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Help, please...going out first time in YEARS and need shoe help

(26 Posts)
FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 06:46:14

I've been invited to a 30th party envy and my children are allowed to come.

I'm worried about what to wear. Got a quite nice frock a while ago, but it's sleeveless and I have a naff old tattoo - so can I wear a cardi with it? Also NO idea about shoes as I wear sandals mainly, I mean big chunky practical sandals and they will look rubbish with a posh frock smile

I can't do heels not with ds2 running amok

any ideas? Dress is one of two, actually - kimono type in dipped blue and white pattern from monsoon outlet ages ago, or ted baker golden thing, knee length, kind of shifty shape with bow at front and V neckline.

Any help appreciated!!!

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 06:51:00

is frock #2, only in bright golden colour without the print, iyswim. The monsoon one has got longer sleeves thankfully. But what kind of shoes...will flats be Ok, and if so what style? I am so befuddled!

hobbgoblin Wed 12-Aug-09 06:56:41

Ooh, I like the Ted Baker dress!

Ballet pumps? In particular, animal print (good quality) ballet pumps. I have a nice goldy/black pair of leopard print ones that are a little more substantial than usual from River Island. You'd have to work that 'look' though.

Mid heels are back in vogue. Go to New Look for ideas, they are always hip and cheap.

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 06:58:06

Thanks! Congrats btw grin saw your thread. Do you have a name yet?

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 06:59:45

I wasn't sure about pumps btw. Have got quite skinny calves, thighs a bit less I always feel a bit too 'short' in pumps. I'm 5ft7ish but I feel odd in them.

I think I need a little bit of a heel of sorts, or a thicker sole iyswim...oh dear. Why can't i just wear my wellies? I am happy in wellies.

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 07:03:17

have got these but in a plain blue leather, still with buttons obv - they don't really go, do they? And they hurt!

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 07:32:44

Ok pics of other dress on NOW

form an orderly queue now ladies grin

<talks to self>

KristinaM Wed 12-Aug-09 08:31:49

did you mean to post a link to camper pink sandals?

if thats your sandals then sorry, no, i dont think they go

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 08:36:25


the ones in the photos are the others i was thinking of wearing - comfy but I don't think they are great with the dress...

BunnyLebowski Wed 12-Aug-09 08:50:44

Ok in my opinion......the blue dress is lovely but too "weddingy" for a birthday party.

The Ted Baker dress is so much better! Stylish and pretty. Definitely that one.

The shoes are not good with either - sorry blush

I'll go look for some that would suit the gold dress!

SilentBob Wed 12-Aug-09 08:56:57

Nooooooo, sorry lovely, the shoes you have are way too chunky (may I just say how much I adore your mirror, though? smile)

I reckon that glads would look nice with the Ted Baker dress. Maybe something like this or maybe even these if you can't do ballet flats.

he Monsoon dress is harder as it is a funny length which kinda screams for heels IYSWIM. Erm, maybe some white wedges?

BunnyLebowski Wed 12-Aug-09 09:03:58

I like SilentBob's suggestion of gladiators......if you've got decent ankles.

These are nice and bargaintastic!

Basic ballet flat but nice!

more flip-floppy

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 09:04:45

Oh dear, I know it's bad, see I told you I needed help!!! grin

I quite like the knotted ones but I would feel so, sort of naked in them...iyswim

I need coverage

I am too old for all this bare flesh smile

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 09:06:06

I would consider a wedge

yes I think that is the way to go. Thankyou for being so helpful btw.

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 09:10:04

Would these be too mumsy? With the blue frock I mean.

It is a bit of an odd length isn't it - never tried it on till today, it was a bargain and so pretty...looks odd though!

BunnyLebowski Wed 12-Aug-09 09:10:06

These have a bit of a heel

flat but quite smart

Very gold!


Great reduction on these!

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 09:15:26

Hmm the bow ones are quite nice, from Office.

I am thinking I might wear something like that but with dark jeans actually. I think the whole frock idea is failing somewhat...trouble being my dark jeans are about 5 years old with diamante 'honey' written on the back...hmm never yet worn...

BunnyLebowski Wed 12-Aug-09 09:15:52

Lots of white wedges here - just ignore the pink ones they've included!

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 09:19:40

Ooh thankyou! Why is it that all the ones I like are apparently M&S? Or Hush Puppies??

Am I getting OLD? smile

blinks Wed 12-Aug-09 09:55:32

would go well with either dress 19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=175031&parent_category_rn=175012&productId=1313603&langId=-1

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 11:13:14

Blinks, thanks but can't get link to work? They have some nice studded pumps though. smile

I am despairing really of feeling right in anything, I think I'll have to save the dresses for winter and wear them with tights and boots...going with jeans to this one!!

blinks Wed 12-Aug-09 11:36:09


blinks Wed 12-Aug-09 11:52:09

definately need a heel with both those dresses.

these would inject some colour into the coutfit but look comfy and non-flimsy. very 1940s shape.

blinks Wed 12-Aug-09 11:52:31

coutfit is my new word for outfit.

FlightHattendant Wed 12-Aug-09 12:26:03

Lol smile Oh I LOVE those topshop ones.

They're beautiful.

Thanks - will see if they have them in our branch and give them a try.

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