Thursday, August 6, 2009


I'm kind of in love with my outfit today. It came to be last night when I got lost in the black hole that is my closet for about an hour or so before bed. I wanted to be in bed by 11, so I could get my day started early. Yeah ... that didn't happen. Do you ever get caught in the closet vortex?

Anyway, it was totally worth it.

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I knew when I saw this belt ($1) at Goodwill last week that it was a major score. This is the second time I've worn it in a week. It's not constricting in the least and adds the perfect amount of interest to an outfit. Seriously, it makes my heart flutter a little.

There was just one small problem...

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Luckily, I inherited about a million snaps from my grandmother (she was a fellow fashionista and seamstress extraordinaire), so I just added a snap to tighten it up a bit. Today I decided that it wasn't quite small enough, so I added another snap. Now, it's adjustable.


This is also the third time (?) I think that I've worn these pants in the last 2 weeks. I. Love. Them. They are the ugly ducklings of mom pants. Picked them up for $7 at TJMaxx, then shortened the legs and added elastic. I would have paid actual money for them in a store. With the volume of the pants and the waist cinching awesomeness of the belt, I rounded out the look with a simple gray tank (Target, $6). Oh, but the accessories made it magical - Charlotte Russe elephant trinket necklace ($8) with an added multi-strand gold chain ($4), wooden cuffs (craft store, $1 each) and gold t-straps (Kenneth Cole Reaction, $40ish?,

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There's some really cool stuff in store for the coming weeks, so stay tuned. And tomorrow I'll be sure to deliver the maxi dress round up I promised earlier.


  1. I do love that belt- it's cool because it not leather, making it super casual, and not sticky on hot days.

    Very cool!

  2. You look phenomenal. I think I love those pants as much as you do!! :)

  3. awesome DIY. i just bought my first statement belt ever and it's elastic with a non-adjustable corset front, and it
    should i cut it and add snaps in the back??\and yes, i totally get caught in the garment rack (old house= no real closets) vortex upon occasion.

  4. What a find! That belt is amazingly awesome. The whole outfit is very fashion forward :)

  5. I LOVE your blog, very inspiring! I just wanted to say:
    A.) You nailed the proportions in this outfit! Awesome!
    B.) Your idea to add snaps to the belt has just saved a few belts in my closet, thanks.

  6. LOL the dark abyss of you closet LOL! Amazing what we can find, it's like Christmas all over again.

    I like your idea on the belt adjustment! I'm going to have to keep that in mind.

  7. Looove what you've done with those mom pants! Kinda makes me want to raid my mom's closet to score myself a pair...

  8. God Made Me fuNkyAugust 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    You are the only person I know, who can carry off pants like these and look awesome in them. And belt was one great find. I like the idea of how you adjusted them. I have seen you talk a lot about your grand mom and how you gotten stuff from her, i love the scarf that she gave you. You should post few of her pics on ths blog.

  9. So your a swinger eh?
    jk. I love the belt and necklaces

  10. Oh Girl. I really have to get my husband to make me a pair of those pants. (He sews, I do NOT) They are tres cool.