I was on a dress/skirt kick this week, for some reason. Also, I had a major breakthrough in the matter of belts. Are you salivating yet?
I'd been wanting to try out more of the belted look, but alas, the belt population in my little hamlet known as a wardrobe is sadly sparse. Then -- LIGHT BULB! -- I decided to go shopping. Not at Target, but in my very own bathroom, which is where I keep all my necklaces. Hello, long beaded necklace from Sam Moon! Meet your new existence as a belt!
Yeah, it would probably work better if I had more of an hourglass figure. Oh well.
Cardigan, T-shirt, and Skirt: Old Navy
Belt: Long necklace from Sam Moon
Flower pin: Birthday present from Vanessa
Gold Flip-flops: Reef Krystal
The belt made an encore appearance yesterday. Gosh, I was really in purple mode this week!
Weird lighting, I know. Off I go in my swagger wagon to book club!
Stretch Polo: Gap (super cheap around last 4th of July; that's the time to go)
Skirt: J.Jill, from local consignment shop
Belt: same long necklace from Sam Moon
Bracelet watch: Handmade from MotsDots
Shoes: Same Reef Krystal flip flops. (Highly recommended. Comfy, with a bit of a heel, and the glitter sort of dresses up any outfit.)
And, for a girly tea party date:
Sunglasses in hair: Target, of course
Pearl necklace: Wedding gift from my grandmother
Dress: Ann Taylor Loft, from local consignment shop
Shoes: Born Concepts, from DSW.
Bracelet: Oh. Wait. That's a ponytail holder. Moving right along!
And now ... you know that beaded bracelet watch? Here it is again ...
Sorry, you don't want a close-up of my midsectional area.
Anyway, it, along with a few other jeweled items I own, were made by Austin craftswoman Martha Cole, who owns two Etsy shops: the colorful, whimsical MotsDots and the more vintage-inspired Not So Dotty. Not only do I love her work, but I also love the fact that one hundred percent of her profits support her husband's missionary work with homeless street youth.
And because I also love YOU, and Martha is so kind, one of you will get to pick out a pendant -- any pendant! -- from either of her shops. Like my butterfly pendant (similar to this), which I wear with almost anything. Or something more funky like this Mexican loteria stamp.
You have until Thursday, May 26, at 11:59 p.m. to enter. I'll pick a random winner. Just answer this in the comments: What's your favorite color? (Mine's purple. Such a shocker.) If you don't have one, fabricate one.