Monday, February 29, 2016

Eye of the Tiger

Like most of America, I was camped out in front of the TV from about 6 p.m. - 11 p.m. last night to watch the Oscars. I think I enjoy seeing all the stars arrive on the red carpet even more than the actual ceremony, and this year did not disappoint. There was a good mix of both stunning and "what were they thinking" moments to make the evening fun for all!

My top three dresses this year:

1. Cate Blanchett in Armani Privé

Florals were definitely a theme last night, but Cate Blanchett upped the ante in her pale green confection. She even had gorgeous, dazzling feather-shaped earrings to cap off the look. I adored the whole ensemble.

2. Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

Naomi Watts enjoys high-wattage looks (pun intended), and the 88th Oscars were no exception. I found myself drawn to this dress for its unique color combination (purple and blue) and intricate design. Although ombre is a bit "out" at the moment, the dress dazzled, but still let Naomi shine. She did her hair (down) and makeup (red lip) just right.

3. Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein

The emerald color alone was enough to grab my attention. Although I felt the dress was a little mature for the young actress (low cut in front, open in the back), the dress was sexy in such a chic way, it didn't matter. Plus, the actress is Irish. It was a perfect color pick.

Outfit Details

From Tinsel Town to Gilstrap Lane...

Although Sly Stallone didn't win in the Best Supporting Actor category, I still wore a tiger print dress today.

Dress: Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Tiger Print Pleated Dress (no longer available)

Celebrity Sighting!
The black/champagne version of the dress was spotted on Alison Brie last year on the TV show, Community. The shirt version of this dress was also seen on Agents of Shield.

Shoes: SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker (no longer available)

Bag: Kate Spade New York Southport Avenue Small Jenny (color: Morning Glory)