Half of the fun of going out is getting ready, right? Even more so when you're InStyle Fashion and Beauty Editor at Large Kahlana Barfield Brown—who happens to have the most coveted street style on Instagram and an endless options of gowns and accessories—and you're headed to the Golden Globes. She documented her entire journey for us, from her chic airport look to her red carpet ready skincare routine and the final dress she chose to strut down the red carpet.
Decisions, decisions... Packing for the Golden Globes and probably taking more shoes than I actually need. But let's be honest, can a girl ever have too many shoe options?
From L to R: Jimmy Choo, Alaia, Gianvitto Rossi, Christian Louboutin, Aquzurra
Just touched down in L.A.. Thankfully my airport style works for this gloomy day. I thought it never rained in Southern California...
Givenchy track pants, Raden luggage
Glam Weekend Wear
Pearls for the girls. Had to get myself out of my comfy airport look and glam up my weekend wear since I AM in Hollywood for the Golden Globes.
Haider Ackermann blazer, vintage Levi jeans, Dries Van Noten skirt, Gianvitto Rossi sandals
Globes Dress Shopping
Trying on dress options for tomorrow's ceremony. Loving this gold sequin Dolce & Gabbana dress. Not sure if I want to go full on glam or keep things a bit more simple. We shall see...
Dolce & Gabbana dress
Pre-Golden Globes Skincare
Up bright and early doing my morning skincare routine: cleanser, exfoliator, and L'Oreal's super hydrating Hydra Genius moisturizer.
Sleepy Jones robe
L'Oreal makeup artist, Sir John, getting me red-carpet ready with a smoky eye and statement lip (using L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paints).
The Beauty Goods
All of my go-to products for the weekend!
L'Oréal Elnett Hairspray ($10; target.com), Diptyque Baies Candle ($32; nordstrom.com), L'Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator ($13; ulta.com), L'Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Moisturizer ($14; walmart.com), beautyblender ($20; sephora.com), L'Oréal Voluminous Mascara ($6; target.com), L'Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Liquid Eyeliner ($8; walmart.com), NARS Makeup Brush ($55; sephora.com).
The Winning Shoes
I love a good strappy sandal. This navy and gold pair by Gianvitto Rossi are the perfect complement to my dress.
The Final Look
Final look! Since my makeup is bold, I decided to go with this black Esteban Cortazar dress. It's simple yet sexy. Off to the red-carpet I go!
Highlight of the Night
We have a winner! Highlight of my night? Meeting the talented Donald Glover, who won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a TV series.