21 January 2, 2009

Style: January ’09

A new month, a new style post. I have a lot of fun making these, so I hope you enjoy them!

Style: January '09

I adore the huge print on this chainlink-print dress. Absolutely adore it. I often like to add colored tights but here I think I’d stick with gray. I’d also wear my inexpensive gray shoes from Old Navy (which I highly recommend as they are cute and comfortable). So things are a bit monochromatic now, yes? I’d throw on a colorful cardigan sweater (just about any color would work nicely), and grab a bag in yet another color (I’m coveting the Get-Up-and-Go Bag these days). Feminine gold and pearl earrings and simple stacking bracelets (Banana Republic makes the ones shown, but I also really like the set from LOOKAjewelry).

And now, here’s a maternity version. I have this jersey dress, and I think it’s actually quite flattering. Super comfortable and a bit casual, it’s a really nice dress to carry one through to spring.

Style: January '09 (Maternity)

Oh, and happy new year!

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21 Comments

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    pearllinds
    January 2, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Those Old Navy shoes are soooo stinkin’ cute! I went straight over to check them out and *surprise* they’re sold out in my size in every color! Ugh. Love the style post for this month! I’m feeling the gray!

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    Shanwen
    January 3, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Drooool.. love it, i have to get my hands on that cozy cardi and mary janes. You have got great taste ! thanks for sharing =)

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    Taylor
    January 3, 2009 at 12:28 am

    I like how the only thing that changes is the dress! I guess just because one is pregnant they don’t have to give up style!

    I’d be rocking the first with burgundy, though.

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    Stacy of KSW
    January 3, 2009 at 8:32 am

    I love you style posts – how you manage to make clothes I can actually afford look dreamy. Keep em coming, especially the maternity looks. I think we’re due about similar times – I’m the end of April. I’ve been living in the gray and fuschia dresses from Target. Have you seen them? They’re awfully cute

    http://www.target.com/Liz-Lange-Target-V-Neck-Dress/dp/B001CLAZR4/qid=1230989393/ref=br_1_2/185-2290987-5207603?ie=UTF8&node=492884011&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1

    http://www.target.com/Liz-Lange-Target-V-Neck-Dress/dp/B001DXGHAK/qid=1230989418/ref=br_1_7/185-2290987-5207603?ie=UTF8&node=492884011&frombrowse=1&pricerange=&index=tgt-mf-mv&field-browse=492884011&rank=pmrank&rh=&page=1

    I’d love to see your outfits for those

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    luuvely
    January 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

    this is soooooo nice!

    the chain links are classic…yeah this is nice..in EITHER version!!!

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    Pamela
    January 3, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I love this BR dress! Thanks for sharing a fun way to dress it up for the winter weather.

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    Desiree Fawn
    January 3, 2009 at 11:06 am

    I love the colour of that cardigan — sadly I have this whole small breast large hip combo that makes cardigans look really bizarre on me.
    I can’t wait to see more pics of your baby bump ^_^ I’m 37w1d today!

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    Making it Lovely
    January 3, 2009 at 11:19 am

    Stacy, I hadn’t seen those dresses – thanks!

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    Kim
    January 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    I am so in love with your style posts — and that bag from Anthropologie! (Okay, I love almost everything from that store). Anyone know of a cheaper look-a-like?

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    Piper
    January 3, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    These are both gorgeous! I esp. love the BR link dress. Wow, want all of it now! Happy New Year to you as well!

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    Catherine
    January 3, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Happy new year, Nicole!

    My sister just flew out to the States on holiday yesterday – I think I’ll be asking her to bring back a pair of those Old Navy shoes. Gorgeous.

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    Ali
    January 3, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    I wish they made that Gap dress in other than maternity. It is super cute!

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    Faith
    January 3, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I love these types of posts, since I’m match-challenged!

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    anderli
    January 4, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Love the style post, love the site, love EVERYTHING. I’m so glad to have found a blog I can truly relate too. THANK YOU!

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    Tanya
    January 4, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Is it wrong to want the jersey dress if you aren’t pregnant? It looks too cute, I love the ribbon.

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    Pencils
    January 4, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    My maternity wardrobe for my recent pregnancy was nearly entirely from the Gap & Old Navy. (I work in a casual office.) The Gap’s stuff is great and affordable.

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    Anna @ D16
    January 4, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Nicole, I need to hire you as my personal stylist! I dress like such a loser, it’s so sad. I want to wear THIS outfit tomorrow instead of the skinny jeans/boots/black sweater combo I wind up wearing every single day. SIGH.

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    Amy@OldSweetSong
    January 5, 2009 at 11:12 am

    That is the cutest maternity dress EVER. I’m not preggers but that makes me want to be!

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    katelynjane
    January 5, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Oh my gosh, I want this chainlink dress!!! Actually, I want the whole collection you made. YUM!

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    michelle
    January 8, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    I have the opposite problem as pearllinds; they have every color in my size so I’m having a hard time deciding which to get. I think everytime you make one of these posts I end up buying something. you should be getting a cut of those sales.

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    Ana
    January 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I *love* citrine and gray…and that bag is FANTASTIC. Thank you for sharing!

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