Golden Globe Awards 2014

Hello All! Welcome to Salty Waters 2014! Haven’t been blogging as much lately, but thought to myself… Hmmm, what better way to come back then by talking Golden Globe fashion!

Watching the Golden Globe Awards last night was absolutely mesmerizing! The stars pulled all the stops and dress after dress just made me more impressed. However, that doesn’t mean that everybody dressed his or her best. We’re going to start with the worst. Here are my 3 least favorite ensembles of the night:

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Zoe Saldana, this dress just makes no sense. It looks like scraps from some leftover prom dresses! Not a good choice Zoe!

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Emma Watson, I actually love this outfit! I think it’s really chic and looks good on her, but it is not appropriate for the Golden Globes!

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Taylor Swift… What can I say about this dress? Really, not very much because it’s so boring. It looks good on her, but there is just nothing special about this dress.

Now that I have put those less than lovely Golden Globe outfits to shame, let’s get to the fun stuff: OUR FAVORITES! I absolutely love seeing beautiful people in beautiful fashion. I mean, the best part about award show season is seeing these breathtaking pieces of art all along the red carpet isn’t it? This is when you can truly appreciate what these master designers create. When you think about it, all of the most timeless moments start with a gorgeous gown!

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Feeling inspired by these Golden Globe fashions? Here are some ways to create your own outfits that are realistic options based on all the Hollywood award show glam we experienced last night!

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American Apparel Cotton Spandex Sleeveless Mini Dress- $40.00

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Urban Outfitters Motel Venus Cold Shoulder Bodycon Dress- ON SALE $39.99

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Urban Outfitters Out From Under Thalia Branded Bra Top- $34.00

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Stuck In The Middle With You

This weeks fashion favorite of mine is the midi ring! Basically, they are rings that hit just below your top knuckle and sit in the middle of your finger. I think they add an earthy edge to normal accessories and are the latest most popular fashion trend. There are plenty of DIY mid-rings or you can find them at some stores near you. I found mine for just $6 at The Fells Point Surf Shop.

I chose a simple ring that accents my engagement ring without overshadowing it (and don’t make fun of my nails, in process of painting them now ya’ll)!

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There are also a ton of midi rings out there that have a lot of flare and style or they can me as simple as you’d like!

 

If you’d rather create a knuckle ring that is original and unique to your taste I found this awesome DIY tutorial that is super easy and you don’t need too many supplies either! Hope you all find your midi ring swag like I have! I can’t take mine off!!! Oh, and HAPPY FASHION FRIDAY!

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Which Suit Suits You!

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Temperatures are heating up and you know what that means ladies? More pool time! Pools, although refreshing and fun can be intimidating for most women who are uncomfortable showing off their bodies in a bathing suit, but that’s all going to change!

First of all, I hope every lovely lady out there knows that no matter what shape you are, that you are without a doubt BEAUTIFUL! The female form, whether curvy or thin, is a magnificent creation and should never be looked at or treated as anything other than that! The secret is knowing what clothes and in this case, swimsuits, compliment your body type the best. You’d be surprised at how big of a difference you can see and feel by simply changing the cut or size of your suit!

    • For Bigger Busts: Try to go for a bathing suit brand that allows you to choose your top by bra size, this way you can make sure you find a top that you know will fit! Also, underwire and straps that are wide and sturdy will keep the girls where you want them! I would also lean towards a halter shaped suit, this raises your top up and gives you more support.
    • For Bigger Bottoms: If you have a bigger booty, don’t fret, it’s a good thing! For my more modest women out there the skirt bottom is always an easy go to that you can feel comfortable in, but you can also choose bottoms that are a bit more high-cut this lengthens your legs and lifts your bottom instead of widening it. Don’t forget just because you may be pear shaped, doesn’t mean that’s all anyone sees; If you choose a bandeau style top it will help to balance out your entire figure!
    • For Smaller Tops: If you aren’t to curvy, there are a ton of easy fixes. Most bathing suits come with padding that can help enhance and enlarge the look of your chest. You can also choose bandeau tops and tops with cups built in. Another tip is to choose tops with embellishments like ruffles, this can add attention to your top, but instead of seeing a smaller chest, people will see your cute swimsuit!
    • For Bigger Bellies: There is no need to put your belly out there if it’s not in a shape that you are happy with, so when trying to slim down your look and conceal your torso try tankinis, but make sure the top is long enough and a big enough size or you can create a dreaded muffin-top look. Rouging, chevron stripes, and retro style bottoms also can all help help hide your tummy!
    • Picture from swimwearshack.com

      Picture from swimwearshack.com

For more tips and tricks try taking this quiz from Women’s Health Magazine to help find the perfect suit for you! Now you can go have some fun in the sun without feeling self-concious about your body. I mean come on, what an easy fix to the dreaded swimsuit season dilemma!!!

America’s Most Patriotic

This week’s fashions have me seeing red, white, and blue! Here are my top three fashion favorites for Fourth of July or anytime you want to show your USA pride!

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  • Red, White, & Blue Bandanas:

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All About Aztec!

TGIFF—Thank God It’s FASHION FRIDAY! From now on you can expect to see all the latest and greatest fashion favorites on Salty Waters every Friday! angie sweaterLately, I have been all about Aztec prints! I think their just great because anyone can wear them! It doesn’t matter if you are a conservative fashionista or a bit more bohemian-chic, trust me there is an Aztec print out there for you!

The best thing about these prints is that they are great for all seasons AND they add a pop of design that can make any outfit stand out! aztec toms My favorite Aztec items lately are my Classic Tribal Knit Toms! They are super cute and cozy for colder weather, but I’ve even been wearing them with shorts on the not-so-hot summer days!  The same goes for my Angie Neon Tribal Sweater that Nick gave me last Christmas from the Fells Point Surf Shop! I wore it all during the winter and luckily the neon goes great with my summer wardrobe for when I need an extra layer! IMG_1497And Don’t worry guys; us girls aren’t the only ones who get to have all the fun! I’ve seen some great summer tanks and board shorts for guys with awesome tribal designs on them! Or check out Nick in his tribal button down from Urban Outfitters!

Now, for the summer you can find tribal print sundresses or Aztec skirts and shorts anywhere! But it’s not all about these patterns on your clothes ladies—I say: No Aztec outfits? No problem! Add your tribal touch with some really cute (and really easy) nail designs like these:

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Go ahead and add some Aztec flair to whatever you wear to make a statement that no one can ignore!!! Happy FASHION FRIDAY Everyone!