Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Hope everyone has a safe and super fun holiday!!  I know I will :)   Hubs and I celebrated tonight with an AH-Freaking-Mazing meal at our fav restaurant and now we are in a foodcoma (and still drinking the vino)watching Family Guy and the like...  Tomorrow we'll be heading to NYC for the weekend.... FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!! (woot woot)


Have a great weekend... See ya in 2010!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

2009: Trends I Love

Obviously I didn't hate everything... in fact, there were A LOT of trends I absolutely loved this year and will cry if they go away any time soon.

Again, these trends either started, blew up, or carried into 2009.  And clearly, they are statements I swooned over and love and am probably wearing to death, but I don't care!


Ruffles
This is definitely my favorite... and that's saying a lot from a reformed 'tomboy'.  I love ruffles on everything!

Shirts...

Dresses...

 Handbags...

and shoes!...

Statement Necklaces
My second favorite trend.  I'm been loading up on necklaces like crazy the past few months. I love how they add interest to any boring outfit.



Move over Jackie O and your sunglasses... Michelle O is creating her own First Lady Fashion Signature..


Booties
Ok, soo this isn't a trend I actually wear, but that's because I'm a boring non-risky type (nor do I wear skirts/dresses, which is how I prefer this look - not worn jeans).  Booties are the fashion risk that always looks 'right' when I spy a pic like these in a weekly or fashion mag.   If I was riskier, I'd definitely invest in a cute pair.




Gray as a neutral
Gray is the new black.  This isn't new, my closet has been dominated by gray for years.  However, it really seems like everyone is wearing it all the time - their clothes, their shoes, their accessories, etc etc etc etc etc.






The Braided Headband
This was seen on Sienna at the 2007 Golden Globes, but LC really made this her signature look this past year. I saw it soo many times throughout the summer I even gave it a try myself.




Some other pretties rockin the style....




Patterned Tights
Like booties, this is a trend I haven't tried - for the same reason, Hello! I LIVE in jeans people... anyway.  I think patterned tights are great look - just not for me.





What was your favorite 2009 trend?  Do you hate anything that I love?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009: Trends I Hate

It's that time of year... where all you see are the Best of and Worst of Lists, so why not jump in the fun?

Here are the trends that either started, blew up, or carried into 2009 that I avoided like the plaque and I hope die in 2010...



Neon
Seen mainly on teenagers and d*uchey men... it looks ridiculous and makes me feel like I'm at a bad 80s Party Fraternity mixer.. grab the Beast Light....




To me neon is also synonymous with "Ed Hardy".... someone puh-lease burn Jon Gosselin's wardrobe... I'm begging you...

I mean seriously... no one should own this many (heinous) shirts from the same designer... branch out, take some risks...and by risks, I don't mean wearing a cartoon tattoo tiger on your chest...

 
Oh Em Gee Dude!!! You're wearing PINK pants... pink freaking sweatpants... that's amazing - in a totally not-okay-that's-terrible 'amazing' way....




Dear Christian Audigier,
Please stop making these atrocious designs.  You are enabling those kids from MTV's Jersey Shore, which especially infuriates me, since I am from the Jersey Shore.*

Sincerely,
EHayes

* - my Jersey Shore, is far south of - and far superior of- the epitome of white trash heaven known as Seaside Heights.




Fringe
Ugh... I know this won't be going anywhere soon.  If anything, it's going to get bigger in 2010.  I actually don't mind a small fringe detail, but normally it's just too much for my preppy, classic, non-1970 styling.


Anything worn my Miley is probably a huge fashion NO.


This top, er dress?, makes me sad.  I LOVE Rachel Bilson's style... I so hate this look.
Lumberjack Plaid
I actually was into the plaid trend  for 5 days or so when it first blew up for Fall '09, but it multiplied faster than a pair of bunnies and before you knew it was in every store window and every ad.  My new found hatred could also be blamed on The Gap for their ridiculous and overplayed "No Batteries Required" lame ass commercials...


soo.. I'll limit my plaid hate to just the red & black lumberjack kind... I'm still into others when its played right (which its clearly NOT in the following pics)

Shakira girl, you can shake it, but this sack of a dress? shirt? tunic? pillowcase?? is soo a fashion fail.


 Lil' J shopping Shakira's goodwill giveaways??

And yeah, if Chris Brown is wearing something everyone else should stay far far away.

Stone and/or Acid Washed Jeans
More unflattering than white jeans... or red jeans.. or these teal jeans Audrina Patridge likes to wear.  This needs to go back to the 80s with the rest of the trends I've mentioned so far in this list.


2 out of 3 Kardashians prefer unflattering jeans - maybe this is why their badunkadunks look so enormous




Shoulder Pads
No further commentary needed.

 



Oversized Geek Glasses
Not flattering and just looks stupid.... If you really want a signature style piece, stick with headbands like Blair Waldorf, or statement necklaces, or at the minimum oversized SUNglasses... no doubt these celebs will look back at cringe at this like I do to scrunchies...




Any trends you can't stand?  Do you love any of the ones I mentioned??