March 8, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style

Payday Pretty | In the Nude

Confession:  I’m kind of obsessed with nudes right now.


What I really mean is I’m kind of obsessed with the color nude.  It’s just so fresh and perfect for spring!

From pumps and nail polish to pencil skirts and blouses, this color is popping up with spring’s pretty pastels and brighter hues as the perfect complementary color.

And I’m totally on board with the trend.

For this week’s Payday Pretty inspiration, I’ve curated some of my favorite $50 and under picks to keep you in the nude.

Fact:  Nude heels make legs look miles long.

They also work with virtually everything.  Don’t have a pair yet?  Let’s fix that.

[Jessica Simpson Nude Pumps]

Nude nails are always in style.  Invest in a classic polish like this and save money by not visiting your manicurist!

[Dior Vernis Nude Nail Polish]

This nude pencil skirt gets a makeover for spring in of the moment lace.

[Dorothy Perkins Lace Pencil Skirt]

A pretty peplum and fun polka dots create a French chic look with this blouse.

[Polka Dot Peplum]

Dior creates the most beautiful classic nudes.  This lipstick has just the right amount of sheen.

[Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Incognito]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s  your favorite way to wear nude?  Tell me in the comments!


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  • I can’t wait to get my favourite nude peep toes out again!

    Lady of Style

  • I couldn’t agree more! I love nude wedges and nude lipstick!

  • I love neutrals – especially for nails… and the beautiful lace skirt is just calling my name!

    Pearls & Paws

  • I am with you on loving the color nude. It’s so classy and polished, plus it goes with everything!

  • I love the nudes too! 😉 That lace skirt is fabulous!

  • Denise

    I am liking the nudes with the colour purple right now!

  • I absolutely love those shoes, and the skirt is beautiful {I’d just worry that I’d catch the lace on everything – how do you avoid wrecking that much lace}. Happy weekend! 😀


  • Love to wear nude nails, but those pumps are calling my name…

  • Hello nudes!! I’ve been on this boat for long as I can remember!
    The only nail polish I will wear is nude so that should tell you something!

    Have a fabulous weekend, Alison!

  • I like to wear nude around my house…

    I kid, I kid. I need nude pumps but I never know if I should get nude-nude or a camely-nude. I still need some. They’re a great change to basic black.

  • I don’t wear my nude heels as often as I should, I always forget about them! I absolutely adore that lace skirt!<

  • Alison, I would love for you to share your thoughts on nude hosiery. With pasty white legs, I feel under dressed if I’m not wearing tights. Unless, it’s summer and I’m wearing a sundress style of dress that’s more casual. Is nude hosiery too matronly? Are there brands that are better than others?

    Sue xo

  • Meg

    nudes are closet staple pieces for sure! heels definitely

  • Love the top!

  • I agree! I keep gravitating toward it, so it’s good to hear it’s still in! I think my nude pumps are almost worn out!

  • gimme that dior! haha And there’s still time to enter my I ♥ Makeup giveaway!

  • CC

    I love a good nude shoe! They are awesome for shrimpy people like me. 🙂 I like khaki and blush but a true nude doesn’t work for my skin tone in clothing. 🙂 Also – I feel vaguely undressed whenever I try on a nude top or skirt. Is that weird? Hope you have a great weekend!

  • I love nude, but unfortunately I am one of those fair skinned people that look like they just rose from the grave if I wear nude.
    I guess I will have to be satisfied with nude polish and just admire it on others
    Hope you are having a great weekend

  • The nude color is so classy and elegant. The lipstick looks beautiful. I just got a lipstick nude color from MAC called ‘Angel’ and I also love that one.

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post ‘Casual Meets Chic’ I would love to read your feedback.


  • Items on this collage are so chic and delicate, love the shade of the lipstick-I got the same one from YSL and love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful look with the link up party last week, would love to see you back today !!!!
    Many kisses

  • Great nude picks – especially the heels and that beautiful lace skirt!! I’m curious about that lipstick as well – might just have to try it!

  • YES! Totally obsessed with nudes (and whites)… just got another pair of nude wedges at Target, and the nude lipsticks are gorgeous too. Love your picks.


  • obsessed with nudes 🙂 haha you’re funny. Im loving it too right now actually. That skirt is gorgeous!!

  • I’m loving nudes right now too! It always looks so feminine and soft. My fave is the lace pencil skirt!

  • Thanks for stopping by Alison! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this entire look! I even have a (thrifted) nude lace skirt that is patiently waiting for me to lose 10 pounds 🙂 yep I broke my rule about not buying something that doesn’t work for me right now TODAY … it was that pretty! pippa