January 27, 2016

My Trip to Vegas +
Britney Spears Piece of Me


The end of 2015 was extremely busy for me. I wrapped up my first season as a cheerleading coach and sponsor. Between cheer, my full-time day job, two kids in sports, and the holidays, I didn't have time to blog. Now that a new year has rolled around, I want to focus on planning and scheduling blog posts again. I miss this blog. I miss all of you.

So, I'm going to start with a few things that happened in 2015 that I never got around to sharing. If you follow along on social media, you know I went to Vegas in November. I met Christina from Easily Entertained and spent three days and nights exploring. It was my first time in Sin City, and I loved every minute of it!


I documented a lot of my trip on Snapchat, as you can see here.
You can follow me on Snapchat @mist9OH1.


On Friday night, we walked around taking pictures.
The Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas was dark due to the attacks that had just occurred.
We went to the David Copperfield show at MGM Grand.
I was very excited because seeing him was on my Bucket List.
I know it's all about trickery and illusions, but I was super impressed.
I mean, he made a giant dinosaur appear out of nowhere!


We watched the fountains at the Bellagio.
We explored the inside of many casinos, but the Bellagio was my favorite.
The inside is so beautiful.
I loved the colorful fall decorations.


Christina and I are not foodies.
We weren't too particular with our restaurant choices.
We wanted good, affordable food and tried to avoid chains.


Neither of us were in Vegas to gamble.
We wanted to spend our money on shows and entertainment.
We couldn't pass up this Friends slot machine though.
It was worth the $10 I lost to see clips of my favorite show.


We toured the Neon Museum.
They collect, preserve, study, and showcase iconic Las Vegas signs.
We had a great tour guide, and I really loved learning about old Vegas.


We also toured The Mob Museum.
This was probably my favorite.
The tour was both informative and fun.
Not to mention bloody!


The main reason for our trip was to see Britney Spears.
I've been a fan for many years, but had never actually seen her in concert.
To say I was excited would be a huge understatement.


They had several of her iconic music video costumes on display.


The show was everything I hoped it would be and more.
Britney had a lot of energy and danced her butt off.
The stage, sets and costumers were amazing.
I was one happy fan.


We visited Shark Reef Aquarium and Sea Monsters Revealed at Mandalay Bay. We also saw The Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil show at The Mirage. Even if you aren't a huge Beatles fan, this show is amazing. I was blown away by the music, performers, sets, and vibrant colors. I had so much fun and can't wait to go back. Maybe Jennifer Lopez in 2017?

January 11, 2016

2016 Golden Globes Fashion
Best Dressed



LILY JAMES in MARCHESA
I've seen this dress described as white, iridescent, semi-sheer, and rainbow pastel.
Whichever adjectives you use, it's simply stunning.
Her simple hair and makeup let the dress speak for itself.


SAIORSE RONAN in YVES SAINT LAURENT
This white dress with a caped train is very Greek goddess.
It's simple, but it works.
Once again, less is more.


JENNIFER LAWRENCE in DIOR HAUTE COUTURE + CHOPARD DIAMONDS
I didn't like this dress when I saw her red carpet interview.
It took seeing it a second and third time before I fell in love with it.
JLaw always slays in red.
The small cutouts give the dress a touch of sex appeal.
And the diamonds just set the whole thing off.


JENNIFER LOPEZ in GIAMBATTISTA VALLI HAUTE COUTURE
You either love it or hate it.
When JLo stepped onto the red carpet, I knew she'd topped my list.
She is fierce and owns whatever she wears.
The marigold color works for her.
I love her hair, makeup and accessories.
I also love that she continues to surprise us.


Until the next awards show...


all images via People

2016 Golden Globes Fashion
Better Luck Next Time


These are the ladies and dresses that almost made the final cut.

So close.

Better luck next time!


JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS
JLD is becoming one of my favorites on the red carpet.
I love the fit of this dress.
I also love the navy accessories with black.
Simple and classic, but also fun!


SOFIA BUSH
Sofia slays basic black.
Love. Love. Love.


EMILIA CLARKE
She was initially on my Best Dressed list.
I went back and forth.
The dress is different yet fantastic.
I think her hair and makeup ultimately ruined it for me.


JANE WU
I don't typically like this kind of dress.
It's a showstopping silver.
I just don't like the accessories.


KATE WINSLET
It's not the greatest dress, but it's Kate.
She is so beautiful to me. ♥


ROONEY MARA
This wouldn't work on anyone else.
The styling is just right for her.
Color. Hair. Makeup. No accessories.


ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELY
I don't know if it's the top half or the bottom half that's not working for me.
I feel like something's just not quite right.
She could rock a paper bag though.
Flawless.


KIRSTEN DUNST
This dress made a lot of Best Dressed lists.
For me, there's just a bit too much boobage for the red carpet.
Her hair and makeup are on point though.


JAIMIE ALEXANDER
She looks gorgeous.
I love the green.
I'm just not in love with the print.


all images via People

2016 Golden Globes Fashion
Part-Time Lovers



BRYAN CRANSTON + ROBIN DEARDEN


CHANNING + JENNA DEWAN TATUM


CHRISTIAN BALE + SIBI BLAZIC


J.K. SIMMONS + MICHELLE SCHUMACHER


MATT + LUCIANA DAMON


OLIVIA WILDE + JASON SUDEIKIS


PAUL DANO + ZOE KAZAN


ROB LOWE + SHERYL BERKOFF


PATRICIA ARQUETTE + ERIC WHITE


STEVE + NANCY CARELL


Best Dressed - The Tatums ♥
Worst Dressed - Patricia Arquette


all images via People

2016 Golden Globes Fashion
Technicolor Dreamcoat



ZENDAYA
I like this from the waist up.


AMBER HEARD | EMMY ROSSUM
I think Amber's dress would look better without the flowers.
Emmy's dress is pretty. She looks good in red.


NATALIE DORMER | FELICITY HUFFMAN
I can appreciate that Natalie's dress is different.
I don't like Felicity's dress or dark hair.


MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL | RACHEL McADAMS
Maggie has such weird taste.
Rachel looks great, but I don't love this print.


JADA PINKETT SMITH | RACHEL BLOOM
Jada looks fierce in green.
Rachel's dress is unoriginal.


OLIVIA PALERMO | AMY SCHUMER
Does anyone else feel like Olivia is underdressed?
Amy looks like she's going to an 80's prom.


AMERICA FERRERA | CALISTA FLOCKHART
Meh. I don't like either of these.


all images via People

2016 Golden Globes Fashion
Influx of Tuxes



AZIZ ANSARI | BOB ODENKIRK


DAMIAN LEWIS | DENIS O'HARE


JOHN KRASINSKI | DAVID HASSELHOFF


JONAH HILL | LEONARDO DiCAPRIO


MICHAEL FASSBENDER | EDDIE REDMAYNE


LIEV SCHREIBER | GERARD BUTLER


MICHAEL B. JORDAN | PETER FACINELLI


OSCAR ISAAC | ORLANDO BLOOM


RAMI MALEK | SAM SMITH


WILL SMITH | WIZ KHALIFA


Best Dressed - Michael B. Jordan ♥♥
Honorable Mention - Leonardo DiCaprio ♥
WTF - Denis O'Hare is apparently still in character.
Needs A Bigger Size - Wiz Khalifa

all images via People