February 21, 2013

If I were going to the Oscars...


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This Sunday will commemorate five years of Oscar fashion here at Handbags & Handguns. Why did it take me five years to include all of you in a link-up? I have no idea. Better late than never...

When I first started thinking of celebrity gowns I've loved over the years, one designer's name stood out in my mind. Elie Saab has created some of the most talked about red carpet dresses.



classic • gorgeous • feminine


After choosing Elie as my designer, I googled his Fall 2012-2013 Haute Couture line and fell in love with no less than five dresses. I was immediately drawn to black followed closely by teal and gold. That was until I spotted this beauty. This cadet blue gown is fully embroidered with an open back and gold metal belt. How amazing would I look in this on Oscar night? UH-MAY-ZING!


If I'm pretending to go to the Oscars, you can bet your ass I'm going to pretend in a pair of Christian Louboutin heels. And how fab is this Jimmy Choo clutch? Love. ♥ Since the dress speaks for itself, I've chosen to wear my hair in a simple braided updo with natural makeup. Ain't nobody got time to look like a ho at the Academy Awards!


As for my jewels, simple is where it's at. No bracelet or necklace necessary. I chose rose gold and pink quartz earrings from Chopard. If you're not wearing Chopard, you're doing it wrong. HA! I'm such a wannabe Oscar snob.


Last but not least, if I'm going to daydream about going to the Oscars in an Elie Saab gown with Louboutin heels, Jimmy Choo clutch, and Chopard jewels, I'm going to pretend to go with one of Hollywood's sexiest actors. As you can see, I haven't gotten off my Tom Hardy kick. Tie or no tie.. Beard or no beard.. I don't care as long as he looks pretty and whispers to me in a British accent.

Seriously, would you look at those lips? Rawr.



I hope you've had as much fun as I have. If you'd like to link up, enter your info below.

I can't wait to see what you'd wear IF YOU were going to the OSCARS!

11 comments:

Makaila said...

you have FANTASTIC taste girl!! Your picks are absolutely beautiful.

Karen Peterson said...

I envy your sense of style. This was a lot harder for me than I thought it would be!

Shelley said...

None of the pictures are showing up on my phone! :( Will need to look later!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

LOVE all of this, especially the bearded image (last picture)... and that dress... *SWOON* I need help Misty, dress me for the Oscars! If I dress myself I'll look like Rhianna on a bad day! ;)

Maxine said...

I'm really not into fashion, but when award season rolls around I'm on top of it! Love these gowns and accessories. I think we mayyyyy have the same taste ;-)

Christina said...

Oooh, I LOVE that dress! I would have never thought of a pink clutch, but it's perfect! Such a fun linkup!!

MiMi said...

GOOD choices!!

KatyK said...

Tom Hardy is gorgeous and Elie Saab can do no wrong. If ever an Elie Saab dress ends up in a worst dressed category its because someone seriously foulded up hair and makeup!

This was a fun link up ma'am!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I am smitten! I would absolutely jump for joy if you came over and said hi! We could totally be friends- loved this post. Also, I sound like a stalker FREAK, but I promise I'm pretty normal. Side note: Sometimes I break promises. Ha! XO

SH said...

I can only dream of wearing something that beautiful!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

-Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

Mrs. Match said...

I could definitely see you at the Oscars someday, as a fashion reporter, getting the awesome interviews on the red carpet. :-)

I would love an excuse to wear a glamorous dress and get dolled up. The Group is in talks of having a grown up prom, since a bunch of us are turning 30 this year. If we do, I think I'll rent a red carpet and photographer!