Top 5 Red Carpet Looks From The 2017 Golden Globes

Another awards show, another red carpet. That's the reason to watch awards shows, right? This year I paid extra close attention to what Hollywood's leading ladies were wearing, noting the colors, fit and textures of their dresses. I used the guidelines from my recently launched website, The Style Spectrum, to make (most of) my determinations. These are the 5 looks that got the highest marks from me, and why they caught my eye.

Kristin Bell 
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A woman with Kristin's delicate spring coloring should not usually wear black, at least not near her face. However, she looked stunning in her plunging neckline and sequin gown. It was fitted perfectly to her tiny frame, and drew attention to her waist. The only thing I would have liked to see is a gorgeous piece of bling dangling from her neck to really made her sparkle.

Reese Witherspoon
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This yellow color looks amazing with Reese's mesmerizing blue eyes. Her soft pink lips keep her looking natural, and her dress draws attention to all the right places. Her choker is the perfect dose of dazzle, and she looks classy and elegant. Her hair looks lovely, but she could have softened the edges of her heart shaped face by letting her hair down a bit more.

Thandie Newton
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While the off-the-shoulder trend is not as hot as it was last year, Thandie still rocked it like a true lady. Copper is going to be one of 2017's color trends, so the sequins at the bottom of her dress catapulted her look straight into the style books for this year. A simple diamond necklace was all she needed to complete her beautiful ensemble.

 Felicity Huffman
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Technically, Felicity broke one of the main rules of style by wearing gold and silver together. But she made up for it with the way her jumpsuit accentuated her waist and how she kept her look simple. The low cut neckline was sexy without being trashy, and the ensemble fit her body really well.

 Zoe Saldana
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At first, Zoe didn't make my list. Then I gave her a closer look and her gown really grew on me. While the ruffles seem a bit much at first glance, they're actually quite exquisite! The bow at the waist creates a more balanced body image, and the different textures come together wonderfully. This is how you do monochrome, even when the color of your dress isn't your best shade.

If You're Feeling Blue...

Since velvet is a big trend right now, I wanted to jump aboard the velvet train before it leaves the station. I have a lovely blue velvet top that I wanted to wear with something that would keep my look dressy, but not take it over the top. I went with a blue monochrome outfit, and I loved the combination of textures!

I went with a floral print pair of jeggings that were super comfy! You can buy a pair for yourself here, or by using the link at the bottom this post. I really like the way the two shades of blue looked together.

This close-up of the top shows how soft and elegant it is. Isn't it gorgeous? I love blue for winter! You could also do this look for any other season using a different colored top. (Brights for spring/summer or deep colors of nature for fall.)

A pair of shiny black peep-toe heels added some sass to the ensemble. (As did my silly giggles.)

The top was stretchy, so I was able to create an off the shoulder look, which made me feel sexy. I love the different ways to wear this! You could also do off the shoulder with just one shoulder.


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Fall Colored Casual Bohemian

As much as I enjoy dressing up, sometimes I really look forward to days when I can wear something comfy and casual. I used the cropped sweater in this outfit as the inspiration, and I was going for a casual Bohemian look.

I decided to stick to a fall color palette, which also happens to be perfect for my autumn coloring! I stuck to beige and gold tones, but added a punch of color with a rust orange maxi skirt.

I also wore a necklace that I made out of small wooden balls and metal pipes. I love how it coordinated with the outfit and gave a bit of texture to the look!

A pair of gold dangly earrings completed the look, and matched the necklace really well.

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Colorful, Fun & Playful Layers

We're getting closer to winter, and layering weather is far from over. So on a brisk day recently, I tried layering a few pieces to create a colorful, playful look. I loved the emerald green color of the top and the fun chevron print of the bag. Here's how I put this look together.

I paired the green top with a casual denim skirt and black footless tights. Open toed heel sandals were the perfect way to complete the look. 

I thought it would be cool to tuck the shirt in for a different look, which made the outfit classy and gave the illusion of a longer body frame.

It got beyond brisk at one point, which required me to throw on a light denim jacket. It matched the skirt really well, so the ensemble stayed balanced and put together.

The bag had a gold chain strap that could be used, so I mixed things up and wore it on my shoulder.

What do you think of this fun, colorful, playful get up? 

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters & More

It's almost time to send out invites for your ugly Christmas sweater party! Or, if you get an invite, it's time to find the perfect ugly Christmas sweater! I've rounded up some of my favorites for this year, and thrown in some other fun holiday pieces that I love too. Shop them all below, and post a shot of yourself wearing them on Instagram!

Tag @leatherlipgloss so I can see how awesome you look!