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!