Which is a bummer, given how electric the playoff atmosphere is in San Jose. Also, because that meant the last super fun hockey night outfit for a couple of months. Oh the agony!
The occasion required me to go out with a bang, of sorts. Here’s what the finished product looked like.
The Dress: Nevermind big labels or an expensive haul for this outfit. As is well-documented, I’m a big fan of the shift dress, and I got this little department store number marked down to eight bucks. Which is awesome because 1) Any dress under $10 is ridiculous and 2) I felt darn pretty. While horizontal stripes can make the body look wider, the color block along with the varying thickness of the stripes gave more of a “coke bottle” effect. (Plus the colors are spring-y and fantastic. Score!) Although there wasn’t any black in the dress, the cooler dark gray stripes helped pull the ensemble together with black tights and flats.
The Coat Situation: Of course, beiing that my frock was short-sleeved, I needed to bundle up under a jacket while up above ice level. I went with this neutral H&M peacoat because the color didn’t distract from the dress. Also the proportions were jut so: Since the dress hit a little closer to my knees and I was wearing flats, I needed a jacket that was a bit shorter so I didn’t look like I was standing in a hole. (Plus, how do you not love that jacket collar?)
The Arm Party: This dress definitely called for silver jewelry. I went to grab for my big silver menswear watch when I remembered that I had this pink-and-rhinestoned Aldo watch buried somewhere in my mountain of accessories! The pink matched perfectly with the dress–but really, doesn’t pink go with everything?–and I was able to stack a couple extra silver-y bangles on with it and add a multi-knuckle ring to give this girly look some attitude.
And with a long, sad sigh, I bid the winter office adieu fora couple months. See you July-ish for prospect camp, kids. Or maybe before that, you never know. It’s going to be a very interesting summer in Teal Town…
Until the next puck drops,
The Girl In The Black Tights