Meet the Real Crazy Eyes: 11 Ways to Get Uzo Aduba’s Style
As you are all probably aware of by now, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black returned last weekend, and there’s one thing in particular we’d love to point out: Uzo Aduba, known on-screen as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, was made a series regular. Woot! And not only is she an amazing actress, but, after spotting her out ‘n’ about promoting the show the last couple weeks, we can also confirm that she’s a real-life fashionista with a closet we want to shop in stat. We figured you would too, so here are 11 affordable looks inspired by Uzo Aduba’s red carpet + par-tay style!
1. Heart and Solar System Dress ($75): There’s just something about the blue and black in this dress that seems solar system-esque, don’t you think? This Modcloth dress is probably one of the best galaxy prints we’ve ever seen.
2. Love Bandeau Dress With Pockets ($69): This dress is perfect because pastels are in! And oh my goodness it has pockets. That’s it, we’re buying it.
3. New Look Waffle Midi Skirt ($39): We have a feeling that black midi skirts are going to soon be considered a spring and summer staple. They’re all over fashion magazines and can be styled so many ways (as seen through the two ways above).
4. TFNC Mini Dress With Geo-Tribal Sequins ($105): This dress combines four popular trends: geometric prints, traditional prints, sequins and bodycon dresses. Believe it.
5. ASOS Geo Embellished Mini Dress ($77): Aduba showed up to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner looking hot, hot, hot in this shiny black number. Embellishments are all the rage.
6. ASOS ’60s Shift Dress ($54): This bright color is beautiful. It makes the dress stand out all on its own, making accessories seem frivolous.
7. Fated Fete Dress ($160): Black and white stripes are a common pattern, but this sleek fabric adds a whole ‘nother level of sophistication. This dress would be a great pick for black tie events!
8. ASOS Lace Skater Dress With High Neck ($29): A lace dress with a high neck may sound a little drab and old-timey, but Aduba shows us otherwise.
9. Zara Printed Blazer ($100): Printed suits are everywhere, and we can’t get enough. As we’ve said before, black and white is a pretty classic combo, so here’s a blazer that’ll be of use for years to come.
10. Monki Multicolor Leopard Print Dress ($58): Animal prints are always fun on their own, but Aduba proves that colors make them even better. That awesome hairdo only adds to the playfulness of this look!
11. AX Paris Skater Dress ($42): We think that LRD (little red dress) should be a thing. Seriously, how great is this dress?! We especially love the zipper around the waist.
Which of Uzo Aduba’s looks are your favorite? What star’s style do you want us to hack next? Let us know in the comments below!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)