I like to think that if I were ever to be awarded an Oscar for goodness-knows-what, or famous enough just to be walking the red carpet, I would stick to my roots. We talked about wearing a Free People gown to awards shows here, and I’d love to dress this simple number up with a nautical statement necklace and some signature gold bangles.
I’ll be live-streaming Academy Awards coverage Sunday with Kayla Harrity and Cassidy Quinn Brettler– be sure to follow me on Twitter @emilygeaman for updates, as well as Cassidy’s YouTube page to stream. Put on your best party dress, grab some champagne + truffle popcorn, and join us for the fun :)
I don’t think I’m alone in admitting that half of the reason I watch awards shows is for the fashions. I’m so excited to see all of the gorgeous dresses that rock the red carpet this Sunday at the Academy Awards, and equally as excited to be linking up with long distance loving for an Oscar’s-themed Friday’s Fancies!
When my style icon Kate Middleton stopped in Hollywood as a part of her North American tour last summer, I couldn’t wait to see what she wore to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts celebration. Stepping out in a lavender Alexander McQueen, she exceeded any expectations I had. I knew at that moment, that if I ever had the chance to walk down that red carpet, I would choose to wear something pretty dang similar…
Even though I graduated this past December and already have a diploma in hand, I’m excited to participate with my fellow classmates in our commencement ceremony in just under a month! With it coming up so soon, I’m of course stressing about what to wear… under the gown, that is (silly that I worry about something few will even see? Yes. Care? No.). I’ve finally found a dress I love, surprisingly from American Apparel– a store I tend to stay away from as much more of a prep than a hipster. But I love its vintage look and am so excited it’s purple to match one of my school’s colors (our purple and gold school wears all black graduation caps and gowns, next!).
As far as accessories go, it pains me that I won’t get to wear a bow or flower in my hair thanks to a certain traditional hat. But at least I’ll be prep with my pearls :) Here’s what I’m thinking:
I also love the look because it reminds me of Mila Kunis’s 2011 Oscars dress, one of my favorites from that red carpet. In case you’ve been living under a rock:
Oh please let lavender be a big color this summer!
Post script: Emerson girls, don’t get any ideas! :)