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Q. Our good friends are getting married in Malibu in a beachside ceremony with an indoor reception, late afternoon to early evening. I just bought a sweet cotton Antonio Melani dress that’s A-line and pale yellow, which I love, but I’m not sure where to go from here! I would love to incorporate another color (maybe turquoise?) or a print in the accessories. Help!
- Beach Bound

A. Yeah! A girl who wants to add more color and not just match it head to toe. I found several items from accessories to sandals that should add some sass and sophistication.

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1. Tasha Butterfly Bangle, $48 at
2. Juicy Couture ‘Garden Party’ Bracelet, $98 at
3. Seychelles necklace, $150 at
4. double-strand jeweled-flower pearl necklace, $250 at

5. Nine West Argent, $83 at
6. Betsey Johnson ‘Fanny’ Sandal, $165 at
7. Linea Paolo ‘Adella’ Sandal, $99.95 at
8. BCBGirls ‘Saraff’ Slingback Sandal, $109.95 at

Q. What jewelry and accessories look best with white on white? I am going to a white on white party (which is a color I never wear) and need help with accessories and jewelry tips?
- Wear with White

A. While you’ll wear white on top and bottom, there’s no need to be a walking cotton ball. You can follow the invitation request, but still inject a bit of style by choosing accessories that have a pop of color. Choose a necklace, a cuff bracelet and sandals that effortlessly “work” with white and help you stand out just a bit from the wall-to-wall white at the party.



1. Wide hand-painted enamel zebra bangle, $68 at
2. Hand-painted enamel seahorse bangle, $78 at
3. Resin floral necklace, $59 at
4. Anchor pendant necklace, $32 at

5. BCBG Max Azria Ceren, $198 at
6. Rafe New York Wendy, $245 at
7. Nau‏ghty Monkey Sugar Pop, $64 at
8. Delman Lane-Gpm, $249 (sale) at

Q. I have been so inspired by all of your bridesmaid tips. I am narrowing down bridesmaid dress choices for my wedding next April. I think the silk chiffon Sophia dress by J Crew in bright aquamarine or maybe tulip - (haven’t decided) is most likely the dress I’ll go with, since it seems to be pretty flattering for the body types of all my bridesmaids and it’s a good price, to boot. The question that remains is shoes! I am considering letting the girls choose their own, but I’d like to give them a color to make them look somewhat uniform. Bad idea? I’m thinking gold or silver… any suggestions? I love the look of a d’orsay heel, but I’m not sure if that will be appropriate for a springtime, late-afternoon wedding (indoors). Please advise! Thank you!
- Shoe Clueless


A. For either dress, gold or silver will work and as I’ve said in the past, it’s a help to your bridesmaids cash flow to offer them the opportunity to buy their own shoes in your color of choice. They may already own one of these metallic colors and if not, a metallic heel is certainly a must-have in a girl’s shoe closet. I’ve found a few options that will work with the dresses once you make your color choice. While d’orsay heels are stylish enough for indoors or outdoors, they are not so readily available in multiple choices of metallic as sandals are each season. So perhaps keep the options open.



1. Matisse ‘Elvey’ Pump, $114.95 at
2. Liza patterned d’Orsays, $195 at

3. Charles by Charles David ‘Pandora’ Metallic Sandal, $66.90 (sale) at
4. Lucie high heels, $168 at
5. Caparros Jalena, $65 at

Q. I have a short chartreuse colored cocktail dress I am wearing to an event on Friday evening… what color shoes? Black or Gold? The color is a bright lime-y chartreuse 100% Silk.
- Very Sex In The City!

A. Go for gold or neutral strappy heels. Here are some suggestions:


1. Luichiny Primal, $73 at
2. Charles David Cascade, $170 (sale) at
3. Nine West Dayglow, $83 at
4. Nine West Argent, $83 at

Q. I love reading your suggestions! I recently purchased several pairs of wide leg trouser-style pants in white, dark blue denim and a light khaki. I would like to find a pair of shoes that would look great with all of them, perhaps a metallic platform. I am 5’3” so a little height helps make my legs look longer. Please provide some suggestions. Thanks so much!
- Well Heeled in Atlanta

A. Here are a few metallic platforms including a wedge, cork, and espadrille style.

Roberto Cavalli T6039 Jessica Simpson 'Miles' Metallic Sandal Ash 'Shine' T-Strap Platform Sandal

Carlos by Carlos Santana Explicit Athena Alexander 'Alantia' Sandal

1. Roberto Cavalli T6039, $365 at
2. Jessica Simpson ‘Miles’ Metallic Sandal, $78.95 at
3. Ash ‘Shine’ T-Strap Platform Sandal, $159.95 at

4. Carlos by Carlos Santana Explicit, $100 at
5. Athena Alexander ‘Alantia’ Sandal at

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