I attended a charity event for a friend the night of the Oscars. It’s a rarity that I get all dolled up and do that type of thing, but I thought it would be fun and it would be for a good cause. The problem? Of course, if you followed me since the beginning, I rarely do dresses. So in desperate need of something to wear, I went out and bought a new dress and as a result, it was my sixth item purchased over the last few months making my 5-item challenge a fail this year. I’m not too broken up about it, but I am still a bit disappointed with myself.

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).

DSC07128Oscar  Zara Dress with Cape Sleeve / Botkier Charlotte Clutch (similar here) / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amaya Pumps (Black, size 6)(newer version here) / Hue So Silky Sheer / Forever21 Bracelets /  Le Chateau Ring / Le Chateau Earrings

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:

picstitchGreat 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! 😀 Check out the dress here!


  1. Anon February 27, 2013

    Why don’t you invest in a lovely tuxedo-like dress suit or spectacular separates to put together in to a tuxedo-like outfit? I don’t know if I am using fashion terminology correctly, but is it called, “le smoking”? You could probably mix and match to your delight by switching out pieces so it looks different for each event, and you can probably even use individual pieces for work, too, to add a bit of luxe to your everyday look. Didn’t J. Crew make a lovely tuxedo pant for fall/winter? Anyhow, I bet you’d rock it magnificently and not look like every other girl in the room. I hope to see this on you for your next event.

  2. Joanna February 27, 2013

    You look so beautiful, Cher! Love that you went for something bright and bold as opposed to something more conservative (although there is definitely nothing wrong with that!).

  3. Carol Li February 27, 2013

    You look gorgeous in the dress. The colour really suits you and I love the cape sleeve detail!


  4. Jeetly petite February 27, 2013

    You definitely stand out well with the bold Zara dress, very Victoria Beckham with the cape sleeves

  5. Lil 'a' February 27, 2013

    Love bright yellow on you! I have similar coloring, and I recently picked up the Tippi sweater in brilliant yellow because I remembered it looked great on you. Enjoy all your posts!

  6. jodi February 28, 2013

    Good on you for choosing a colourful evening dress – very rock chic! Definitely a stand out amongst your friends. Hope you get to wear it again but re-styled 😉

  7. SS_littleflowers February 28, 2013

    I’d love you in that dress with bare legs! That dress is very like you, and I love it!

  8. lisacng @ expandng.com February 28, 2013

    I love it! It’s so chic! Great hair and makeup too!

  9. Lesley February 28, 2013

    I adore that dress on you! Especially in that color!

  10. TOBeautyReviews March 4, 2013

    Holy crap you look amazing Cher!! You NEED to do more dresses they look amazing on you!

  11. Wendy Loubser April 14, 2013

    Hi Cher,

    Found you through Pinterest and so glad I did. You look phenomenal in yellow and your dress is simply stunning.


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