Tuesday, February 15, 2011

valentines day and the grammys

     this year's valentines day was so fun. spontaneous and exciting to say the least. I ended up making chocolate covered strawberries for a girl, and we went out to coffee later. the best part was is that none of it was planned in advance, and it wasn't a big deal. which brings me to part one of this post: valentines day outfits
     while at coffee, I did not bother to really take a look at my date's clothes, but she looked gorgeous. I do remember she was wearing a scarf with roses on it. this is what I believe is best for the ladies out there to wear on valentines day, at least if you are just getting dressed up to look nice or are going on a casual date. wear clothes that are comfortable! but also be sure to wear something pink or red, come on, its valentines. my roommate tried to go out on a date wearing all grey and black. luckily she has me to count on. she ended up wearing a cute pink shirt. 10x better.
     also, important note. I am not a fan of super floral clothes at all, especially the black dresses covered in small flower patterns. however, valentines day is the one exception. my date successfully wore nice clothes, with one accessory to be fun and show some love for valentines day. too much pink, red, and flowers and its a problem. just wear enough to be cute and fun.

     the grammys, how did I not manage to make a post about some of the dresses last night, I don't know. we will be looking at two dresses, one stunning, and one which seemed to be a sad cry out for attention. the latter being, yep you guessed it, nicki minaj. but since it seems all I can do is tear people's styles apart, I figured I'd show an example of what I like. plenty of women at the grammys were looking great in wonderful dresses like katy parry's long white sweeping dress. however, lea michele just killed it in her down right sleek and sexy black dress.

     I admit, I watch glee. only with my roommates, and its the only musical I have ever enjoyed watching on tv. lea michele is by far the best singer on the show in my opinion, and she plays a strong character.
     her black wavy hair is paralleled by the flowing material of her dress. not to mention, the cut is to one side, so she can show some leg, which is the type of dress I am attracted to, rather than the extended form fitting extended pencil skirts that plenty of women use as their go to look.
     I also admire the shoulders on her dress. broad and masculine. these tell you how strong of a voice she has even before she hits the stage. I hope to see more of her, because she was the best dressed at the grammys out of the women and the men. hands down.

     so we covered who was the best dressed at the grammys. time for the worst dressed. don't get the impression that I have anything against nicki minaj, my roommate is obsessed with her music, and has converted me into a fan.
     but really, when you show up looking like this, you can't expect not to get looked at like there's something wrong with you. you're at the grammys! I get it, ever since lady gaga dressed up like some sort of a robot from the 70s, she's been known to get attention for her crazy outfits. but thats lady gaga's thing. minaj just comes out of nowhere covered in cheetah print, and to top it all off, a giant lightbulb shaped fro with a black stripe down the middle. I mean, you're not going to beat someone in the bizarre get up category when you have lady gaga entering the grammys in a effing egg, and horns implanted under her skin. am I right? (the horns totally don't suit lady gaga by the way, she's too feminine of a singer to be running around with horned shoulders).
     back to minaj though. shoes, stockings, and sleeves aside, her dress isn't even nice. it poofs out too much around her hips, which can't be taken seriously when she's decked out in cheetah print. and don't even get me started on the hair! this is a blog about clothes, so ill keep my hair comments to myself.
     minaj, you are a strong voiced woman, and can pull off many looks. the attention seeking gaga look is not one of them though. she just looks too goofy to have such a serious look on her face in the picture above haha.

     in the end, I enjoyed watching the grammys this year all the way through for the fist time ever.

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