Emmy Awards Fashion 2012

Hits...and near misses

Emmy Awards Fashion 2012

Oh, the Emmys. 

I am slightly surprised by how in love with Ginnifer Goodwin's vintage-inspired Monique Lhuillier dress. For me, the entire look is perfection. The hair, the earrings, the shoes. 

I also loved:

I'm shocked by how much I liked this dress: 

And equally shocked by how much I love this:

Interestingly, there was not a lot of huge miss for me last night, unless, of course, you want to talk about Elizabeth Moss. Oh, Elizabeth, please don't ever wear floral again.  

There were, however, styles that are, well, not for me.

I think brights—think yellow, green, orange—can be tricky and risky on the red carpet. Sometimes I love it—remember when Michelle Williams wore that gorgeous yellow dress to the Oscars? And sometimes it just does nothing for me. Last night's color worked, but, honestly, I would have liked to have seen both Julie Bowen and Claire Danes in a different color. Also, Julianne Moore needed a very different, less matronly neckline. 

I like cleavage as much as the next person, but I don't love when the necklines look like they just might fall to the ground, or they do that super weird boob-flattening, sports-bra-like effect. I'd just ask for a little more structure around the ladies, ladies!

And then there's the problem with the fabrics. I don't understand why designers don't understand that the dress wearer is going to need to do things such as SIT at some point. Honestly, once ride in the limo over to the red carpet should not cause pleats and puckers, and yet, we see it at every single awards show. This dress *could* have been so lovely, but, really, all I see it that her dress could really use some steaming. 

What about you? What were your favorite looks last night? Least favorite?

Looking for more Emmy fashion? Check out Loukia's thoughts on last night's show!


Marisa Tomei at the 2012 TIFF in Jonathan Saunders

I love her look—well, half of her look.

Marisa Tomei at the 2012 TIFF in Jonathan Saunders

I opened up my browser recently and saw this:

And I couldn't help but drool over this adorable Jonathan Saunders cocktail dress that Marisa Tomei recently wore at the Toronto International Film Festival. 


But then, something happened. 

I realized that I was looking at this on my tiny Macbook Air. And because it's tiny, I wasn't seeing the entire dress. And so I scrolled down. And then I realized that this dress is no cocktail dress. Oh no. There was a good 24 inches (at least) of this dress that didn't make it onto my screen.


No no no. Really? 

The top half of this dress is so lovely. That fabric! Covet. The colors! Beautiful. 

But then it goes from being vintage-y retro chic to being housecoat frumpy

I really hope this isn't a trend that's sticking around. I'd hate to have to add it to my list that already includes crop tops and floral jeans. 


Wardrobe Essentials for Fall 2012

And a Great Contest!

Wardrobe Essentials for Fall 2012

Several times a year, I cross the border to stock up on shirts, dresses, pants, jeans, shoes, skirts and more from some stores that haven't quite made the leap up into Canada.

Slowly, slowly retailers are clueing in to the fact that we Canadians are consumers and have brought the likes of J.Crew and anthropologie and Target. And I don't know if you all have heard the news, but this November our lovely country will be gaining one of my favorite clothing staple stores—LOFT. I am over-the-moon about this development, and the news must have spread that I am a huge fan, because I have been invited to become a Canadian LOFTgirl.

Among my responsibilities will be to tell you about when and where the new LOFT stores will be opening, and, well, to keep you up to date on fashion and trends. You are starting to see how this job is absoutely perfect for me, right? And I take it very seriously. So, the first order of business is fall clothing. I know that it's still a little warm outside, but the calendar tells me that fall is upon us, which means sweaters and tights and boots and deeper colors and thicker fabrics. In short, it's one of my favorite times of the year for fashion. 

Wardrobe Essentials for Fall 2012


 Chambray Shirtdress, $39.94, Old Navy


 Draping Cardigan, $51.75, Jacob


 Cowl-Neck Dolman Sleeve Sweater, $59.68, Nordstrom


 Leopard-Print Ankle Booties, $98, LOFT


 Colourblock Striped Sweater, $39.95, Gap


 Ruffled Trench Coat, $168, anthropologie


 Statement Necklace, $40, Etsy


 Coloured Jeans, $59.50, LOFT


 Polka-Dot Tie Blouse, $40.56, Macys


 Red Patent Leather Ballet Flats, $156, J.Crew


And to get you into the fall mood, I have a great LOFT giveaway for you. This October, LOFT evolves their continued support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation through the unveiling of "Live in Pink"—a very special partnership with Giuliana Rancic. The campaign features a signature collection designed by LOFT and styled by Giuliana Rancic, and anchored by this limited-edition statement necklace of Giuliana's own design which will retail for $70 in stores and on next month.

I was given this statement necklace to enjoy and wear—and was given another to give to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment below and tell me which of these fall wardrobe essentials you love the most. Or tell me which one you don't think you'll ever wear. 

Yummy Rules and Regs: You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until September 21st, 2012. Winners will be picked using