If you're feeling the financial pinch, fear not: You don't have to come from a wealthy family to dress like Nora. Banana Republic has a twist-front dress in black and white which you can then jazz up with a sweater in your favorite color. As usual, we've saved the best bargain for last, and this one's from J.C. Penney. It's belted and sexy in a bold, monochromatic print.
Got the dress? Now you need the perfect sweater to go on top. A print dress cries out for a solid cardigan in a strong color. If your dress is multi-colored, choose a sweater that picks out one of those shades. If it's black-and-white, you can go for anything you like -- but bold will work better than pastel.
Get your greens with this women's ruffle neck cardigan from Old Navy in baby spinach. Or for a more luxurious version, pick up this cashmere cardie from http://www.anntaylor.com/catalog/product.jsp?productId=17159&Ne=10&pCate... " target="_blank">Ann Taylor in moss green.