Much Ado About Denim Shirts

At first, I regarded the return of the denim button-down with horror: Another awful 90s trend?!
But on second glance, a denim shirt can be pretty cool when paired with the right accessories. Check it out:

With red
Bright red lips, nails or a sweater provide a trendy (and holiday-appropriate!) contrast to light blue denim.

LOVE essie’s “forever yummy” for the holidays. The brand can be found at Target or pharmacies for around 8 bucks.

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Win/Fail of the Week: Cannes edition

So white was the color of Cannes. Even Brad Pitt got in on that action.

But who wore white best? One word—Uma.

Uma looked flawless in not just one, but two white dresses.

I love the scalloped edging on the cocktail-length dress and the feathery texture/floaty feeling and fitted bodice of the other. (Try not to get confused with all this technical terminology I’m throwing at you.)

Let’s zero in on the details shall we?

Don’t those emerald earring just pop? And I’m digging the messy-but-it-looks-effortless-even-if-I-paid-a-stylist-mucho-dinero-to-do-this hair. Also, girlfriend ain’t afraid to flash a little leg.

Runner up? Rachel McAdams.

I feel very meh about the poofy shoulders and rose lined pockets.

Plus, she wore what I’m calling the American Beauty dress, but instead of strategically placed rose petals, there’s strategically placed red lace.

And it was all downhill from there. Because nude pantsuit? Never a win. I don’t care how glitter your bodice is or how sassily you pose.

Now, I know there were bigger fashion disasters than this at Cannes (Candice Boucher and her dress left little to the imagination), but I’m a tired little fashion blogger and the Castle  finale just tore out my heart. So adieu fashionistas!

–By Lindsay Ray

FAIL of the week: Red Hot? NOT

How did I miss that Rihanna was rocking Ronald McDonald hair?!? I’m not a super big RiRi fan, but I at least should’ve noticed by the neon glow it was giving off. When Angela Chase dyed her hair bright red as an act of teenage rebellion on My So-Called Life, it was awesome and fun and made her stand out. Rihanna’s hair is just the opposite of that. And not that I’ve ever really admired her fashion sense (I say it’s daring when pressed), but pink bows do not go with stop sign-colored hair. (In fact, this whole outfit is boring and unimaginative for you, RiRi.)

and BONUS: WIN!

Hello, Carrie Bradshaw (since I refuse to call Sarah Jessica Parker by her actual name)! You look like an awesome Oscar. And although I’m not really wowed the way I usually am by one of Carrie’s kooky fashion concoctions, I like your understated style and beauty. I hope when I’m your age, I can also rock a golden gown and look just as relaxed and happy to be doing so.

–By Lindsay Ray