Monday, March 15, 2010

belt it

Last week, my 8-year-old nephew said to me, "Do you wear a belt everyday? Cause it sure seems like it." Why, yes, Griffin. Thank you for noticing. I do enjoy me a belt, maybe a little too often.

You see, I feel like a belt makes my clothing more flattering whilst hiding imperfections and jazzing up an outfit. So multi-functional. If someone asked me what they could do to change up their wardrobe, I would reply simply "BELTS."

I have many belts and I don't know where to store them. Right now they have taken residence on my bedroom floor, in an organized mess I like to call "pile of belts." My mom tells me it is this said pile that makes my room look messy. {Yes, I am married with a child and my mom still feels the need to bring to my attention my messiness. Don't judge, people.} The problem is, I cannot find a suitable storage solution for my belts that will allow me to sufficiently check out all my options at once. Hence the pile.

I like to buy my belts at Forever 21 and Nordstrom (BP, and preferably on sale). I also have a collection of vintage belts. I cannot rationalize spending $20+ on a belt. You see, I would rather spend that money on something else. Not something practical, mind you. But something like a pair of jeans, shoes, a new necklace, etc, see the problem?

Belt wardrobes should have distinguished variety, much like a normal wardrobe. There needs to be plain as well as fancy, wide as well as skinny, colored as well as neutral. I am on the lookout for a cobalt blue skinny belt. The other day it occurred to me, "This outfit needs a cobalt blue belt." Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you find one.


famofboys said...

I am glad Griffin was the inspiration for this post:)

SloneFamily said...

Thank You, Thank You! I'll start saving my pennies. I'll let you know when I want you to drop that order for me :)