Monday, February 23, 2015

Academy Awards Red Carpet Favs!

The red carpet season came to an end last night with the Academy Awards, but not without some absolutely stunning looks!  My favorite looks of the night had a range of colors, and silhouettes!  You can check them all out here along with many more!

 Scarlett Johansson was an emerald queen in Versace!  I live for that necklace!  Statement necklaces are having a major come back and this one is everything!

Cate Blanchett is such sexy sophistication in this simple, yet bold look by Maison Margiela

Although I don't love actress Laura Dern's overall styling of this look, I'm pretty obsessed with this Alberta Ferretti dress!

Chloe Grace Moretz is the perfect age and size to pull off this Miu Miu dress!  Anyone older or larger wouldn't be able to, but she was able to keep it young, fresh, and flattering!  I love the risk she took, and I believe she really pulled it off!

Reese Witherspoon is the picture of classic Tom Ford perfection!  She always gets fit better than anyone else on the red carpet!  What a girl next door bomb shell!

Emma Stone does it again!  An Elie Saab shimmering golden goddess!

Until next year awards season!  It's been real!  :)
Shopping Girl,
Lora LaPratt

Friday, February 13, 2015

TGIFF : V-Day in Vegas!

For Valentine's Day my husband and I are in Vegas for the week!  We have tons of exciting plans including seeing Le Reve', going hiking, and maybe getting re-married in a drive through wedding with Elvis to name a few!  :)

Also on our list we have fancy dinner reservations at Mon Ami Gabi where we will have beautiful views of the fountains and The Eiffel Tower in "Paris" while sitting at their outdoor patio!  Just the sound of being able to enjoy a meal on an outdoor patio sounds AMAZING to me!

Since  I'm always a major planner of my "looks" on vacation, here is my pre-planned Valentine's Day look for TGIFF!

I'm SO obsessed with this dress that I got from a boutique in Lincoln Park!  I've been waiting for the perfect time to wear it and I believe this is it!  :)  The dress is so chic and classy plus the ease and comfort factor just make it perfection for a romantic night out on the town in Vegas! 

I've styled it with a fun pair of metallic heals, some 3 Hearts Boutique bangles that are to die for, a Brynne Capella golden clutch, drop earrings by local designer Ali's Collection, and my favorite vintage belt!  All of the metallics are so on trend and help to take the look up a notch from casual chic to fancy chic!  :)  

(Although this dress also looks amazing un-belted with a pair of brown flat sandles and a leather cross-body!)

Hope you all take a little inspiration from my look and have an amazing Valentine's Day out on the town with your girlfriends, at a romantic dinner with your special someone, or in your PJs drinking wine and watching Sex In The City!  

Shopping Girl,
Lora LaPratt

Dress:  Vertigo
Earrings:   Ali's Collection
Purse:  Brynn Capella
Shoes:  Franco Sarto
Belt:  Vintage (my grandmother's :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

My favorite Fashion Trends as seen at the Grammys!

This is everyone's chance to push the boundaries and rock something that is more unique!  This is artists chance to really stand out and make a statement! 

There are always some crazy and questionable looks walking down the red carpet.  A few of this year's perfect examples of this were Madonna, Rihanna, and Kim Kardashian.  All three of these fierce ladies are inspirational for their fashion guts!  But their red carpet looks this year got some pretty strong hit or miss opinions...for me it was a miss for these three.  

On the other hand, I did have some total love fest situations for many beautiful ladies looks!  They were all showing off so many of my favorite trends in fashion this Spring!

TREND #1:  The Jumper!
Gwen in Versace

TREND #2:  Lace!

TREND #3:  White!
Chrissy Tiegen, Emelio Pucci

TREND #4:  Lavender hair!
Katy Perry

TREND #5:  Metallic!
Rita Ora

Love this season of such fun fashion on the red carpets!  Take inspiration from these trends and create your own Style In The City!  Make the sidewalk your red carpet ladies!

Shopping Girl,
Lora LaPratt