Style: October 2011

That orange dress is so cute and affordable ($30), I think it would be a great staple.* I’d go monochromatic with cinnamon tights and red/orange heels, then add a neutral cardigan to break things up a bit. The elephant bracelet is bananas and could be the sole jewelry, but the outfit still needs something up top so I’d add a simple pendant necklace. And that purse! So charming, and I love adding a completely unexpected additional color.

* The dress isn’t very nursing-friendly, unfortunately for me. I think I’m going to pick one up anyway even though I won’t be able to wear it for at least a few more months.

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  • DWJ
    October 17, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I actually bought that orange dress in the sleeveless version a few weeks ago and did a post on it. I loved it with a bright magenta cardigan and leopard print belt. Since I saw your post I immediately went online to see what other colors they have and I ordered this version in yellow. Can’t wait to pair it with cobalt blue!

    • Making it Lovely
      October 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

      I had to go and look. You’re adorable! And I love the way you paired the dress. Yellow and cobalt sounds awesome too.

      (Seriously, go check her out here!)

      • DWJ
        October 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm

        Awww…thank you so much :) I had to come back and see what you said since someone left me a comment on my blog. I do enjoy Making It Lovely and I appreciate the compliment.

  • Melanie
    October 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    That dress is seriously cute. I just ordered in two colors and two sizes…hopefully one will work! Looks like it would be a good early pregnancy/post maternity dress. With the exception of the not nursing friendly, of course.

    • Making it Lovely
      October 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

      It will be a great early maternity dress! I had a similar style from Target a few years ago in gray that I wore as a maternity dress until I was too far along to fit into it.

  • Kimberly
    October 17, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I tried to find that dress at Target this weekend (I wanted it in the yellow) and they didn’t have it at all. I wonder if it’s sold out in stores and only available online now.

  • michelle
    October 17, 2011 at 11:21 am

    you are going to stop nursing in a few months?

    • Making it Lovely
      October 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

      Well, a few months at least. I nursed Eleanor until she was 14 months old (and may have gone a little longer, but I was pregnant and exhausted so we stopped). August is only 8 months now.

  • Rebecca
    October 17, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Will check out the Lands End tights – do you have any other brands you recommend for tights? I love thick tights for fall/winter (almost like leggings.) Having a hard time finding any that are cozy and thick but also durable for day-to-day wear with dresses. Advice?

  • knittingant
    October 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Hello Nicole!
    I’m a longtime reader of your fab blog, though I’ve never commented here before.
    You’ve such great taste and I’m always looking forward to all your fashion and decorating ideas. This outfit’s no exception,the colours are so well matched. Luv it!

  • Anna
    October 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    This is so cute and the colors are great. I just wish that it were nursing friendly … my guy is 7mo and so I’ll be nursing for a while – I don’t really see myself taking the whole dress off to nurse/pump. It would be perfect for work otherwise though! I love nursing, but I’m looking forward to being able to shop without having to take that into consideration!

  • Alisa
    October 17, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I love the affordability of this outfit. I love a good splurge, but with the holidays approaching, it seems like most of our disposable income goes towards gifts and entertaining so it’s nice to have a little style on the cheap ;)!

  • Amy
    October 17, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I love the orange! I’m sorta loving that it’s not nursing friendly, lol! My daughter is 15 1/2 months and still going strong. Maybe this will finally get her to wean so I can have my body back! But probably not. We’ll most likely go to 2 years. *sigh*

  • Molly the waffler
    October 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I was recently on the Old Navy website looking for cardigans! I was thinking about the open-weave cardigan in Dumpling (odd name for a color)
    but I may like the Dolman sleeve one better. Boden has some fun ones as well.

  • Claire
    October 17, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    lol, I just bought this in yellow and *then* remembered that I will be nursing when I go back to work and want to wear this. Oh well, at least my work has a lactation room with separate stalls so I can pull it off (literally)…and just hope that there’s not a fire drill.

  • MakeLifePretty
    October 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I would not have thought to pair orange with the blues in the cardigan and the purse…but it works! It’s so cheerful!

  • Constance
    October 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I am in love with that purse! I love the color and design. What a find, thanks!

  • Michelle
    October 17, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Oh that is so cute! I hope this isn’t weird but would anyone be willing to mail it to Australia – Target don’t do international deliveries. :(

    I’ll pay for everything of course and I could transfer it via paypal to be safe.

  • Sam
    October 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Thank you for finding the dress! I’ve been looking for a yellow dress after seeing a very expensive Tibi wrap dress. This more than suffices!

  • Marissa
    October 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I was debating about getting this dress in orange or purple, and then I saw your post this morning, and orange it was!
    I can’t wait to do my own take on this!

  • Melissa
    October 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Love the dress!! Oooo, I need an orange dress. I’m really trying hard not to spend any $$ on clothes right now. Dang.

  • Rebecca
    October 18, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I actually bought similar shoes in purple! :)

  • Julie
    October 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Wow! I’m going to need to book it on over to Target, they’ve got some really cute dresses! I’ll head over there tonight, my bank account does not thank you.

  • raya
    October 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    You are not the only one. My mom always made us the BEST costumes and even though her profession is seamstress I always feel like I need to make the costumes too. Baker wants to be a gray raptor, which does not exist for purchase either. Two weeks…how did it get here so fast?

  • Emma
    October 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Ah that purse is to die for ………… must leave computer on this page in the hope that hubbt sees and gets xmas presie hint!!

  • Mel
    October 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I vowed not to shop at after the Missoni debacle, but that dress is calling my name!

    • MK
      October 19, 2011 at 11:09 am

      Their website currently displays:
      “something went wrong when we tried to [load this page/process your request].”
      when you try to see the dress. So Target’s run of crappy web sales may continue for a while yet.

      • Making it Lovely
        October 19, 2011 at 2:07 pm

        They’re out of stock. Looks like everyone bought them all already! ;)

  • Tatyana
    October 18, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you Nicole! I always look forward to these.

  • Norah
    October 19, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I need this dress! Why won’t the link work?!

    • Making it Lovely
      October 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm

      I went to check… the link doesn’t work because they’re sold out now.

      • Norah
        October 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

        But I neeeeeeed it. Darn it.

  • Lindsay@ ADesignStory
    October 19, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    SUPER CUTE… I love that bag and sweater… Very cute “ensemble”…

  • norah
    October 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Rejoice, people. The dress is back up on the Target site.

  • Cara
    October 29, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Bought it and love it for my not-quiet-back-to-normal post-pregnancy bod. And even though I am nursing my 7 mo old I got it because a) I won’t nurse forever and b) I have started wearing dresses with leggings and just hiking up the dress to nurse. The only thing is that’s def a strategy for being at home, not public. And while it may be a wee bit of a pain, wearing a dress from time to time helps me feel a little more like “me.”

  • Carla Sumka
    October 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    This dress is really cute. I bought it in purple a few weeks back. It’s not quite the color they show on the site- it’s a dark eggplant color and it looks like I should be going to a convent, but in a good way if I accessorize it with the right things. Love Target finds like this!

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