Jan 28, 2011 10:59 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.
Dixie S. wrote, "I'm getting married! I found an incredible deal on my dress, Sottero & Midgley's Farrah, and it is officially in hand - half the battle! My only stress now is that I need to find just the right jewelry to go with it. Let's get this out of the way right now - I'm not subtle. Our wedding color is "sparkly" (diamond/crystal) and I'm all about the bling and statement jewelry. But since the dress is so WOW on its own, I'm having a hard time figuring out how far I can go on jewelry without being over the top (but close). Hair will likely be up - but probably a little looser than the model's with more curls hanging down. Please, help me, oh goddesses, decide what (if anything) I need as far as necklace, earrings, bracelet and tiara (there *must* be a tiara/crown, but I'm primarily needing help with the necklace/earrings category) or anything else I'd need - and recommendations on veil length would be helpful too if you feel ambitious and that it's necessary to pull the look together. I'd like to keep the ensemble under $300 for the jewelry alone (less the tiara and veil). Thank you, thank you; a million times thank you!"
Dixie, you want bling? Honey, we done gave you bling. We focused on finding you the jewelry, rather than the tiara & veil (although a hip-length or longer veil would be lovely), and think that you should do either earrings & a bracelet, or earrings & a pendant. The neckline of that dress is already heavily embellished (and gorgeous) so there's not much of a point in 'cluttering' it up with a busy necklace. That said, we hope you love one of our picks, and congratulations on your engagement!