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renniekins
renniekins
Software Engineer Seeks Help
In a couple of weeks I am going to "Prom For Adults", a charity event. I have a great vintage dress, but need to accessorize it. I think I have the right earrings, but the necklace I'd picked out seems way too bland. I need something splashier somehow, I think. Then I need to think about shoes! I could wear my silver ones, or hunt for something more fitting.

Any ideas? Suggestions?




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From: bloggingchick Date: October 26th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a gorgeous dress! I like the necklace, but if you want more what about a pearl necklace, faux or otherwise in the same color? Although, I don't even know where one shops for them these days.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: October 26th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd go with white pearls. That dress has plenty of color all by itself. The accessories need to complement it, not reinforce it.
estarsign From: estarsign Date: October 26th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Your dress looks beautiful. Is it a lighter color or a darker color? The color looks different in your two pictures.

I agree with you about the necklace. When I was looking at jewelry for a wedding I just went to, I checked this company out: http://www.1928.com/

I thought they had some really neat pieces, and with your dress having a vintage vibe they might have the right piece for you. Definitely I think it needs to be a heavier/chunkier piece though.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! It's a darker color; the closeup is right under a light so you can see the beading a little better.

Cool website, they have a lot of nice options!
renniekins From: renniekins Date: October 26th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
hmm, maybe that seems nice...
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: October 26th, 2009 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Too goth.

Besides, as I said above, the dress doesn't need any color reinforcements (which is part of what makes the dress *awesome*).
xtatic1 From: xtatic1 Date: October 26th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
quite pretty! There's also a carnelian cameo locket on that same site that could work.
estarsign From: estarsign Date: October 26th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
That one is pretty!
cjdoyle From: cjdoyle Date: October 26th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
If you're going for the vintage look, what about a largish white cameo on a ribbon that matches the dress' color?
elizilla From: elizilla Date: October 26th, 2009 01:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I own a perfect chunky vintage silver and amethyst necklace for that outfit. Unfortunately I can't find it - I think I must have loaned it to someone. Hopefully it will come back to me someday; not only is it valuable, it also has great sentimental value.

If any of our mutual friends reading this has my necklace, give it back so I can lend it to Rennie next!
specialagentm From: specialagentm Date: October 26th, 2009 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome dress.

If I were selecting your wardrobe for the evening, I'd suggest you go one of two directions for the necklace -- you either go with a higher choker sort of look (and let the décolletage speak for itself), or you wear a lower-hanging necklace centered around the cleavage and provide a nice contrast between the area of beading. What you're wearing in the first picture is nice, but I don't think it works to best effect with the cut of the dress.

Either way, I'd keep the necklace itself simple and understated -- it's just an accent.

You're going to look gorgeous, of course -- take lots of pictures of your fancy-dancy evening, it sounds fun!
rook543 From: rook543 Date: October 26th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think you could not go wrong with pear...

...a string of white globes formed by sea creatures, worn about the neck!

(Sorry - had to edit myself to avoid the inevitable snickering and such that would have resulted.)

delosd From: delosd Date: October 26th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is a lovely dress, and definitely needs a different necklace. One suggestion that Heather and I both agreed on was keeping to the vintage theme with one of the intricate crystal necklaces you can sometimes find for sale at the free-standing booths in the malls. Lots of clear crystals in kind of a latticework setting, like jewelry for royalty. :) We both came up with that and thought it would set the dress of nicely.

Have a wonderful time at the event!
hannunvaakuna From: hannunvaakuna Date: October 26th, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm with you on this. sparkly crystaly would be perfect. unless of course you can get Harry Winston to loan a little something or other to renniekins like they do for actresses at the Oscars.
delosd From: delosd Date: October 26th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that one would be *perfect*!

But could Rennie get event tickets for the four bodyguards she'd need to take with her? ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 9th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
This is my favorite suggestion. Unfortunately, Harry hasn't been returning my calls for some reason. (;
annielaurie From: annielaurie Date: October 27th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC) (Link)
What a gorgeous dress!!! I love it!

Something like this may work, because it sort of goes with your earrings. I m yself would like a smaller type choker, something "Miss Kitty" might wear.

http://www.jacksonjewels.com/Vintage_Jewelry/7129_vintage_red_rhinestone_necklace.htm
annielaurie From: annielaurie Date: October 27th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Or maybe this, for something simpler. There are a number of possibilities at this website.

http://www.jacksonjewels.com/Vintage_Jewelry/9116_rhinestone_necklace.htm
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