Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wash My Mouth Out!!


Did I really say "now for the fun"!!  Who knew there was so many different shades of cream/beige/taupe.  I have been on a further mission in search of the ideal shoe to compliment the outfit.  Let me just use a little understatement when I say it has not been a happy or easy task.  In the end I came home with three.....yes I said three pairs of shoes today and scarily I have ordered another two pairs online in the desperate hope that one of these pairs will be the ONE.  Then of course comes the next step of finding the bag to match the shoes.  At this point, I am thinking some little jeweled trifle not necessarily "matching".  
As far as the bling is concerned, I was thinking pearls - something chunky - and bought a multi-stringed choker but it just wasn't me - and a little too 90's/Knot's Landing.  (I know what I am talking about!!)  Hence the option selected in the photo.
On our mission to the States on Monday to find the bride some shoes, we were, I am pleased to report, successful.  However she opted for a brown satin pair that will get future wear.  We decided that a little bit dressy, a bit of height (she is quite a bit shorter than the groom) and of course comfort where far more important than having a pair of sparkly/frumpy shoes....just because.
Whilst in the shoe shop, I came across another woman of a certain age (i.e. mine) frantically trying on gold strappy sandals.  "Wedding?" I asked.  "Yes my daughter's ....on SATURDAY!!" and she marched off with several pairs under her arm - apparently there are several different shades of gold as well.  I must say I felt a bit better after the encounter..even if just because I wasn't doing this task with days to spare!

Just so you know, I am thinking the cream pumps (centre) are in top spot at the moment.

8 comments:

dND said...

Hi SITH

I like the pumps too - what about a pearl choker rather than necklace?

Whatever you choose I'm sure you'll look great and I do like the dress too, very stylish

Breezy said...

You are definately right on the shoes. Are you having a hat? It would be a shame not to have pearls with that dress. A pearly sparkly bag perhaps?
http://www.fairandfabulous.co.uk/product.aspx?productid=47

aims said...

I picked those ones right away too! They look lovely with the dress.

And yes - a pearl choker...with small drop earrings...and a pearl bracelet....oh my! And Breezy's hat idea? Fab!

softinthehead said...

Ladies, ladies we are getting carried away...this is me we are talking about, not sure I am a hat and pearls kinda gal! :) I love the idea but in practice....

Lehners in France said...

Don't ask me I never look at peoples shoes and I certainly don't wear frocks. Bon Chance. Debs x

A Mother's Place is in the Wrong said...

For sure those middle ones are the best with that lovely dress. How about a little "Fascinator" instead of a full-scale hat? (See Dusty Spider for the latest on those.) And pearls would be perfect too - very classy. Now don't say you're not classy - you chose that dress. M xx

softinthehead said...

Margot the trouble is I don't think they have even heard of such a thing here. But I will keep looking. Thanks for dropping by. BTW think I got some even bettern shoes and on sale!!

Dusty Spider said...

I think the middle pair is a good choice. Gives the outfit a more balanced look. I agree with dnd, pearls would look very classy (but then I'm biased, that's what I wore! Earrings to match of course!) Flick xx