Red Carpet Review: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards

Last night was my Christmas. It is also my favorite night on television. The Oscars. AHH! I just love saying those words. The award show was great. Anne Hathaway and James Franco were so funny and entertaining. They were great hosts. But folks, I am really here to talk about the red carpet. I was very impressed with the looks of the evening. There was a little bit of everything. Here are my favorite looks of the evening.

Cate Blanchett is the prime example of a woman who can pull of a runway dress on the red carpet. The dress is by Givenchy Haute Couture. She looks fabulous. The hair…the jewels…perfection.

Celine Dion was definitely a surprise for me. She just had twins a few months ago, and she looks amazing in this Armani Privé gown. The hair is also stunning.

Sandra Bullock chose this stunning red Vera Wang gown. It is simple, but it looks so effortless. The only criticism I have is her hair. I wish she did something more sophisticated.

This dress by Calvin Klein fits Gwyneth Paltrow to a tee. I am also obsessed with her Louis Vuitton jewels.

Halle Berry looks stunning in this Marchesa gown. The color could not be more perfect for her skin tone. Gorgous!

Reese Witherspoon looks classic in this Armani Privé gown. I love the hair and the jewels by Neil Lane as well. She looks like a modern day Grace Kelly.

This Elie Saab dress is amazing on Mila Kunis. She can do NO wrong. I love this color on her, as well as the effortless flow the dress has. It looks comfortable too.

For all you young starlets out there, THIS is how you dress. Hailee Steinfeld looks so beautiful in this custom Marchesa dress. It is so age appropriate, but it is sweet and beautiful. I am loving the gold shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo too.

Best Looking Couple

 

 I would say that the best looking couple would have to be Matthew McConaughey in a Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo with Camila Alves in a Kaufman Franco gown. They look amazing together, and Camila looks gorgeous after just having a baby as well.

Best Dressed
My best dressed of the evening is definitely Natalie Portman. She is glowing in this gown by Rodarte. This neckline really suits her, and the color of the dress…OMG! I love this eggplant purple. The whole look, with the hair, the  jewels by Tiffany & Co., and the shoes by Jimmy Choo, looks amazing. I just can’t get enough.
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Splurge vs. Steal

SPRING SHOES

Espadrilles

Splurge– Burberry. $395 at Saks.com 

Steal-$29.50 at Oldnavy.com

Two-Tone Ballet Flats

Lanvin 

Splurge- Lanvin. $555 at Net-a-porter.com

Lolly Pop ballerina flats by Bloch

Steal-Bloch. $74 at Outnet.com

Nude Leather Wedges

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG - Mira Wedge Sandals

Splurge- Diane von Furstenberg. $295 at Ssense.com

DV Pali Leather Wedge Sandal

Steal-DV by Dolce Vita. $84 at Boutiquetoyou.com

Ankle Cuff Sandals

Splurge- Michael Kors. $575 at Neimanmarcus.com

Splurge- Sam Edelman. $90 at Piperlime.com

Hues of Warmth

Here in the South, there seems to be a warm front that has moved in. This past week, the temperature has been around 65 degrees. It has been AWESOME!! And it means that spring is almost here. Now, let’s try to channel the warm weather by embracing the sun. I found some great “warm” clothes. Just look below.

yellow-vanessa bruno athe cutouttrim silk dress

This dress is really cute by Vanessa Bruno Athé. It made from silk, so it is perfect for the warm weather. The dress is on SALE for $103.50 at Outnet.com

I LOVE this tassel sandals by Dolce Vita. They are so adorable. I might get them myself! The sandals are $121 at Revolveclothing.com

This vintage-looking coral necklace is perfect for this spring. It will make an amazing accessory. Each stone is one of a kind. The necklace is $28 at Freepeople.com

This top would look fantastic with a pair of cargo pants or jeans. It would even look cute with a skirt. This top is just fun, and it would be perfect to wear to the beach. The top is $49.50 at Bananarepublic.com

I am really liking colored jeans this spring. This yellow is so different, but I like that it is a lighter yellow. These Cheap Monday jeans will go perfect with a neutral top and shoes. The jeans are $45 at Yoox.com

Red

Finally, go a for a fun red bag this spring and summer. It is such a great substitute to white. I LOVE this crossbody bag by Treesje. The hardware is stunning as well. The bag is $298.

NYFW Recap: Best of the Best

Badgley Mischka

Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Isaac Mizrahi Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

L.A.M.B

L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

L.A.M.B. Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

L’Wren Scott

L'Wren Scott Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

L'Wren Scott Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Marchesa

Marchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Marchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Naeem Khan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Vera Wang

Vera Wang Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear

Vera Wang Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear


Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts Under $20

Need to find a last minute Valentine’s Day gift that is inexpensive. Have no fear because I have found some fun gifts for UNDER $20!!

I love this little retro Barbie and Ken lunch box. This is perfect for kids and those adults who are “kids at heart.” The lunchbox is $15 at Fredflare.com

This Golden Classic watch is perfect for sports and working out. It comes in a cool box so it makes a great gift. The watch is on SALE for $16.80 at Endless.com

Spot It! Card Game

I love playing games. It is a great way for friends and family to get together. This is a fun party game called Spot It! I looks like a lot of fun. The game is $12 at Momastore.org

The Book of Love By K. C. Jones

This is a fun little book! It is a book filled with recipes, quotes, ideas for dates and more. What a cute idea! The book is $12.95 at Urbanoutfitters.com

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These pencils are perfect for any writer. They are a set of 14 pencils are so adorable. They come come in a variety of colors and patterns. They are $15 at Iomoi.com

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