- Shirt Dress – Gap
- Belt – Old Navy
- Grey Flats – BR Outlet
- Earrings – F21
Sorry for being MIA for quite some time now, but I just got back from an amazing 10 days in Europe and am now trying to play catch up.
I spend most of yesterday in my sweats and Michigan State T-Shirt (my alma-mater – Go Spartans!!), but I have a couple outfits from before I left that I never got a chance to post. I promise that once I catch up on some emails, grading, paper writing, meetings. readings, etc I will do a lengthy post on how I managed to pack for 10 days in 4 countries in one carry on.
Now, on to belting. Often I grab for a belt out of habit. I love how belts hold shifting items in place, emphasize my waist, and add visual interest. I’ll admit that sometimes I default to belting when it just isn’t necessary, but some days a belt is an absolute must!
I purchased this shirt dress on super sale a few weeks ago and had to buy a size up to make room for my hips and butt, which means it’s a little to large on top and especially around my waist. With out a belt this dress looks like a sack:
The addition of the teal belt makes this a more colorful and interesting ensemble but it also kept the dress from creeping up and changes the proportions of the dress significantly. Belt nay-sayers, you have to agree with me on this one, right?