We are providing this post as a service to all our kittens who watched last night’s How I Met Your Mother finale. Having watched not one second of the show, we’re finding ourselves entertained by all the requisite post-finale tsuris about disappointment and betrayals. It was ever thus in the internet age, darlings. We’re just happy to not be the ones shrieking their disappointment, for once. We will say this: we didn’t watch this show but it ended exactly as we assumed it would. We think, looking at it from the outside this time, a lot of post-finale shrieking comes down to people realizing that what they hoped wasn’t inevitable turned out to be exactly that. Basically, it comes down to “You didn’t surprise me the way I wanted.”
Onwards to the poledance.
Geez, no. Talk about hiding your light under a bushel. Was the goal here to make herself as plain and awkward as possible? We won’t say “Mission: Accomplished,” because we think there’s still work to be done on that front, but it’s still a disappointing look. It took us a moment to realize she was wearing a dress and not separates. Adding that jacket makes the skirt look like the odd man out, which is sometimes the danger in matching elements in separate garments too closely. You can throw off the whole balance. With the jacket, the skirt looks a little dowdy. We imagine without the jacket, the dress improves considerably, but then she’d be freezing. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to come up with the correct jacket to tie this look together. We lean toward something in the charcoal family.
Next up: no light hiding under no bushel.
Cobie Smulders attends The Cinema Society & Gucci Guilty screening of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in New York City in a Sportmax dress paired with a Badgley Mischka clutch and Veronika Borchers for Pearl Collective earrings.
BAM. There you go. The hem and the belt are both a little goofy, but she makes this one work through the power of FACE.
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