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YOU Be the Stylist: What shoes and jewelry should Allison wear with her J. Crew Shimmer Chantilly dress?

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.

Allison writes: "I know you guys are going to be soooo ridiculously nose-in-the-air jealous, and that's understandable. I would be jealous of me too! Ok so I just made the purchase of the century. J.Crew had their Shimmer Chantilly lace dress on sale for under $200 from the originally priced $650 and the only size left was a 6 - Hello, MY SIZE! This never happens. I.mean.never. The dress was calling my name, I didn't have a choice but to splurge. Plus, I'm a hard working girl and needed a fun, sassy dress to prance around in! So there. I was so besides myself that I didn't even think about the fact that I didn't currently own a wonderful pair of shoes or the perfect earrings to go with! I love vintage and eclectic mixes, but i'm pretty open for suggestions. I have a few Fall occassions i'll be attending, so shoes and jewelry that would be Fall time appropriate might be nice. Jewelry I'll leave entirely up to you all. Shoe wise, I thought bronze shoes? But am open with colors of shoes. I'm 5'4'' and wouldn't mind a bit of a heel but nothing crazy over 3 inches. Nothing "strappy" please-not really into that look. Usually between 7.5-8 in size and looking to spend under $100 unless the pair is ridiculously perfect I MIGHT consider eating Ramen noodles for a few weeks to make up for it. xo"

Hi Allison! Congrats on your awesome score! I'm Found of You, and I only buy stuff on sale or second hand, so a score like that would be a total high for me, and I'm definitely jealous. I gave you a few feminine options with this dress, but I threw in some edgier looks too. Hello, lace-up oxfords and spiky jewelry! I hope you see something you like :)

The dress: J. Crew Shimmer Chantilly dress (no longer available)

#1 - Lacy Lady
Glint 'Trio' Peep Toe Bootie ($100)
J.Crew Ice cube necklace ($88)

#2 - Copper Whopper
Not Too Coy Lorieta ($119, in three colors)
Juicy Couture Solitaire Drop Earrings ($52, in three colors)

#3 - Vintage Violet
ASOS SASHAY Studded Kitten Heel Shoes With Bow ($69)
Twin Lace Bib ($48)

#4 - Blooming Beauty
Chinese Laundry Women's Gisenna Ballet Flat ($49)
Fossil Flower Power Large Posey Ring ($30)

#5 - Lace with Lace-Ups
CAFe'NOIR Laced shoes ($98, in two colors)
Kate Spade New York Enamel Garden Stud Earrings ($48)

#6 - Bronze Goddess
Calvin Klein Women's Odette Metallic Platform Pump ($99)
Turquoise Spike Necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane ($80)

#7 - Black Attack
Rocket Dog Ondrea ($52)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Last Dance Corsage Bracelet ($98)

#8 - Quietly Quirky
J. Reneé 'Camelia' Slingback Pump ($85, in four colors)
Betsey Johnson Iconic Pearl Bracelet ($85)

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Posted on 07.30.11 at 8:49 AM

Gosh you guys are too good. I looove those purple shoes in #3 but Bronze goddess would be so stinkin' great, also. Dang lots of options! Thanks for your help!!

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