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!