I don’t know about you, but I LOVED yesterday’s Monday Style Prompt: belted cardi!

Two looks for two days because that's how I roll with an idea I like.
Two looks for two days because that’s how I roll with an idea I like.

Some of my thrifty work peeps and Instagram friends knocked it out of the park and it got me thinking that this is one of those no-fail looks!  No matter size nor belt nor cardi, putting them together polishes an outfit and takes it from meh to YEAH!

Core item #5 stripe skirt $3.50, core item #10 polka dot top $3.50, raspberry cardi extra $4.50, belt gifted but thrifted and shoes $3 plus accessories from my closet
Core item #5 stripe skirt $3.50, core item #10 polka dot top $3.50, raspberry cardi extra $4.50, belt gifted but thrifted and shoes $3 plus accessories from my closet
I usually button my cardis before belting as per J's Everyday Fashion's video tutorial, but thought I would try it open to show a little more skin, I mean pattern.
I usually button my cardis before belting as per J’s Everyday Fashion’s video tutorial, but thought I would try it open to show a little more skin, I mean pattern.
Gotta love the contrasting colours and pattern-mixing!  #mixnotmatch
Gotta love the contrasting colours and pattern-mixing! #mixnotmatch

Just in case you think this look is reserved for skirts and dresses, I tried it out today with pants and a healthy dose of matchy-matchy!

Core item #6 sage pants $5, core item #8 floral blouse $2, camel cardi extra $3.50 plus Miz Mooz shoes and braided leather belt.
Core item #6 sage pants $5, core item #8 floral blouse $2, camel cardi extra $3.50 plus Miz Mooz shoes and braided leather belt.
Accessories by She Does Create
Accessories by She Does Create… you know what’s coming… “What does the fox say?”
A belt adds shape and makes the leg-line look longer.  That's a-literation.
A belt adds shape and makes the leg-line look longer. That’s al-literation.
I have a secret.  I wore TWO belts - one to make sure I didn't lose my pants at school - a valid concerns - and the other for style.  Flatter Me Belts are perfect for this purpose and/or you could eat 100 cookies like I did tonight because my pants were a bit loose.
I have a secret. I wore TWO belts – one to make sure I didn’t lose my pants at school and the other for style. Flatter Me Belts are perfect for this purpose and/or you could eat 100 cookies like I did tonight because my pants were a bit loose.

If you didn’t try this Monday Style Prompt, it’s not too late to belt that cardi and watch it work for you!

Two days, two looks, two "wins"!!
Two days, two belted-cardi looks, two “wins”!!

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