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I know what you’re thinking. How can I pull off a silky flowing dress and metallic platforms in the desert and look as gorgeous as Carrie Underwood? Ask Trish Townsend . She was Underwood’s stylist for the Brad Paisley “Remind Me” video. To get the dress, first you have to find out where Gomez-Gracia dresses are sold. Which is, unfortunately, mostly in London. They call themselves “polished with saucy details perfect for twilight. Refined with a rock and roll twist. Sensual and flattering.” Hard to argue with that. It is a beautiful dress, whether you are singing in the El Mirage desert with Paisley or just at a summer cocktail party. And then there are those shoes. Those insanely-perfect silvery-gold open-toe, ankle-strap, high-heeled sandals. They are from Lanvin, so even on sale, they’re still priced somewhere between “don’t-tell-my-husband” and “there-goes-next-month’s-rent.” But if you need a solid rationale for buying these shoes, just tell yourself that at least you don’t have to walk around in sand while wearing them.