Friday, July 15, 2011

Red Carpet Rundown: Harry Potter

So I waited too long to get my Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II tickets, and by the time we go our act together all the midnight shows in our area (seven in Davis alone), were sold out. My Dad and I instead are off to Natomas to see it today at 11 AM.  To get myself even more excited for the movie, I've decided to feature the Harry Potter cast on the red carpet.  Here are some of the notable choices the cast made in  London and New York. Starting off in London:

It's all about Emma Watson, as per usual. I suggest you check out this great slideshow over at NY Mag of her style evolution at the premieres, from little girl to grown-up glamazon.

Daniel Radcliffe dapper in Simon Spurr
Emma Watson in Oscar de la Renta
Rupert Grint

Click on through for lots more stars and pics from the NYC red carpet as well!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Musings: Ombré Nails

All the cool girls in the blogosphere seem to be rocking ombré nails (see my French style terms post for more on the term). So of course I had to get in on the act. Here are a few of the lovely examples I've seen:

Mode Bay Area has some good how-to tips as well.

After the jump, more inspiration and my first attempt.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Man Musings: Charlie Day

Last Saturday I saw Horrible Bosses. I've already discussed my love for Jason Bateman in detail.  So you guys know how I'm a sucker for funny men with boyish faces. I also am a big It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Thus, I'm a Charlie Day fan.  He was really funny (I thought) in Horrible Bosses. Adorably ridiculous, as per usual. Here are a few pictures that show why this Julia and Dr. Julia (Jen Aniston) in the movie, are both fans of this guy (or at least his characters).

What I Wore: East Bay Evening

Gap Shirt, Old Navy Plus Dark Wash Jeggings

Yesterday afternoon, I headed down to the East Bay (Berkeley and Emeryville) to catch up with my friend from my year in France, Katie. You can see us in the Côte d'Azur here. She was kind enough to take a picture of me in front of my old apartment (which happens to be for rent).

Since I was driving from 95 degree Davis to 65 degree Berkeley, I could wear boots and pants! This March I ordered my first pair of Frye boots. One of my personal (shopping) goals working for Gap Inc. was to get a deal on a pair of Fryes from Piperlime. This was a bit of a challenge since the pair I wanted were $218 (beyond my general shoe budget) and are mostly excluded from all our promotions. This March, however, during Give & Get (a thrice annually 30% off Friends and Family charity event sale extravaganza), they were not excluded! As for the rest my outfit, when it got chilly in the evening, I added a light denim jacket and a navy horizontal striped scarf. You know me and stripes this season.

Frye Engineer 12R in Gaucho

Before driving down to the Bay for the evening,  I spent the afternoon on the couch (with my Mom of course) watching Derek Jeter smash his way to his 3,000th hit. Said hit was of course a home run, and he went an unbelievable 5-for-5 at the plate, and basically single handedly won the game. I was so excited that I decided to break out my Yankee cap pendant (seen quite tiny above, larger below). Even if you don't like the Yankees, or don't care about baseball, you should read the article. It was a magical day.