Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dots Dot Dots


Dear ESB,

Marrying a lovely lovely man in 3 months. Have a dress but nothing else. (I know, I know. I despise bhldn. But the dress is so pretty!) We're having a small brunch wedding, so pretty casual and possibly an outdoor venue. Any shoe and/or accessory advice?

I've never been terribly comfortable in heels, so I'm thinking a beautiful pair of ballet flats or sandals would do (I'm also short and curvy, so trying to keep me from looking shorter and curvier is a priority), easy to wear but still special for the day. 

Also, my fiance gave me an AMAZING engagement ring (an oversized copper disc with an asymmetrically-placed silver disc inside), and I'd like to be able to keep it as the focus of my jewelry.

Oh, and our general palette for the wedding is bright pink, yellow, and orange (read: citrus). We're pretty non-traditional, and want to keep things light and fun!

Thanks!
Shoeless but Shiny

*****

Dot earrings, obv.


And then…. Would you consider a slight heel?



There is no ballet flat on earth that will make you look less short.

41 comments:

  1. I totally agree with ESB on the fact that no ballet flat will make you look less short. That being said I don't think that those wedges (awesome, but do not match the style of the dress!) are the choice that you are probably after. I've attached some links to other options, the Loeffler Randall's are my choice :)

    1.http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=37075&vid=1&pid=200730&scid=200730002
    2.http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/23849029.jsp?color=027
    3. Affordable option. http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=37075&vid=1&pid=674645&scid=674645012

    Best of luck!

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    1. oh dear god.

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    2. I mean I agree the sandals don't match the dress, but the shoes you've linked to are horrifying.

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    3. oh come now, anon. they're not especially exciting, but they're hardly horrifying.

      in other news, cookies, that's not a wedge. it's just a heel.

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    4. I'd side with horrifying.

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  2. Killah. Absolutely killah. You just might want fancier shoes though, it being your wedding and all. Hmmm. I suppose these would would be too odd. Read the Printed Word!

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    1. I don't understand how to make nice links, obviously. Try this.

      http://bit.ly/Jc8r2q

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  3. "I know, I know. I despise BHLDN", What's wrong with BHLDN?

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    1. Clearly she despises it so much she bought her cute wedding dress there....

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    2. No, no. Their stuff is pretty. It's just the whole "appropriation of independent designers' work" thing that bothers me. Not enough, obvs.

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  4. What about dots + citrus? Or is this look too out there? I think this bride could pull it off.

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  5. adorbs dress!

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  6. I like the shoes esb recommended, but they seem a little casual. I'm guessing that Kate Spade is frowned upon here, but that dress just seems Kate Spade-ish; I found these citrusy wedges. Maybe they'd work? Or these flat sandals in blush? Theseflat sandals are kind of cute.

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    1. see, laurens know their shit. the kate spades are wedges, and they are pretty cute.

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    2. love those wedges.

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  7. I have been obsessed with those earrings for some time, and I like esb's shoes.

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  8. I would like to see some non-Catbird jewelry in the mix. We all know Catbird now.

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    1. BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE EFFORT

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    2. touché. but maybe just once in a while? pleeeaaase?

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  9. I dig the dress, ring, shoes and earring combo entirely.

    In other news, how is pink a citrus colour?

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    1. the fact that picture of a grapefruit is sourced from www.jewishsinglemaltwhiskysociety.com is AMAZING.

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  11. Agree that flats won't do the trick, but I too am short and curvy, and ankle straps make my legs look shorter unless the shoe's heel is sky-high. If you like the idea of yellow wedges, how about these?

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    1. I agree, ankle straps chub out the ankles unless you have no fat there...

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    2. Yes! Cole Haan's with running shoe goodness!

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    3. Based on personal experience, I agree with all: (1) ankle straps tend to make short/not skinny legs look even shorter/not skinnier (2) a short girl wearing a short wedding dress definitely begs for some leg lengthening heel height (trust me, it's worth it) and (3) Cole Haan has good classic, comfortable options for the high heel-averse. It has also been my experience that many Cole Haan styles are good for wider feet.

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    4. Yes, as a short, curvy person I know I would look shorter and wider in tall ankle straps than in ballet flats.

      I am all for comfort on your wedding day but I think you should try to wear some sort of heel. And if slimming and lengthening is really what you are after than you can't do a pop of color there - go with a blush/nude and your legs will grow by a few inches.

      dull, i know but you will feel good.

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  12. the suggested LR bright yellow shoes are perfect, what is everyone talking about. this sounds like a really sweet, brunchy bride's ensemble.

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  13. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I like the idea of a wedge very much (the Kate Spades especially), but the issue is more complicated by the fact that I have freakishly small (size 6) but wide feet. A lot of the wedges that can accommodate my hobbit feet tend to look kinda old lady, which I'd like to avoid if possible. Any other ideas?

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    1. I think you should totally rock sexy heels on your wedding day! Unless you just feel totally uncomfortable in them, I say go for it and relish the leg-lengthening magic of a good pair of high heels. What better day to tweak it up a notch than your wedding day!

      And I love the idea of a bright color to make them fun and daytimey.

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  14. These custom yellow espadrilles look pretty good. Since they are handmade you could probably request custom sizing. Since regular stock is under $100, it might not even be too pricey.

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  15. dude them shoes is groovy, man. and guess what ? you'll wear the shit out of them after the wedding.

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  16. very unique engagement ring. am I the only one wondering what she is wearing/doing for the wedding band? I assume wearing it on a different hand, or swapping the e-ring out for the wedding band? just curious as a girl who also has an e-ring that is hard to match a band to, though not the extreme of yours.

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  17. To not draw the eye downward and thus make you appear shorter, I'd actually go with a "nude-to-you" shoe. Something with a slender silhouette too.

    Apologies in advance if I'm making a false assumption about your skin tone:

    Keeping with the dots theme

    A little diamante sparkle

    Metallic and leather

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  18. Dots and citrus?
    When it works and priced reasonably, go ahead and embrace the anthro/bhld industrial complex! (once in a while...)

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