Thursday, November 10, 2011

sparkle, glitz, and spandex

I love pretty much any country music awards show.  They are one of the most fabulous things ever.  I especially love Reba.  She's always so happy for everybody and gets teary eyed at least once.  It's great.  Her music isn't my favorite but she seems like such a nice person.  Anyway.  I always have a running commentary during any awards show, I'm sure my husband loves it.  Awards time is probably a time it would be good to have a female friend living near by to greater appreciate my fashion opinions and betting on who is going to win.

The Band Perry.  What the heck.  Why did they win so many things?  They are terrible!  I mean they sound horrible.  Their music makes my ears sad.  And their hair.  I'm just perplexed.  It looks straight out of the 80s but in a way that wasn't even fashionable in the 80s.  I just don't get it.  Ug.  Come on people.

Taylor Swift.  Oh Taylor Swift.  I accidentally used her as an example of a good famous person role model the other day.  I may not love her music but at least she doesn't act like a total moron like some people do.  And then there was the first year she won female vocalist or something and the cameraman showed Faith Hill going "What the f*@&"  That was amazing.  I was disappointed in her song this year.  It wasn't nearly as dramatic as her performances usually are.  

Brad and Carrie.  I love them so much.  I want to hang out with both of them.  Carrie Underwood always has the best hair.  I wish her stylist would come do my hair just once.  And her clothes are usually super cute.  This year they were a little out there but I guess if you're that skinny and that famous you can wear whatever you want.  And then Brad Paisley.  The black camo suit jacket.  Amazing.  It could have only been made better with some sequins.  I love Brad Paisley but you can totally see the Little Jimmy Dickens influence.  Also, I love Little Jimmy Dickens.  I was lucky enough to be at the Opry for his 60th anniversary.  It was amazing.

Luke Bryan.  Luke where did you get those very tight sparkly pants?  I'm a little afraid they came from the women's section of some store.  And those dancers....  There are no words.

And then there's Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.  Love love love both of them.  I totally made my husband watch the opening Footloose at least twice.  So great.  But poor Miranda's dress.  Adorable but it looked like it might fall off.  I did love that they got male and female entertainer of the year.  They are the cutest!

Thompson Square.  Okay, even their name is adorable.  I think they are so cute!  They are both gorgeous.  However, when they had them on camera for duo of the year (I think) the camera was totally focused on whoever was in front of them.  I wasn't paying enough attention to realize Thompson Square was actually behind these people and all I could think about was how freaky Keifer's hair was.  Or the guy I thought was Keifer.  He had these big floppy weird curls.  I seriously ran the show back like three times freaking out over his hair.  Insane.  I was glad when I realized what was going on.  Whew!  And that they kissed at the end of their song.  Adorable!  Loved it.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

leggings, tights, and flats

Okay.  I love leggings.  But only if they are worn with something that covers ones ass.  I also love tights.  But there are tights no one should wear as an adult.  I mean, I am a child of the 80s/90s and I definitely wore black tights with little pink bows all over them.  But, even in my quirkiness, I have the wisdom not to wear super patterned tights.  There is a line that should not be crossed.  You should not wear argyle tights that are black with light grey diamonds and red lines.  Even if they match your red dress.  You will look silly.  Now if the argyle is all black and just a texture or like those cute sweatery tights, those are fine.  Not bright patterns.  Never bright patterns.

Back to leggings.  Something should always cover your ass.  Other than just the leggings.  We are adults people.  I had a teacher in 5th grade who wore leggings and very short t-shirts.  It wasn't pretty.  A sweater dress, a regular dress, a tunic, something.  I do love leggings though.  They make up 1/3 of my favorite winter outfit -- sweater dress, leggings, and some sort of boots.  It's like wearing your PJs to work.  Fabulous.

And flats.  I love flats.  They are some of my favorite shoes.  However, in the rain they suck.  I was at a conference this weekend and the only shoes I wore/packed were flats.  And my feet have been wet since Sunday.  It's gross.  I do not approve. 

I did use all of my shopping will-power though.  I went to the Coach outlet.  And I had a 30% coupons.  And I bought nothing.  I also found a pair of zebra print flats in my size and walked away.  And a cute brown sweater dress that I loved because even though it had black in it, it really needs tall brown boots and I haven't found any I love yet.  So that would've meant I had to wear it with black or with flats.  And as previously mentioned, flats and I are having a fight this week.