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Found my excuse to buy a new outfit for the silly season


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#1 Mishu

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

I have a few functions to go to, including DH's work lunch (somewhat dressy, they have invited clients). I bought this dress today, which looks good on, even if DH's eyes goggled at the colour/pattern (he's more a neutral kinda guy lol).

Now I just need to find shoes & a handbag/clutch to go with it. I was thinking neutral wedges, with maybe a fuscia clutch, but have no idea where to start to look for these, or even if they are a good idea.

Can anyone with more style than I possess suggest what/where I could start looking?

#2 lealea78

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

Nice dress.. I would go for a nude wedge.. I just bought some from Tony Bianco..

#3 Weirdly Sane

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:32 PM

I have these and they are unbelievably comfortable (and more nude, less tan than this photo suggests):
http://www.ninewest.com.au/wedges/garner/w...667868_1466655/


But I'd try them with the dress - if it is a hot day then nude wedges might look a little heavy?  what about silver, or pink?

http://www.ninewest.com.au/shoes/w2/i1468732/

http://www.ninewest.com.au/wedges/larysa/w...930245_1466655/

#4 Mishu

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thank you both, I might head into the CBD during lunch tomorrow to see what I can find. I think I will have to try a few wedges on to see if I can walk in them, I wear heels but not as high as some of those. I'm reasonably tall, so usually only wear heels that are a couple of inches - some of those wedges look scary lol.

#5 Weirdly Sane

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

no, no, you will be surprised, truly - wedges are so much easier to manage than heels.  I find mine feel almost like flats on because they give more ground contact so you feel more stable.

Good luck and happy shoe shopping!

#6 Taffyk

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:41 PM

Given you are tall - strappy sandals might be the go.

Something neutral - maybe black - could work.  Ditto for the purse.


#7 DamiansMama

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:23 AM

Black Patent Wedge

Nude Heel

With my favourite being this one:
Blue Heel

I think the dress is AMAZING and with accessories I would maybe opt for gold (Mimco has a beautiful range) and maybe a nude cluth which would match the shoes as well.

#8 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:28 AM

Fantastic dress! I'd shy away from nude- it's been done to death. I'd pick a strappy sandal in either a purple or coral/pink to match what is in the dress. Black would be too heavy.

#9 PattiODoors

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:38 AM

QUOTE (Swahili @ 15/11/2012, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fantastic dress! I'd shy away from nude- it's been done to death. I'd pick a strappy sandal in either a purple or coral/pink to match what is in the dress. Black would be too heavy.


While I love nude shoes and accessories, I agree with this.
Purple or coral would make the whole outfit 'pop' if you know what I mean.
It's a great dress!


#10 BJBubbles

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

I agree, a strappy sandal even with a little bling would look great - and one of the colours in the dress - pink, coral, even the bright blue. If a wedge, at least make sure it's a peep toe.  Anything closed toe will look too heavy.

I would then match the handbag/clutch to the shoe, but that's just me :-)

#11 robot sm

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

Definitely some colour!  Then you'll have some gorgeous coloured shoes in your wardrobe to brighten up other outfits as well original.gif

#12 Mishu

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

ohmy.gif I love that website, how did I not know about it before?? It might actually be enough to convert me to enjoy buying shoes. I know, I hate buying shoes, I'm a bit of a freak. But DamiansMama, I looove those blue shoes. Sadly, they don't have my size in stock.

So, now I know what site I will be surfing tonite lol

#13 Feralmummacat

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

If you had your heart set on nude this is a good option

http://www.joannemercer.com.au/item/105662

You could then pick up the silver in your other accessories.

I like these as well in blue, love the special price

http://www.joannemercer.com.au/item/105699

Another colour option, coral

http://www.joannemercer.com.au/item/105536

You could match the coral with a clutch

http://www.joannemercer.com.au/item/105570

or the blue

http://www.joannemercer.com.au/item/105626

I really love the dress and you have so many options colour wise

#14 LB_K

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Novo are currently having a 40% off sale.... voucher/online code on my blog here.

They have a lot of pretty, strappy sandals: metallic silver would be nice, like this pair.

For a clutch I agree with fuchsia, shouldn't be hard finding something - the colour is everywhere at the moment!

#15 Violet Devine

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:08 AM

I would suggest a low blue heel like one of these
http://www.theiconic.com.au/women/shoes/wo...lor_family=blue
'passion' is quite fun while 'Dapple' is a bit more safe and might suit the rest of your wardrobe better.

And a bright fuchsia clutch. I haven't been able to find much online, but there are some nice blue ones here that would work well too.
http://www.colettehayman.com.au/shop/clutc...lues_turquoises

That is a gorgeous dress!

#16 DamiansMama

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE (Mishu @ 15/11/2012, 09:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ohmy.gif I love that website, how did I not know about it before?? It might actually be enough to convert me to enjoy buying shoes. I know, I hate buying shoes, I'm a bit of a freak. But DamiansMama, I looove those blue shoes. Sadly, they don't have my size in stock.

So, now I know what site I will be surfing tonite lol


I know...right?! The blue ones are divine. Styletread has lots of sales on so keep an eye out. As long as you are comfortable not trying before and you know your size, then you will be right.

#17 SummerStar

Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

The first bag I thought of was this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006O78MY4/r...sr=8-6&vs=1

Because I want one myself. It would be a nice colour for summer so could be used again. And I'd probably go nude or nude patent shoes.
Love the dress!




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