To Belt or not to Belt

Ever since I paired my new J.Crew Martina Suede Wedges with a purple blouse in last week’s review, I’ve been wanting to wear this combination. Originally I thought I would pair my royal purple Factory Blythe blouse with my blue/orange J.Crew Factory paisley pencil skirt; but after further thought I kind of wanted to break up the colors a bit so opted for my J.Crew Ponte Peplum top.  And then added my J.Crew-inspired fan fringe necklace (via Groopdealz) to tie all of the colors in nicely. Once I had the outfit on and was taking pics, I found the ivory peplum just got lost with the skirt and my waist also went poof with the whole look. Not quite the fab I was going for this morning.

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What a difference a belt makes, right?? I certainly didn’t dislike this top before, and I wear it a decent amount with pants, but wow, I think I’ll take the belt in the future. The cardigan is J.Crew Factory’s version of the Jackie cardigan – the Clare Cardigan in Byzantine Blue. The perfect match to this paisley skirt! Oh, and these Martina wedges – if I wasn’t in love before, now I’m smitten after a full work day of walking around and they barely felt like I had heels on. I need a neutral color in these soon. Or more outfits that incorporate these orange beauties.

Closeup of the skirt and necklace…gorgeous, right?

So what do you think – the belt makes a difference right? Amazing sometimes how adding just a few key clothing items can completely change an outfit. It’s all in the details! Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!


6 thoughts on “To Belt or not to Belt

  1. I have a very similar paisley pencil skirt I purchased from Macy’s about 4 weeks back and have been dying to wear it with my white peplum shirt. But I’m also stuck with the whole belt or no belt scenario…lol
    Hopefully I’ll make up my mind soon since i also want to wear the skirt with a stripe tank top… oh decisions decisions…lol


    1. I say go for the stripes!! Why not? Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment!!

  2. I Love this print in the skirt ( I have the shirt but doesnt feel he same :), and the belt makes a big difference! LOVE the necklace and the all outfit!!!

    1. Andrea, thank you for the kind words!! thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment! 🙂

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