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Personal Shopper: Shoes to go with Camie's Maternity Dress

Camie writes: "Hey ladies (and gentleman?): I need your help. I have spent the last 2 weeks looking for shoes to go with this dress and have come up with nothing. Please help. Here are the details. I will be "renting" the dress (how fabulous is the idea of maternity dress rentals?) for a wedding in San Francisco 4th of July weekend. The wedding is at Golden Gate Park and the reception is at a historic night club. I will be 30 weeks pregnant and also be toting around my 2 year old. Now I haven't committed to the dress because I can't find the right shoe so hopefully you can help as I really love it. I am about 5' 5'' and wear size 4-6 when not pregnant but am very curvy. The one area of my body I really dislike are my ankles/calves. They are on the "larger" size so certain styles just don't work and although the idea of flats or even sandals probably make the most sense for 7 months pregnant and chasing after a toddler they would just draw attention to my larger bottom half. I wear heels almost daily so even in pregnancy I tend to be fine but I do love wedges. I wear a 7.5 and am willing to pay $100 but would LOVE for them to be less. I really had my heart set on the teal color in the dress but am open to purple or even black. Open toe or closed? I am open to either. Can you help? Please? Thank you, thank you, thank you. -Camie"

Hi Camie! I'm Found of You, and I know what it feels like to want to look cute when you're pregnant and you feel huge and waddle-y. Your dress is great, and yes, it's very cool that you can rent a dress. I'll definitely have to remember that when I work up the courage to go through pregnancy again to obtain a sibling for my 18-month-old son. I think wedges are a good idea for comfort and because you don't want to sink into the often wet, grassy areas of Golden Gate Park. I live in the SF area, and it's often chilly during the summer, so keep that in mind. I wouldn't wear black shoes with this dress; they'd look too heavy, especially for a summer wedding. I'd consider wearing a nude or light colored metallic shoe, which would sort of disappear. People would just look at your lovely dress and not notice your lower half. Finally, with much love, I will tell you what my husband tells me (also with much love) when I worry about what to wear to a wedding: "We're going to a wedding, and it's not yours." This always helps me put things into perspective and find something chic and comfortable to wear. Good luck!

The Dress: Ripe Maternity Cherry Blossom Satin Dress ($170 to buy, $42 to rent)

1 - Style and Co. Wedges ($30)
2 - Janet Sport Wedge with Sequins ($69, in four colors)
3 - BC Footwear Shipwreck Wedges ($69, in two colors)
4 - Bacio 61 Cadorago Wedges in Marine ($100)
5 - Spring Step Linnea Wedges ($100, in four colors)
6 - Vintage America Jaxson Wedges ($100)

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Posted on 06.07.11 at 10:06 AM

Wow! Thank you. I love #6 and ordered them. I even found them at Macy's for $50! Thank you again for your help!

Found of You

Posted on 06.07.11 at 12:22 PM

No problem Camie! Have fun at the wedding.


Posted on 06.07.11 at 3:40 PM

I am coveting #4 in a big, bad way now. Thanks, Found of You... My husband will wonder what happened to our bank account, since I'm buying pretty much everything you write up of late!

Found of You

Posted on 06.07.11 at 3:48 PM

Janetor, those shoes are from the same site as the Poetic License Eyeconic shoes I posted. It is an evil website of wonderfulness. Don't go there.

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