{red carpet favorites}

With the Golden Globes coming up this weekend, awards season is officially upon us. I can almost already hear my husband letting out a big sigh and rolling his eyes as I take in hours and hours of red carpet glory and awards show goodness. I don't even know why I love it like I do. But nonetheless, I started thinking about what have been some of my favorite red carpet looks of all time, and I've put them together for you nice folks. Enjoy!

Eva Mendes at the 2009 Golden Globes. I can't get enough of this. There's something that's so very "My Fair Lady" about this silhouette, and the necklace... oh the necklace. I still can't stop staring at it. Bravo, Ms. Mendes.

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2007 Oscars. I distinctly remember the way my heart fluttered when I saw this dress. I died. The old Hollywood glamour look was utterly perfect on her.

Anne Hathaway at the 2011 Golden Globes. She hit it out of the park with this. You can't quite see it, but if you'll remember, this dress was backless, and it was perfectly simple and stunning.

Reese Witherspoon at the 2007 Oscars. I think she has the loveliest style across the board, and this was the absolute perfect dress for her. It's interesting and timeless and the color was gorgeous on her.

Sandra Bullock at the 2011 Oscars. Hands down, I think she looked even better here than when she actually won the Oscar. Gorgeous dress, perfect hair, perfect accessories, and coming off what was arguably not a great year for her, homegirl couldn't have looked better.

(all images via)