Go for the Gold

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Image c/o Rikkle

(Side note: I love Kate Winslet and I missed her at this year’s Golden Globes. Sad face.)

I actively participate in three awards shows a year: the Emmys, the Golden Globes, and, of course, the Oscars. By “participate” I mean talk and text my thoughts to anything within earshot while it’s on. I criticize the dresses that are ugly, I laugh at the host’s jokes, I cheer for who I think I should win, I stomp my feet when they lose, and I cry at the acceptance speeches.

This year I was overall pleased with the actual awards results. I was elated that Ben Affleck won for Best Director and then Argo went and won Best Picture, Drama. In short: I love Adele’s accent, Anne Hathaway was entirely too clingy on Amanda Seyfried when Les Mis won, and I must find a way to start watching Homeland and Girls.

The fashion is really what I’m in it for. Usually everyone jumps on board with the color of the moment, but I feel like everyone went with their gut and that is commendable. In short: lots of high slits, lots of sleeves, lots of variety. There were three special looks of the night that I want to call out and while some also call out the worst, I will refrain. Not because I’m a nice person, but because my fingers tire of all this typing.

Best Dressed #3: Jessica Alba in Oscar de la Renta

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Even after having two kids, she puts us to shame. She’s not my most favorite actress, but she seems like a normal, nice person. Her necklace with that neckline and that hair are really what sold it for me. She looks really fresh.

Best Dressed #2 and 1.5: Ben Affleck in Gucci and Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood

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Image c/o Pop Sugar

These two get a joint award. Together they look so in love and so gorgeous. I don’t even like facial hair, but Ben is simply rocking it. The icing on the cake was watching him make his acceptance speech and show love for Jennifer knowing that the other Jennifer (Lopez, that is) was sitting in that very room listening. Ben’s winning awards and she’s dating a backup dancer. Sweet, sweet victory.

Best Dressed #1: Kristen Wiig in Michael Kors

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Image c/o EOnline

Just. Wow. I was so impressed by Kristen Wiig. She looks so effortless and her bod is fierce. I’ve been really into gold jewelry lately so this was hitting my sweet spot. While, black is an easy color to go to, I will stand by and applaud her.

Who was your favorite? Who’s pumped for the Oscars?!

Zooey (and Kate) Crazy

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BUT FIRST I must take pause to discuss my #sidechick, Kate (sorry, Honey, but you already knew this). It’s hard to believe that almost a year ago, I woke up in my post-birthday glow/haze, turned on the news (as is my ritual in the morning), and my life as I knew it changed because Kate and William announced their engagement. The crazy thing was that I had never paid particular attention to the couple. Forgive my Twilight reference here but, it was almost as if in that moment I imprinted on Kate. I rapidly fell into an obsession and an almost unconditional love for her. There is no explanation for it. I just…love her.

So anyway! Apparently there are rumors that her eggo is preggo because over the weekend she declined to eat peanut paste, which I can only assume is the weird British equivalent to peanut butter. Even weirder is that Europeans don’t really like peanut butter. Ya. Still not over that. So we’ll see if it ends up being true. Poor girl gets hounded for being pregnant because she touches her belly (or where her belly should be) a couple times. We know one thing for sure, she’ll be a Rachel Zoe pregnant, i.e. are-you-really-pregnant-because-you’re-too-skinny-to-tell-and-I-hate-you-but-I-love-you.

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Big topic change. My apartment loves New Girl with Zooey Deschanel. I have a girl crush on her because her character is a dork, like me. I don’t think I’m that…shall we say, clueless about the ways of the world at times. She has a pretty fly wardrobe and lovely hair. The show is funny to boot. You have hence received your recommendation to watch it.

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Image c/o IMDb

She’s just so quirky and cute. Thus, over the weekend when I got my haircut, I got her bangs! I’ve had bangs for years, but haven’t tried them like this for a while. I had an unfortunate experience at student salon. Still have nightmares.

Did I mention I love her dresses? Love.

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It’s too bad she and her husband areseparating. Final words: Her singing isn’t my style, but every Christmas I enjoy watching her in Elf. Team Zooey.

My Perfect Saturday

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And then…

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The end.