After yesterday’s post, I thought it would nice to mix it up and write about something a little lighter and fun! The Oscar’s night fashion!
Now, I am the first to admit that I probably haven’t seen 99% of the movies nominated, nor do I know many of the actors if they don’t show up on People.com at least once a week.
However, I love watching the red carpet and getting to see the gorgeous dresses. One of my favorite things to do is check out the articles and pictures online the next day and make my own opinion of what dresses I loved!
My Choices for the Best Looks
I loved the color and the sparkle of this dress. This is a really hard color to pull off too, but I think Cameron did a great job, I think that a bra would have been nice though!! Some dresses can be way too busy, but I love how the top is plain since the bottom is so full of texture. If the whole dress would have ruffles like the skirt, it would have been way over kill!
I love everything about this look on Rachel Smith! From the color and shape of the dress to the statement necklace, it all just works together. I am so glad she kept the rest of the jewelry minimal, because a bracelet or earring would have been too much with a necklace that large.
I love this dress on Kristen Wiig. The color of this dress looks amazing with her skin tone and hair color. It’s a tough color to pull olive if you don’t have the olive undertones in your skin. The dark nail polish is perfect with this look too. I am also obviously into a textured skirt right now, (please see Exhibit A on Cameron above)!
Best couple of the night in my opinion! George Clooney is seriously handsome, and even though Stacy Keibler’s dress is not one that I could wear out and about, I think she picked the perfect dress for this event. George may not have won Oscar gold, but he definitely had it on his arm Sunday night!
I think Giuliana Rancic looks so classy in this dress, which is not an easy one to pull off that’s for sure. Keeping her hair in a tight bun, as well as wearing minimal jewelry helped keep this look from looking too busy. Whites, champagnes, and ivories were definitely top color choices of the night.
As gorgeous as so many of the dresses were, there were definitely quite a few dresses I wasn’t feeling. However, I really don’t like the whole worst dress polls, because I feel like everyone chooses a dress for a reason. Even though I may not have picked it as my number one choice, the woman wearing that dress may have loved it. I truly believe, to each their own with fashion! If you love something them buy it, wear it with confidence and be proud of your choice. I would say that my style tends to fall under a more classic/preppy kind of look. My favorite stores are Banana Republic, J. Crew, and department stores like Von Maur and Neiman Marcus. I also love finding gems at stores like Forever 21 or Francesca’s Collection. I tend to know if I love something within a second or two of trying it on. I am not indecisive when it comes to shopping, usually the biggest struggle I have is justifying whether or not I should spend the money on certain pieces. I am cheap when it comes to clothes, especially those pieces that aren’t considered classic. Usually my spending rules look like this:
Pieces worth the splurge: Handbags, Shoes (boots, classic peep-toe pumps in black and camel, running shoes!!), jeans, and a winter, spring and/or fall coat.
Pieces where to save that $: Trendy tops, fun flats (not classic pieces), costume jewelry, dresses for events (I buy a majority of my dresses for weddings or similar events at Forever 21, the outlets (there are so many great finds at outlet malls), or clearance racks at department stores).
I don’t mind shelling out extra money on pieces that I know I will wear over and over, but I do have a problem spending money on tops that may be out of style by next season, or jewelry that I can find a very similar piece for $5 at Charming Charlie’s. Learning where to spend and save definitely takes time and everyone has to decide what is most important to them.
I love clothes, shopping for bargains, finding the perfect pieces, and putting together as many outfits as I can from my own closet. I am thinking about starting a Fashion Page where I post outfits I wear to work, pieces from my closet or shopping excursions, or clothes I like to put on to go out on the weekends. I love reading other bloggers fashion pages and pulling tips from their suggestions. I love playing dress up, and try to do it almost every morning! As lame as it may sound, I truly feel so much more excited to go out or head to work when I love my outfit. This doesn’t mean that I buy clothes all the time, because I don’t. This also doesn’t mean I am an expert, I just do what I know and like! I usually pick pieces that I absolutely adore and that I can easily layer with other pieces to create plenty of outfits, without a ton of clothes. Button up sweaters, colorful tank tops, cute shoes, and fun jewelry can go so far in making an outfit feel special and put-together.
Fashion Forward – Day 1
Grey Straight Leg Dress Pants – Express
Shoes – Aldo
Do I feel a little silly posting pictures of myself? YES! However, fashion is supposed to be fun, and light, and a personal decision. Besides, I would love to share my closet with all of you, so I am doing just that by going out on a limb! :-)
How do you feel about fashion? Do you adore shopping and putting together outfits, or would you rather wear yoga pants all day, everyday? ;-)
How would you describe your fashion style? What is your favorite piece in your closet?
Did you watch the Oscar’s? What is your favorite look from the red carpet?