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All Put Together: The Oscars


For me, awards season is all about the dresses. I love seeing the creativity of the designers shine through the beautifully crafted dresses they have worked on all season. Getting ready for awards season is a long, hard process for stylists and actresses, so let’s appreciate what these amazing women and their stylists have to put up with. Jennifer Lawrence looked amazing in this red Dior gown. She was one of the few actresses who opted for a bold color, and it worked. I have to say that her necklace really pulled this look together. Lupita Nyong’o wore a powder blue Prada dress. The classic Grecian cut was elegant and classic, and the color made it far from boring. Cate Blanchett killed it in a nude Giorgio Armani dress. The tiny beads and paillettes made this dress stand out from the rest. The actress’s pastel-colored drop earrings perfectly matched the dress’s elegance and style. Emma Watson took a risk with this Vera Wang dress. The gown’s metallic fabric made up for the simple yet sleek design. The stars in her hair also added a playful touch to her look. Light pink was a popular color this year, but Camila Alves’s… Read more »

All Put Together: Spring Trends

I am tired of wearing winter clothing. It’s always a sweater and some jeans (with a few accessories, of course), and it honestly feels like a uniform to me. This term I’ve found myself online shopping and dreaming of what dresses I will get to wear in the spring. So yes, even though we are currently covered in what seems like 10 feet of snow, I’m writing about upcoming spring trends. Deal with it. I’m sure you’ve noticed the resurgence of the crop top. A simple white one is going to be essential for your spring and summer wardrobe.  It’ll go perfectly with skirts, jeans and shorts, and it’s perfect for the days you don’t really want to think about what you’re going to wear.Tip: If you don’t want to show too much of your belly, try wearing high-waisted pants or a skirt with your crop top . Trust me, it’s a good look. Speaking of, high-waisted jeans have officially made a fierce comeback. I’ve been wearing Levi’s high-rise skinny jeans, and I have to say that they’re probably the best jeans I’ve ever owned. I’m personally excited for pastel-colored sunglasses. You’ll be sure to stand out in a sea… Read more »

All Put Together: Fashion Apps

Apps are wonderful. I can honestly no longer remember what life was like before my iPhone. It keeps me organized and helps me stay on top of my social life. Considering that Hanover has all of three stores, it can be difficult to keep up with new trends and news. So I’ve downloaded a few fashion apps that help me stay in touch with the fashion world. Here are some that I’ve found to be particularly useful and creative. Snapette Snapette helps users discover new products through photos. You can browse through pictures taken by others Snapette users, and every photo tells you where to find the product and how much it costs. It’s also great for following fashion trends in other parts of the world. Style-Eyes Style-Eyes is like the song-finding app Shazam, but for clothes. If you see something you want, you snap a picture and the app will find out where you can find it. The best part is that it if it can’t find exactly what you want, it will try to find similar items. Rent the Runway Rent the Runway came out with an app that helps you rent pretty much any item of clothing… Read more »

All Put Together: Winter Skincare

Courtesy of Neutrogena

Each change in season calls for updating your makeup and skincare regimen. Since this is going to be a particularly rough winter, you should be extra cautious about the products you’re using (or not). Here are a couple of tips and products that you’re going to love adding to your winter regimen. 1. Neutrogena’s Visibly Even Daily Moisturizer with Sun Screen Yes, it’s the middle of winter. But sun screen should still be used everyday, especially to moisturize your skin in the morning after you’ve washed your face. This lotion by Neutrogena  with SPF 25, is great for sensitive skin. The colder air is harsh on your skin, so keep it healthy by moisturizing three to four times a day. Also, cut back on exfoliating during the winter. Skin dries out after it has been exfoliated, and in the winter months, the dry air will make it even worse.  2. ChapStick ChapStick may seem like an obvious solution for chapped lips, but the brand recently came out with what they call Hydration Lock. This formula is pretty great because it  lasts up to eight hours. It’s also perfect for when you go skiing or as a primer before applying lipstick. You… Read more »

All Put Together: Winter Boots

Courtesy of Sloosh Italy

Winter is probably the only term where practicality trumps fashion. And from what it looks like, this one is going to be particularly long and cold. But don’t worry, there are still some great finds that will help you survive the term. Winter boots are rarely ever cute, but they definitely are essential. When it comes to winter gear, I would suggest splurging a little because you’re going to be using them all term long. For the winter, I would recommend trying to find boots that can handle ice, slush and snow. These waterproof boots from Timberland are great for unexpected winter weather and their soles have stellar traction. Rain boots are pretty common at Dartmouth because they’re so functional and perfect for freezing rain. If you’re not too excited about wearing bright colored Hunters, here are a couple of pairs that you might like: This pair by Sloosh Italy’s is for people who aren’t too keen on rain boots. You can literally wear it with almost anything and and as a bonus, the pair looks just like your traditional leather boots.   These boots by Sperry Topsider look like a leather ankle boot, and the best part is that… Read more »

The best of Oscars fashion: 2013

Zoe Saldana

  The Oscars is perhaps the second happiest time of year for fashion bloggers. We finally get to see those couture gowns off the runway and creatively reassembled by stylists. This year most actresses decided to wear neutral, dark colored or metallic dresses. Personally, I preferred the outfits that played more with color and weren’t as traditional. Zoe Saldana wore an Alexis Mabille Couture dress, Roger Vivier shoes, a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Neil Lane jewelry. This dress is feminine and flirty, but has some elements that clash, like the bow and the belt, and the ombre bottom and the floral bodice. These pairings work together because they’re not too dramatic and make us want to take a second look. Kelly Osbourne decided to wear a Tony Ward Couture dress, Le Vian and Demarco rings, Norman Silverman earrings and a Judith Leiber bag. Osbourne has enough color in her hair, so it was wise for her to wear a black dress. The sequins and the dress’ asymmetry make it anything but traditional. Jennifer Aniston opted for a classic red Valentino dress, Fred Leighton jewelry and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. She was one of the few women that decided to wear… Read more »