Friday, November 2, 2012

Rockstar Face-offs (Week Two)

Each week, two famous celebrities face-off in a style challenge here on Doll Maison, allowing us to decide who rocked the look better. This week, "Rockstar Face-offs" Blake Lively and Katie Holmes model the Old Navy Rockstar Skinnies that are just a fashionable $29.50! Blake dazzles in the gray green skinnies that she mixes with a gray sweater, fedora, black handbag and flats while Katie opts for the hot red pants that she pairs with a cream blazer, navy tote and black strappy heels. So, who do you think rocked these jeans? Let us know in the comment section below. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Darling Princess And The Repetitive Queen Bee

Tonight, the 46th CMA Awards were held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Among several country artists I obviously had my eye peeled for the best and worst dressed. You can only imagine the thoughts that kept flying through my head and while I finally came to a conclusion on my best and worst, I hope you agree even if its just a little. 

Taylor Swift scored best dressed as she dazzles in a nude and red petal gown. Adoring the fact that she incorporated the gorgeous hue that she just named her fourth studio album, "Red" sold over 1.2 million copies in the first week which is the biggest record release in the past decade. As we await her nationwide 2013 tour, we have to gush over this gorgeous ensemble that she accompanies with her signature red lipstick. Way to go Taylor! We love you! 

Kimberly Perry looks like a hot mess at the 2010.. no, 2011.. no! 2012 CMA Awards. For the third straight year in a row, Kimberly hits the carpet begging for some kind of help. Whether it be a hair stylist, actual fashion stylist or therapist (for all the criticism she is going to get), we sincerely wish that she would take someone else's advice or at least take a poll before she hit the town. This awful black dress not only makes her look bizarre but the obvious and ugly oversized red belt is a no-no. I can't forget to mention the hair. What, did you forget Halloween was yesterday and not today! You are just a day late my love.

Best Bang For Your Buck

With November finally here and the holidays around the corner it is vital for us to look fashionable and sexy. Sometimes it can be hard managing money while in the process of buying gifts and going to the grocery store for baking items. Of course we spend more money during the holiday season than any other time. I usually get asked the same question around this time of year from my girlfriends in college "Where can I find a cute and affordable outfit while still having left over cash for basics, gifts and groceries." Simple. Check out my dress guide below, every dress under $50!

This Frenchi Boxy High/Low Dress ($44) is great with a leopard or sparkly belt. Add spunky jewelry or go simple with diamond stud earrings. Pair a neutral heel, wedge or boot with this and accompany it with a pair of tights if needed. 

Snatch this cozy Buttoned Sweater Dress ($23) that can be paired with simple jewels, booties (pictured above), heels or knee-high boots. Opt for long waves or sleek bun. 

This stylish Polka Dot Ponte Peplum Dress ($29) is fashion forward while also providing a sweet and sassy vibe. Pair with black heels and classic jewelry, something clean and effortless.

The Open Back Lace Skater Dress ($30) is flirty and fun and would look fab with some nude or sparkly heels. Red is a perfect holiday color and a hue you can take with you all year round. 

This bold City Triangles ($25) frock is great if you are looking for something eye catching and a little bit more dramatic. Add black, glimmering accessories and choose straightened hair or a sleek bun.