Chalice Chick is going to the Inauguration in January and she’s wearing this dress.
She’s not a minister but she reads this blog and just because it’s so much fun, we’re going to talk accessories, hair, make-up and shoes.
Having just cancelled cable TV and suspended my telephone service for Jan-February, I have gotten myself into a pre-sabbatical manic hysteria of excitement and can’t concentrate on finishing Christmas Eve Order of Service preparations until I’ve calmed down (let alone Dec. 28 OS, which I should also complete by tomorrow or Thursday). So let me say at the start that if it was me in this dress, I would add elbow-length vintage gloves, a sassy little hat, and wear shoe-booties (see below for the shoes I wind up choosing).
Shoes? Why not have some FUN!?
Chalice Chick is young — she should not make the mistake of wearing staid shoes for such a festive affair– and one which represents the achievement of a younger generation.
She’ll need a little clutch bag… let’s not get too matchy-matchy… something in a blue tone might do, or a slightly smoky metallic… (you don’t want competing metallics, though… I would carry my bright little silver chain bag because the Nina shoes would go great with the whole thing — call if you want to borrow it, CC).
Given her coloring, I think she should avoid the cliched bronzey make-up women always think they should wear with brown. I’d do a really smoky eye with fake lashes, a very pink cheek and a neutral, very shiny lip (S., I SO WISH I could do your make-up that night!). Neutral nails, and short.
Earrings, earrings… well, that depends on whether she’ll go with a bracelet or not, and if so, what style she’ll choose. Another fun option would be an absolutely enormous cocktail ring, and I might have just the perfect one (gold with huge purple jewel is one choice, but there are others).
Looking at that dress again, I realize I have the perfect shoes for it. What size do you wear, CC?