I wanted something both fun and edgy and ended up picking a up this yellow number from Zara. The process happened rather quickly which is very unusual since it usually takes me weeks to find a dress that I feel good in. In anticipation of not taking a good photograph of the outfit at the event, I snapped a few before I left the house (my friends are horrible photographers...shhh).
Dress: Zara Dress with Cape Sleeve (Yellow, size XS).
Clutch: Botkier Charlotte Clutch (Black)(similar here).
Shoes: LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amaya Pumps (Black, size 6)(newer version here).
Tights: Hue So Silky Sheer (Black).
Ring: Le Chateau.
Earrings: Le Chateau.
The dress looked best on bare legs, but it being the end of February, I didn't feel like that was a good option. I also don't like the look of an opaque tight with basic pumps as they can sometimes make an outfit appear more casual. A sheer tight can sometimes appear old lady-ish, however, with the right dress, it can also give it a bit of edge which is what I was going for (though maybe not necessarily successful). These are Hue So Silky Sheer (12 denier). I liked the texture of the hose (although maybe next time I'll opt for a 20 denier) and although I thought they were of pretty good quality, they didn't even last the entire night. Very sheer tights don't last very long even if you invest in a $100 pair, but they should certainly last more than one wear.
And a few Instagram snaps taken during the night:
In the photo booth doing our "Kardashian" pose:
Great news, Zara-loving Canadians! Zara is going online March 6! It probably won't have free shipping and returns like our American-counterparts, but hey, we can work up to it! :D Check out the dress here!