Style: October ’08

I tried on the Ponte Pleated Dress from Target the other day and it is so flattering, I knew right away that I’d include it in the October style post. And of course I paired it with my headband from Love, Lulu Mae (I think they take custom requests if you’d like a similar style).

The olive green Frye shoes from Urban Outfitters look perfect for fall, and I’d pair them up with some cute green tights. The bag from J.Crew is beautiful, but I’m not sure what they mean when they say “it only looks expensive”… it’s $500. That’s definitely going to remain a wish list item.

Do give the dress a try though (it’s only $25), especially if you’re on the curvy side. Very becoming.

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    October 1, 2008 at 8:10 am

    what a coincidence… i totally bought this dress and those tights at target last week. this give me great options as to how to accessorize… plus now i feel super stylish. thanks for making my day!

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    October 1, 2008 at 8:54 am

    I love all of these things!

    I saw the bag in J.Crew and had the same thought about the price!!

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    daisy janie
    October 1, 2008 at 9:29 am

    October is kind of chilly where I am. What would you pick to where over it, if needed?

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    October 1, 2008 at 9:51 am

    i own that dress and i LOVE it. i wish i could wear it every day!

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    October 1, 2008 at 10:10 am

    I don’t know if I would’ve put the olive and peacock greens with the gray dress, but I love it after seeing it here. Those shoes are fantastic and totally scream “fall is here”!

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    October 1, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I love those shoes!

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    quarterlife girl
    October 1, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    I can definitely see how that dress could look good on curvy gals, however as it is on that model, it looks kind of….”blah”. (Sorry) Fortunately for me, I’m kinda curvy, and $25? Totally up my alley!!! I’m heading to target as soon as I have some spare time! Thanks.

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    Miss B.
    October 1, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Oooh the dress1 Sweet find! I should of had you ‘dress’ me for this evening. What was I thinking??? I wasn’t:(

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    October 1, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Nicole, Thank you as always for finding chic on the cheap! Love that little Target dress. That is on my list, must go to Target today!

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    October 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    I bought that dress in black about 2 weeks ago. I love it and it’s so comfy! Good call.

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    laura @shore chic
    October 1, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I’m going to give the dress a try. I just ordered three dresses from Target and went 0 for 2 :-( Too big, too small, too blah. I can never find the cute dresses in the store (I’m always a day late and a dollar short :-) to try on so I’m left with online shopping guess work.

    And a $500 bag? Um, that’s expensive, J. Crew folks.

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    Online Shopping Chick
    October 1, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Love those shoes! And the dress looks great as well. Flattering yet forgiving. :)

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    October 1, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    cuteness… i will definitely have to check my local target for that dress.

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    October 1, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    that dress looks like it would be lovely! i would have to find it in a bright color though…perhaps yellow? lovely outfit!

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    October 1, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    So cute… I will be visiting Target to look for that dress, I love that it’s so affordable. And those shoes are to die for!

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    October 1, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    SO happy I found it, but not only that it fits great! Especially for the pear haped bods like me. I bought it in black, almost bought the gray too, may just have to go back & get that one too. Thanks again!

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    Elizabeth K
    October 2, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I have that dress in black and I’m wearing in my sister’s wedding (as the maid of honor).

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    October 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    hey. i loooove target’s dresses..and this is one is no exception. really cute style.

    btw. what is this “october 08” font?

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    Eco Friendly Shopping
    October 2, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    What a fun dress, I can see myself wearing that! Very cute shape…..

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    Making it Lovely
    October 3, 2008 at 9:00 am

    OK, so I ended up buying the dress in gray and black – so flattering. And quarterlife girl, you’re right that it doesn’t look so great on the model. I think it’s because she’s not really filling it out.

    Daisy Janie, this would be really cute over the dress: tie-front cardigan.

    Luuvepotion, the font is Glengary.

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    Making it Lovely
    October 3, 2008 at 10:13 am

    Ooh, these shoes would be excellent as well.

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    October 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    i bought that dress from target and love it!

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    October 3, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Could you do more of these for us that don’t know how to make it lovely? I really love your style, but I am hopeless at putting together outfits. This really helps! Thanks for what you do.

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    October 4, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Oh I’m so getting that dress! Instead of the olive accents, I’m going to do plums/purples to go with my new plum-flower headband from Anthro. I have shoes similar to the frye’s in black that will be perfect!

    I love these “style” posts. Great inspiration!

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    Princess of Power
    October 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Ooh! I have this dress from Target! Just bought it a week ago!

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