Style: December 2011

This is a little different from my usual style, but not so far out there that I’d never wear it. I love the dress with black tights, and that bag has been on my wish list for a while now. The glasses are awesome, the necklace is bold but not crazy (sometimes I like ’em a little crazy), and the ring is just plain cool. I think it’s the ankle boots that are pushing me out of my comfort zone with this outfit. What about you — would you wear this? Or maybe with some substitutions?

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  • Elisabeth@YCCII
    December 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Was just thinking about this dress yesterday. Better not think too long now! ;-)

    • Making it Lovely
      December 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

      Yikes, looks like it’s sold out already!

  • melanie c
    December 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    great look!
    i have a question for the interwebs:
    how do you guys feel about black tights with peep toe booties/heels?

    • Making it Lovely
      December 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      I want to hear what other people say too! I’ve seen it on other people and it looks all right, but I feel weird about doing it myself.

    • alana degraaf
      December 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      i think its do-able!! for sure

      • laila
        December 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm

        I love tights and knee socks with peep toe or even sandals. My hardest thing is finding tights that fit but don’t slide down and bunch at the ankles. I used to love Spanx reversible, but I just dropped $34 on a pair that according to their size chart I fit perfectly in and they slid down all day! (‘cuz yanking at tights all day is sooo ladylike). what brands to people like?

  • Amanda
    December 8, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I love the bag, but not the price! Anything more affordable, but similar?

  • tracy
    December 8, 2011 at 11:12 am

    You totally nailed it! That bag! Those glasses! THE RING!

  • Erika
    December 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Love this style post – more “me” than some, but I always appreciate seeing how well you put things together.
    I would totally wear it.
    That’s an awesome bag, but I’m scared to even look at the price :)

  • Lori
    December 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I WOULD wear this, it’s classy enough for my age (49) – however, I would not wear the ankle boots…they aren’t “me” and I rarely like the way they look…

  • Amanda
    December 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I love those boots but would never wear them with that outfit. Boots like that with skirts make my legs look fat. With pants or jeans, I think they would be super cool.

  • Shannon
    December 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    I LOVE this outfit. I know you aren’t sure about the booties, but I think they are smokin’ hot! Perfect outfit for holiday parties.

  • Naomi A.
    December 8, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I think I would admire the boots on someone else, but would be scared to wear them myself. But I think the outfit is awesome!!

  • tracy
    December 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    I wanted to add that if you have bigger calves but a thin ankle area, those boots really help elongate the leg. I have to stay away from most boots because the width of the ankle area makes my whole leg look like a tree stump.

  • Hannah
    December 8, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I love everything about this outfit!!!

  • J
    December 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I’d stick to my tall black flat boots.

    I like the opaque hose w/peep toes (esp. bright hose).

  • Sara Cate
    December 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve been swooning over that Marc Jacobs bag all year!

  • Brooklyn
    December 8, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Girl! This outfit is amazing. I want everything on this list. I absolutely love your style. I’m going to keep this (and your style inspirations in general) in mind when I’m shopping.

  • Kate
    December 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Love this outfit! I would totally rock it at a holiday party. Yes, I like tights + peep toes :)

  • Danielle
    December 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Love it! I’ve been hunting unsuccessfully for flat riding-style boots that aren’t too loose in the calves (boo hoo – all the Frye boots that I tried were too big) and am thinking I should try booties instead. Of course they aren’t flats, but they’re sooo cute! Thanks for the ideas!

    • rose campion
      December 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Did you know that you can take boots to the shoe repair place and have them cut down to fiit in the calf? have the opposite problem as you- most boot calves are too small, but either way, a good shoe guy is a god send.

  • Heather
    December 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

    I rarely comment, but I LOVE this style post! I have been at home with my three-month old and sometimes feel like I don’t remember what kind of style I like, but this is very close. Thanks for sharing!

  • Danielle
    December 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I just ordered the Zara boots – fingers crossed that they look as amazing in person!