Jun 27, 2011

Mix It Up Monday: Let's Try Belts

Okay, so while I was taking a forced break from blogging, I *did* actually live my life.

Crazy, I know.

And believe it or not, I wasn't taking pictures of everything I was wearing. 

BUT, I have been trying more new things, which was kind of nice to do without feeling like I should put it on the blog for people to view and comment on. 

But here we are, back together again, and I will return to allowing the the world to judge what I am wearing.  I'm a glutton for punishment that way.

One of the new things I have been trying is belts.

Now for some of you, you have been wearing belts for a long time and think it's no big deal.  And yes, I did wear belts before, but they were the kind that were just to hold my pants up.  With a big shirt over it.  Not for anyone to see.

Because I was kind of trying to hide my shape.  Not emphasize it.

But I started seeing all these other ladies putting it out there, and I wondered if I could rock a belt the way they did. 

So I tried it.

Call me fearless.

And here are two outfits I did work a belt into the past few weeks that I actually got a picture of.

At an end of the year event at my daughter's school. 
Shrug:  Walmart, Tank:  Target, Skirt: Kato, Shoes and Jewelry:  Avenue, Belt: DressBarn, Purse:  NY&CO.

Going out for date night...

Shoes and Cardigan:  Target, Tee:  Old Navy, Belt:  ??, Skirt:  Fashion Bug, (I think....it's old).  Necklace:  My WONDERFUL friend Stephanie made it for me!

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself, (and I do!).

I kind of like that it gives me a waist.  Something that has been missing in my life for a little while.  Or forever.

Anyway, here ya go.  Judge away.  But remember, I can delete any comments I don't like :)

I will be linking up at Real Momma Real Style on Momma Go Round , (and VOTE for me there by LIKING my thumbnail!),and What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy, so
be sure to check it out!

***This post was featured on Momma Go Round this week!!!  Check it out! 



  1. You are brave, dear belter! And the belt was working for you.

    I, on the other hand, will not go near a belt. So you have my admiration :). Great outfits!

    Followed you here from Real Momma, Real Style.


  2. Stopped by from Real Momma, Real Style. I hear ya on the belt thing. You look adorable! So proud of you! :)

  3. I really like the belts on you! I love your necklace! Stopping by from RMRS

  4. You are much braver than I am!. I have 1 belt, and think it looks ridiculous!!!!. The belts look really good.

    I came over from RMRS. I'm following you now, and can't wait to see what comes next!


  5. Oh my gosh I LOVE the belt on you!!! So slimming and totally shows off your shape! I did the same thing for years. I thought a belt would just highlight my thicker than thick middle.....now I have to stop myself from wearing one everyday. WAY TO GO!!! I'm featuring you in this week's RMRS feature post!

    It's Nina, this thing won't let me sign in. GRRR

  6. I like your looks with the belt. Good for you.

  7. definitely keep workin those belts girl! it looks good on you! :) and its a good thing you were out living your life. live life, blog about it later!


  8. You rocked those belts! LOVE it!! Keep wearing them, you look great. I love your outfits too, very cute!

    I have just started wearing belts. They still scare me but I am working on that my beltphobia =) The other thing I need to work on is tucking my shirts in. I don't know if I can attempt that one yet.

  9. Oh, I love the date night look. The pink (fuschia) is so your color. Love the belt too. I'm like you, that's the one look I've been afraid to try ~ the belt over the cardi. Very cute and I think you should definitely keep that look in rotation.

  10. I think it looks great on you, I really love the deep red of your cardigan too

    Supper necklace, you are lucky to have a friends that is so talented

    Thanks for sharing

  11. Three cheers for your belt bravery! You did great & I really like both looks - especially the 2nd outfit, which I would totally wear head to toe! So cute & great color combo :)


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