Style: April ’11

Oh, you guys. You didn’t think that that other outfit was my April Style post, did you? That was my little April Fool’s Day joke. Ha ha, jokes on me. I looked like that all throughout high school.

I am loving that striped dress. Part of me thinks I can wear it because it looks nursing friendly, and then I remember that I still look five months pregnant and maybe horizontal stripes aren’t my friend. (Jokes on me again?) I’m thinking about getting it anyway.

I like the sweet simplicity of a silver locket paired with something unexpected like this rubber dipped copper arrow ring. Springtime calls for a straw hat, and a cute floral (or in this case branched) bag. And I think I may have mentioned the shoes before, but I still want a pair of old-lady Worishofer sandals too.

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  • Melanie
    April 5, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Love that bag!

  • Mrs. Foot
    April 5, 2011 at 9:53 am

    LOVE that dress and necklace. Added to wishlist!

  • Catherine
    April 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I need that dress!

  • Rosemary
    April 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I think my favorite part about the April Fool’s Day post is that you used Comic Sans.

  • Victoria
    April 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I’m in love with this one! I wish I could just go through your closet and see all the different stuff you have! I’m in Berwyn, so every-time I go to Oak Park I secretly hope I run into you just so I can compliment you in person for your taste.

    • Making it Lovely
      April 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm

      Please say hi if you do ever see me out and about!

  • Danielle
    April 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

    You make such great style choices. I was eyeing that Ann Taylor dress just this morning.

  • kristina
    April 5, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I love it when you do style posts, but I have to admit that I’m not so brave in the style department. But that dress…that dress, that dress, that dress…I would snap that up in a heartbeat, and wear it Often!

  • Kayla
    April 5, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Love your style posts. The April Fool’s post cracked me up.

  • jodi
    April 5, 2011 at 10:48 am

    i love everything about this look.

  • Lilly
    April 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I am in love with that ring!! I know what you mean about the horizontal stripes, I’m a huge fan but am sure it’s not the most flattering selection for me to make! Have been ignoring this rule lately and have bought a few striped pieces, go for it!

  • Kate
    April 5, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I like the shape of this hat, it is masculine in style but is also distinctively feminine. I’m going to recreate this look this weekend with things I already have! You have such fun style, thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Eileen
    April 5, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love these posts. They put a smile on my face. Thank you Nicole!

  • Ali
    April 5, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    You totally got me on the April’s fools joke! :) I even had to show my husband! He thought it was super funny too! :)

    Love the April outfit! So fun!

    ~ Ali

  • Making it Lovely
    April 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I found a similar dress at Target today. I don’t like it quite as much as the one above, but it’s still cute and it’s only $18! It comes in navy or khaki.

  • Emily
    April 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    arrow ring = awesome!

  • Sarah
    April 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    LOVE the arrow ring!

  • Robin
    April 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I got the Worishofer sandals for a wedding a couple months ago. They’re cute and comfy, but they need to be broken in before being on your feet all day, I got blisters…

    Love this style post!! Especially that ring, ooh lala!!

  • Liz
    April 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I just got that dress yesterday and it is VERY flattering. There’s side ruching which seems to mitigate the horizontal stripes somewhat. I am by no means tiny or toned and the dress was still really cute, if I do say so myself. Go for it!

  • anne
    April 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Great post, I love the dress and the hat is adorable! I can’t wait for spring and summer fashions. :)

  • Katie
    April 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Love that dress!

  • Amy
    April 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Target has a dress that looks almost EXACTLY like this one right now! I got it on sale on Saturday for $17.99!! Adorable, comfortable and cool…a summer must!

    • Making it Lovely
      April 6, 2011 at 8:49 am

      Yes, I linked to it in both colors in an earlier comment!

  • skippee
    April 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    you make me want to go out and buy every single one of these items! i love your style! =)

  • Alison
    April 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Lovely picks this month! I love that dress, too, but I was thinking the same thing about the stripes. I need clothes that work FOR me and flatter me, and I feel like I would be fighting against this. For another body type, this is amazing!

    I have also been considering Worishofer sandals, but I’ve heard they don’t hold up in the rain. Is this a problem? I’m always worried that I’ll get caught in a summer storm.

  • Christina
    April 6, 2011 at 7:14 am

    I love all of the choices in the photo above!


  • jillian
    April 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

    ooo love love the fedora! i really want to get one for summer :) xoxo jcd

  • Katie*Belle
    April 6, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I love this dress and the way you mixed it with the floral tote and romantic locket. Beautiful!

  • Kristin
    April 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I was sort of like what? Wait is this April style for one of the “through” the life of someone? & was super confused since your style doesn’t reflect it today ;)
    So fooled :)

  • dawn
    April 7, 2011 at 11:54 am

    love the prettiness but also the easy, comfortable style of everything together! i’ve been eyeing up that ring on esty for awhile now too :)

  • Jessica
    April 13, 2011 at 10:37 am

    This post made me go straight to Ann Taylor and purchase the dress. They were having Friends & Family 30% off and free shipping. I’m wearing it today and have already received so many compliments! It is incredibly flattering, and most importantly, very comfortable. Thanks for finding it!

  • hsp
    May 24, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Ooooh, I just had a custom version of the DrikaB tote made – it should be arriving this week and I’m so excited. :)