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The Wish List: April Ludgate and Party Dresses

4 Feb

If TV Ate My Wardrobe could raid one character’s closet it probably wouldn’t be Olivia Pope (it’s just too much white for this spiller to handle and I wouldn’t want to ruin those beautiful clothes). Parks and Recreation’s April Ludgate would definitely feature at the top of this list and it’s pretty much the same as why I love Sundance red carpet fashion; it’s pretty much the perfect blend of casual and cool. So many sweaters, plaid shirts and that all important mustard hoodie.

It’s not just April’s office wear that we covet and while she might act like she doesn’t give a shit, her choice of dresses reflects otherwise. That and her mumbled “I love you too” to Ann in the big send off episode last week. This was the moment that tipped me into super misty eye territory and as with Leslie my eyes became pretty much useless.

April purple dressThe purple knit Presley Skye dress has an abstract animal print pattern and it’s kinda hypnotic. It also reminds me of a kaleidoscope and I love the long sleeves (which are definitely needed right now). April’s costuming includes a lot more color and pattern than you might expect for a character with a sardonic edge, not that color is for those with a sunny disposition.

Parks and Recreation - April and LeslieAnn and Chris’ leaving party isn’t the first time April’s worn a fancy dress this season and there was a fancy pants event in the London premiere episode. The dress April is wearing has graced these pages before on Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford during New York Fashion Week. It’s Alice + Olivia and we’re drawn to the various size polka dots, because of course. Leslie also looks great in Stella McCartney in the London episode and a Ted Baker dress in last week’s episode. The pink lip color they’ve been using on Leslie all season is on my ‘find out what color’ list, the same goes with Gina on the Brooklyn Nine-Nine Super Bowl episode. If anyone knows the brand or color then let me know. This is why we need a makeup IMDb.

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