Menthol colored dress - what colour shoes, clutch, jewelry?

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I have this dress I am wearing to a formal cocktail party. It's silk and colour described as menthol. I guess it's a really light turquoise?

http://s330.photobucket.com/albums/l415/madisash/?action=view¤t=e8caf9db.jpg&evt=user_media_share

I bought these to match but having 2nd thoughts. I don't know if they are right and I can't find the right clutch to go with

http://s330.photobucket.com/albums/l415/madisash/?action=view&current=82eb3cd3.jpg

Do you think they will work?
Should I find a gold clutch or a coral one? All I can seem to find (in my budget) are really yellow gold clutches that seem too much for the dress, or BRIGHT orange clutches which I love but seem too much and then don't go with the earrings because they are a softer coral.

Considering these heels:http://www.wittner.com.au/spicer-gold-metallic-leather.html
Or these: http://www.styletread.com.au/tease-pale-gold.html
http://www.styletread.com.au/farrah-gold.html

Am I on the right track or should I start again and go for something else? What would you wear with this dress? What colour scheme?

Help!!!
 

CEC.LV4eva

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Earrings - keep

Clutch - try to find a light gold clutch to match the gold of your earrings. I would bring the earrings with me to shop for the clutch to see if the colors match.

Shoes - keep things simple, otherwise you have too much going on. I think the 2nd link is the best. I would stay away from lots of glitter, details, platform, and other embellishments with the shoes. Do you have a pair of NUDE heels?

Overall, I think you should ask yourself what you want your main focus to be and try to use other things to compliment it :yes:
 
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Great thank u!!

I only have casual nude sandles. Been holding out for a pair of cl's! So not at the moment. Would you choose pale gold or nude? Should the bag match the shoes? Or doesn't it matter? Matte or patent?

I just don't want to have too much going on - the dress cost loads so I want that to be the focus. So I think you are right with what you've said :smile:

Thank you!!
 

Jennifer_C

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I think any metallic would go nicely with your dress (which is gorgeous!).

I don't think bags ever have to match shoes - they just have to go together :smile:
 
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Great - thanks for that! Very helpful!

What do you guys think of this clutch from NAP? Not sure if I can get it here to Australia in time but if I can I'm considering it:

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/175145

Thoughts? To wear with soft gold shoe. I don't have the earrings yet - they are due to arrive sometime this week so just trying to figure out what I should get now!
 

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Earrings - keep

Clutch - try to find a light gold clutch to match the gold of your earrings. I would bring the earrings with me to shop for the clutch to see if the colors match.

Shoes - keep things simple, otherwise you have too much going on. I think the 2nd link is the best. I would stay away from lots of glitter, details, platform, and other embellishments with the shoes. Do you have a pair of NUDE heels?

Overall, I think you should ask yourself what you want your main focus to be and try to use other things to compliment it :yes:
Perfect! :goodpost:
 

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If you want the dress to be the main attention, the earrings are a perfect match. I can see myself wearing this on a vacation in Bahamas or on an island:heart:.

DKNY clutch won't look good with the dress and earrings, imho. If your shoes are metallics, source for a miniaudiere in metallics. Keep it small. No pumps.


Thought this pic might be an inspiration. Ms Shabnam Melwani-Reis. Though she's wearing the opposite color in a form of Kelly Pochette, I think you get the idea. She keep the whole look simple, playing with metallic and diamonds.

 

tatsu_k

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I love earrings with that dress. I think if you want the dress to be the main focus you should go for golden clutch and shoes (not glittery). I think that would make a focus on dress and all the accessories would be a compliment. the dress is so beautiful. i think turquoise/menthol and gold are such a nice color combo for formal :smile:
 

vhdos

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Great - thanks for that! Very helpful!

What do you guys think of this clutch from NAP? Not sure if I can get it here to Australia in time but if I can I'm considering it:

http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/175145

Thoughts? To wear with soft gold shoe. I don't have the earrings yet - they are due to arrive sometime this week so just trying to figure out what I should get now!
I don't care for that clutch and it's not a good match with that style of dress.
 

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