I love fashion. Now, I’m not one of those people who’s obsessed with it – ok I’m obsessed with it. However, somehow I happen to be one of those extremely rare types who gushes over sleek, sexy cocktail dresses, dies for that perfectly embellished belt, and all the rest… but rarely if ever actually buys anything. I have my Dad to thank for that. That’s called genetic code, and my Dad invented the “save your money” chromosome (or whatever; I wasn’t a biology major). He isn’t cheap, not at all, but he DOES NOT BELIEVE IN DISCRETIONARY INCOME. Some of you may be thinking this is a good trait; that I’m lucky. You think I’m lucky to be a born saver? Tell that to my wardrobe. Tell that to my three pairs of shoes. Tell that to my “Winner” Brand black sneakers I got in 7th grade, because my Dad didn’t “understand why you need the Nike ones? These are just as good.” Yeah, you know who you can tell that to? Each and every member of my 7th grade French class. Because they all had a lot to say about those kicks and it didn’t have anything to do with how right my dad was.
As an aside, I learned something from my brand-less K-12 existence: when I have children, I will teach them to be good people, and I will not spoil the crap out of them. But I WILL give them name brand clothing if they ask for it. You may consider that a bad idea, but a little less suffering in those formative years never hurt anybody. *The more you know.*
I digress… back to fashion love. Sometimes… there comes along an accessory. An accessory that reduces all other accessories to cheap whores, and makes me click “buy” without hesitation. (Ok, without much hesitation.) This accessory would need to be the perfect combination of absolute cuteness, real necessity and bang for your buck. Enter: the belts and dresses within this post. OMG.
I am obsessed with that belt, and even more with the ones that follow. Any one of these is THE PERFECT ACCESSORY to add that extra bit of awesome to your little e-shoot sundress or wedding gown or what have you. I’m always thinking about what will result in the best possible photos, and belts knock ‘em out of the park, without fail, my friends. Anthro dresses have never done me wrong, either. Here we go with the rest of my picks:
These belts restore my love for frilly floweryness. (Not that it ever really left me, but I get fed up easily with frilly floweryness. Only so much one can take.)
ruffles and frays flower belt in smokey gray $13.99
ruffles and frays flower belt in rosey pink ~ $13.99
symmetrically pleased belt in pure ivory white ~ $19.99
And my toes are really chilly right now because these two dresses from Anthro are knocking my socks clean off my feet. I love them soooooo much.
Sure Lock Dress ~ $128
Camilla Dress ~ $138
Do you love, or do you love?
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By the way, yesterday was my Dad’s birthday. Which means my present to him is complaining about a specific childhood experience to the world, one that completely goes against the incredible father he is to me. Aren’t I just the greatest daughter?!
Dad: I love you, man. You are terrific… so terrific that it makes me tear up when I think about just how terrific. That’s pretty terrific. Happy birthday, Popsicle.