22 February 1, 2009

Style: February ’09

Style: February '09

I think sweater vests are terribly cute, especially this striped red one with a simple white t-shirt underneath. A black pencil skirt and low red heels make the vest seem more feminine, and the little librarian pin is a cute touch. The yellow resin necklace is a quirky addition (I actually bought it recently and I’ve been wearing it nonstop), and the yellow clutch finishes off the outfit.

Maternity Version

Style: February '09 (Maternity)

I couldn’t find an option for the vest, so I’d go with something different like this button front shirt paired with a black maternity pencil skirt.

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22 Comments

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    Fran
    February 1, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Came to your blog via The Nester. Love the dresser. You did a great job. Congrats on your future little one.
    We too live in Illinois, cold as it is!

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    Fran
    February 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Sorry via Kimba at A Soft Place To Land.

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    luuvely
    February 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    cuuuute..the necklace and pin are my favorites! :)

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    Kelly
    February 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t care for the shoes, but that clutch is fantastic. I’d carry it nonstop!

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    Cassandra
    February 1, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Oooohh…. I LOVE this outfit. I so would wear this tomorrow if I owned it! (clutch is a fave, for sure!)

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    Amy
    February 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    yeah, i love this whole look. that necklace may actually be coming to my door soon :)

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    lindsey clare
    February 1, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    i would totally wear this!

    it reminded me of a Polyvore set i made a little while ago, which i posted on my blog here:
    http://lindseyclare.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/autumn-boy-girl/

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    Averill
    February 1, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    That clutch IS fantastic — I love the contrasting red fabric peaking through the pleat!

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    Julia
    February 2, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I love your choice: It looks like a breeze of fresh spring-air!

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    Cherry@NewburghRestoration
    February 2, 2009 at 9:32 am

    that is so cute you did 2 versions…shows you can still be stylish and pregnant-it’s not too different

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    katie
    February 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Man those shoes are CUTE!

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    BigSister
    February 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Love, the Librarian pin, but I am a Librarian so it wouldn’t really work for me!

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    Miss B.
    February 2, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    I bet you are the cutest most stylish lil’ pregnant woman in town! I always am excited to see your fashion picks they are really accessible with a touch of quirk thrown in. ‘Touch’, I mean I can’t go too quirky, I am so not brave, but a yellow resin necklace? Would have never looked twice but totally can see how that would work with so much! Thank you Miss Nicole!

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    Megan
    February 2, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I love your monthly outfits and wish I could have the inspiration when I was pregnant last year. Unfortunately after the baby I’m still facing wardrobe challenges. I am going to an evening wedding in March in Los Angeles. I have tons of great dresses but since I’m breastfeeding (and will have my little one with me at the wedding) I need something more, um, accessible. What would you wear? I’m at a lost. Thanks so much and look forward to more great fashionable finds!

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    Rachel May
    February 2, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I love it, but I’m sad that you couldn’t find a sweater vest for your maternity outfit. I do have to say though, that both ensembles are terrific!
    Rachel May

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    Sarah S
    February 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Hey Megan,

    I know you were asking Nicole, but I thought I’d add my 2 cents about formal wear when nursing – I would wear a nursing tank under a wrap top, and glam up the outfit with a fancy skirt and accessories, and wear a pretty shawl or wrap as your outer layer and then use that as a nursing cover.

    Sarah

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    Anita
    February 3, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    LOVE your blog…got here through Holly’s sweet shout out to me on decor8 today!
    If you want a very cute maternity top (they were hard to come by when I was pregnant!) check out http://www.bumpstyle.com
    Stay warm!!
    -Anita

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    ning fathia
    February 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Well, since I am off from maternity mode for the last 5 months, I think I’m kinda miss those maternity wear (but I don’t miss the puffy version of me). I think the librarian is a great look for every woman, every occasion, pregnant or not! I’m so glad you pick for both types of women.

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    mary
    February 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    I really, really love the outfits you put together in these little features. So inspiring!

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    Michelle
    February 18, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Hello ,

    I really like your inspiration boards, it is really helpful, thanks.

    I just came back from Israel and I found out a great maternity designer, Avishag Arbel.

    Take a look at http://www.avishagarbel.com, you will love it.

    Michelle

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    Crystalyn Kokorowski
    February 24, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    thanks for the love on my Yellow Clutch. . .now I only have one left!

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