Here’s our game plan for this post: We’ll start off getting you to love us by (1)posting some compliments, then we’re going to squander that good will by immediately (2)offering some critiques and negative opinions, and then we’ll (3)turn on the charm, (4)admit to a lack of practical knowledge and wrap it all up by (5)turning the floor over for discussion through a posed and pointed question. Just so we’re all on the same page going into this thing.
Ready? Then let’s begin.
Jessica Simpson makes an appearance at the “Today” show in a Dolce&Gabbana acacia print dress paired with a Dolce&Gabbana ‘Miss Sicily’ lace leather bag and Jessica Simpson Collection pumps.
Dolce&Gabbana Acacia Print Dress
Well, look who’s dressing all sexy and chic (1) at the same time. We are loving this dress on her and loving it even more since she paired it with some classic Sophia Loren-style sexy hair, which suits her surprisingly well. It’s a great little style choice.
But man, (2) for someone who made her fortune by becoming a shoe designer, she sure does make some questionable accessories choices. Why pair silly putty pumps with such a vibrantly colorful dress? Why not a very downplayed golden or mustard yellow? We don’t love the grandma bag, but at least it shows a commitment to the style of the dress, much like the hair is. But (3) darlings, we just want you to know, because this comes up a lot, we have no problem with “nude” shoes per se. They make a perfect wardrobe staple and help finish off many an outfit in the so-called “real world.” If you love your nude shoes, kittens (3 again), you should feel quite happy and secure wearing them whenever you want. It’s just that, for celebs in thousand-dollar borrowed outfits meant to be photographed, it often puzzles us as the go-to choice.
Granted (4), we don’t have to worry much about the whole “extending the line of your leg” thing that appears to be the standard reasoning as to why stylists push them on their clients so often. We suppose that it’s true in the general sense; that a shoe roughly the same color as your leg is going to give the illusion that it’s longer. But man (2 again), those are some cheap-looking pumps, no?
And finally (5), we’d like to know all y’all’s opinion on the bag/shoe combo here. We absolutely don’t think the two ever need to match, but stylistically they seem so off that the differences in color stand out all the more. Are we making too much of that or do you think a black bag and “nude” shoes paired with a dress like this actually works? Because really, you put her in a dark yellow pump and this whole thing comes together. Matchy, sure, but it’s a fairly retro look, so it could work.
[Photo Credit: Curtis Means/ACE/INFphoto.com, farfetch.com]