Saved by the Belt

When: Monday, June 3rd since it was supposed to be a hot one out.

If you've ever looked at a piece of clothing and thought "Why in the heck would someone wear that?", you're not alone.  You might however want to go out on a limb and try that item on out of pure curiosity, which is something I do quite often because it can pay off.  The red dress above literally looked as if I was wearing a tent after I scrambled through the layers to get it on.  It definitely did not look as straight and effortless as this model made it out to be.   Lucky for us non-model types there is an amazing invention that gives shape and definition to our bodies - a belt.

Yes, a belt is the accessory that can save or change an outfit almost instantly.  Keep in mind when you are looking for one where you will be placing it.  Your natural waist is much higher and smaller than your slouchy jeans "waist," which can be several inches larger.  It is for this reason you may want to purchase a belt that is larger than your natural waist, so it will work in both places.  Don't be afraid of the size label on the tag, it really doesn't mean a whole lot.  Trust me.  See how I also wore this dress here.  Hope you have a great Monday!

Dress: Piplette by Alice Ritter via Urban Outfitters last year, $20/$140
Belt: Vintage, similar here and here
Handbag: Milly "Victoria" Chain Crossbody via Nordstrom Rack, $131/$450
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita "Darrow" via Nordstrom Rack, $40/$79 on sale through Hautelook.com 6/25-26
Bracelet: Kate Spade Idiom "Ohh La La," $25/$78 similar here & here
Necklace: Kate Spade "Mod Squad," $45/$150

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