Friday, August 19, 2011

My Kingdom for Some Belt Loops

Daily Outfit for Thursday, August 18th

Okay, so I don’t have a kingdom*, but, if I did, I’d probably give at least some of it up for a skirt with belt loops.  Because, once again I was sorely feeling the lack of belt loops:

I paired my belt loop-less skirt (vintage, thrifted) with a silk blouse (Nordstrom, also seen here), cognac belt (Old Navy) and leopard wedges (Tahari via DSW).  Once again I wore this blouse backwards because it has what has to be the lowest cut keyhole neckline ever.  Seriously, this blouse doesn't even try to be work appropriate; but, the colors are so pretty I don't want to get rid of it.  I actually loved  all of the colors in this outfit but it wasn’t very comfortable because my belt kept sliding everywhere. 

It’s sort of my fault (only sort of, though) because this skirt is a size too big.  But, it’s such a pretty color and it’s vintage Neiman Marcus and did I mention how much I love the color?  And, as demonstrated with the blouse, I will keep something just for the color.  Unfortunately, the skirt is too big so not belting it is not an option, but when I do belt it it’s a hot damn mess.  Really, the practical thing would be to just get rid of the skirt, but practicality is not my strong suit, so that probably won’t happen.

Also, you may have noticed (and if you didn’t, that’s okay too), but I am a day off on my posts.  I didn’t have time yesterday to post this because I was in a meeting all morning and at a smorgasbord of vintage wares all afternoon and evening.  So, I’ll post today’s outfit sometime tonight or early tomorrow, and post pictures from yesterday afternoon and tomorrow’s wedding maybe Sunday?  Or something like that.  Don’t worry, we’ll get it all sorted.

You may have also noticed that today is Friday (I’d be a little concerned if you missed this one), so I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Happy Friday, Everyone!


*Outside my head, at least.  In my head, it’s the Balkan kingdom of Gigantistan.


  1. That skirt is a gorgeous color - have you thought of getting it tailored to fix the too-big-ness? Or maybe DIY-ing by tacking in the side seams? I did that with a dress, and it really helped the fit. Either way, I hope you find news ways to make it work!

  2. I love the whole look, especially the created "boatneck" of the blouse. And while the skirt probably feels too big, it doesn't look like it in the photos--it looks kind of deliberately pleated, which is very cool. So definitely don't get rid of it! Plus, the COLOR!

  3. I just found your blog and I LOVE IT! I am also pushing the 6 foot mark and it can sometimes be hard to dress our amazon bodies. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. I think that the shirts colors and pattern are gorgeous. I just got something with a similar silhouette and wanted to pair it with a pencil skirt. Your pairing give me hope that it will work.

  5. Somehow, intentionally wearing a garment goes against every fiber of my being, but this looks really cool. You're making me do a very big hmmmmm here--which is great! You go, Gracey, pushin' my boundaries every day.


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