Tuesday, May 28, 2013

put a belt on it!

i recently discovered my love for the big, brown belt. i know it was pretty trendy to have a belt like this back in....... ninth grade or so? i remember girls would wear cute flowy tops with a stretchy, big, brown belt. this is definitely a trend i have seen in japan many times as well! i feel like it's coming back again, and i've always loved it... so i finally invested in one! i'd say it was a seven dollars well spent! i love how putting a belt on an outfit really makes it look put-together. 
bonus: it squeezes your belly, causing you to not overeat during meals. but when you take it off at night, you'll realize how hungry you really are. HAHA!
ps-- this was taken fresh post-cabo, which is why i look so dark. it's mostly faded away -__-
shirt: forever21 (option)
necklace: forever21 (similar, similar)
belt: wet seal (option, option)
skirt: charlotte russe (similar, similar, option)
shoes: c/o lulu's
sooo..
if you like it, put a belt on it! it really ups an outfits' polished-ness, and really makes a plain outfit (ex: striped shirt and pencil skirt!) look put together!
thanks for reading! xo
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47 comments:

Kirsten Wiemer said...

seriously thats my motto! haha.
why you so cute?

K

Erika Dannelly said...

hey, i have that belt! i don't think i've EVER worn it as cute as you are in these pictures tho... thanks for the inspiration! i'll have to try some new things with it now :)

Francesca Edesia said...

Looks very nice, so stylish, I love your hair.

I am now following you also on Bloglovin.
www.saucysiciliana.blogspot.com

Rochelle said...

I love this outfit on you...the belt is so cute and it makes the outfit a lot cuter!
RoRos World

Larissa said...

Glad to see the big brown belts are back!

Denise said...

Your skirt is amazeballs!

bridget anne said...

yes! totally reminds me of early high school. i amassed a small army of 'em back in the day. looks so cute on you! love the beautiful cognac color.

Naomi Peffer said...

So true. Sometimes a belt totally pulls an outfit together!

Patterned Love

Lauren Abel said...

Oh this look is too cute! Had to pin it. :) Found your blog through the Plane Pretty link up. New follower. I love the belt...I totally relate about it being an inspiration to not overeat. Lol. I have actually had to take a similar belt off after a big meal.

-Lauren
http://styleofonesown.blogspot.com/

Francesca Giusti said...

love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
Kisses
http://francescagiusti.blogspot.it/

Jessica Ashcroft said...

Looking fab as always. Loving the color combo!

xo, Jessica

Natasha Smith said...

Belts are my signature, I love them!! Your outfit is beautiful and looks great on you. I also love prints with pops of color! I'm stopping over from the Link-Up!
-Natasha @ Lovely You
www.lovelyyoublog.com

My Thrifty Chic said...

love, love, love this look! You are stunning!
I would love for you to link up with my weekly blog hop if you haven't done so yet :)
http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/05/a-blog-hop-and-sun-dress.html

xoxo Tori

Rachel said...

You do look pretty tan! Belted tops really are in style these days, and I do like what they add to an outfit. Now if I ever actually remembered to get one out of my stash of belts and put it on in the morning...that would be amazing. :P

Lindsay said...

I'm in love with this outfit. I still have a belt like that. I'm going to have to try it out again.

Kelsey Lenay said...

I would sooo wear this outfit! I might have to ditch the heels though...I wish I was a little more girly! You rock it though!

Xo, Kelsey

Lauren ONeill said...

Where is your watch from? It's lovely!

Lauren
Exploring My Style

ann wood said...

What a great outfit, love your blue skirt!

bue hue wonderland

Shio Waline said...

I LOVE this outfit Rachel!! You look beautiful!! And I totally love the belt and have seen this trend coming back too! Wearing a tight belt comment was too funny!!

xo,
Shio

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

I love this! I actually threw a big brown belt over an outfit I am wearing today and it just made the whole thing look so much more put together! I love this outfit - that skirt is so cute!

Hailey Stoner said...

I need to do this more! I have a couple big belts, I just never reach for them! Thanks for the inspiration. :)


Hailey | Love, Laughter and Lipstick

Erika said...

That skirt is SUCH a great color!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

YOU are the cute one

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

and post it on your blog! :)

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

awww thanks!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

thank you sooo much!!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

i know right, i love them haha!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

well thanks lady! :)

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

HAHA! it's great. thanks Bridget! <3

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

agreed! :)

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

aw shucks, thank you Lauren!! you are so sweet.

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

thank you so much!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

ahhh thanks Jessica!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

thank you so much, you are so sweet!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

Thank you so much, Tori!!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

haha, i'm the same way! I usually leave the house beltless!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

you totally should! :)

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

i'm so short, that's why i wear heels a lot haha. thanks kels!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

it's from mimisthelook.com!!! But I actually bought my sister in law a similar one off of ebay for cheap. just ebay search Geneva Crystals Watch Gold or something... it was like $12 for my SIL!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

thank you!

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

you are so sweet! thank you so much!! :)

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

i know what you mean, it looks so polished. :) it's cute without, but the belt just ads that last oomph, ya know??

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

aww i'm glad i inspired you! :)

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

thank you so much!

Kelsey Bang said...

i am with ya, I feel a belt really adds a lot to an outfit! it can be that extra perfect touch!
kelseybang.com

Rachel Sayumi ♥ said...

thanks!! you are so sweet, Kelsey!! :))

Kimberly Bonham said...

I love this look! You have an amazing figure!

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