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Nicole’s Notes: My Affordable Looks for the Week, Featuring a Glamorous Evening Dress!

Hi Project Inspired girls! As a lot of you know, I like to show you girls modest and cute outfits so you can gather inspiration from them, and recreate them yourself! I also believe that as Christian girls, we can dress cute without showing all our of skin! So here are my looks for the week. Let me know in the comments which one is your favorite, and which one you would like to try!

For my first look of the week, I went for something more casual (for me, because I usually wear dresses!). I wanted a clean but fashionable look, so I paired white shorts with a floral tank top from Forever 21 and a Forever 21 denim vest. I really believe denim vests can be worn many different ways during the spring and summer, and you easily can find really affordable ones!

outfit 13

My husband and I were running errands and we saw this cute old hotel that was built in the 1950s! I knew it was a great place for a photo-op! My dress is by Betsey Johnson, my pink flats are from H&M (only 8$!) and my rosebud necklace is from Francesca’s.

outfit 9

My next look of the week is probably my favorite, because I got to really dress up! My husband and I went to a special event and the attire was formal, and it’s so much fun to have an excuse for a glamorous look! My dress is by Suzi Chin from Nordstrom, and my jewelry is by Nadri (also sold at Nordstrom). What I look for in an evening dress: One that isn’t too tight so I feel self-conscious the whole night, and something feminine and classic looking! Do you like to dress up?

outfit 12

I went to New York for a few days, and we stayed at a beautiful hotel in the middle of the city that was built in the 1920s! This room was especially beautiful with the fresco style paintings, the chandeliers and the romantic Italian staircase! My dress is by Adrianna Papell, my bow belt is from Forever 21 and my turquoise necklace is from Francesca’s.

outfit 10

On the weekend in New York, we visited the Metropolitan Museum and it was so incredible! The artifacts, paintings, and sculptures were incredibly beautiful, rare and spectacular! I HIGHLY recommend going if you visit Manhattan. You will learn so much, and walk away with a greater appreciation of history!

Also, guess what? A Project Inspired girl named Audrey recognized me in the gift shop as we were leaving, and told me how much she loved Project Inspired and how it was helping her grow closer to Jesus! God definitely intervened so that we would meet! Here is the picture of us. My dress is by Jessica Simpson and my necklace is from Francesca’s! (I love that store!)

Nicole Weider and Project Inspired girl Audrey!

We saw many different Egyptian artifacts, including golden sandals, large sphinxes and even a wig that was discovered in a tomb! The day inspired me to go for an Egyptian look, and so I wore this white flowing dress with gold accents, and gold jewelry. My dress is by Calvin Klein, I’m wearing the same flower necklace from Francesca’s, and my bracelet is from Forever 21.

outfit 14

Out of these five looks, which one is your favorite? Also, if you have any questions leave me a comment and I will try to answer as many as I can!

Remember: Your beauty always comes from the INSIDE. Even if you have all the beautiful clothes in the world, it doesn’t mean anything unless you have Jesus in your heart!

You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God (1 Peter 3:4).

[Images: Courtesy Nicole Weider]

Image: Nicole Weider


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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by cowgirllife on July 30, 2017 at 07:10

    you look very good in those cream colors

  2. jbac2641

    Posted by jbac2641 on April 30, 2015 at 15:34

    I love your clothes. You have good style.

  3. GodGirl4eveh

    Posted by GodGirl4eveh on May 28, 2013 at 07:44

    I definitely like look #3 the best,though look #1 comes in second. So cute!

  4. jbac2641

    Posted by jbac2641 on May 21, 2013 at 09:00

    What are some of your favorite stores to buy clothes and accessories?

  5. EllieKaye

    Posted by EllieKaye on May 18, 2013 at 16:05

    I love all of them so much! They are seriously so darling! I think it’s wonderful to see all of these adorable modest outfits to show girls that there are cute ways to be modest. And I LOVE Betsy Johnson!

  6. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on May 18, 2013 at 08:21

    OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE THE WHITE DRESS!! (as in the third one). It’s so, so gorgeous!

  7. Greatest is Love

    Posted by Greatest is Love on May 17, 2013 at 19:13

    The white casual dress in the last photo is sooo cute!!!!

  8. Shanell Elise is back

    Posted by Shanell Elise is back on May 17, 2013 at 19:08

    I Like the third one.

  9. misstake

    Posted by misstake on May 15, 2013 at 13:21

    2nd, 3rd, and 4th are my favs! Super cute! 🙂

  10. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on May 15, 2013 at 09:55

    I absolutly LOVE the formal dress! The style is elegant and the length is to die for! It is so hard to find dresses that length. 🙂 You look gorgeous in whatever you wear but that is my favorite of this week. The heels are fab too. 🙂

  11. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on May 14, 2013 at 21:38

    Third one is definitely my fav 🙂 its very flowy and light

  12. Project Inspired

    Posted by on May 14, 2013 at 15:38

    by the way we both have the same body type! And when I see you looking so confident in your own skin it makes me feel better. 🙂

  13. Jesus_chick_529

    Posted by Jesus_chick_529 on May 14, 2013 at 14:14

    i’m in love with all of it!!!! if we ever meet up and have a few hours, help me shop? thanks 🙂

  14. Gracers22

    Posted by Gracers22 on May 14, 2013 at 12:44

    I absolutely LOVE your outfit in the first picture!! It looks amazing on you…but then again you look amazing in everything 🙂

    And I like dressing up but I have a really hard time finding modest dresses around me.

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by JOY on May 14, 2013 at 11:55

    I love the white Suzi chin dress looks sooo good on you 🙂 It’s like it was made for you 😀 I just love that outfit

    • Posted by Nicole on May 14, 2013 at 12:58

      Thank you Joy, I love that it also was lightweight and the fabric was chiffon! 🙂

  16. elizahope

    Posted by elizahope on May 14, 2013 at 09:19

    You look absolutely lovely in the Suzi Chin dress!! I love it!

    • Posted by Nicole on May 14, 2013 at 12:59

      Thank you! This style of dress is really in for spring, so many different stores carry dresses like this!

  17. AllisonGrace

    Posted by AllisonGrace on May 13, 2013 at 20:05

    Dazzling as always! We share a love for glamorous dresses and 50’s inspired attire <3 I can't pick a favorite!!

  18. hockeychick20

    Posted by hockeychick20 on May 13, 2013 at 19:26

    I love the first white dress with the amazing sparkly shoes!!! 😀 I absolutely love anything that sparkles 🙂 The dress is my favorite! My brother is getting married next year and that dress looks perfect to wear! 🙂

  19. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on May 13, 2013 at 19:03

    The formal white dress was really pretty, but the hot pink dress with the bow belt was really cute! Both were lovely in their own ways.

    • Posted by Nicole on May 14, 2013 at 12:57

      Thank you so much! I really love wearing dresses in this style. I think they are flattering on all body types!

  20. Project Inspired

    Posted by on May 13, 2013 at 18:41

    ahhh I wash I had money to wear these things! 🙁

  21. sha566

    Posted by sha566 on May 13, 2013 at 17:56

    I love all of them and I really like the purses you should include where the purses are from. 🙂

  22. ivettcajas

    Posted by ivettcajas on May 13, 2013 at 17:27

    I love all the looks but if i had to pick it would be the look where you had a white dress by Suzi Chin from Nordstrom i love it

  23. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on May 13, 2013 at 16:43

    I love your white dress! It’s so pretty. (I love dressing up too!) And, I love your glimmery shoes in the last photo!

  24. Peacegurl1960

    Posted by Peacegurl1960 on May 13, 2013 at 16:31

    Okay I love the clothes from forever21 in the first photo. Especially the shirt exactly my style. Beautiful! I am guessing the forever 21 in California is better than the one in NY I don’t really find anything modest in the NY store by me. You look great in that photo.

    • blonde4god

      Posted by blonde4god on May 13, 2013 at 19:25

      It is a hit or miss.

    • Posted by Nicole on May 13, 2013 at 18:27

      The one that is by me is 2 stories- but then again if you’re in New York I would assume the one there is even bigger! You definitely have to search through the store to find cute pieces, because a lot of it is kind of skimpy or see-through. 🙂