5 Favorites: Golden Globes edition

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Like many, I watch the Golden Globes for the dresses. I don't really care about the awards, since it's guaranteed that I haven't seen most of the TV shows or movies that are being awarded. Also, I'm clueless enough that Stephen and I had a conversation that went something like this:

Me: What are the Golden Globes for anyways?
Stephen (watching football): Not sure.
Me: What's the difference between them and the Grammys?
Stephen: The Grammy's are for music.
Me: No wait, I meant what's the difference between that and the Emmys?
Stephen: I think you mean the Oscars.
Me: Yeah that one.
Stephen: Not sure. Wiki it?

The only part that I really care about is the E News fashion commentary, and the football playoffs won over that this year (what can I say, I'm a good wife...and that's what the DVR is for). 

On to the dresses though! There were some really beautiful ones this year, and was it just me, or did they seem overall classier than usual? My favorites gravitated towards classic lines, shimmery neutrals, or pops of color:

1. Guiliana's was my absolute favorite: a beautiful shade of burgundy, A-line skirt, and classy sheer top instead of strapless. Loved it.

 2. I thought Zooey Deschanel looked fun and chic but still formal enough (and the shoes!):

3. I'm generally not a fan of strapless, but Taylor Swift pulled off her dress perfectly. It was just simple enough and the skirt is so, so pretty.

4. I had to google who this girl (Tatiana Maslany) was (apparently she played Mary in The Nativity and guest-starred on Parks and Recreation). Anyways, her dress was minimalistic and classy and I love the way it draped.

5. While I'm not a fan at all of the plunging neckline, the silhouette, cap sleeves, and perfectly placed gold pattern make Julianna Marguiles dress a favorite.

Two more that I personally liked but got mixed reviews: Julia Roberts and Clare Bowen. It was risky but I think that Julia Roberts pulled off the shirt/dress combo; I like that she modified a strapless dress and I also like the black/white combo and sparkly belt. Clare Bowen's dress was really unique with a fun color combo and flattering fit.


And since preggo looks are relevant to me right now, here you go. Kerry Washington looked beautiful but I thought her dress was too matronly (kind of looks like a mother-of-the-bride dress with the sleeves cut off?) Olivia Wilde is the clear winner of the three in her flattering, form-fitting dark green dress (also we are due around the same time). Drew Barrymore's dress was such a gorgeous pattern/fabric/color combo but the shape ruined it for me; I think that something to define her waist above her bump would have transformed it completely.

Linking up with Hallie. What were your favorites?

All images via huffingtonpost.com and latimes.com


  1. Oh I agree...Julie Bowden had such a stunning colorful gown, and Olivia Wilde was breathtaking! I missed Giuliana's dress! That is gorgeous! So fun to watch:)

  2. LOVED your choices. I had not seen Guilianna's. Stunning. i did a similar post as well. Gotta love all the beautiful gowns!. Have an awesome day!!

  3. Such beautiful gowns! I loved that cap sleeve that Julianna Marguiles wore.

  4. Agree! The only one I would add is Michelle Dockery ~ modern and classy!

  5. You have impeccable taste, my dear! :)

  6. Love Love!!! and so happy to have found your blog!

  7. I don't even know how Olivia pulled off that look whilst looking like a smokeshow. Some people, sheesh. (P.S. I loved your first pick, definitely one I didn't see on my twitter dash but am loving.)

  8. I love Olivia's look and i agree about Drew Barrymore.



  9. I've never heard of her before but I love the dress on Tatiana Maslany. Great picks!


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