inspired by the oscars

Inspired By The Oscars: Lincoln

The Oscars are this Sunday! Here is the last look in BBB’s Inspired By The Oscars series.

Directed by the iconic, Stephen Spielberg, Lincoln is based in part on Doris Kearn Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, and covers the final four months of Lincoln’s life, focusing on the President’s efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

I had mixed feelings about the film itself. But, with insanely gifted actors like Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field, there’s only so many negatives I can give this movie.

The tortured Mary Todd-Lincoln is played by the beautiful (and doppelgänger of my Mom!) Sally Field. Here’s a look inspired by Mrs. Lincoln to get you stoked for Sunday!




Skirt ($17) / Top ($21) / Necklace ($32) / Handbag ($27)


Inspired By The Oscars: The Impossible

The Impossible is a drama, that follows one family’s incredible fight for survival during the 2004 Thailand tsunami. Just as Henry (Ewan McGregor), his wife Maria (Naomi Watts) and their children are settling into a relaxing vacation at a Thai resort, one of the worst natural disasters in history hits. The dedicated parents must fight to keep their family alive and together in the midst of extreme tragedy.

First of all, yes, I know that this movie isn’t nominated for Best Picture. BUT, Naomi Watts is nominated for her role in the film and I really just needed an excuse to talk about this movie.

To be honest, I wasn’t planning to see the film initially, but we had a free ticket and I’m not really into hobbits. I went in with no expectations and was blown away. The film does an amazing job of showing acts of true compassion and self sacrifice in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.

You will cry during this movie. Between the realistic make-up and sets to the touching and beautiful performances by the entire cast, I had to continually remind myself that I was watching a movie. Granted, I am a crier (I’ll weep at the end of most Rom-coms), but when the eldest son, Lucas, is reunited with his two little brothers, I. Was. A. Mess.

Go see this movie. Bring tissues and do something that involves laughing afterwards though.

Because this is a recurring column, here’s an outfit similar to what Naomi Watts wears in the beginning of the film.





Shorts / Tank / Sandals / Necklace 


Inspired By The Oscars: Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook is an indie dramedy starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

This was one of my favorite movies this past year. As previously admitted, I’m a huge fan of indie movies, especially dramedies with a killer cast. The actor in me just can’t say no to great casting and juicy roles. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly, recommend this movie. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it if you have!

Tiffany, played Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence, is dark mysterious and a little quirky. The ensemble below is inspired by the look she wears on a date with Pat (Bradley Cooper).

Dig the all black? Too dark for you?





Black Skinnies – $25

Forever 21 Black Lace Top – $20

Black Riding Boots – $30

Double Cross Necklace – $9



Inspired By The Oscars: Django Unchained

Django Unchained. Quentin Tarantino’s lastest award winning film tells the story of a freed slave who sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. Django’s wife is played by Kerry Washington who is known for her roles as Ray Charles’s wife, Della Bea Robinson, in the film Ray, and currently her role as Olivia Price on ABC’s Scandal. The look below was inspired by her character in Django Unchained, Broomhilda.







Modcloth Yellow Dress

Brown Flats

Purple Rose Ring 

Rope Rosary Bracelet