• Golden Globes 2017

    I get super excited when award season comes up because to me that means all of my favorite celebs in one place, looking HOT HOT HOT on a red carpet and I get to be a part of that for an hour before the boring part, …ahem I mean before the awards themselves! And the Golden Globes never disappoint since its the first one of the new year. Here’s what stood out…

    Plunging Necklines

    Showing a Little Cold Shoulder

    They Call it Mellow Yellow

    All Choked Up

    Parade of Pink

    Suit of Armor


  • Double Take: The 4 Hottest MTV Movie Awards Looks

    MTV Movie Awards AOPThe MTV Movie Awards are always crazy and usually the fashion follows suite… these four lovely ladies, however opted for sleek and sexy red carpet looks and totally nailed it.

    Scarlett Johansson: Zuhair Murad jumpsuit

    Jennifer Lopez: Versace Blazer

    Amy Schumer: Balmain

    Brittany Snow: Brandon Sun


  • Art of a Pretty Clean Home: 6 Spring Cleaners for Those who Hate to Clean

    AOP Cleaning Post

    Spring is officially upon us and unfortunately so is “Spring Cleaning”. For all of those (like myself) who are not a fan of spending spring days inside scrubbing, washing and organizing here are some of my favorites finds to make the job a little less of a job…

    Clorox general bleach: Goodbye mildew, mold, moss and looking like a mess in my stained white blouse. Win!

    Glad trash bags with Gain scent: Because why should the trash can smell like garbage when it can smell like a lavender breeze or a Hawaiian vacation? Exactly…

    Pine-Sol: Zaps wine stains away on both my dress and my living room carpet. Done and done!

    Bounty with Dawn: Your dirty kitchen won’t stand a chance against this duo.

    Seventh Generation: The All Purpose Cleaner is free of harsh fumes and solvents and prevents volatile compounds or VOCs from polluting the air. FYI – the wipes can kill up to 99.9% of household germs in one fell swoop. Enough said.

    Tide HE Turbo Clean: Works with High Efficiency washing machines to save water and the cap actually tells you exactly how much detergent to use. No brainer.


  • Noseblind and I Never Knew It!

    Have you ever wondered if your house smelled? I often find myself wondering if my three feline roommates or that gym bag, which has become a permanent fixture in my car have caused the places I inhabit to become offensive to the senses. However, I thought after several sniffs if I can’t smell anything no one can right? Oh how WRONG I was….

    Yesterday I learned the terrifying fact that my place could reek without me even knowing….”how?” you may ask… the answer, “Noseblindness”! Jane Lynch teamed up with Febreze and Funny or Die to expose the condition.


    ““Generally speaking many people experience “noseblindess” on a daily basis and there’s a pretty cool reason behind it– your brain registers scents and dismisses those that don’t pose a threat or require an action, that way your nose and your brain are freed up to focus on other surroundings,” Lynch told us.

    Get your nose in on the issue that is actually more scientific than you would think. And you can catch the hilarious Funny or Die “PSA” at www.noseblind.com.

  • Red Carpet Looks for Less

    I love red carpet season! The stars, designer dresses, hair, makeup…. ah I can’t get enough. Never did I dream that these looks were possible at home, but I was proved wrong after finding these look-a-like dresses at VERY affordable price points. Don’t believe me? Take a gander at the gowns Lupita Nyong’o and Jessica Biel wore at the Oscars next to the almost identical David’s Bridal gown.

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  • My Super Bowl Party’s Touchdown Snack

    Whether you are rooting for the Seahawks or Broncos I think we can all agree that no big game bash is complete without some killer apps. I always go for the guac and this year I found avocado recipes that put a twist on classic game faves. I call that #winning (check ’em out here!).


  • Lighten Your Load: Laundry Detergents Free of Dyes and Perfumes

    Some of the biggest laundry detergent brands are freeing up their formulas. Not only are these dye and perfume-free gentler on your clothes but also on skin, which is huge! Look out for Tide Free & Gentle, Downy and Bounce Free & Sensitive fabric enhancers for a healthy switch.


  • Decking the Halls, Table and Everything Else…

    Over here at Art of Pretty we are all getting ourselves and our homes ready for the holiday season which is now in full force!  This season I decided to spice up my holiday table décor and ran into some fun decorations while shopping at JCPenneyJonathon Adler’s Happy Chic line for JCPenney is an amazing collection.

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    One piece that I LOVE is the place guards.  They’re not only place guards, but also a picture frame that can be turned into an ornament.  I can’t wait for my guests to come over and check these out at my table!



  • A Peekaboo of the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

    It’s the sexiest time of year…the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is here!





    Tune in to CBS Tuesday, Dec. 10 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

  • Carolina Herrera’s Wedding Dress Revolution

    Listen up bold brides! Today Carolina Herrera, the designer known for her elegant and stunning gowns announced that she is putting a spin on her usually classic collection. Her Fall 2014 bridal collection raises the hemline with dresses exclusively cocktail and tea length.


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    Carolina’s camp promises the gowns will still have Carolina’s signature refine and romantic touch. We can’t wait to see the collection that features bodices with intricate beadwork and trains with feather trim. Want to see more? Check out www.carolinaherrerabride.com