Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oscar Nominations Dress Challenge 2014


Red Carpet Closet because it is so much fun! I need help finding a dress for Oscar Nominations morning on January 16, 2014.  It's early again this year and we are going to have to do this over the Christmas break. Remember though, the winner gets a $25 gift certificate to the store of their choice. For those of you that are new to this challenge, YOU get to chose the dress that I wear for a one of Hollywood's biggest events. 

Can you believe it's that time of year again?  This is one of my favorite events that I run over here on

Here are some guidelines:

1.  It is not a red carpet event.  So, I am looking for a dress that is simple, classic and understated.  Think of a DVF wrap dress or a Jackie O. sheath.  I am short (5'3"), so I want to show off my legs versus lots of cleavage (which I don't have anyway) to give the illusion of height.  I love shoes, so I want to pick something hot and sassy from my shoe wardrobe.  One note:  Even though I want a dress to show off my legs, please no so-short-I-can-see-your-hoo-ha dresses.  The Oscar Nominations are a very conservative event, so I'd like to keep it that way.

2.  I will be working at 5AM PT that day.  I want a dress that is easy, comfortable, and not fussy.  I hate pulling and tugging at my dress while I am working.

3.  I like color.  It looks great on camera and adds brightness to my face.  Please avoid red or crazy patterns because they have a tendency to moray on camera. I've done blue and two purples, so maybe a green, pink or yellow this year?

4.  The budget is important.  Let's keep the dress under $250 and it has to be available online in sizes  2 or 4.

Here are the winners from 2011-2013 to give you an idea of what has won in the past:

For more information on the winning dresses from 2011-2013, click here, here and here.

2011:  Dress by Banana Republic



2012:  Dress by Aqua


2013: Dress by ModCloth



Are you up for the challenge?

The Rules:

1. Find me a dress by Monday, January 6 at 11:59 p.m. PST. It must be available online. So post the link in the comments below with your contact info.

2.  The dress must be available in the U.S., but international contestants are welcome to join us for this contest.

3.  Two finalists will be announced on Thursday, January 9 and the winner will be announced on Thursday, January 16.

4.  Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store of their choice.


If you have any questions, post in the comments below.  Ready, get set, shop!

19 comments:

  1. Love the detail of this dress! Can i post multiple dresses? LOL. This is just one that I found- great color for you too:)
    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/30285894.jsp

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    1. Yes! Multiple entries are welcome. I love the first one…great color!

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    2. When you zoom in...beading is fabulous!

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  3. Trying to give different styles/colors...
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/eliza-j-mixed-media-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite/3619828?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=RUBY&resultback=0&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_1_C

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  4. If you like the color...here is another option...little looser, less expensive and still cute:) Ok I am done for awhile! haha

    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/clothes-dresses/28999373.jsp

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  5. Ok, stopping by with just a few more choices. This time with more color....

    http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/Day/Stella-Peplum-Midi-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/202/58628.pro

    http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/Day/Open-Back-Lace-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/202/53879.pro (comes in a pink or barberry)

    http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/Day/Trapunto-Stitch-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/202/53329.pro

    http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/Cocktail-Evening/Lace-One-Shoulder-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/206/62789.pro


    And a couple in white because I think with your coloring, you'd glow in these and they are so classy (can you tell I work in a women's clothing store? lol):

    http://www.bebe.com/Dresses/Cocktail-Evening/Asymmetric-Faux-Wrap-Dress/pc/197/c/0/sc/206/24158.pro

    http://www.bebe.com/Clothing/Dresses/Cocktail-Evening/Crochet-Lace-Detail-Dress/51135.pro?relationType=recentlyViewed&productFindingMethod=recentlyViewed

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  6. Adding one more and this is all:

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/eliza-j-jacquard-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite/3625182?origin=related-3625182-0-1-3-2-RR&PageCategoryId=PP

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  7. I was having WAY too much fun, so I ended up just making a Pinterest board. Here's a link for that if you want to look through it like a virtual closet. http://www.pinterest.com/laurabeingreal/kristyn-burtt-oscar-nominees-luncheon/

    Otherwise, here are links to all of the dresses I put on the board:
    http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lord-and-taylor/womens-apparel/wa-cocktail/lace-overlay-sheath-dress-0126-013227650--1?ir_cid=1354&irpid=57486&ir_clickid=wCn0lFxE60SV3xhy-YxrgWfHUkTzvKwxyVE11Y0&ir_affid=57486
    http://www.yoox.com/us/34360834AV/item?dept=women&tp=11227#cod10=34360834AV&sizeId=
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-camuto-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite/3652362?siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-TRw7uFhBeOmHFoRgIFvAdw
    http://www.bluefly.com/French-Connection-ibiza-pink-and-nude-Iris-lace-dress/p/323112301/detail.fly
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CV183OG/?ascsubtag=850047311&creative=395093&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref=asc_df_B00CV183OG2886344
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DYSLW1G/?ascsubtag=850042940&creative=395093&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&ref=asc_df_B00DYSLW1G2860674
    http://www.anntaylor.com/silk-dupioni-scoop-neck-dress/269234?colorExplode=false&skuId=13591656&catid=cata000012&productPageType=fullPriceProducts&defaultColor=1670&CID=aff_7078679
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/donna-morgan-rhea-one-shoulder-chiffon-dress/3582737?siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-hLjgoNFp0mCdW59xm8YqDQ

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    1. I love that you created a Pinterest board! That's amazing. Looking now. :)

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    2. hi kristyn I saw a dress in Modcloth.com ...Grape Kelly dress in Black 1492....

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    3. Hi Donette, Per the rules of the contest (I have to follow FCC rules), please submit the actual link to the dress. Can't wait to see it! Thanks. :)

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    4. Added some to the Pinterest board. Here are the links...

      http://www.bluefly.com/Dylan-Rose-plum-stretchy-knit-elastic-waist-belted-one-shoulder-dress/p/325909801/detail.fly
      http://www.bluefly.com/Taylor-cobalt-floral-appliqu-233d-cap-sleeve-jersey-knit-sheath-dress/p/325323101/detail.fly
      http://www.bluefly.com/Isaac-Mizrahi-cobalt-jersey-and-lace-shift-dress/p/323155401/detail.fly
      http://www.bluefly.com/Single-teal-and-camel-Veronika-lace-cap-sleeve-dress/p/323129401/detail.fly
      http://www.bluefly.com/Marc-New-York-sage-cowl-neck-stretch-crepe-dress/p/324096401/detail.fly

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  8. Hi KB, so I went shopping for you... at least I've started, there are so many pretty dresses out there... here are my first suggestions, not all of them are that colorful, but maybe you'll like some ;)

    http://www.darlingclothes.com/product/darling/hazel-dress/4961/
    http://www.kinglouie.nl/dames/jurken/cross-dress-wide-sleeve-chantilly/wintergreen/
    http://www.donna-morgan.com/honeysuckle/rhea/invt/d0601mxehyk&bklist=icat,5,shop,bridal_shop,bystyle,rhea
    http://www.glamorous.com/cream-and-black-sweetheart-lace-dress.html
    http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Robbi-Nikki-Sleeveless-Seamed-Fit-and-Flare-Dress-Robbi-Nikki/prod161330069_cat23690733__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.jsp%253FitemId%253Dcat23690733%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D0%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod161330069&cmCat=product
    http://us.asos.com/Elise-Ryan-Scallop-Lace-Skater-Dress-with-Embellished-Waist/1272tn/?iid=3656809&cid=8857&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Pink&mporgp=L0VsaXNlLVJ5YW4vRWxpc2UtUnlhbi1TY2FsbG9wLUxhY2UtU2thdGVyLURyZXNzLXdpdGgtRW1iZWxsaXNoZWQtV2Fpc3QvUHJvZC8.
    http://us.asos.com/ASOS-Deep-V-Structured-Lace-Skater-Dress/11obfx/?iid=3490460&cid=8857&Rf-300=1924,1880&Rf-200=3,9,7,2&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Green&mporgp=L0FTT1MvQVNPUy1EZWVwLVYtU3RydWN0dXJlZC1MYWNlLVNrYXRlci1EcmVzcy9Qcm9kLw..
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/raspberry-iced-tea-dress
    http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/when-the-night-comes-dress-in-emerald

    Okay I'll stop for now, happy "shopping" / looking ;) Tia

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  9. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/grape-kelly-dress-in-black

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