Dress: Vintage, Agora, Athens, Ga.;
Shoes: Mossimo, Target;
Black cougar bracelet: vintage, Finder's Keepers.
Watching the Oscars ceremony last night was a perfect excuse to pull out some of the sparkle motion in my closet. I seriously love this dress. I bought it two years ago for banquet honoring my college newspaper, where I spent most of student days. This is exactly the second time I've worn it -- thank goodness for The Dress Project because I want to find new ways to wear it. It's got an intricate spiderweb-like design on the fabric, and I love the little ruffle at the bottom.
I bought the pair of shoes for my wedding -- yep, I wore them to the ceremony and reception. They weren't my first choice to wear while walking down the aisle, but the shoes I had my heart set on -- my sparkly, grey open-toed shoes that I wore to prom and swore that I would get married in -- didn't work height-wise with the length of my dress. So I ran to Target two weeks before the wedding to get a different pair. They're one of several items in my closet that need more attention -- I've only worn them three times in my life, but those events were memorable: my wedding, walking down the streets of Honolulu during our honeymoon and now.
The Oscars ceremony wasn't too surprising -- most of the winners were pretty much locks for their category, and the most contested ones (Best Actress, Best Picture) were a little anti-climactic. I did love Neil Patrick Harris' song-and-dance performance at the beginning and wouldn't be surprised if he was asked to host the ceremony next year.
Did you watch the Oscars this year, and what did you think?