Tuesday, April 5, 2011

OOTD and Belt Trick

Yesterday was such a beautiful day! The weather was nice and hot, in the 80s and breezy; it felt wonderful! Since it was so beautiful, I decided to break out the Lilly!

I wore my "new" Lilly skirt with a white tank top, my navy jackie cardigan, and a hot pink skinny belt from J.Crew. Since it was pretty windy outside, the cardigan was the perfect choice.

Now for today's post I actually wanted to share a little trick when I wear skinny belts around my waist. For some reason, J.Crew doesn't include that additional band to slip the leftover belt from the buckle through with their belts(does that statement make sense? lol). So I would always have the leftover part of the belt hanging down.

There are two options:

I actually don't like to fold my belt like number two, instead I use these:

I use these really cheap clear hair elastics to keep the extra portion of my belt attached to my waist! The best part is that since the elastics are clear, unless you're looking for it, no one ever notices!

All you do is
  1. Slip an elastic through your belt before you put it on
  2. Pull your belt through the metal clasp like you normally would
  3. Pull the remainder of the belt through the elastic
  4. Done!
Do you have any special tricks that you use?

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Sundresses and Smiles said...

what a great idea! i don't like folding the belts either! i've used regular hair ties before and even a little square of mounting tape, but never even thought to use the clear!

i also applaud you for achieving the belt over the cardigan look, whenever i try to do that, i can't seem to pull it off!

little miss southern love. said...

that's such a great idea! I've never thought of that. woohoo! I can't wait to try it out now.


Sweet, Sassy, Southern and Classy said...

Oooh good idea! Thanks for sharing! Love your outfit by the way :)

Hannah said...

I love this outfit!! I have to wear a uniform so no Lilly during the week =[ . Also, I love what you did with the belt. My mom taught that to me; it's so useful!

Cigar Heiress said...

Really Great Tip! Thanks!

cAc said...

Love this idea! Cute skirt!!! I'm dying to wear my Lilly!

L said...

SO CUTE!! :)

Summer Wind said...

I use the same hair things to hold my belt too! Great Minds think alike--and dress alike because I have the same skirt except mine has a little bit of lace detailing at the bottom!

LC said...

I do the exact same thing with my belts! I think it looks so much better than folding them too. I love the outfit, so cute!

Natty said...

You look great, what a cute outfit!

Preppy Twin said...

I have totally used these clear hair bands to hold down my belt as well :] Great minds think alike! :] Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

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