Southern Chic Style

- Red Carpet Style: Golden Globe Standouts of 2013 -

This year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet had a few recurring themes:

1. Colors - red, blacks, whites/nudes (including ballet pink) were on 90% of those on the red carpet in satin, lace, and more

2. Necklines - plunging, strapless, covered & long sleeve, off the shoulder

3. Fit - mermaid gowns, princess, and high slits

4. Hair - Pretty & soft worn down, slightly messy updos, sleek & perfect updos, side-swept (low side bun, side braid, etc)

… just to name a few.

Colors outside of those were few and far between but were much appreciated when spotted. There were beautifully put together faces, outstanding updos, and jewels that were to-die-for. Among those on the red carpet, the ladies pictured above topped the Southern Chic Style list! Who were your favorites?

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My #1 & #2 (not sure who gets which) are:

Jessica Alba - wore Oscar de la Renta in a GORGEOUS sherbert hue with an amazing necklace & soft hair

Katherine McPhee - wore Theysken’s Theory in simple black with an eye-catching deep plunging neckline, dark nails, and a slightly messy chignon

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Next on the list:

Kerry Washington - wore Miu Miu & had everyone talking from the start. The plunging neckline was revealed behind a sheer overlay with a short skirt underneath as well. A style I forsee on many peoples’ lists come spring!

Naomi Watts - wore Zac Posen & was the first to wow everyone in a bold color! With a keyhole opening in front, open back and fish tail train, the ox blood long sleeve gown complemented the blonde classy updo

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Rounding out the rest of the top 11 (couldn’t pick just 10):

Julianne Moore - wore Tom Ford in Fall’s black and white trend in a long sleeve gown. Her simple, sleek updo and red hair color added to the simple color combo beautifully

Lucy Liu - wore Carolina Herrera and surprised everyone with the ice blue and floral strapless princess piece - a lovely sight with Lucy’s fishtail braid

Kate Hudson - wore Alexander McQueen and could best be described as effortless. A plunging neckline on a long sleeve black gown with a few gold details, perfect makeup, and hair down looks effortlessly beautiful on Kate. But, I can’t think of a time she hasn’t looked effortlessly beautiful.

Lea Michele - wore Elie Saab in a lovely white halter dress with a high slit. Lea’s makeup and hair looked stunning, soft, and natural.

Nicole Kidman - wore Alexander McQueen. Nicole usually wears something beautiful, but this time she went a little more edgy & it worked! The sheer panels coupled with the hardware up top put her on the Southern Chic Style “Best Dressed” list

Miranda Kerr - everyone was too busy discussing her almost “Gone With the Wind” moment to reveal who she wore, but on Orlando Bloom’s arm, the “Angel” looked amazing in a red halter gown with a plunging neckline and high slit with beautiful earrings to complement

Hayden Panettiere - wore Roberto Cavalli strapless mermaid gown in pale pink with figure flattering detail. Another one who wore their hair down and soft with simple accessories and a natural makeup look.

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Special mention to Julianne Hough’s hair! In a jeweled Monique Lhullier white princess gown, Julianne rocked an edgy updo that we couldn’t stop talking about!

I HAD to share this bangle from Oscar de la Renta seeing as the quote is pretty much what inspired me to go through with starting this blog (of course, after a friend encouraged the blogging)! Click here to see the other fun bangles from “The Quote Bangle” collection including “Elegance is a discipline of life.” With black, white, red, and maroon, you can wear one with just about anything!
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I HAD to share this bangle from Oscar de la Renta seeing as the quote is pretty much what inspired me to go through with starting this blog (of course, after a friend encouraged the blogging)! Click here to see the other fun bangles from “The Quote Bangle” collection including “Elegance is a discipline of life.” With black, white, red, and maroon, you can wear one with just about anything!

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**Find some last minute gifts in time for Christmas with one-day shipping for $3.99 at Amazon.com with Amazon Prime (worth the one month free trial if you need some last minute deals!)