Style: August ’09

I know August is still warm, but I suppose I’m looking ahead to fall already.

Style: August '09

I love a classic striped shirt paired with a bright skirt and a simple fabric bag. The suede Crosby Sandals are a good summer to fall shoe, and I just ordered a pair for myself so hopefully they’re as cute in person as they are online. And then there’s that Sedum Cuff. Oh, how I want it! It’s substantial and delicate and the same time. I already own a Honey Locust necklace by Prismera, so perhaps it’s time to add to the collection, eh?

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  • Zoey Bond
    August 6, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I adore this outfit — From the skirt to the bag, everything works well together beautifully!

  • laura
    August 6, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    aw nicole! thank you for loving the cuff and for featuring it. and i was eyeing those sandals too, let me know how it fits! i’ve got wide feet and was nervous about ordering them since it’s final sale. but the suede is soo pretty.

  • lauren
    August 6, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Ooooh love love that bag!

  • Tatyana
    August 6, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    This is so cute! I’ve been wearing a combo that reminds me of this, this summer – a pair a khaki shorts and a striped t-shirt, with brown leather sandals… But this is so much cuter…
    I love the sandals you’ve picked out… please let us know how they fit – I would love to get a pair in… well, every color… but I’ll settle for black, I don’t have black sandals. Talking about shoes – did you pick out a pair of “sport shoes” you couldn’t decide on before your yard sale?

  • siescierto
    August 6, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I love the cuff bracelet! The shoes are cute too!

  • Mary Evers
    August 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Have you heard the weather forecast for this weekend? It’s going to be in the 90’s!!!!
    Is that why you’re thinking of Fall?

  • Natalie
    August 6, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Ooooh Fall clothes are the best! Great finds :)

  • robin
    August 6, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    i’m looking forward to fall already myself!

  • Tess Carter
    August 6, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    ooh! We’re about to move into our new house in Pittsburgh and just relocated from Texas. I’m already psyched about fall weather (and just having a reall fall in general)!! This makes me even more anxious for fall! :P

  • Audrie
    August 6, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Love your picks and the whole vibe of the outfit. I do like to have neutrals with pops of colour too :)

  • Morgan
    August 6, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    You always put together the best pieces on your inspiration boards! It is rainy and cool here and it has me looking forward to fall as well. Love the bag and shoes….off to shop online! Thanks for the ideas :)

  • firefly
    August 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Love the top! Must make a trip to Anthropologie soon! I’ve just discovered your blog and have been sleeping way too late just to catch up. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  • yansy
    August 6, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I love all the pieces you’ve chosen. The cuff is my favorite, I must have it. Nicole, come by and check out the new City Escapes series. I would love for you to do the one on Chicago. I know you’re a busy mommy but it would turn out lovely if you did it.

  • Kim
    August 6, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Love this outfit! So perfect for the beginning of fall! =)

  • Ali
    August 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Just got the cord mini and wore it tonight – great skirt!

  • Loren
    August 7, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been devouring your archives. I love that you feature great Etsy artists in your ‘monthly style’ along with the bigger stores. Every purse by that seller is to die for. I might have to order her Origami purse.

  • Danielle
    August 7, 2009 at 9:11 am

    LOVE the punch of red. Those shoes are to die for!

  • Danielle
    August 7, 2009 at 10:43 am

    too cute! Have you ever ordered from Boden before? I love their catalogs, but have been disappointed with things I’ve ordered. That skirt is awfully tempting, tho…

  • kristin
    August 7, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    i LOVE all these things… but the shoes- only b/c i’m a sneaker gal! that skirt is soo cool. if only i weren’t pregnant and i could know what size i’ll be when the baby making phase is over in our lives….

  • Paige
    August 7, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Love this! I happen to be wearing almost this exact outfit today here in sunny and breezy Boston…chartreuse skirt though instead of red! Love your blog!

  • Natalie
    August 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    John and Sherry recommended you for my web design! Interested?

  • Georgia @ Yeah Hello
    August 7, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    LOVE the sandals. I must get me a pair!

  • Brandie
    August 7, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Love it! All of it, but especially the top and shoes!

  • Stephanie J
    August 8, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Hey Nicole!

    I’ve tried emailing you about a contribution to N.E.E.T. Magazine and I don’t think my emails have got through?!

    Can you drop me a line at:


    Stephanie J

  • Oonafey
    August 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I love the top!!

  • Carla
    August 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Cute outfit!! I just came across this website and thought of you…not sure if you heard of it.
    Have a great weekend!

  • girl, inspired
    August 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    L-O-V-E the cuff and the bag… great outfit!

  • alex
    August 9, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I have that bag in red and I love, love, love it.

  • Down Pillow
    August 9, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Cute picks – I really love the sandals & bracelet :)

  • lindsey clare
    August 10, 2009 at 1:36 am

    awesome outfit! i’d totally wear all of this. especially those sandals!

  • Kenziepoo
    August 10, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Love that Cuff!!! :)

  • Courtney
    August 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    I look forward to these style picks each month…you do such a great job! I especially love this month’s.

  • Amanda B.
    August 11, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Adorable. Let us know about the shoes, because I’m in love with a pair of mary janes over there!

  • Down and Out Chic
    August 14, 2009 at 9:32 am

    oooh, i am too. i’m liking the nautical inspired ensemble, very cute!

  • Jems by Judye
    August 29, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    GREAT STYLE! The shoes are fantastic.