I feel like Michelle Williams always has the hair that I want Carey Mulligan to have. And I’m totally in a Short Hair Phase right now. I spent all of last night thinking about how cute Jessica Stroup’s new, even shorter, crop is on 90210, and I think this hair is adorable, too. I’m just relieved that I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I have learned that the hair I might covet on another person does not necessarily look good on my actual head.

But what about the outfit? I love ruffles and I love sequins but do we love them both together? I’m kind of unconvinced. Let’s see this mother in motion:

This picture kind of cracks me up — it’s like Gosling is escorting 2010’s Winter Formal Queen up to their high school dais, and the velvet coat is extra festive.  They both look ready to sway awkwardly in each other’s arms to a slow-jam cover of “Last Christmas.” Having said that, though, I’m not sure that I like her dress any better in action than I did in inaction — although I would like to sidebar for a sec and remind you guys that this woman used to be JEN FREAKING LINDLEY ON DAWSON’S CREEK. Could ANYONE have predicted where she ended up?

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