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Taffeta and Chuck Taylors: What We’ll Be Wearing to the Oscars

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As you might have heard, there is a major awards show fast approaching. This Sunday, the Birchbox eds will be camped out at Bene’s Brooklyn apartment to watch all the Oscars festivities, and live-tweeting the whole affair. (Be sure to follow @Birchbox on twitter and use the hashtag #Oscars to join our red carpet and showtime conversation!

You can bet that there will be cocktails, there will be scorecards, and lordy there may even be a popcorn bar at our viewing party to keep our spirits high during the four-hour-long show. We’re also taking inspiration from SRSLY and making our Oscars party a black tie affair—though we’ll be skipping those crippling stilettos in favor of good ol’ sneaks. Here’s what we’ll be wearing this Sunday.

Mollie: I have a trusty Jill Stuart pleated gray taffeta number that has served me well—and it’s roomy enough that I can eat all the snacks that I like. I’ll also be using this as an excuse to practice using the clipless iron to get pretty waves. To top it off, a tomato red lip: Lancome’s Rouge in Love in Saint Honore.

Meredith: I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s pink, poofy, and peplum. As far as shoes, since I’ll be commuting from Manhattan, I think my polka-dot Keds will be in order. For hair: a quick topsy-tail updo.

Bene: I’m thinking an easy black number with some shiny beading at the neck (this is the Oscars, after all), a few pops of gold and silver accessories, and my trusty navy Supergas. Since I’ll be cooking (and making popcorn apparently), I’ll go for a simple ponytail and a classic smoky eye.

RachelIdeally I’ll piece together an outfit that encompasses my three wardrobe staples: feathers, sequins, and leather. And since I’m going to be walking to this party (and it’s pretty cold out), I’ll definitely be wearing ski socks and my trusty boots. I haven’t decided on makeup yet but you can be sure I’ll be sporting some glittery nails.

Are you dressing up to watch the Oscars? Tell us your plans in the comments below, and don’t forget to live-tweet with us this Sunday starting at 5:30p ET!

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