November 1, 2010

The Belted Beauty - Part One

After having tons of fun spotlighting a few of my favorite thrifted blazers in the "Beauty and the Blazer" Mini-Series, I knew I wanted to feature another item here on BeautyFash soon. My good friend Danita gave me the wonderful idea to make it all about belts!

Belts are a very important part of my wardrobe. Quite honestly, some days I have to stop myself from putting a belt on; I could easily wear one every single day.

I will make a thick belt work with almost anything, especially flowy pieces - like this wonderful leopard bed coat that I picked up at the thrift store a few months ago.







In the pictures above, the sides of the bed coat were pulled up and tucked under the sides of the belt.  Doing that created a cascading flow, allowing the front to hang a little longer.  ...and I absolutely love it!


I also just adore this vintage beauty tightly closed and belted.  Because I was running around the city on Saturday - having lunch and shopping with my 7 year-old, I chose to wear a modest heel.  This would probably look even better with a 4 inch heel, ditching the jeans and putting on leggings, or tights.  I can't wait to try that!

{Vintage Leopard Bed Coat / Source of Wisdom Skinny Jeans via Torrid / Faux Croc Stretch Belt ~ Newport News / Brown Tank ~ H&M / Bronze Pumps ~ Nine West}


I am also a huge fan of wearing cardigans and blazers with a skinnier belt.  I just think it looks veeeerrrry chic!  Corset belts are also fabulous, but I have to be careful as to WHERE I wear a corset belt, as sitting is not the most comfortable with it on, lol.  But I love the look. 

As with everything (in my opinion) thrift stores are great places to find one-of-a-kind belts or vintage scarves to be worn as belts, which I also love doing.  I will tie just about anything around my waist if needed.  Sometimes a good cinch in the middle is exactly what an outfit needs. :)

Weather you wear them in your pants, via the belt loops, or as an accessory over a sweater/cardigan/top or dress, are you a fan of "the belt"?  

xoxoxo, thanks for reading!  And stay tuned for Part Two. :)



23 comments :

  1. You look stunning! I love belts, I wear belts almost everyday, and like yourself, I sometimes have to restrain myself. Belts are great accessories, I don't know where'd I be if they weren't around lmao!

    <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is a very cute look on you. I tried last week to try your thrift shopping and it was horrible. So I am going to try again because I will find me a vintage something soon.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thanks LaCara!!! :) and yes!! If I couldn't wear belts, I could not go on, lol!! Such a great accessory!

    ShadyJ2U, don't give up girl. It's tough at first, but once you pick your first gem, thrifting becomes addicting and easier! :) keep me posted on what you find!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You always find amazing stuff when you go thrifting! You look great!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I agree, you are the thrift queen! :-) that bed coat is fab and the belt was the perfect addition! Can't wait to see more.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great pics!!! I love leopard and this duster thingy is just perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this look! especially the way you wore it closed... I would of never thought of this idea!! sooo creative:) The background of these photos is LOVELY!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. absolutely love this look! great palette and so chic! You're right, belts are a total must, I have quite the collection myself :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'll be honest I typically wear belts via the loops, but you make cinching them around your waist look so effortlessly {if that is a word} chic amd I am dying, you hear me dying to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. So beautiful-I absolutely love this look. I cannot get enough of leopard prints this season:-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. First off, that vintage leopard coat, swoon. You could do a million things with that joint, loooooove it.
    And yep love a belted waist. Nothing like cinching it in and feeling like a woman.

    http://singaturestyle.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm a belt fan myself! Lovin' the leopard coat

    www.rushourfashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. OMG, simply amazing, soooo beautiful!! WHERE are those pics taken?? the backdrop is gorgeous! I am such a fan of belts, can't wiat to see more! =)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yeah yeah yeah! I loves me a good mini-series, and this one is MEGA.

    Okay, I never know where to begin, but I thought the first picture was an oil painting, lol. You in that 'fit + the backdrop = put it on your dern wall and frame it. Fifty years from now that ought to be floatin' above Isis's mantle. Gorgeous.

    Two. You got belts we ain't even seent, lol.

    Three. The draping/cinching skills you have could save us girls thousands in Spanx $. Tim Gunn needs to make you his Make It Work poster lady--tuh-day.

    Molto bella! Tres chic and then some :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Girl i feel you. i keep a belt around my waist! love that leopard coat. it is beautiful! and great pics as always.

    ~L~
    www.AvidAccents.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. You are lookin HAWT in this little ditty! Too too Caaauuute! Imma have to find a way to steal this look... and soon!
    Mrs Hall In Training
    Belts - eeeh! I can take them or leave them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. That vintage bed coat is perfect for this season! What a cool piece...I want one in my closet!

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. wow! I really love this oufit, u really make brown look appealing!!!

    http://thickdaddys.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  19. I am really and definitely not into animal pattern but you always look so splendid in them =D really gorgeous n_n

    greets,

    http://sherocksinfrocks.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Must.Have.That.Bed Coat.Now.

    You are stylin' on 'em sis!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love this look...and agree with you about thrift shopping...you can find some awesome things in thrift shops!!!

    ReplyDelete

Leaving me a love note? Thanks! ♥

Blog Design by Get Polished | Copyright BeautyFash 2017