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Style Breakdown: Golden Globe Awards 2013

For last night’s Golden Globe Awards, I was posted up on the black carpet of the Weinstein Party. And since I wasn’t covering THE awards red carpet, I opted for a short cocktail-friendly frock instead of a long, flowy gown - something to celebrate the evening in after the official ceremony was over and done, and stars were ready to get down with fancy mini-flutes of Moet.

Getting in on the nude/neutrals trend (though in a less ice capades way than J-Lo did), I picked up this taupe-y pewter Elizabeth & James draped number and paired it with some nude Zara kitten heels. I especially loved the draping and folded fabric on the dress because it allowed room for important things like eating the free Brownie Brittle they were handing out. Oh, and I found my dress, off-the-rack, on TJ Maxx mega-sale for… wait for it… $44. Drops mic.

Dress, Elizabeth & James found at TJ Maxx. Kitten heels, Zara. Pendant, gift.

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LNOA: Meeting Time

I have these broad swimmer/surfer shoulders which make me hesitant to wear anything with shoulder embellishments for fear of being mistaken for Patrick Chung of the Patriots (yes, I named Chung because he is the first Asian in the NFL who comes to mind). Still, when I found this Elizabeth & James frock, I couldn’t resist: I’m a sucker for well-placed grommets on a sleek sheath. So much of a sucker, in fact, I got the dress in black as well. I wore the pale pink/nude version to a meeting recently and paired it with black and gold spiked DV by Dolce Vita booties (not shown).

I got a few compliments on it so I think my football shoulders concern was all for not; or maybe everyone was just too polite to say what they really thought so they erred on the side of positive and told me it looked awesome. Toss-up!

Studded shoulder dress, Elizabeth & James.

Not me, wearing the same dress.

BET Awards was my time to get a little funkier and edgier. I’d been sitting on this dress - not literally - for a bit and though it’d go kinda balleristic (yep - “baller”istic; you’re welcome) with a Gwen Stefani-esque pompadour (complete with mini-braids on the sides, although you cannot tell from the picture) and my black cage DV by Dolce Vita shoots (shoe-boots; not pictured). While the frock is nude, the material was hardly see-through so I didn’t have to worry about underthings showing. Studded shoulder dress, Elizabeth & James. Jewelry, Forever 21. View high resolution

BET Awards was my time to get a little funkier and edgier. I’d been sitting on this dress - not literally - for a bit and though it’d go kinda balleristic (yep - “baller”istic; you’re welcome) with a Gwen Stefani-esque pompadour (complete with mini-braids on the sides, although you cannot tell from the picture) and my black cage DV by Dolce Vita shoots (shoe-boots; not pictured). While the frock is nude, the material was hardly see-through so I didn’t have to worry about underthings showing. Studded shoulder dress, Elizabeth & James. Jewelry, Forever 21.

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