Long gray cardigan, Jovovich-Hawk dress & gray OTK socks - Target; Wide white belt - Camden Market in London; Brown boots - MIA via 6pm.com
That belt, right there, is one of only two belts I currently own. The other one is a tacky narrow red belt that belonged to my old uniform that I've kept strictly out of necessity to hold my jeans up. The white belt has a really cool paisley embossed pattern on it and I bought it for 5 pounds in a stall at the Camden Market in London when I was studying abroad in Italy during the 2005-2006 school year. I wore the hell out of it that year and have worked it into many an ensemble since, so it has real sentimental value. But a lot of times, the width works against me.
Another thing about it is that today I had to put another hole in it. And there is an insane amount of leftover belt when I hook it. I use the fold-over-and-tuck-behind method to keep it in check, but then there's this loop off to the side. I really need to widen my selection of belts, but for whatever reason, I get really overwhelmed by that prospect. I've half-heartedly browsed at thrift stores and today I flicked through a few at Target, but I don't even know where to start. Black? Brown? Turquoise? Silver buckle? Gold buckle? Narrow? Wide? Super skinny? I get so flustered that I walk away empty-handed. I'm silly like that sometimes.
Lately I've been trying to figure out what "my" style is, and what I'm attracted to. I've mentioned Pinterest before, this is My Style board. When I look at all the images I've pinned, I think my ideal style boils down to classic & ladylike with unexpected embellishments, sparkles and lots of color. Interestingly, today's outfit doesn't necessarily fit into that mold, but I think that is what's fun about personal style!