32 April 30, 2008

Style: May ’08

I bought a darling brown and white dress (on sale!), which led me to do some internet window shopping. I had such fun creating my Ladylike outfit a couple of months ago that I thought I’d have another go at it. Perhaps I’ll make it a monthly feature?

Style: May '08

I love big, roomy bags like The Market Bag by moop, and I have those cute Evana Wedge Sandals from Target (very comfortable). I’ve had the Green & Yellow Molecule Necklace by dejarnette new orleans on my wishlist for a little while now, and it would be really cute with the Confectionery Readers from Anthropologie. Then of course, there’s the dress that inspired the whole look, the Striped V-Neck Dress from Banana Republic. Love it! I’m so into brown and white lately, like this new pocket mirror that I designed.

I’m in the mood for some new (prescription) glasses now. I wish they weren’t so expensive…

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32 Comments

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    Jessica
    April 30, 2008 at 6:03 am

    cute shoes! are they hard to keep clean?

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    Silvia
    April 30, 2008 at 6:20 am

    wow..I like the Banana republic vdress! It’s amazing ! Could be perfect with my brown sandals :-)
    Thanks for all the usefull and interesting links!
    Have a nice day
    Silvia

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    Melissa M.
    April 30, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Beautiful. I’ve been itching for some new specs lately, but all my extra money is going toward my home. So I started resurrecting some of my old pairs. Eh, it’s almost as good.

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    Janelle
    April 30, 2008 at 7:31 am

    I love that dress (and those shoes)…

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    angeline
    April 30, 2008 at 8:25 am

    Love the green brown and yellow color combo. And yes I hear ya, it is unfortunate prescription glasses are so pricey.

    I love big bag as well, so much so that sometimes it overwhelms me. But what’s a girl to do?! :)

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    montseta
    April 30, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Oh yes, I would appreciate/love if you could make a monthly feature1 It’s so inspiring. Amber from myaimistrue blog used to have a weekly feature but she doesn’t make them anymore (I suppose she must be very busy with her wedding).

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    Laurie
    April 30, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Monthly feature, monthly feature!! The link for the bag might not be working…

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    Making it Lovely
    April 30, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Oh, it looks like somebody bought the bag! Here’s a link to the moop Etsy shop.

    Melissa, I try to go back to my old glasses too. It just isn’t the same! I stopped wearing them for a reason. ;)

    Jessica, the shoes are canvas so I just don’t wear them in mucky, rainy weather. They’ve held up well so far.

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    Caitlin @ C³
    April 30, 2008 at 9:31 am

    If you want to play around with cheap prescription glasses, check out Zenni Optical. It’s been recommended by a number of people over at Poor Skills a few times, and they seem quite happy. For $8 a pair, it’s a least worth checking out, especially if you’re just “in the mood” for new glasses, and don’t really need new ones.
    As always, YMMV. I’m just passing on a tip. ^_^

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    Caitlin @ C³
    April 30, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Aw, your spam filter ate my comment again :( It had a link in it, but it wasn’t a bad link.

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    natalie
    April 30, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I love that dress and all the accessories! Beautiful!

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    Elissa
    April 30, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    You should definitely look into getting prescription glasses online if you’re looking for a new look. You can usually get cute, quality glasses for under $50 (including prescription lenses, they’re not just the frames).
    This blog is where I did a lot of my research before buying a pair online: http://glassyeyes.blogspot.com/

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    joslyn
    April 30, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    oooh perfect outfit. love your mix of the bright yellow and kelly green with that brown. i’d wear that to work for sure.

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    sizzle
    April 30, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    I want those shoes! Why doesn’t my Target have them?! Phooey.

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    laure
    April 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I’m such a sucker for classic stripes! I really don’t think you can go wrong with a dark color and white stripes on a classic silhouette like a wrap dress or a 3/4 inch tee. Love this look!

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    Jules
    April 30, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Looks great, Nicole! :)

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    MichelleB
    May 1, 2008 at 2:48 am

    Nicole,
    Have you seen this?
    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/home
    You can make outfits for days. ;)

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    Jessica
    May 1, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Please come dress me. Thanks. :)

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    Emilie
    May 1, 2008 at 7:47 am

    You should definitely make it a monthly thing. I love the outfits you’ve put together so far. I have to have those shoes!! So cute!

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    Syd
    May 1, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I love these cards you put together, it’s so nice to see it presented this way. Great outfit too!

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    Meggan
    May 1, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Count me in as loving this feature! I think you dress how I would love to, so I really appreciate seeing what you come up with. It helps give me ideas for what to do in my own closet.

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    Elizabeth K
    May 1, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I like this feature too.

    Somone beat me too it but I have a friend that used glassyeyes.blogspot.com to get some new glasses and she said it was really easy. They look cute on her too.

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    kellie
    May 1, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    i love it! the green and yellow are PERFECT with the brown dress. someone else mentioned polyvore.com… i am addicted to putting together collages. i think you’d love it!

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    Leah
    May 1, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    I just found your blog and I adore the pictures of your home. Where do you find all of your great fabrics? I look forward to “tuning in” regularly, you have great style.

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    Leah E.
    May 2, 2008 at 7:03 am

    You should definitely make this a monthly feature. (I’ve been reading for a while, and this is my first comment.) I love that brown dress, and I’m tempted to buy it myself. However, at the Banana website, I can see that the stripes go horizontally across the back. I’m afraid this won’t be the most flattering, as I’m a big girl (size 14/16), so I’m still debating. The front of it is just adorable, though. I love it paired with the yellow accessories.

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    marcy
    May 2, 2008 at 11:47 am

    This is so fun. Love the dress. Such a flattering silhouette. So into yellow and green right now and the brown is a nice sophicticated touch. And the glasses, must get the glasses!

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    Jen
    May 2, 2008 at 11:53 am

    This is fabulous!! I love the chocolate brown and yellow combo (and the jewelry of course!)

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    Emily
    May 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    OOh I would love to get those frames and put prescription lenses in them, wonder how much that would cost…

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    Inez
    May 3, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Nice! :) I just bought that dress in black & white.

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    Linda
    May 4, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Love your blog! Just bestowed a blog award to you.

    The OP is my old haunt…miss it…so I love to see your house. Takes me home!

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    Joni
    May 6, 2008 at 10:51 am

    This is great! How do you make these cool concept boards? I tried one in Powerpoint, and, sadly, it hardly compares.

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    Making it Lovely
    May 6, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I make them in Photoshop.

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