Wardrobe Wednesdays: Miley Cyrus @ MusiCares Pre-Grammy 2018 Event

Miley Cyrus fashion, Pre-Grammy MusiCares Person Of The Year 2018

Even before the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday, celebrities were bringing out their best looks, one of them being Miley Cyrus.

It really is refreshing to see her back to her old self again!

The singer took the stage at the Pre-Grammy MusiCares Person Of The Year show in NYC last week to honor Fleetwood Mac with “Landslide” while wearing an amazing black sparkly ensemble. At first I thought it was a jumpsuit, but it appears to be a separate long sleeved blouse and pant outfit, custom made by August Getty Atelier.

I love how polished and put together Miley looks in this outfit. The plain black color against the sparkles make for a  freaking fabulous look without appearing too overdone. I’m a huge fan of fun outfits like this one.

See below for a few pieces inspired by the look!

Top:

1. Forever 21, $48.00

2. Pretty Little Thing, £10.00 ($14.21 USD)

Pants:

3. Shopbop, $395.00

Jumpsuit:

4. Plasticland, $39.50

FashionMia Review

*SPONSORED

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*This post is sponsored by FashionMia. I received these items complimentary for review.

I’ve worked with a handful of brands through this blog over the last three years and never would I have imagined the ridiculousness that ensued while working with FashionMia.

FashionMia reached out to me in November 2017 about reviewing their clothing on my blog.

I was given a $50 credit to pick out a few items I liked from the site for this review. I ended up choosing four items.

I didn’t receive anything from the company until the beginning of January. It was the holiday season, so I wasn’t too peeved about it taking so long to arrive from China to New York.

But then I realized one of the four items—a burgundy blazer—wasn’t in the package I received. I contacted FashionMia to see what was up, and they said the notification system didn’t send me an email saying the item was out of stock, which would explain why it didn’t ship.

FashionMia decided to let me choose another item in place of the blazer, so I opted for a green dress. I asked if I could wait until the green dress arrived to write and film the YouTube video for my clothing review. They said yes, and assured me the dress would ship immediately. At the end of January, I got another email asking if I could post my review without having received my complete order. I was also told the green dress is out of stock.

Absolute insanity.

Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be ordering from FashionMia ever again.

Here’s a written review of the items I did receive:

Blouse: I love the light fabric and bird print on this blouse. It’s a super easy piece to match with a pair of jeans, and it’s very colorful without being too over-the-top.

Clutch Bag: I’m well aware that I shouldn’t overload this clutch bag with too many things because it might break, so I’m fine with the light material of this bag. I probably won’t use the strap much. Overall, this clutch is perfect for those who don’t need to carry too much around while on a night out. I do wish that the strap clasps weren’t so tedious to remove.

Dress: I’m not happy with the way this dress fits. The mock neck has stretched out a bit after trying on the dress twice. The chest area has an awkward fold that isn’t flattering.

Wishlist Items to Check Out on FashionMia:

Winter Outerwear

Dresses for Women

Watch me rant about this series of unfortunate events on my new YouTube channel!

 

Fan Art Fridays: Hank Green

hank green fan art

Today I found out that Hank Green, brother of John Green, has a book coming out in the fall of 2018!

Full disclosure: I have never read any of John Green’s books, but I plan to at least read Paper Towns this year. Maybe I’ll even buy Hank Green’s book, titled An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, which will be released on September 25, 2018.

In honor of this awesome literary news, I’ve decided to feature this pencil sketch of Hank Green by Ariana Filippini (CaptnArrri) on Deviant Art. The hair is so spot on. His facial expression is also quite accurate.

View the original fan art here, and check out some info about the book on Amazon.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Zoey in ‘Grown-ish’ Episode “Starboy”

Zoey, Grown-ish Ep. Starboy fashion outfit

I am absolutely loving Zoey Johnson, played by Yara Shahidi, on Freeform’s Grown-ish!

Last week’s episode, “Starboy,” featured a variety of amazing fashion and hairstyles from Zoey. The outfit she wore in the cafe scene was my favorite.

Her hair was combed in an intricately designed pony tail, paired with a vertical black and white striped sweater and denim jeans.

Totally comfy college style, I’ll say.

This is the perfect outfit for mid-winter weather. I live for tossing on a quick sweater with dark pants to head off to work some days.

See below for the original sweater (almost sold out on both store links) and a few other items inspired by the look.

Be sure to catch Grown-ish tonight on Freeform at 8pm EST!

 

Top:

1. Bloomingdale’s, $195.00 or Selfridges, $167.00

2. JCPenny, $50.00

Pants:

3. Abercrombie, $23.40-$31.20

4. GAP, $63.00

Gallery Mondays: School Nurse

compass music and arts center treasure chest art

I just spent an hour and a half sitting at my computer with a post-nasal drip (ugh, that time of the year again) trying to find something in my photo collection for this week’s Gallery Mondays. So, I came up with this small framed piece of art I found in the Treasure Chest at Compass Music and Arts Center in Vermont. The artist signature in the right corner looks like it says M. Hagel, but I’m not too sure.

I found this Saturday Evening Post-like over the summer on a short weekend getaway. The Treasure Chest is the center’s consignment shop. It’s basically a gold mine of decorative items such as paintings, ceramics, dolls and more.

I love the concerned look on the face of the kid who’s getting his ears checked by the nurse. It’s like a pleasant, pompous concern, coupled with a pair of hands folded in his lap.

I’m not sure what instrument the girl on the right is holding, but she’s clearly jazzed about it. The kid near the door seems to be holding his hand over his eye for an eye exam, but I can’t tell if he’s looking at an eye chart because the price of the frame is covering it.

Not bad for $2.

Learn more about the Treasure Chest at Compass Music and Arts Center in Vermont.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Gal Gadot @ Critics’ Choice Awards 2018

Gal Gadot, red carpet fashion Critics Choice Awards 2018

Awards season is really turning out to be stellar this year.

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot appeared on the red blue carpet for the Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 wearing a gorgeous metallic gray pleated Prada dress. The dress features a plunging neckline and a cute boho accent along the waist.

The Israeli actress took home the #SeeHer Award at the ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Her speech was quite inspiring.

See below for two dresses inspired by Gal Gadot’s Critics’ Choice Awards 2018 look and clips of her acceptance speech.

Dress:

1. Bloomingdales, $265.00

2. Jet.com, $106.97

Gallery Mondays: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ #MLKDayofService

#mlkdayofservice city year ps/is 171 the fault in our starts

On this sunny Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I volunteered with City Year New York at Patrick Henry Prep (PS/IS 171 Manhattan) to paint this book cover of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars in one of the school’s stairwells for #MLKDayofService.

I was invited to help out with #MLKDayofService by my guy, David. He served with City Year in 2015-16.

As soon as I saw the outline for The Fault In Our Stars in the stairwell we would be working in, I immediately knew I wanted to work on it for the day. I haven’t read the book, but I love John Green, and yes, I’ve seen the movie adaptation.

Now, David and definitely are not Picassos, but I think we did a pretty good job with this. Some other books that were painted as murals in the stairwells included Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Maya Angelou’s I Know Where the Caged Bird Sings. Other community service projects for #MLKDayofService involved painting college pennants, putting together health and hygiene packages, and more.

I’m really happy that the students at PS/IS 171 will come back to school tomorrow to find inspiring artwork to look at throughout the day. I know I would have loved it as a kid.

Learn more about City Year, and check out NBC’s news video that features footage of the day’s volunteer work at PS/IS 171.

P.S.: David and I are in the auditorium scenes!

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Fan Art Fridays: BØRNS

BØRNS fan art

BØRNS released his new album Blue Madonna today, and I absolutely love it.

It’s got that smooth, laid-back grooviness I’ve come to really enjoy about his music. The album features Lana del Rey on “God Save Our Young Blood” and the title track “Blue Madonna.”

My faves on the album are “Sweet Dreams”, “Iceberg”, “Second Night of Summer”, and “Tension (Interlude)”, the latter being my number one favorite track on Blue Madonna.

In celebration of Blue Madonna, I’ve decided to feature this fun piece of fan art of BØRNS that I found on Tumblr by Erin Young. It’s an oil on canvas painting that depicts the singer with pink hair wearing a floral top and sunglasses that suit him perfectly.

View the original fan art on Tumblr, and listen to Blue Madonna on Spotify.