I’m not going to lie, I was pretty excited when I turned on the TV last night and stumbled upon the Teen Choice Awards. At 28, you’d think that my taste would have matured beyond the young adult genre…but it hasn’t. I still have a love for teen-targeted guilty pleasures when it comes to books (The Hunger Games), movies (Harry Potter), and TV shows (The Vampire Diaries).
Aside from seeing some of my favorite heartthrobs and starlets up on stage accepting awards, I like the Teen Choice Awards because the ensembles are more relaxed and fun than other red carpets. Sadly, last night was not the best sartorial showing — several ladies let me down, particularly Emma Stone and Zooey Deschanel. At any rate, there were some very cute picks. Here are my favorites — tell me if you agree with my choices in comments!
Nina Dobrev: The Vampire Diaries star looked a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e in her flared gingham D&G dress and white clutch. She finished off the youthful look with a sweet ponytail and a pair of beautiful Ferragamo pumps.
Zoe Saldana: There is literally no one else out there that could look as good in this tiered metallic Lanvin dress. I particularly love the lady-like and very on trend just-below-the-knee hemline, which is a style I am set on incorporating into my fall wardrobe.
Kaley Kuoco: The sassy blonde was the evening’s host, so it’s only right for her to make the short list. I loved her ethereal Rebecca Taylor dress and her romantic soft waves were the perfect compliment to the ensemble.
Blake Lively: She never fails to impress me with her risk-taking and bright color choices. I am sure that her tight-fitting orange Gucci dress wasn’t the most comfortable, but it was a worthwhile sacrifice because she looked radiant. She gets extra style points for finishing off the outfit with leopard print heels. Total perfection.
Rachel Bilson: Last night, Bilson proved yet again that she’s worthy of style-icon stature when she stepped out in the best combo of the evening: a white Chloe frock and nude Brian Atwood booties. The juxtaposition of a floaty, flirty dress and hardcore spiked heels is just brilliant. I can’t wait to see her back on the small screen this fall in her upcoming CW show Hart of Dixie.
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