December 21, 2010

The Curious Case of the Unbuckling Belt


12/20/10
{Dress: H&M, Cardigan: LOFT, Necklace: Forever 21, Boots: Macys}

12/20/10


Being the shopaholic that I am, I love shopping for those moments when something “special” is required. Be it a party, a trip, or any other fun occasion. Some people take photos for keepsakes, others {or just me} collect clothes. Is it strange that I can associate specific events with exactly what I wore? Or that I’m hesitant to re-wear these pieces for the next special event? I need something new! Something better, right? I’m starting to realize this train of thought is silly {ridiculous actually}. Why buy clothes to wear once and then proceed hang up as if they’re trophies?


I’m bound and determined to start re-wearing and styling these pieces, this dress is my first attempt. I wore this dress originally {and by originally, I mean the only time} on a trip in May and I suppose as the months passed, I forgot the belt on this dress was broken. Well, maybe not broken, but definitely defective. Defective in that it will suddenly unclasp at any given moment. I didn’t mind it so much when it unbuckled when I was driving to work, but boy did it start getting really annoying as the day went on.


Like when I was walking down the hall waving to a co-worker.
Or as I was walking out of Starbucks with 2 coffees in my hand.
Or best of all when I walked into my boss’s office to answer a question.


I mean how to do you re-buckle your belt without looking like a total spaz? If you have the answer, please let me know. In the mean time, I will remember to change the belt the next time I wear this dress.


And in case you were wondering, I walked straight out of my boss's office when it snapped open. Spaz. Total Spaz.

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24 comments:

  1. Ooooh...how annoying. Nope tips or tricks here. It does look cute.
    No Guilt Fashion!

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  2. I am the same way about 'trophy'outfits! I had never thought of it in that way, though!

    As for the belt I would toss it and get a new one, but that is the shop a holic in me ;)

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  3. AHHHH!!! I have a belt that does that too and it is so ANNOYING! There is no casual way to redo it! You look like your zipping your pants or something, it's awful.

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  4. I am the exact same way about "trophy" outfits. That's why I started renting my dresses - cheap and I get something new everytime. However it's probably be even cheaper if I just rewore what I already had...

    And those stories about your belt made me laugh...too funny!

    http://honestlykristen.blogspot.com

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  5. This dress is amazing on you! Stupid belt. Defective items are one of the few things I'm really good at getting rid of in my closet. Otherwise I have dresses that have been worn twice in five years, but because they're associated with that one event they just continue to linger...

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  6. OK LOL at your belt-opening fiascoes. Sorry to laugh at your awkward moments but it was just too hilarious to read. And I have no advice for you except to hug your own waist until you can gracefully exit to fix it!

    I really love the color of that cardigan with the grey dress, though! You look beautiful even if the belt was trouble :)

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  7. Haha, that is funny but I swear something like that has happened to me and it's only funny after the fact! I shop like you and I love LOFT as much as you do so buying something for each event we have to go to gets pretty expensive. Good luck because I still have not tamed my addiction....

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  8. i've definitely had this happen, only with a pants zipper.... X_X Love the outfit though.

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  9. Ohhhh man -- love the dress, but that sucks that it's defective. Anyway to fix it? Glue? Maybe some safety pins (so that even if it pops open... it's not popping off)?

    ... I wish I could relate to the trophy outfits, but my problem tends to be that I don't have very much in my closet. I really try to rework a lot of my clothes (but then... I still have fun dress-up parties that use my almost-trophy outfits).

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  10. Its still a gorgeous dress though, despite the defective belt!

    And that fushia is a fabulous color on you!

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  11. I was seriously so embarrassed all day! Like whoops, there goes my belt {again}. Excuse me.

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  12. It's okay to laugh. I was laughing at myself by the end of the day.

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  13. Lol, sorry about it but it was seriously funny to read!
    love the cardi on you, such a great burst colour!

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  14. Haha. Thanks for not being too proud to share that with us...too funny.
    I love that you have memories with your clothes, but I am happy that you are learning to wear your clothes in new ways - you can have multiple memories of every dress now!

    The Auspicious Life

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  15. I am absolutely the worst at buying dresses, wearing them once for a special occasion, and then never wearing them again. Several of them are Anthro dresses at that, way to expensive to be a one time thing. You have inspired me to start put them into regular rotation.

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  16. orchidsinbuttonholesDecember 22, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Oh that dress is gorgeous on you! I love it with the pink cardigan and wide belt. Such a shame that it's a tricky belt - that can be all sorts of awkward.

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  17. It is an expensive habit! I'm trying my best to keep under control.

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  18. Oh no, zipper problems are the worst! At least this dress is a faux wrap, so when the belt unbuckled thankfully the dressed stayed closed.

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  19. A different belt should do the trick. Thankfully it's detachable and I can just throw on any other belt in my closet. Of course I wish I knew that before I wore it. At least now I will never forget to change the belt.

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  20. Thanks Linda! You have to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes, right? And what's better to blog about than something funny/self deprecating?

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  21. Can't wait to see what you come up with Kara!

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  22. I looooooooove this outfit. The pink and gray is a great combo. Its too bad the belt is defective because it looks nice.

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  23. I, too, associate clothing with events. I can remember what I wore to every occasion that was special since I was 5 years old... you are not alone! Now I am trying the 30for30 Challenge to help with my overflowing closet. Anyone is welcome to join!

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