My Favorite Oscar Dresses and a Champagne Muffin Recipe

Did you watch the Oscars? Or the red carpet? Seeing all the beautiful gowns go down the red carpet is one of my favorite television events of the year. This year there were so many gorgeous dresses and makeup looks, but here are my favorites -

Constance Wu Oscars 2019

My favorite dress! She looks like Belle, which is the way that all dresses should be judged ;)

Michelle Yeoh Oscars dress 2019

Isn’t this dress on Michelle Yeoh just stunning? I particularly love the neckline, it’s so regal.

Regina King Oscars dress 2019
Gemma Chan Oscars dres
Allison Janney Oscars dress 2019

Allison Janney always looks phenomenal and this years was no exception. I think she is just fabulous.

Emma Stone Oscars dress 2019

Doesn’t Emma Stone look like a a goddess?

Charlize Theron Oscars dress 2019

Charlize Theron looks so different in this outfit than she normally does on the red carpet and I love it!

Champagne Muffins

Also, in honor of the Oscars I made champagne muffins. They ended up tasting quite delicious, and I love that I can eat them for breakfast all week long. Champagne for breakfast just seems so Hollywood ; ) Plus they were easy to make! Here’s the recipe:

Whisk together 1 2/3 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp baking powder and one 1 tsp baking soda. In a separate bowl cream together 3/4 cup salted butter, 3 egg whites, 1/2 cup sour cream, and 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp champagne. Add in the dry ingredients, being sure not to over mix. Pour the batter into a greased cupcake tray (or use cupcake liners). Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Let cool.

Enjoy! And I highly recommend doing a muffin toast!

Did you make anything special for the Oscars? Or do you have a favorite special occasion dessert?

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Happy Friday everyone! Is anyone else excited for the Oscars this weekend and I’m so excited! Every year I make a decadent dinner, put on some old costume jewelry to pretend I’m at the event, and watch the show with my nearest and dearest while filling out Oscars score cards and commentating on all the speeches and dresses. Then for the next few weeks I bing on all the movies that won. It’s one of my favorite traditions!

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Are you watching the Oscars? Do you have any Oscar traditions?

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