Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Belt

I'm guilty of belting basically everything - adding a belt to an outfit can be an incredible way to add style and class to what you are wearing. It is one of those honored accessories that never seems to go out of style. The right belt can make or break an outfit, providing curves where there are none, and adding pop to a drab outfit.
The best thing about belts is how they accentuate your waist. Take this outfit for example, I love how the beige colors of the fur vest and sweater blend together but the material of the sweater was quite chunky. Therefore I cinched it with a gold chain belt to add some color and to give the illusion of a smaller waist. Belts provide curve and definition to your body, and add structure to your outfit, separating the top and bottom areas while helping to highlight your figure.
The addition of a belt is a simple way to tie your entire outfit together. It is such a fun and easy way to update your wardrobe without the expense. 


Side Note:
Wi, from A Single Girl's Musings tagged me to do a little game so that she can get to know a little bit more about me. Here are my 4 fun facts for each category:
  • 4 Jobs I've had in my life:
    • Manicurist
    • Fund Accountant
    • Claims Specialist
    • Paralegal
  • 4 Movies I would watch over and over:
    • Twilight Series (Going to see Breaking Dawn tonight!!!)
    • Legally Blonde
    • Beauty and the Beast
    • Go Go Sister (Korean)
  • 4 TV shows I love to watch:
    • Glee
    • Friends
    • Sex and the City
    • Gossip Girls
  • 4 Places I've been on vacation:
    • Las Vegas
    • California
    • Bahamas
    • Florida
  • 4 Favorite food:
    • Sushi
    • Frozen Yogurt
    • Crawfish
    • Shabu (hotpot)
Would love to read some fun facts about you ladies as well so post some in the comments below or do a blog entry and link me over :)

[Outfit]
Vest and Sweater :: H&M
Bottom :: Jessica Simpson via Macy's
Shoes :: Steve Madden Intyce
Bag :: Gucci Hobo
Headband :: Swapped
Belt :: Came from XOXO dress

Thanks for reading!

39 comments:

  1. I love the fuzzy vest! So cute :) And I am totally going to see breaking dawn too! Exciting!

    Bekah
    If Work Permits

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  2. your boots is rocks

    thankyou for your sweet comment
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    i'm following you

    hope we can follow each other

    kisses

    www.myjiglyciouslife.blogspot.com

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  3. I have those Steve Madden boots and ADORE them. Sushi AND Sex and the City are two of my favs too <3

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  4. I love love your big Gucci hobo ;)

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  5. Love this outfit, and the belt even adds a play on texture too!

    I also loving facts about bloggers I follow - I used to work in a large animal barn in undergraduate school because I wanted to be a vet! :)

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  6. Yay, you did your set of fours! Thanks, Thu! Oh, I have been hooked on Sex and the City back in its heyday lol And hmm... I haven't seen Go Go Sister yet, I'll go check if they have it on Mysoju. And hotpot sounds like a comforting treat right now since it's starting to cool down over this side of the globe.

    Thanks again for doing this tag post, it's really lovely to learn more about you. Looking lovely in this outfit, by the way. The belt did transform the chunky sweater into a more form-flattering one. And I love the way you set your hair here, love the volume and the soft curls.

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  7. I am guilty of belting a lot of outfits too. I agree that it gives a better silhouette and adds a pop! You look great!

    I am a new followe and would love for you to check out my blog and follow back if you are interested :)

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  8. I belt quite a bit and I feel like it just adds a great touch to the outfit. Great look.

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  9. thanks for your comment =)
    I never think of wearing belts, maybe I should get myself some !! It's pretty =)

    xxx Vee

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  10. What a fun way to learn new things about each other! :)

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  11. I wholeheartedly agree on the benefits of belting - it makes a huge difference. Love your wavy hair here - very pretty!

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  12. I find myself adding a belt to many of my outfits as well. And I can't wait to see Breaking Dawn either! Hope you have fun.

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  13. lovely boots dear, and i love your bag too!
    i am following you now, would you mind to follow me back?
    xoxo
    http://dian-ajeng.blogspot.com

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  14. Great outfit =)

    http://maramasplace.blogspot.com/

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  15. the belt can totally make the outfit! such a great outfit girl! adore!
    xo TJ

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  16. I love your hair and a belt does really do wonders with creating a smaller waist :)

    Katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  17. This is true how a belt can accentuate and gives us a curvaceous look.

    How did you like Bahamas? Did you go on a cruise? We were in Bahamas past January. I actually blogged about it.

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  18. I loved the sidenote!!

    A belt is always a good purchase- so universal. I love the neckline of the sweater.

    xx-

    www.samplesize16.com

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  19. how cute are you wearing neutrals in autumn belted headband wearing glee & gossip girl, blog friend!

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  20. gorgeous! love the bag ~ love gucci for those type of bags, like more casual ones :) really nice

    love the jumper too!!

    I want to steal your wardrobe!!

    J <3

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  21. I like the vest!
    nice outfit:)
    kisses

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  22. I LOVE shabu shabu. Oh man, I love it! and I also LOVE belts! I never used to wear them... then I started the blog! hahaha. This gold belt is just really pretty! I can imagine it on a LBD!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  23. Hey Thu! Have fun at the movies tonight. Your belt collection is truly amazing (from what I've seen). I just started adding to mine. I love all the different styles these stores are coming out with. :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  24. Love the 4 fun facts. So cute. I might do that soon and link you! xo!

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  25. great outfit, I love the furry scarf and boots for some nice accents. The belt adds glam and a classy touch. You look like an angel! Thanks for sharing some nibblets about yourself, I love sushi too. You have an interesting variety of job experiences too.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  26. Ah! I've always wanted to be a history professor, my go-to rewatch movies are "Age of Innocence"/"Singin in the Rain"/"Corrina Corrina," and my favourite place I've traveled is New Mexico. And I TOTALLY belt EVERYTHING I wear, if you haven't noticed yet! I agree that it makes almost any outfit look ten times classier, more tailored, and more flattering. But sometimes I like something slouchy and oversized just 'cause my hubby thinks it's sexy :D

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  27. Ur style is casual yet so stylish...i just went through ur blog n it looks very nice...
    how abt we follow each other?

    more2mystylediary.blogspot.com

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  28. wow!! always love your sweater!!! :D
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love those boots!

    GLEE is a favorite and so is frozen yogurt! Thanks for leaving that sweet comment on my blog, I am a new follower and I am loving how fabulous you look in this outfit girl!

    =]

    xoxo,
    daisy

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  30. Cute survey! I am totally going to do this ;)

    www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  31. i love so much this outfit!your sweater is just amazing!i love its neck!and i'm so in love with your bag!you're so sweet!!! keep up the good work! :) kisses from Greece! http://styleflakes.blogspot.com

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  32. Thanks for visit my blog :)
    I have just been to see the Twilight - Breaking Dawn. I love it!


    Love the boots! x)

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  33. Love the boots! nice and comfy!
    thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comment!! your blog's great! cute children!!
    xx

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