I'd Like to Thank the Academy...

You'll have to forgive the tardiness of this post, I'm a little slow-going this morning. It is Monday, after all.

Did ya'll have a good weekend? Mine was great! I got to see the folks and catch up on all the happenings back home. I hadn't been back to my teeny little hometown or even seen my family since Christmas, so I was definitely past due for a visit.

Ok, did any of you guys watch the Oscars last night? I purposefully drove 80 mph the whole way home, just so I could catch the telecast. It is my favorite awards show and I SO LOVE looking at all the actresses' dresses.

I was pleasantly surprised with the show this year, I must say. Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin did a great job co-hosting and everyone looked beautiful.

Since I'm a southern girl and my mom drilled into my head that, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all," I will only elaborate on the looks I liked, haha. Here were my favorites:

Sandra Bullock

Her embroidered lace and metallic sheath dress by Marchesa was out of this world. She looked every bit the classy, beautiful lady we know and love.

Miley Cyrus

Alot of the critics weren't crazy about this dress, but I actually thought it was quite flattering on her. I like the style/shape of the gown and the color works!

Queen Latifah

This rose/lavender colored dress by Chopard fit this Queen to a tee. She was positively glowing in this gown.

Zoe Saldana

Here's yet another dress the critics didn't love, but I was actually a fan. I thought the color and the unique shape worked for her body. She definitely didn't play it safe, but totally managed to stand out in a sea of black ball gowns.

Penelope Cruz

P.C.'s dusky red number by Donna Karan was so reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. Her jewelry, courtesy of Chopard, perfectly accented the whole look.

Tina Fey

This TV funnywoman looked anything but comical last night in her one-shoulder Michael Kors gown.

Cameron Diaz

With a rockin' body like hers, it's hard for Cammie to ever look bad. Last night, she looked even better than usual in her embellished Oscar de la Renta gown and Cartier diamond ring.

If you didn't catch the broadcast, here's the low-down:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious

My favorite moment of the evening was probably when Neil Patrick Harris took the stage to perform. He acts, he sings, he dances...I mean seriously, is there anything the guy doesn't do? Love me some NPH!

Did you catch last night's Oscars? Who is on your best-dressed list? What were your fave moments of the broadcast?

Now go forth and conquer Monday!

Be blessed, lovelies!




  1. i didn't watch it but i love mileys dress!! imsurprised you mentioned they didn't like it and penelope cruz looks timeless in her gown!!

  2. I thought it was a great show this year! I loved Rachel McAdam's dress - I thought she looked gorgeous

  3. I love that Sandra Bullock won! I was so happy for her!

  4. I love Sandra Bullock's dress! Stunning!

  5. I love NPH!!! He is so funny and so multi-talented!!!!! Great dresses this year too :)

  6. Penelope Cruz's dress was so absolutely STUNNING.. seriously - I just love it. I want my wedding dress to look like that... in white! Love!
    I didn't mind Miley's dress but I guess as a mom I was thinking OH MERCY that child should not be wearing that ;) lol... I am in big trouble aren't I?!

  7. I TOTALLY agree with you about Zoe... that dress was a piece of art and she looked amazing!!! And Sandra Bullock-- what a classy classy lady-- another reason to love her even more!

  8. I watched it too last night and did you see Rachel McAdam's gown? I loved her dress too as well as the other lovely ladies you mentioned. ;)

    I am so happy for Sandra Bullock!

  9. Definitely agree with your pics! I loved Miley's dress too, but I just want to tell her to stand up straight!! :)

  10. The lipstick on Sandra Bullock was out of this world!! Amazing. Makes me want to get all dolled up.

  11. ooh la la Tina and Cameron. I did not catch all of the Oscars, so thank you for filling in the gaps for me. I thought Queen Latifah looked lovely in her gown and also loving Miley's dress.

  12. I so agree with your fashion assessments! And I love the "if you cant say anything nice..." haha... hahahaha.. I'll go ahead and say this: WHAT THE HECK WAS CHARLIZE WEARING?! Miley looked stunning btw! I was surprised by how grown up she looked and acted. :) Sandra was absolutely breathtaking... :)

  13. Yeah, I thought Miley's dress was cute, but she got a lot of criticism for it. Who cares though? I thought it was adorable on her.

  14. i think i missed out not watching this!!
    i did see pics and i really liked demi's dress!
    classy and elegant! :)

  15. Sandra and Cameron looked just amazing! Demi more was my pick for the night!

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  17. There were so many post Oscar blogs out there and yours was the best by far!! oxox

  18. I totally agree - Cameron Diaz looked stunning!


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