All day yesterday, while I was writing up the post on how to thrift and date vintage clothing, I had “Put a Ring On It” going through my head, only I was singing “If you liked it then you shoulda put a belt on it!” over and over and over again.
I probably said this, but I’ve pretty much decided “Put a belt on it” is my fashion motto. You’ve probably already noticed I belt pretty much everything, and I think belting it is the one thing everyone can do. Whether you belt it high or low, putting a belt on it adds visual interest and usually creates a waist or emphasizes the waist you have. It’s a great way to change up what you’re wearing!
Can we just talk about how incredibly fantastically tacky 80’s fabulous this dress is? Seriously, it’s one of those dresses that I cannot resist because it’s a little bit (or a lot) crazy. I pulled it off the rack solely because it looked insane, and then I put it on and decided yes, it was insane but also the details on the pattern are kind of amazing, and it’s the sort of insane that I like.
It’s one of those dresses I can’t take myself too seriously in, which just makes it really fun to wear. And I think these types of outfits are the ones I’m happiest in, possibly just because I’m having lots of fun. The only thing is, I’m still a little bit self-conscious about wearing full-skirted dresses while pregnant. I know I shouldn’t be, but that’s just how it is. When a dress makes it almost impossible to tell you’re eight months pregnant, there’s just something really… weird about that. But some dresses — like this one– are worth the oddness of not looking pregnant (or as pregnant as you really are) I need to take the shoulder pads out. But the pattern on the skirt pretty much kills me every time! It’s kind of amazing.
Thrifted Vintage dress, thrifted heels, thrifted belt. We’re just all thrifty today.
What sort of outfits make you happiest?
Have a great Thursday!