman shoes.

5.  Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

This is a dress that can only be pulled off by Kate Hudson.  I swear, you can’t see any lines or anything.  If I tried to wear something like this, it would be bunching and lining all over the place.  The white looks fabulous on her and I love the cutouts on the side.  Is this Darcy Rhone or what?

Kate Hudson
in Versace and Forevermark jewelry.

6.  Amy Adams

Amy Adams in Versace

Amy Adams has a very traditional, vintage charm about her in this dress.  Especially paired with the hair.  It sort of reminds me of a modern-day spin on fashion from the 1940s.  The ruching and pleats are so flattering and make her look tiny, while still accenting her natural curves.  Also, did you notice that her shoes match?

Amy Adams in a Versace dress and Tiffany & Co. jewels.

7.  Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen

I love that her dress is white, textured and belted.  I love anything belted, I think it adds a little extra something to any outfit.  And the texture of her dress is perfect, with the cream color being a perfect compliment to her skin tone and hair.  I wonder what’s in her bag?  I’ve also wondered why more celebrities don’t carry bags.  What do they do with all of their stuff?

Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen.

8.  Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent

Jennifer Aniston just gets more fabulous with age.  This black dress is incredibly flattering and makes her arms look great!  And again, with the shoe style I love.

Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent and Neil Lane jewels.

9.  Greer Grammer

Golden Globes

I’ve never seen anything with Greer Grammer in it, but I loved her dress from the moment I saw it.  First, it’s pink.  Second, it’s sparkly.  And third, it is a ballgown.  Really.  I love the dress, and her hair really looks great.  (also, she has a purse too!)

Greer Grammer in Lorena Sarbu.

10.  Leslie Mann

Golden Globes

Leslie Mann is quickly rising to the top of my list of favorite actresses.  She is hilarious!  Did anyone see ‘The Other Woman?’  I mean, really.  I could not stop laughing.  Even thinking about it, I’m chuckling.  She seriously rocked the yellow dress, which I know is hard to do.  It could easily go the Big Bird route, but she pulled it off perfectly.  I am also loving the ombre in her hair.

Leslie Mann in a yellow dress and jewelry by Kimberly McDonald.

Did anyone else watch the Golden Globes?  I feel like I should mention George Clooney’s speech and how he included a bit about his wife.  It was really, really sweet and definitely made me have that much more respect for him.

I got all the pictures from InStyle’s Red Carpet Arrival gallery.  You can view the gallery here.  Trust me, it’s worth the ten minutes it’ll take you to scroll through.




What’s In My Bag

Remember that amazing C. Wonder bag I bought a few weeks ago?  Well, I haven’t stopped carrying it since I bought it and I’m in love.  I definitely recommend it.  The little pockets on the inside are perfect for holding my phone and lipgloss, or whatever else I need.  These are some things that I currently have in my bag.

what's in my BAG

1.  Sharpie Pen

These things are seriously amazing.  I’m super particular about what I use to write in my calendar and other personal notebooks, and the Sharpie pen is definitely a go to.

2.  Chapstick/Clinique Chubby Lipstick

My sweet sister gave me the perfect shade of this lovely Clinique Chubby Lipstick and I’m obsessed.  I also carry chapstick in case the wind is super cold that day and my lips end up hurting.

3.  iPhone

I feel like I don’t even need to mention this, but I always have my phone with me.  Always.

4.  Minimergency Kit

This thing is seriously amazing.  I swear it has everything in it.  I’ve had this particular one since high school and I (luckily) haven’t had to use it yet, but you never know when it might come in handy.

5.  Altoids

Or really any type of mint.  I refuse to carry around my toothbrush, so mints are the next best thing for after coffee or lunch, or to calm my nerves before an important meeting.

6.  Wallet

I have a really cute black wallet that my grandmother gave me a few years back.  I love it.  I have no idea where she got it, but it is the perfect size and is super chic.

7.  Hand Lotion

I am a compulsive hand washer.  I wash my hands all.the.time.  I really don’t like getting sick and I interact with so many people on a daily basis that I end up washing my hands a lot.  During the winter, especially, they get super dry so I always try to keep a bottle of lotion handy.

8.  Nail Polish

I always carry nail polish with me for when I have an unfortunate chip.  When my polish chips I can’t focus on anything but that chip until I’ve either picked off all the polish or touched it up.  For me, touching up seems to be the better option.

9.  Hand Sanitizer

Again with the washing of the hands.  I don’t always have access to a sink, so hand sanitizer it is.

10. Coffee Mug

I love drinking coffee on my commute to work.  I have a 30 minute drive, so I turn on NPR or my favorite talk show (Bobby Bones) and sip on the coffee.  It is handy to keep the mug in my bag throughout the day for if I want to fill it up with water or save $.10 when I’m buying a fresh brew.

11. Deodorant

I swear my office is the hottest place in the building.  I never ever want to worry about how I smell, so I say it is better safe than sorry.  I would rather keep some deodorant with me and not need it than need it and not have it.

12. Flash Drive

I love writing and never know when I’m going to have some down time to jot down a few words, so I constantly keep my flash drive with me.

13. Kate Spade Agenda

I’m very traditional when it comes to my calendar.  I can’t get into keeping everything on my phone.  Plus, I love the act of writing it down.  I keep my agenda with me everywhere I go because I never know when I might need to check it or schedule something.

14. Something Borrowed

This is my all-time favorite book and I am reading it for the millionth time.  It’s fine.  And it’s worth it.  I really enjoy Emily Giffin’s writing style and this book is definitely worth the read if you haven’t read it already.

15. Gym Lock

I never know when I’m going to be hitting the gym after work, so it is easier to keep my lock with me so I can keep all of my stuff secure while I’m working out.  There’s nothing worse than a missing lock being the reason you decided not to go to the gym.  It’s 2015.  No excuses for me.

16. Hair Accessories

Now that my hair is getting longer, there are times when I just need to get it out of my face or off my neck.  I try to always keep at least two bobby pins and a hair tie in my purse at all times.

17. Starbucks Card

I love a good cup of coffee, and sometimes I really need that afternoon pick-me-up, so having a Starbucks card handy is super helpful (thanks Dad!).

Emily Giffin Book Signing

#76 on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days is to go to an Emily Giffin book signing.  This weekend, she was in Winston-Salem, which is only about an hour and a half from me.  I could not have been more excited.  She came for an annual book festival they have.  Since she is a Wake Forest Alum she has ties to Winston-Salem, so I am so glad she decided to come back.



Aaron drove me all the way down there and we found parking super close and literally just walked up to the tent, stood in line for maybe 5 minutes and then she signed my books!  She had a signing and a presentation prior to her final signing, but I was glad I waited until the later signing because it definitely saved us from some of the crowds.  I was so tempted to bring literally all of my EG books but I chose Something Borrowed and The One and Only!  I LOVED The One and Only, but Something Borrowed will always be my favorite.


I can not begin to express how excited I was to meet her.  She is so inspiring and I love her writing style.  She really is a modern day Jane Austen.  I also felt super trendy/smart/sophisticated being at a book signing, not gonna lie! haha  She was also really nice.  Aaron was designated photographer for the day and she asked him what his name was and thanked him for driving me all the way from Raleigh, then proceeded to give us a couple of buttons and a t-shirt(which I plan to wear to work!).  For someone so successful to be so real and genuinely kind to people was really encouraging.  I really admire her and look up to her as a writer and a person.  She had to overcome several obstacles  before she experienced the success she has now, and I find her determination inspiring.

Do you have a favorite author or have you ever been to a book signing?


On My Radar

1.  Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant

I saw this on Facebook the other day and didn’t really think much of it and scrolled by it without watching.  Then, I was watching Good Morning America the other day and they showed it and I was absolutely rolling!  I almost spilled my coffee I was laughing so hard!

2.  Jean Jackets

On a whim, I bought a jean jacket.  One of my best friends wears hers religiously, but I’ve never really been one to wear jean jackets.  I saw one that I really liked so I decided to just buy it and see what happened.  I’ve got to say, I’m pleasantly surprised.  It is so versatile and I feel like it is such a staple that I can’t believe I didn’t have one before.  If you don’t have one, go get one.  Seriously.

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3.  Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas

I’ve loved Ginnifer Goodwin since I first saw her in He’s Just Not That Into You, then when she starred in Something Borrowed as Rachel I knew she was quickly rising to the top of my list of favorite actresses.  When I discovered she played Snow White in Once Upon A Time that was the final thing that made her my favorite actress.  She is so sweet and genuine, and literally everything you read about her is nice.  She and Josh Dallas (who plays Prince Charming on Once Upon a Time) are having a baby and just got married!! I mean, how cute are they?

4.  Dancing With The Stars Disney Night

As if I didn’t love this song enough already, Dancing with the Stars featured it during their Disney night.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already watched it.  It is amazing.  I’m not kidding.

5.  Pharrell Crying Over ‘Happy’

I liked the song the first couple of times it played but now I’m a little bit tired of it.  However, that doesn’t stop me from appreciating how humble Pharrell is.  There aren’t many artists who cry over their songs, but he did and I will forever be impressed by him.

6.  Frat Boys Dance The Evolution Of Justin Timberlake

All I have to say about this is that you should watch it.   It speaks for itself.