Aug 29, 2011 11:48 AM
Sometimes, we get a Personal Shopper request that gets us so intrigued, we find it impossible to narrow down our options. We decided, therefore, that our beloved readers should help, since you're all as fashion-obsessed as we are. Introducing.... YOU Be the Stylist: We're faced with a reader who can't decide what to pair with a piece of clothing they've purchased. Neither can we. We'll let you vote.
Kerri writes: "I live in Seattle and am going to a wedding in the first weekend of October. The weather here can be either 1) really great and lovely in the fall in the PNW or 2) horrendous, wet, windy, cold, etc. I need a dress to wear to this wedding with my boyfriends WHOLE family (this is a Catholic family and I am a Jew) that will be weather appropriate, wedding appropriate and also very sassy. I love jewelry and didn't include it in my budget, but am happy to take suggestions. I wear a size 10-12 dress, 7.5-8 shoe. I can spend $200 for a dress, <$100 for a shoe. I love color and waist defining dresses that are not overdone (I am 23, not 63). I do not like showing up looking the same as someone else, or being such a loudly dressed person that everyone is talking about how crazy I am dressed. I would love to find a dress that is good for dancing and having fun at a wedding that will work depending on the weather here. I have coats to throw on, but I don't want anything too revealing due to the family factor, season factor, and church factor. I love jewel toned dresses and dresses that can be work for fun and for work. A dress cut right above the knee is what I am envisioning so I would be able to wear it through the winter with tights and boots to any other events that may pop up. I am a busty girl so a v-neck can either be great or too flashy. I know this wedding is coming up and time for me to continue making a good impression on my boyfriends family so I really want to hit the nail on the head with the dress. Outblush, please help me find the perfect dress to wear to an October wedding in Seattle! I am open to just about anything, like I said I am busty so it can be challenging to find a dress that fits in the bust and doesn't squish them flat. Also I don't need another black dress, and probably shouldn't wear white because it is a wedding. Thanks so much, Kerri Rosenthal"
Hi Kerri, I'm Found of Jew... OK I'm Found of You, and I'm a Jew, and I'd like to help Jew out because Jew seem nice and you're Jewish. I'm going to let everyone vote on your outfit, and then you HAVE to wear the winning combo. Just kidding. You'll look ravishing in whatever you pick, and all shiksas in your boyfriend's family will look like dreke compared to you. (Sorry about the expensive shoes in #4. I couldn't help myself.)
4. Shayna Shoes (Oy Vey Zmir, These are Great Shoes!)
Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Faux Wrap Jersey Dress ($82, on sale)
Versace Colorblock Pumps ($775, and here are some less expensive options)
House of Harlow 1960 14KT Gold Feather Cabochon Locket Ring ($90)