Tie it with a bow

I bought this belt at a thrift / vintage store in Portland, OR (I can’t remember which one) for $8 while I was on the West Coast. I bought it thinking I was buying a vintage red belt. Well, that was wrong. As it turns out it is brand new BCBG and it is in fact a dark orange color. Oh well, I think I actually prefer orange to red in this situation. Makes it a little special.

I’ve been wrestling with how to style the belt since I bought it since I most definitely do not want to look like I’m celebrating my sweet 16. Too girly = no bueno for me. So, pairing it with a men’s shirt and some unexpected accessories made me happy.

Gray skirt: American Apparel
Blue pinstripe shirt: Ross’s high school uniform shirt
Orange bow belt: thrifted BCBG
Green straw bag: thrifted
Sandals: L.L.Bean

I also feel the need to bring attention to my necklace. This is totally one of my favorite things, yet I don’t wear it all that often. It HAS A PUG ON IT. If you only know one thing about me know that I’m obsessed with these squatty little dogs.

Necklace: Erwin Pearl
Sun glasses: Betsy Johnson

I actually kind of feel like this is one of my most “me” outfits. Something about the colors, fit, combination of masculine and feminine, and of course, the pug, made me feel very at ease. Love that.

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Salt = sodium = bad. Sweet = calories = bad. Well, isn't that just a bleak outlook. I firmly believe that without salt and without sweet we all just live in a world of lettuce. Plain lettuce. Fun? No. This blog is about life. Namely, my life. But, not that specific. I myself am simply not that interesting. I live an ordinary life, work an ordinary job and do ordinary things. But... life is all about experiencing that feeling you get when you really, really like something. If you don't feel a little warm in your heart when you walk into a farmer's market or try on a piece of beautiful clothing that fits you perfectly (that just so happens to be a great deal!) then you should probably keep on a' movin' from my little plot of internet. Sweeter salt is my metaphor for the good things in life, sprinkled over everything in moderation. Banana? Kinda boring. Banana smoothie - yum! White tank top? Yawn. Statement necklace layered over said tank - now we're talking! I live in Portland, Maine. I love cooking, eating out, riding my bike and approachable fashion. This blog does not chronicle my every waking moment. This is because you will probably not be entertained by the 10th day in a row that I eat the exact same salad for lunch. It does chronicle a healthy, active, fun-filled, colorful lifestyle, in Portland and beyond. It also covers dogs. Cute ones mostly.
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4 Responses to Tie it with a bow

  1. Mads says:

    I love it all! I definitely need more pug accessories in my life.
    I’ve been thinking about buying these little guys forever: http://www.amazon.com/Westland-Giftware-Pug-nacious-Magnetic-Pepper/dp/B001EY9DUY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1314929348&sr=8-3

  2. Sues says:

    I love this look! The bow definitely adds a lot.

    I’ve been a little MIA lately, but have to tell you I LOVED your wedding photos! So beautiful! Glad you had such an amazing day :)

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