August 19, 2011

21 Day Challenge: Day Five

Today's 21 Day Challenge prompt is "Belt It."

Easy.  I could probably belt every outfit throughout this challenge and really love everything I wear.  I've been circulating four different belts through my wardrobe the last few months, and it seems I use one nearly every day.  Maybe a belt shows off that I actually do have a waist?  I don't know.  What I do know is that the chunkier belts like this seem more flattering on me when I wear them up high than the skinny ones.  Maybe it's because the chunky belts are more corset-ish, and less tourniquet-ish than the skinny ones?

Here's what I came up with today:

{ T-shirt-Target.  Maxi dress-Papaya.  Belt-Came with the dress.  Sandals-Old Navy. }

I really loved the black and white stripes of the maxi dress when I bought it, but when I wear it alone it feels awkward and maybe a little too revealing.  The whole t-shirt over a dress idea is something I've seen floating around Pinterest and fashion blogs lately, and this was the first time I tried it.  It's great!  I'll definitely get much more use out of this dress now that I have a way to wear it without showing the world what I'm workin' with...if you know what I mean.

From what I've seen so far, the other participants have come up with some awesome outfits for today's challenge.  Be sure to check them out here.  I've got lots of commenting to do this morning!  

Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. that is a great outfit - i love that you layered the tee shirt over your dress. it gives it a whole new look and feel.

  2. Cool outfit, Jamie! I love your chunky belt - I tend to like chunky ones more than skinny ones too. And your stripes are really cute and summery with the tee on top. Well done!

  3. Nice skirt! I love the black and white color scheme.

    14 Shades Of Grey

  4. I love the belt and the maxi skirt. They are SO comfortable. I am convinced that I need more belts in my life.

  5. I love shirts over maxis! And I looove black and white stripes. This is a great outfit!

    Freckles in April

  6. I'm with you on no skinny belts! The tourniquet effect is exactly why!

    Oh my heavens, your stripes. I love them.

  7. love that you tried out a new trend that wasn't even the challenge for the day. the tshirt and dress look great together and your belt makes it a more cohesive outfit. you look awesome!