The Super Bowl of Dresses


So, Johnna and I (Marissa) have a tradition every year of watching the Oscars together.

It’s our Super Bowl.

Sure, hearing who wins what is nice (Mad Max, Mad Max, Mad Max...), but really, it’s because the Oscars are the Super Bowl of FASHION.

We LOVE playing Fashion Police at the Oscars every year!

So, who were 2016’s biggest winners in the Oscar Dress Smackdown? We were rooting for…

Saoirse Ronan looked great in a  green sheath dress, which was SO much more interesting the closer the camera got to it! Her hair and makeup were also spot on!

Charlize Theron looked statuesque and striking in her red dress with, yes! A necklace!

(Did anyone else notice the dearth of bling and undos this year?! We did!)

Brie Larson‘s dress was such a great color for her, and the style was perfect! We loved the simple top with the blinded out belt!

We both loved the pop of yellow that Alicia Vikander‘s dress had, though we were initially skeptical of the bubble hem, but it worked for her! Oh, the color!

Naomi Watts brought the sparkly jewel tones, the statement lip and the bling – we both loved it! Amazing!

Priyanka Chopra would be gorgeous in a paper sack, but her Oscars dress was so far beyond – she looked GORGEOUS! We adored it!

Lady Gaga looked like such an amazing lady – and her song brought the house down! What a great outfit she wore!

Who were your favorites?!

–Marissa and Johnna

The Almighty Chambray Shirt

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(no, that’s not me. That’s a model from a catalog.)

I’ve always been jealous of those people who instinctively know how to layer clothes, make everything look effortless, and seem to be pulled together.

I’m not always this girl.

However, as I have put the brakes on buying new clothes for a while (my closet, y’all…I’m ashamed of how much I own), I’ve been trying to shake up how I mix and match, and making things serve multiple purposes.

Enter the magical chambray shirt from Land’s End.

Now, I’m a busty gal, so I was initially nervous about buying a fitted shirt, but I’ve fallen in love with it, and all the ways I can wear it! Here are my ways…what else should I try?

1.  Layered under a cozy sweater

2. Pop the collar with a cute scarf

3. Jacket-style, open over a tank

4. Belted with a tank underneath

5. Buttoned and layered over a tank with a statement necklace

What’s your magical piece this winter?

–Marissa

Shirt: landsend.com, $59

Review: Pillow Soft Curls

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I have naturally wavy hair, which means I can either straighten my hair or curl it with a curling iron. I have been searching for products that will allow me to wear my hair wavy/curly without looking like a frizzy mess.

After searching on Pinterest (my favorite time sucker), I came upon Miss Jessie’s Original Pillow Soft Curls. Now, I will be honest, my Mom owns a salon so I’m a faithful salon product purchaser. Although skeptical, I headed out to Target to find this miracle curl enhancer. After searching for 15 minutes in the aisle I finally found it.

The bottle is not terribly showy but has a retro feel to it. I’m one of “those” people, so I opened it to see what it smelled like. I loved the muskiness, I think that is a word. So I took it home and followed the directions. You have to wash, condition and detangle your hair before putting a generous capful in your hair and then scrunching. You can then either dry your hair with a diffuser or let it air dry. I chose the air dry option (my diffuser has been lost since I have moved never to be found again). My hair was so soft and I had pretty non-frizzy waves. My hair is fine so I was worried that it would look greasy or weighed down but it didn’t at all.

I definitely give this product two thumbs up. If there is any negative it is that it is a bit pricey: I paid $22 at Target.

–Johnna