Pretty Pretty Princess

Eeeek!!! Despite my parents’ best efforts and frequent admonishments from my husband, I will NEVER grow up. I still like chocolate milk, have frequent tantrums, and enjoy playing dress up just as much as ever. In fact, I think I probably like playing dress up even more now. So when I first took this blush tulle skirt out of the package, in a display of sophisticated delight I immediately shrieked “look at my new princess skirt!!” Yes, this skirt is the stuff that little girls’ dreams are made of, but it’s also totally grown-up chic. I paired it with a striped cropped tee and studded heels to up the cool factor and down the Disney factor… even though I definitely sang a few refrains of Let It Go.

The thing about tulle skirts though is that they’re totally versatile (and currently all the rage). Whether you’re channeling Carrie Bradshaw in a tiered mini or your feeling bridal in an ivory midi, it creates the perfect dreamy look every time. I admit it takes a bold fashionista to don several yards of tulle for an everyday look, but no guts no glory, amirite?? Uptown Manhattan or Downtown Disney, I am totally on board with the tulle trend either way.

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tulle skirt and cropped tee | blushandblonde.com

tulle skirt and cropped tee | blushandblonde.com

tulle skirt and cropped tee | blushandblonde.com

tulle skirt and cropped tee | blushandblonde.com

tulle skirt and cropped tee | blushandblonde.com

Skirt: c/o The Girl That Loves // Top: c/o The Girl That Loves // Shoes: Valentino // Clutch: Benevolent Jewels

The Emmys Red Carpet: The Good, The Bad, and Lena Dunham

Oh em gee you guys, there’s nothing I love more than a good red carpet. I don’t  know if I’d go so far as to call the 2014 Emmys red carpet “good”… I found it a little lackluster to be honest… but it gave me plenty of judging ammunition. There’s nothing more I can really ask for. Without further ado, I present you with my best and worst dressed of the night.

The Good

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Michelle Monaghan: I thought Michelle looked beyond elegant in Giambattista Valli Couture. It was such a simple, modest look and the soft curls and gold accessories set it off perfectly… it was all very old school glam. Congratulations Miss Monaghan, you earned my top spot. It’s not easy to do.

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Michelle Dockery: Another Michelle took the number two spot… Michelle Dockery of Downton Abbey. Lady Mary looked perf and flawless (as usual) in Rosie Assouin. There’s not much else to say… the woman can do no wrong.

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Katherine Heigl: I actually completely forgot about Izzie Katherine Heigl until last night, but I was reminded in a most pleasant way. Katherine looked gorgeous and totally 1940′s glamorous in a sweeping gold John Hayles gown. Total golden girl.

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Natalie Dormer: Total. Girl. Crush. Margaery Tyrell sizzled in a body-hugging J. Mendel and tousled blonde waves. Sorry Cersei, upstaged again.

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January Jones: I wasn’t a fan of the slightly greasy looking hair and bangs… but OMG the Prabal Gurung dress. The textured fabric, the hemline, the caged heels… it was all black and red drama and I loved it. But then again, I can be a bit of a drama queen.

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Heidi Klum: The supermodel turned Project Runway star looked so elegant and chic in this simple Zac Posen gown! But I mean let’s be honest… Heidi Klum could look chic in just about anything.

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Julia Roberts: The timeless Julia Roberts took a risk in a short Ellie Saab Couture ensemble, and it totally paid off. Besides, if I were her, I’d show off those legs too.

The Bad

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Taissa Farmiga: Taissa stole her grandmother’s best curtains to put over her Honor frock, but I think the real crime is the knock-kneed, pigeon-toed stance. It looks like the American Horror Story star is about to break out into the Monster Mash.

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Sarah Silverman: Sarah made a quick stop at the Army surplus store before the Emmys and snagged a couple of old green Class A’s reworked into a Marni. There’s a reason they don’t wear greens anymore Sarah, it’s because they’re fugly.

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Kerry Washington: Kerry showed up in a bedazzled, Halloween themed Prada. Look, all I know is that Olivia Pope would never wear this. Never. Ever. 

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Christina Hendricks: Um it’s all a little too much. The hair is clashing magnificently with the Marchesa and someone needs to tell Christina about volumizing hairspray stat. I mean did she just give up when she got to the top? Did she get too overwhelmed by her 8th grade formal dress and oversized Claire’s accessories?

Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham: Lena in her Giambattista Valli Couture gets her own category because I literally. Can’t. Even. See that face? That’s the face of desperation. That’s the face of being on a severely over-ruffled runaway train and knowing it’s too late to stop. That’s the face of looking like a four year old’s birthday cake. That’s the face of yet another terrible Lena Dunham fashion choice.

All images via E! Online and Vogue

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