I'm excited about how my outfit turned out today. It's even a bit of a happy accident. I was going to try to pull together an outfit from one of my Pinterest boards for Heather of Style Journey's Pinned it and Did It Linkup - but nothing I wanted to wear was clean. So, I was a little bummed and a little lost as to what to wear today. Then I remembered that I've been wanting to try a belted look. I've been studying the now defunct Academichic blog thanks to a suggestion from Cara and one of the girls wore a lot of belted looks with her pregnancy - and looked great in all of them. So, I decided it was time to give it a try.
I LOVE it. I can't believe how much more put together I feel. It's a great way to add some definition too, it accents the bump but shows I still have curves as well. This particular shirt I've been avoiding. I bought it early on in my pregnancy at Kohls and in the end felt like it fit like a mumu - which of course leads to frumpy feelings. Adding this belt however totally transformed it.
So expect to see more belted looks from me! I've been back into kind of a rut feeling with my outfits again, so I'm excited to give some new ideas a try! And yes....that's a new purse. My 31 Gifts consultant - who happens to be a very good friend - had a mystery hostess party online and I picked up this Suite Skirt purse for a good deal. Sadly I didn't win the mystery hostess credits, but I still like this new purse. It's bigger than their old skirt purse if you're familiar with that concept. What's neat is you can change the skirt on the outside instead of changing to a whole new purse. This concept may be useful for me after my baby boy is here - I'll be toting a diaper bag of course, but I may not want to be switching purses all the time, so instead I can just change out the skirt on this one and keep my things separate from his.
Shirt - Kohls
Skirt - Tandem Vintage
Necklace - DIY by me
Sandals - Italian Shoe Maker, from cousin
Bracelets - Target and Bead for Life
Purse - Suite Skirt from 31 Gifts
Again, I just overall love this outfit today and when you think you look good, you feel good too right? And it's my Friday, so why wouldn't I want to look and feel good on my Friday? Tomorrow we're off to the MN State Fair. I can't wait. I can already smell the corn dogs and mini donuts!! If I don't get to posting tomorrow - have a wonderful weekend everyone!