Yesterday, most of us fashionistas tuned in for one of the most thrilling events of the year…the Oscar pre-show. Don’t get me wrong, the award ceremony itself has it’s own thrills, but nothing beats the countdown to the actual show when our favorite starlets dawn their glamorous looks down the red carpet. The trends were pretty clear this time around. We saw lots of beaded work, pale color palettes, and surprisingly, peplum seems to have come back according to Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams. My personal favorites were the ones I found affordable versions for below (Charlize Theron being the ultimate winner). Which actress do you think killed the red carpet game?

Shop the look: Mesh Bodice Gown, Unique Vintage, $398; Crystal Drop Necklace, Amazon, $38

Shop the look: Dress with Sequin Bodice, David’s Bridal, $299; Teardrop Earrings, I.N.C. (Macy’s), $22

Shop the look: Strapless peplum dress, Adriana Papell (Dilliard’s), $280; Rhinestone clutch, WindsorStore, $25.90; Crystal necklace, JCPenney, $28

Shop the look: Beaded ball gown, David’s Bridal, $329; Crystal earrings, Ralph Lauren (Lord & Taylor), $20


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  1. Great job as always, Shauna! I especially like the red one.

    One thing that I found very distracting on the Oscar carpet last night was the continued obsession with colorless lips. I don’t know who decreed that virtually everyone was supposed to have flesh tone lips, but I HATE this look and think it looks lifeless and totally tacky!

    I get that red lipstick doesn’t go with everything, but why not some coral, pink or brown that is dark enough to show that these otherwise gorgeous ladies have lips?

    Do you know why there is this obsession with invisible lips?

    by Nancy Reply
    • I know! I totally second that motion. It’s a weird makeup trend that I’m totally not about. Thanks for sharing!!

      by smiller Reply
  2. I love the black vintage version of Charlize Theron’s dress. It’s really gorgeous & dramatic. There were so many beautiful gowns at the Oscars. I don’t think I could pick one as my top favorite. I really liked Sandra Bullock’s navy satin dress with her hair down in beautiful curs. Pure glamour and class.

    by Jen Reply
    • It’s actually not vintage, it’s just by a company called unique vintage in case you were interested in it. Sandra Bullock did look great too, but I thought she had too much eye makeup which made it tough to see her face. But like you said…pure glamour and class so it doesn’t matter! xo

      by smiller Reply