On the surface, this outfit is really nothing to write home about. But! There are a few things going on that I feel are notable. First of all, I am wearing not just a belt, but also shorts. These are two things that don't tend to feature heavily on this blog. Mostly because I didn't previously own any.
I'm not sure how I've managed to go almost 29 years (y'all, my birthday is next MONTH) without figuring out belts. I can't tell you why I find them so intimidating, but intimidate me they do. You can hardly see that one, but it is metallic & braided and it is barely long enough to go around my hips but is super long when I wear it around my waist. I bought it that way on purpose.
The pink shorts were an experiment and I've worn them enough to justify the $20 price tag. I picked them up at Gap a few months ago and they are exactly the right length for me to feel comfortable in them. They're doing something funky near my crotch in this photo, but I hope that is just the way I'm standing.
I've also been experimenting with tucking in my shirts. I'm certainly no Kendi Everyday, but it's not too bad. I also discovered a way to do a French braid whilst giving myself a bit of a Snooki-poof, but I think I over-Snookied this one. I like braiding my hair because it means I don't have to dry it after I shower. And I'm not even lying when I say that sometimes I avoid washing my hair just so I don't have to dry it. I have long, thick hair that I am very grateful for, but dang, it takes a lot of effort to dry it. So any kind of hair-do I can work that doesn't require the blow-dryer? I'm in.