The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize.-Steel Magnolias

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I think I Have A New Belt Obsession

All of a sudden, I LOVE belts. I used to never wear belts. But I keep finding all these cute belts and I must have them. I still feel kinda fat wearing one, though. I don't know why, though. I carry all my weight right there in the middle-and now whenever you see a picture of me, you're going to be looking at my stomach!

Lise gave me a belt a couple of months ago. This one:

I wish I had a picture for everytime I've worn it. Actually, I wish I had a dollar for everytime I've worn it! I'm really wondering how I ever lived without it!

I wore this belt at DragonCon. I really like it. It's stretchy in the back, so I don't feel constricted in it. And it's going to be a nice addition to a Steampunk costume next year...if I ever get around to making one. (And I'm still not over the couple that told me I looked like Bea Arthur in this. Seriously?! BEA ARTHUR! In what universe is that a compliment?!!!)
This is my newest find. It's a Ralph Lauren belt that I found at Agora in downtown Athens. It still had the tags on it. $8! Score!! It's so prettiful! And it matches my ring!! This picture is VERY red. I tried to fix the color. Oh well. Hopefully the camera I broke at DragonCon will be mailed back to me SOON and I can use a real camera instead an iPhone to take pictures!!
So do any of you have a new obsession? Tell us all about it!!


  1. Love the belts! You look great Joy!

  2. I love the Ralph Lauren belt, it looks fabulous on you! I've never been one to wear a belt either, for the same reason you stated you didn't like them. But now you're making me reconsider.

    In the last couple of years I've gotten into shawls. I never know what the temperature will be in the office so I keep one there. I found one at a bluegrass festival for $5! I'm going to check my local thrift stores to see if I can find different colors....a girl has got to have options.

  3. I never wore shawls until I saw Lise wearing one to a jewelry party at Rachel's house. We didn't even know each other then! And after I saw her with one, I had to have one. I love mine. I call it my blanket!

  4. You look amazing in belts! And now that fall is coming on, you will see that I have more than just a small obsession with the scarves and shawls! And at that party? The lady who did it was Amanda McCullough (Shanes step-mother I am good friends with now). Small world.