{GBF Red Carpet Remix} Lupita Blue

A few weeks before 12 Years a Slave took home the Oscar for Best Picture, I had the privilege and honor of attending a private screening followed by a Q&A with the cast and director Steve McQueen. The film's incredibly powerful and raw imagery left me feeling uncomfortable as I lacked the needed schema to process the pain splattered across the screen. Lupita Nyong'o's soulful performance moved me, and during the Q&A, her eloquence and natural ability to fluidly express her thoughts through a series of anecdotes and stories impressed me to no end. Needless to say, I was rooting for her to win the Oscar.

On Oscars night, she looked like a swan moonlighting as a ballerina in her powder blue custom Prada v-neck pleated dress as it was the unequivocal sartorial reflection of her ladylike grace, class, and timeless style. Enamored and inspired by the look, I set out to put together a budget friendly outfit to wear to the LAFC Fall/Winter Collection preview and lunch.

I love The Runway section at TJ Maxx's as over the years I've found incredible treasure chests of high-end designer pieces at mere fraction of the retail price. And that's where I found my pastel blue v-neck tank dress. The ruffling and draping are reminiscent of the softness of Lupita's dress. Although it's long enough to wear over tights for a sexy night out, I opted to go a bit more conservative and found a pair of wide leg white pants to wear with it. The top was marked down from $175 to $70 and the pants from $420 to $100! It's an everyday spring look inspired by Lupita's very special day.

pretty tank with back draping

top and pants {via TJ Maxx c/o}

{live fabulously}



  1. you look stunning! that color looks amazing on you.


  2. Your look is so classy and pretty, love your take on the Lupita Blue! To be able to attend the screening must have been an amazing experience and honor, such a privilege! x S.


  3. Lupita was stunning on the red carpet. She's such a beauty! Love the colour inspiration here- you look lovely too :)



  4. Oh wow! I haven't dared to watch the movie yet because of all the violence in it.
    Love this look though! Less red carpet volume and more practical for the daily tasks. :D

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