Nicole Loverde, 26, describes her style as "graduate student poor." But, the ensemble this University of Maryland pharmacy student wore for dinner at Ouzo Bay was rich with great components - a cobalt tunic from Urban Outfitters over black leggings, topped off with a short gray Element pea coat from a shop in Ocean City. The Canton resident added black ballet flats she'd had for a while and a taupe fold-over Urban Expressions shoulder bag from South Moon Under. But her most important accessory is the engagement ring designed by fiance Bobby Lonchas, from Berman's Jewelers in Ellicott City. When it comes to a fashion passion, Loverde says she's obsessed with blue and white stripes. "Maybe I'll own a boat someday. But, maybe I won't."
Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun