As all the wonderfully dedicated readers of this column should know, I have been quite inspired by Rory Gilmore's wardrobe this season. So for all those who don't watch Gilmore Girls, Rory (the main young character,) goes to her rich grandparents' house for semi-formal dinners every Friday night. So she gets to wear pretty dresses for those dinners! Once, there was a house party and Rory turned up in this simple but really pretty black dress that I absolutely adored:

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Isn't it so perfect for a stylish classical girl? And then in the last episode of this season, Rory wore another outfit that has since been imprinted in my brain:

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The flowery top underneath matches the white cardigan so perfectly. Even though at that moment, Rory was telling her mum Lorelai that she was going to quit Yale, I can't help but admire how she can still be wearing such a pretty outfit in that outfit for such a not-pretty situation.
So I did some research and found out that all three items mentioned above were from the same brand: Nanette Lepore. Some of you may already be familiar with this brand since they sell it in quite a few department stores. But I must gush over how pretty their Spring/Summer o5 collection is. The whole theme is so girlish and feminine. It makes one look stylishly pretty without looking like one had tried hard. Take a look at my fav outfits from the collection:
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(Left) Such a beeautiful dress. I love the patterns and the cutting. And the colors? Absolutely marvelous. (Right) This dress is perfect for this season since such prints is ever so trendy.
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(Left) Even for such a simple dress, that single mesh layer at the bottom makes the colors more alive. Notice the African tribal influenced necklace. (Right) I love the way the dress blends a black & white print with a colorful print so well. And the way is swishes and swashes when it moves is just splendid.
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(Left) A relatively normal outfit (considering that it is not a fancy dress.) But still so stylishly put together. Striped blazer and skirt on top and bohemian shirt underneath. (Right) Another ethnic influenced dress. This dress can be worn casually or formally -all depends on how you match the accessories and your makeup.

Nanette Lepore does actually sell a lot of casual clothes like that second last outfit shown. To see more, go to the Nanette Lepore website or visit your local department stores, (such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.)

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