oscars 2016 red carpet

Awards season is over, making this my last red carpet fashion post (sadly.) But what better way to end the season than with a stellar red carpet at the Oscars?! Trust me when I say, the ladies BROUGHT IT this year. Rooney Mara in Givenchy and Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein were my favorite looks of the night. I picked more of my favorites below.

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Rooney Mara, nominated for her supporting role in “Carol,” wearing Givenchy (Image via Who What Wear)

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oscars 2016 red carpet

golden globes red carpet 2016

After Christmas decorations find their places in storage and holiday excitement dwindles, along comes awards season giving me life again. Besides mine and Chris’s birthdays in January, there’s little else to look forward to during the dreary winter months. I relish watching celebrities glide across the red carpet in glistening gowns and jewelry.

So, with awards season officially upon us, here is my first red carpet roundup of 2016: the Golden Globes. Take a look at my favorite dresses.

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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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golden globes red carpet 2016

oscars 2015 red carpet looks

Another belated red carpet post, I know, but I cannot just ignore the mega fashion event that is the Oscars. No surprise, Emma Stone wore yet another stunning look, and Keira Knightley continued her streak of ethereal pregnancy dresses in a flowy Valentino number. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Oscars 2015 red carpet.

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(Photos via Refinery29)

oscars 2015 red carpet looks

all of my written work through college: week three

Written for the Tennessee Journalist, TNZN Campus Style section (2012)

Campus Style: Katie McNabb is cute, comfy in bright red maxi skirt

Katie McNabbKatie’s simple, colorful look gives off an effortless, bohemian vibe. 

Fall may be upon us, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to retire the maxi skirt. Flowy, bright pieces, such as McNabb’s skirt, are perfect transitional pieces from summer to fall. (Not to mention they are super comfortable!) When the weather starts to turn, McNabb can simply throw on a leather or denim jacket for a complete fall look.

Vital Stats:
Name: Katie McNabb
Age: 23
Major: Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management with a minor in Business
Hometown: Lenoir City, TN

What are you wearing? My skirt is Harper & Gray. It’s such a fun piece because I can wear it so many ways. The top is from Belk and is very light and comfy. Oh, and my watch is Michael Kors!
Describe your style in three words: Eclectic, Vintage, Chic
How do you dress comfortably and stylishly? Is it hard to be stylish and comfortable on campus?  I stick to pieces that are flowy and light. Skirts are my go to; they are just so comfortable! Other than that, I love to put on my favorite pair of jeans and a flowy top. I always try to buy pieces I can dress up or down. Versatility is what my wardrobe is all about! I don’t find it hard to be both [comfortable and stylish] – I want people to see my personality in my style. It makes putting outfits together all the more fun!
Where do you like to shop? Everywhere!! Online shopping is so much fun because you aren’t limited to local stores. I love going to places like Belk where I have lots of options. Cute boutiques are my guilty pleasure, if you haven’t been to Elle Boutique on Bearden Hill you need to check it out.
Where do you find inspiration? I love following all sorts of fashion blogs. I piece together my favorite looks to create my outfits!
Follow Katie on Twitter (@katielee214) and Instagram (@katieleemac).
all of my written work through college: week three

midi skirt styled three 3 ways

midi skirt styled three 3 ways
Is it fall yet? No? Too bad because fall fashion is all I can think about. Styling and playing with textures comes easier with fall clothes. Rich hues, fabrics in suede, knit and wool, coats galore, and, my favorite, boots rule the season. Get ready everyone, fall is coming. Continue reading to see how I styled one of fall’s hottest pieces three different ways.  Continue reading “midi skirt styled three 3 ways”
midi skirt styled three 3 ways

I think I’m an anglophile

First of all, the royal baby has a name! George Alexander Louis is now the most famous baby in the world (and was trending on Twitter before he even took his first breath.) The extensive media coverage of the little Prince and my current read, The Night Circus, which is set in Europe, has me infatuated with all things British. I think of a European lifestyle as classic and traditional; it’s simple but contemporary with a touch of whimsy. Whether my depiction of those across the Atlantic is accurate or not I cannot say, but I’m inspired by them nonetheless. I don’t just love modern English either; I’m fascinated by the English of any century. Keep reading to see what brings out my inner Anglophile.

royal baby via Digital Spy

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