I, Lauren, am so excited to bring you guys today’s Dressed to Entertain, but with a brand new twist! Once a month, I’ll be sharing my spin on a real-life outfit to inspire your next hostessing gig. When you’re planning a party, no matter how big or small, laid-back or elaborate, you have a lot of details to handle: Recipe gathering, decorating, cleaning, grocery shopping, and more. So I’ve got your back! I’ll give you an outfit idea that’s in season and easy to pull off, so you can recreate the look at home.
With the biggest awards show of the year just days away, I thought we should kick things off with an Oscars night bash. All the celebrities will be decked out in diamonds, so I say it’s the perfect opportunity to add a little festive sparkle of your own. Keep reading for the details…
A great party dress can’t be beat, but a cropped pant is a versatile standby that’s easily mixed with other items already in your wardrobe. This pair has a bit of stretch, a subtle shimmer, and their slimness balances the loose fit of the silky, embroidered top. The top, by the way, is so pretty and so comfortable–my favorite combination.
I turned up the glam with my own version of “bling” around my neck and wrist, plus threw on some metallic heels. The final touches? An Oscar-worthy red lip and messy side chignon.
The only thing left to do is sip champagne and nibble on popcorn (my favorite trick is to dress it up with a spray of olive oil and this truffle salt, which is unexpected and downright delicious).
Anyone hosting an Oscars viewing party this weekend or heading over to a friend’s to watch? I can’t wait to gather in front of the TV, watch for the red carpet fashion of my favorite celebs, and root on Argo for Best Picture–it was such a nail-biter! Who are you rooting for?