I bought this dress with an Oscars party in mind, but I didn't want to wait that long to wear it, so I pulled it out for my Valentine's weekend date with Ryan to dinner and the ballet.
By the way, if there is a snowstorm on Valentine's Day, you probably shouldn't assume you can get a table at any of the myriad restaurants in a popular neighborhood the next day. There will be a two-and-a-half hour wait at all of them and you will be reminded why you could never live in New York City. Not that this has happened to me.
Anyway, this dress is just too much: the proportions, the color, the width of the stripes; it's all too much, and that is exactly why I like it. Since the dress was already too, too much, I naturally decided to pair it with a bag that has ears.