Thoughts on Big Little Lies

After a huge win for Big Little Lies during the Golden Globes and a few of my friends telling me to check out the HBO success, I gave in and watched all seven episodes in one day.

*SPOILERS AHEAD* With a star-studded cast, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern carry the show as they all play seemingly happy mothers all doing the 9 to 5 while taking care of their first graders. However, dark secrets from their past start to surface in Monteray Bay, California.

By the end of the first episode, we have three questions: Who’s the bully? Who’s the murderer? And who was killed?

The show benefits from an impressive cast. Nicole Kidman steals the show as she portrays the character with the biggest gap between the perception of others and what is really happening with her abusive husband played by Alexander Skarsgård. His portrayal of Perry is so good, you actually feel scared when he enters a scene. Kidman and Skarsgård both play off each other well, and that’s probably why they both were awarded Gloden Globes.

Reese Witherspoon and Adam Scott play the central couple going through their fair share of issues, but they also serve as the glue that links everyone together. Shailene Woodley gives a quiet performance as she plays a single mother battling her past as another question raises: Who was her rapist? Laura Dern gives a great performance as she plays a frustrated mother battling the three mothers throughout the series to protect her own daughter.

The show also benefits from a lot of small elements that make the mini-series so special. The soundtrack is fabulous with a killer theme song that I never skipped over once. The female relationships in the show are really strong especially between Jane and Madeline. The prospects for a season 2 also make up for the lack of resolution between Madeline and basically her whole family.

Now let’s get into the real spoilers, so if you do not want to find out what happened in the finale, do not read on.

The first reveal was that Max, one of Celeste and Perry’s twins, was actually the one bullying Amabelle, and not Ziggy. My sick head thought it might have been an adult, and I thought making it one of the twins would have been almost too obvious. But I was definitely wrong about that one and it makes a ton seeing how Celeste’s therapist says a few times in the series “What if the kids find out?”

So after finding out that Perry was both the rapist and the person being killed, I instantly felt dumb for not realizing it seeing how aggressive he was with Celeste. Hearing Jane say to Celeste that she has to accept her son might have violent tendencies clearly has a double meaning, and it’s great foreshadowing. I had an inkling that her rapist would be someone from the main cast, but for some reason I thought it could be Nathan or Ed. Celeste and Perry’s storyline was so separate from the rest that I didn’t think the stories would cross wires.

The last episode was definitely the strongest with reveals coming out slowly and then leading to the scene where Perry meets the women by the stairs. Zoe Kravitz’s character Bonnie being the murderer was unexpected, but it was awesome seeing all five women in one scene battle it out. I love the moment that Jane has her realization and it almost seemed like Madeline and Celeste read her mind instantly and knew what needed to happen. The beach scene was heartwarming, and to be honest, I can see a second season of the show coming about with all the women being questioned by the main detective.

Also, one last thought, how cute was Tom? He was adorable in that last episode. Let me know what you thought of the mini-series!

 

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2017 Golden Globes Best Dressed

Here were some of my favorite looks from the 2017 Golden Globes. I loved so many looks this year but narrowed it down to the ones below. Let me know whose look was your favorite in the comments below!

I love Gina Rodriguez’s shimmery fringe. She looks fresh and fun with her hair swept to the side rather than being in an updo. It’s the perfect example of Hollywood glamour.

I love the embellishment of this dress with the strategic cutouts on the top bust. It’s super modern with a sleek ponytail to show off the glam of the dress.

I love seeing white on the red carpet.

Priyanka Chopra is one of my favorite style icon, and this was another hit. She makes it more casual and easygoing with a simple dark lip and minimal styling.

Some people might not love this look, but it’s totally different from the glitz and sequined gowns. I love how ethereal and romantic this gown was.

 

Elegant, embellished and a showstopper of a gown. It looks like it fits like a glove.

Millie Bobby Brown made my best dressed list because it’s easy for someone her age to want something crazy or colorful, but she opted for a very elegant dress instead.

This is definitely a statement piece. Some might hate it, but I love how it just screams couture. The lace detailing is super pretty and it’s another piece that breathes romance.

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Style Icon: Blake Lively

I’m going to see The Age of Adaline tonight, and I’m super excited to see Blake Lively in it. In honor of the movie, I thought I would share my ten favorite looks from her. She has a very Hollywood glamour feel to all of her looks, while maintaining her girl next door vibe. Hope you like this post!

Style Icon: Emma Stone

I thought Emma Stone was the best dressed at the Oscars, and I really love her style in general. She’s always trying new styles and shapes, and her styling is always on point. Below are twelve of my favorite looks from her. You can tell by the photos below that she’s always having fun with fashion.

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Style Icon: Lupita Nyong’o

It was so hard to narrow down my top ten favorite looks from Lupita Nyong’o. I just think she has such a glow to all of her looks. I remember seeing her Golden Globe look last year for the first time. Her red caped dress was just a glimpse of what was to come!

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Best Dressed For the 2015 Golden Globes

I’m sharing my thoughts on some of my favorite looks of the Golden Globes! For some reason, I wasn’t loving a lot of the dresses but there were definitely a handful that I absolutely adored. I know some people might have different opinions but this is just my own personal view!

Emma Stone

Emma Stone: Her Lanvin jumpsuit was bold and yet she came off looking so effortless and relaxed. Her tousled hair and heels were perfect touches. I loved the glamour of the top bodice and the sleekness of the bottom pant and over sized bow.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt: Emily’s braided hairdo ultimately elevated the overall look but I also loved her dress. The cross body ruching was by Michael Kors and the color popped beautifully. The real showstopper was the Lorraine Schwartz jewels she paired with her gown.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore: Not everyone agrees with this Givenchy gown. I personally love this shimmery gown. I love the shape and the feathery bottom wasn’t too over the top. With minimal styling and her hair down, I thought this look was perfect for the golden globe winner.

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Heidi Klum: This was a winner for Heidi. The dress has a bold color, ruching, sequins and an asymmetrical neckline and yet, it looks so effortless. The hair screams Hollywood glamour.

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Quvenzhane Wallis: Little Quvenzhane looks absolutely darling in this Armani gown. It is super adorable and I love the blush color against her skin.

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Allison Williams: The Girl’s star looked radiant in this Armani Prive dress. The layered dress was risky and could have been a train wreck but the glam hairstyle and makeup made the look a winner for Williams.

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Naomi Watts: I’m a sucker for a bright yellow and loved this Gucci look! The Bulgari snake necklace was the standout of this look and really elevated my love for this entire ensemble.