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29-05-2005
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These are all great suggestions- I feel very inspired to resurrect this item from my closet Many thanks everyone

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30-05-2005
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http://www.thefashionspot.com/forums...197#post669197

whew...glad you took that so well...

i'm thinking this thread could be merged into the one above...

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02-06-2005
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^ Just saw that. No problem. Sent the dress back yesterday, btw

So now, I'm back I'll start with the easy one. Can I get away w/ wearing these shoes w/ this outfit?

It's a chocolate a-line eyelet dress w/ a shrunken camel jkt and a chocolate gross-grain ribbon tie. The shoes are magenta/camel tweed peep-toes w/ a flower.

I have chocolate/camel slingbacks that would be the sober way to do it, but I wondered if I could get away w/ these too??


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This next one is not so easy (at least I don't think so :p). The scenario:

5PM backyard wedding on Saturday. Weather is supposed to be 65-70 degrees w/ isolated thundershowers. I am an "honorary bridesmaid". For those that want to know what that means (I did ), it means that the bride has a boat load of close girlfriends and didn't want a Star Jones wedding! It also means that I get to wear my own dress I will have a corsage & a necklace from the bride. I don't have any idea what these look like. The big unknown??

I've decided to wear my navy silk Balenciaga dress. It's neutral so should go w/ any piece of jewelry. I need a jacket, wrap or sweater of some sort b/c it could get chilly.

Anyhow, these are the pieces I currently own that I think might work. What do you think? I am also not opposed to make a quick local run for other pieces that might work. Any suggestions? I was thinking a blk cardi shrug (I'm looking to replace one anyway), silver cage ankle straps....??

In addition to the below, I also have a plain blk wrap & the blue shoes were really more to show the shape. Will a round toe or peep toe work?



Piece breakdown:

tops -
- blk velvet blazer (shown w/ collar up but can be worn down for same neckline as white blzr)
- wht textured cotton blzr (afraid might be too casual for silk dress)
- cream w/ lace trim cardi shrug

shoes -
- blk lthr ankle straps
- croc embossed peep-toes
- gold t-straps

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definitley definitley the silver shoes with the dress...
my fave it the last look...and i think you need a silver bag...

as for the first question...
i like that look...
but i need to see a close up of the shoes i think...
i'm thinking it is definitley pushing the envelope...but i think it works...
i would also like those teal/turq croc shoes with that maybe...

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argh...sorry for bad spelling...
not much time today...

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Curious, I like the last look the best as well

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Curious... I like the dress a lot.. but I think without something to create a waistline.. it's almost making you look bigger than you actually are in the hip/waist area...

Personally, I like the blazer look.. because it creates a waistline... but blazers aren't really wedding wear, ... or am i wrong on that.. I've been to only a few weddings.. all when i was pre-teen.. so what would I know!

That's just my opinion though...

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curious i love that first outfit with the chocolate skirt and tan shirt! i think the desire to wear that color of shoe is a good one, one that i'd totally run with..but the color is just slightly off for me. (bear with me here, i took way too many color theory classes for my own good ) i'm all about contrasting colors but somehow they are all in the same family or at least compliments, even if they are tertiary. for that combination of dress and shirt, i'd go with a warmer red color of shoe..maybe a brick red. the color of the shoe and the basic color of the skirt are sort of rusty, so a more rusty red would work better i think...the shoe you have there is more pink, i think. i do agree with softgrey i want to see the turq croc shoes with that brown outfit! i think that the chocolate color of the skirt and the cooler, brighter color of the turq would give that outfit the sort of kick i think you're going for.

in terms of the wedding outfit, i personally really love the middle one, with the white blazer. i agree that it needs more of a defined waistline and that the last couple seem to make you look wider than i know you are. i think i actually really love the shoes you're wearing with it also...and can even see it really working with the turq shoes too.


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You really could get away with any color shoes with that dress... even orange.

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^ i agree with luna that color navy is one that really works with so many different colors! especially since orange and blue are complimentary. but i could see it with seafoam green, peachy pink...go crazy! just don't divert attention away from the bride...


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Maybe... find a funky belt to create a waistline?

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i was going to suggest a belt....
something thin and tailored would be very smart....
anything to give your waistline some definition----we all know its in there somewhere..!

as for the shoes...
the peep toes are cute, but not my favorite for this outfit..
i prefer either of the other two..
the gold t-straps are actually very cute...

i think i like the black best, in terms of color on top...
the white is nice, but very bright..
almost contrasts too much, maybe?....it just takes something away..
too much 'pow'....you know?.... something more subtle might be better...

keep playing with it....
you're getting there...!

BTW, just had to say that you handle yourself BEAUTIFULLY with all this constructive criticism...!

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curious i really like the shape with the blazer {like evryone else !}
i also like the sort of babydoll shape with the shrug !
i think it just depends on the look you want
maybe the more tailored look is better for a wedding ?
do you have to wear a jacket ?
i think a deep blue pashmina type shawl would look lovely !
or ! i think a cropped jacket w/a nehru collar would look perfect !

definitely try out a few belts !
a silk sash in an emerald colour would look amazing !
anything to play up the colour of the dress

& for the shoes i agree with softgrey. silver !
silver t-bar heels would look amazing !
or maybe round toes ?


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Lots of feedback! Thanks everyone! Just need a little bit of time to process it all

.francesca & Soft - I see what you mean about the shoes. Didn't think of the blue! I'll try that and get back to you.. And .francesca - a pair of brick red pumps are on my search list :p

So, I can see the blk velvet is definitely out Appreciate everyone's feedback (and the compliment Adorefaith ). No, I don't need a jacket Chanel, but it may get kind of cold so I should have one just in case. I'm actually hoping to dance the night away and leave the jkt/wrap/swtr somewhere else I do have a blk wrap, but I'm not sure how to tie it I'll play with it and see if I can figure something out...

Well, I'll be back with some ideas. I picked up some silver strappy sandals, a cream pearlescent clutch and a blk cardi shrug. Will return...

Thanks again

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