I’m guilty of belting basically everything (scroll down to other posts and you’ll see…), but why mess with a good thing?
Let the record show what a simple accessory like a belt can do.
I was in a hurry and needed a comfortable dress for the day. Brown cotton jersey that I couldn’t wrinkle even if I wanted to, check. Cardigan to counter the chilly morning, (even though it’s AUGUST and I live in SAN DIEGO. C’mon, weather.) Check.
But once the cardi was on, my outfit became sad and droopy:
Quick! You’re running late, Audrey. Fix it, pronto. Solution? Throw on a belt. Bam. Stand in amazement that one accessory made you no longer look like you’re wearing a sack. Run out the door.
Dress: NY & Co. | Cardigan: H&M | Belt: Forever 21 | Wedges: Target
…and then get asked why you were so “dressed up.” For some reason I often get comments about how “dressed up” I am when I’m just wearing a cotton jersey dress. Sigh. (That’s where the blog comes in–to connect with people who think wearing a cotton dress is cute, but not abnormal.) But at least it’s nice to know the belt worked in hiding the fact that I frantically just threw this outfit on.