I asked for your help accessorizing a new dress in February and because I am so on top of things I'm just getting around to updating you now. Halfway through May. Please hold your applause.
I didn't even think of navy tights until you guys suggested them but they make so much sense.
I ended up ordering the dress online in size medium because I had recently purchased a different dress from Old Navy in size small and it didn't fit. The medium is too big. I don't know how it works in the US but here in Canada, if you order online you can return items in-store but you cannot exchange items. I could return the dress in-store and buy the small but I would lose the 20% discount I had for my original transaction. I decided to keep the medium.
Keeping the medium was a mistake. There is too much volume. The attached drawstring belt cinches in some of the material but there is just too much dress. I regret not paying more for the small. Actually, what I really regret is not ordering this dress in both small and medium and just returning the size that didn't fit.
I do still love the dress though. It's the perfect pop of colour for Vancouver's rainy spring without being too summery. I pair it with my trusty Gap jean jacket and it makes me feel like maybe the rain will stop. One day.