Thursday, August 18, 2011

The case of the mysterious sliding belt

Dress: Kohl's
Belt: Target
Booties: Aldo
Cami: Petite Sophisticate
Earrings: Sarchí, Costa Rica

So, I've had this dress for a long time. Like, six or seven years kind of long time. I like to call it my travel dress because it dresses up and down easily and it's jersey. Jersey! That's a "roll it up and throw it in your backpack" kind of fabric if ever there was one.

It's been with me to Vietnam, to Turkey, to Guatemala. It's also what I wore when we flew down here to Costa Rica. It was appropriate for the early January cold of DC and the warmth of Costa Rica. All I did was swap a pair of boots for a pair of flip flops when we landed. Easy peasy.

But I haven't worn it again since we've been here until this past Sunday when I pulled it out and put it on. The nice thing about a wrap dress is that it fits through 10-15 pound weight fluctuations, and I'd say I'm at the lower end of my normal fluctuations at this point. The bad thing about being at this point is that I need a little more definition in my outfits because I'm losing my curves.

Well, I know how to add definition! Just belt it! So I add this very adjustable belt at the waist. The problem? Between the slippery fabric, the bunching of the self-belt, and the slipperiness of the belt itself, it was sliding down as the day went on and that is just annoying.


  1. guess you will just have to find a new belt :)
    I love simple dresses that can go anywhere and do anything. always good to have one of those!

  2. I have o cute as a multi purpose dress too! I love it, and the belt is too cute.

  3. Great dress. Perhaps a scarf would work better. Are you trying to lose weight?

  4. The belt might have been an issue, but you look great. Fabulous dress!

  5. I love the scarf idea! I'll have to try it.
    I'm not trying to lose weight, and I'm pretty sure I eat more since I've been here, but for some reason, my weight just keeps going down.... I don't know if I should start worrying like a good hypochondriac or not.

  6. I might have to replace this one. And I LOVE it, so I kind of don't want to let go. I think I just need to find new ways to tie it?

  7. Yay for jersey dresses. I'm a total fan as well. You look gorgeous! I'm with Terri, I think a colored patterned scarf would rock plus would probably move around less.

  8. This dress looks amazing on you. I can see how easily it can be tranformd from an every day casual dress to a dress for a date night with just a few pieces of jewelry and some killer heels))
    You look really slim and beautiful <3

  9. The dress is amazing. I can see how versatile it is - it can be a casual, with jacket and bigger jewelry, or it can be dress for a date night, if you add a clutch and a pait of some killer heels) Such pieces are so important for every wardrobe.
    And it suits you perfectly <3

  10. I actually have that belt from Target. I wear it inside out, tighten it as much as I can and turn it right side out (if you understand?) Here's a picture


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