November 23, 2012

a bow belt that isn't overly girly.






When my sister and I were in DC a few weeks ago, we went to anthropologie. I tend to drool over just about everything in that store, but usually end up leaving empty handed. They aren't the cheapest store on the block, but they are also well stocked with unquie and beautiful products, from clothes to home goods. 
I tried on a striped dress that I happened to fall in love with, but I couldn't justifiy the $50.00 price tag. I knew Target and Gap had similar dresses, and there was a good chance I could get it for less expensive. Plus, the fact that Target and Gap had similar options meant it wasn't unique enough to be my first piece of clothing from anthropologie. I set high standards.

I asked an employee to grab me a belt so I could see how a striped dress looked with a belt. And she returned with a really cute brown bow belt. The same one you are seeing in the photos.

I loved it. I had never seen anything like it, and it was the perfect brown. So I bought it, and have tried to wear it almost every day since then.

I picked up this striped dress on major sale from the original price at Gap. The leggings are from some department store, becuase I can't regognize the label. And once again, my favorite boots are on my feet. 


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32 comments:

  1. Ooo love the black and brown together! I always wonder whether that works, but you make it look great! I wore my boots for the first time yesterday, and your right, super comfy!

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  2. What a cute idea!! (the belt) you totally pull this off like no one else :)

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  3. I am a big fan of bow belts. I like how you wore the bow to the side.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  4. I love this outfit! Those boots are really affordable! Thanks for the tips.

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  5. I've been reading your blog for a while now (found you through pinterest - yay!) and I absolutely love your style! You inspire me!
    And I'm totally heading to Target next week to check out those boots. :)

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  6. I adore this outfit! The belt is to die for. One of my favorite outfits you've ever featured on your blog!

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  7. oh my gosh - i am totally obsessed with that belt. OBSESSED.

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  8. Are you wearing Mac's lipstick in Syrup? :) Love the color!

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    1. No, this is a laura mercier color called "berry sorbet"

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  9. Cute outfit :)

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  10. girlfriend your waist is looking tiny - all of that running is paying off :)

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  11. love the colors together!

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  12. I love get the look posts! I have a hard time pulling outfits together! Thank you!

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  13. I love this look! I am definitely getting that belt - adorable!

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  14. I love the look. What watch are you wearing? I love it!!!

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  15. I love that look. I just got very similar boots from Kohls for only $29.99 and I can't stop wearing them :)

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    Kayla Rae

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  16. Cute dress, but I think you linked up to the wrong dress on Gap's website.

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    1. you're right! thanks for pointing that out! I'll update the proper link today!

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  17. oh no - i'm seriously swooning. that belt.

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  18. Love the belt with your dress. I have been wanting a bow belt & yours is just right. Oh wow! And you were in DC?! I 'm in Baltimore. Would have been a ton of fun to meet & shop! You look really pretty in the pix. Thanks for sharing!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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  19. That belt is so cool! I never actually buy anything from Anthropologie either, but maybe I should give it another try.

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  20. Love this! Your blog and videos have really helped me get it together! More fashion looks, please!

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  21. Does black and brown really work together? I've always steered away from wearing them together.

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  22. Cute belt! I love it!

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    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  23. You pull off belts so well...I just don't seem to have that skill!
    Lori from http://shoehunting.blogspot.com/

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