My favorite part of the Oscars (and for a lot of folks if Pinterest is any indication) is watching the celebrities walk the red carpet. Who wore what, how, and why is endlessly fascinating to me, I suppose because I will probably never be in a position to wear anything that fancy-shmancy. The last time I wore anything that might even be considered remotely appropriate on a red carpet was on my wedding day – and we’re talking appropriate for a red carpet in the 1980s. And chances are I probably won’t have the opportunity to wear anything that ritzy again until my son’s wedding, and that’s a loooong way off.
But if I were to end up somehow attending the Oscars I would be a) astounded – how the hell did that happen?? and b) determined not to end up on some worst dressed list. My watchwords are understated, elegant and classic.
So when I saw this Carolina Herrera ball skirt paired with a simple white shirt, I knew it was made for me.
Classic? You betcha!
Safe and boring? Perhaps, but I prefer to think of it as timeless. And the fun part is I get to snazz it up with accessories!! Red carpet-worthy accessories. . .
I’d add a pop of color with this ruby and diamond necklace from Harry Winston:
With such a statement necklace I’d keep the earrings simple, again with Harry Winston:
I’ll forgo a bracelet in favor of a ring, like this antique beauty circa 1915 via Sotheby’s:
Some Jimmy Choo shoes:
and a Marchesa clutch; something small because the skirt has pockets!!
So what do you think about my Oscar wardrobe choices? What would you wear? Let me know in the comments!
9 thoughts on “If I Were Attending the Oscars, This is What I’d Wear”
I love your style, and this would definitely be my pick as well! 😉 “Simple but elegant,” this has been my style since my wedding day, too (in the mid 90’s).
Thank you so much – simple but elegant is always in style!
Gorgeous! That’s my style, too. But what’s all this about FOREGOING a bracelet instead of a ring? Bring ’em both on, baby! 🙂
You’re right! Next year when I go to my fantasy Oscars I will add in both! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I have to confess to being a jewelry nut. I started making my own years ago, and at this point I have more jewelry than anyone really needs. And I wear a bracelet and ring pretty much every day…except for on jeans and hoodie days, which I must admit are fairly frequent…
Love the dress! I have often thought about this and personally think its a little unfair that us “normal” people can’t have the opportunity to dress up and be glamorous for one evening! Just one that is all I would like! Give me somewhere to go in this and I would be just fine! 🙂
I agree – dressing up isn’t as fun when there’s nowhere to go! Thanks for stopping by!
The outfit, a brooch based on the necklace and a matching pair of ear studs and a fiber-thin silver ring with a setting also based on the necklace, but skip the necklace and all other jewelry. A black plain neckband that barely peeks out of the collar, to balance the black/white. Black flat riding boots.
Cool variation! Thanks for stopping by 🙂