so my sister is getting married at the end of february. this will be an afternoon wedding, starting with the ceremony and then instead of a traditional sit-down dinner, they're having a very long, very boozy (but with lots and lots of food) cocktail party. the idea is that, because bride and groom are from different countries, and live in another country, and will be having guests coming from pretty much all over the world, a cocktail will force people to circulate and mingle and get to know each other.
anyhoo, the dress code is dressy but cocktaily type clothes, not fussy evening gowns or anything, but not informal summer wedding clothes either.
i have the shoes, and i am getting the dress made by a dressmaker here in chile.
what i need help on is how to accessorise. basically, i need ideas for a clutch and type of earrings i should wear it with.
the dress i'm getting made is going to be in dark blue shantung silk (so with some shine but nothing like satin at all) and it will be very similar to this:
it will be a darker blue than this, kind of a dark petroleum blue. and like i said, it's a shantung kind of silk so not as satiny as the one in the picture. also, the sleeves on my dress will be a little bit puffy/capped (but not too much) and the dress will be a bit longer than on the model (right above the knee). so it will have a kind of more retro feel to it than the mcqueen dress in the picture.
and these are the shoes i'm wearing with it:
so basically i want the look to be a little bit retro but not too much. i'm thinking i might wear my hair in either a messy bardot-ish updo or a messy bob.
but i have no idea what kind of earrings and clutch to wear with it because i don't want it to look too matchy-matchy but it's hard to know what would look good with these 2 colours. any ideas/suggestions would be much appreciated.