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Posts for December 2012

December 30, 2012
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Special Request- December 20, 2012 Episode- Sharon Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a long sleeve sweater top with an asymmetric hem. One could argue that 2012 was the year of unusual collaborations: Neiman Marcus and Target, Altuzarra for J.Crew, Rodarte and Starbucks, Adam and Chelsea. As the year comes to a close, however, these combinations that did not exactly live up to the hype or in some cases, made absolutely no sense, can quietly go their separate ways. Whether it be Target slashing prices to move that Neiman-like merchandise or Adam kissing Sharon and subsequently divorcing Chelsea, something's gotta give. Here's to hoping 2013 makes a bit more sense!

December 30, 2012
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Special Request- December 19, 2012 Episode- Avery Bailey Clark

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Avery wears a drape dress. There is no doubt fashion and food make a lovely pair. In fact, fashionista.com has pointed out that the duo are having a bit of a love affair right now a la Nick and Avery. Jourdan Dunn has her own cooking show, Karlie Kloss has launched a line of cookies, a Cesar Casier has a cookbook that is flying off the shelves. And of course, one cannot forget the CFDA's cookbook full of designers' best recipes. Now Avery may be keeping her cooking for friends and family only (okay, mainly Nick) but Is it any wonder the color of her dress is listed as "grape?"

December 30, 2012
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Special Request- December 19, 2012 Episode- Gloria Abbott Bardwell

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Gloria wears a snakeskin printed jacket. When she decided not to invest in Chloe and Chelsea's fashion venture, one couldn't help but applaud her restraint and smart business sense. Then, Gloria has to go side with Jeffrey and invest in a race horse. (Who knew he secretly was a bronie?) For all purposes, they may as well name the animal Twilight Sparkle because their little pony is going to bring anything but "elements of harmony" to their relationships let alone friendships. Sure, the trio will share in numerous juvenile adventures until their magical money well runs dry but admit it, right about now Gloworm is looking like a "cutie mark."

December 30, 2012
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Special Request- December 19, 2012 Episode- Lily Winters Ashby

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lily wears a black dress and a burgundy blazer. Was Neil's decision to hire Leslie's brother, who undoubtedly has a thing for his happily married daughter, a smart idea? Especially when Tyler's guerrilla marketing campaign with the eye (Gatsby, anyone?) enraged Jack so. Isn't this similar to Instagram's controversial new terms of service? Considering the app's changes caused just about everyone and their mother to panic, one could argue it was not the company's best move. And as for Jabot, it's almost as if Tyler suggested using a consumer's snapshot in their new ad. Whether one is picturing Lily and Leslie's brother together down the road or themselves finding and using a new photo app, one thing is clear: change isn't necessarily always a good thing.

December 24, 2012
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Special Request- December 19, 2012 Episode- Phyllis Summers

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Phyllis wears a green shift dress. She calls Jack out about his addiction to pills in a way that makes Kyle's confrontation with Kim on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills several seasons ago look tame. While Jack hems and haws his way out of trouble and tries to convince Phyllis he has it all under control, she knows better. In fact, anyone with eyes and half a brain can see he's in trouble. Then again, if Jack can't handle Phyllis' confrontational style, he should just be grateful Red didn't pull a Brandi and accuse him in front of everyone of doing crystal meth in the bathroom.

December 24, 2012
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Special Request- December 18, 2012 Episode- Nikki Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Nikki wears a teal dress. Victor telling her to "let things go" with Sharon is like telling Taylor Swift to forgo buying a mansion in the vicinity of her latest boyfriend's house. Speaking of homes, sure Nikki has every right to be peeved that Sharon burned hers to the ground but can't she just follow Taylor's example ie move on and buy a new one? Simple, easy, done. Almost like every one of the country singer's "swift" relationships, right? Now we just have to wait for the sad ballad on her next album about the flooded basements, broken heater, and terrible termite problems. You've got to admit, this method sounds a whole lot easier than secretly playing detective in hopes to throw your ex-daughter-in-law in prison for good.

December 21, 2012
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Special Request- December 17, 2012 Episode- Chloe Mitchell Fisher

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chloe wears a black and white printed sweater. After three months, several news outlets have finally revealed the wedding pictures of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively. If Chloe could keep a secret for that long, her marriage might stand a chance. With Kevin "borrowing" money from the Tag and Grab account, one can't help but hope that his blabbermouth wife will keep her mouth shut. If she tells Chelsea who in turn may or may not tell Adam, then an entire game of telephone will ensue throughout all of Genoa City. If that happens, you just know Chloe will be burying her head inside of Kevin's old chipmunk costume trying to escape the humiliation. (Coincidence that Reynold's doppelganger Jason Lee starred in Alvin and the Chipmunks?) If anything, it will at least be quite interesting to see how Chloe would style a rodent.

December 20, 2012
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Special Request- December 17, 2012 Episode- Chelsea Lawson Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chelsea wears a silk blouse. Anyone else think she's resembling Leann Rimes? These days, Chelsea is a few drinks short of the singer's disastrous "How Do I Live" performance on The X Factor. Speaking of which, it doesn't hurt that the song pretty much sums up the brunette's feelings for her estranged husband. The lyrics ask, "If I had to live without you, what kind of life would that be?" Gloria, Jeffrey, and Anita would helpfully point out she would live a poor one. You know, since Adam "would take away everything real in [her] life." As Rimes croons, "Don't you know that you're everything," one can't help but think that yes, Adam is everything. "Her heart, her world, her soul." Sharon's, that is. Hope there was a prenup between Chelsea and Adam although who knows if this time, Sharon will get around to burning it.

December 19, 2012
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Special Request- December 17, 2012 Episode- Sharon Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a multi-striped sweater. Her interactions with everyone in the Newman family lately is about as cringe-worthy as the Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta holiday music video "I Think You Might Like It." Sharon's apology, much like the Grease co-stars' reunion, was highly anticipated yet extremely disappointing. And "although here comes that magic/That spell of Christmas Eve/There's nothing you can do" to stop either train wreck from happening. And in both cases, the intended audiences were not very receptive. Perhaps if Sharon had crashed the party with a classic convertible full of gifts things may have gone better for her. Just so long as she didn't break out into an awkward dance routine in the middle of some field for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

December 19, 2012
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Special Request- December 13, 2012 Episode- Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lauren wears a gold and black metallic stripe top. You know that little televised singing competition in which judges have to blindly listen to The Voice before judging a songbook by its cover? Well that methodology would come in handy here as Lauren and Michael seem to be embarrassingly oblivious to Fen and his fiendish ways. While missing opportunities to coach their son on how to be a nice person, the Baldwins don't seem to Cee Lo and behold how badly Fen is tormenting Jamie "Daly" in what can only be considered a "knockout round." Who knows which of the boys will eventually pull a Cassidy Pope and win the whole thing but as Christina Aguilera would belt, "So thanks for making me a fighter."

December 19, 2012
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Special Request- December 12, 2012 Episode- Phyllis Summers

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Many thanks to The Young and the Restless Wardrobe Department for ID'ing this dress. It is Guess by Marciano but is from an older collection and is no longer available.

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Phyllis wears a khaki fitted drape dress. Isn't it about time somebody give her a book deal? As the former editor of Restless Style, Phyllis can certainly write and there is no doubt she has an interesting story or two to tell. While a book from her wouldn't exactly be the badge of courage err honor it is to one of Bravo's Real Housewives like the Countess LuAnn or Princess Carole, she would definitely be the talk of the town. And if Phyllis would be worried about the wrath of the great and powerful Victor Newman, perhaps pulling a Princess Diana and finding her own Andrew Morton to secretly write her biography would do the trick. Hushed interviews make for a book chalk full of juicy tidbits. And let's face it, explosive sales would mean she would finally have enough time to learn how to use Google. Consequently, she would stop accidentally trying to impress future executive assistants.

December 18, 2012
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Special Request- December 12, 2012 Episode- Katherine Chancellor

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Katherine wears a blue tweed jacket. She's so dolled up for a simple lunch with Nikki, one could easily believe she's on her way to the Kardashian Christmas card photo shoot. Poor Nikki turns as white as this year's "white party" theme when she recounts recent events to Katherine. While only time will tell if the Newmans will eventually grow to tolerate Sharon the way the Kardashians did with Scott, one can't help but feel as if Nikki would like nothing more than to photo-shop the bipolar blond out of her life for good. It's a shame this whole time Sharon won't stop begging for mercy.

December 18, 2012
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Special Request- December 12, 2012 Episode- Victoria Newman Abbott

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On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Victoria wears a trim sweater. The fact that she's choosing to work on her marriage to Billy instead of running to Victor is about as surprising as LA Reid's departure from The X Factor. In other words, hardly worth an eyebrow raise. Of course, there were obvious signs in both cases; from the beginning it was clear the Demi/Britney/Khloe demographic would do better with somebody like Bieber as a judge (although nobody's getting their hopes up) while Victor has been trying to break up "Villy" since day one. Now LA can finally grab some downtime in LA while the Abbots are off to rekindle their romance in Jamaica. That being said, Victoria may want to trade in her sweaters for some sunscreen.

December 17, 2012
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Special Request- December 11, 2012 Episode- Chelsea Lawson Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chelsea wears a blue satin blouse. As much as brothers Nick and Adam despise one another, they are growing more similar by the day. While Chelsea's husband is now the one busy vacillating between two women, her brother-in-law has taken it upon himself to disappoint dear old daddy when it comes to the family business. Another thing the two Newman men have in common? Protecting Sharon. Why don't they just go ahead and build a statue of her in the middle of town and get it over with already? That way, Chelsea can go back to her criminal roots and engage in some destruction of property. Or better yet, she can pull a Sharon and either burn it to the ground or steal it altogether. Hey, whatever works.

December 17, 2012
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Special Request- December 11, 2012 Episode- Sharon Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a camel v-neck sweater. Gwen Stefani, Vogue's January cover girl, opens up in the issue saying she feels guilty about being a working mom. Sharon, a fellow blond, has plenty of reasons to feel guilty as well. Yes, she was a working mother at one point too when she was busy running Victor's company into the ground but now, a certain fire is likely the thing causing her many sleepless nights. Since Restless Style seems to be tanking, Sharon may not be getting her magazine cover a la Gwen but in the end, taking responsibility for her wrongdoing is probably better left out of any publication. At least that's what any decent lawyer would advise...

December 17, 2012
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Special Request- December 11, 2012 Episode- Lily Winters Ashby

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lily wears a v neck cardigan. As she goes along with Devon's plan to make their office a more casual atmosphere (why oh why?) one can't help but think of Norma Rae's plight. True, Lily and Co aren't exactly experiencing Dickensian working conditions but doesn't their dilemma also revolve around textiles? Then again, convincing Neil to loosen his tie every so often does what, exactly? Besides making him look a bit sloppy and unkempt, of course. Just because Lily can make "casual chic " look so effortless doesn't mean the rest of her colleagues can. Think of all those gifted ties in Genoa City this holiday season that will sadly remain unworn if this casual work environment becomes an actual "thing." Way to be a Fashion Grinch, Devon.

December 17, 2012
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Special Request- December 10, 2012 Episode- Summer Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Summer wears a hooded toggle coat. She attempts to seek comfort from her father and Avery after an awkward run-in with Chelsea and Adam. The only problem is that in the process of helping, Nick indirectly points out that Summer deserves a place on the TLC show Freaky Eaters. Sure, she's not addicted to maple syrup, corn starch, or tartar sauce but pizza with pepperoni pieces that cannot touch? Pretty bizarre. Then again, considering she comes from a family in which her father is dating her aunt, her mother attempted to run over two people, and her grandfather married her ex-stepmother not once but twice, being a picky eater is a pretty normal problem in comparison, huh?

December 13, 2012
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Special Request- December 10, 2012 Episode- Avery Bailey Clark

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Avery wears a red bodycon long sleeve dress. Remember when Pippa Middleton wrote her party planning book "Celebrate" and critics slammed it by saying most of the tips were obvious? Well, enter parody Twitter account @pippatips with gems like, "Make lunchtimes more interesting by buying some food and eating it with your mouth" and "Do you like cake? Simply make one with the right ingredients or buy one ready made and eat it." Now if Avery can whip up a delicious meal in a thousand dollar dress, who says the Duchess of Cambridge's sister can't give Thomas Paine a run for his money with her book of common sense and then spoof herself in an editorial?

December 13, 2012
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Special Request- December 6, 2012 Episode- Nikki Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Nikki wears a gold sequin dress. As she celebrates the holidays bathed in a golden glow, one can't help but think of the Golden Globe nominations being announced today. Nikki knows Victor is "Breaking Bad" by inviting Adam and Chelsea to their "Homeland" but instead of being "Les Miserables", they turn the housewarming party into the "Best Exotic Marigold" evening imaginable. Meanwhile, "Downton Abbey" sends her bartender boyfriend Carmine over as a little surprise although thankfully, he does manage to keep his "Silver Linings Playbook" in check. Then Sharon crashes the "Moonrise Kingdom", there is a "Rise of the (Newman) Guardians", and you just know at that moment Nick wishes he was "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." Pretty "Brave" of Sharon to attempt to make amends but she should know better than to think she can reason with "The Intouchables" during such "A Royal Affair. "

*Thank you to the Y&$ Wardrobe Department for helping ID this dress!

December 12, 2012
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Special Request- December 7, 2012 Episode- Sharon Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a purple drape dress with an embellished waist. As she shows up at the holiday housewarming party looking to make amends, the Newman family immediately dismisses her attempts. Poor Sharon may want to think "outside the box" next time and climb in a shipping crate as penance a la Chandler Bing after he kissed Joe's girlfriend Kathy. Then again, this may only serve to perpetuate the "Sharon is crazy" hypothesis many in the family have unfairly deduced because unbeknownst to them, the blond is secretly battling bipolar disorder. In fact, many believe she got boxed up on alcohol before her arrival. It is doubtful the Newmans will forgive her as easily as Joey forgave Chandler but it is only a matter of time before Pandora's box is opened...

Badgley Mischka Cowl Neck Dres

$595.00 by Badgley Mischka at Saks Fifth Avenue

December 11, 2012
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Holiday Gift Guide 2012- Under $100- Part Four

Here is the last part to this year's Gift Guide inspired by the citizens of Genoa City. And remember, everything is under $100! For parts one, two, and three of the gift guide, see here: http://theyoungandthestylish.onsugar.com/category/Gift-Guide

December 11, 2012
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Special Request- December 6, 2012 Episode- Chelsea Lawson Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Chelsea wears a plum halter gown. Chelsea and Adam have officially called it quits- on Teen Mom 2 that is. Chelsea and Adam Newman, however, certainly have their fair share problems as well but with the way things are headed, they will likely follow their namesake's footsteps. The difference between the two couples? Tattoos, dogs, teengae pregnancy, and a promise ring. Oh, and leopard bedazzled Uggs instead of a beautiful $700 halter gown. Either way, Chelsea and Adam for the win, right?

L'Agence Halter Gown

$695.00$419.00 by L'Agence at Barneys New York

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Tasha Linear Earrings

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December 11, 2012
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Special Request- December 6, 2012 Episode- Lauren Fenmore Baldwin

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Lauren wears a satin one shoulder dress. The fact she is wearing a one shoulder satin number isn't very surprising since she's worn this style in the past. One thing that probably would surprise Lauren, fashionista extraordinaire, is that snuggies have been around since the 1970s except back then, the unfortunate blanket bodysuit was known as The Bundler. (Absolutely appalling, I know.) While one would likely be hard-pressed to find anything remotely resembling the monstrosity inside of Fenmore's, a style connoisseur like Lauren would probably appreciate the fact that fashion is really cyclical. Still doesn't mean she would ever be caught dead in a Snuggie though, especially when she makes a pretty frock like this look oh so comfortable.

ELIZA J Short Cocktail Dress

$168.00 by Eliza J at Lord & Taylor

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Betsey Johnson Earrings, Silver-Tone Glass Pave Crystal Teardrop Earrings

$30.00 by Betsey Johnson at Macy's

December 11, 2012
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Special Request- December 6, 2012 Episode- Sharon Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Sharon wears a white henley shirt with pockets. Is anyone still watching Gossip Girl as the show is nearing its end? Because unfortunately, the show is just like this shirt: good at one point but is now ruined. When did it start getting unwatchable? Well perhaps it was when Dan and Blair became an item. Or during the Lily, Rufus, Bart triangle. Maybe Eric van der Woodsen masquerading as Deaclan Porter in the Hamptons had something to do with it. While it is hard to say with Manhattan's elite, at least Sharon knows the exact moment her shirt was toast. That being said, Adam will likely come to the rescue, make a couple of calls, and get her the best dry cleaner in town. As for Gossip Girl and Co., you just know Dorota would simply turn the stained shirt into a cleaning rag. Or use it to wipe the tears of the five people still watching the show once it's put out of its misery.

Thanks to Mary Kay on Facebook for ID'ing this top.

Splendid Shirt - Pocket Henley

$88.00 by Splendid at Bloomingdale's

December 11, 2012
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Special Request- December 6, 2012 Episode- Summer Newman

On this episode of The Young and the Restless, Summer wears a blue velvet dress and drop earrings. Her awkward run-in with Adam at Chelsea at the housewarming party is about as newsworthy as Comcast adding the NBC peacock symbol to its logo. In other words, it appears to be something that could potentially get a lot of buzz but in reality, simply causes people to raise their eyebrows for a second and then move along with their daily lives. The reason for Comcast's underwhelming situation? The logo is something a twelve year old could have whipped up after ten minutes on Microsoft Paint. In Summer's case, Chelsea took the high road and didn't say much so there wasn't exactly any drama there. At least her dress made an otherwise dull situation a bit more interesting.

Funktional The Velvet Panel Sheer Sequin Dress in Midnight

$154.00 by Funktional at Miss KL

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Carolee Simply Jet Emerald Drop Earrings

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