What I Wish I Were Wearing

Happy Monday everyone! Since I’m preggo and I’m getting to the point where things just don’t fit right anymore, and I’m now on a strict budget, I thought I’d start a bi-weekly installment called What I Wish I Were Wearing.

What I Wish I Were Wearing // Glossy Blonde

First, this is not to say in any way that I am complaining about my pregnancy! I am absolutely overjoyed and loving every moment of being pregnant. But the reality is that I just cannot wear certain types of clothing anymore (for example, anything cinched at the waist is a no go!), and that really is ok (maxi dresses for the win!), but it won’t stop me for playing around with styling outfits that I love!

Anyway, last night, the Hubbs and I were watching a DVR’d episode of the Next Food Network Star, and he mentioned that I would look good in the dress Giada was wearing (if you haven’t seen it, check it out – her dress was gorg!!). I loved it, too, and went on a search for it!

After stalking Giada’s Twitter account, I found out that the dress was by Nicholas and on my hunt, ended up coming across this one. Ahhhh I’m obsessed!!! I had to put together an outfit I’d love to be wearing featuring this gorgeous Nicholas dress!

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Just to be clear, this is not the dress Giada had on in the episode, but another one by the same designer that I fell in love with.

So yeah, this dress! I love the color, the style, the fit – everything! It’s just beautiful.

Another thing I’ve been crazy about lately are strappy heels, and this nude pair works so perfectly with the dress. With a busy dress like this, the key is not to over-accessorize, so I added just one gold cuff (another recent obsession of mine) and a nude clutch (this one is so pretty – I might give in and buy it).

For makeup, an orange lip would be a gorgeous accent! I love love love YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in No. 15 – Extreme Coral! But if you’re not so into the orange, a pretty, sheer red like Clinique Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato would work, too! Since it’s summertime, a sheer cheek gelee like Josie Maran’s will give a sheer wash of color without overpowering the bright lips.

The next What I Wish I Were Wearing will be live two weeks from today, and always on Tuesday!

  • Sherry F

    Ok, so I officially feel terrible that I’ve been so out of touch and am just finding out you are preggers!!! CONGRATS!!! That is so exciting!!!!! SO happy for you. xoxo

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Thank you so much, Sherry!

  • http://janinehuldie.com/ Janine Huldie

    I totally remember being guilty of feeling this both times with both my pregnancies. I promise you that you will fit back into these types of clothes (although your body may not quite be the same, but still). And you are right totally for a worthy cause, but then again for those like us that like fashion it is hard not to wish you could be wearing certain things even when you clearly can’t.

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Even when I’m not pregnant, I know there will be clothing I wish I could wear! It’s a never ending battle! Haha

  • Sharon

    Ooh that dress is gorgeous…the print and the slit are just fabulous!

    The Tiny Heart

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      I love it so much!

  • http://www.oakleighrosestyle.com Meaghan Shelton

    I can totally see you wearing this entire outfit! It is so you! :) I can’t wait to see your little bump make its apperance in your outfits, though!! ;)

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Aw thanks Meaghan!!

  • http://treasuretromp.com/ Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    I’ll take one of everything, please :)

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Me too! Me too!

  • Biana Perez

    I’ll happily wear that dress!! Such a great print!!

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      I love it!

  • Alison Lumbatis

    CONGRATS NIKI!! Ah, I remember daydreaming about everything BUT maternity clothes during my pregnancies. And also a glass of wine too. :) That dress is so great, love the color and print.

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Thank you so much! I love how my body is changing but I wouldn’t mind wearing a fit and flare dress once in awhile either. ;)

  • http://www.thesouthernstyle.blogspot.com Zelle Brown

    This look is gorgeous! I’ll take that dress, please and thank you!

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Thank you! I love that dress so much!

  • Kacie’s Kloset

    Gorgeous dress! I’m not prego but I still find myself putting outfits together in my head that I wish I were wearing :) There are some style that I see on others and love but when I try them on, they just don’t look right on me. So instead, I admire them from afar :)


    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      I am the same way! Pregnant or not there’s always something I would love to wear but can’t for some reason – either the style or the price tag! :)

  • Hallie Oceanside

    That dress is AMAZING, and I am going to love this series!

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Yay!! I’m glad you like it!

  • http://www.megoonthego.com/ Meg O.

    Oh, how I wish cinching in my waist and my body that I worked so hard for. Hahah. Gorgeous dress!!

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Hahaha soon! Soon! I love the dress so much!

  • Hima

    I love that dress- it’s so pretty and colorful for summer!
    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      I love it sooo much!

  • Cheryl

    That dress is to die for, love the asymmetrical hemline! :)


    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      I’m obsessed!

  • http://www.alwaysmaylee.com/ Always Maylee

    I wish I was wearing all of this too, especially that gorgeous dress!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Isn’t it amazing?!!

  • http://raising-reagan.com/ Lanaya | Raising Reagan

    HOW ON EARTH DID I MISS THAT YOU WERE PREGNANT?! OMG .. I so hate the fact that I work that much that I can’t even keep track half the time! I am ELATED beyond words for you and your hubby.
    That is SO exciting Nikki! You are going to be an amazing mother and your little munchkin will rival the Brangelina kids with style! I have no doubt. After you commented about missing wine, I knew something was up. I can’t even wait to see your beautiful baby!!
    Hugs beauty!


    • http://www.glossyblonde.com/ Niki Caron

      Aw you are too sweet! Thank you so much Lanaya!!! We’re so excited!