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A Broke Girl’s Dream Oscar Swag Bag



I couldn’t make the Oscars this year because the well-meaning folks at Christian Dior messed my gown up. I totally asked for hand-painted sequins on my train versus the Swarovski crystals that they threw on there. Hashtag superstar probz. It’s all good, though. I’m living vicariously through my Hollywood homegirls and fly guys. It’s almost like I’m there. I mean, damn. Lupita won’t stop hitting me up! She Snapchatted me a sneak peek of her dress last night (it’s a doozy!), and giggles like a giddy schoolgirl every time she happens to pass by Leto. Yes, yes, y’all…the rumors are SO true.

Anddd scene. As a recent college grad, I’m too broke to even spend time watching an awards show…but who am I kidding? That won’t stop me. It’s nice to dream – and even nicer to drool over the dresses. These stars have it made, even if they don’t take their desired awards home. Refinery29 broke down the anatomy of an Oscars swag bag and though Vampire Facelifts and bejeweled hand sanitizer sound like really necessary gifts, a simpleton like me wouldn’t need things like those. So what would be in your ideal swag bag, Khalea? Glad you asked.

When she’s not watching for Blue Ivy sightings or doing some serious Facebook creeping, Khalea, a recent Howard University graduate, moonlights as a magazine intern and a freelancer in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at @letsbeKHAlear, or feel free to Twatch. Whatever works for you.