Wednesday, February 29, 2012

happy leap day

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Guest Post on Basil

Hey Modernette friends!

My lovely friend Mckenzie asked me to guest post on her blog today! What a treat! I'm certain you will fall in love with her blog Basil- it's one of my new favorites. You can find my post here!

Thanks Mckenzie!

Monday, February 27, 2012

oscars red carpet

it's the big grand finale of award season- the oscars! let's see who was saving their best dress for last:

if you haven't noticed, i can't get away from the nude colors... and whites...

Cameron Diaz in Gucci Premiere

Milla Jovich in Elie Saab

Rooney Mara in Givenchy

Kristin Wiig in J. Mendel

except for this gorgeous dress- who doesn't love a tasteful sparkle?

Ellie Kemper in Armani Prive

best dressed of the night? it's a TIE!

Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Guiliana and Octavia- exquisite beading on both of these gowns- fitted perfectly and very tasteful! Both of these women have been inspirational this award season!

all photos from the hollywood reporter.

Who were your highlights on the Red Carpet?

Friday, February 24, 2012


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style icon: carey mulligan

from 'an education' to 'never let me go', carey mulligan is cute as a button in her vintage inspired looks.

Source: via Diana on Pinterest

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she almost makes me want to cut my hair short... almost.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

nail art

there have been a few local deals going around for nail salons. i'm always so tempted to buy them, but can't always justify paying that much for something i can do myself!

as for nail art? that's a different story. i'm not sure i could take the time or if i even have the talent (left hand painting right hand nails?? yikes...) to even create something this cool.

Source: via Carmela on Pinterest

Source: via Rebekah on Pinterest

and how about zooey's nails at the golden globes? so cute!

PS- did any of you have this Klutz Press book for Nail Art when you were say... 10 or so?

i remember painting dice on my nails, stripes, etc!

have you tried nail art yet? i'd love to see some pictures!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

geek chic

i've been having some fun lately wearing my readers and revamping my look into 'geek chic'.

hair in a high bun, a little lipstick, and my nerd glasses are my new go-to!

how are you styling your 'geek chic' look?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Now & Then: Headscarves

round two for now & then!

a trend that's been catching my eye for the past year is headscarves. although headwear is not something i can always pull off, i always respect anyone who makes a bold move to wear a headscarf! i usually get the hankering to try one out after watching old movies- especially of the audrey hepburn nature.


Source: via Leah on Pinterest

Source: via Rhian on Pinterest

& then:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Magazine Monday: Lucky Jan. 2012

Happy Magazine Monday! If you know me, you will know that I subscribe to way too many magazines! I love flipping through the pages and picking out my favorite looks! Here are some of my favorites from the Lucky Magazine January 2012 issue.

(left) this red top is a great variation to the tie-neck trend- adding ruffles gives it that unique touch. the "hold my hand" dress is a style that i usually gravitate towards. any navy blue dress with a cute print is a winner in my closet! (right) black patent leather oxfords paired with tailored white pants and a lightweight printed top is a great look to transition from winter to spring.

here's a nod to colorful lace! how pretty is this belted lace dress with red buckle flats. i love the sheer shirt trend and this one is a great variation with the black polka-dots.

how gorgeous is this lace cutout sweater?! might be fun to add a pop of color with a red or blue cami underneath.

<3 aly

Friday, February 17, 2012

Film Friday: Water for Elephants

happy film friday!

the 1930s circus theme was very inspirational in the film water for elephants- although i'm not all about watching cheating movies, i was able to focus on how beautiful the cinematography and wardrobe was!

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water for elephants 1

water for elephants 1 by modalyssa featuring a wool blend coat

as for the more elegant side of the film...

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water for elephants 2