Real Life vs. Pinterest Life: Evening Wear “Strapped in and Ready to Go”

Pinterest is a powerful tool. It’s a great way to curate your ideal sense of style, and it’s a fun way to pass the time. I’d venture to say that Pinterest is one of my favorite tools and it’s helped my clients and my business tremendousl.

But there is one little problem. Pinterest Life vs. Real Life isn’t always the same thing.

In today’s video we are breaking down evening wear and the reasons why an A-lister is hitting an evening event is way different than you hitting a black-tie wedding or gala.


1.) Shapewear. Lots and lots of shapewear. When a celebrity strolls out onto the red carpet, they are 100% wear shapewear. I’ve worked as a celebrity stylist, and these women are wearing double Spanx, butt pads, boob lifters, waist trainers. Not only that, many of them are sewn into their dresses. So next time you feel bad about a little belly lump, remember that you can breathe and they can’t.

2.) Money. It’s frustrating when you take a reference pics from Pinterest out dress shopping with you only to find something plain/boring in comparison. You may not believe it, but I promise you can look fabulous in a “plain” evening dress you found at Nordstrom. Will it have a crazy intricate train and neckline? No. Celebs have that stuff because a designer put them in it (sometimes designer pay the stylist to get the celeb to wear the dress). You could literally buy a car for the price of some of these dresses.

3.) It Takes a Village. We’ve got to stop holding ourselves to these impossible standards that the fashion industry and Hollywood set out. It took a village to make your favorite Pinterest image come to life. When you’re getting ready for a night out, you have, well, you. You don’t have a hair stylist, a makeup artist, a stylist, or a team of assistants working to put you together for the night.

I know what you’re thinking, so wait are you telling me I’m doomed to look like crap, and I need to get off of Pinterest? Noooo! Style icons are great and a necessary tool to help find your style. I want you to keep your expectations in check and develop a style for YOU – instead of becoming a watered down Pinterest copycat.

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