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Choosing Shoes for Lucy – Have Your Say!


This is Lucy.  She’s a close friend of mine and she’s going to a christening very soon and has been trying to plan her outfit. Lucy is the godmother so she really wants to look good.

In order to make sure Lucy gets her look spot on, we decided to have a little dress up session and take some photographs.
She has bought a gorgeous dress from Topshop that perfectly suits Lucy’s figure. She has big boobs and a tiny waist. What a perfect combination. Let’s hope Lucy doesn’t mind this dissection of her vital stats! Luckily, she’s heard it all before from me.

So here’s the dress, with Lucy in it.

Dress, Topshop, £45, available in store
Clutch, Dune

It flatters her figure beautifully. The deep V helps to reduce the expanse of her bust and avoid the old ‘mono-boob’ syndrome. The puffy sleeves add subtle feminine styling and the cinched in waist, with tulip shape skirt, emphasises her lovely curves.

It’s Lucy’s perfect dress. But this is the important bit. And here is where you come in. We need help picking shoes. Lucy has three options – all black but all different.

Option 1 – The classic high heeled pump


Option 2 – The strappy sandal


Option 3- The slingback wedge

Lucy and I have different opinions about the options but we can’t make an ultimate decision. So we want you to have your say! Fun!

In the comments, please write ‘pump’, ‘strappies’, or ‘wedge’ and if you have time, please tell us why. You can join the debate on facebook too. All you have to do is ‘Like’ the ReallyRee page and then comment away!

Lucy will wear the shoes with the most votes and we’ll be extremely grateful for the help and advice. Thanks so much.

Can’t wait to hear from you



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25 Responses to Choosing Shoes for Lucy – Have Your Say!

  1. Annie July 28, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    I vote STRAPPY! They help soften the whole outfit, the pumps make it look a bit more corporate, the wedge is my second fav but the strappy ones are my fav by far! Especially as it is a summer affair you should get your toes out! Look forward to seeing which is the winner! x

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  2. Gemma July 28, 2010 at 11:01 am #

    Love it – can you help me with all my future outfit decisions please?! I vote strappy, but it was a close call!

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  3. Emma July 28, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    I vote Strappy!

    A little contrast never hurt anyone… 😉

    E xx

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  4. Thrive on Novelty July 28, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    strappy! xx

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  5. Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Definately between strappy and pumps. Dress looks fantastic…was admiring it on Kelly Brook in LOOK just yesterday…glad to see it looks so great on a mere mortal too. 😉 x

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  6. shoevagirl July 28, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    Definitely strappy. Those shoes were meant for that dress!

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  7. Stylestance July 28, 2010 at 11:43 am #

    I’m gonna “step” outside and say Wedge. I think they’re simpler for a dress that has a lot of detail, yet they’re still summery and modern. The Strappies seem to compete with the dress.

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  8. *Creme Cup* July 28, 2010 at 11:53 am #

    I really like the wedge, I think the strappy is too much for a christening.

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  9. ReallyRee July 28, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    This is so much fun! Between the blog, Twitter and facebook so far:
    The strappies have 14 votes
    The Pumps have 4 votes
    The wedges have 3 votes

    2 people have suggested a peep toe pump. Maybe we need to think about this?!


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  10. Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Forget what I said between strappy and pump. Peep toe pump would be perfect! x

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  11. RRyan July 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    I like the strappy sandal! I’m going to get that dress if they sell it online? I love it! It’s perfect for my shape too!

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  12. Fashion Fantasist July 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    Strappy out of the three but I do have to say a peep toe could be perfect!! Strappy might look too evening? Good luck xxx

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  13. Three Haute Mamas July 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm #

    I love the strappy if you are wearing this out for evening. If it is a day affair I would go with the wedge!! Love them both!! I agree with the others the pump looks to corporate!! Love the dress!!!!!

    XO Kim

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  14. Anonymous July 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    Interesting comments thank you all so much….keep the comments coming!! Lucyxx

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  15. SoCalFashionista July 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    STRAPPY 100%! Besides the fact that those shoes are gorgeous, they really stand out with Lucy’s dress. As the Godmother, she needs to stand out, not blend in.
    2nd choice are the pumps, but it looks a little too boring.
    Lastly, I don’t like the wedges with that dress at all.

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  16. kerry, a fashion lover July 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    I vote strappy! They give it that extra va va voom, lovely dress, looks beautiful on her.

    Love Kerry

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  17. Jamila July 28, 2010 at 3:29 pm #

    Strappy all the way! Breaks up the girlyness of the polka dots. Cute dress!

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  18. chocl8fashnista July 28, 2010 at 3:32 pm #

    I vote for the pump!! I may be all alone on that, however, the dress has exaggerated shoulders, plunging v-neck, and polka dots. With so much going on with the dress, it requires a simple shoe. A simple black peep toe would be nice as well. The strappy sandals are distracting and those wedges don’t compliment at all! #TeamPump


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  19. MISTER P July 28, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    I this that option 1 is the best!! it keeps it looking classy and simple all in one. love the blog Ree keep it up
    you are amazing and Lucy looks great


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  20. Corinne July 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

    strappies !!!!!!

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  21. Kerry - Beautilicious July 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    Gotta be the strappies!xxx

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  22. Looking Fab in your forties July 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Without a doubt – Strappies! They look far better, wedges looked the worse, too casual. Love Lucy’s dress, it looks great on her x

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  23. StyleFrost July 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    Love the strappies! Although peep toe platforms would also look so chic! x

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  24. chauss July 28, 2010 at 9:30 pm #

    first choice is pumps
    and second choice is strappies if you want to look more dressed down and quirky.
    no wedges.
    lucy is adorable!
    xo chauss

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  25. Style Souk July 29, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    The strappies are my favourite. They’re sex on heels…

    But that’s precisely why I am going to opt for the pumps. They are demure, classic and more appropriate for a christening.

    Whatever you choose, Lucy will (and does!) look sensational!

    Sarah x

    STYLE SOUK – Fashion Blog

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