September 28, 2022

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Shea’s Look for the Emmys

Dream Home Makeover was nominated for an Emmy! 

Last weekend was the 49th Daytime Emmys honoring the Creative Arts and Lifestyle Daytime Awards. Dream Home Makeover was nominated under the Program Non-drama category for Outstanding Instructional & How-To Program! We were so honored to be included amongst a crowd of other unbelievably talented and creative individuals, such as Home Work, MasterClass (with Issa Rae and Ringo Starr!!!), and This Old House. While we didn’t take home the award, Syd and I enjoyed the all-glam date night and just took it all in. The magic all happened just as we’re preparing for the release of season 3 of Dream Home Makeover on Netflix! It was a perfect night to celebrate and a memory we won’t soon forget.   

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Feminine Dresses:  

I sorted through a handful of dresses before I finally settled on a white lace, trumpet silhouette gown. I’m taking inspiration from this look to help guide some choices for more “every day” elevated white dress picks. The guipure lace detail really set this dress apart and I love that the same attention to detail can be found in so many of these dresses. The puffy sleeves added a feminine touch and is a trend that can be found in so many darling dresses, like this!  

Shea’s Look for the Emmys

Veronica Beard

Hope Embroidered Dress

BB Dakota by Steve Madden

Did It My Way Dress

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard Appliqué Midi Dress

ASOS DESIGN

Shirred Mixed Broderie Tiered Maxi Dress

LoveShackFancy

Norma Midi Dress

ASOS Design

Floral Lace Mini Dress

Waimari

Vistamar Eyelet Kimono Dress

ZIMMERMANN + NET SUSTAIN

Tiered Embroidered Cotton-Voile Wrap Dress

LoveShackFancy

Galil Midi Dress

ASOS Edition

Birdie Embroidered Midi Dress

WAIMARI

Vistamar Eyelet Balloon Sleeve Cotton Dress

LoveShackFancy

Jivera Midi Dress

ZIMMERMANN

Moonshine Tiered Midi Dress

Ted Baker

Darita Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

Veronica Beard

Hope Dress

FRENCH CONNECTION

Abana Biton Broiderie Dress

Shining Accessories: 

With the detailed but understated nature of the dress, I wanted to add a little sparkle to the look (it was a red carpet, after all!) These botanical-inspired statement earrings added just the right amount of glam, while the shoes echoed the subtle glimmer. With the shoes and earrings pulling in some shine, I kept true to myself with a clutch that was polished but pared down – I love that I will be able to wear and use the bag on repeat. 

Shea’s Look for the Emmys
Shea’s Look for the Emmys

Made by Maddie

Maira Earrings

Susan Shaw

Pearl Cluster Vine Earrings

Jennifer Behr

Vinessa Earrings

Nicola Bathie

Marigold Mother of Pearl

Nicola Bathie

Green & Petal Pink Belgravia Chinoiserie Vine

Nicola Bathie

Baby’s Breath

Nicola Bathie

Pearl Bouquet + Blooming Vine

SHASHI

Pearl Leaf Drop Earrings

Anton Heunis

Sun Rays Earrings

Aquazzura

Tequila Crystal-Embellished Leather Sandals

BADGLEY MISCHKA COLLECTION

Kaycee Ankle Strap Sandal

Loeffler Randall

Shay Cappuccino Rhinestone Heel

Schutz

Altina Leather Sandal

Stuart Weitzman

Nudistcurve 100 Highshine Sandal

AQUA

Embellished High Heel Sandals

Vicenza

Deena Crystal Heels

Chelsea & Violet

Tristy Pearl Embellished Square Toe Sandals

Flora Bella

Zannone Raffia Metallic Clutch Bag

Express

Shiraleah Natural Straw Clutch

Etsy

Natural Straw Box Clutch

Kayu

Jen White Stone Clutch

Glam Hair and Makeup: 

The real star of the show – hair and makeup! As soon as I had picked the dress, I knew the look called for a classic, voluminous hair that could show off the earrings. Thanks to the hair queen Laura we were able to pump up the volume before our flight to LA and it lasted through the night! For makeup, Danielle kept things glam but polished with touches of pink. I loved the lipstick she used so much that I bought myself my own tube while we were waiting at the airport! 

These fancy evenings are few and far between, but getting the chance to dress up and enjoy a night out was a highlight of 2022 for the McGees. Now back to our regularly scheduled program of Zoom meetings and sneakers.  

Shea’s Look for the Emmys
Shea’s Look for the Emmys

CHARLOTTE TILBURY

Pillow Talk Instant Eyeshadow Palette

MILK MAKEUP

Matte Cream Bronzer Stick

Ardell

Naked 421 False Eyelashes

Patrick TA

Major Glow™ Lip Shine

Dior

Backstage Glow Face Palette

ICONIC LONDON

Illuminator

MAKEUP BY MARIO

Soft Pop Blush Stick

  1. Hi, wondering if you could link the dress Shea is wearing while getting ready? She looks so wonderful in both looks!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous congratulations!