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Q. I am the matron of honor for my best friend’s up and coming wedding.  I would like to know if it is appropriate or inappropriate for me to wear a cream color dress with silver/blue trim for the rehearsal dinner.  Please help…I have been struggling with this decision. Thank you for any help or advice that you can give me.
-Dress Stress

A. Why are you fretting?  It sounds like you’ve taken careful consideration by choosing an elegant dress for the rehearsal dinner.  Slip on the dress, accessories and a gorgeous smile and enjoy the dinner.

66126 Gr7216Q. I’m attending a friend’s beach wedding in Australia this May.  I will be wearing the J Crew Grace Silk Faille dress in lime green.  My friend said it will be a lagoon setting so I should wear dressy flats or low heeled sandals.  Any recommendations on a good pair of shoes to wear with my particular dress?
-Wearin’ it low

A. Since you’re sticking to a low heel or flat, I’d suggest looking for a gold sandal and perhaps something with details like beading to keep the whole outfit looking festive for the wedding.

3832-212899-DKate Spade Boisterous
$298.95 at

1733-173970-DNicole Miller Fedora
$123.95 at

3034-237270-DPelle Moda Cadee sandals
$115.95 at

Q. I have a micro mini that I bought in Vegas years ago and I love it, but now that I just turned 30 I’m thinking I should get another one that isn’t so micro but still has sequins. There is one that I like that is gold and bronze colored and I know a crisp white dress shirt would look good but are there any other options? I’m used to wearing the black micro one with a fitted black blazer so my effort to move up to a slightly more conservative look is leaving me a bit confused. As a former ballerina I have the legs to wear daring looks so no worries there. Thank you in advance!
-Leggy Issues 

A. First off, 30 is not 50.  I’m jealous—I’d love to have fab legs to be able to wear a micro mini with my only concern being my age.  It sounds like you’re wearing the micro mini stylishly with a blazer rather than trashy with a tight revealing top.  You obviously have a thing for sequins, so I’m going to say buy the new slightly longer skirt so you get 10 more years of sequins and perhaps wear your micro mini at least one more time at a party for a proper send off.

Q. I am looking for trendy summer shoes/sandals that have a closed toe (I don’t like my toenails to show).  I want something that looks like a sandal without being one. I love wedges and low heels.  I can’t wear really high heels. Flats are okay too.  I need a variety as I lost a lot of weight and all my shoes are too big! Plus, I won’t spend more than $50 on shoes.
-Kickin’ it on a budget

A. So I’ve completed the mission: checked out multiple shoe sites and and hopefully fulfilled your request of no toes, not a high heel, but a wedge is fine and not over $50. And congrats on the weight loss!

174876Volatile Footwear St. Tropez Sandal
$44.95 at

24488BC Footwear Charisma Sandal
$49.95 at

985-246477-D-1Yellow Box Banjo
$56.95 at

Q. I have a question about weather wear.  I live in NYC and have just taken a job that is more administrative by nature, and therefore I’m having to build a business wardrobe for the first time.  I have a 45 minute daily commute involving a train, a bus and lots of street walking.  I’m at a loss for how to get to work looking neat and put together on mornings that are rainy, wet and muddy.  Specifically, how to keep the cuffs of my pants dry and clean.  I wear a lot of wide leg cuffed dress trousers.  Can I buy those stylish Wellies and tuck my pants in them for the commute?  I wear a women’s size 11 and have difficulty finding my size, and then finding a pair with a large enough calf to tuck my billowed trousers into.  Are there other options available to me besides Wellies to keep my feet and pants dry?  Help!
-Wet in NYC 

A. Banish rainy day blues with colorful, fun rain boots or loafers that will add style to your outfit or at least give you a smile thru your lengthy commute.  If one of these options is not to your liking, then go for traditional Wellies or even rubber riding boots that look quite sleek with a skirt. The boots and Wellies will give you enough room to tuck in your pants and arrive at your office clean and dry.

11099 DtTamara Henriques
cowboy rainboot
$98 at
Sperry Top-Sider
Pelican Boot
$66.95 at
Sigerson Morrison skimmer
$91.95 at
Bt-Toile-Lg-1Tamara Henriques toile boot
$118 at

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