Mar 6, 2012 9:10 AM
Dani writes, "Ladies, Of course I could pick out and accessorize an outfit in a hot minute for a girlfriend in need, but when it comes to me, I'm lost. My boyfriend's grad school buddy is getting married to his long time girlfriend in July. The wedding is in Michigan and although I have found the perfect shoes and I am on the hunt for the dress and having MAJOR issues. I am 5'4, bigger behind, small bust. I want to look elegant, but sexy. Please help!"
Hi Dani! LOVE the heels! I wanted to give you some colorful and cute options to pair with them. I focused on using the shoes and dress as a colorblocked outfit, and stuck with semi-fancy shmancy fabrics with an A-line silhouette (perfect for slimming down the hips and butt!).
The shoes: Marina Platform Pump
1 -Delias Watercolor One-Shoulder Dress ($60)
2 - Forever 21 Ruched Chiffon Dress ($25)
3 - Dorothy Perkins Grey Ruched Flower Dress ($44)
4 - J.Crew Taryn Dress in Silk Chiffon ($235)
5 - Lexi Lace Skater Dress ($115)
6 - Coast Zadie Dress ($210)
7 - Emily and Fin Get What You Dessert Dress ($100)
8 - J.Crew Elinor Dress ($138)
Frustrated in your search for that perfect leather handbag, red stiletto pump, or whatever makes your heart go thump in the night? Click here to check out our requests for you, the reader, and to contact us, and we might do the shopping work for you in a future Personal Shopper feature!
Layla here: At a strapping 5'2", I've got plenty of tricks up my sleeve for fellow petite girls who need to look fashion fabulous. Plus, I make all of my beauty purchases online just so I can get free trial size samples in the mail. If you're not sure about a product, chances are I've tried it! I'd be glad to recommend my favs. I also have a knack for men's apparel and gifts, especially geek guy gifts, thanks to the expertise of my own gadget-inclined guy.