When Sunday rolled around, it was Oscar day!!! I was able to secure us a hotel close to the Belcourt Theatre where we got dressed together before the event. With an early morning flight, staying downtown was beyond a good idea…
How cool was this view from the hotel? I’m not at all a sports fan… but I can appreciate a beautiful stadium.
Something you can note by the picture. It wasn’t the most beautiful day in Nashville. A wintry ice storm was brewing, but we didn’t let that stop us!
Which dress did I choose to wear?
When I was deciding which dress to wear, I went with the dress that was most comfortable. The one that I didn’t feel like I’d have to wear spanx, and the one that was just so incredibly beautiful.
Who was I wearing, you ask? Badgley Mischka
Yes, for the first time since I took dance classes back in grade school, I wore sequins! And… I even used fake lashes for the first time. I’ll definitely be using these again! So fun! To prep for the night because I knew I would be showing some skin, I also got a spray tan. Safe sun FTW!
With the cold and rain outside, you’ll see my hair deteriorate as the evening goes on, but there were some curls in the hair when we left the hotel.
We were dressed in a flash and met in the lobby for some cocktails before we headed over to the Belcourt. We had our own special car service of sorts… Donna’s 17 year old son Zach made sure we arrived at the event safely!
It was raining HARD when we arrived, and the Belcourt had made sure that they had men with golf umbrellas to escort us in. And, as soon as we popped into the tent, the step and repeat was ready for us!
We had our picture taken and then worked our way into the event. Because Donna is on the board for the event, we ended up with fabulous VIP tickets, including lovely prime seating, access to a VIP lounge, and amazing goody bags.
We popped into the VIP lounge to grab a few cocktails and some hors d’ouevres. It was here we also ran into two of my favorite guys, Doug and Ron.
As we were checking out the venue, we had a chance to scope out the entire theater. Behind the screens is where the VIP lounge was located, and each of the theaters had been transformed into an elegant Oscar viewing party.
We made our way to our seats as Ellen took the stage, and noted the lovely roses that had been set out for the guests.
The Oscars were fantastic, and getting to see my friend shine at her favorite event of the year was PRICELESS.
This was the best night I’ve had in a long time. It is so fun to dress up and look gorgeous.
I feel like most days, I get caught in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life… it’s fun to take a moment to just be fabulous. It was the perfect getaway, with the perfect dress, and two of my dearest friends. Thanks, Donna and Jaede, for sharing this special night with me. xoxo