Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekend Update + The Oscars

How was everyone's weekend? I'd rate ours an A+. No really...the weather was perfection, and the weekend ended with the Oscars. That's a winning combo for me!
 
Friday night we had dinner at a favorite local spot and sat outside, savoring the strange February weather. Side note: I'm loving how warm and spring-like it is now, but what does this mean for our summer? Temps in the 15os? I'm nervous! Dinner was great, though, and the girls ate their weight in curly fries.
 
I worked on Saturday and had a smooth day with some sweet patients. In nursing you really can't ask for much more. :)
 
Yesterday we spent the majority of the day working on some spring cleaning both inside and out. We hung some springy wreaths on our front door (which I will probably tire of by May 1), and we hung two pictures in our living room. I'd been on the hunt for a large piece of art for a blank wall we have in there but didn't want to spend a fortune. Etsy to the rescue! I found two really cool watercolor prints that were shipped all the way from Poland! I love Etsy! I'll share pictures of the wreaths and art soon.
 
Before I get to the Oscars, below are a few pictures from our weekend.
 
 
 
The girls watched the red carpet arrivals with me. I asked them to pose like a movie star and below is what I got. How funny!

 
 
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And now for the Oscars. What did everyone think? I thought it was a really good show. I like Jimmy Kimmel and thought he was mostly hilarious. I know the political cracks were too much for some, but they were right up my alley. ;) And there were some zingers, but I personally think they were all pretty deserved. I mean, you can't Tweet that Meryl Streep is overrated and just expect that to go away!
 
I hadn't seen any of the movies that were nominated (because #kids) so I didn't really have a rat in the race when it came to the winners. Was everyone pleased with the results? Viola Davis's speech was incredible and gave me chills. And I loved the fact that many took the time to address the current political climate. To me, why not use your voice for good?
 
 
And then Iranian Asghar Farhadi winning Best Foreign Language Film but boycotting the awards due to the travel ban. Powerful stuff.
 
Before I get to my favorite gowns, I can't not address Envelopegate. What the frick was that? How does that happen? And who is going to be fired today? But major props to the cast of "La La Land" for being so gracious in an extremely awkward situation. I don't know if I would've handled it as well!
 
And please tell me some of y'all had this same response?
 
 
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OK...the best part of the night (duh) is getting to watch all the glamorous ladies and dapper men making their grand entrances while we sit at home in our sweats. Right?
 
 
My hands-down favorite:
 
Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton. Like a flamenco dress but in black. Just really cool but still feminine and lovely. And I love her no-fuss hair and makeup.
 
And my other favorites from the evening:
 
 Viola Davis in Armani. That deep red on her dark skin is just stunning. And I love the neck and sleeves.
 
 Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta. Adore the deep neck and the ruffling down the dress (it's probably not called "ruffling" in the fashion industry, but y'all know what I mean!). ;)
 
 Emma Stone in Givenchy. Could her skin be any prettier? And who else wants red hair because of her? This dress just screams Oscars, and I love everything about it.
 
 Nicole Kidman in Armani Prive. Just flawless.
 
 Auli'i Cravalho in Rubin Singer . I didn't know who this young lady was when she appeared on the red carpet, but this dress was in my top three for sure. I love a white gown.
 
 Hailee Steinfeld in Ralph & Russo. This was a close contender for first place. It's just so unique and ethereal. Looks like something a fairy would wear.
 
 Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton. Simple and elegant. And I wish I could pull off that haircut.
 
 Taraji Henson in Alberta Ferretti. If you've got it, flaunt it, right?
 
 Kirsten Dunst in Christian Dior. A black dress with pockets. Can't get much better.
 
 Karlie Kloss in Stella McCartney. Loved the all-white and the cape was such a pretty addition.
 
 Leslie Mann in Zac Posen. Loved the mustard color. The poofiness at the bottom of the dress was too much for me, but it was very Oscar-y.
 
 Emma Roberts in vintage Armani Prive. So pretty and sleek.
 
Felicity Jones in Christian Dior. She looks like a ballerina. So lovely, and I adore the length of her gown.
 
And the worst? Surely we can all agree on this.
 
Scarlett Johansson in Alaia. The colors in the dress are pretty, but the top portion does nothing for her figure, in my opinion. And I do actually like her haircut/style, but it just doesn't go with the dress. Yikes.
 
And then this hair. What in the world? It's a grey wig poorly plopped on top of her head with the hair underneath showing. Just why?!?!
 
Helen Lasichanh in an awful wig.
 
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So that's my wrap-up. Agree? Disagree? I want to hear!
 
Hope everyone has a happy Monday. After I drop the girls off at school I'm headed to get four new tires. Argh. Is that the worst way to spend money or what?