Oscar Favorite Looks for Less

The following gowns were my favorite Oscar, red carpet looks. I absolutely loved Charlize Theron in Dior! she looked exquisite in her white and peplum cut gown. Halle Berry was very Bond girl in her statement dress which was very well constructed. I tried to match each look with a less expensive version so you too could look Oscar-worthy for a night. Enjoy!

Charlize Theron Christian Dior Couture  

Women's Designer Clothes | Nicole Miller Official Site, NIMI-3483 SILK FAILLE PEPLUM BRIDAL GOWN, nicolemiller.com

Nicolle Miller  $1,100

Halle Berry in Versace

Parker Stripe Sequin Dress in Black (blue/ silver) - Lyst 

Parker: Geometric Sequin Dress $330 
$132 at Nordstrom

Option #2

Rochelle Humes’s Gilgamesh H&M Stripe Bodycon Dress $31

Option #3


Catherine Zeta-Jones in Zuhair Murad

Unique Vintage $719 

Jennifer Hudson  Roberto Cavalli

Alicia Vikander by Elie Saab


Fox Gown, $1198


Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

Blingbling Sweetheart Jeweled Waist Ruched Tiered Long Blush Light Green Tulle Mermaid Evening Dress



Snake Print Nails

Hi guys! This week I tried out a new technique that involved meshing and a snake print look. I went through my fabric pile and found meshing which sent me into a fury of excitement! Keeping the colors pretty neutral, I used Wet n' Wild in Black Creme and OPI in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. After placing two layers of the Black Creme, I placed meshing over the dry layer and dabbed on On Her Majesty's Secret Service with a makeup sponge. It could have been executed a  little better but I am still very happy with the result. What do you think?

Gray Fabric Nails Net <----------Mesh


Valentine's Day Nails

I absolutely enjoy the color pink on my nails. It just gives it that girly pop especially when you have a cute outfit on. So of course with Valentines day coming around, I have been so excited to come up with a fun, pink design. I decided to use my new Revlon nail polish in Popular and a dark silver nail polish to create this look. I don't have plans for this Valentines day because I am currently single but I hope to get myself a basket of candy, specifically chocolate because I have a serious sweet tooth. I hope your Valentine's day is full of love!



Braided Nails

We are in the beginning of February and suddenly winter really decides to show its face. I am looking out the window and it is a windy, winter wonderland out there with the snow piled up to about a foot. My mom told me she got about 25 inches in the New England area. Hopefully you are all keeping safe and warm if you're stuck in this blizzard too. Today I am posting another nail design called braided nails. This design is great for many casual occasions and I love to show it off. It is very easy to do, just paint a diagonal strip of alternating colors from one side to the next on top of each color. I chose yellow, (a somewhat) pastel purple, and mint green as the colors. I hope you love this look.


Ootd: Tan and Mustard

I have had some trouble uploading an outfit post because I do not have a "photographer." Usually my younger sister takes pics for me but I am now back at my dorm and too shy to ask friends for help (and nervous with others handling my new camera). Obviously, I could buy a large tripod but I do not exactly have the funds for that right now. However, these are a few pictures I took before leaving home, so I decided to post them.

I'm wearing a mustard trench coat, tan sheath dress, and caramel wedge boots. I cannot remember who made the dress but it's from Lord and Taylor's and the jacket and shoes are Forever 21. Btw, I love my makeup in this pic. This was the first time I wore burgundy lipstick and I love it.