I was able to attend the 2016 Grammy’s that took place in Los Angeles. Come and join me as I recap my experience!
The Grammy Awards
The 58th Grammy Awards were hosted on February 15th in Los Angeles, California. The Grammy’s, dubbed as “Music’s Biggest Night”, focus on celebrating the best music moments of the year.
I was lucky enough to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles for the 3rd time. Be sure to check out my experience from last year!
What I Wore To The 2016 Grammy’s
I’m a huge fan of mermaid-style, strapless dresses, so I was extremely pleased when I found this gorgeous lavender dress at the Neiman Marcus Last Call at my local outlet mall.
I had been walking around the mall for hours and was about to call it quits when I decided to give this store a chance. Luckily for me, I found this beautiful designer dress by David Meister. And best of all…this $500+ valued dress was around $54! Talk about an awesome deal! Also, you can find the dress online at Saks Off 5th for around $150.
If you’re looking for a designer dress for a classy event, I would definitely encourage you to check out the outlet stores for designer stores. You can definitely find some amazing deals!
Another thing I loved about the dress, other than the price, was the fact the design was so unique. I don’t often see dresses in this color and it also had a silvery sheen to it, with a jacquard print. I always try and go for a dress and style that I think is unique so that I don’t end up at an event and see someone with the same dress!
For my makeup, I decided to go with a cool-tuned smokey eye and a mauve nude lip. I ended up doing my makeup myself so I was very pleased with the results. For my eyeshadow, I used my Urban Decay Vice4 palette to create my lavender smokey eye and on my lips, I wore the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick from ColourPop in the shade Tulle.
For my hair, I went for soft and glamorous waves and achieved this look with Bantu Knots. I also went with simple accessories, a headband and statement earrings.
Thanks to Le Tote, the monthly clothing and accessories subscription box I use, I was able to find these dazzling earrings to pair with my outfit. For those who aren’t familiar, Le Tote is a monthly subscription service that sends you unlimited name brand clothing and accessories for $59/month. Le Tote has a feature where you can actually customize the items you receive. This feature is great if you have a specific event coming up! In addition, you get free shipping both ways.
58th Annual Grammy Awards
I couldn’t leave for the big night without having a “photo shoot”! So, I took tons of pictures before heading out to the event.
I even got the boyfriend to take some pictures with me.
After the photo shoot, we headed to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the awards ceremony. Some of the highlights from the show for me included: Kendrick Lamar’s performance (of course), Andra Day (her vocals are breathtaking), and the Lionel Richie tribute (I did not know Demi Lovato had pipes like that!).
After the show, we headed outside and were surprised by a few celebrity sightings! I was able to see THE PHARRELL WILLIAMS (I completely froze) and Ronald Isley! If you are ever in the L.A. area during the Grammy’s, I would definitely hang out outside of the Staples Center after the show to see if you can spot any celebrities!
We headed to the Official After Party for the first time this year, and it was such a great time!
After the night’s festivities were complete, we went on a post-awards show photo shoot – you can never take too many photos when you’re dressed super fancy! We headed to the Walt Disney Concert Hall to take photos in front of the amazing architecture.
Have you ever gotten all glitzed up and glamorous for an event? What did you wear? How did you get ready? What was your favorite performance from this year’s Grammy’s? Let me know in the comments below!
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