Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh, the Wonderful Things A Belt Can Do...

I was so not going to do this link up this week.

I have been feeling blah and uninspired in the wardrobe department and when Nina charged us with the task of stepping outside the box, I was not ready to step up.

That is until I saw her post this morning and inspiration threw me a hail Mary.  You see, I have a blouse in my closet that looks like a sack.  I bought it years ago when I was watching Project Runway and saw the designers create this blouse for Sarah Jessica Parker's (my favorite style icon) now defunct line, Bitten.  I just  had to have it.

Have you ever heard of Bitten?  Steve and Barry's is the retailer that carried it, also now defunct, probably because ALL the items sold there were only $8.99.

I had no idea how to wear this blouse until I read Nina's blog this morning:

See what I mean?  It's a sack.
 I don't know if you can tell, but this top has a scarf sewn into it, so like Nina, I just threw my woven belt over it and voila:
I think the belted scarf rocks!

It has pockets! (Please ignore my supremely messy classroom.)

Here I am pondering the messiness of my classroom; it's packing time.

Thanks so much to Kim for taking my picture for RMRS.  I can't wait to see what everyone else is wearing this week!

Linking up here:

Momma Go Round and

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Anonymous said...

Super Cute! I should wear a belt sometime. I need something to change it up a little :) You inspired me, so good thing you posted!

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

Looks fab!!!!!! I love it...& the wedges..thanks so much for the sweet comment on ny blog
Xoxo Andrea

Chrissy @ Boerman Ramblings said...

i love this!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

It looks awesome! I see why you had to have that rocks!

Anonymous said...

You are just too cute! Great pairings all the way around!

Sharde said...

you look super cute gin! happy tuesday :)

and if you try it out let me know, I WANT TO SEE! seriously. link up a white tee outfit if you dress up girl :)

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a great idea. It makes that shirt look so different. Good luck packing up your classroom. (I did that for 28 years before retiring last June.)

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Well, isn't THAT the cutest thing evah???

I will buy just about anything with pockets. They make me a happier person. Dramatic? Yep. But it's true.

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Um....also? I'm your newest subscriber. Just read your Bloggy BFFs page and we are cut from the same cloth. Birds? *shudder* Looking forward to reading more :-)

Megan said...

I hopped over here from your What I'm Wearing link.

LOVE what the belt did to that shirt! It's totally stylish now. Good job!

Christine - Tutorial Addict lol said...

LOL! WOW what a difference a belt makes! Looks great!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Yes, much better with the belt...can't even really tell it's the same one as the first picture after you belted it!

Lola Skw said...

You look fabulous! The belt really does wonders. Greetings from Germany, Lola