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Oscar Predictions // Best Dressed

Only one more day until we get to see which dresses make the red carpet cut at the Oscars! One of my very favorite things to do is predict who will wear what, and which designers will score red carpet placement.  I’ve never been right…  but I have gotten CLOSE (ish) !! Might as well keep trying, right?

So, here’s what I’d like to see tomorrow!

Sienna Miller has been killing it on the red carpet lately – so I have total faith she’ll be one of this year’s best dressed. I would love to see her in this feathered Elie Saab gown – it’s elegant but still a little edgy 100% Oscar material.

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I think Reese would look amazing in this gown from Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2015 collection, I love the printed skirt, it adds a little something extra to a classic silhouette – plus Reese would look amazing in that blue!

Speaking of classic, Felicity Jones favors sophisticated, elegant red carpet looks – and always looks awesome in them. Fingers crossed she picks this navy and purple Oscar de la Renta gown tomorrow night.

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Jennifer Aniston has been a HUGE fan of the plunging neck-line this season, and she tends to stick with black dresses, my pick for her is this sparkly Naeem Khan number.

Kiera is a little less predictable when it comes to red carpet fashion – but she does often choose whimsical dressed – which is why I think she might be able to pull off this look from the Valentino couture collection. It’s a little risky, but I think she could make it work.

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Miss Stone is a big red carpet risk taker, but I’d like to see her go a little more traditional for the Oscar’s – not totally traditional of course! But I think she’d make every best dressed list in this sparkly/sheer Elie Saab dress!!

With the Fall 15 runway shows going on right now, I’ve also spotted a few color trends that I’l love to see come to life on the red carpet. Ice blue dresses (think Cinderella blue, magical!), sparkly navy and art-deco inspired metallics are poised to have a big night tomorrow.

I also think we’ll see a lot of classics – black, white and gold. And there’s a change that peach and mustard colors could be a break out hit!

oscar-dresesOscar de la Renta // Carolina Herrera // Prabal Gurung // Jenny Packham // Monique Lhuillier Marchesa // Monique Lhuillier // Zuhair Murad // Oscar de la Renta
oscar-dreses2a Naeem Khan // Donna Karan // Valentino // Badgley Mischka // J. Mendel // J. Mendel  Naeem Khan // Jenny Packham // Bibhu Mohapatra

I CAN’T WAIT!!

Who do you think will make the best dressed list?

xoxCrissie

*images via Style.com 

 

Real Life Style #29 // Gingham & Pearls

Disclaimer: This post is a throw-back to a few months ago when the weather was slightly warmer. Fun fact: these steps happen to be the steps of the birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt. History! 

OK, on to the outfit! I love this look. I love it because it looks polished and classy, but it’s still super comfy.

It’s pretty simple, pair a soft wash button down with a full skirt (make sure the skirt has pockets. Pockets are key), add some killer accessories and you’re good to go.

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This skirt  (which PS, is from H&M! Here’s a similar one in-stock now!) has a more casual feel because of the woven texture, but you can still dress it up with some glam accessories.

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xoxCrissie

photos by Kelsey Combe

How to Dress // Margot Robbie

I’ve always really liked Sundance, not because of the films, but because it’s a great opportunity for spotting celeb’s winter style. It’s nice to see the non-red-capet, non-LA winter looks that people put together!

Exhibit A: Margot Robbie. Margot’s style tends to be classic, with an edge. She’s a little bit of a fashion risk taker (jumpsuit on the red carpet, that high slit, mixing prints) but she never crosses the line into crazy.

This ensemble at Sundance is a great example. It’s a classic look: sweater and a button down. But the sweater is slightly cropped, her collar is slightly oversized AND she pairs them with leather legging and over the knee boots. Classic, with an edge. I love it.

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xoxCrissie

Style Building Blocks // Turtlenecks

When I first had the idea for this post I thought it would be a quick look at a street style trend with the potential to become a style staple. Was I ever wrong. Somehow, I have blocked the relevance of the turtleneck from my mind. Until recently, the turtleneck only seemed appropriate on the cover of a 1990’s L.L. Bean catalog (or on the girls from the Mall Madness and Dream Phone boxes).

However – they are already all over my Pinterest boards (on style icons – including Kate Middleton!!, celebs, style bloggers) and always looking oh-so-chic. How have I disregarded such an important style element for so many years?!

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  • Jackie O Style
  • Marilyn Black Turtleneck
  • Kate Middleton Style

Brief history of the turtleneck – apparently they first started showing up in the late 1800 as a base layer for athletes. Soon after the military adopted them as well. In the 1950s the black turtleneck became a style staple of the beatniks – making it synonymous with intellectuals and artists. But it didn’t go mainstream until Audrey Hepburn wore one in Funny Face. Since then, it has been worn but the chicest of the chic – Jackie O., Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and on and on. (See here for more).

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 I think it is safe to say the basic black turtleneck is a closet staple (and I need to buy one ASAP) but it goes beyond just that. Chunky knit turtlenecks in cream, grey and beige are what grabbed my attention in the first place.

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And the true sign of a real wardrobe building block? How well it fits into all style types – it can play preppy, minimal or super girly.

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I’m sold. The turtleneck is a classic must-have!

 

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xoxCrissie