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BRISK BUSINESS: Jackee Warry, of DJ's Shoes, has been selling out of fascinators, bags, shoes and accessories for the Thangool Cup this weekend.
BRISK BUSINESS: Jackee Warry, of DJ's Shoes, has been selling out of fascinators, bags, shoes and accessories for the Thangool Cup this weekend. Vanessa Jarrett

THE first thing Jackee Warry of DJ's Shoes said was stockings.

Jackee was agreeing with Amanda Rose before she even knew she was.

"Most importantly, make sure your outfit matches but put a pair of stockings on, they just complete the outfit.”

"These days you can get stockings for $15 and and they are much better than fake tan.”

Owning Biloela's local shoe store, Jackee knows a thing or two about shoes and styling even though she won't admit it.

"It is just a matter of finding the right outfit,” she said.

In the shoe department, Jackee offered some top tips.

"If you want to wear a stiletto heel, get yourself a heel stopper,” she said.

"Other than that wear a block heel.”

And for those who have aching feet.

"If you have burning on the balls of your feet, get yourself some gel pads,” Jackee said.

Wearing heels isn't the be all and end all in today's fashion.

"These days you don't need a heel, you can wear a glitzy, sparkly flat,” Jackee said.

"And a lot of people do.”

For Jackee, when she is choosing her outfit, she choses her fascinator first.

"I am the complete opposite, I buy the fascinator first and then the dress,” she said.

"Sometimes it is better to go with a dress that is a plain colour.”

Jackee said the styling can be the colourful addition to an outfit.

"There is no such thing as matching your shoes to your bag any more,” she said.

"The fascinator can be the pop of colour if the dress is plain.”

"Or pop of colour in the shoes.”

Over the last few months, Jackee has been selling shoes, fascinators, bags and accessories like crazy.

"We have had heaps of people come in,” she said.

The last few weeks and the lead-up to this week has been the busiest.

"This place was chocker block full and now it is all gone,” Jackee said.

"We get a lot of change of plans or the dress hasn't arrived.”

Many customers have been coming through on Jackee's DJ's Shoes Facebook page.

"I have put a lot of things aside for people out of town who will pick it up on their way through,” she said.

These people have been coming far and wide.

"I have had people from Gladstone, Taroom, Roma, so it is really out-of-towners,” she said.

This year, Jackee has seen some common colours selling.

"We have had a lot of nude, navy and pale pinks,” she said.

"Mostly nude, it goes with everything.”

Jackee said she asks most customers to bring their dress in so she can match colours exactly.

"Reds and oranges are the hardest to match, you have to be very careful to get them right,” was her parting advice.


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