Chasing Davies: High School Reunion - Accessory Help!

July 28, 2009

High School Reunion - Accessory Help!

The Request:

So my BFF from high school needs help. She wants to wear this dress to the reunion, but needs accessories and shoes to dress it up a bit. She's on a tight budget and doesn't like high heels (I think she would deal with lower heels, wedges or flats). Can you help?
I know that she would be forever in debt to you. I've tried to help, but you have a much better eye for this than I do.

The Dress:
Solid Rayon Pin Tuck Dress in blue
The Answer(s):

Well, no debt needed - I love this stuff! Accessorizing this cute blue dress will really dress it up. Because of the detail on the neck, no necklace is recommended. I also think (depending on the haircut), the hair off the face and shoulders, like model #2, is a good idea to keep the neckline less busy and overall look dressier. This way you can show off your ears...which I think should be adorned with bigger, fun earrings.

Here are some accessory options by themes...

Silver Theme:Forever 21 Pretzel Knotted Bracelet ($6.80) - I think this kind of contrasts with the girly details of the dress for an all around chic mixture.

Forever 21 Eclectic Sequin Earrings ($8.80)

daisy fuentes® Flap-Lock Clutch in ivory from Kohl's ($18) - a white clutch with keep the accessories neutral, yet fun and break-up the silver. This will keep the dress the pop of color.

east5th® 'Carlie' Peep-toe Wedge from JC Penny's ($21.99) - a classic shoe will compliment the statement jewelry.

Add fun nail color - like a light or bright blue, like Essie's Barbados Blue.

This look will be very cool and classy. Silvers, whites and blues go very nicely together and it's easy to find accessories in these hues.

Gold Theme:
Urban Outfitter Kimchi Blue Long Croco Clutch in Gold ($19.99)

Charlotte Russe
Filigree Circle Earrings ($4) - I bet these will catch the light really well too!

Forever 21 Jinny Floral Ring ($7.80) - Instead of a bracelet, a big cocktail ring would be fun!

DV by Dolce Vita Women's Dedra Sandal ($36.36) through - Free Shipping, even Overnight! A nice sandal with a little wedge lift.

Add a bit of color on your nails - try a warm pink, like Essie's cut as a button.

This theme will really warm up the dress and add a touch of brightness to it without too much color. Also, using gold will dress up the look really easily.

Burst of Color Theme:
Forever21 Fancy Rhinestone Hinge Bracelet ($8.80)

daisy fuentes® Turn-Lock Clutch in green from Kohl's ($18) - I love this color and it will really pop against the blue dress!

Forever21 Faceted Tear Drop Earrings ($2.80) - this pretty blue looks great next to the darker blue of the dress, and is also in the bracelet.

Madden Girl Women's Motif Strappy Sandal ($36.64) through (same free shipping as above) in Gold (or the blue if you aren't afraid of color).

Polish your nails with a subtle color - like a nude, or light pink since you'll have on bright accessories here, like Essie's Delicacy.

I love the mixture of colors. That bracelet is my favorite. If you find a bright multi-colored jewelry piece, you can pull colors out of it for other pieces - like the ears and shoes. A purse is always a great area to add a great pop of color.

I think option #3 - the Burst of Color Theme might be my fav... What about everyone else? What's your favorite theme for this lovely blue dress?