Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What to Wear: Bridesmaid Accesories

Kristin needs help finding accessories to match her bridesmaid dress:
I am writing to you for fashion help. One of my closest friends is getting married in September and I have the great privilege of being one of her bridesmaids (my very first time!). She is very gracious to purchase the dress for us (burnt orange color), and us bridesmaids need to pick out gold color shoes. I like the shoes that the model has on, but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Do you have any ideas for the cute pairing of gold shoes and elegant jewelry? I want to spend around $175.
What a lovely color for a fall wedding! The shoes in this picture are such a great match because they are a muted gold instead of something on the lamé end of the spectrum. I found a whole bunch of options close to these online at Zappos.

Shoes - This pair is from J.Lo (I know, but no one will see the label) for $99.
Earrings - Pearl drops from Anthropologie bridge the gold shoes with the orange dress for $34.
Clutch - Find one in the same muted gold. This is from Macy's for $88. Target also has a similar clutch for $15.

I've never been a bridesmaid before either but I think Kristin will have a great time in this outfit!


suburban prep said...

Those shoes are wonderful.

SLC said...

Another good place to look for shoes by color is

kristin said...

thanks so much, emilystyle! i'm looking forward to wearing these items :)

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence! I'm the anonymous reader from a few weeks back who is "a little bit pregnant". Well, I am a bridesmaid in a wedding this fall and I will be wearing the materity version of this dress from this designer (jim hjelm) in this color (sienna satin). The wedding is just two weeks before my due date, so I'll be ALOT pregant by then! I'm going to pick up these shoes and earings and maybe the clutch... but here's my problem. I need a wrap or shawl or something to provide upper arm / boob coverage. Do you have a suggestion for a wrap or shawl or something?

MissEm said...

That is a funny coincidence! Ask your bride what she would like for you pick out. My recommendation is either a nice cashmere cardigan or a pashmina in ivory.