Now that I’ve paid close attention to fashion for over a decade, it always amazes me how styles are so cyclical! This is the case with embellished belts or any belts for that matter. When tops got shorter and the partial tuck became a thing, belts came back in a big way. They really didn’t leave because with lower rise pants we often needed a belt to keep our pants from slipping down. The Invisibelt, the Hipsi belt or other flat belts helped avoid the bulk with our longer tops.
I look at my own photos and can’t quite believe how rises of denim, wearing belts, tucking/not tucking have changed in ten years.
I’m trying to find photos of when I wore similar belts. Unfortunately most of my old photos are on another computer, but I came across this one one from 2008 in my Facebook profile. I had just joined Facebook at that point, and I was definitely tucking some things. Denim was much more of a mid-lower rise then. I laughed seeing this because it’s a really similar belt to the one I bought this fall from Cabi. But I was much thinner in this photo, so keeping it wouldn’t have been a good choice! Oh my, the kids are so young here!
I haven’t had a chance to do my typical Cabi post this season. Better later than never. You can still purchase these pieces from my consultant Tanya or anyone you may work with. The deadline is December 31. You even have a chance to win one of my Half Price Coupons over on my Facebook Group.
I used these two photos for an Instagram post. I’ve been doing a week of “Glam it Up at Home”. I’m taking casual outfits and adding accessories. I wanted to show more neutrals. While I’m drawn to color, so many women prefer neutrals. After examining and editing the photos, the first thing I notice is the delicate rose gold jewelry I chose doesn’t show up AT ALL. I’m going to re-do this photo for that post because it doesn’t really convey my theme of glamming it up with accessories! Yet I wanted to show the leggings for this blog post so I went with it. Photos tell us so much! It’s one of the reasons I say to always take a photo of yourself if you’re trying to figure out how to improve an outfit, or to evaluate before a significant event.
The photo also makes me realize that I while I like black or gray with camo, I personally want something different. Either more jewelry or dark red or even orange or gold with the camo print will be more pleasing to my style.
The boots: I’ve never had an over the knee boot! The ones I’ve looked at over the years have never been right. Too high of a heel, too edgy for my style, too trendy or maybe not right for someone who is almost 60. I’m not really sure. When I saw these I knew they were what I was looking for with leggings or a dress. I don’t like the look of some of my tall older boots with a dress because they seem too short. I’ll address that in a future post.
What is your favorite piece from Cabi this season?