Step Two = Shoes. We tried a mountain of boxes on. (Not me, my high heel days are long past.) The trick was to find a pair that not only went with the dress but also blinged it up a bit. We looked at a lot of white and cream colored pumps but they were boring. We finally settled on this beautiful pair from BabyPhat, which added a bit of sass to a classic dress.
# 3 Next stop = Makeup. Again, the challenge was to take the basic navy blue dress and snazzy shoes and tie it together with style. We went to Sephora and bought a lovely lavender nail polish and eye shadow that tied back to the flowers on the shoes. Nicey went with a pretty pink gloss lipstick. The people there were really nice and didn't try to sell us a zillion dollars worth of stuff that we didn't need. All in all = win!
#4The outfit was coming together but we still needed some spice. After looking at jewelry at bunches of places, we ended up at Jessica McClintock and hit pay dirt. We found a beautiful chunky pearl necklace and earrings in the same creamy colors as the shoes, as well as a ivory colored clutch, all on sale! Love!
#5 Finally she needed a wrap. We looked for a lace shrug but couldn't find anything. Most of the things we found were either too old lady sweatery or looked like something a flight attendant from the eighties would wear.
For cool California nights, a real pashmina shawl is lightweight, soft and warm. It can be worn lots of different ways. The color picked up the purples in the shoes, plus it's portable.If I would have had more time I might would have ordered her a pale lavender, cream or pink. (Shameless plug = http://www.the-real-pashmina.com/) They have over eighty colors.
Tomorrow, hair will be styled by younger Nieceypiecey in ringlets. :-) We bought some diamond sparkly things at Claire's to go in her hair.
The whole outfit? Head to toe... $260 bucks. Have fun tomorrow, adorable you!
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