Showing posts with label belt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label belt. Show all posts

Saturday, November 7, 2015

hello, it's me

Oof, October was truly not my month for blogging. Chalk it up to still sharing a car (that’s now resolved – hallelujah!), something different after work most nights of the week for most of the weeks, being out of town for at least part of the weekend almost every weekend, a very slow laptop and a very ill desktop computer, and, most likely the real culprit, a lack of motivation.

I’m trying here, but I’m feeling quite uninspired lately: by my wardrobe, and to write. I’m not sure why – I’m purposely cutting back in some areas of my life, and perhaps that has translated its way to the screen/keyboard? Whatever the reason, even though my outfits have not been that great for the past month (months, let’s be real), I do have a few to share here. Perhaps I just need to ease off, throw away any “schedule” and let this be a place to come hang out when I’m inspired, instead of forcing it. That sounds quite deep, yes? We’ll see how that pans out for this schedule junkie...

And now, a monochromatic look to share with you, made interesting with the use of different textures, and a belt. Obviously, this picture is not TOO recent (late September, methinks) - it’s too cold for open toesies now. In an effort to not look like a black blob of clothing, I wrapped my sweater around me and belted it, almost creating a karate-style-type jacket, but not quite (the wrapping of the sweater was essential, because I tried it hanging open and belted, and be glad I’m sparing you those terrible scars on your eyeballs).

Bear with me, as it’s now dark at noon (exaggerating), and my pictures will be relegated to a quick weekend outfit shoot (not my favorite), if they happen at all. Still friends?

black sweater: Ann Taylor
black belt: thrifted
black pants: c/o Aéropostale
black sandals: Kohl's

Saturday, September 12, 2015

the power of Pinterest

Since it's still hot(ish) here in Colorado, I'm going to keep wearing and taking pictures of summer clothes. I'm not one to exclaim "FALL! I LOVE FALL!", so, if you're expecting me to break out my sweaters and boots, you're going to be disappointed. There's plenty of time for layers during winter, and here, that lasts from November to April...

Let's say it's still summer here in Colorado (it is. fall doesn't start for another two weeks, all you pumpkin lovers). And let's say you've already worn this dress several times and need a new way to wear it. You hop on Pinterest (doesn't everyone?), and see an outfit featuring an A-line navy blue dress with a flowy scarf looped around the neck. You do your best to recreate this outfit with the pieces you already own, and you add a belt to keep your scarf under control in the Colorado wind. You also add metallic sandals that match your belt. Voila! A new outfit using pieces you already own. Made possible by the power of Pinterest ;)

dress: thrifted
scarf: Lilly Pulitzer for Target
belt: thrifted
sandals: Target

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Thursday, August 13, 2015


I'm not a big fan of this look, for a few reasons, but in the interest of showing you what I actually wore, here it is. Allow me to explain, my friends.

- It looked a lot better in my head. It's a fool-proof formula: embroidered tank, high-waisted A-line skirt, neon flats, mixed metal accessories. But how it all came together? A flop. Womp womp.

- The proportions of these items of clothing feel "off." Too big in some places and too small in other places. The skirt seems a bit too long and lifeless. The tank is snug in the chest, yet with lots of fabric at my waist.

- The jewelry and accessories I chose bring me back to high school - this feels (and looks) similar to something I would have worn in my youth, with ripped jeans and sports team sweatshirts.

In other news, this skirt has made its way to my "donation" pile, and I'm feeling ok about it. Something my high school self would probably not be able to do. Look at me, all grown up!

tank: from a friend
skirt: thrifted
neon flats: Kohl's
belt: thrifted

Friday, August 7, 2015

switching it up

This chambray dress is such a wardrobe staple that it gets worn pretty often. And I keep trying to think up different ways to style it. The latest I've come up with: this tan and brown belt with brown wedges. I added a headband and some jewelry to add a little more dimension.

When you wear the same pieces over and over, do you wear them the exact same every time, or try and switch it up?

chambray dress: Kohl's
belt: Target
brown wedges: DSW

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Monday, May 18, 2015


This is the perfect outfit for a not-quite-cold, not-quite-warm, gray day in Colorado. My arms were covered, yet I never overheated because of my bare legs. However, I would avoid wearing a skater-skirt dress like this one if the wind is out to play. Unless, of course, you want to show off your knickers. And then, by all means...

dress: c/o Aéropostale
cardigan: Ann Taylor
black belt: thrifted
black flats: Target
green bag: gift

Saturday, April 18, 2015

30 for 30: day 15 + day 16

Can you tell I'm playing some catch up with these two-a-day outfit posts?

"Two-a-day outfit posts, just as hard as working out twice a day."

not really...

Please disregard my above attempt at being a boss, and enjoy these two 30 for 30 looks I'm sharing with you this (gray, rainy, and cold Colorado) Saturday morning.

day 15

shirt: thrifted (Target)
scarf: Target
blazer: c/o Aéropostale
dark skinny jeans: c/o Aéropostale
flats: Target

day 16

chambray dress: Kohl's
scarf: WalMart
belt: Target
tassel flats: Target

linking up over at Elegantly Dressed & Stylish

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

a new addition + sweater #15

So, we got another dog. Ever since my sweet Cali girl passed away in September, Turbo has been an only dog child. I can't tell if he loves it, hates it, or really has no idea... (he can't really hear, see, or smell, so who knows if he even knows his old companion hasn't been around for months, or if he relates the extra attention he's been receiving to her absence).

Back to current events, the new addition is another white male bulldog. He's 2 years old, and the sweetest pup there ever was. The two of them together melt my sometimes-grumpy little heart, and then explode it into a thousand little warm fuzzy hearts. I'm not going to share his current name, since it's probably going to change, but just know that he's so active, and he runs, and he jumps, and he plays, and he brings so many smiles to my face every day. And his head is so big, and his little wrinkley face is so expressive.

But my Turbo is still my handsome boy and grumpy old man and snuggle buddy, don't you worry.

cardigan: rue21
tank: c/o Aéropostale
belt: thrifted
scarf: from a friend
pants: Target
boots: c/o Aéropostale

Monday, October 6, 2014

number 3 of 7

from the Mr:
"I wasn’t sure if I could recall her ever wearing this belt, so I thought it might be fun to pick an outfit based on a belt rather, than the larger pieces. "

The focal point here is the belt. It came with a plaid patchwork mini skirt I got ages ago (still have it…), and it wraps around my hips twice – don’t think I’m super skinny, the belt is SUPER long. So, I put it on “backwards” and looped it enough so that the plaid patchwork showed, once I half-tucked my merlot v-neck in.

This was a tough day– our sweet Cali girl passed. Now every time I wear something pictured here, I think of her even more than I already do – it's very odd to come home to only one wrinkley pup, when you're used to two.

Do you remember what you wore on important/special occasions or specific days?
I definitely do.

shirt: Target
scarf: gift
belt: American Eagle
jeans: Aéropostale
flats: WalMart

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


This outfit is something I threw together in an early morning haze. I added the belt to add some shape to this comfy dress. It's pretty great for wearing to work - sleeves, hits at my knees, pockets, and doesn't require any special slips or bras.

dress: Old Navy (thrifted)
belt: thrifted
sandals: Target