Recently I got an email from the best reader ever an engaged reader seeking advice about a recent purchase.
She’s going to a wedding and she accidentally stumbled across an adorable dress while rushing through Macy’s with a screaming newborn and no intention of actually buying anything.
She bought it, because her I-gotta-get-outta-here-before-this-baby-gets-buck-but-dang-this-is-cute thought process told her to.
She did the whole I’ll-try-it-on-at-home-and-return-it-if-it’s-lame thing all of us who’ve shopped with little people have done, and lo-and-behold it fit…
Boobylicious from nursing and with a 3 month old on her hip and a 3 year old by her side, it fits! And she likes it. And she is going to wear it to that wedding if for no other reason than to avoid going into Macy’s with her girls again any time soon!
But, she needs a little help.
With shoes, and accessories, and the general upping of awesome one desires when one is getting all dolled up to see friends that will be looking dollish and probably not feeling at all post-partum-y and stuff.
So I thought I’d give it a go (and hope you weigh in on what you think would look best too!).
Here are a bunch of up close shots of the dress…
I think it’s adorable.
But, in my un-expert opinion, I feel like the ruffles are a huge, already built-in accessory.
They are all up around the neck area so shoving on a big necklace would really make things too cluttered for my taste.
So, I say focus on the arms, like with a cool bracelet that can add a little bit of color and a whole lot of funk to your outfit…
And then go easy on the neck and at the ears, with a soft necklace and earrings…
But feel free to have all kinds of fun with the shoes. Jazzy toes are happy toes, that’s what I always say…
And besides, the shoes are always my favorite part.
Looking for some full outfit inspiration for an upcoming fall wedding you’ve been roped into attending? Here’s what I would rock…
*Please note the circled shoes above. I heart them. Not sure why, but I do, totally. However, I would never buy a pair of shoes for $750 because Dumb Dad would probably divorce me. And, my dog would starve. Flippin’ dog.
Now it’s your turn, fashion lovin’ readers!
Can you help a mama out? Which accessories should my favorite desperate-to-not-waste-time-shopping-with-a-baby reader go with? What shoes will be just right? A strappy wedge? A low-heeled gladiator? Or, maybe she should go all Shakira-barefoot-cause-her-hips-don’t-lie?!
No, that last bit of advice is entirely wrong. Don’t listen to me. I get carried away.
That’s what all of you lovely people are for: to give good advice when I get crazy.
So, hop to it already. This chick has a wedding to look fly for!
*Today’s post is being shared with my Fashion Friday at Girly Mama.