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Old 07-18-2009, 03:39 PM
 
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Okay so I have a wedding to go to next Saturday and I have a simple dress and a simple pair of shoes but the outfit is not exactly working. I had these items in my closet already because I really didn't plan on spending money nor do I need or want to.

The dress is torquoise and brown and the shoes are a bronze/gold color. I planned to buy a clutch to match the shoes but I cannot find one that really matches. Not sure what to do. The wedding is in a church so I want to be cute but not do anything too crazy.

So here are my options I've been thinking of.

(1) The dress and shoes as they are match. I only need to find a clutch that matches - no such luck. I provided links to some clutches I found but don't think any match. do you?

(2) Forget about the shoes and just buy a pair of brown shoes (provided link) and buy a brown clutch

(3) Buy the brown shoes in provided link and wear by red clutch in a pic I provided. Would the red clutch look wierd?

(4) buy brown shoes and turquoise clutch. I'm afraid the turquoise clutch will clash.

I don't plan to wear any accessories except earrings. What type of earrings would you wear?


Full shot of dress and shoes (excuse the rollers in my hair):
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_outfit011.jpg (broken link)

Closeup of shoes - they are a little less gold than the pic portrays and actually a little more bronzy:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_outfit014.jpg (broken link)

Red clutch ( i would not wear the brown shoes pictured):

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_outfit019.jpg (broken link)


Links to items I found and then pics below:
Michael Antonio Women's Hilton Dress Sandal - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_41AVCRQ1vIL_SL500__SS75_.jpg (broken link)

La Regale 25424 Clutch - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_51VgS2bN62L_SL500__SS140_.jpg (broken link)

necessary objects Anibella Clutch - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_51gMUmrMLLL_SL500__SS140_.jpg (broken link)

Jessica McClintock Woven Flap Clutch - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_51QPx58kVL_SL500__SS140_.jpg (broken link)

Jessica McClintock Woven Flap Clutch - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q165/alsaxon/Extra%20Stuff/th_51d0T6mRkUL_SL500__SS140_.jpg (broken link)

One more bag. I can only provide the link:
La Regale Faux Croco Baguette - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'd go to TJMaxx, Marshall's, etc. and look for a small brown clutch. You don't have to "match" your shoes anymore. Plus: after you're at the reception, the clutch will be on the table, you likely won't be carrying it around everywhere.

Cute dress

Look for turquoise and brown drop/dangly earrings - it's IN this year and you can find everywhere (I saw some cute ones at Macy's and at Kohl's recently)
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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I don't think your shoes and bag need to be perfectly matchy-matchy. I like the metallic shoes because they seem to elevate the look to a slightly dressier level.

I would probably look for a clutch that had multi-metallic hues such as this:

Nine West: Handbags > Mocha Metallic Clutch - Multi colored metallic clutch.

I think this little bag would work with a lot of other things, so it wouldn't feel like too much of a one-time splurge.

Have fun at the wedding!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:52 PM
 
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Thanks!!! I totally didn't think of brown/turquoise earrings. You are right. I have seen them everywhere. Thanks!
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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I don't think your shoes and bag need to be perfectly matchy-matchy. I like the metallic shoes because they seem to elevate the look to a slightly dressier level.

I would probably look for a clutch that had multi-metallic hues such as this:

Nine West: Handbags > Mocha Metallic Clutch - Multi colored metallic clutch.

I think this little bag would work with a lot of other things, so it wouldn't feel like too much of a one-time splurge.

Have fun at the wedding!

I felt the same way about the metallic shoes making the dress more dressier than the brown. I just couldn't find a matching purse but it sounds like I don't need to. I like this ninewest bag you posted! hmmm!
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: West TN
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I felt the same way about the metallic shoes making the dress more dressier than the brown. I just couldn't find a matching purse but it sounds like I don't need to. I like this ninewest bag you posted! hmmm!
There is great advice here. That bag or something similar would work. You won't have the bag in hand very long. But most of all remember, no one will probably pay much attention to your overall look. The bride will get all the attention.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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thanks everyone for the ideas. okay i'm torn between these three bags. I abandoned ordering a brown online. I figured I'd funk it up a bit and take a chance on one of these. If worse comes to worse I can run to any store and buy a brown clutch if one of the metallic bags gets here and is totally wrong. Which of the three turns you on most. I think I like the 1st best and it's probably most likely to work.

Prezzo Square Stone Flap Clutch - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com

Prezzo Woven Frame Clutch - Free Overnight Shipping & Return Shipping: Endless.com

Nine West: Handbags > Mocha Metallic Clutch - Multi colored metallic clutch.
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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LOVE the nine west!! Plus it has gold and it looks like silver so you can play that up and use it a TON!!! Very very cute!
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