1. Digging through your archives for an appropriate outfit and then submitting the link does not count as participating in the challenge and from here on out I will be deleting those. Sorry! There's some leeway with time (72 hours to submit to each party) so you can be a couple days behind but that's all.
2. Your submission must actually be of the prompt. I've had a couple weird ones that I had to delete. And yes, I am checking each and every submission, so I DO notice those. I am dedicated!
3. The most common thing I read yesterday was, "This was really hard for me but I actually really like my outfit!" This gives me warm tingly fuzzies all over. Look at you guys! You can do hard things! And look all stylish while doing those hard things! I kind of feel like my work here is done and that was only day 3.
I thought belting tops, dresses, cardigans, etc. was a fairly standard thing until I suggested to a friend that she could throw a belt over this rather diaphanous dress she was eyeballing in the store. She looked at me like I had sprouted another head and I realized that belting may not be this automatic thing to people.
But belts are so wonderful! You can belt up high or go low-slung. Wide or thin or super skinny. Color! Texture! Belts add instant interest to an outfit and they go with just about everything.
But here's the thing: if you ever tell me that you went to a store and paid full price for a belt I will smack you. In the head. Thrift stores are positively swimming in belts of all colors, shapes and sizes and they're like a dollar. At that price point you can afford a whole bunch and have all kinds of belting fun with your outfits.
For some of you this will be a super easy day (I've already seen a LOT of belts so far) but some of you will have to take a deep breath and make a go of it!
Fancy focal point-
|Kendi, of course|
Thick and knotted-
|Erica of North Meets South|
Belt over a scarf-
|J.Crew (I think) via Pinterest|
You could layer belts-
|Melissa from ISLY|
Go low slung-
|From Little Girl, Big Closet|
Or double up:
|Emerald from Sunday Crossbow|
Create a faux empire waist-
Or you could always just, you know, belt your pants.
Upload your picture to the Flickr group or blog it and come back here tomorrow to link it up!