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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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!

Salty Waters: A Blog Without Limits

I guess I’ll start off with a little intro on who I am and what this blog is about… My name is Isabella, but everyone has called me Izzy since before I can remember.

Me at a drum circle back in the day!

Me at a drum circle back in the day!

I am 20 years old, a Maryland native, engaged to a beautiful man named Nicholas, a student at Towson University, and constantly striving to be better than I was yesterday.

I am hoping that my blog will be somewhat of a lifestyle blog, meaning I will include fun events and activities! I plan on including anything and everything in this blog! I love fashion, food, and fun!  I also obviously love music and am fascinated by the many different forms of raw human artistry in this world.

However, while this will be a lifestyle blog; life isn’t really all fun parties and happy times is it? I want this blog to not only include the positive things we have in this world, but I also will use this blog to tell personal stories, my opinions on today’s top issues and to speak about many different scenarios that we can all relate to. I would like my posts to be able to relate to people on all levels

Nicholas and I on our first Valentine’s day together

Nicholas and I on our first Valentine’s day together

and I feel that by making “Salty Waters” a blog without limits, I can truly express all life has to offer, both good and bad (but mostly good of course!).

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Sweet Life Festival 2013

This blog will have posts ranging from fun recipes that I enjoy and the fashion statements that I adore, to serious emotional obstacles that I feel need to be expressed!  I will be including everything from today’s top trends to daily life happenings, and I hope any readers out there tell me what they’d like to read and hear about so that I can include more!

I titled my blog “Salty Waters” because to me it is a metaphor of sorts. It refers to the reality and beauty in life.

Sometimes you hear people use “salty” as a term to say something or someone is upset, bitter, or hurt over something. This to me refers to the obstacles and hardships that we all face. However, salt water itself is a natural healing property. Whether from tears or from the sea, salt water has a way of healing our pain.

To me the title “Salty Waters” is a play on how even on life’s worst days; tumblr_lyt8075muq1r3ldjho1_500 there is still a magnificently beautiful world around us with unparalleled wisdom and gloriousness still out there waiting to be discovered.

Now I believe that’s all you need to know about this blog and while I am highly aware that my blog may never be read by anyone except for myself, I do hope that if it is read that it helps open minds and open hearts to all that life has to offer. Live life deliberately my friends!