Style: September ’08

My birthday is later this month and I’ve been thinking about buying something from as a little gift to myself. Maybe the purple fascinator (no. 26), maybe something else. You really can’t go wrong with… everything there is lovely.

Style: September '08

I’ve had the Forget Me Knot Ring on my wish list for months and months now, but I still haven’t bought one. I did however buy the cute little Powdered Milk Dress (with built-in slip, yay!) from Old Navy for $34. I’ll probably pair it up with red shoes and a distressed brown bag that I already own, similar to the Cupid’s Arrow Peep-Toes from Anthropologie and the Bitter Sweeter Satchel from Macy’s.

p.s. Have you noticed a trend yet in my style posts? All skirts and dresses. I don’t really include pants or jeans in my wardrobe, so I haven’t been including them here either.

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  • Rebekah at Elizabeth Anne Designs
    September 3, 2008 at 8:52 am

    Can I straight steal this outfit? So cute.

  • sarah
    September 3, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I love that you don’t include pants or jeans in your style posts. I only have one pair of jeans & one pair of shorts (seersucker!) & I hardly ever wear them. Dressy pants look TERRIBLE on me… Dresses & skirts just work better! You give me great ideas. :)

  • Anna @ D16
    September 3, 2008 at 8:54 am

    It’s funny, up until about 5 years ago, I ONLY wore skirts and dresses. I didn’t even own a single pair of pants or jeans.

    Now, though, I ONLY wear jeans. I own a couple of dresses, but I very rarely wear them — I almost feel like I’m playing dress-up (in a bad way) when I put one on. I’d say I wear jeans 360 days a year.

    I still don’t wear (or own) any non-jeans pants, though. They’re still too adult for me. ;)

  • amy purple
    September 3, 2008 at 9:15 am

    you always find the cutest dresses!

  • casafroggy
    September 3, 2008 at 9:18 am

    My birthday is TODAY! Since I’m on a tight budget in my new home my birthday gift to myself was many gallons of paint and a Pier1 area rug. This year it’s all about the house.

    I like the Marc Ecko bag, gorgeous. Have a very happy birthday :)

  • megan
    September 3, 2008 at 9:25 am

    ok, i will be owning that powdered milk dress very soon — yay, 40 percent off coupon! it’s so cute.

    your style posts are so great, nicole — love them.

  • meredith
    September 3, 2008 at 10:04 am

    ah! i was jsut browsing macy’s website & saw that bag and then looked at your blog… small world.

  • Miss Crafty
    September 3, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Yay for September babies! I’ll be hitting the big 3-0 in a few weeks – what better reason to treat myself? :)

  • Nicole (also!)
    September 3, 2008 at 11:25 am

    So cute! I personally couldn’t pull off a fascinator unless I was at a British wedding (and maybe not even then! :), but I think you’d be cute in it.

    And as far as the ring goes… I think Brandon now should have a *very* easy time getting you a birthday gift!

  • elizabeth
    September 3, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    I love that dress, and ON even? Wow, very affordable. :)
    But throw in those cute shoes?? Probably 3x the price of the dress. I so love the shoes, though. The whole outfit is just great.

  • Brenda
    September 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    I’m glad that you only do dresses/skirts. I rarely wear pants myself, and find that dresses are so much more comfy, yet pulled together at the same time. I love your whole outfit, especially the shoes!(though I know how expensive Anthro shoes are)

  • Pencils
    September 3, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Wow, I love the dress. I just wish I knew what size I was going to be later on. (I’m 37 weeks pregnant.) And Old Navy can be difficult with sizing.

  • corrin
    September 3, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Hey, I got the black version of that dress on clearance for $3.49 last week!

  • Rose Campion
    September 5, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    It’s a good thing that ON dress has a built in slip. I have a very similar dress from them, but in magenta, almost exactly the same dress really, but I’ve had mine a while. Anyway, the dress is super sheer. Like I had to go out and buy the first slip I’ve owned for literally years to wear it. I love the way you’ve styled this version, especially those red shoes.

  • Miss B.
    September 8, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    I LOVE the ‘forget me know ring!’ If you do get it, please let us know if it gets caught on everything (that’s what I fear). I love your style, you don’t need to post jeans, etc. It’s nice to see a girly girl, femme, but not too femme, girly without being too sticky sweet, vintage-ish without looking like you walked off a set of some dated sitcom… I rarely wear dresses, but always think about them and you always have your finger on the pulse of where to get the cutest ones.

  • Anne
    September 9, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Just an FYI: I got the silver Forget Me Knot ring last year and wore it just a few times before one of the tail ends popped off (while pulling my pants up!). I was heart broken since I tromped all the way to Future Perfect in Brooklyn to get it, dragging 2 others along the way and then we got stranded in a rainstorm with no umbrellas. I contacted the artist and never heard a word back so I’m still a little bitter! Can you say HOT BUTTON!? If you do get it, be SUPER careful. They are not built for regular everyday activities! Have a great birthday.

  • duckwise
    September 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I always love your style choices. And I’m with you, I never wear pants anymore–it’s sort of shocking.

  • Home accessories lover
    September 15, 2008 at 4:16 am

    I think that those shoes and dress would totally match you!:) And I love nowadays fashion – very stylish, great looking and so feminine.

  • Stephanie
    September 19, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I just love No. 26! It is so bright and unique. I love the purse too it is just beautiful. I can not wait for more stuff posted like this. Nice job!