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“Who Are You Wearing?”… TFB’s Red Carpet Rundown

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Let’s talk Oscars. Oscar Sunday is/has/always will be one of my favorite days. There’s just something in the air… the excitement, the anticipation… it feels a little bit like Christmas.

Not gonna lie though… this year I was a little underwhelmed. The show was great, Ellen is hilar, but I felt the fashion was a little… eh. Usually there is that one person that seriously hits it out of the park, and the other who needs to fire their stylist… STAT. Though there were plenty of hits and misses… none of them really blew me away.

Nonetheless… here is my recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Let’s start with the ugly (cuz let’s face it, that’s everyone’s favorite part).

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– Anne Hathaway in Gucci: OMG. Anne, is that you? I think it is, but I can’t see your face as I’ve been completely blinded by your obnoxious gown. Her dress was over the top x 100… and not in a good way. When she presented the first award I had to don an oversized pair of sunnies. It was soooooo sparkly and distracting that TBH… I have no idea what she was presenting for, and I may or may not have had a mini-siezure from all of the flashing lights radiating off of her chest. Sorry Anne, you’re uber talented, but this was not your best look.

– Julia Roberts in Givenchy: I love you, always have, always will. You can pretty much do no wrong, well… maybe just this once. Honestly, she is so gorgeous that she could pretty much wear a paper bag and kill it. Maybe she should have. The peplum… STOP. Peplum is probably the most unflattering trend. Ever. I was really hoping it would disappear in 2014… but sadly my hopes were dashed last night. Whatever. I still love her.

– Mindy Kaling in Salvador Perez: You are one of my favorite female comedienne, hands down… but again with the peplum. Just don’t. I beg of you. She did look super cute though, and her Neil Lane jewels were to-die. Just promise me… no more peplum.

– Jennifer Garner in Oscar De La Renta: One word. Tassels. Tassels on tassels on tassels… literally. This flapper-esque gown was just too costume-y. Guess she’s still miffed about not getting a part in Gatsby.

– Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel: When I saw the back of this gown I was in love… then she turned around. Oy. Just too much going on. Her dress had a major multiple-personality disorder thing going on. The cutouts… the mesh… the too-low slit with the fringe…the blood red detailing on the midriff… it was confused. And BTW… since when is J. Mendel designing gowns for Hot Topic?

Now onto the good…

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– Charlize Theoron in Dior: Is this girl human… I’m going with no. She is so beyond beautiful, I don’t even get it. She is the epitome of effortless Hollywood glam. The juxtaposition of the sculpted black gown and the nude straps was perfect. I love how she always keeps her accessories, hair, and makeup to a minimum… letting her gown speak for itself. Flawless.

– Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace: Wow! She seriously killed it. The white dress, the plunging neckline, and the CAPE. Ugh. She looked like freaking superwoman, in a good way. Remember when Lupita Nyong’o wore that insane Ralph Lauren red caped gown to the Golden Globes? The cape is by far my favorite new red carpet trend.

– Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Couture: Could she be any more likable? I think not. Exhibit A… she fell. AGAIN. She’s such a spaz, but so poised at the same time. I mean, she’s only 23 and can hang with the best of the best. This Dior gown fit her like a glove. I loved everything about this dress… the simple structure, the color, the minimal details. Also loved the drop necklace down the back. Win, win.

Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein: This gown was SO classic and different from everything else we saw. The high neckline, the capped sleeves, and the simple slit up the back = proof that you don’t have to show a ton of skin to look super sexy. Calvin Klein always kills it with their understated elegance. Her diamond studded Bulgari choker was kind of insane too. She looked beautiful.

Favorite risk-taker…

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– Pharrell Williams: He is just so stinkin’ cute. He also doesn’t age which kind of weirds me out. He’s 40… just sayin’. He ditched his Arby’s style hat and opted for some Lanvin tuxedo shorts instead. I don’t know many guys who could pull this off, but he is definitely one of them.

And the award for best dressed couple goes to…

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– Olivia Wilde in Valentino and Jason Sudeikis: Olivia and her unborn child have never looked better. This was the perfect dress to show off her baby bump. The gorgeous open back  with the black and white detailing  was spot-on. The front was simple… not too-tight, but not too drape-y. Perfection. She is honestly so gorgeous. And I’m sorry, but when did Jason Sudeikis get SO hotttt? His midnight blue Prada tux was perfectly tailored, I love the tapered pants, and he just looked smokin’. End of story. Midnight blue is by far my favorite new man-trend. I also loved Kevin Spacey in his blue duds… very dapper. And Ellen looked so cute in her deep blue, sparkly Saint Laurent ‘smoking jacket’. Blue is the new black.

So that’s my red carpet rundown. Agree? Disagree? Who made you swoon… and who made you reach for your air-sickness bag? Tell, tell!!

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Spring Has Almost Sprung

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Woah, woah, woah… wait a minute. When did it become March? I’m pretty sure I was just stuffing the turkey and trimming the tree… and now we’re heading into Spring ( although the weather may indicate otherwise ). WTH?? Yep… Spring is exactly 20 days away.

So, what’s a girl to do…? Shop, naturally. To me, Spring means flowy dresses, floppy hats, oversized sunnies, tons of fringe, trying to incorporate a lot of little color into my wardrobe, giant bell bottoms, and floral prints for days. I’m building up my Spring wardrobe right now so that when Spring has sprung… I’m ready and waiting!

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I  Sunflower Daze Smock Dress $15.80

II  Gothic Shield Necklace $8.80

III Touch of Glam Wool Fedora $16.80

IV  Flower Patch Slit Maxi Skirt $15.80

V  Throwback Blooms Crop Top $8.80

VI  Jeffrey Campbell Everly Boot $195

VII Ecote Manzano Suede Fringe Backpack $129

VIII  MINKPINK Walk This Way Sunglasses $40

IX  Raga Boho-Print Bell Flare Pant $84

So… what are YOUR Spring-time essentials?!?

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Real vs. Steal: Pretty Little… Bra?

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Sry. I am kind of obsessed with Pretty Little Liars. Shhh. I can’t help it. No, I’m not 13… but I might as well be.

I love being able to get a good mystery and even better fashion all in one show.

I’ve been really into the criss-cross bra-strap thing for awhile. No, I’m not talking about the racerback, between the shoulder deal. I’m talking about the criss-cross in the front between the… well, you know. It’s like a reverse mullet… this time the party is totally in the front.

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Anyway… back to my guilty pleasure. Emily was totally wearing one of these lil numbers on last night’s epi and I fell in love all over again. I love how it just barely peeks out and makes you wonder… is that part of the top, or just a killer bra? So, I did what I do best… scoured the internet and found the real… and the steal.

+ Lonely Sabel Cutout Bra $94

+ FXXI Garden Rose Corset Bra $14.80

IDK about you… but I’m not really in the market for a hundred-dollar bra… so what do u guys think?? Splurge on the real… or save with the steal?

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TFB x LuLu*s… So This Is Love

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I’m in love, I’m in love… & I don’t care who knows it! I’m talking Meant to be, written in the stars, Romeo & Juliette kind of love [ minus the feuding families, the whole balcony situation, & the poetic, yet tragic death ]. So, who is it you may ask… well, it’s not so much of a “who” as a “what”.

The-Fashion-Bite-LuLus-Collab-Lifeguard-Tower THIS dress from LuLu*s is seriously the LOML  love of my life. I just can’t get enough of it { p.s. it’s a LuLu’s exclusive }. It was love at first site, it’s a mutual thing, and it’s growing stronger every day.

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I don’t know what it is. I’m all about putting outfits together, mixing, matching, and clashing prints. It’s fun… it’s also a lot of work. There is something about having that one, simple piece that you can throw on, feel sexy and feminine, and not have to worry about layering, accessorizing, and trying to plan the perfect look.

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This baby is kind of a one stop shop. Seriously… it’s such a gorgeous piece, which makes it easy to keep it simple stupid. On this day in particular, I decided even shoes were optional.

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I’m pretty sure this is the kind of love that lasts a lifetime… So… what’s your favorite easy, breezy piece?

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Real vs. Steal: GI Jane

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I know I’ve blogged about my favorite combat boots about twenty five- hundred times… but I can’t help it. When I like something… I like something. So sue me.

Why do I love these boots… well, they are comfy as hell and go with anything and everything. Shorts, skirts, leggings, sweats. I’m serious. They rarely leave my feet.

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BUT… I have to tell you guys that I found a KILLER steal. Like. It’s ridic. Nine eyelets… check. Floral fold-down… check. Totally to-die… check check check. The ‘steal’ is a little more ‘boot-like’ than the ‘real’, which makes me wonder… do I need them both? <– Told you I have a problem. Anyway, at $80 smackaroos, I feel that the ‘reals’ are totally justifiable… however, if you’re pinching your pennies, these ‘steals’ are right up your alley!

► Real: Dr. Martens Stratford Leather 9-Eye Sneaker Boots $80

► Steal: FXXI Pretty-Tough Combat Boots $39.80

So… which ones do you pick… the ‘real’, the ‘steal’… or both, LOLZ.

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Today Is Perfect

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It may be the middle of February… but here in SD you would seriously never know it! I really can’t complain about being able to soak up the sun and work on my tan in the middle of winter, esp when the rest of the country seems to be freezing their a**es off. Honestly, it makes me feel a little guilty. But whateves, I can’t control the weather… so I might as well enjoy it!

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I’ll admit… even living in the most beautiful city, it can be tough to tear myself away from the computer. Like seriously… it’s a problem. A big one. Buuuuuuut, being an O’Neill Style Ambassador encourages me to do just that… and do so in style.

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If you couldn’t already tell… I love throwing on a kimono over about anything and everything… light, breezy, and perfect for this SD weather… year round!

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These new fringe boots are everything… the more fringe, the better IMHO.

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It wouldn’t be a perfect day if I didn’t spend it with my partner in crime… Frida!

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What’s your idea of the perfect day?!?

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Lovers & Friends

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So, unless you have been hiding under a rock… you probably know that V-day is right around the corner.

Yes. Valentines day may be a cheesy holiday created by greeting card & candy companies to rake in the dough, but whateves. Who cares? It’s an excuse to be girly, wear pink, eat chocolate, and give and get some presies. I’m in.

If you know me but AT ALL you know I may or may not have a little major shopping addiction. This extends far beyond shopping for myself. I also loooove buying gifts. It’s a way to feed my addiction and not feel quite so guilty as I am not on the receiving end.

That being said… here are some of my fav finds for your guy or gal pals for the big V.

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THE-FASHION-BITE-KATIE-ROOF-valentines-day-she I  CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Suspicious $27 Δ The perfect pink-ish red.

II  ELIZABETH AND JAMES Nirvana Black $22 Δ A sexy, musky vanilla. MK+A can do no wrong.

III  FXXI Sleek Chic Ring Set $4.80 Δ Love dainty gold finger candy.

IV  FXXI Love You Mirror Compact $3.80 Δ Tell ’em how you really feel.

V  UO Magical Thinking Colorblock Catch-All Dish $24 Δ Perfect for rings and things.

VI  MAC Creamsheen Lipstick in Sunny Seoul $16 Δ My all time fav pink lippy.

VII  UO Laboratory Flower Vases $24 Δ Who doesn’t love flowers… and beakers.

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I  LOSER MACHINE Samson Beanie $28.00 Δ Love a basic black beanie.

II  TOM FORD Private Blend ‘Tobacco Vanille’ Eau de Parfum $210.00 Δ Mmm. Sweet yet manly.

III  COMME DES GARCONS ‘Classic’ French Wallet $205.00 Δ Comme Des Garcons never goes out of style.

IV  BROOKLYN GROOMING Fort Greene Classic Shave Oil $48.00 Δ So you can snuggle up to a smooth shave.

V  NIXON Sentry Stainless Steel Watch $250.00 Δ Chic and timeless.

VI  THE TIE BAR Dynamite Tie Clip $18.00 Δ A sexy little tie clip.

VII  RAY BAN ‘Classic Wayfarer’ 50mm Sunglasses $150.00 Δ All men look smokin’ in a good pair of wayfarers.

VIII  UO Classic Suspender $18.00 Δ Cuz there’s nothing sexier than a man in suspenders.

IX  URBAN RENEWAL German Leather Keychain $14.00 Δ Simple / understated / practical.

What are your fave V-day finds??

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What A ‘Tees’

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If there’s one thing I can’t live without… it’s a good tee. Seriously… I live and die in a good old t-shirt. I’m not just talking any old tee. It’s gotta be softer than soft, fall just right, and look supa phresh!

My favs typically feature one of my favorite bands (preferably from the 70’s), some sort of ironic pun (perhaps about a cat), or a cool, local company.

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My current fav… this super soft crop via Typical Culture.

Here are some of my fav pieces straight from my closet… and others that will probably be hanging there by the end of the week  ;)

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► Oh Boy Sporty Tee $14.80

► Shredded Metal Noir Muscle Tee $14.80

► Oversized Nirvana Tee $15.80

► Rock N Roll Van Halen Tee $15.80

► Mickey Burnout Tee $12.99

► Heisenberg Tee $12.99

► Cat Print Crop Top $13.80

► David Bowie Starman Tee $12.99

► Ramones Muscle Tee $15.80

What’s your favorite way to rock a plain ol’ tee??

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Out With The Old…

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So, I’ve decided to take pre-emptive actions agains Spring cleaning. I’m just in the mood to start fresh and make room for good things to come my way. Soooooo… as the old saying goes… out with the old & in with the new!

Even though I’m completely OCD in just about every aspect of my life, I’ll admit, I can be a bit of a pack-rat. I guess I’m just a little bit super nostalgic. Like… do I really need to hang on to my Disneyland Passport that expired in ’91…? Probably not.

Anyway, cleaning out your closet / room / house / life can be kind of a daunting task. What’s the best way to tackle it? First of all you’ve gotta have the right mind-set. If you’re not ready to let go… it’s not the right time. If you are in the mood to get rid of absolutely everything… do it. I can almost guarantee you won’t regret a single thing you get rid of. Also, designate piles. In my case, I had four… Stay, Go, Goodwill, and Tradesy. P.S. The Fashion Bite’s Tradesy Closet will be up and running soon… so stay tuned.

Being able to access all of my favorite pieces ( and only having things that I actually wear in my closet ) totally gives me piece of mind. Plus… as a self-proclaimed shopping addict, I made plenty of room for some new goodies. Speaking of shopping… you can now easily shop my style. Just click on the “SHOP” link in my menu and get your shop on ;)

I know this may not sound like the most exciting way to spend your weekend… but it totally made my day!! So spill… what are your tips for cutting out the clutter?

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Everybody Wants To Be A Cat…

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…because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.

Want to know a guilty pleasure of mine?? Yes, Bachelor fantasy league is one of them (who do you guys think is going to win BTW)… but I was actually thinking more along the lines of feline fashion.

I am a self proclaimed dog person… all the way. But when it comes to clothes and accessories I’m all about the C.A.T. I like things that are quirky, tongue-in-cheek, and a little ironic Meow.

Here are some of my favorite feline finds…

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+ Stop It Meow Pullover Sweatshirt $19.99 <– on sale!! [ I seriously live in this sweatshirt. ]

Me and Her Casselini Animal Clutch $205

ASOS Flat Top Cat Eye Sunglasses $22

Meow For Measuring Cups $35

Vintage Fierce About Fashion Pin $15

+ FXXI Spot-On Jumpsuit $25

ASOS Cat Print Top $45

+ Meow Pint Glass $8

Animal Face No-Show Sock $12

Plum & Bow Cat Ring Holder $7

Cat & Mousepad $15

Fun Stuff Meow iPhone Case $16

+ Kitten Knee-High Sock $14

+ Jonathan Adler Cat Salt & Pepper Shakers $48

+ ASOS Cat Ear Ring $11

So… are you feelin’ it… or should I stop it right meow?!?

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