Ooo, Shiny!

June 3, 2010

I’m not much of a girly girl. I mean, I am to the extent that the average girl is, but I’d rather spend all my time in athletic apparel and slippers than fancy dresses and make up.

However, there is one  fashion facet where I am entirely, 100%, wholly and completely a girl – sequins.

Maybe it’s because they’re shiny and bright. I really don’t know. But if something has sequins on it, I want it. I want it bad.

Steve Madden? Expert shoe designer? Ever heard of him?

The man is a genius with sequins. His use of sequins makes me swoon. Typically out my price range, I sometimes see these shoes at stores like Nordstrom Rack and try to justify their purchase because I need them. Need.

If Sarah #1 were here, she’d tell me to get them.

Do you see these? These shoes are the epitome of Sarah. In fact, there are no shoes that are more Sarah than these.


Steve Madden, TRINITIS, Retail Price: $99.95


These? I would wear these everywhere. Have you ever seen such shoes before?


Steve Madden, Sleakk, Retail Price: $110


These shoes speak to me. They say, Sarah, sequins don’t have to be fancy. They can be casual. Even my grandma could rock these.


Steve Madden, Shynee Sequined Sneaker

Clearly my love for sequins knows no fashion boundaries. And it’s not just sequins on shoes; no, it’s sequins on clothes, on purses, basically on anything. If I could cover my cat in sequins, I would.

So, there’s the secret to motivating me. Make it sparkle, make it shine, make it tacky.

It’s true; I am an eight year old girl in the body of a 25 year old. I’m going to go watch Hannah Montana now.

– Sarah #2


Gossip Round Up – ACM Edition

April 23, 2010

Sunday was the ACM’s (American Country Music Awards). I actually forgot to watch – astonishing, I know, coming from someone who scours the TV Guide at least twice a day. But, it happens.

Don’t worry, I caught up with all the winners/losers, performances, and fashions online. And now, I’ll offer my own person critiques.

imageI’m biased. Carrie Underwood is heaven to me. She’s gorgeous and she sings like a gosh darn angel. I’d pay money to be her. Her fashion is usually sort of, well, awful. But, good work this time, Carrie. And way to win Entertainer of the Year. You deserve it. I should know, I’ve seen you in concert 3 times. I give you a 3.5/5. I hold you to higher standards. Sorry.

imageTaylor Swift. I think your songs are catchy and your lyrics make me feel like a high school girl. I don’t think you can sing any better than me, but  I will admit that you are much prettier than I am. And, you can wear a damn dress. I give you a 4/5. You could have picked a less subtle color.  

imageFaith Hill got old. Tim McGraw is still hot when he keeps his hat on. I think that’s pretty much how it goes for them these days. I give them a 4.5/5 only because it’s nice that they’re happily married (though my college roommate told me once that he propositioned her friend in a bar) and aging with grace. Classy, not trashy.

imageReba is hot. I love her dress and she has a nice body. But, please lay off the botox. Your face doesn’t even look like it belongs to you. Yuck. Minus 2 points for you face – 3/5.

imageJewel, I still am not quite sure that you are a bonafide country musician. I like your music; I sometimes like your fashion. This is a total win. 5/5.

image Miranda Lambert could have picked a more flattering dress for her body type. The color is pretty and her make up is flawless. Plus, I follow her on Twitter and I like how real she is. 4/5, Miranda. Just try to accentuate your hips a little less. You have what are referred to as birthing hips. Keep them on the dl.

Winner’s Circle

imageJennifer Nettles of Sugarland only gets more beautiful and more fashionable with age. Each awards show she is more and more astounding. This was no exception. Girlfriend can work a dress, hard. 5/5.

imageHillary Scott of Lady Antebellum. I don’t know anything about her except for the songs her band sings. But, I now know that she can dress and she can dress well. This dress is flattering and the color is amazing on her. She certainly draws your attention!

Speaking of fashion, have you ever checked out Rent the Runway? Basically it’s a service that makes high fashion affordable. You can browse for a designer dress, pay a small fee, and they’ll deliver it in 2 sizes (just in case). Wear it, flaunt it, then return it in pre-paid packaging. Phenomenal, no?

I’m dying for a good opportunity to try this out. You know, so I can pretend I’m attending the CMA’s. Then you can judge my fashion.

Who do you think was the best dressed? What dress would you choose from Rent the Runway?

– Sarah #2

Fashion Advice.

November 14, 2009

I don’t consider myself very fashionable considering, if I had it my way, I’d basically just live in Under Armour sweatpants and hoodies 24/7. However, I have to abide by the fashion rules of Laura.

Me: i’m wearing a red sweatshirt and pink sweatpants. How much do you hate me right now?

Laura: eh sometimes it can be okay

Me: i’m just laying on my bed

Laura: I am wearing skirt with a pajama shirt. I kinda hate myself

Me: i’m glad we’re in the same unfashionable boat. at least i didn’t mix navy blue and black

Laura: that is a friendship deal breaker

Me: i know. i can never do that without picturing you yelling at me. so, it’s never going to happen

Laura: haha glad I put fear in someone

Me: haha, just me. and, i try to transfer for it to other people

Laura: I got a lot of ship people on the band wagon

Me: it’s a cause people can really stand up for

Laura: its easier than saving the world

Me: yeah, leave that to Buffy

Note to the world: Don’t mix navy blue and black. Laura says so.

– Sarah #2