I’ve wanted to try red and pink color blocking at work for a while. In fact, I considered using a red and pink color palette for my Miss Universe Competition gown. I didn’t, though. Which meant that I was constantly looking for other ways to work it into my wardrobe. Enter, the Oscars.
I’ve been working for ExtraTV as a correspondent since October 2019. This year I learned that I would be part of the team covering the 2020 Oscars. I would travel to Los Angeles to work with Extra and also take a few meetings and attend related events. Extra secured my gown for the night of the Oscars and I worked with the Miss Universe Organization stylist, Emma Pritchard, on my casual wardrobe.
Styling the Red and Pink Color Blocking Outfit
I had a fair amount of meetings planned for the six days I planned to be in town. Emma pulled a ton of garments from various retailers and we pieced outfits together that would work for any day on my schedule. When she showed me the pink jacket and matching pink blouse she’d pulled from New York and Company, I was a little unsure. It looked quite busy on the hanger. Nevertheless, I slipped the jacket on and it blew my mind. I needed to wear it.
The jacket’s busyness on the hanger translated into a welcome flashiness on my body. It was bright pink, had full sleeves, a satin lapel, and ruching around the hips that flowed up into a clip at the waist. The jacket created an hourglass figure on me and I did not want to take it off once I put it on.
If memory serves me there were matching pants, but they didn’t fit me and we did not have time to get a different size. I told Emma I had a bright red pair of slacks in my closet from Zara (you can see them on me here). She loved the idea of matching the red and pink and added the exquisite purple and gold waist-cinching belt to complete the look. I felt like a show-stopper.
Behind the Scenes: Wearing the Outfit
I landed in LA late Thursday night (Oscars were on the following Sunday, February 9). Extra needed me on the red carpet on Friday morning. I had to shoot a segment previewing the Oscars and the fashion recap I would be doing with Adam Glassman. I would also be attending the Publicists Awards later that day. On-camera work plus a swanky luncheon (OMG Ava DuVernay and Jennifer Aniston both spoke during the program) called for a little panache.
Red and pink color blocking answered the call.
The outfit was comfortable and easy to wear. I slipped on three-inch block heels that were easy to walk in (you can see them with this outfit). My red pants kept me warm despite the chilly morning air I walked through to get to the carpet. I forgot to put on earrings but was happy without them. The bright colors, garment details, and belt as an accessory made for a complete look even sans earrings.
I received compliments everywhere I went. On my way to the red carpet in the morning, standing in line to get my credentials, on the red carpet, and even at the luncheon people stopped me to ask where my jacket was from and tell me how much they loved my outfit. Adam even mentioned during our segment that red and pink color blocking was one of this season’s trends.
Outfit details are below! Strutting stylishly this season,