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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.