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Styling Session: The Perfect Pump


Situation:

The Dress Junkie has a birthday coming up and is planning outfit options that will make her the belle of her ball. She requested style advice on the perfect shoe to accompany the seriously sexy dress that’s currently the front runner. 

Bebe Chained Satin Dress
 Considerations:

My first question was whether or not she plans to don pantyhose or tights under the dress—certainly it will be cold in December, but sometimes we are all too willing to sacrifice warmth for fab, aren’t we darlings? But yes, she will wear something on her legs for warmth, and since the dress is so short. 

Suggestions:

1. It looks like the model has on sheer black pantyhose in the pic, in which case, a strappy sandal with some sort of bling would be in order.
2. Another option would be to go with a thicker opaque black tight and black booties that TDJ already owns, which could look nice depending on how "heavy" looking the bootie is. She wouldn’t want to overpower the daintiness of the dress with too much shoe. This would definitely need to be tried on in advance. She thought that yes, the booties are "heavy" on the feet, so we passed.
3. A satin d'orsay heel could look cute too; since it's cut out there is less shoe but your feet are still fairly covered.

Options:

She decided on a d’orsay heel and I sent her the following options:



  1. Stuart Weitzman Black satin d'Orsay open-toe pump (Classic. Nice grosgrain bow accent)
  2. Caparros Heaven Pump (Great neutral color)
  3. Nina Women's Electra Platform Pump (Fantastic height, beautiful bow accent, and removable ankle strap) 
  4. AK Anne Klein Women's Kalei Peep Toe D'Orsay (The color almost matches the dress perfectly!)
And the winner is……

The Nina Women's Electra Platform Pump, due to the duality of the removable ankle strap. 


This is definitely an outfit meant for celebrating!