Tuesday, July 10, 2018

It Started With A Belt

We often start an outfit with one piece and then build around it. That's usually a dress or chic shoes. In my ensemble below, the starting-point was a belt. A belt!

I found a cute beaded belt with real wood-buckle in a thrift-store for $2. Its bright red and yellow colors appeal to me. I looked in my closet for clothes to accompany the belt. This is what I came up with.



  1. That's a cool belt!
    I love those style shoes. Very flattering.
    The swishyness factor looks very high on that skirt.
    xo Jazzy Jack

  2. What a cool belt - I love the clasp. This red is wonderful on you, Ally! Such a rich tomato-y colour. Love this whole outfit!

  3. Orange and red are the colors of the season, but more importantly it’s a fabulous color on you . The dress is divine. I am so glad you found that belt to get you started.

  4. Ah, that's super cute! Like the Ruby Slippers magnified!

  5. Oooh! Cool belt! I have one very similar to this that I bought at Anthro and it wasn't $2!

    This is so figure flattering on you. Looking great!


  6. I love that the buckle is real wood! You don't find these kind of things very often.
    The dress looks very nice on you, the belt gives it a nice fit!

    Almost Stylish

  7. I often start with a belt and I LOVE red on you! (And myself, too, I have a thing for bright colors as you surely know). I think the belt is the key piece because it makes your waistline stand out. You look great! The dress and shoes are very nice, too. Well done! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion and beauty blog

  8. Love that belt ... can see how your outfit worked around it ... Love everything about the outfit and especially how happy you look in it. Also my favourite colour!!!

  9. What a great find that belt was, and it works perfectly with the dress which, in its turn, looks gorgeous on you! It's a lovely colour too. A fabulous outfit! xxx

  10. What a beautiful pick, it added more glam to your dress. You look so pretty. Where did you take these pictures? I love the background 💞
    Have a great day!

    1. In my living room with a cloth photo backdrop.

  11. Oh, I love this look together! I just realized that I don't have many belts that I turn to to complete a look. Must change that!

  12. It's funny how outfits can build from a single, small piece- like this super fun belt! I love the way this turned out!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. I love your belt here. I used to collect unique belts when I'd travel. Sometimes, entirely working an outfit around the belt.

  14. Hi Ally, I have a belt that is almost identical to yours !

  15. While that is a wonderful belt I totally love the dress and think that it works very well with you in all regards.
    Great outfit top to bottom.

  16. Great Retro Belt, you did good to 'accessorize' it. I hope one day to be able to wear Belts again, alas, no Waist yet that would look flattering belted! *Le Sigh*

  17. A fantastic find! I like that you let the belt be the star.

  18. Lady in Red! what a beautiful dress! so chic! You look worthy of red carpet