2017 Emmy Fashion

Sep 20, 2017
It was television's turn to shine in Hollywood last Sunday with the Emmy Awards. This past year, television has brought some fresh and thought provoking shows such as Big Little Lies,  The Handmaid's Tale, Fargo, and The Crown. Thanks to streaming services and specialty channels, television has seen it's fair share of movie stars looking for challenging roles. Some of the fashion at this year's Emmy's was also challenging and thought provoking, while other looks stood out as shining stars on the red carpet.

Jessica Biel in Ralph and Russo Couture

I am falling all over Jessica Biel's dress. I love the hard of the metallic against the soft of the pink chiffon. It makes what could be just another flowy goddess dress super interesting. And then she goes and turns around...

BAM. #nailedit

Viola Davis in Zack Posen

Viola Davis often ends up on my best dressed list because she's not afraid of color! This orange is even more beautiful than her red Armani Prive dress at the 2017 Oscars. This color was made for Viola. She always keeps it fresh on every red carpet with different hair styles and different make up styling.  

Vanessa Kirby in Marchesa

I loved watching Vanessa Kirby play Princess Margaret in The Crown, but almost didn't recognize her on the red carpet with blonde hair! Marchesa makes makes these sweet, ultra feminine dresses, and I love how Vanessa made this Marchesa creation look more edgy with the choice of her hair styling, accessories, and make up. For this reason, she made my best dressed list. Not to mention that corset and those cups fit her like a glove!

Emmy Rossum in Zack Posen

Emmy Rossum made my favorites list last year at the Emmy's too. She has this knack for picking dresses that are just so elegant and so fitting for her. I love a black dress and I love sparkle even more. I could do without the dark eyeliner, but the emerald colored jewelry is a plus!

Judith Light in Christian Siriano

This is the dress version of a power suit, and Judith owns it. This lady is 68 years old. I mean, damn. Those shoulders, that neckline, that slit, that train. Yes, to all of it! Her blue ribbon is in support of the ALCU

Some of my worst dressed with year include Tracey Ellis Ross, Reese Witherspoon, Kathryn Hahn, and Sara Paulson. Overall, it was a top notch red carpet.

What were your favorite fashions from the Emmy's?

To Flu or Not To Flu?

Sep 18, 2017
To Flu or not to Flu? It's the question of the moment when it comes to yourself and your family. Is it really worth going through the pain of a shot for the flu immunization this year?

The Influenza or "Flu" is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. CDC also recommends everyday preventive actions such staying away from people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and frequent hand washing to help slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses, like flu.

While seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

Influenza is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine-preventable disease in the United States. Rates of infection from seasonal influenza are highest among children, but the risks for complications, hospitalizations, and deaths are higher among adults ages 65 years and older, children younger than 5 years, and people of any age who have medical conditions that place them at increased risk for complications from influenza.

The "stomach flu" is not influenza. Many people use the term “stomach flu” to describe illnesses with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. These symptoms can be caused by many different viruses, bacteria or even parasites. These problems are rarely the main symptoms of influenza. The flu is a respiratory disease - not a stomach or intestinal disease. The "stomach flu" is often diagnosed as gastroenteritis.

Healthcare providers should vaccinate any person who failed to get vaccinated in the previous vaccination season and anyone who wants to reduce their risk of acquiring influenza.  The CDC recommends annual vaccination for all people ages 6 months and older who do not have a contraindication to the vaccine. Children age 6 months through 8 years should receive a second dose 4 weeks or more after the first dose if they (1) are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time, or (2) if the child’s vaccination history is unknown.

The probability of a serious allergic reaction following any vaccine is extremely low if the person is properly screened. However, persons who have experienced a severe allergic reaction to a prior dose of influenza vaccine, or who are known to have a severe allergy to a vaccine component should not be vaccinated. 

For more information regarding the Influenza vaccine visit a reputable source such as the Immunization Action Coalition or the Center for Disease Control.

Celebrating Love

Sep 13, 2017
I always tell people that marriage is one of the best things you'll ever do, but also one the hardest things you will ever do. I think it's important to celebrate and lift up couples with pre-wedding festivities. I was excited to shower my friends Nikki and Brandi last weekend as they approach their wedding days.

I met both Nikki and Brandi through my last job (which I left about a month ago). They are just two really down to earth, cool chicks. I agreed to help my friend Jessica with the work shower, even though I don't work there anymore, but it was worth it to celebrate my friends and see some old co-workers.

 After cleaning up, we headed over to Nikki's for her Bachelorette festivities.

Nikki's Bachelorette party started with a private belly dancing class. Afterwards we headed back to her place for pizza, presents, and games!

We finished the night in downtown GR with some drinking and dancing.

Congrats to the brides!

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