The Belted Beauty - The Finale!

November 12, 2010

{Blazer ~ Thrifted / Black and White Top ~ Torrid / Black Slacks ~ Torrid / Braided Leather Belt ~ Hubby's / Handbag ~ Cole Haan / Patent Pumps ~ Nine West}
Do you ever belt your blazers?

I swear, I will belt just about anything.  Not so much to cinch in the waist, but to just complete an outfit.  Although I love this blazer and top; I think stripes are just absolutely adorable - I thought this black leather belt added another style element to this outfit that I loved.

This is a typical workday look for me.  Slacks and a blazer.  And a nice comfy heel.  These patent pumps are surprisingly comfortable, even at 4 inches.

For the very first time, I propped my camera up on the trunk of my car and took my own pics. :)  I actually took these on my lunch break at work yesterday.  Admittedly, it was nerve-wracking finding the right spot and I was so annoyed when a few cars rode by and pretty much stared out the window at me to see what I was doing.  AAACCK! 

Because it gets dark so early now and I don't get off until 5:30, by the time I get home and think about taking outfit pics, it's already pitch black outside.  And for some reason, I am not a fan of indoor pics.  It's quite depressing, actually.  It seriously feels like I am getting off at 8pm every night. 

I hope you enjoyed this mini-series. :)  Hopefully, I have inspired you to pull out those belts! A cute belt is one of the first things I notice when someone wears one.  Such a statement piece.

xoxo, thanks for reading!  And have a fabulous weekend!


  1. I love the look of a belted cardigan too!!! That green looks great on you :-)

  2. I have never belted a blazer but I am going too! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas. This mini-series was fab!!

  3. Wow, the truck of your car, really? That's a great idea and funny too. Great look, loving the stripes and that blazer always a winner. I love that you incorporate thrifted pieces!

  4. I think stripes are adorable and I need to wear them more. You look fab as usual, love the black/white and green.

  5. i just love how every outfit you wear looks so effortlessly put together. you always have the right amount of accessories, the right patterns and colors. i'm definietly loving the new belt series your doing because i need some inspiration for my belt collection.

    xoxo Anna

  6. You are one of my favorite bloggers when it comes to putting outfits together. It doesn't look forced - just effortless and FABULOUS!! Chic outfit - I am hvaing a love affair with stripes right now. :-)

  7. Very very very very very cute! I really like this look on you :)

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

  8. SO fiere!!! I need to jazz up my work outfit more.. lol. You look amazing, I love those pumps.

  9. omg, I totally feel you on the pictures. I finally broke down and bought a tripod because the fiance's patience is running thin on the photo shoots. He does such a good job, but I know that I need to be able to take my own when he's not up to it. ugh! I find that it is very difficult to get a good shot that doesn't look to posed, right?

    Anyway, you look great. I don't ever belt my blazers, but I love how it looks on other people so I really do need to try it. I always feel like my blazers are too boxy???

    Oh, and I love the color of your blazer!

    By the way, I noticed that my comments are always like essays. Sorry! LOL!

    Eboni Ife'

  10. this is really cute love the colors :)

  11. i love this outfit its so cute :P

  12. My partner and I really enjoyed reading this blog post, I was just itching to know do you trade featured posts? I am always trying to find someone to make trades with and merely thought I would ask.

  13. This outfit is so beautiful on you! Wow!


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