Style: December ’09

Can you believe we’re more than halfway through December already? Whew! The shop has been keeping me so busy (thank you), I hadn’t had time to put together my monthly style post until now.

Style: December '09

I’ve been feeling so frumpy lately. I’m not walking around in sweat pants and t-shirt freebies or anything, but I’ve still been feeling a bit blah. Therefore, we have bows! Ruffles! Flowers! Pretty Shoes!* Yummy color! Unabashed femininity!

*My apologies for picking a shoe that’s almost sold out, but it also comes in a lovely mushroom color and they’re on clearance for about $30 (score).

This is going to be my guiding principle for the holidays:
dress like a cupcake should feel

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  • Paula
    December 17, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I love your style updates – and this one is just awesome. I’ve been really impressed with Banana’s accessories lately. I found a great ring and amazing necklace there this season.

  • Audrie
    December 17, 2009 at 3:29 am

    I’m completely in love with that Anthro dress! So lovely!

  • Jessica
    December 17, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I love the dress. It’s so cute.

  • Pip
    December 17, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Absolutely love all of these, but especially love the shoes. But now gutted after seeing they don’t ship to the UK..bah humbug!

  • sonya audrey
    December 17, 2009 at 5:26 am

    This is just beautiful. I’m going to a daytime wedding in March and something like this would be just perfect. :)

  • Jessica @ {Black.White.Yellow.}
    December 17, 2009 at 7:47 am

    I LOVE this outfit!

  • Melissa M.
    December 17, 2009 at 8:26 am

    I wore tights just like those to work the other day. My boss called me Big Bird.

  • Brigite
    December 17, 2009 at 9:11 am

    You would make a wonderful personal shopper…you know…if you wanted to take on yet another career.

    Congrats on the Times spot, by the way!

  • stephanie
    December 17, 2009 at 9:36 am

    are there 3 of you?

    How do you have time to have a baby, job, and write such a cute blog?

    • Making it Lovely
      December 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm

      Stephanie, it is very, very hard. I wish there were three of me!

  • tia
    December 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

    i have been eyeing that anthropologie dress for weeks now! i always love your style posts :)

  • Kelly
    December 17, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I *love* your style posts!

  • lauren
    December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

    i love that outfit, and i agree very much with dressing like a cupcake should feel :). you’re darling!

    December 17, 2009 at 10:41 am

    thanks for including us in this gorgeous outfit.

    jen & jamie

  • Mrs Soup
    December 17, 2009 at 10:51 am


    LOVE the guiding principle too!

  • Meg
    December 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Love your style! And I love that you can totally pull it off. I just can’t get it right for me.

  • the pocket stylist
    December 17, 2009 at 11:00 am

    I love that dress and the necklace your blog is fab I think I will follow kiss kiss

  • Audrey
    December 17, 2009 at 11:18 am

    love this one! the girly touches/fun colors would definitely put anyone in a good mood. :)

  • Katherine aka. Urban Flea
    December 17, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Lovely dress! Congrats on the Times of London feature!

    xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

  • Cheryl Ann
    December 17, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Love the pieces and the layout! But not sure about the total look? Can you post a pic of all together? Not sure about the tights with those shoes….

  • Michelle
    December 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    The guiding principle is great! Reminds me of the book In House Weddings by Bohumil Hrabel, whose main character, dumped by her fiancee and without a work permit in post-war Prague, acts on advice to present herself like french pastry topped with whipped cream.

  • Sarah @ Dream In Domestic
    December 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Oh man, that dress is amazing! I love this one!

  • ashleynashville3
    December 17, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Ohhh, I am dying over December’s style. It is so very very me!

  • CreativeButterflyXOX
    December 17, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    I love that sign, ‘Dress like a cupcake should feel.’ I too have been a little frumpy lately, but after being inspired by the lovely pretty yellow skirt, I will most certainly get my act together.

  • In Honor Of Design
    December 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    such a great combination! love your style!

  • Nina
    December 17, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I do so love these style posts, they give me such great inspiration for things to add to spice up my wardrobe. And that cupcake poster is too damn cute, I may have to put that in my own stocking. ;)

  • Amanda B.
    December 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    So gorgeous!

  • Elizabeth
    December 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    So if you ever have some time on your hands (haha!), could you just revamp my closet? I trust your taste entirely. Entirely!

  • Molly
    December 18, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Saw that dress at Anthropolgie the other day – LOVE IT! Those shoes are perfect.

  • Amanda
    December 18, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I so LOVE your style blogs. If you have the time I would love a link to see them all in one place. Thanks :)

  • D
    December 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    I love this month’s style post. Everything on it is after my heart – the dress, the shoes, the clutch and the bracelet. You leave me wanting for more!

  • Dolce_Canela
    December 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Ok… so this comment was long overdue. I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and I’ve never told how jealous I am of you! You’re so creative! I love the style posts!

    I’m a fashion designer, menswear and you absolutely get brownie point from me. I love reading your blog overall, not just your style posts.

    Keep it up superwoman. :)

  • joanna goddard
    December 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    i love that anthropologie dress! xo

  • Jessica
    December 22, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    I always want to dress like a cupcake – and did you say those shoes are on sale?! uh-oh

  • Campanola
    January 14, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The hair piece is my favorite ever! I have hair that resembles the models (not that I could ever get it to look like THAT) but I could probably do a sloppy pony and get a similar look. The shoes have just stolen my heart…

  • Jules
    January 26, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I have this dress, I can vouch for it and say it is VERY cute, not just in the photo. :D Great accessory choices!

    P.S. Per Melissa M’s comment above about Big Bird – I wore mustard tights to work last week and was SHOCKED that my boss didn’t say the same thing. I was just waiting for it and it didn’t happen. Maybe he was too busy to notice. HA! (This being the boss who called my ankle boots “Fairy Booties.”)